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United Nations hiring Reviser / Self-revising Translator (Russian)

Austria, 11 August 2016


This position is located in the Russian Translation and Text Processing Section (RTTS) of the Conference Management Service (CMS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

The incumbent will be working under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Section.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Revise translations covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations and other organizations using the common service;

  • Translate, mostly without revision, texts on such subjects, in particular those of a sensitive nature or requiring vast experience and recognized proficiency;

  • Maintain established UN workload standard and recognized quality norms;

  • Develop new terminology for use where none exists in the target language;

  • Carry out linguistic research and, as appropriate, prepare terminological bulletins and glossaries, technical vocabularies and related reference tools;

  • Counsel and assist translators and brief them on the procedures and practices of the Section, terminology and a broad range of subjects, as required;

  • Serve as team leader on conference shifts, including early-morning, late or night shifts; participate in drafting and other conference-related groups, as assigned;

  • When appropriate, assist the Chief in quality control activities and/or serve as officer-in-charge of the Section in the absence of the Chief and of other officers-in-charge.


Submission Deadline: 1 October 2016

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