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 Organisation 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.

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Job Title: Senior Stabilization and Recovery Officer

Requisition ID: 866
Location: N’Djamena, Chad
Job Grade: P3
Contract  Type: Fixed-term
Division: MNJTF Mission
Reports to: Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)
Directorate / Department: PAPS
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0

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Purpose of Job

  • Establish a link between ongoing MNJTF activities in the Lake Chad Basin region and the implementation of the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience of areas affected by the Boko Haram in order to achieve a coordinated approach between the MNJTF and RSS stakeholders.

Main Functions

  • Provide support in the preparation and Implement the programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan
  • Ensure effective coordination and implementation at various levels
  • Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other stakeholders including on relevant matters
  • Prepare and develop reports, budget and work programs related to the functioning of the Division
  • Provide support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholder’s coordination
  • Manage and supervise employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation
  • Conduct complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the mission
  • Liaise with the various Departments/Units of the mission for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Prepare budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required
  • Actively contribute in the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the coordinators at the LCBC RSS Secretariat and AUC to advice on location of stabilization programs based on security assessment by the MNJTF
  • Develop synergies with other regionally focused programs including SPRR/PRR/CBRR, peacebuilding, resilience, cross border cooperation for PVE, and protection of civilians
  • Act as focal point in managing MNJTF’s relationship with relevant stakeholders and structures in line with its core mandate and as it relates to the RSS
  • Manage and coordinate MNJTF’s partnership with regional organizations including the AU, relevant regional economic communities and other stakeholders where relevant as it relates to the RSS
  • Act as interlocutor between the MNJTF, AU MST, LCBC RSS Secretariat, UN entities and relevant stakeholders for joint priority setting for RSS funds utilization
  • Prepare monthly MNJTF updates for relevant RSS actors based on security assessment by the MNJTF
  • Convene stakeholder’s coordination meeting based on security assessment ahead of project commencement on areas ready for the MNJTF’s hold and build sequence
  • Strengthen MNJTF’s linkage with LCBC member states’ coordination mechanisms
  • Initiate an information system for coordination to collect and share information that is essential to effective coordination related to MNJTF and RSS-related activities
  • Develop strategies on compliance towards the effective integration of the POC strategy and SOP on treatment and handling of persons associated with Boko Haram into force operations
  • Report to the Heads of Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) and Conflict Management and Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development (CMPCRD) Division at the AU Headquarters on policy related matters of the RSS implementation
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A University Master’s Degree in Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, International relations, Social Sciences, or other related fields, with seven (7) years of relevant work experience of which three (3) years should have been at supervisory level.

OR

  • A University Bachelor Degree in Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, International Relations, Social Sciences, or other related fields, with ten (10) years of relevant work experience of which three (3) years should have been at supervisory level.

Required Skills:

  • Innovation – ability to make new and useful ideas work;
  • Leadership – ability to persuade others to follow;
  • Self-management and emotional intelligence;
  • People management – ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Communication – ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
  • Delivery – ability to get things done while exercising good judgment;
  • Resource planning and management – Partnership management.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules
  • 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 shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$ 89,891.62 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 76,352.16 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2022.

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

 

 

Job Title: Human Rights & Gender Officer

Requisition ID: 865
Location: N’Djamena, Chad
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Job Grade: P2
Division: MNJTF Mission
Contract  Type: Fixed-term
Directorate / Department: PAPS
Reports to: Senior Human Rights Officer

Purpose of Job

  • Assist in promoting and protecting human rights with particular attention to vulnerable groups (women, children, elderly and disabled). Also monitors, reports and advises on human rights abuse and coordinates with partners.

