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English Language Checker

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English Language Checker (B3)

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Closing date: 2 April 2024

Location : Strasbourg

Key activities

As an English Language Checker, your role will focus on:

  • carrying out a language check of specified categories of documents, in particular draft judgments and decisions, to ensure they are clear, readily comprehensible and grammatically correct, consulting the author where necessary;
  • identifying any terminological problems and searching for and analysing the information needed to resolve them;
  • for each document checked, giving the lawyers concerned the feedback they need to develop their drafting ability in English;
  • providing linguistic assistance to lawyers during the drafting process by giving them opinions and advice on an ad hoc basis;
  • taking part, on a voluntary basis, in training Registry lawyers by devising and running language workshops tailored to their specific needs in drafting the Court’s judgments;
  • contributing to the linguistic databases managed by the translators;
  • taking part in divisional terminology meetings; explaining any country-specific difficulties and, where appropriate, justifying the solutions proposed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • hold a higher-education qualification (at least 2 years of studies) in a relevant field, for example in languages or law;
  • have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the areas of language checking, translation or law;
  • have English mother tongue (or command of English of mother-tongue standard), good knowledge of French;
  • be a citizen of one of the member States of the Council of Europe and fulfil the conditions for appointment to the civil service of that state;
  • have discharged any obligation concerning national service (military, civil or comparable);
  • not be the parent, child, stepchild or grandchild of a serving staff member of the Council of Europe;
  • be under the age of 65 years

Employee Core Values

Council of Europe staff members adhere to the values Professionalism, Integrity and Respect.

Competencies

Essential:

-Professional and technical expertise: basic legal knowledge, particularly of the Convention system and the Court’s case-law, and ability to develop knowledge in this field; advanced linguistic knowledge and terminology, spelling, syntax, style.

-Planning and work organisation

-Drafting skills

-Analysis and problem solving

-Relationship building

-Teamwork and co-operation

-Concern for quality

-Service orientation

-Results orientation