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African Union Commission: Head of Translation 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 Translation Divisionin the Conference Management and Publication.


    1. 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.


    1. 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;


    1. 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.
     
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