VACANCY IN THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL SECRETARIAT AND LANGUAGE SERVICES
ENGLISH TRANSLATOR IN THE LINGUISTIC SERVICES DIVISION (Reference: ECB/068/03 NET)
The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications to fill the position
of English Translator in the Linguistic Services Division, which is one of
the four Divisions constituting the Directorate General Secretariat and
Language Services. The Directorate General is responsible for:
a.. planning and co-ordinating the preparation and conduct of and the
follow-up to the decision-making process of the General Council, the
Governing Council and the Executive Board of the ECB,
b.. co-ordinating ECB public consultations,
c.. maintaining the ECB\'s central archives,
d.. preparing, notifying and publishing the ECB\'s legal acts and
instruments in the official Community languages in accordance with the
linguistic regime and transparency policy of the ECB,
e.. providing translation, editing and proof-reading services in the
official Community languages for the ECB and, as the case may be, the
Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), and
f.. developing and maintaining an ESCB-related terminology database in the
official Community languages for use primarily by the linguistic staff of
The Linguistic Services Division is responsible for:
a.. preparing and revising translations into English (the ECB\'s vehicle
language) of non-legal texts from the other current official Community
languages (Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch,
Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish) and, following the enlargement of the
European Union and the ESCB, prospectively also from the official Community
languages of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia,
b.. editing English-language ECB documents (other than legal documents)
for style, content and correct terminology,
c.. proof-reading English-language ECB texts prior to publication to
ensure accuracy and consistency of style, terminology and presentation,
d.. developing and maintaining a multilingual terminology database for
internal and ESCB-wide use and providing end-user support in the field of
language technology tools, and
e.. outsourcing translations into English from languages other than
official Community languages.
The vacancy is for a translator of English mother tongue whose duties will
include the translation of texts into English from at least two other
(current or prospective) official Community languages, the editing of texts
drafted in English by native and non-native speakers, and the proof-reading
of English texts. The successful candidate will join an established team of
English Translators whose work is co-ordinated by a Principal.
Qualifications and experience
a.. Perfect command of English and an excellent command of two other
(current or prospective) official Community languages. A working knowledge
of an additional (current or prospective) official Community language would
be an asset.
b.. Advanced university degree in two languages which are current or
prospective official Community languages (excluding English). A postgraduate
diploma in translation would be an advantage.
c.. Several years\' professional translation experience, preferably in the
economic or financial field.
d.. Sound background knowledge of economics and finance.
e.. Familiarity with the central banking environment in general and the
ECB in particular would be an advantage.
f.. Strong interpersonal skills: in particular, good communication skills
and the ability to work as part of a team in a multinational environment are
very important, as are self-motivation and flexibility.
g.. Advanced PC skills and a practical knowledge of standard MS Office
applications are essential. Experience with a terminology management package
such as TRADOS MultiTerm and translation memory software such as TRADOS
Translator\'s Workbench would be an advantage.
As soon as possible.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a covering letter, a
curriculum vitae and a recent photograph, together with references
confirming the required experience and skills. They should be addressed,
quoting the reference number, to the European Central Bank, Recruitment and
Staff Development Division, Postfach 16 03 19, 60066 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany. Applications will not be returned.
Applications should reach the ECB no later than 7 March 2003. To meet the
deadline, a copy may be sent by fax to +49 69 1344 7979 or by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. However, a signed application must still be sent by
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