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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director – Partnerships Management and Resource Mobilization

Requisition ID: 273
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Chairperson of the Commission
Number of Direct Reports: 1  
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Job Grade: D1

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Partnerships Management and Resource Mobilization Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the d Directorate 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 directorate;  
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;  
  • Leads the directorate 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;  
  • 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 Directorate  
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the Directorate

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides technical and intellectual leadership in the management of the Directorate;
  • Coordinates and manages the various Partnerships entered into between Africa and other parts of the World at multilateral level and co-ordinates overall resource mobilization aimed at boosting efforts towards the implementation of the AU Agenda 2063 and the AU mandate;
  • Coordinates the operationalization of the Partnerships Management Information System (PMIS) for effective management and linkage with all AU stakeholders;
  • Collaborates with relevant departments for effective communication and    information dissemination on all Partnerships;
  • Conducts research on opportunities for partner engagement in support of the delivery of the AU’s mandate and objectives across Africa;
  • Monitors, evaluates, follows up and reports on all AU partnerships initiatives;
  • Promotes Africa’s common agenda
  • Ensures effective coordination and harmonization of all partners’ related activities with Departments, Directorates and autonomous units within the Commission;
  • Engages with African Diplomatic Corps in capitals/cities of countries/regions where the African Union has Strategic Partnerships;
  • Initiates, develops and facilitates implementation policy for international cooperation and resource mobilization;
  • Operationalizes the AUC Resource Mobilization (RM) and Financing and Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategies for Agenda 2063 implementation
  • Facilitates regular dialogue between the AU Commission and International Partners at different levels (political, policy, technical);
  • Ensures that interventions and support programmes by International Partners are in line with AU approved priorities;
  • Provides leadership in the centralization and co-ordination of all international partner support to the Africa Union
  • Prepares and oversee integrated programs of overall activities of the directorate.
  • Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Social sciences, or other relevant fields with 15 years of relevant progressive working experience, out of which 8 years should be at managerial level with minimum 5 years’ experience involving direct supervisory roles.
  • Additional or higher academic qualifications in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • In-depth experience in Partnerships and Resource Mobilization in national, regional or international organizations will be an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Negotiation and Interpersonal skills
  • Communication, Report Writing and Presentation skills
  • Knowledge and operational understanding of the policies, systems and programs of AU
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Research and Analytical Skills
  • 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 Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

Tenure of the Appointment

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  • 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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director Ethics, Integrity & Standards

Requisition ID: 272
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Grade: D1   
Reports to: Chairperson of the Commission    
Directorate: Ethics, Integrity & Standards
Number of Direct Reports: 4     
Number of Indirect Reports: 14
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate/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;
  •  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 Directorate
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the /directorate