Main Functions

  • Assist in the following up on the activities of the mission, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan;
  • Suggest new and expand on existing policy areas for planned research;
  • Contribute in conducting analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit / Division;
  • Assist in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area;
  • Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas;
  • Participate in the organisation of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders;
  • Engage with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop working relationships.
  • Support the promotion of the activities of the mission including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets;
  • Assist in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit/Division;
  • Provide technical support to internal and external stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Research and collect information pertaining to human rights violations, keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information;
  • Design and implement technical processes of developing guidelines and procedures to enhance human right safeguards for the mission in line with regional and international instruments;
  • Ensure implementation of existing mission guidelines and procedures, including on handling persons associated with Boko Haram;
  • Drafts reports and correspondence relating to human rights violations;
  • Participates in hearings, consultations and prepare summaries of human right violation;
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights violations, including relevant political and legal developments in the country concerned;
  • Participates in Human rights training programs for National Law Enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote capacity building;
  • Reviews human rights violations, assess humanitarian matters and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers (HROs). Initiates awareness into political, humanitarian and economic matters.
  • Assists in promoting human rights awareness in the community through mobilization;
  • Liaise with other Human Rights Officers (HROs) in discussions with relevant authorities and other stakeholders with the aim of preventing human rights violations;
  • Liaise with the Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights violations, with special attention to vulnerable groups;
  • Design and maintain database to track project progress;
  • Submit timely monthly reports;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A University Bachelor Degree in Law, International Law, International Human Rights, Political Science, Disaster Management, Refugee Management, Laws of Armed Conflicts and Rules of Engagement, International Relations, Social Sciences or related fields, with five (5) years of progressively relevant work experience in the application of international instrument of which two (2) years should have been at supervisory level.

OR

  • A University Master’s Degree in Law, International Law, International Human Rights, Political Science, Disaster Management, Refugee Management, Laws of Armed Conflicts and Rules of Engagement, International Relations, Social Sciences or related fields, with two (2) years of progressively relevant work experience in the application of international instrument, experience in supervisory will be an added advantage.

Required Skills
Professional Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Knowledge of human rights issues, ability to identify related problems, and their political, ethnic, racial, gender inequality and socio-economic dimensions.
  • Knowledge of human rights organizations and their prevailing policies and procedures.
  • Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights violations.
  • Ability to identify sources for data collection, analyze information and draft human rights reports.
  • Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensure the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:

  • Speaks, writes clearly, listens to others, interprets messages correctly and responds appropriately. Acts in good faith.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.

Judgement / Decision-Making:

  • Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, spots the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; makes tough decisions when necessary.

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Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, solicits inputs, ideas and expertise, willing to learn from others, place team agenda before personal agenda, supports, acts in accordance with final group decision, share credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Consider all those whom services are provided to be “stakeholders” and seeks to see things from stakeholders’ point of view, establishes and maintains productive partnership with stakeholders by gaining their trust and respect.
  • Identify their needs and proffer appropriate solutions, monitor ongoing developments within the environment and keep them informed on the problems, progress and setbacks in the projects.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for result
  • Continuous improvement focus

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is added advantage.

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$ 78,182.35  (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 64,642.89  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2022.

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

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Job Title: Director – Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Requisition ID: 863
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Reports to: Commissioner (ESTI)
Directorate: ESTI
Number of Direct Reports: 7
Number of Indirect Reports: 11
Job Grade: D1
Contract  Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic and technical leadership for the Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation Directorate of the AU Commission.

Main Functions

  • Develops and maintains operating rules and procedures.
  • Provides technical leadership and ensure efficient functioning of all Divisions.
  • Ensures overall management of the Directorate activities.
  • Determines and executes the overall strategy of the organization.
  • Develops strategy aligned with the overall organizational strategy.
  • Designs and develops business continuity plan to address unforeseen circumstances.
  • Develops and oversees policy development guidelines.
  • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Ensures risk management and mitigation.;
  • Establishes and maintains strategic professional working relations with other directorates and top level stakeholders in partnering agencies and AU Member States.
  • Organizes and coordinates meetings and conferences between the organization and other relevant organizations;
  • Responsible for preparing periodic financial and budget statements and other reports;
  • Oversees the collection of contributed funds to the organization;
  • Initiate and take necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole;
  • Recommends training programmes related to programme design& coordination;
  • Promotes awareness and training of best practices in area of expertise.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Advises the Commissioner on policy and strategy matters in Education, Science, Technology and Space.
  • Responsible for the development of strategic plans, policies and programmes in the Education, Science, Technology and Space sectors.
  • Oversees the Human and financial resources of the Divisions including budget preparation and staff appraisals and quality assurance of the works of heads of division and coordinators of specialized instituions including including AOSTI, CIEFFA, IPED, Pan African University, STRC and the African Space Agency;
  • Provide in-house training/induction for new staff, and ensure the production of required documents and reports;
  • Prepares and organizes meetings of the Sectoral Technical Committees, and other relevant organisations.
  • Liaises with AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to monitor and ensure the implementation of continental strategies and information sharing in relevant sector areas.
  • Monitors and implements plans of action for different programmes, including Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, continental education strategy for Africa; and any others developed under the guidance of the Commissioner for HRST;
  • Ensures recruitment of staff and overall management of the Directorate’s personnel;
  • Develops and maintains operating rules and procedures;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions;
  • Prepares and oversees integrated programmes of overall activities of the department;
  • Determines and executes the overall strategy of the organization;
  • Builds and maintains professional working relations  with other directorates.
  • Initiates and takes necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole;
  • Propose training programmes relating to programme designing and coordination;
  • Promote awareness and training of best practices in area of expertise;
  • Interacts with  Development Partners in a bid to influence the adoption of and alignment of programmes to articulated AU Vision and priorities; as well as for resource mobilization and development of collaborative programmes;
  • Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners;
  • Oversees the harmonization of all sectorial policies on ESTI through international fora.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by HRST Commissioner.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Science and Technology, or Engineering with fifteen (15) years of postgraduate work experience of which a minimum of seven (7) years is expected to be from managerial level..
  • A Diploma or certificate in any of the following fields will be an added advantage: strategic planning; results based management.

