UN announces competitive exam for French interpreters

Test to be held 8-9 June 2016 at various locations. Application period closes on 7 April.

A competitive examination for French Interpreters is tentatively scheduled to take place on 8 and 9 June 2016 in New York, Geneva and other locations according to the number and location of qualified applicants invited to take the examination.

Posting period

  • 08 March 2016 – 07 April 2016

Languages

  • A perfect command of French, which is normally expected to be a candidate's main language.
  • Excellent knowledge in one of the following combinations: English and Spanish; English and Russian; or English, Spanish and Russian

Education

Hold a first-level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) from a recognized school of Interpretation in which at least one full academic year is devoted to interpretation. Alternatively, applicants must hold a first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status at which French is the language of instruction, and have 200 days of work experience as conference interpreters and/or work experience in the fields of translation, editing, or verbatim reporting.

Work Experience

Work experience as conference interpreters and/or work experience in the fields of translation, editing, verbatim reporting or other related fields will be an asset.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Service up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.
  • Provide interpretation into French of speeches given in English and Spanish and/or Russian.
  • May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings.
  • May function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.
  • May perform other related duties, as required.

For detailed information on requirements, expected areas of competence and assessment, plus instructions on how to apply, click here.


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