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manages the implementation of ethical policies and guidelines in all Union Organs and offices
  • Coordinates the provision of administrative and budgetary support to autonomous offices within the Directorate – the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board.
  • Develops and implements relevant rules, policies and procedures for the Ethics office
  • Ensures the management of the Ethics Office personnel, budget, performance, quality, and training in conformity with the Code of Ethics and Conduct and other relevant rules and procedures in force.
  • Determines and executes in collaboration with the Heads of the Autonomous Offices within the Directorate an overall strategy for the administration of justice in all Union Organs.
  • Leads and directs compliance issues and the proper implementation of policies approved by the Commission.
  • Prepares and supports integrated programs of overall activities of the Directorate.
  • Builds and maintains a strategic plan to foster good working relations with the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board as well as other Directorates and offices.
  • Maintains and respects the independent technical functioning of the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board;
  • Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in all Union Organs, Offices and partners.
  • Organizes the coordination of meetings between the AUC and other Organs, agencies and relevant offices in its area of operation.
  • Prepares periodic financial and budget execution reports and annual financial statements for the Ethics Office and provides support and guidance to Administrative Tribunal, Disciplinary Board and Ombudsman in doing the same.
  • Initiates and takes necessary actions to ensure availability of funds for the operation of the Directorate. Proposes relevant training programs for staff to enhance their efficiency.
  • Promotes awareness and training programs of policies approved by the Commission.
  • Ensures the preparation and submission of annual reports of the Ethics office to the PRC through the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
  • Conducts goal setting and periodic performance evaluation of ethics staff members and supervises the other offices to do the same in a timely manner.
  • Promotes ethical compliance and standards of AU Values within the Union Organs.
  • Advises the Chairperson and Heads of all organs and offices on ethical matters
  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Ethics Program and its related activities in order to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the Ethics Office
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g., Legal Counsel, Internal Audit, Administration and Human Resource, etc.) in ensuring compliance with the Code of ethics and Conduct, regulations and rules.
  • Promotes confidentiality and executes responsibilities in a prudent and judicious manner
  • Manages the implementation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct, and the core values of the Commission, as specified in the Code
  • Cooperates with the Office of the Legal Counsel and other concerned units of the African Union to draft relevant policies
  • Manages and implements the Harassment policy and system
  • Receives, inquires and address ethics related complaints from all Union Organs
  • Provides guidance to AUC management, and managements of other AU organs in ensuring that rules, policies, procedures and practices are implemented and adhered to with the highest standards of integrity
  • Provides confidential advice and guidance to staff and Elected Officials on ethical issues, (e.g., conflicts of interest)
  • Supports services in the assessment of organizational risk related to misconduct and non-compliance of the Code of Ethics and Conduct
  • Monitors program performance and supports periodic measurements of program effectiveness
  • Ensures confidentiality and protection of staff against retaliation for reporting misconduct and for cooperating with duly authorized audits or investigations
  • Participates in management meetings and provide ethical advice
  • Supports services in the execution of the mandatory ethics training program
  • Manages the yearly ethics training certification by staff and Elected Officials and report to the Chairperson accordingly
  • Promotes staff awareness on ethical standards and behavior
  • Manages the implementation of the program including the gift and financial disclosure program
  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of implementation of the Code of Ethics and Conducts and relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Manages the performance of staff in the Ethics Office.
  • Prepares and submits Annual Ethics Report to the PRC through the Chairperson
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the  supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Policy, Public Administration with 15 years relevant work experience out of which 8 years should be at a managerial level and 5 years need to be in a supervisory role.

Required Skills
Leadership skills:

  • Ability to achieve documented objectives and meet timelines
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills: Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected
  • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in teams
  • 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 Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Director Peace Fund Secretariat

Requisition ID: 259
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Chairperson of the Commission
Department: Peace Fund Secretariat
Number of Direct Reports: 9
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Grade: D1

