Division Manager of English Translation

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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.

    Deadline: 15th December.

    For more information and application, visit: Division Manager of English Translation Website

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