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 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