DGACM - Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located at Headquarters in the French Verbatim Section, Verbatim Reporting Service, in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) and the incumbent is under the general supervision of the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, and directly under the Chief of the French Verbatim Reporting Section.
Responsibilities Within the delegated authority, the Reviser-Verbatim Reporter will be responsible for the following duties:
– Revises in extenso verbatim records of meetings.
– Ensures consistency and checks for uniformity and continuity of records.
– Ensures conformity of the revised record with the original and/or other language versions and with the United Nations established practice.
– Reviews the final compiled revised record for quality control as required.
– Consults relevant reference sources and carries out additional research as required.
– Provides Verbatim Reporters with advice and guidance.
– Performs the duties of a Verbatim Reporter, as required.
– Reports to Chief of Section on the quality of the work of verbatim reporters.
– May serve as officer-in-charge of the Section as required.
– Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate good writing 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. Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration and good judgment and discretion. Ability to work under continuous stress in dealing with a broad range of subjects. Ability to exercise flexibility and adaptability; firm grasp of research techniques. Knowledge of a broad range of subjects, such as political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical. Ability to adapt to new text processing applications and CAT tools. 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 that 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 AND 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.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;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.
Education A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status is required. Candidates for this position must have passed the relevant combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors in French or relevant United Nations language competitive examinations in French held before 2017.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of experience in translation, precis-writing, editing, verbatim reporting or copy preparing, proofreading, production editing, is required.
Experience in verbatim reporting is desirable.
Languages Fluency in French, which must be the candidate’s main language, and knowledge of English and one other official United Nations language, is required.
NOTE: “Perfect command equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “excellent knowledge” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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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.
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