Recrutement de 01 Interpreter/Translator

Localité : Angola / Luanda
Domaine : Linguistique et interprète
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : FAO

Recrutement de 01 Interpreter/Translator

Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 3 ans
Expire le: 25-04-2023

Luanda, Angola
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description - Interpreter/Translator (2301041)

Job Description



Job Posting: 11/Apr/2023
Closure Date: 25/Apr/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRANG
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Angola-Luanda
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension (first 03 months of probationary period)
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

FAO’s vision for sustainable food and agriculture is that of a world in which food is nutritious and accessible for everyone and natural resources are managed in a way that maintain ecosystem functions to support current as well as future human needs. Where farmers, pastoralists, fisher-folks, foresters and other rural dwellers have the opportunity to actively participate in, and benefit from, economic development, have decent employment condition and work in a fair price environment. FAO also considers that:

i) hunger and poverty can be eliminated by 2030 through a combination of social protection measures, targeted pro-poor investments in productive activies as well as targeted nutrition initiatives (Regional Initiative 1)

ii) It takes a food systems approach with two integrated components, namely sustainable production intensification and inclusive value chain development with special consideration to gender, youth, governance and climate change perspectives, as further outlined (Regional Initiative 2); and

iii)Increasing the resilience of people and their livelihoods to these threats and crises as a key cornerstone to achieving food and nutrition security (Regional Initiative 3)

The Interpreter/Translator will be hired by FAO Angola Representation, under an NPP contract and should work closely with the Communications Officer and with the Office Assistant on providing substantive technical expertise.

Reporting Lines
The Interpreter/Translator reports to FAO Representative in Angola (FAOR).

Technical Focus
Capacity development for timely interpretation, translation and revision of reports, publications and other documents from and to English, French and Portuguese.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will lead the following general tasks:
• Provide simultaneous, consecutive and whispered interpretation from and to English and French at FAO Angola meetings;
• Conduct lexicological research, and contribute to the compilation of specialized glossaries;
• Translate meeting documents, technical papers and studies, periodical publications and official correspondence;
• Translate technical documents and background papers and studies, reports, publications, official correspondence and complex texts used for decision-making, in such a way that the translated text is, in meaning and style and effectiveness, equivalent to the original version.
• Perform lexicological research work relating to FAO terminology, and in particular assists in the compilation of specialized multilingual glossaries for use at FAO Angola programme in consultation with the PMU experts and in collaboration with the Terminology and Reference Group.
• Ensure high quality and accuracy of the entire translated document before submitting / dissemination to the user.
• Consult with substantive units regarding possible inconsistencies or errors in the original text.
• Ensure that the translation is written with style, correct grammar and spelling, and completes the work within the agreed timeline and submits the final translation in soft copy.
• Collect and verify terminology and references and contributes to the linguistic research of the programme, to the building and enhancement of terminology databases and to the selection of useful reference documents;
• Undertake any other related duties as assigned or defined by FAO Representative.


Minimum Requirements
• University degree in Linguistic Studies, Translation, Interpretation or any related field
• Working knowledge of English or French
• National of Angola
• At least 03 years of relevant experience at national or international level

FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria
• Experience in project proposal preparation and submission to international organizations
• Ability to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
• Strong IT skills and writing/redaction and edition of documents
• Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationship and team spirit both inside the Organization and with external partners such as government officers, UN partners, donors or NGOs;
• Advanced knowledge in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
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Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
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• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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