Recent African Union (AU) Jobs

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Translator / Interpreter – Arabic

Requisition ID: 1262
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Contract  Type: Regular
Job Grade: P4
Directorate / Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division : ACHPR – Translation
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission

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Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for interpretation at the sessions  and meetings of the ACHPR as well as translation of documents from or Arabic into English and vice versa

Main Functions

  • Take technical and intellectual lead in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Unit’s support to ACHPR.
  • Provide support in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
  • Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Provide support in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings in relation to area of expertise.
  • Develop materials and provide necessary internal training and support as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

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

  • Ensure quality translation of working documents in a timely manner;
  • Provide consecutive, simultaneous, liaison and other forms of interpretation during conferences, meetings, audiences, discussions, etc;
  • Keep abreast with developments in the language field, both in the source and target languages, by compiling and regularly up-dating specific terminologies, phrases, acronyms and special expressions in order to widen the stock of vocabulary with the aim of enhancing skills;
  • Check appropriate references to ensure exact understanding and use of AU technical terminologies;
  • Regularly consult colleagues, specialized dictionaries/glossaries, data banks, etc to ensure accuracy in translation;
  • Maintain databases, records and registers of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control;
  • Liaise with the various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes;
  • Prepare budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with the relevant frameworks;
  • Check working documents before and after meetings to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies;
  • Regularly consult colleagues, specialized dictionaries/glossaries, data banks and reference sources to ensure accuracy in translation;
  • 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;
  • Have a good command of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT) and Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) tools and systems;
  • Protect the confidentiality of information

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Certification from a Translators/ Interpreters’ professional body is required.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body will be an 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 interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office);

Personal Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and/or international work environment;
  • Ability to work on own’s 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
  • Language Requirements:
  • Candidates must be fluent in Arabic and have a good command of English.
  • Knowledge of another AU working language is an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight.
  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.
  • Core Competencies
  • Building Relationships.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules
  • Functional Competencies
  • Conceptual thinking.
  • Job Knowledge Sharing.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Tenure 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 (46% 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.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

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Job Title: Interpreter / Translator – French

Requisition ID: 1242
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission
AU Organ: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Unit: Interpretation and Translation
Job Grade: P4
Contract  Type: Regular

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Purpose of Job

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

Main Functions

  • Take technical and intellectual lead in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Unit’s support to ACHPR.
  • Provide support in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
  • Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Provide support in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings in relation to area of expertise.
  • Develop materials and provide necessary internal training and support as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

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

  • Ensure quality translation of working documents in a timely manner;
  • Provide consecutive, simultaneous, liaison and other forms of interpretation during conferences, meetings, audiences, discussions, etc;
  • Keep abreast with developments in the language field, both in the source and target languages, by compiling and regularly up-dating specific terminologies, phrases, acronyms and special expressions in order to widen the stock of vocabulary with the aim of enhancing skills;
  • Check appropriate references to ensure exact understanding and use of AU technical terminologies;
  • Regularly consult colleagues, specialized dictionaries/glossaries, data banks, etc to ensure accuracy in translation;
  • Maintain databases, records and registers of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control;
  • Liaise with the various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes;
  • Prepare budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with the relevant frameworks;
  • Check working documents before and after meetings to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies;
  • 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;
  • Have a good command of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT) and Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) tools and systems;
  • Protect the confidentiality of information.

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

  • A Bachelor’sDegree 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.
  • Certification from a Translators/ Interpreters’ professional body is required.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body will be an advantage;
  • A third AU working language will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of other AU working languages will be an added advantage (Portuguese, Arabic).

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 interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office);

Personal Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and/or international work environment;
  • Ability to work on own’s 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

Language Requirements:

  • Candidates must be fluent in French and have a good command of English.
  • Knowledge of other AU working languages will be an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking.
  • Job Knowledge Sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Tenure 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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

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..

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

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Job Title: Senior Information and Communication Officer

Requisition ID: 1283
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Registrar
Directorate / Department: Registry of the African Court
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Job Grade: P3
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • To provide operational leadership in planning and implementation of publicity programmes designed to promote the work of the Court to Africa and International Community.

