ILO – Translator (1 position) – CD 17 de Abril de 2015

ILO-TL Office

ILO-TL Office

International Labour Organization 


Roads for Development Program (R4D)

Vacancy Announcement

Translator (1 position)


Duty Station: Dili

Duration: Initially from 18 May to 31 December 2015

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, Transport and Communication, with financial assistance from Australian Aid and technical assistance from the ILO.

R4D has a vacancy for a full-time translator under UN General Service category contract (scale GS-6). 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 universitydegree and with at least 5 years of relevant working experience in both verbal and written translation tasks inTetun, English and Bahasa Indonesia. Knowledge of Portugese 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 positioncan be obtained fromMs. Irene Teresa Vicente da Cruz ( Ms.Santina Belo (

Applications, need to includea covering letter, an updated CV, a copy of theCartaoEleitoral(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 Irene Teresa Vicente da Cruz ( Santina Belo (, 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 17 April 2015, 5 pm Dili time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and an interview.

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