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African Development Bank Jobs: Division Managers

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23 Jan, 2010

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afdbankAfrican Development Bank aims at assisting African countries – individually and collectively – in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. Combating poverty is at the heart of the continent’s efforts to attain sustainable economic growth. African Development Bank is recruiting for Division Managers

Division Manager – CLSD1

Position title: Division Manager – CLSD1
Grade: PL-2
Job Reference: ADB/09/161

Objectives
Ensure quality translation of major Bank documents from French to English.
Analyze the flow of documents submitted to translation and decide on need for outsourcing.
Revise all documents meant for publication and bring them to the level of quality required.
Analyze and evaluate strategic choices and make relevant recommendations on the dissemination of the use of English within the Bank group.
Continually review and implement practical guidelines and procedures for the efficient delivery of language services.
Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of CLSD Director, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Manage a division which provides translation and translation-related services from French to English.
Plan, organize and coordinate all operational translation activities in the division.
Ensure that the division produces a high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets.
Advise senior management of the budgetary and financial impacts of the division’s operations.
Promote the sharing of the best practices across the translation and editorial areas.
Advise the director and senior management on translation-related issues and policies,
Monitor best practices in the industry and, as appropriate, liaises with counterparts in other organizations.
Perform translation and revision when appropriate.
Represent the division as needed in bank-wide working groups.
Lead, manage and supervise the work of staff in the division,
Assess their training, needs, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Director.
Perform any other duties pertinent to the work of CLSD.1, assigned by the Director or senior management.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in language translation;
Preferably a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant working experience in a similar organisation;
Proven experience in managing and supervising successfully a team with a high volume of work and very short deadline requirements.
Strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills; ability to think strategically;
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work program, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
Ability to manage expectations both internally and externally;
Ability to gain the confidence of senior management in delivering an efficient and effective service within agreed time and cost constraints;
Ability to take responsibility for the financial and staffing aspects of operational management and service delivery;
Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds in a cooperative, team environment;
Ability to communicate effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Show skills in the use of the Bank’s standard software: Microsoft office .etc.

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Job Vacancy 2: Division Manager – CLSD2

Position title: Division Manager – CLSD2
Grade: PL-2
Reference: ADB/09/160

Objectives
Ensure quality translation of major Bank documents from English into French.
Analyze the flow of documents submitted to translation and decide on need for outsourcing.
Revise all documents meant for publication and bring them to the level of quality required.
Analyze and evaluate strategic choices and make relevant recommendations on the dissemination of the use of French within the Bank group.
Continually review and implement practical guidelines and procedures for the efficient delivery of language services.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of CLSD Director, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Manage a division which provides translation and translation-related services from English into French.
Plan, organize and coordinate all operational translation activities in the division.
Ensure that the division produces a high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets.
Advise senior management of the budgetary and financial impacts of the division’s operations.
Promote the sharing of the best practices across the translation and editorial areas.
Advise the director and senior management on translation-related issues and policies,
Monitor best practices in the industry and, as appropriate, liaises with counterparts in other organizations.
Perform translation and revision when appropriate.
Represent the division as needed in bank-wide working groups.
Lead, manage and supervise the work of staff in the division.
Assess their training, needs, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Director.
Perform any other duties pertinent to the work of CLSD.2, assigned by the Director or senior management.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in language translation;
Preferably a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant working experience in a similar organisation;
Proven experience in managing and supervising successfully a team with a high volume of work and very short deadline requirements.
Strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills; ability to think strategically;
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work program, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
Ability to manage expectations both internally and externally;
Ability to gain the confidence of senior management in delivering an efficient and effective service within agreed time and cost constraints;
Ability to take responsibility for the financial and staffing aspects of operational management and service delivery;
Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds in a cooperative, team environment;
Ability to communicate effectively in French and/or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Show skills in the use of the Bank’s standard software: Microsoft office .etc.

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Job Vacancy 3: Division Manager – CLSD3

Position title: Division Manager – CLSD3
Grade: PL-2
Reference: ADB/09/169

Objectives
Draft policies, rules and standards to govern interpretation bank wide.
Provide quality interpretation at all meetings and events organized by the Bank at Headquarters or abroad, or at other events to which the Bank is party.
Analyze meeting interpretation requests and decide on need for outsourcing.
Analyze and evaluate strategic choices and make relevant recommendations on the dissemination of the use of English and French within the Bank Group.
Continually review and implement practical guidelines and procedures for the efficient delivery of interpretation services.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of CLSD Director, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Manage a division which provides interpretation and interpretation -related services from and into the working languages of the Bank;
Plan, organize and coordinate all operational interpretation activities in the division.
Lead, manage and supervise the work of staff in the division ,
Assess training needs of staff in the Division and free-lance interpreters offering their services to the Bank monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommends personal actions to the director.
Ensure that the division produces a high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets.
Advise senior management of the budgetary and financial impacts of the division’s operations.
Promote the sharing of the best practices across the interpretation area.
Advise the department director on interpretation-related issues and policies,
Participate in the organization of meetings and conferences by assessing interpretation needs and inspecting meeting sites and simultaneous interpretation equipment to determine appropriateness of venue for interpretation purposes and quality of equipment.
Monitor best practices in the industry and, as appropriate, liaises with counterparts in other organizations.
May perform interpretation tasks when appropriate.
May represent the division as needed in bank-wide working groups department.
Lead and supervise the team of interpreters at major events the Bank may have in and outside the Bank’s premises.
Act for the Director and carry out other assignments as entrusted by the Director.
Perform any other duties pertinent to the work of CLSD.3 assigned by the Director or senior management.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Interpretation;
Preferably a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant working experience in a similar organisation;
Proven experience in managing and supervising successfully a team with a high volume of work and very short deadline requirements.
Strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills; ability to think strategically;
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work program, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
Ability to lead, supervise and develop the team and to delegate work and responsibilities appropriately;
Ability to take responsibility for the financial and staffing aspects of operational management and service delivery;
Ability to communicate effectively in English and French;
Show skills in the use of the Bank’s standard software: Microsoft office .etc.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 6th February 2010

How to Apply
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted.

Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: [email protected]) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF) and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality.

Applicants, however, have the option to mail a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, showing date of birth and nationality, along with a cover letter to the following address:

Division Manager
Staff Planning and Recruitment Division
Temporary Relocation Agency
African Development Bank
15 Avenue du Ghana
BP. 323-1002
Tunis-Belvedere,Tunisia
FAX: (216) 71 831 472

The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.

The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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