Economic Community of West African States Translator - English into Portuguese Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Translator - English into Portuguese Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, provide translation services for Judicial and non-judicial documents in Portuguese to the Hon. Judges in the discharge of their judicial mandate.

Ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
S/he shall assist the setting-up and updating of terminology database and compilation of glossaries.


  • Translation Services as assigned by the HOD Language and Management; Provides translation into Portuguese of speeches, statements and Court processes.
  • Routinely assigned Translation of official documents for Judges and staff members as required;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (Any proven C language in either of the other two working languages of the Community will be an advantage)
  • Assists the HOD Language Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and conduct of examination for prospective translators;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, compilation of glossaries, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of experience in translation, and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the
    style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of ECOWAS;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to work on a variety of legal instruments and related documents;
  • Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Translator - English into Portuguese Jobs in Nigeria

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