The Africa Union Commission is hiring for Arabic Translator and there are x2 positions available

DEADLINE: 19 December 2022

Purpose of Job

Responsible for converting concepts in the source language to equivalent concepts in the target language. 

Main Functions

•    Provides technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant for the Division and Directorate.
•    Identifies best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Division/Directorate’s support to AU.
•    Contributes to the development of the departmental strategies and business continuity plan and participates in/ensure their implementation
•    Involved in negotiations.
•    Fosters and ensures implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to strategic partnerships;
•    Supports the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
•    Develops training materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units.
•    Provides technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to system -Implementation projects and maintenance.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Provides simultaneous, consecutive, liaison and other forms from English/French to Arabic interpretation during conferences, meetings, audiences, discussions and whenever required ;
•    Keeps abreast with developments in both the source and target languages by compiling and regularly up-dating specific terminologies, phrases, special expressions, nuances, lexicons and acronyms and special expressions in order to widen the stock of vocabulary with the aim of enhancing skills and ability;
•    Helps develop terminology/lexicons of the AU;
•    Consults colleagues and specialized dictionaries;
•    Checks appropriate references to ensure exact understanding and use of AU technical terminologies; 
•    Carries out translation and provides support in all interpretation related activities when required;
•    Performs other related duties that may be assigned by the Director or the Head of Division

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    A University Master’s degree in Conference services, Languages or Interpretation from a recognised institution with ten (10) years of progressive experience out of which six (6) years at expert or specialist level and 3 years at supervisory level. Or 
•    Candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree in either translation, modern languages, linguistics or related fields of study must have twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience out of which six (6) years at expert or specialist level and 3 at supervisory level.
•    Professional certification in interpretation field will be an added value. 

Required Skills

•    Leadership and management skills
•    Communication, report writing and presentation skills
•    Research and analytical skills 
•    Interpersonal and negotiation skills 
•    Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
•    Knowledge of interpretation procedures and practices;
•    Knowledge in international policies and strategies
•    Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
•    Planning and Organization skills.
•    Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic or Spanish); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies

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

Core Competencies

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

Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation ….


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.


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


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


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$  26,208.00   (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.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply online for the Arabic Translator Position x2 at the African Union Commission

Click here to apply online for the Arabic Translator Position x2 at the African Union Commission



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