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African Union Commission: Head of Interpretation Division

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    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.


    1. 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.


    1. 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.
     
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