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Peace Fund Secretariat in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate 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;
  • 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 Directorate.
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the directorate.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Sets the vision and priorities of the Peace Fund through translation of the aspirations of the AU Agenda 2063 into concrete implementable programmes;
  • Determines annual performance targets for the Peace Fund and reports on progress to the Board of Trustees and the Executive Management Committee;
  • Provides regular reports to the Executive Management Committee on portfolio delivery;
  • Conducts regular engagement and collaboration with, and timely reporting to the PRC and respective subcommittees;
  • Leads partnership negotiations and resource mobilisation with strategic partners to finance the Peace Fund’s programmes and priorities;
  • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the Fund’s operations and the delivery of high impact results for the continent;
  • Supervises Peace Fund staff and inspires high performance and delivery across the portfolio;
  • Develops and implements strategies that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Fund;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships between the Secretariat and the Fund’s stakeholders, namely other departments and organs of the African Union, the Executive Management Committee, Advisory Panel, Board of Trustees, AU Member States, International Co-operating Partners and any other contributors to the Fund;
  • Ensures that the Independent Evaluation Group receives the requisite support from the Peace Fund and its stakeholders to fulfil its mandate without undue hindrance;
  • Promotes collaboration and co-operation between the Fund’s stakeholders and ensure that their interests, aims and expectations are embraced in decision-making processes.
  • Leads the Secretariat’s efforts to support the governing structures of the Fund;
  • Isolates and resolves administrative bottlenecks in progress reports from Managers and other governance structures of the Fund;
  • Co-ordinates the Secretariat’s interactions with the Fund Manager and oversee implementation of accountability mechanisms for the Fund Manager;
  • Recruits and retains professional staff for the Secretariat, ensuring that selection is open, transparent and based on merit, taking into account geographic and gender balance, in accordance with the organisational structure and administrative budget approved by the Board of Trustees;
  • Manages the Secretariat’s team of professionals, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fund to ensure effective and efficient financial management, sustainable resource mobilisation, and effective monitoring and evaluation;
  • Manages and develops staff in order to maximise performance and promote an inclusive and healthy working environment by: (i) providing regular and structured performance feedback to Secretariat staff, (ii) identifying capacity development needs and supporting interventions for improving Secretariat staff’s capacity to deliver on the Fund’s objectives.
  • Oversees the preparation of the Fund’s annual work plans and budgets;
  • Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, Public Policy, Business Administration, Finance, Management, or related fields from a recognised institution with;
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in management of large multi-partner funds, working with governance and oversight bodies e with at least eight (8) years served at  managerial level  and five (5) years at supervisory level, preferably in global or regional multilateral/inter-governmental institutions, or within national governments.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Research and Analytical skills
  • Communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office suite
  • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, strategies and operations.
  • 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 Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving.
  • Job Knowledge.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director of Citizens and Diaspora Organizations

Requisition ID: 275
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Deputy Chairperson
Directorate: Citizens and Diaspora Organizations
Number of Direct Reports: 2     
Number of Indirect Reports: 9
Job Grade: D1  

Purpose of Job
To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Citizens and Diaspora Organizations Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 directorate monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate 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;
  • 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 attributed to the directorate;
  • 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 Directorate;
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the Directorate.

Specific Responsibilities
The Director of CIDO, manages the directorate and two divisions focusing on three major areas:

Policy Matters:

  • Provides support to the Deputy Chairperson in close consultation with Cabinet, Departments, AU Organs and Member States, African Civil Society, Diaspora communities worldwide, diplomatic missions accredited to Member States, International Organizations, Donor Communities, regional organizations and other relevant bodies in the mainstreaming of civil society and the African Diaspora in the affairs of the AU and the conceptualization and development of new initiatives as well as in the implementation of coherent policies relating to the substantive AU agenda.

Staff Direction and Management:

  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of the civil society and Diaspora Divisions, including staff and programme activities, effective follow-up on decisions and recommendations, coordination and liaison with other Directorates and relationship with partners and donors.

Financial and Programme Management Matters:

  • As Principal Programme Manager, he/she will also be responsible for preparation of budgets and implementation of programmes, liaising, as appropriate, with Cabinet and Finance Directorate on the planning, monitoring and reporting of the Commission’s budget and supervising donor relationships and monitoring the Commission’s funding mechanism.
  • Exercises overall management responsibility to ensure timely production of reports, analyses, briefing notes, background papers and talking point for the Chairperson of the Commission and other relevant political functionaries.  
  • Acts as a focal point for organizing relevant meetings and plan and support civil society programmes and activities in general and the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC) in particular;
  • Promotes relations within the African Diaspora and the implementation of the AU’s Diaspora Initiative;
  • Initiates actions and participates in activities to raise extra-budgetary funds;
  • Develops and proposes modalities for the involvement of Member States in the implementation of the AU’s Diaspora Initiative and civil society agenda;
  • Promotes advocacy of the decisions of AU Policy Organs in this area of competence;
  • Seeks and expands cooperation with civil society and Diaspora networks, research institutions, intergovernmental organizations and other relevant agencies that will support these objectives.
  • Ensures the coordination and implementation of AU decision in the various organs.
  • Ensures the management of Directorate: personnel, budget, performance, quality, discipline and training, in conformity with relevant rules and procedures in force;
  • Any other task or attribution assigned by the direct supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration Diplomacy, Strategic Studies or Social Sciences, with 15 years relevant experience of which 8 years should be at managerial level, and 5 years in a supervisory role
  • Experience in the areas of civil society organizations, diplomacy, democracy, good governance, human rights preferably in a regional or  international working environment is required.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership and innovation skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to works with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Planning, budgeting and organization skills
  • Computing skills
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director of Medical and Health Services