Required Skills:

  • Managerial skills, political tactfulness and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with top level stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Focus
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Risk Management

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Effective Communication

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

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.
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Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Language:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 78,138.00 (D1 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
24th December, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer – Promotion

Requisition ID: 853
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Organization Information
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission
Directorate/Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division: Legal
Job Grade: P3
Contract  Type: Regular
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Purpose of Job

  • Provides technical legal support for the promotion of the human and people’s rights in line with the execution of the Commission’s Strategic Plan

 

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Main Functions

  • Contributes to the development of policies and strategies
  • Coordinates the implementation of programmes and plans on promotion of human and peoples’ rights
  • Liaises with stakeholders including Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), etc on relevant matters
  • Develops a promotional strategy in line with the approved Strategic Plan
  • Prepares the annual work plans for the Unit
  • Undertakes monitoring activities and produces periodic reports
  • Manages and supervises direct reports against agreed Key Results Area (KRA) and Key Performance Indictors (KPIs.)
  • Conducts analysis and generate reports on human and peoples’ rights situation on the African continent
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Prepares budgets for the Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.
  • Provides technical support for the development of resource mobilization
  • Prepares guidelines, fact sheets and other promotional activities

Specific Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Deputy Secretary, the Senior Legal Officer-Promotion shall perform the following duties:
  • Prepares and disseminates information on the work and activities of the ACHPR
  • Assists Commissioners in their promotional activities and follow-up on the various recommendations
  • Organises meetings, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences to inculcate and promote a culture of human rights on the continent
  • Prepares legal opinions to inform human rights policy formulation at the national, regional and continental levels
  • Analyses States Reports submitted to the Commission, in conformity with Article 62 of the African Charter
  • Prepares Summaries, Questionnaires, Concluding Observations and Recommendations on states reports for consideration by the Commissioners
  • Develops Guidelines for Promotional Missions
  • Updates reporting guidelines and formats for States Parties
  • Network and liaise with other stakeholders to build strong partnerships for human rights promotion in Africa
  • Provides advice on requests for Observers Status from NGOs, and  requests for Affiliate Status from NHRIs
  • Follows-up and report on the status of submission of Periodic Reports by Member States , in accordance with Article 62
  • Provides periodic updates on the status of submission of reports by NGOs and NHRIs
  • Provides legal technical assistance to the Deputy and Executive Secretary in their day-to-day work
  • Produces and/or contribute to key legal or policy analyses and publications
  • Promotes the integration of legal work across the regional programs and particularly in the regional offices
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops relationships
  • Performs any other duties as may be directed or required

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold  Master’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with seven (7) years’ experience within a human rights framework, preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation, with three (3) at supervisory level.

