UNECA Translator Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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UNECA Translator Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNECA Ethiopia looking for “Translator”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before 18th February, 2024.

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

The UNECA has published a job vacancy announcement on 07th February, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Translator to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNECA Job Vacancy 2024

Job Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the French translator will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Translates, subject to revision, documents covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the ECA, i.e., social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific, and technical.
  • Services meetings of the Commission and those of the Sub-Regional Offices as part of a team and translates their report subject to revision.
  • Identifies new terminology material and submits it for consideration of the revisers.
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provides insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Translator, French
  • Job Opening ID: 221188
  • Job Network: Public Information and Conference Management
  • Job Family: Language
  • Category and Level: Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
  • Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 18, 2024

Minimum Requirements:


  • A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status required.
  • Candidates for this position must have passed the relevant United Nations Language Competitive Examination (LCE) for French: either the combined exam for translators/précis-writers, editors, verbatim reporters, and copy preparers/proof-readers/production editors or the LCE held before 2017 in translation.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.


  • A minimum of two years of experience in translation is required.
  • Translation experience in the United Nations Common System or international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience of translation in a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations Common System or international organizations (social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific, and technical), with a recognized specialization in a particular substantive, technical or administrative area, is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of ECA. For the post advertised, a perfect command of French, which must be the candidate’s main language is required. An excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of another official language of the United Nations, as tested by the United Nations competitive examination for French translators/précis-writers, are required.

How to Apply UNECA Translator Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/221188?language=en

The Closing Date: 18th February, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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