Requisition ID: 277
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Deputy Chairperson
Directorate: Medical and Health Services
Number of Direct Reports: 2     
Number of Indirect Reports: 58
Job Grade: D1  

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Medical and Health Services Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate 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;
  •  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 Directorate
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the directorate

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversees the comprehensive coverage of health care needs for African Union Commission staff members and their eligible Dependents, as well as staff members of the African Diplomatic Corps based in Addis Ababa.
  • Leads the medical coverage of AU Conferences, Meetings and Summits.
  • Oversees the organization of medical referral services and medical evacuations for AU Commission staff members, as well as members of the African Diplomatic Corps.
  • Oversees the preventive and curative health care for MHSD clients as stated above.
  • Oversees the pre-employment medical evaluation and assessment for AU staff and annual medical assessment of AU personnel prior to renewal of contracts.
  • Provides leadership in the implementation of the Medical Assistance Plan or Insurances Scheme adopted by the Commission.
  • Provides advice on Health-related programs and matters to the AUC, Regional Offices and Organs.
  • Leads the provision of technical assistance in planning, running and maintaining health services for AU Peace Support Operations.
  • Leads the organization of outreaches to AU Regional Offices/ Organs on health-related issues.
  • Leads the implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of projects and programs within the Medical and Health Directorate.
  • Ensures the preparation and submission of periodic reports on activities and specific missions of the Directorate.
  • Performs any other relevant duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in Medicine (MD, MBBS, BMBCh) with 15 years’ relevant experience of which 8 should be at Managerial level and 5 years at Supervisory level
  • Must have relevant work experience with a government hospital /private practice or an international organization.
  • Must be a licensed medical practitioner and Specialist in a relevant field.

Required Skills:

  • Managerial delegation, political tact 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 program delivery.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director, Management Information Systems

Requisition ID: 276
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Deputy Chairperson
Directorate: Management Information Systems
Number of Direct Reports: 6     
Number of Indirect Reports: 24
Job Grade: D1   

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Management Information Systems Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 directorate;
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the directorate 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;
  •  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 Directorate
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the directorate

Specific Responsibilities

  • Formulates Information System and ICT strategies, and provides IS and ICT services to support the Strategic and Functional Objectives of the Organization;
  • Provides guidance on ICT acquisition and management in line with defined ICT standards, policies and technologies, and ensure their compliance;
  • Develops and implements business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss.
  • Develops metrics to measure performance of IT infrastructure and systems to assess operating costs, productivity levels and upgrade requirements and report on progress made in improving ICT capability.
  • Coordinates security and compliance of all information assets within the Organization;
  • Drives digital transformation in line with the organization strategic goals.
  • Oversees data integrity, quality traceability of the organization and its business units;
  • Oversees the design, development and integration of the organization’s data, applications, IT Infrastructure and Information Systems (IS) while promoting effectiveness and cost efficiency as well as operation of all major AU processes using ICT as an enabler, including improvements to work processes;
  • Coordinates meetings of IT Strategy and Steering Committees to ensure optimal IT value within the Organization.
  • Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics Engineering, Management, Business Administration, related fields and with 15 years’ experience in the field of Information Technology; implementation and management of large-scale information systems of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and Five (5) years at supervisory level. Proven track record of management and technical leadership in delivering ICT services in offices located worldwide.
  • An ICT certification in ITIL, Project Management, CISCO, SAP and Security is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Managerial and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to initiate and identify key strategic opportunities and risks
  • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery
  • Communication and report writing skills
  •  Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director – Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship