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from an accredited university with ten (10) years’ experience out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level, in a similar role and within a human rights framework, preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation.
  • Any other qualification in the area of human rights law or a member of the professional body  would be an advantage

Required Skills:

  • An in-depth understanding of the African human rights system and of comparative or international human rights law
  • Knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal submissions and opinions
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good communication and planning skills
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international organizations
  • Computer literacy

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management….
  • Managing Risk…
  • Strategic Insight…

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationships…
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules…
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge Sharing…
  • Drive for Results…
  • Continuous improvement orientation…

Enure 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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 13,248.00  (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
20th December, 2021.

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

 

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Job Title: Translator / Interpreter – Arabic

Requisition ID: 854
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission
Directorate/Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division : ACHPR – Translation
Job Grade: P4
Contract  Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for interpretation at the sessions  and meetings of the ACHPR as well as translation of documents from either Portuguese or Arabic into English

Main Functions

  • Liaises with various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Maintain Database, records and register, of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control
  • Provides proper, clear, faithful interpretation from one or more AUC working languages into one or more AUC working language during various conferences and meetings of the African Union using the standard, clear and accurate language;
  • Translates properly documents from  Arabic or Portuguese into other AU working languages, 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
  • Reads manuscripts with an editorial eye, giving attention to syntax, grammar, style and presentation, inconsistencies or missing parts in the documents and if any passages are still particularly difficult to understand, carryout some light copyediting
  • Prepares budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides simultaneous interpretation during the conferences, statutory sessions, meetings and audience’s discussions of the ACHPR
  • Provides consecutive, liaison and other forms of interpretation
  • Checks appropriate references to ensure exact understanding of use of AU technical terminologies
  • Ensures all documents of the ACHPR are prepared in all working languages of the African Union
  • Ensures all documents emanating from the ACHPR are of an impeccable standard in terminology, syntax, style and presentation, and provide quality translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters in a timely manner
  • Checks working documents before and after translation to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies
  • Consults colleagues, specialised dictionaries/glossaries, data banks and references sources to ensure translation accuracy
  • Participates in the development of AU terminology database by compiling terms into glossaries for validation by the Reviser for inclusion in the ACHPR in-house terminology bank
  • Updates specific terminologies, phrases, special expressions, lexicons and acronyms in order to expand vocabulary
  • Has a good working knowledge of Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • Ensures quality translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters in a timely manner and in the respective AU working languages
  • Protects the confidentiality of information; and
  • Performs any other duty relevant to their work as may be assigned

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold a Maste’s Degree in Translation, Modern Languages or related fields from an accredited university with 10 years’ experience as a translator out of which 6 at expert level. OR
  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Translation, Modern Languages or related fields from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience as translator in Arabic and Portuguese out of which 3 at expert level
  • Certification of translators’ professional member status from a recognized professional body is an added advantage
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • A degree in legal studies will be an advantage
  • A third AU working language will be an advntage

Required Skills
Functional skills and competencies:

  • Good translation and editing skills, with the ability to produce accurate and clear translations
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good communication and interpretational skills
  • Good computer literacy (Microsoft Office)

Personal abilities:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and international work environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a proactive manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and met tight deadline

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Experience in linguistic research and development data-base
  • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • An understanding of the confidential nature of this area of work

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in Arabic languagand. Knowledge of other AU working languages would be a distinct advantage.

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 Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation

Enure 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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

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$ 15,897.60  (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
20th December, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Communication and Database Officer

Requisition ID: 852
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Organization Information
Reports to: Public Relations/ Information Officer
Directorate/Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P1
Number of Positions: 1
Contract  Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • Provides technical support for the operations of the Communication and Complaints Database  in line with the ACHPR’s management information strategy

