ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018 - Candidates must pass the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Competitive Examination for Conference Interpreters (eliminatory), which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

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ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018


The ideal candidate should be able to assist the Head of Language Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and examining of prospective interpreters and Participate in establishment of terminology database, glossaries, etc. for the organisation.

The ECOWAS:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. The organization operates officially in three co-equal languages which are  French, English, and Portuguese.

The organisation is currently recruiting Conference Interpreter (English A/French B or C) for Abuja, Nigeria office.

Recruitment Details

Job: Conference Interpreter (English A/French B or C)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: General Administration and Conference
Directorate: Conference and Protocol
Grade: P5
Supervisor: Director, Conferences and Protocol
Duration: Permanent

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the Authority of the Commissioner for General Administration and Conference and the supervision of the Director Conference and Protocol, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Services all meetings as assigned by Language Coordinator and Management; Provides interpretation in relevant language combination, (simultaneous, consecutive, whispering, liaison) of speeches or statements;
  • Routinely assigned to sensitive meetings;
  • May be required to function as language team leader when assigned to a given meeting;
  • Assists the Head of Language Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and examining of prospective interpreters;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, glossaries, etc.
  • May perform other related duties as required.

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Skills/Competencies 

Technical Expertise and Professionalism:
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration;
  • Split-second accuracy;
  • Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects;
  • Understands how to prepare meetings and work with meeting documents.
  • Understands how to 'weigh' interpretation teams;
  • Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, confidentiality 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 and ability to travel at short notice.

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018

Teamwork:

This should manifest in the way and manner he/she:
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Demonstrates booth manners and upholds team coherence;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
  • Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally;
  • Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates;
  • Shows willingness to learn from others.
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

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Qualifications/Experience/Skills

Education:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Conference Interpretation

Work Experience:

At least 4 years of professional interpreting experience;
Experience with international organizations would be an advantage.

Age:
Candidates must not be over fifty (50) years of age at the point of recruitment.

Languages:

English A/French B or C

Remuneration 

UA 33,607 - UA 37,998


Application Closing Date

17th March, 2018.

ECOWAS is Recruiting Conference Interpreter March 2018


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: interpreter@ecowas.int

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