Requisition ID: 271
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Commissioner Economic Development, Trade, Industry, and Mining
Department: Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship
Number of Direct Reports: 3
Number of Indirect Reports: 15
Job Grade: D1

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship Department 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  Department, ensures the timely delivery of the  Department’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  Department’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 directorate
  • Manages the work of the Department and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system
  • Leads the directorate 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 / depertment
  • Implements and Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the  Department
  • 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.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinates cooperation programs and activities among Member States, the RECs as well as other pertinent African and international organizations to ensure the maximum impact of their activities on African Industrial Development and Integration within the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA, the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community, AUDA-NEPAD, Assembly Decisions on the African Mining Vision (AMV), the strategy for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA), decisions relating to the Boosting of Intra-African Trade and the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (BIAT / CFTA) and the Small and Medium Enterprise Strategy (SME)
  • Coordinates and harmonizes industrial policy measures, strategies and regulatory frameworks in the continent in order to promote industrial development and growth by, among others, promoting raw materials development and utilization by the industries and thereby encourage the development of resource-based industries in Africa
  • Promotes technology transfer and commercialization of industrial research and development program, establishment of technical support centers for SMIs, incubation centers, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Parks, etc
  • Collaborates with Regional Economics Communities and Member States to strengthen capacity and institutional frameworks for industrial development and promote and strengthen Quality, Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Accreditation structures at continental, regional and national levels; Collaborate with relevant national, regional and continental and global institutions in the development of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and access to knowledge
  • Leads the development of comprehensive programs to position Africa to benefit from digital economy and the 4th Industrial Revolution, encourage industrial competitiveness and monitor industrial performance through among others the establishment of an African Industrial Database
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with the Diaspora and global private investors, businesses and institutions; multilateral partners and government agencies to support private sector development
  • Leads the development of comprehensive programs for strengthening financial Facilitate the design and implementation of specific programs for strengthening   corporate governance, institutional and managerial capacity and providing technical assistance to MSMEs and business associations to upgrade their operational efficiency and competitiveness
  • Promotes initiatives for supporting the efforts of Regional Economic Communities and Member States to develop infrastructure through public-private partnerships by assisting to develop legal and regulatory framework for public-private partnerships operation and financing in the continent
  • Develops programs to capture and organize the informal private sector as part of the overall strategy to expand the continental organized private sector
  • Builds win-win partnerships and trust relationships with key partners and external stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important external stakeholders; engage with key stakeholders as and when required to enhance industrialization in the continent
  • Provides strategic advice and technical support to the Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining in preparing statements, proposals, briefs, reports and other relevant tasks
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, International Trade, Engineering or a relevant field, with fifteen (15) years’ of experience in Industrial, mineral resource or entrepreneurship development in progressively responsible positions, of which eight (8) years at managerial level and five (5) years at supervisory level
  • A higher qualification will be an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to use managerial delegation, political tact 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
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • 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 Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and Information Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • 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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Directorate – Woman, Gender and Youth

Requisition ID: 274
Location: Addis – Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Chairperson of the Commission
Directorate:  Women, Gender and Youth
Number of Direct Reports: 3
Number of Indirect Reports : 24
Job Grade: D1

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Women, Gender and Youth Development Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Directorate 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 Directorate monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the directorate;  
  • Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;  
  • Leads the Directorate 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 attributed to the directorate;  
  • 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 Directorate
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the Directorate .

