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Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Regional Translator, FSN-8; FP-6
Opening date: July 8, 2011
Closing date: July 22, 2011
Work hours: Full time; 40 hours /week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking an individual for the position of Regional Translator.
Basic Function of Position
Incumbent serves as a Regional/Bureau translation resource, shared amongst constituent countries in Africa. S/he translates cables, demarches and other documents (from English to French and vice versa), drafts diplomatic notes and other documents, and serves as an available interpreter. S/he provides ‘common’ translation of documents into French for use by all constituents served, as well as translation unique to one or more countries.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Please contact the Embassy at 2220-1500, Ext. 4006 if you need one.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: A university degree in bilingual studies (English and French) and Post-university studies (minimum 2 years) in English/French translation with a recognized certification in translation are required.
2. Experience: Three years’ English/French translation and interpretation experience in an international institution or any organization that executes international programs and policies is required.
3. Language: Level V (Professional Translator) with English as target language, and Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing French are required and will be tested.
4. Job Knowledge: Good understanding of political, economic and diplomatic practices in one or more constituent countries. Good knowledge of regional resources for obtaining new information related to politics and economy. Good comprehension of U.S. foreign policy objectives. Extensive political, economic and diplomatic grammar and vocabulary for both English and French. Good knowledge of translation concepts used in rendering accurate, clear translations that capture the meaning and intent of an original document. Must be computer literate in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Internet and must be able to master SharePoint or similar web-publishing software. Job knowledge will be tested.
5. Skills/Abilities: Interpretive abilities that will guarantee translated documents capture the meaning and intent of an original document. Adaptability, organizational skills and the ability to manage and balance multiple tasks related to multiple translation tasks in an accurate form, in an expedient manner. Must have excellent writing skills and demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with conflicting demands.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé
Via email at: email@example.com (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)
POINT OF CONTACT:
Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006
FAX: 2220-1500, Ext 4532
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: July 22, 2011
The U.S. Mission in Cameroon provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.