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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

• Specialized expertise applied with respect to a range of language, writing and typing skills; • Translation requests are handled in a timely manner in accordance with UN standards; • Interpreting requests are ensured thanks to preparation of terminology through relevant documentation; • Letters, correspondence and other document are drafted for final review/clearance. The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);

Under the direct supervision of Senior Administrative Officer in the Office of the Director of Mission Support (ODMS), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Ensure quality interpretation (simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreting – English into French and French into English) during individual (with high officials), group or town-hall meetings; • Ensure timely delivery of translated materials from English to French and reverse; • Ensure quality check and proofreading of translations ensuring zero typographical errors; • Draft/edit various correspondences in English and French as tasked; • Establish and maintain a database for all SOP; SOWs and other reference materials for common usage • Assist with translation and interpretation services requested by other Mission compo-nents and UN agencies; • Assist on administrative tasks when necessary for fulfilment of the ODMS commitments; • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counter- parts, the incumbent should set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development; • Perform other duties if required.

• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

the fields of translation and interpreting is required. Editing or other related fields is an asset. Good working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point; ability to generate ad hoc electronic documents, spreadsheets, and databases; Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteer-ism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. The entire Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (October 2018 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 567 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their du-ties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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