Main Functions

  • Provides technical support in the preparation and implementation of programmes developed out of the ACHPR’s Strategic plan
  • Supports the development and implementation of the ACHPR’s promotional strategy
  • Prepares draft reports and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit
  • Generates reports in a timely manner for the Unit
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Prepares budgets for the Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.
  • Provides IT support for resource mobilization activities
  • Prepares guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Analyzes existing data, and updates the database
  • Undertakes  monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Manages the electronic Database of communications related to ACHPR programmes
  • Updates and manages the Database of Communications considered by the Commission  with appropriate indexing, reflecting their current status
  • Maintains a proper record of all Communications submitted to the Commission
  • Develops an online system for tracking Communications
  • Uploads documents for dissemination on the ACHPR’s website
  • Manages subscriptions to other legal databases (e.g. Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw) to facilitate the research that underpins the legal work of the Commission
  • Manages multimedia and journalists database(s)
  • Develops and maintains web-based applications and databases (Oracle, SQL or MySQ)
  • Provides data processing services and specialized assistance in the use of applications and technological development;
  • Setup, Administer and Review Database backups and Archives
  • Undertakes User Security, Access Management and Audits
  • Conducts Database monitoring and Health management
  • Undertakes Database disaster recovery planning
  • Schedules and performs periodic reviews to harmonize data needs
  • Develops learning materials and trains staff members in new work methods and procedures,
  • Submits proposals for the formulation of policies related to the information management system,
  • Provides technical support (instructions and procedural manuals) for the implementation of approved work methods and procedures
  • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor Degree from an accredited University in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Must have professional certificates in Database Management and Development, Web Development as well as Open Source Server Administration
  • Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous professional experience in the field of ICT
  • Must have minimum of two  (2) years working experience in Multimedia and Journalists Database Management
  • Knowledge of Database applications and Website Development is required
  • Working experience in communication and information department in multilateral, regional or international organization will also be an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Good knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Demonstrable leadership abilities
  • Strong mathematical analytical skills
  • 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
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk
  • Core Competencies
  • Building Relationships
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation

Enure 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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 25,523.00 (P1 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 13,248.00 (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
20th December, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Translator / Interpreter – Portuguese

Requisition ID: 855
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Job Grade: P4
Contract  Type: Regular
Division : ACHPR – Translation
Reports to: Deputy Secretary to the Commission
Directorate / Department : African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR

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Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for interpretation at the sessions  and meetings of the ACHPR as well as translation of documents from either Portuguese or Arabic into English

 

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Main Functions

  • Liaises with various units of the ACHPR for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Maintain Database, records and register, of Translation and Interpretation Unit for accountability and control
  • Provides proper, clear, faithful interpretation from one or more AUC working languages into one or more AUC working language during various conferences and meetings of the African Union using the standard, clear and accurate language;
  • Translates properly documents from  Arabic or Portuguese into other AU working languages, 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
  • Reads manuscripts with an editorial eye, giving attention to syntax, grammar, style and presentation, inconsistencies or missing parts in the documents and if any passages are still particularly difficult to understand, carryout some light copyediting
  • Prepares budgets for the activities of the Translation and Interpretation Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides simultaneous interpretation during the conferences, statutory sessions, meetings and audience’s discussions of the ACHPR
  • Provides consecutive, liaison and other forms of interpretation
  • Checks appropriate references to ensure exact understanding of use of AU technical terminologies
  • Ensures all documents of the ACHPR are prepared in all working languages of the African Union
  • Ensures all documents emanating from the ACHPR are of an impeccable standard in terminology, syntax, style and presentation, and provide quality translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters in a timely manner
  • Checks working documents before and after translation to ensure contextual understanding, linguistic accuracy and conformity with established AU terminologies
  • Consults colleagues, specialised dictionaries/glossaries, data banks and references sources to ensure translation accuracy
  • Participates in the development of AU terminology database by compiling terms into glossaries for validation by the Reviser for inclusion in the ACHPR in-house terminology bank
  • Updates specific terminologies, phrases, special expressions, lexicons and acronyms in order to expand vocabulary
  • Has a good working knowledge of Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • Ensures quality translation of working documents on a wide range of subject matters in a timely manner and in the respective AU working languages
  • Protects the confidentiality of information; and
  • Performs any other duty relevant to their work as may be assigned

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold a Master’s Degree in Translation, Modern Languages or related fields from an accredited university with 10 years’ experience as a translator out of which 6 at expert level.

