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UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA
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Posted: 04 Oct 2016 08:53
Deadline: 12 Oct 2016
Category: Administrative
Location: Africa , Somalia
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 1 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Mandate Acting on the recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council decided on 2 May 2013 to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June for an initial period of 12 months, providing the United Nations “good offices” functions — and a range of strategic policy advice — in support of the Federal Government’s peace and reconciliation process. Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM — which it intended to renew as appropriate — would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor support.
Email: unsom-spokesperson@un.org
Phone: +254 41 350 6606
Contact name: Cassandra Nelson
File: Download
Requirements
Education: A first level degree from a Univeristy or institution of equivalent status.
Experience: A minimum of one year of progressively responsible relevant experience in language interpretation.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this positions, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written)
is required. Knowledge of other UN language is an advantage.
Assessment: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include an assessment exercise
Method which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
Others: Proficiency in an Office Suite, internet and social media platforms.
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
Assists in research and facilitating communication between two parties that do not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language
to another
Attends meetings and assists Translators to mediate discussions
Assists in relaying concepts and ideas between languages
Assists senior officials in converting written materials from one language into another, such as documents, books, publications, web pages, etc.
Creates a new text in the target language that reproduces the content and style of the original
Edits and proofreads text to accurately reflect the language
Uses dictionaries and glossaries for reference
Assists with the application of computer assisted translation
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