The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the position of Head of Interpretation Division in the Conference Services Directorate. Post: Job title: Headof Interpretation Division Grade: P5 Supervisor: Directorof Conference Management and Publication Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2. Major duties andresponsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Director ofConference Management andPublication, the responsibilities and duties ofthe incumbent shall include the following: a. Formulateand implement in close consultation with the Director appropriate policies andplans for the activities of the Division; b. Organiseand coordinate the work of regular and freelance interpreters; c. Developa database of reputable interpreters in AU Member States; d. Assesinterpreters both regular and freelance as well as interpretation equipmenttechnicians and submit to the Director regular reports on the performance andefficiency of interpreters and technicians; e. Assistthe Director by advising on interpretation equipment acquisition, maintenance and development to ensure the availability of adequate interpretation facilities at all times: f. Adviseand consult with the Director on all matters relating to Interpretation; g. Overseethe overall management of the Division: personnel, budget, performance,quality, discipline etc. in accordance with the relevant rules and procedure inforce; h. Performany other duties that may be assigned to her/him by the Director. Qualifications and Experience Required Candidates must have at least a University MastersDegree (in Languages or Economics, Law and Humanities) and Higher Diploma inInterpretation from a recognised international Interpretation School. 4. Professionalexperience required: Candidates musthave at least 10 years experience as an interpreter and 3 years of relevantworking experience in managing and coordinating interpreters particularly atthe international level. 5. Otherrelevant skills: Strongorganizational, managerial and leadership qualities Abilityto manage a multilingual team; Excellent interpersonal skills; Excellent communication skills; Abilityto work under pressure and in a multicultural environment; Excellentdrafting skills Computer literacy. Excellentknowledge of French and English language. A good knowledge of a third AUworking language would be an added advantage; Language requirement Proficiency in one of the African Union workinglanguages. Proficiency of one or several other working language(s) would be anadded advantage. Age requirement: Candidatesmust preferably be between 35 and 50 years old. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for aperiod of three (3) years, of with thefirst twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two (2) years renewable, subject tosatisfactory performance and deliverables. Gender Mainstreaming: TheAU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are stronglyencouraged to apply. 10.Remuneration: Indicativebasic salary of US $45,551.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($16,819.20 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses forevery eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum),etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission. Applications must be made through theAUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 31 May 2012.