Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th February, 2019

Job Description

Organizational Setting

Under the functional and administrative guidance of the FAO Representative Indonesia and the overall supervision of the Team Leader of the FAO ECTAD Country Programme in Indonesia, under the general guidance of the Operations Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Senior Translator, the Translator / Interpreter is responsible for the following duties.

  • Reporting Lines: Report to Senior Interpreter/Translator
  • Technical Focus: Translation and interpretation from English to Bahasa Indonesia and vice versa

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide oral translation/interpretation from Bahasa Indonesia into English and vice versa for ECTAD technical advisors, project visitors and project personnel during trainings, workshops, meetings, field visits and research studies;
  • Translate project letters, reports or other documents into English or Bahasa Indonesia as requested;
  • Assist in facilitating contact between technical advisors or project visitors and other parties deemed necessary in the course of the work of the programme;
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
  • Follow up with internal team members to ensure translation meets their needs
  • Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure)
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Senior Translator or ECTAD management team.


Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma or University (S1) degree in disciplines related to the fields of work of FAO.
  • Courses which specialise in linguistics or translation are advantage but not essential
  • Two years of proven work experience as a translator, interpreter or similar role
  • Working knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria

  • Previous employment in international organizations preferably within the UN specialized agencies
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision


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