The European Parliament has decided to organise, on the basis of Article 29 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, an open competition (AD 5) for the Directorate-General for Translation.
The tasks of intercultural and language professionals are:
- facilitating communication with citizens in clear language, in their mother tongue;
- translating, adapting, transcreating and revising all types of content in or into their mother tongue;
- working from at least two other official EU languages to provide intercultural and linguistic mediation (e.g. subtitling or linguistic adaptation of audiovisual content, podcasts and websites);
- providing assistance with the drafting of non-legislative documents;
- helping with training measures, terminology work and the development of IT and communication tools;
- maintaining regular contact with the requesting services;
- contributing to the quality assurance and control processes and ensuring that best practice is followed so as to optimise the quality of content delivered by DG TRAD.
The subjects concerned are often complex and generally deal with political, legal, economic, financial, scientific or technical issues in the European Union’s areas of activity.
On the closing date for applications, you must meet the following criteria:
(a) General criteria
In accordance with Article 28 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, you must:
– be a national of one of the European Union’s Member States;
– enjoy full rights as a citizen;
– have fulfilled any obligations imposed on you by the laws on military service;
– be able to produce the appropriate character references as to your suitability for the performance of your duties.
(b) Specific criteria
(i) Qualifications required
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma, when the normal period of university education is three years or more.
You may refer to Annex I to the Guide for candidates in competitions organised by the European Parliament.
(ii) Knowledge of languages
You must have a command of at least three official languages of the European Union. In this competition notice, reference is made to languages in the following manner:
- language 1: main language chosen from among the 10 languages of this competition (Spanish, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, Irish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Finnish), perfect knowledge at mother-tongue level;
- language 2: English or French, thorough knowledge;
- language 3: one of the 24 official languages of the European Union, thorough knowledge; language 3 must be different from languages 1 and 2.
(iii) Professional experience required
No professional experience is required. However, any professional experience acquired in the area covered by this competition would be an advantage.
Recruitment will be at grade AD 5, first step, the basic salary for which is EUR 4 917.29 per month. This salary is subject to Community tax and to the other deductions provided for by the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union. It is exempt from national tax. The step at which the successful candidates are recruited may, however, be adjusted in accordance with their professional experience. Moreover, in certain circumstances allowances will be paid in addition to the basic salary.
The European Parliament is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without discrimination on any ground such as gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or family situation.
10 June 2021