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Translation, Modern Languages or related fields from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience as translator in Arabic and Portuguese out of which 3 at expert level
  • Certification of translators’ professional member status from a recognized professional body is an added advantage
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • A degree in legal studies will be an advantage
  • A third AU working language will be an advntage

Required Skills
Functional skills and competencies:

  • Good translation and editing skills, with the ability to produce accurate and clear translations
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good communication and interpretational skills
  • Good computer literacy (Microsoft Office)

Personal abilities:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and international work environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a proactive manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and met tight deadline

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Experience in linguistic research and development data-base
  • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Translation Tool (CATT)
  • An understanding of the confidential nature of this area of work

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in Portuguese anguage and Knowledge of other AU working languages would be a distinct advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Enure 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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 15,897.60  (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
20th December, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Head, Sustainable Environment Division

Requisition ID: 864
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Type: Regular
Division: Sustainable Environment
Job Grade: P5
Reports to: Director of Industry, Mining, and Entrepreneurship
Directorate / Department: Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy
Number of Direct Reports: 5
Number of Indirect Reports: 12

Purpose of Job

  • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Sustainable Environment Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

Main Functions

  • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance as per organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the Department’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at Division level;
  • Manages risk within the Division and recommends mitigation strategies;
  • Designs and plans policy programs to achieve the strategies;
  • Develops new and review activities as components of the strategies and policies;
  • Addresses problems in arising to current approaches to relevant area;
  • Engages stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing strategies;
  • Represents the organisation and explains its position at conferences;
  • Mobilises funding from all donors to use to execute strategies and activities;
  • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at Division level;
  • Creates an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Leads the technical development of continental policies and programmes in blue economy;
  • Initiates and develops policies, strategies and programmers that contribute to the goals of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment consistent with AUC vision and mandates;
  • Provides support for the implementation of policies, strategies and programs in terms of advocacy, coordination and guidance that contribute to effective implementation of relevant AU decision on matters related Sustainable Environment;
  • Provides overall guidance and management for the human, financial and material resources of the Sustainable Environment Division;
  • Liaises with other departments of the AU Commission as well as RECs, Member States and other relevant stakeholders to identify and promote synergies across initiatives and to ensure a coordinated development and implementation of such initiatives.
  • Builds and strengthens strategic partnerships to harness technical and financial resources necessary for effective implementation of policies, strategies and programs on Sustainable Environment;
  • Creates and strengthens various forums for stakeholders’ consultations, exchange of experiences, lessons, and capacity building; and represent the AUC in such forums.
  • Prepares periodic reports on implementation of programs of the Division;
  • Represents the Directorate of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy in AU missions as well as in taskforces/committees and meetings on matters of Sustainable Environment;
  • Provides support to the Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy in preparing statements, proposals, reports and other relevant tasks on Sustainable Environment;
  • Leads the development and implementation of Strategic initiatives and programs to contribute towards the achievement of AU/ARBE mandates, roles and strategies;
  • Oversees the development of mechanisms to enhance capacity for evidence based planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Oversees strengthening capacity in terms of skills development, and streamlined/enhanced organizations, networks, and s stems;
  • Oversees and strengthens partnerships with relevant development institutions and stakeholders
  • Leads strategy for advocacy, and broadening support for initiatives, and resources mobilization for implementation of the programs
  • Ensures effective and efficient management of human, financial and material resources at the disposal of the Division of Sustainable Environment;
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Management or related fields with 12 (twelve) years of relevant work experience working in progressively responsible positions, with 7 (seven) years of at managerial level and 5 (five) years at supervisory level.
  • Experience working in a national or an international organization dealing with relevant sub-sectors under Sustainable Environment issues.
  • Experience working in an international organization dealing with Environmental issues.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Interpersonal and Negotiation skills
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite and AU computer systems
  • Communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the policies, strategies and programmes of AU
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic and Portuguese) is a must. Knowledge of one or all of the other working languages would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Perspective:
  • Developing Others:
  • Change Management:
  • Managing Risk:

Core Competencies:

  • Building relationships:
  • Foster Accountability Culture:
  • Learning Orientation:
  • Communicating with impact:

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking:
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing:
  • Drive for result:
  • Fosters Innovation:

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.

Language:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746.00 (P5 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
24th December, 2021.

