Senior Translator/Interpreter Assistant, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Office: OSCE Bishkek

Closing date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek

Vacancy number: VNKYRG01071

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Grade: G6

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Bishkek

Date of issue: 28 April 2021

Deadline for application: 18 May 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


Under the supervision of the National Executive Officer, the Senior Translator/Interpreter Assistant is responsible for providing translation and interpretation support for the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB). The Senior Translator/Interpreter Assistant provides written translations of official correspondence from and into English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages, reviews and ensures the accurate translation of technical material and reports produced throughout POiB, accompanies the POiB Senior Management and high-level visitors to facilitate dialogue by providing both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation at meetings and events; conducts trainings on the use of official terminology in the formal correspondence for POiB staff.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Provides high level consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services at meetings, seminars, negotiations and other POiB events including one to one and group situations; assists the Office of the Head of Mission to organize conferences, seminars, training courses and meetings with a variety of national and international participants; interprets messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, maintaining message content, context and style as much as possible; Translation of a wide variety of written materials from English to Russian and Russian to English, as well as from/to Kyrgyz, including newsletters, bulletins, forms, letters, legal documents, memoranda, notices and teaching materials; Participation at meetings, conferences and social gatherings and interpretation and translation of technical terminology; provision of explanations to facilitate communications, promote understanding and develop rapport with Russian/Kyrgyz/English speaking counterparts; Edit and proof-read texts produced within the POiB before they are submitted further to the OSCE Secretariat, governmental counterparts, international partners, or otherwise widely shared; Provide advice and training to the staff of the Office on the use of proper OSCE and official terminology; Perform other related duties.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see: //">https: //

Necessary Qualifications

Completed secondary education supplemented by formal studies or training in languages, translation and interpretation, and relevant specialized studies;
Ability to deliver high quality oral consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services;
Extensive experience in written translation services;
Minimum six years of relevant work experience in translation and/or interpretation;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz language;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications.

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 1023.16 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //">https: //

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. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals who is a national or permanent resident of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.

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