SECRETARY/CLERK (M/F) - German Translation Unit  

Detail of the vacancy notice

Reference: CDR-SC1-SC2-4-19
Directorate: Directorate T, Translation
Function Group: SC
Management: No
Deadline:06/03/2019 12:00
Unit/Service: German Translation Unit
Grade: SC1-SC2
Location: Brussels


      • Assisting translators with the preparation and production of translations into German, using translation tools and in-house IT applications;
      • Correcting and formatting of documents produced in German;
      • Preparing documents for outsourcing;
      • Providing technical quality control of outgoing translations;
      • Proofreading and checking documents in German before publication as part of the overall quality control process;
      • Participating in the coordination of the workflow within the unit under the guidance of the head of unit or the language coordinator;
      • Performing other administrative, secretarial and technical duties and assuming horizontal tasks;
      • Cooperating with other language team's assistants and taking part in cooperation networks.

Qualifications and skills

      • Thorough knowledge of German (written and oral) and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union. For functional reasons, a good knowledge of English or French is required. Knowledge of other official EU languages would be an asset;
      • Good command of the most commonly used IT applications (Microsoft Office) and ability to learn other specific applications;
      • Sense of service and professionalism;
      • Ability to work as part of a team (but also autonomously when required) and to adapt to an international working environment;
      • Organisational skills, the ability to meet deadlines and to set priorities;
      • Strong sense of responsibility and attention to detail;
      • Problem-solving skills and capacity to work well under pressure;
      • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
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