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Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO] Bus/Financial - Government / Politics
Dutch term or phrase:leidend ambtenaar
This was one of those terms coined by the Flemish Community for officials in charge of a project on behalf of the Flemish community.
Is there an official translation for this term?
The translator of the text that I am proofing suggested Chief Officer.
I am thinking along the lines of
- leading official
- senior official
- directing official (found this on the site of the Institut Bordet)
Yes indeed, many of the civil service terms used in Belgium are direct calques from French. Incidentally I don't think Senior truly reflects the import of dirigeant/leidend. The leidend ambtenaar is the government counterpart of the project manager.
Just came across 'adjunct-leidend ambtenaar' in the (Belgian) text I am translating, which would then be 'deputy senior official', I suppose. Incidentally, I believe that this is 'fonctionnaire dirigeant adjoint' in French.