Specific Responsibilities

  • To advise the Chairperson on policy and strategy matters on gender equality, women and youth empowerment and development and to assist the Deputy-Chairperson and all the Commissioners in ensuring the integration of a gender and youth perspectives into the policies, programmes, structures, activities of the Commission, AU Organs, Specialised Agencies, RECS, Member States and  entire African Union;  
  • To coordinate the AU work on gender equality, women and youth empowerment and development with all other relevant entities in the African Union system and with technical partners to ensure that their activities support the key results envisaged in the AUC Gender and Youth Agendas
  • To facilitate effective dialogue on continental and global policy issues related to gender equality, women and youth empowerment and development and provide leadership on new policy direction
  • To prepare, organise, coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of policies, programmes, plans of action and activities of the Directorate;
  • To develop and maintain appropriate working relations with partners of the African Union, in the field of gender equality, women and youth empowerment and development;
  • As a  member of the Senior Management Group, the Director is a strategic institutional partner, policy advisor, employee advocate and a supporter of change management and performance improvement
  • To promote best practices and appropriate working systems;
  • To produce and submit periodic reports of activities and specific missions.
  • Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social sciences, Law, Gender, Development Studies or  International Relations
  • 15 years of experience with 8 years at managerial level and 5 years at a supervisory level.
  • Relevant experience in gender and youth affairs in the African continent is a requirement
  • Deep understanding of Pan-Africanism and the role of women and youth in the African development agenda is a necessity
  • Experience in working at a high-level in a multi-lateral and multi-cultural environment is desirable

Required Skills:

  • Ability to use strong managerial delegation, political tact 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
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

Tenure of  the 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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title:  Director Economic Development Integration and Trade

Job ID: 270
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Commissioner, Economic Development, Trade, Industry, and Mining
Department : Economic Development, Integration and Trade.
Number of Direct Reports: 3    
Number of Indirect Reports: 18
Job Grade: D1  

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Economic Development, Integration and Trade Department 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 department, ensures the timely delivery of the Department’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 Department’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;
  • Manages the work of the Department and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the 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 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 department;
  • Implements and maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Department;
  • 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.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Leads the implementation of the African integration agenda including coordination of Committee meetings of the AUC and RECs for the preparation of
    the coordination meetings of Heads of States and Government.
  • Coordinates and supervises the formulation and monitoring of economic transformative policies and establishment of AU Financial Institutions.
  • Facilitates the formulation, organization and management of key policies and program of economic analysis to enhance continental and regional integration in line with the ACFTA and AU Agenda 2063 in close collaboration with Member States and RECs.
  • Oversees the development of policies and programs to promote macroeconomic stability, monetary and fiscal harmonization and cooperation among member states; and financial integration.
  • Provides Advisory Services to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in their relations with RECs and Member States on issues in the AfCFTA Negotiations.
  • Contributes to the formulation of African Common Positions in International Trade Negotiations.
  • Facilitates the coordination with RECs and other Partners in the AfCFTA Negotiations.
  • Leads the implementation of Agenda 2030 of SDGs on the continent, the preparation of the report on assessing Agenda 2030 of SGDs in Africa in collaboration with other AUC Departments and Organs.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of programs to support member states which leads to the improvement of the business environment, promote private sector growth and build competitive economies including the organization of the annual Pan-African Forum of the Private Sector.
  • Supervises the preparation of research papers, reports and scientific publications.
  • Participates in the international conferences, such as the G20, the G8, F-15, and report back to the Commissioner.
  • Establishes proper infrastructure and best practices for effective partnership development and management.
  • Leads, supervises and carry out the work program of the Department.
  • Coordinate the work carried out by different Divisions under the Department and provides programmatic/substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others.
  • Ensures the progress of implementation of activities of the Department.
  • Provides strategic advice and technical support to the Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining in preparing statements, proposals, briefs, reports and other relevant tasks.
  • Performs any other assignment as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, International Business, Public Administration or related field, with fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience of which eight (8) years at managerial level and five (5) years at supervision level.

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 program delivery
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish); fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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.

AU Values : 

  • Respect for Diversity and Team Work.
  • Think Africa Above all.
  • Transparency and Accountability.
  • Integrity and Impartiality.
  • Efficiency and Professionalism.
  • Information and Knowledge Sharing.

Renumeration
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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 31st May, 2021.

Note: The African Court is an equal opportunity employer. For this position, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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