Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAOLA)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAOLA)

128 Phonxay Road Phonxay Saysettha

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  • Programme Assistant and Translator Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsIssued on: 10 May 2019CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - vacancy announcement No:  1901021Deadline For Application: 2 weeksJob Title:  Programme Assistant and TranslatorOrganizational Unit: FAOLAOtype of contract: PSADuty Station: Vientiane, Laos (full or part time, office or home based)Vientiane, Laos (full or part time, office or home based)Duration: 3 months (extendable for further two years)FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.Organizational SettingThe position is in the framework of the FAO GEF project “Strengthening agro-climatic monitoring and information systems to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao PDR” (SAMIS). Under the overall direction of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (PC) the Expert will undertake the activities below. Technical Focus Contribute to awareness raising about the project activities;Contribute to technical project reporting.Tasks and responsibilities Collect and compile data on project activities to support reporting both in Lao and English languages;Make arrangements for meetings, prepare background material for briefings, review sessions and meetings and support for interpretation as required;Assist the project in the translation work related to booklets, leaflets, and other materials that related to awareness rising and project managementObserve the FAO in-house terminology and usage when preparing and editing documents and strive for consistency with reference texts, preparing corrections in the event of substantive errorsCarry out other specific operational tasks for programme/ project implementation as requested;Perform other related duties as required.CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWINGMinimum RequirementsSecondary School Education/certificate;Five years of relevant experience in office administration and translation support work;National of Laos or resident in the country.FAO Core CompetenciesResults Focused;Teamwork;Communication;Knowledge Sharing and Continuous ImprovementBuilding Effective Relationships. Technical/Functional Skills Knowledge of a computerized systemsVery good knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet and office technology equipmentSelection Criteria Extent in relevant experience in office administration and translation work;Extent of study in English speaking schools or institutes;Written and spoken English and Lao languages are essential.Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONAll applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.orgApplications received after the closing date will not be accepted.Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/HOW TO APPLYTo apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete your online profile. Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.Or send your application to:   FAO Representation Office                                                    128 Phonxay Road, Phonxay Village                                                    Saysettha District, Vientiane, Lao PDR                                                    Tel: +856-21 413205, 414503Or email to                                 FAO-LA-Vacancies@fao.orgVacancies will be removed from iRecruitment at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.orgFAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
Email : FAO-LA-Vacancies@fao.org;Manola.Soukhavath@fao.org;Souphavady.Xousavanthong@fao.org
Website : http://www.fao.org
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