Under the broad supervision of the Chief, Russian Interpretation Booth, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties :
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.
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.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING :
contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
A first level degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status is required.
Job - Specific Qualification
A Master's degree is desirable.
Having passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Russian Interpreters is required.
At least five (5) years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations is required.
Experience providing accurate interpretation in a broad range of United Nations subjects is desirable.
English and French are the working languages in the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, a perfect command of Russian, normally expected to be the incumbent's main language, is required.
Candidates for this position must also possess an excellent command of English and an excellent command of either French or Spanish.
Excellent command is defined as at least two "Confident" ratings out of the four language fields.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Relevant language experience within the UN System may be taken into consideration in meeting the requirements of this post.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.