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ET Consultant - Russian<>Tajik<>English Translator and Interpreter

Job #: req13710
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Interpretation/Translation/Conferences services
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dushanbe,Tajikistan
Required Language(s): English, Russian and Tajik
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/4/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Description

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit  www.worldbank.org.

The Global Corporate Solutions Translation and Interpretation Unit (GCSTI) of the World Bank provides a wide range of language services to its internal clients. Its highly trained in-house language professionals are located at headquarters in Washington DC and in regional country offices around the world. The Extended Term Consultant (ETC) Russian<>Tajik<>English Translator and Interpreter is based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He/she reports to the Russian Team Leader in Moscow, Russian Federation, and works closely with Project Coordinators in Moscow, Almaty and HQ.

Candidates will be required to pass a written translation test and a simultaneous interpretation test in a virtual platform (KUDO or Zoom).

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Produce self-revised translations of a wide range of World Bank documents, ensuring their accuracy, completeness, consistency, stylistic acceptability, and on-schedule delivery. Translations may be of a sensitive or confidential nature and are frequently on short notice.
  • Research each source document thoroughly, fully using translation aid tools and systems available in order to ensure that the appropriate specialized terminology is employed. 
  • Revise translations produced by freelance translators. 
  • Check the content and the format of documents translated following computer-assisted processing if applicable. 
  • Support terminology development work. 
  • Communicate with other translators working on the same document or subject, ensuring consistency of style and terminology in the final products. 
  • Communicate with clients on documents translated and delivered. 
  • Interpret in consecutive and simultaneous mode during events and meetings.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Master’s degree with five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: Degree in Translation/Interpretation or Post-graduate Degree in Translation, Interpretation, Economics, Finance, Law or Social Sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Russian and Tajik as primary languages (i.e., native-level ability) or mother tongues. 
  • Near native proficiency of English. 
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. 
  • Proficiency in the use of web-based terminology and reference tools. 
  • Proficiency in the use of CAT Tools, ideally SDL Trados and Group share, as well as use and maintenance of translation memories. 
  • Proven experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
  • Experience using virtual interpretation platforms, such as Kudo or Zoom.
  • Ability to work under very tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Specialized knowledge in fields such as public finance, accounting, law, or the social sciences are an asset.

Competencies

World Bank Group Core Competencies

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.