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Vacancy at World Intellectual Property Organization

Vacancy at World Intellectual Property Organization

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Job Vacancy at the World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization seeks energetic, enthusiastic and highly prominent translators to operate in the French Translation Section, Language Division, Administration and Management Sector of Language Divison in Geneva. Moreover, the Translator will undertake translation work in French that meets quality and quantity standards and participates in terminology and other related work.


The position holder will be liable for the following tasks

  • Translate and self-revise documents on a wide range of political, legal, administrative, scientific and technical subjects, mainly from English, into French.
  • Edit texts to ensure linguistic quality, clarity, accuracy, and conformity with established WIPO terminology and style.
  • Provide translation and related services during conferences and high-level meetings.
  • Participating in terminology work by creating, adding and verifying French terms in the database for validation by the supervisor.
  • Similarly, participating in the development and use of computer-assisted-translation and terminology (CATT) tools and provide regular feedback and make proposals for improvements.
  • Upon request of the Head of Section or delegated authority, participate in quality control work including revising translations of temporary and external translators.
  • Furthermore, performing other related duties as required.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this job vacancy of Translator at the World Intellectual Property Organization

  • First-level university degree in modern languages, linguistics, translation or related discipline.
  • Minimum six years of relevant professional work experience in translation, editing and using CATT tools, mainly acquired in international organizations. Moreover, a master’s degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.
  • Mother tongue level of French and excellent knowledge of English. In addition to that, good translation and editing skills, with the ability to produce accurate, clear and stylistically appropriate translations.
  • Ability to work rapidly and accurately within strict time limits.
  • Similarly, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the Internet.
  • Furthermore, knowledge of the subject matter dealt with by WIPO is desirable.

World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN). WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world”. WIPO currently has 192 member states, administers 26 international treaties, and has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Non-members are the states of Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and South Sudan. Palestine has permanent observer status.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline11 February,2020
Company NameWorld Intellectual Property Organization



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