Lawyer-Linguist with Finnish as main language, Frankfurt
Organization: European Central Bank (ECB)
City: Frankfurt, Germany
Office: ECB Frankfurt
Closing date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Type of contract Fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs
Contract end date 14.02.2022
Who can apply? EU nationals
Salary F/G (1) (minimum monthly net salary Â4,757 and benefits, see further information section)
Role specialisation Law and Linguistics
Working time Full time
Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date 12.01.2021
You will be part of the Legislation Division in the Directorate General Legal Services. Our Division has approximately 40 staff members and is responsible for preparing the ECB’s legal acts in the official EU languages, for drafting legal documents and ensuring their legal, linguistic and terminological consistency, and for publishing and disseminating the ECB’s legal framework and other legal publications.
In your role as Lawyer-Linguist with Finnish as your main language, you will be primarily responsible for translating ECB legal acts and other legal texts from English into Finnish and for revising translations of such texts provided by external suppliers. The legal acts and texts relate to both central banking and banking supervision. You will work closely with other lawyer-linguists and legal counsels in the Directorate General Legal Services, as well as staff in a variety of other ECB business areas.
The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.
As a Lawyer-Linguist with Finnish as main language you will:
translate draft ECB legal acts and other legal texts from English into Finnish;
revise Finnish translations of ECB legal acts and other legal texts;
translate legal texts from Finnish into English for internal working purposes, and revise Finnish to English translations of national laws, documents related to court proceedings and other legal texts;
contribute to drafting ECB legal acts;
liaise with counterparts within the ECB, Suomen Pankki and other relevant EU and national institutions;
Tags banking business continuity knowledge management legal services litigation translation
engage in Legislation Division projects related to the development and modernisation of the ECB lawyer-linguist function, e.g. knowledge management, technology, etc.
The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to the quality of ECB legal acts. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.
Qualifications, experience and skills
a mastery-level command (i.e. native-speaker standard) of Finnish;
an advanced (C1) command of English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
a master’s degree in law or equivalent obtained at a university in Finland (click here for details on degree equivalences);
in addition to the above at least two years of proven professional experience in translating legal, financial or economic texts from English into Finnish.
proven professional experience in drafting and/or translating legal acts or litigation-related documentation or working as a lawyer-linguist, preferably with another EU institution;
a good knowledge of EU, financial and supervisory law;
an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.
You are aware of your strengths and areas for development and know what motivates you to perform at your highest level.
You are motivated to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.
To enable the Section to maintain its business continuity capability, you will occasionally be expected to perform work during non-standard working hours and work at the ECB’s standby sites.
Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.
Application and selection process
For further information on how to join us, read more.
The recruitment process for this position will include a written exercise, a presentation and interviews.