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

 

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Job Title: Head of Division, Ombudsman and Mediation

Requisition ID: 710
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Type: Regular
Autonomous Office: Ombudsman and Mediation
Job Grade: P5
Reports to: AUC Chairperson through Deputy Chairperson
Directorate / Department: Autonomous Office in the Directorate of Ethics, Integrity & Standards
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Purpose of Job

  • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Ombudsman and Medation Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

Main Functions

  • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
  • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
  • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
  • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
  • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
  • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;
  • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.
  • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
  • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
  • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;
  • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
  • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
  • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The AU Ombudsman addresses matters arising from administrative decisions and actions taken against a staff member in violation of his or her terms and conditions of employment.
  • He/She mainly:
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the administration of justice in addressing employment relations.
  • Addresses challenges arising through the application of regulations and rules.
  • Undertakes all such work and duties as may be necessary for the effective execution of the functions and objectives of the Office within the framework of its mandate.
  • Facilitates and coordinates the implementation and monitoring of the Office’s strategic plan.
  • Coordinates the mainstreaming of the Office into relevant programmes and ensure linkages, synergies and opportunities for joint programming.
  • Coordinates the preparation and development of reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Office.
  • Prepares budgets for the Office in accordance with relevant frameworks.
  • Develops training materials and provides the necessary training and support to all AU Organs and Offices
  • Provides technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to system implementation projects and maintenance.
  • Coordinates activities, supervises and manages staff members.
  • Promotes non-adversarial means of managing employment-based relations between Staff Members and Management through conciliation, mediation and negotiation.
  • Provides advice to staff members, elected officials and administrative bodies on mediation and conciliation issues.
  • Receives, inquires and addresses conflict and other grievances staff members may file with the Office
  • Offers services that are impartial, objective, neutral, independent, and fully confidential.
  • Addresses conditions of employment, administration of benefits, managerial practices, as well as professional and staff relation matters.
  • Leads in the drafting of the Ombudsman policy and other relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Drafts rules and procedures regarding the filing and addressing of complaints.
  • Prepares work plans and budgets for the Office
  • Sets up a hotline and manages online reporting of cases by staff members.
  • Advises the Chairperson and administration on the outcome of each matter brought before the Office of the Ombudsman.
  • Prepares an annual report of cases handled and submits to the Chairperson through the Deputy Chairperson.
  • Performs any other function assigned to him or her by the Chairperson.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, or any other relevant area with twelve (12) years of relevant work experience out of which seven (7) years should be at a managerial level and five (5) need to relate to a supervisory role.
  • Proven experience in policy formulation

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 in international educational reforms and strategies
  • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
  • Planning, Budgeting and Organization skills.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages; fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Perspective:
  • Developing Others:
  • Change Management:
  • Managing Risk:

Core Competencies:

  • Building relationships:
  • Foster Accountability Culture:
  • Learning Orientation:
  • Communicating with impact:

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking:
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing:
  • Drive for result:
  • Fosters Innovation:

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.
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Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 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
24th December, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Director – Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Requisition ID: 863
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: D1
Reports to: Commissioner (ESTI)
Directorate: ESTI
Number of Direct Reports: 7
Number of Indirect Reports: 11

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic and technical leadership for the Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation Directorate of the AU Commission.

Main Functions

  • Develops and maintains operating rules and procedures.
  • Provides technical leadership and ensure efficient functioning of all Divisions.
  • Ensures overall management of the Directorate activities.
  • Determines and executes the overall strategy of the organization.
  • Develops strategy aligned with the overall organizational strategy.
  • Designs and develops business continuity plan to address unforeseen circumstances.
  • Develops and oversees policy development guidelines.
  • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Ensures risk management and mitigation.;
  • Establishes and maintains strategic professional working relations with other directorates and top level stakeholders in partnering agencies and AU Member States.
  • Organizes and coordinates meetings and conferences between the organization and other relevant organizations;
  • Responsible for preparing periodic financial and budget statements and other reports;
  • Oversees the collection of contributed funds to the organization;
  • Initiate and take necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole;
  • Recommends training programmes related to programme design& coordination;
  • Promotes awareness and training of best practices in area of expertise.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Advises the Commissioner on policy and strategy matters in Education, Science, Technology and Space.
  • Responsible for the development of strategic plans, policies and programmes in the Education, Science, Technology and Space sectors.
  • Oversees the Human and financial resources of the Divisions including budget preparation and staff appraisals and quality assurance of the works of heads of division and coordinators of specialized instituions including including AOSTI, CIEFFA, IPED, Pan African University, STRC and the African Space Agency;
  • Provide in-house training/induction for new staff, and ensure the production of required documents and reports;
  • Prepares and organizes meetings of the Sectoral Technical Committees, and other relevant organisations.
  • Liaises with AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to monitor and ensure the implementation of continental strategies and information sharing in relevant sector areas.
  • Monitors and implements plans of action for different programmes, including Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, continental education strategy for Africa; and any others developed under the guidance of the Commissioner for HRST;
  • Ensures recruitment of staff and overall management of the Directorate’s personnel;
  • Develops and maintains operating rules and procedures;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions;
  • Prepares and oversees integrated programmes of overall activities of the department;
  • Determines and executes the overall strategy of the organization;
  • Builds and maintains professional working relations  with other directorates.
  • Initiates and takes necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole;
  • Propose training programmes relating to programme designing and coordination;
  • Promote awareness and training of best practices in area of expertise;
  • Interacts with  Development Partners in a bid to influence the adoption of and alignment of programmes to articulated AU Vision and priorities; as well as for resource mobilization and development of collaborative programmes;
  • Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners;
  • Oversees the harmonization of all sectorial policies on ESTI through international fora.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by HRST Commissioner.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Education, Science and technology, or engineering with fifteen (15) years of postgraduate work experience of which a minimum of seven (7) years is expected to be from managerial level..
  • A diploma or certificate in any of the following fields will be an added advantage: strategic planning; results based management.

