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  • Posted: Aug 6, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 18, 2022
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  • United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Reviser, French

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate good translation and revision skills; high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text with a good grasp of the subject matter; knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by an international organization, i.e., political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical; ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to text at hand; ability to work under pressure and maintain adequate speed and volume of output; ability to show a high level of versatility, judgement and discretion; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

    JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

    Education

    • A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status is required.
    • Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/ Proof-readers/ Production Editors in the relevant language or any United Nations language competitive examination in the French language held before 2017.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in translation, précis-writing, editing, self- revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading or production editing is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on careers.un.org to apply

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