Hungarian Lawyer Linguist
Lawyer Linguist with Hungarian as main language
The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking to appoint a Lawyer-Linguist with Hungarian as his/her main language to work in its Legislation Division, which is part of the Directorate General Legal Services.
The Legislation Division is responsible for preparing the ECB’s legal acts in the official EU languages, for drafting legal documents and reviewing legal texts for legal, linguistic and terminological consistency, and for maintaining a legal terminology database. It is also responsible for publishing and disseminating the ECB’s legal framework and other legal publications.
The successful candidate will be part of a team of lawyer-linguists and will be primarily responsible for translating ECB legal acts and other legal texts from English into Hungarian and for revising translations of such texts provided by external suppliers. The documents relate to both central banking and banking supervision.
The successful applicant will be entrusted with the following main tasks:
- translating draft ECB legal acts and other legal documents from English into Hungarian;
- translating documents related to court proceedings from English into Hungarian;
- revising Hungarian translations of ECB legal acts and other legal documents;
- translating legal texts from Hungarian into English for internal working purposes, and revising translations from Hungarian into English of national laws, documents related to court proceedings and other legal documents;
- contributing to the drafting of ECB legal acts;
- contributing to the coordination of the work of the team of lawyer-linguists on multilingual translation projects;
- liaising with counterparts in the ECB, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and other relevant European and national institutions;
- cooperating with freelance lawyer-linguists, which involves establishing and maintaining contacts, training and information sharing;
- contributing, as required, to the general legal work of the ECB.
Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:
- a mastery-level command of Hungarian, which should be the applicant’s main language, and a mastery-level command of English;
- a master’s degree in law obtained at a Hungarian university (állam- és jogtudományok doktora végzettség);
- in addition, a bachelor’s degree or higher in translation studies and/or at least two years of proven professional experience in translating legal, financial or economic texts from English into Hungarian;
- ideally, proven professional experience in translating legal, financial or economic texts from Hungarian into English;
- ideally, proven professional experience in drafting and/or translating legislation;
- ideally, proven professional experience as a (freelance) lawyer-linguist, preferably with an EU institution;
- ideally, a good knowledge of EU law and financial law;
- ideally, (a) familiarity with or (b) professional experience in working with translation memory software, such as SDL Trados Studio, and/or a terminology management package, such as SDL Trados MultiTerm;
- an intermediate knowledge of at least one other official language of the EU;
- a working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook;
- ideally, user knowledge of document management systems such as OpenText Livelink;
- ideally, user knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems such as SAP.
The successful candidate will have the following behavioural competencies:
- examines issues critically and adopts relevant approaches geared towards the successful resolution of legal problems;
- communicate ideas in simple and clear terms;
- handles sensitive information in a discreet manner, respecting confidentiality;
- shares information and supports team members in the achievement of common goals;
- pursues projects with energy and drive;
- sees resistance and setbacks as inevitable obstacles that need to be overcome;
- learns quickly when facing new challenges;
- is able to plan work and deliver results within tight time frames;
- exceeds expectations even for challenging tasks.
Fixed-term contract of one year, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs.
How to apply:
Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form.
Further information on the ECB's conditions of employment for fixed-term positions can be found at:
Closing Date for Applications: 22.01.2016