Revisor (Spanish) at the African Union (AU)


Revisor (Spanish) at the African Union (AU)

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 position below:

Job Title: Revisor (Spanish)

Requisition ID: 1550
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Head of Translation Division
Directorate/Department: Conference Management & Publication
Division: Translation Division
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 4
Number of Positions: 1
Job Grade: P4
Contract Type: Regular 

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 for the division and directorate.
  • Identifies best practices and monitors the effectiveness of the Division/Directorate’s support to AU.
  • Contribute 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 high standards 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.
  • Consult 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 are required while conforming or exceeding the established AU standards 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 the expert level and 3 at the 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 the 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 multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge in 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:

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  • 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.

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.


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

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.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2023 (11h59 p.m. EAT)

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


  • 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, GuineaBissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

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