Career Jobs at United Nations Arusha

 


Translator (Kinyarwanda)



TEMPORARY JOB OPENING (Duration until 31 March 2021) Translator (Kinyarwanda), P-3

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 14 September 2020

OFFICE : Registry/ Language Support Services

LOCATION : Arusha

JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2020/TJO/IRMCT/LSS/168-P
              

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational setting and Reporting:
This position is located in the Language Support Services, Registry, Arusha Branch and reports to the Head of LSS.
Responsibilities: 
The incumbent of the post translates, subject to minimal revision, a variety of texts from French and English into Kinyarwanda and from Kinyarwanda into French, respecting deadlines and using appropriate terminology. S/he must further aim at a high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original; observes established terminology and usage; ensures, as far as possible, consistency with other translations produced by the Service or other translators working on the same document. Uses all sources of reference, information and consultation relevant to the text at hand and carries out any research required. Must maintain a certain speed and volume of output, due account being taken of the difficulty of the text and the specified deadline. Identifies new terminology material and submits it for the consideration of revisers. Any ad hoc functions as required.
Core Competencies:  
  • Professionalism – Good writing skills; high standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; good grasp of the subject matter; ability to use all sources of reference, consultation and information relevant to the text at hand; ability to maintain an adequate speed and volume of output, taking into account the difficulty of the text and the specified deadline. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. o       Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning – Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Advanced degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status in translation. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Experience:
Minimum of 5 years of translation experience, preferably in the context of the United Nations or an international organisation. Some degree of specialization in subjects with which the Mechanism deals, i.e. legal. Familiarity with terminology databases and knowledge of relevant computer software is an asset. Experience in revision is an asset.
Language:
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, the incumbent should have Kinyarwanda as a mother tongue, a perfect command of French and an excellent command of English.
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Internal staff at the P2 or P-3 level who meet the requirements are eligible to apply.
  • Interested candidates must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via personal Inspira accounts (in PDF format) or the IRMCT website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter, and the last two e-PAS’s (for internal candidates) ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE DOCUMENT to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.
  • Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a candidate for the position.
  • Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision.
NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.



NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
  • External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website (www.irmct.org) or from your personal Inspira account and forward electronically to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line. Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.
  • Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position.
  • Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision.

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SPECIAL NOTICE:  
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The appointment is limited to the IRMCT.  Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. IRMCT is a smoke free environment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.
The deadline for submitting the application is 14 September, 2020.

Trial Support Assistant, FS-4



Trial Support Assistant, FS-4 (duration 31 December 2020)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 13 September 2020

OFFICE : Office of the Prosecutor

LOCATION : Arusha

JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2020/TJO/IRMCT/OTP/170-FSUnited Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational setting and Reporting:
This position is located in Office of the Prosecutor, of the IRMCT Arusha branch, under the supervision of the Senior Pre-Trial Attorney on the Kabuga trial team and/or the Officer-in-Charge.
Responsibilities: 
Administrative Assistance: The incumbent provides daily administrative assistance to the investigation team in administration of the Prosecutor’s case.  S/He gives guidance to new staff on unit procedures and briefs them on general administrative matters.  Maintains contact with unit members and trial team members to ensure that sufficient operational support is provided to the team and the unit.  Attends team meetings and assists in timely and accurate dissemination of information to other unit staff.

Assistance to Staff: Receives and maintains log of daily filings, including confidential and public filings from Registry. S/He liaises with the Case Manager to ensure timely distribution of filings. S/He maintains appropriate electronic and physical systems for the retrieval and dissemination of documents to be used by the Case Manager and the trial team. Co-ordinates the monthly reporting of trial statistics and provides instructions and guidance to junior level staff. S/He provides interim administrative support to trial team in preparation for trials (i.e., preparation of disclosure, witness binders, exhibits and identification and retrieval of documents).  Replace Case Manager in court, as required.
Core Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.  Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.  Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.  Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.  Remains calm in stressful situations. Demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.   Places team agenda before personal agenda.  Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.  Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required.  Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.  Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.  Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.  Uses time efficiently.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
High school diploma or equivalent; demonstrated ability to use computer technology.
Work Experience:
Minimum of six (6) years progressively responsible experience as a paralegal or in a court related environment. Case management practice and litigation experience desirable. Management of filing systems for both physical and electronic documentation also highly desirable.
Languages:
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda is highly desirable. Working knowledge of French and/or Kiswahili is an advantage.
United Nations International Residual
Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
HOW TO APPLY:  
  • Staff at the FS-3 and FS-4 level are eligible to apply. Applications from GS staff will be considered as external.
  • Interested staff members must complete a UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via Inspira personal accounts or the IRMCT website and submit together with a cover letter. Please submit all documents including the last two e-PAS/ePerformance appraisal to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box.  Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.
  • Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position. Please note, only short listed candidate(s) will be informed of the outcome
NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
  • External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website (www.irmct.org) or from your personal Inspira account and forward electronically to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line. Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.
  • Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position.
  • Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision.

Forms

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.


SPECIAL NOTICE:  
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The appointment is limited to the IRMCT.  Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. IRMCT is a smoke free environment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.
The deadline for submitting the application is 13 September, 2020.

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