 

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Required Skills:

  • Managerial skills, political tactfulness and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with top level stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Focus
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Risk Management.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Effective Communication.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation.

Enure 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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 78,138.00 (D1 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
24th December, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Director – Strategic Planning & Delivery

Requisition ID: 857
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: D1
Reports to: Chairperson of the Commission
Directorate: OSPD (Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery)
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 34

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the of Strategic Planning and Delivery Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the department and ensures alignment with overall organizational strategy;
  • Manages and supervises employees within the directorate, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
  • Drives the implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
  • Ensures the delivery of the directorate’s annual targets in line with the organization’s overall goals and maintains robust departmental monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the department/directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Department/Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate/department and ensures effective management of personnel, budget, performance, program quality, employee relations matters and training in conformity with relevant rules, policies and procedures;
  • Builds and maintains good working relations and collaboration with other directorates / departments;
  • Develops and maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member State and partner institution;
  • Coordinates meetings between the organization and relevant partners;
  • Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports;
  • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization, attributed to the directorate/department;
  • Implements and Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Directorate;
  • Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines in line with the organization’s legal framework;
  • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s strategic goals and mandate in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Prepares and oversees integrated programs, projects and overall activities of the organization.
  • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the department
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the department / directorate.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversees the development, implementation and delivery of AU-wide long term and medium-term strategic plan, or other continental frameworks of the Commission, consistent with the African Union Agenda 2063;
  • Coordinates and follow up the implementation of Agenda 2063 ten years’ implementation plans.
  • Provides strategic guidance to the AUC and other Organs of the Union
  • Fosters institutionalization of Results oriented culture within the union
  • Monitors and evaluates the implementation of the strategy across the Union.
  • Builds continental and global partnerships.
  • Ensures overall efficient and effective management of the department
  • Contributes to the overall work of the Commission by playing an effective role in the Senior Management Team of the BCP.
  • Promotes AUC’s role as African think tank through evidence-based policy research.
  • Ensures the formulation of Agenda 2063 and engages in domestication in Member States’ National Plans; alignment of strategic plans of AUC Departments, Organs and RECS with the FTYIP;
  • Ensures the formulation of the directorates action plan, strategic plan and budget
  • Ensures the preparation of mid-year and annual narrative and financial reports on the status of the implementation of Agenda 2063 within the Union, Regional Economic Communities and Member States
  • Facilitates the mid-term evaluation and the end of the Agenda 2063 Implementation plans.
  • Leads in the consultancy and feasibility studies of Agenda 2063 projects
  • Attends technical and strategic meetings of the AU
  • Any other assignment attributed by his/her direct supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A University Master’s Degree in Statistics,  Economics, Finance, , Monitoring and Evaluation, Management or any related field  with fifteen (15) years of   experience in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation in national, regional or international organisations, out of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and 5 (five) years at supervisory level .
    Membership of relevant professional body is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Results monitoring and reporting
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of data analysis and statistics
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and budgeting systems in public international organisations Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Developing Others
  • Driving Change
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

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.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 78,138.00 (D1 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
24th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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