Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

Job Advertisement for Language Assistant to the RTA

22/07/2020 - 11:12
EU project positions

The European Union’s ENI Programme for Azerbaijan EU funded Twinning Project is seeking to recruit a Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA Language Assistant)

The Twinning Project “Strengthening the capacity of State bodies and local level referral mechanisms to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence in Azerbaijan” is a joint project between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Lithuania, represented by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania.

The objective of the project is enhancing legal protection and support for victims of domestic violence in approximation with the EU standards.

The project is seeking a Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA Language Assistant), whose activities include assisting the RTA with co-ordination and management of the Twinning project by translation and interpretation activities. The duration of the contract is 14 months. The planned starting date is 1st September 2020.

The RTA Language Assistant will be hired full time on a service contract and stationed in Baku. The RTA assistant may not have or recently (past 6 months) have had any contractual relation with the beneficiary administration that is the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The tasks of the RTA Language Assistant include:

  • Translation and interpretation on a daily basis;
  • Translation of all documents related to the project activities (legislation, mission reports, correspondence, Short-Term Experts’ presentations, etc.);
  • Interpretation for the RTA and STEs in all meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.;
  • Providing assistance in the preparation of project-related documents;
  • Taking part in the Study visits interpreting for Beneficiary institution’s participants and for the RTA;
  • Providing assistance with all the office work, organising meetings, help the RTA and the RTA Assistant in everything which is necessary for the smooth operation of the project.

Requirements for the candidates:

The RTA Language Assistant will be recruited in accordance with the following selection criteria:

Required skills and experience:

  • Preferably University Degree in English Philology and/or experience with the translation and interpretation not less than 3 years;
  • Fluent in spoken and written Azerbaijani with an excellent command of written and spoken English (knowledge of Russian language is an advantage);
  • Practical experienced in day-to-day provision of translation and interpretation support to international advisors / experts;
  • Experience of international donor funded projects, for example: EU funded projects, such as Twinning projects would be an advantage;
  • Excellent Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Internet, etc.);
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Candidates should send a copy of their CV (in Europass format) with a cover letter in English, by e-mail to marked “RTA Language Assistant” by 6 August 2020. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

The following documents should be annexed in scanned versions to the application:

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