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French Translation Assistant
Job Title: French Translation Assistant
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: To provide administrative and technical support to the team, and contribute to the translation process.
Job Description: Under the general supervision of the Manager, French Translation Division, the Translation Assistant shall provide administrative and technical support to the team, and contribute to the translation process to ensure the smooth functioning of the Division and its effectiveness in meeting its mandate. Duties and responsibilities The French Translation Assistant will: Provide administrative and general support services to the French Translation Division Team; Maintain all files and archives pertaining to the Division; Follow up the implementation of the Division’s work program; Help coordinate and organize internal and external events of the Division; Assist the division in maintaining close contacts with Departments, Regional Hubs and Country Offices; Provide information to requesters and external translators on Bank rules, policies and procedures relating to translation; Guide clients, and respond to their requests as needed; Assess amended versions of documents to determine the work load involved and report to Management; Proofread documents as required by Management; Translate short messages, as well as annexes, graphs and tables included in documents as required by Management; Maintain contacts with external translators and provide them with regular feedback on their services and performances; Help organize, monitor and follow up translation projects involving.
Requirements: Hold at least a Bachelor degree in translation or a closely related discipline. At least three (5) years of practical experience, three (3) of which should have been spent working in or with an international organization (preferably in multilateral development banks). Good knowledge of specialized translation software or ability to learn about such software quickly and apply new technologies. Having private sector experience will be an added advantage. Capacity to overcome work pressure and meet tight deadlines. Client focused and strong interpersonal skills, Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English and French. Excellent writing skills and a sound mastery of various language standards. Ability to use all the Microsoft standard software used in the Bank and Practical knowledge of Computer assisted translation (CAT) tools.
How to apply: Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. www.afdb.org
Closing Date: 07/07/2017
Additional information: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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