Language Assistant, Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Ukraine

Field location: Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Office: OSCE in Kramatorsk

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Vacancy number: VNSMUG01170

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: General Staff / Monitoring Functions

Grade: G5

Number of posts: 5

Duty station: Kramatorsk

Date of issue: 10 March 2021

Deadline for application: 31 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of Language Assistant with its Field Office in Kramatorsk. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.

Initial duration of appointment is for 12 months, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link //www.osce.org/employment/">

http: //www.osce.org/employment/

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Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see //www.osce.org/uk/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine">

https: //www.osce.org/uk/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine

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Tasks and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Patrol Group Leader and provide a full range of translation/interpretation services to the Monitoring Team both in office and during patrol. The incumbent in agreement with the supervisor will also provide a full range of translation/interpretation for other OSCE colleagues visiting the Monitoring Team area of responsibility (AoR). The Language Assistant performs the following functions:

Consecutive interpretation from Ukrainian/Russian into English language and vice versa during the meetings with local interlocutors (armed formations, local representatives, local NGOs, local population, media) and other patrolling tasks; Translation of written texts and documents from Ukrainian/Russian into English language and vice versa; Keeping minutes of the discussions and reporting summaries from meetings and conferences; Maintaining and updating contact lists of external interlocutors; As directed, arranging meetings with local interlocutors via verbal, electronic, and written correspondence; As directed, summarizing and translating open source local media; Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
Completed secondary education supplemented by specific studies in languages with specialization in translation and interpretation techniques;
Minimum 4 years of experience in written translation and oral interpretation with national or International Organizations;
Professional fluency in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages, excellent written and oral communication skills in the mentioned languages;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications;
Customer service oriented; ability to work in a confidential environment and maintain a high level of discretion;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited timeframes.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1029.33 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

For more details please visit the OSCE website employment section at //www.osce.org/employment/">

http: //www.osce.org/employment/

. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Link to the organization’s job offer:

https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1615402319634