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2018 LCE French Interpreters

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

These positions are located in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) at Headquarters, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi as well as the Regional Commissions where applicable. These positions are under the general supervision of the Chief of Interpretation or Language Section / Service as appropriate


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

• Services up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.
• French interpreters provide interpretation into French of speeches given in English and 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.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required skills: Verbal communication; Simultaneous interpreting; Conference interpreting; Communication; Languages; Team leadership
Required languages: French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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