Reviser Job, French at United Nations Office at Nairobi

Reviser Job, French at United Nations Office at Nairobi… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at United Nations Office at Nairobi.


United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.


  • Revises translations dealing with a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, while meeting or exceeding required workload standards.
  • Translates, mostly without revision, texts covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, particularly those subjects requiring experience and recognized proficiency, while meeting or exceeding required workload standards; makes full use of standard computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools and actively contributes to their utilization and implementation of any related IT tools and improvements.
  • Develops new terminology for use where none exists in the target language.
  • Carries out linguistic research and provides input to multilingual terminology database and related reference tools and acts as focal point for these activities as required.
  • Validates new terminology and coordinates terminology work with other duty stations and international organizations.
  • Counsels and assists translators and briefs them on the procedures and practices of the Unit, terminology and a broad range of subjects, as required.
  • Assists the Chief of Unit/Senior Reviser in administrative and operational responsibilities as required.
  • Supervises the work of small groups of translators during meetings by acting as focal point for meetings, including during staggered and night shifts.
  • Performs quality control of outsourced documents.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status is required.
  • Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/ Proof-readers/ Production Editors in the relevant language or any United Nations language competitive examination in the French language held before 2017.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in translation, précis-writing, editing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading or production editing is required.

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