Main Functions

  • Promotes the work of the Court to the African and International Community through various communication approaches.
  • Formulates, develops and advances the Court’s communication strategy by identifying key messages to be promoted and target audiences through developing public friendly products (press releases, information notes, information packs), and creating channels of dissemination, by screening interview requests and by scheduling them.
  • Maintains a system to effectively monitor the media and respond to any misleading or incorrect reporting on the Court.
  • Ensures internal distribution of important articles or reports on the work of the Court.
  • Supervises media access to the Court and arrange for the provision of appropriate and available facilities for the media to report on the work of the Court, both on a day-to-day basis and for high interest events.
  • Establishes and maintains a regular publication to disseminate information about the Court, e.g Newsletter or Review.
  • Develops internal information resources and networks (knowledge management), increasingly via intranet sites.
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Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides policy guidance to senior staff, on the approach to take with the Court’s publics by recommending specific interviews and by briefing them ahead of the anticipated questions.
  • Advises the media through regular press briefings and by setting up press conferences for senior Court officials such, as the President, Judges, the Registrar, or the Deputy Registrar, as appropriate.
  • Liaises with the Court’s publics including African citizens, NGOs, victims associations and other international organizations to provide them with information on the Court.
  • Identifies, selects, orders and manages both hard copy and electronic resources for the Court’s current and anticipated information needs.
  • Classifies and stores information, usually using special computer applications, for easy access and retrieval.
  • Consistently updates the information on the website of the Court.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in International Studies (Public Relations or Mass Communication) or related fields from a recognized university plus seven (7) years of relevant working experience, preferably in an international organisation OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies (Public Relations or Mass Communication) or related fields from a recognized university plus dix (10) years of relevant working experience, preferably in an international organization.
  • A certificate in law and/or a certificate in website design/or Video/Radio Reporting will be an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Communication and public relations.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent drafting skills in one of the African Union working languages.
  • Computer literacy with an emphasis on web design.

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.

Tenure of Appointment

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

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453.00 per annum (Grade P3 step 1) plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (1,627.50 US$ per month), education allowance (100% of school fees up to a maximum of US$10,000.00 per child per annum to a maximum of four children aged 21 years maximum), spouse allowance (5% of the basic salary), child allowance (US$250 per annum per child up to four children aged 21 years maximum), etc, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations governing International Civil Servants of the African Union.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

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Job Title: Translator / Interpreter – Portuguese

Requisition ID: 1261
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission
Directorate / Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division: ACHPR – 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 Portuguese into English and vice versa.

Main Functions

  • Take technical and intellectual lead in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Unit’s support to ACHPR.
  • Provide support in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
  • Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Provide support in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings in relation to area of expertise.
  • Develop materials and provide necessary internal training and support as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

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

  • Ensure quality translation of working documents in a timely manner;
  • Provide consecutive, simultaneous, liaison and other forms of interpretation during conferences, meetings, audiences, discussions, etc;
  • Keep abreast with developments in the language field, both in the source and target languages, by compiling and regularly up-dating specific terminologies, phrases, acronyms and special expressions in order to widen the stock of vocabulary with the aim of enhancing skills;
  • Check appropriate references to ensure exact understanding and use of AU technical terminologies;
  • Regularly consult colleagues, specialized dictionaries/glossaries, data banks, etc to ensure accuracy in translation;
  • Maintain databases, records and registers of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control;
  • Liaise with the various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes;
  • Prepare budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with the relevant frameworks;
  • Check working documents before and after meetings to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies;
  • 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;
  • Have a good command of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT) and Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) tools and systems.
  • Protect the confidentiality of information.
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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

  • 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.
  • Certification from a Translators/ Interpreters’ professional body is required.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body will be an 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 interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office).

Personal Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and/or international work environment;
  • Ability to work on own’s 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.

Language Requirements:

  • Candidates must be fluent in Portuguese and have a good command of English.
  • Knowledge of another AU working language is an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.
  • Building Relationships.
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking.
  • Job Knowledge Sharing.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Tenure 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 (46% 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Closing Date: 1st August, 2022.
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  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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