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Editing Jobs at United Nations, Thailand

Editing Jobs at United Nations, Thailand

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
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Editing Jobs at United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand

Position: Editorial and Desktop Publishing Assistant (Russian) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


  • Organizes, plans, controls and coordinates the work of a particular unit with respect to the production of camera-ready documents for reproduction, stores of final text on the United Nations Official Documents System (ODS), archives copies on shared drives and create backups.
  • Conducts final inspection and presentation of documents.
  • Assures smooth continuity of work from one work shift to another; and also prioritizes work to be continued and gives special instructions as needed.
  • Registers incoming/outgoing documents and Bitexts in order to control the flow of work in and out of the unit; sends documents for clearance via e-mail and liaises with submitting offices with regards to queries and clarifications
  • Leads the adoption of modified working methods and procedures in the framework of ongoing modernization processes, including the Global Terminology, Reference, Translation Solutions (gText) project and new IT tools
  • Ensures modified workflows are designed and implemented according to rigorous and transparent standards that reflect the language-specific operational needs of the unit and are supported by systematic training
  • Ensures effective transition to new workflows while maintaining the delivery of existing Unit products by sharing information and supporting full participation in workflow reviews.
  • Registers, processes, and records all assignments on a daily basis as well as maintain daily statistics. Also, performs administrative work, as needed.
  • Provides sections with information on document status and uses the optical disk system to search for documents produced at Headquarters or in other duty stations within the United Nations system.
  • Facilitates access to parliamentary and miscellaneous documentation through web-based tools.


  • Performs daily maintenance of the Unit network drives.
  • Trains and guides staff in the use of different computer applications, as required.
  • Completes evaluation reports for staff members as First Reporting Officer.
  • Provide feedback to FRO on their managing performance competency, if requested.
  • Also, trains staff to align bi-texts in order to support the production of high-quality translation memories for computer-assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT) and related workflow improvements.
  • Trains staff to perform other modified text-processing functions developed under gText or related workflow reviews, such as in the area of pre-processing or pre-translation of texts.
  • Assists in overseeing the creation, updating, and maintenance of macros, instructions, and models.
  • Performs functions of the Supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Rotates on daytime, after-hours and weekend work shifts, as needed.
  • Stays available for overtime and on-call assignments, depending on the needs of service.
  • Furthermore, performs other related work as required.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Candidates must have passed the United Nations specialized tests, i.e. grammar, verbatim, formatting, and speed typing in Russian.
  • In addition to that, seven years of experience in desktop publishing, including draft typing, copy editing, proof-reading and typographical layout or related area.
  • Experience within the United Nations Common System or international organizations is highly desirable.
  • Similarly, experience with Documents Management System (DCPMS) and Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools is desirable.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline05 December,2019
Company NameUnited Nations



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