The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the position of Head of Translation Divisionin the Conference Management and Publication. Post: Job title: Head of Translation Division Grade: P5 Supervisor: Directorof Conference Management and Publication Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2. Major duties and responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of theDirector of Conference Management and Publication, the responsibilities and duties ofthe incumbent shall include the following: a. Formulate and implement in close consultation with the Director appropriate policies andplans for the activities of the Division; b. Organiseand coordinate the work of Revisers and Translators both regular and freelance; c. Developa database of reputable translators in AU Member States; d. Assessrevisers, translators and secretaries both regular and freelance and submit tothe Director regular reports on the performance and efficiency of revisers, translators and secretaries; e. Assistthe Director by advising on the acquisition of required translation tools software and reference books for the use of Revisers and translators, with the ultimate objective of having a proper reference unit and data base; f. Oversee the overall management of the Division: personnel, budget, performance, quality, discipline etc. in accordance with the prevailing rules andprocedures. g. Performany other duties that may be assigned to him/her, by the Director. Qualifications and Experience Required Candidates must have at leastUniversity Masters Degree (in Languages, Economics, Law and Humanities) and aHigher Diploma in Translation from a recognised school of Translation. 4. Professionalexperience required: Candidates must have at least 10years experience as a translator and 3 years of relevant working experience in managing and coordinating translator, particularly at the international level. 5. Other relevant skills: Strongconceptual organizational , monumental and leadership qualities Excellent managerial capacities; Ability to manage a multilingual team; Excellent interpersonal skills; Excellentcommunication skills; Ability to work under pressure and in a multiculturalenvironment; Computerliteracy. Excellentdrafting skills; Excellent knowledge of French and English language. Agood knowledge of a third AU working 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. 7. Age requirement: Candidates must preferably be between 35 and 50 years old. 8. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for aperiod of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter,the contract will be for a period of two (2) years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables. 9. Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. 10.Remuneration: Indicative basic 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 perannum), 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 the AUC E-recruitment Website AUC - Recruitment - African Union Commission not later than 31 May 2012.