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Translator, Japanese - Contractual (CSF)

Company: International Monetary Fund
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

Typically Reports to:

Section Chief

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Chinese and Japanese Section in Language Services of the Corporate Services and Facilities Department, the selected candidate translates and/or revises the full range of Fund documents and publications into Japanese. He/she also translates from Japanese into English at request. Specifically, the selected candidate will:

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translates, without revision, the most complex or urgent texts;
  • Prepares final translations of assigned texts using word-processing, spreadsheet and other appropriate software;
  • Solves translation problems by researching points of terminology, language and subject matter to ensure that translations are equivalent in meaning and style to original texts;
  • Revises/reviews translations prepared by freelancers for accuracy, appropriateness of language and style, clarity, etc.
  • Participates in the training, development and evaluation of freelancers;
  • Organizes work to meet assigned deadlines.
  • As necessary, collaborates with Office of Asia and the Pacific (OAP) staff in finalizing translations and consults with authors and other experts within or outside the Fund to clarify meaning as required; and
  • Acts as authority in Fund translation/terminology in Japanese and manages the Japanese Translation Memory and Terminology Database;
  • Assists the Section Chief in managing and updating the roster of Japanese freelance translators and editors/desktop publishers.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in translation, linguistics, economics, or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant work experience, is required.

Candidates should also have :-

Work experience in translating economic and financial material.

Japanese as their native language and solid translation skills from English into Japanese, as well as from Japanese into English, with an excellent command of financial and economic concepts and terminology.

Skills and interest in multilingual terminology work.

Capacity to work well under pressure and to adapt rapidly to changing requirements while maintaining high levels of production and quality; have the ability to work as part of a team; have good interpersonal skills; and have the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with IMF staff at all levels.

Other requirements include a high level of competence in office automation, a high level of proficiency in the use of computer assistant translation (CAT) tools and translation management systems.

As part of the evaluation, shortlisted candidates may be required to take translation and revision tests followed by panel interviews.


CSFLSTC Corporate Services & Facilities Dept Language Services Division Chinese Section

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13

The last day to apply to this job is

06/20/2021-11:59 p.m.-GMT-05:00 Eastern Time

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, Washington DC , Translator, Japanese - Contractual (CSF), Other , Washington, DC

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