Translator - French

World Health Organization(WHO), Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st August, 2016

Job Description

Description of duties:

  • Translates from English into French, and vice versa occasionally, official documentation of governing bodies, correspondence and technical and non-technical materials of varying degrees of complexity; 
  • Checks daily for new content submitted to the web workflow, translates and posts content to the web site; 
  • Identifies new terminology material and submits it to the consideration of Translator/Editor.


  • Essential: University degree in translation/modern languages. 
  • Desirable: Post-graduate degree in a relevant field.

Functional Skills and Knowledge :

  • Ability to use computer-assisted translation tools and to conduct terminological research. 
  • Team spirit, tact and discretion essential. 
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): 

  • Proficiency in standard computer applications.


  • Essential: At least 2 years experience in translation, including some experience in translation of health-related content.
  • Desirable: Experience in UN System or an international organization/institution.


  • Mother tongue French and excellent knowledge of English. 
  • Working knowledge of Arabic an asset.

Additional Information:

  • All candidates MUST take the time to update their Personal History Form (PHF) BEFORE they apply to the vacancy.
  • Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
  • Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
  • A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. 
  • The written test might be used as eliminatory tool.
  • Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).
  • Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.
  • WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. 
  • They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. 
  • Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance [NB: to be adjusted to the standard VN for posts in the general service category]. 

How To Apply:

  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply:

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