INTERNSHIP (ONE EACH IN ARABIC FRENCH RUSSIAN AND SPANISH) (INTERNSHIP/2021/LCC GS 3)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2021/LCC GS 3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 18 June 2021 Recruitment Completed
POST

Internship (one each in Arabic French Russian and Spanish)
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
3 months with possibility of extension
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Linguistic, Conference and Common Services
Governance Services Department
WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Linguistic Services and Publishing at World Meteorological Organization, and direct supervision of the Production Editor, as well as in close coordination with Linguistic Support Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Improve WMO CATT tool results by preparing documents and publications for automatic alignment (English and his/her principal language) and verifying the alignment results manually, as necessary, to ensure the highest quality of alignment;
2. Proofread WMO documentation, correspondence, reports, publications, etc. from English into his/her principal language, following the established templates, guidelines and procedures;
3. Verify texts received for accuracy, completeness and conformity with existing guidelines and procedures;
4. Bring to the attention of the author or editor concerned any substantive error or discrepancy requiring his or her intervention;
5. Participate, as a member of a team, in the production of miscellaneous documentation and publications, by preparing layout of the final product, using desktop publishing software, in the relevant language, for reproduction in electronic dissemination;
6. Perform other functions developed under related workflow reviews and new Teams workflow process, including draft translation, as needed;
7. Identify new terminology material and submit it for the consideration of the corresponding linguists;
8. Carry out other work of a similar nature as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Applicants are not required to have a university degree to participate in this internship, however preference would be given to candidates with educational background in linguistics (translation/interpreting).

Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme, however advanced word-processing skills (MS Word) are required. Experience with alignment of documents for CATT tools is desirable. Some experience in translation/proofreading would be an advantage. Sense of responsibility, initiative, attention to detail, ability to work in a team. Good knowledge of the latest online video-conferencing platforms, MS Office and other audio and video software applications. Good written and oral communication. Knowledge of desktop publishing software, CATT tools and machine translation tools would be an asset.

Other requirements
Sense of responsibility, detail-oriented, initiative, ability to work in a team. Some knowledge of the activities of WMO or other United Nations agencies.

Languages
Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish at mother tongue level (principal language). Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other WMO official language(s) would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.
Additional Information:
The internship will be remunerated in accordance with current WMO human resources rules.
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 21 May 2021

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