Translation Assistant
Vienna, Austria
vor 4 Tg.

Organizational Setting

One of the main functions assigned to the IAEA by its Statute is to foster the exchange of scientific and technical information and the dissemination of knowledge in the nuclear field among Member States.

To facilitate the effective exchange and dissemination of information relevant to the IAEA's work and mandate, the Division of Conference and Document Services coordinates and supports the implementation of these activities for its users and clients, both internal and external, by organizing meetings and conferences, issuing documents in the six official IAEA languages, i.

e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and editing, printing and distributing publications.

The Spanish Translation Section is one of six Translation Sections in the Division providing translations of a broad range of documents and publications into the official languages.

It is responsible for translating documents into Spanish. High quality translations are required and often short deadlines have to be met.

Main Purpose

As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Translation Assistant processes, formats, incorporates changes and proofreads documents translated into Spanish.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Process, proofread and finalize texts in Spanish in accordance with established quality control guidelines, ensuring accuracy and consistency of texts by checking spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax and completeness against the original English texts.
  • Check and format texts containing tables, charts, figures, diagrams, references to ensure accurate presentation.
  • Pre-translate texts using computer-assisted translation software (CAT).
  • Create, where appropriate, the final version of texts as PDF files for dispatching, archiving and uploading on the IAEA's website.
  • Align translated texts and update the CAT memory with reliable texts.
  • Competencies and Expertise

    Core Competencies

    Name Definition Planning and OrganizingPlans and organizes his / her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities.

    Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans. CommunicationCommunicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner.

    Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions. Achieving ResultsTakes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department / Division’s programme.

    Evaluates his / her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned. TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

    Functional Competencies

    Name Definition Analytical thinkingGathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.

    Client orientationEstablishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

    Knowledge sharing and learningActively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.

    Required Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description Administrative SupportMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Proficiency in MS Office 2010, which is the IAEA standard.

    LanguageSpanishPerfect command of Spanish as mother tongue or principal language of education.

    Asset Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description Language and Conference ServicesSpanish EditingExperience in processing and proofreading Spanish texts with a high standard of speed and accuracy.

    Language and Conference ServicesTranslation Support ToolsGood knowledge of specialized translation software. Language and Conference ServicesWriting and Translation SupportGood knowledge of the steps involved in the translation process.

    Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • Minimum of four years of relevant working experience.
  • Perfect command of Spanish as mother tongue or principal language of education.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English and Spanish. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Remuneration

    The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 39360 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks' annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance.

    Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA.

    Testing may be part of the recruitment process.

    Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority.

    The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values) : Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.

    Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

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