ILO-Translator -CD 20 de Outubro de 2014

ILO-TL Office

ILO-TL Office

International Labour Organization 


Roads for Development Program (R4D)

Vacancy Announcement

Translator (1 position)

Translator (1 position)

Duty Station: Dili

Duration: 12 months


R4D is the Government of Timor Leste’s leading national Rural Roads Development and Capacity Building Program (March 2012 – March 2016), implemented through the Ministry of Public Works, with financial assistance from AusAID and technical assistance from ILO.

R4D has a vacancy for a full-time translator under UN General Service category contract. The translator will support the R4D Technical Assistance team in the translation of various documents, procedures, manuals, correspondence and other materials in three languages: Tetun, English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Applicants should be Timorese nationals with a relevant university degree and with at least 5 years of relevant working experience in both verbal and written translation tasks in Tetun, English and Bahasa Indonesia. Knowledge of Portuguese is considered an advantage. A degree and/or diploma as certified Translator is highly preferable.  Experience in translations for technical cooperation projects in the field of infrastructure and knowledge of technical (engineering) vocabulary is highly desirable. Applicants require a very good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and should have a substantial experience in creating and editing documents (including layout, language checks and general formatting).

The detailed job description for the position can be obtained from Ms. Irene Teresa Vicente da Cruz ( or Ms. Elvia Mesquita (

Applications, need to include a covering letter, an updated CV, a copy of the Cartao Eleitoral (or similar national ID), copies of degrees / diplomas obtained and a list of three references with current phone numbers and email addresses.

Applications can be submitted by email to Ms. Irene Teresa Vicente da Cruz ( or Ms. Elvia Mesquita (, or in a sealed envelope, marked on top with: “Application for the post of Translator R4D” to the following address:

ILO Office, Obrigado Barracks

Caicoli Street, Dili, Timor Leste

The deadline for the submission of applications is 20 October 2014, 5 pm Dili time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and an interview.




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