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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
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  • The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.
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    Interpreter / Translator - English

    Requisition ID: 848
    Location: Banjul, Gambia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Secretary to the Commission
    AU Organ: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
    Unit: Interpretation and Translation
    Job Grade: P4
    Contract Type: Regular

    Purpose of Job

    • Responsible for interpretation at the sessions and meetings of the ACHPR as well as translation of documents from French into English.

    Main Functions
    Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Secretary to the Commission, the Interpreter/Translator shall carry out activities related to the functioning of the Interpretation and Translation Unit, specifically:

    • Liaise with the various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes;
    • Maintain databases, records and registers of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control;
    • Prepare budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide simultaneous interpretation during conferences, statutory Sessions, meetings and audience’s discussions of the ACHPR;
    • Provide consecutive, liaison and other forms of interpretation;
    • Check appropriate references to ensure exact understanding of use of AU technical terminologies;
    • Ensure all documents of the ACHPR are prepared in all working languages of the African Union;
    • Ensure that all documents emanating from the ACHPR are of an impeccable standard in terminology, syntax, style and presentation in a timely manner; 
    • Ensure quality of translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters;
    • Check working documents before and after interpretation and translation to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies;
    • Consult colleagues, specialised dictionaries/glossaries, data banks and reference sources to ensure translation accuracy;
    • Participate in the development of AU terminology database by compiling terms into glossaries for validation by the Reviser for inclusion in the ACHPR in-house terminology bank;
    • Update specific terminologies, phrases, special expressions, lexicons and acronyms in order to expand vocabulary;
    • Have a good working knowledge of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT) and virtual interpretation;
    • Ensure quality translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters in a timely manner and in the respective AU working languages; 
    • Protect the confidentiality of information and
    • Perform any other duty relevant to their work as may be assigned.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Interpretation,Translation, Modern Languages from an accredited University with ten (10) years’ experience as an interpreter / Translator out of which  six (6) years should be at expert level. Or 
    • Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Interpretation, Translation, and Modern Languages from an accredited University with twelve (12) experience as Interpreter / Translator out of which six (6) at expert level.
    • A Degree in Legal Studies will be an advantage.
    • A third AU working language will be an advantage.
    • Certification of Translator / Interpreter’s professional 
    • Member of a recognized professional body is advantage.

    Required Skills
    Functional Skills and Competencies :

    • Good translation and editing skills, with the ability to produce accurate and clear translations; 
    • Excellent writing skills; 
    • Good communication and interpretational skills;
    • Good computer literacy (Microsoft Office).

    Personal Abilities:

    • Ability to work in a multicultural and/or international work environment;
    • Ability to work on own initiative and work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a proactive manner;
    • Ability to work in teams and collaborate with peers;
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

    Knowledge and Understanding:

    • Experience in linguistic research and development of data-base;
    • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT);
    • An understanding of the confidential nature of this area of work.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight
    • Developing others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with Influence

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and Information Sharing
    • Drive for Result
    • Continuous improvement orientation

    Enure Of Appointment

    • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$ 42,879.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (40% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 15,897.60 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

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    Secretary - ACHPR

    Requisition ID: 850
    Location: Banjul, Gambia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Senior Administration and Human Resources Officer
    AU Organ: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
    Job Grade: GSA4
    Contract Type: Regular

    Purpose of Job

    • Provides secretarial and clerical support services for the operations of Human Resources unit in line with approved annual work plan for the Unit.

    Main Functions

    • Implements secretarial activities as scheduled and agreed.
    • Assists in the follow up on logistical arrangements, activity implementation and provision of updates.
    • Liaises effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Follows up meeting decisions and correspondence outcomes and ensures their implementation.
    • Prepares routine office communication and assists in compiling data and information for reporting purposes.
    • Assists in the creation, improvement and maintenance of record and retrieval systems.
    • Follows up on provision and maintenance of office facilities and materials.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Types and proof reads documents, reports, correspondences, messages, queries, etc as may be required by assigned supervisors
    • Drafts responses to routine correspondences for the signature of the supervisors
    • Receives guests / visitors / staff and provides them with basic information on relevant issues and procedures
    • Maintains a proper filing and recording system for all incoming and outgoing correspondences and documents 
    • Answers and screens telephone calls / E-mail messages and ensures follow up with supervisors and partners
    • Keeps an up to date diary of appointments for supervisors and other senior staff of the division 
    • Keeps equipment in use in good condition and reports on defects for maintenance and other necessary action
    • Provides day to day routine administrative support to various work units of the assigned Units 
    • Ensures the reception area is properly arranged, clean and tidy all the time
    • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Services, Office Management, Secretarial and related studies from an accredited University with two (2) years of relevant secretarial experience in a Government, public sector or international organization, or 
    • Diploma in Administrative Services, Office management, Secretariat and related studies from an accredited University with 3 (Three) years of relevant secretarial experience in a Government, Public sector or International organization.
    • Typing Speed: 50 words per minute.

    Required Skills:

    • Good computer skills, including excellent word processing, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications experience in using programmes such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Sound planning and organisational skills 
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Strong communication ability both orally and in writing
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French or English) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Flexibility
    • Risk Awareness and Compliance.

    Core Competencies:

    • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Accountability awareness and Compliance
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communication skills.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Troubleshooting
    • Job Knowledge Sharing
    • Task Focused
    • Continuous Improvement Awareness.

    Enure of Appointment:

    • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$ 12,834.00 (GSA5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 16,813.44  (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

    Method of Application

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    Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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