Translator

Job Category

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

30 Jun 2019

Job Category:                           Translator – 1-year contract 

Job Experience:                      Minimum 1 year

Job Location:                           Brussels

Starting date:                           01 July 2019

The Association of European Public Postal Operators (PostEurop) is the trade association that has been representing European public postal operators since 1993.  Its 52 members in 49 countries and territories collectively operate 175,000 retail counters, employ 2 million people and link 800 million people daily. PostEurop unites its members and promotes greater cooperation, sustainable growth and continuous innovation.

We are currently looking for a translator FR/EN for a duration of 1 year starting as soon as possible. The position offers an excellent experience to those who are interested in learning how the postal market evolves sustained by other business sectors with the cooperation of the European Commission & Universal Postal Union (UPU) support.

The placement will be in our offices in Brussels. The 12-months contract will offer professional experience and an international working environment.

  1. JOB CONTEXT

The Interim Translator will be responsible for:

  • an accurate translation of all Headquarters documents, both in English and French, this includes all official documents produced by the Communications Manager (incl. publications Inside PostEurop, press releases, Announcements, Newsletters, Snapshots, Position Papers, Website updates…).
  • the translation of all documents/updates posted on the website.
  • the translation of the annual EUROPA stamps issues overview.
  1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE JOB

The Translator under the supervision of the Communication Manager will be responsible for English and French translations of all documents related to the PostEurop activities. As the major part of documents requires to be translated into French, we expect the person interested in the position to have a perfect knowledge of French and a good grasp of the English language.

He/she will be responsible for editing of English and French documents when necessary.

3.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • University degree (preferably Master’s Degree in translation)
  • Detailed oriented
  • Excellent Communications skills, in English and French, both written and oral
  • Organised and structured
  • Able to cope with strict deadlines
  • Team-oriented/people-oriented
  • Able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and exhibit self-motivation (“self-starter”)
  • Analytical
  • Experience in the postal area is a plus

5.    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full-time position at PostEurop Headquarters in Brussels (38 hours/week).

6.    APPLICATION

A CV (maximum of 2 pages) and motivation letter should be sent to Ms Birgit REIFGERSTE, Administration Manager (birgit.reifgerste@posteurop.org) quoting "PostEurop CDD Translator contract" in the subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview which will be held at PostEurop Headquarter in Brussels. For more information on PostEurop, please visit www.posteurop.org

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