Translator, Portuguese [21 october- 19 december 2020]

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JOB TITLE Translator, Portuguese
DIRECTORATE Parliamentary Affairs And Analysis
DIVISION Languages Providers

DUTY STATION:  Abuja, Nigeria

Be under 50 years previous.  This provision doesn’t apply to inside candidates.

Functions are open from 21 October to 19 December 2020.
Software is on-line. Candidates are kindly requested to use by following the underlisted steps:

  • Obtain the appliance kind by clicking on the hyperlink in parentheses (JOB APPLICATION FORM), and fill it out appropriately.
  • Connect the finished software kind, a curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of motivation.



Below the supervision of the Revisor, the incumbent shall be accountable for translating, from French or English into Portuguese, all kinds of texts paperwork for Parliamentary conferences, conferences, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, net supplies, studies, correspondences and supply different translation companies to the Parliament.


  • Translate paperwork into Portuguese from both one or two of the opposite official Neighborhood languages, French and English.
  • Help in compiling and constructing a physique of terminologies peculiar to and helpful within the work of the Parliament.
  • Help with consecutive interpretation throughout employees and administration conferences.
  • Interprets all kinds of texts paperwork for ECOWAS conferences and conferences, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, net supplies, studies, correspondence, and so on;
  • Carry out the terminological and conceptual analysis required with the intention to produce high-quality translations of scientific, technical, authorized, and administrative texts;
  • Interprets and self-revises from texts of appreciable issue, utilizing pc assisted translation instruments have been doable;
  • Assists in offering assist for terminology and magnificence; reply to queries about terminology, nomenclature, translation, and writing posed by employees; conducts linguistic analysis and help within the upkeep of glossaries;
  • Contributes to the institution of correct terminology and to advertise the terminology knowledge base;
  • Assists in evaluation of exterior translators for the ECOWAS roster;
  • Gives translation assist in emergencies, together with working below tight deadlines and fast turnaround of translated paperwork;
  • Gives suggestions for machine translation dictionaries;
  • Participates in skilled boards, conferences and seminars; shares data and practices with translators of different worldwide organizations; retains abreast of specialised terminology and finest translation practices;
  • Carry out every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s diploma or equal in translation or equal from a acknowledged Institute or College.


  •  5 years of expertise in translation and revision and technical writing;
  • confirmed data with computer-assisted translation instruments, machine translation instruments and on-screen modifying instruments;
  • data of the construction and content material of language together with the that means and spelling of phrases, guidelines of composition, grammar, and historical past.



  • skill to steer/affect others to contemplate a sure viewpoint, undertake a brand new thought or implement new strategies and practices;
  • skill to steer a group of trainees/junior employees and instill a spirit of teamwork to have interaction staff and obtain a well-defined set of actions;
  • skill to respect chain of command in an applicable method;
  • skill to resolve challenges that happen with minimal course and/or to suggest and clarify options or options for approval;
  • skill to make the most of the  Code of Ethics to handle self, others, data and sources;
  • skill to mentor others and create suggestions loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to construct robust working relationships and enhance efficiency.
  • contribute to sustaining organizational unit’s efficiency targets and requirements.


  • interpersonal abilities with skill to maintain a shopper knowledgeable of progress or setbacks in tasks of relevance to timeline, high quality and amount;
  •  skill to proactively work together with shoppers and construct robust trusting relationships based mostly on mutual respect and common discussions;
  • skill to ascertain and maintain skilled credibility with shoppers/stakeholders in a fashion that anticipates their want, mitigates points and that fastidiously balances skilled obligations with the must be delicate and attentive to their wants;
  • skill to counsel, advise, seek the advice of and information others on issues pertaining to assigned shopper service obligations and established  shopper service requirements;


  • display respect for cultural variations, equity and talent to narrate effectively with folks from diverse backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and faith;
  • understanding of various cultural views particularly inside West Africa, with sensitivity to group variations; skill to problem bias and to follow tolerance and empathy;
  • skill to hear actively, think about folks’s considerations and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • skill to work in a various and inclusive interactive atmosphere that advantages from various strengths;
  • skill and duty for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of labor;
  • skill to encourage, empower, and advocate for folks in an unbias and clear method.


  • data of ECOWAS establishments, sectors, programmes and insurance policies;
  • data of ECOWAS inside operational necessities of applications, tasks, companies and methods required to attain work assignments and meet efficiency targets;
  • data of guidelines and procedures of ECOWAS related assigned obligations and talent to clarify these clearly to others;
  • data of the ECOWAS tradition, constructions and efficiency points and priorities impacting assigned obligations;
  • data of member states growth developments, indicators, challenges and alternatives because it pertains to mission/programme assigned to personal place.


  • skill to check knowledge/data from a wide range of sources, determine anomalies, developments and points, current findings, and make  suggestions;
  • skill to interrupt down issues or processes into key elements to determine and remedy gaps in service, high quality assurance, compliance and efficiency targets;
  • data of and talent to use methods to generate artistic concepts and new approaches to assembly targets;
  • skill to make use of proof and analysis to tell  insurance policies and applications and determine related and applicable sources of knowledge, together with stakeholders, regional establishments and/or inside committees.


  • display operational pc proficiency  utilizing applicable instruments;
  • skill to make sound use of graphics and tables to successfully current numerical knowledge to jot down semi-complex technical studies/proposals and edit/examine templates, letters, and so on.
  • skill to convey data clearly and concisely in a succinct and arranged method by way of each writing and verbal means, ;
  • exhibit interpersonal abilities, make displays, specific opinions and debate concepts with others in a constructive method;
  • proficiency in  data communication applied sciences(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of many ECOWAS official languages of the Neighborhood (English, French & Portuguese). Information of a further one will probably be an added benefit.


  • skill to develop,  implement a person motion plan for reaching particular work  targets;
  •  determine ,set up and monitor duties all through to facilitate execution;
  • skill to contribute and/or lead on tasks as per accepted mission administration requirements and methods, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • skill to arrange work, set priorities, and work inside timelines, giving consideration to particulars, stakeholders, indicators and dangers;

skill to determine, gather and assess indicators to watch efficiency and to take proactive remedial motion as required.


The place is on Grade P3-1 with an Annual Wage of UA23,724, equal to US$37,432.


Vital Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the final nature and degree of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive checklist of all obligations, duties and abilities required of personnel so categorised.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different obligations along with these specified once in a while, as wanted
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