Examination for Chinese Interpreter in 2014, UN


  • The purpose of the present Job opening is to invite applications from external applicants who wish to take the competitive examination for Chinese Interpreter in 2014, which will be held on 25 and 26 November 2014 in Beijing, New York, Geneva and other locations according to the number and location of qualified applicants invited to take the examination.
  • The competitive examination is to establish a roster from which present and future vacancies for Chinese-language Interpreter will be filled. When vacancies occur in the language services of the United Nations Secretariat, successful candidates will be recruited from the roster, subject to the requirements of the service in terms of expertise and language combinations.
  • Examinees who are successful in this examination and are selected for inclusion in the roster will be appointed to fill vacancies as they occur in the language services of the United Nations Secretariat in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Bangkok and Nairobi. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their functions as required by the needs of the Organization, specifically in the duty stations where vacancies are located. Appointments are subject to rotation and successful examinees may thereafter be called upon to serve at other duty stations according to the needs of the Organisation. Successful examinees are expected to serve a minimum of five years in a language post. Successful candidates should note that, in accordance with the needs of the Service, they may be called upon to work outside normal working hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • ll applications will be reviewed by the Board of Examiners. In instances where a large number of applications are received, the Board of Examiners reserves the right to admit to the examination only the most qualified applicants based on a review of qualifications over and above the minimum criteria. All applicants will be notified in writing for the Board’s decision in respect of their application. The Board’s decisions are final.
  • Successful examinees who receive an offer of appointment are strongly encouraged to accept it, as declining may affect their prospects of receiving a subsequent offer. A successful candidate who declines two offers will be removed from the roster.
  • Successful examinees selected from the roster to fill vacancies are normally offered an initial two-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level. This level comprises 12 steps, each corresponding to an annual increment awarded if performance is satisfactory. Upon satisfactory completion of this trial period, their appointment will be extended and they may be promoted to the P-3 level, which comprises 15 steps. The fixed-term appointments of interpreter whose performance proves unsatisfactory will not be extended. Fully qualified interpreters with several years of internationally recognized professional language experience and demonstrated ability to perform high-quality work may be recruited at the P-3 level.
  • Successful candidates in translation assigned directly to duty stations away from Headquarters will normally be required to spend the first six months of their trial period in the corresponding service at Headquarters.
  • Incomplete application (including without the essay or evidence of languages) and applications that are received after the above deadline will not be considered. No extensions for submission will be given if applications cannot be sent by the deadline set in Inspira. (New York HQ local time)

Application deadline: 12 June 2014

Read more and apply here.

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