Your job and responsibilities:
Interested in a position where you will use your language skills daily? Want to work in a Directorate at the service of two separate European institutions, and thus have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with different European Union (EU) projects and policies?
As a secretary in the unit, you are responsible for assisting translators with the preparation and production of translations into Spanish using translation tools and in-house IT applications, as well as for coordinating workflow under the guidance of the head of unit or the language coordinator.
You are also responsible for preparing texts to be outsourced to another EU institution or a contractor and giving a final check to the translated texts before publishing them as part of the overall quality control process; you provide proofreading or other linguistic support in Spanish.
You take part in cooperation networks or other horizontal tasks (webmaster's tasks, assistance to the head of unit, library and office supply orders, etc.) as well as ensuring business continuity on a daily basis and performing an evening stand-by a few times per year (rotating tasks).
You perform other clerical and technical tasks and cooperate with the language teams' assistants.
You are part of a dynamic directorate where a wide range of internal and interinstitutional training courses, in addition to language classes, are offered, as well as formal and informal contacts with colleagues in other units through cross-service activities such as the Translation AST Network.
Are you the talent we are looking for?
• You have a thorough knowledge of Spanish (written and oral) and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the EU; for functional reasons, a good knowledge of English or French is required and the knowledge of the other language would be an asset;
• You have a good command of IT applications and tools (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, etc.) and the ability to learn other specific applications;
• You have the ability to work as part of a team (but also independently when required) and to fit in with an international working environment;
• You have a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work well under pressure;
• You have very good communication and interpersonal skills.