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African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)


Position: Spanish Revisor
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Salary: $42,879.00/annum
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Purpose of Job

To provide technical leadership for ensuring that translated documents conform to AU standards and norms.

Main Functions

  • Provides technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant to the division and directorate.
  • Identifies best practices and monitors the effectiveness of the Division/Directorate’s support to AU.
  • Contributes to the development of the departmental strategies and business continuity plan and participate 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 provides the 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

  • Revises all translated Spanish texts, on a wide range of subjects according to the original document;
  • Ensures a high standard of accuracy and reliability to the spirit and style of the original text;
  • Ensures linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU standards and norms;
  • Provides guidance and feedback to translators to ensure that translated documents conform to the AU standards and norms.
  • Consults all relevant sources, technical experts and authors of texts.
  • Conducts linguistic research and contributes actively to the inclusion of new terms in the DCMP in-house terminology bank; validates terms proposed by translators for inclusion in the terminology bank;
  • Coordinates the use of computer assisted-translation (CAT) tools, promotes their utilization and proposes improvements;
  • Translates documents of a wide range of subjects where experience and expertise is required while conforming or exceeding to the established AU standard and norms;
  • Protects the confidentiality of information;
  • Assigns documents to translators and ensures timely translation;

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A University Master’s Degree in either translation, modern languages, linguistics or related fields of study with ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience out of which six (6) years at expert level and 3 at supervisory level.
  • Candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree in either translation, modern languages, linguistics or related fields of study with twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience out of which six (6) years at an expert level and 3 at the supervisory level.
  • Certification of Translators’ professional member status from a recognized professional body is an added advantage

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 international policies and strategies
  • Knowledge in the use of computer assisted-translation (CAT)
  • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
  • Planning and Organization skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and any other AU official working language; (English, Portuguese, Arabic, Kiswahili or French) is mandatory

Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Insight 
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies

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

Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Result
  • 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.

LANGUAGES: Proficiency in Spanish and any other AU official working language; (English, Portuguese, Arabic, Kiswahili or French) is mandatory

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$ 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.

Applications must be submitted no later than December 15, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT.

  • Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
  • The African Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates from less-represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.