French Reviser Job Vacancy at UNESCO

Post title: French Reviser
Organisational unit
Correspondence Section, Office of the Director-General
Duty station
Paris, France
Post number
Closing date
20 December 2010
Main responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Chief of Section, the incumbent exercise the duties of Executive officer responsible for French revision within the Section of correspondence. To this end, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
Ensure that all correspondence for the signature of the Director-General, the Deputy Director-General, the Assistant Directors-General (for which ODG visa is required) and DIR/ODG has obtained all the required visas and that they adequately fulfil their purpose, that they contain no inaccuracy or defect in the matter of content (facts and figures), structure and presentation, and that they are in conformity with the general policy of the Organization, the decisions of its Governing Bodies and the instructions of the Director-General. When this is not the case, redraft the texts under the supervision of DIR/ODG or D/DIR/ODG or take the necessary measures to have them redrafted before submitting them for approval and signature. Also, draft any specific letter requested by the Director-General.
Edit, revise, translate or draft letters, circular letters, DG Ivory Notes, Memoranda of Understanding, Agreements concerning the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and any other texts in French for the signature of the Director-General, the Deputy Director-General, the Assistant Directors-General (for which ODG visa is required) and DIR/ODG , in close cooperation with the Programme Sectors and Central Services and the other members of ODG; visa all such documents, ensuring that all the required visas have been obtained and they adequately fulfil their purpose.
Assist the ODG French speechwriter in drafting, editing, revising or translating speeches, messages and any other document as required.
University degree (preferably at Master's level) in Languages, Political Sciences or International Relations.
4 to 7 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in revising and translating official documents in French as well as speechwriting. At least two (2) years acquired at international level, in a governmental or an international organisation would be an asset.
Wide general culture including awareness of social, political and cultural trends.
High level of analytical and drafting skills with the ability to synthesize information and communicate key messages.
High level of discretion, tact and integrity.
French mother tongue or principal language and good knowledge of English. Knowledge of other official UN languages would also be an asset.
The evaluation of candidates may include a written test.
Conditions of employment
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars but mainly paid in local currency. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. For this post, the annual remuneration in local currency will start from around 68,300 euros (63,800 euros if without dependants), exempt from income tax. In addition, UNESCO offers an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual vacation, home travel, education grant for dependant children, pension plan and medical insurance. The initial appointment, which is for 2 years, includes a probationary period of 12 months, and is renewable, subject to satisfactory service. Worldwide mobility is required as staff members have to serve in other duty stations according to UNESCO’s job rotation policy. UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.
How to apply
When applying for UNESCO vacancies, please only use the on-line recruitment system at Candidates without access to Internet may send a paper application by completing the official UNESCO CV form (available at Headquarters, UNESCO Offices, National Commissions in Member States, or any office of a United Nations Resident Representative) in English or French to Chief, HRM/RCS, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France, before the closing date, quoting the post number: DIG-007
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNESCO and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented Member States.
Non- or under-represented Member States as of September 2010 (please check at for the latest situation): Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan,
Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru,
Niue, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi
Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania (United Republic of ),Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen.
HRM/RCS/JD/10/P/58, Issue date: 20 October 2010


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