Expire date Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Contract type Personal Services Agreement (PSA)
Agency FAO
Duration 11 months (When Actually Employed - WAE)
Place Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Terms of Reference

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and/or Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia (FAOSEC), the subscriber works in close collaboration with respective Technical Officers, and FAO-SEC support services (Operations Unit and/or Administration Department) as required, the subscriber will:

  • Provide written translations (Eng-Russian-Eng; Russian-Local-Russian;etc) of FAO official correspondence, project proposals a wide variety of texts dealing with agriculture and related subjects as well as administrative, financial and legal matters, from Russian-English and vice versa, and from English to official local language of the country  (Turkish, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azeri) and vice-versa.
  • Provide high quality translations within deadlines set, ensuring the adequate use of relevant terminology, in the areas of FAO mandate namely: agricultural production, land and water (irrigation),  plant production and protection, rural development, food security, food safety, rural development, agricultural investment, forestry, fishery, livestock production, and animal health;
  • As a self-revising translator, the incumbent must produce concise and accurate translations in an appropriate style, which will not be subject to further review;

Minimum Requirements

  • ·Advanced University Degree in the areas of Linguistics/Foreign Languages or Translation/Interpretation specialising in one of the following official languages of the United Nations: English
  • ·Minimum of at least 5 years of professional experience in the areas of translation and/or interpretation and provision of editorial services for international organizations;
  • ·Fluency in spoken and written Russian and/or the official language of the country
  • ·Native speaker of one of the following languages: Turkish, Tajik, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azeri, Turkmen and/or Russian from/into which the translations are to be made

 Selection Criteria

  • ·Advance computer skills and word processing (MS Office and other office equipment).
  • ·Be able to produce results with rigid deadlines
  • ·Professional experience in providing translation services to international organization (written, oral)

Desirable Qualifications

  • ·Skills  and experience in consecutive and simultaneous translations from/into English, Russian  or any other official language of the United Nations, as well as  from/into the official language of the country is an asset;
  • ***Note: Application is to be submitted on the attached PH form (also available on the website http://www.fao.org/VA/adm11e.dot) Vacancy Announcement Reference Number is to be written in the PH Form.
Contact information

Applications to be sent to:


Supporting Documents TOR_Translator_Kyrgyzstan 4.doc (Size: 70 Kb)
Supporting Documents ADM11ePersonal_History_Form.doc (Size: 321 Kb)
Created Friday, 03 June 2011






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