Job title: Interpreter/Translator - Portuguese
Post level: P4
Department: Registry, African Court on Human and Peoples’
Supervisor: Deputy Registrar
2. Job Purpose
Be responsible for the Interpretation at sessions and meetings of the Court as well as for translation of the documents of the Court from English or French into Portuguese.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Registrar, the Interpreter/Translator (Portuguese) will perform the following duties:
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provide proper, clear, faithful interpretation from English or French into Portuguese during sessions and meetings of the Court using the standard, clear and accurate language;
translate properly documents, primarily from English language or French language into Portuguese, ensuring the highest standard of accuracy, and maintaining the spirit, context, quality, technical language and nuances of the original version, using precise, clear and proper terminology;
To do this work, the Interpreter/Translator (Portuguese) shall:
check appropriate references to ensure exact understanding and use of AU technical terminologies;
consult colleagues, authors of texts, and specialized technical dictionaries/ glossaries, data banks …;
keep abreast with developments in the language field, both in the source and target languages, by compiling and regularly up-dating specific terminologies, phrases, lexicons, acronyms and special expressions in order to widen the stock of vocabulary with the aim of enhancing skills and ability;
Help develop terminology/lexicons of the AU;
provide consecutive interpretation, when required, during audiences and of statements at conferences, meetings, discussions, etc;
perform any other duty as may be assigned.
3. Education Qualifications
Candidates must have a minimum of a University degree in Languages, Humanities or related discipline and a professional qualification from a recognized interpreters/translators school.
4. Work Experience
Candidates must have a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively relevant experience in interpretation and translation. Experience in working with legal documents is highly desirable.
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5. Other relevant skills:
He/she should have demonstrable leadership abilities and professionalism;
Concentration, accuracy, and working under minimum supervision. It also requires respect for confidentiality and good public relations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment;
Good communication and planning skills;
Excellent knowledge of international organizations;
6. Language Requirement
An excellent command of the Portuguese and English languages or French language. Knowledge of any of the other AU languages will be an added advantage.
7. Age Requirement
Candidates must preferably be between 21 and 55 years old.
8. Tenure of Appointment
The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.
9. Gender Mainstreaming
The African Court is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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To apply, please submit the following:
A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender (refer to requirements for candidates wishing to apply for posts in the African Court);
Names and contact details (including email addresses) of three referees;
Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
Indicative basic salary of US$38,489.00 per annum plus other related entitlements (e.g. post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (1,766.40 US$ per month), education allowance (75% of school fees up to a maximum of US$7,800 per child per annum), etc.) in accordance with the Rules and Regulations governing International Civil Servants of the African Union.
12.Address for submission of applications
Applications should be submitted not later than 15 March 2012 and should be addressed to the postal address or email indicated hereunder:
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
P.O. Box. 6274
Tel : + 255 732 979 506/9
Fax : + 255 732 979 503
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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