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  • French-speaking translator / reviser (full-time)
    ...responsible for general translation work from English to French, the two official languages of the HCCH, and for the overall linguistic quality of French documents.
    Deadline for applications: 13 February 2015
    Anticipated starting date: mid-March 2015
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The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a

FRENCH-SPEAKING TRANSLATOR / REVISER (full-time)

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

-          A university degree in translation;

-          Excellent language skills in French, which will be the candidate's native language, as well as strong English skills;

-          Ability to provide, within the deadlines set and essentially without revision, stylistically, grammatically and syntactically good translations that faithfully reflect the meaning or intention of the original;

-          Experience with Microsoft Office;

-          Sensitivity to different cultures;

-          Ability to work under pressure;

-          Experience in translating legal documents / Knowledge of law an asset.

While being a team player, as the sole French-speaking translator (linguist), the candidate should be able to work highly independently and respond well to time-critical requests.

The successful applicant will be responsible for general translation work from English to French, the two official languages of the HCCH, and for the overall linguistic quality of French documents. He or she will report to the Head of Administration.

Duties will include translating texts from English to French, revising and editing documents and publications prepared in French by members of the Permanent Bureau as well as external translators, assessing the need and performance of translation software currently available at the Permanent Bureau (Multitrans), and other related tasks as needed.

Type of appointment and duration: two-year contract, possibility for renewal

Grade (Co-ordinated Organisations scale): +/- B4 subject to relevant experience

Deadline for applications: 13 February 2015

Anticipated starting date: mid-March 2015

Applications: written applications should be sent by e-mail, with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation and contact information for at least two references, to be addressed to the Head of Administration, e-mail: [email protected].