Translator (DG-TMC-FS-2019-78-LD) in Geneva, Switzerland

Translator/ Minute-Writer

As a translator/ minute-writer in the French section of the Translation and Minutes group, you will:

  • Translate a wide range of administrative, legal, technical and scientific documents from English into French;
  • Write minutes and summary records in French of the meetings of certain CERN committees, in particular the Standing Concertation Committee, in which representatives of Management and staff review the conditions of employment;
  • Contribute to standardising the French used across the Organization;
  • Participate in the development of CERN's computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools;
  • Edit and proof-read texts drafted in French by members of others groups and departments.

Qualifications

Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of translation into French or a related field.

Experience:

  • Some initial professional experience as a translator in a staff position or a freelance capacity would be an asset;
  • Some experience of précis or minute-writing would be an asset, although on-the-job training in these skills will in any case be a key component of the post.

Technical competencies:

  • Translation;
  • Use of Computer-Assisted Translation tools.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Demonstrating accountability: working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises; maintaining confidentiality.
  • Managing self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Achieving results: having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind; delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations.
  • Working in teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities; building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; seeking to help other team members when own work is done; supporting others.

Language skills:

  • A perfect mastery of French as the target language, including excellent drafting skills and an in-depth knowledge of English as the main source language are essential for this position.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than <phone number removed> .

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

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