•Minimum: Master’s degree with five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Preferred: Degree in translation or post-graduate degree in translation, economics, finance, law or social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•French as primary language (i.e., native-level ability) or mother tongue.
•Excellent comprehension of English; comprehension of Portuguese and Spanish as a source language would be desirable.
•Proficiency in the use of relevant standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
•Proficiency in the use of web-based terminology and reference tools.
•Proficiency in the use of CAT Tools, especially SDL Trados and Groupshare, as well as use and maintenance of translation memories.
•Ability to work under very tight deadlines.
•Ability to work in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
•Specialized knowledge in fields such as public finance, accounting, law, or the social sciences would be desirable.
•Qualification as an interpreter would be considered as an asset.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take a written translation test.
•Deliver Results for Clients: Adds value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results; sets challenging stretch goals for oneself. Immerses oneself in client experiences and perspective by asking probing questions to understand unmet needs. Demonstrates accountability for achieving results that have an impact. Identifies and proposes solutions to mitigate and manage risks.
•Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries: Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues in multidisciplinary teams, brings differing ideas into the forefront, and initiates collaboration across boundaries.
•Lead and Innovate: Contributes to new insights to understand situations and develops solutions to resolve complex problems. Adapts as circumstances require and manages impact on own behaviors on others in context of WBG’s values and missions. Identifies and pursues innovative approaches to resolve issues.
•Create, Apply and Share Knowledge: Leverage departments and WBG body of knowledge by applying lessons learned and expertise. Actively invests in knowledge and seeks feedback. Builds personal and professional networks within and beyond the work group.
•Make Smart Decisions: Seeks diversity of information and inputs, researches possible solutions, and generates recommended options. Identifies and understands risks and proposes recommendations. Based on risk analysis, makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility, considering the interests and concerns of stakeholders.
•Client Orientation: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
•Flexibility: Able to adapt strategy, and objectives; making corresponding structural or organizational changes as needed, to move the work forward and meet the needs of the situation.
•Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making: Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.
•Sensitivity: Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic workplace.
•Pressure: Ability to handle demands related to the delivery of multiple tasks within demanding and occasionally conflicting time constraints.
•Professional Maturity: Understands others and the reasons for their behavior. Takes the time to clarify others' points of view so that progress can be made, particularly in situations of stress or conflict. Is never condescending or arrogant.