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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2023/LSP GS 3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 20 April 2023 Recruitment Completed
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
3 months with possibility of extension for up to 12 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Linguistic Services and Publishing (LSP) Section, Linguistic, Conference and Common Services (LCC)
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 Head of Linguistic Production, as well as in close coordination with Linguistic Support Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Produce draft translations of session documents, correspondence or other materials from English into the respective principal target language, as required;
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. 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;
5. Bring to the attention of the author or editor concerned any substantive error or discrepancy requiring his or her intervention;
6. 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;
7. Perform other functions developed under related workflow reviews and new Teams workflow process, including draft translation, as needed;
8. Identify new terminology material and submit it for the consideration of the corresponding linguists;
9. Carry out other work of a similar nature as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Higher education degree obtained or in progress in linguistics, translation, interpretation or a field closely allied to linguistic work.

Experience
No past work experience is required. 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 computer-assisted translation 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. Experience with InDesign, Typefi or any other publishing tool would be an advantage.

Languages
Arabic or French or Spanish or Russian 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.)
Additional Information:
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: 23 March 2023

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