African Union Commission Vacancy Nov 2022

Legal Officer- Administrative and Justice Matters

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Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: African Union

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

Organization Information

Reports to: Principal  Legal Officer – Institutional and General Legal Affairs
Directorate/Department: Office of the Legal Counsel 
Division: Institutional and General Legal Affairs Section
Job Grade: P2
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Purpose of Job

To provide technical support for the Institutional and General Legal Affairs Division of the African Union Commission.
 

Main Functions

•    Assists in following up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
•    Suggests new and expanded existing policy areas for the planned research.
•    Contributes in conducting analysis and generating accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit/Division and AU’s internal use.
•    Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
•    Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
•    Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
•    Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops working relationships. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines, and fact sheets.
•    Assists in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit/Division
•    Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders.
 

Specific Responsibilities

•    Provides legal advice to senior Officers, teams within OLC, the LC, and to stakeholders
•    Contributes to legal or policy analyses and publications.
•    Assists in developing and implementing capacity-building and training programmes.
•    Contributes to standard-setting, by participating in meetings, drafting work and promoting international standards.
•    Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders
•    Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop relationships
•    Contributes to the day-to-day administrative management of the Division
•    Assists in following up on the activities of the Division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan. 
•    Assists senior colleagues in servicing Policy Organs.
•    Assists with the preparation of seminars and symposia, and presentations on various legal issues at such events. 
•    Provides guidance to more junior staff.
•    Performs other ad hoc duties as assigned.
 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a minimum of five (5) years postgraduate releavant work experience. 
      OR 
•    Master’s Degree in Law with a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience. 

Required Skills

•    Communication ability both orally and in writing.
•    Analytical skills.
•    Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural sensitivity
•    Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic);  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;
 

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 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$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  22,932.00   (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.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made not later than December 12, 2022.

How to Apply

Senior Quality Assurance and Control Officer – Information Systems

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: African Union

AU Values

            • Respect for Diversity and TeamWork             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Head of Quality Assurance and Control
Directorate/Department: Quality Assurance and Control 
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P3
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Purpose of Job

To provide operational and technical support for the effective implementation of the commission’s objectives on information systems management.
 

Main Functions

•    Provides technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
•    Ensures best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to AU.
•    Assists in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
•    Fosters and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
•    Assists in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
•    Develops materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
•    Provides technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.
 

Specific Responsibilities

•    Formulates and implements research programs in information systems management and disseminates findings.
•    Formulates recommendations to address the main inefficiencies
•    Manages databases and ensure timely collection and dissemination of data; 
•    Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to achieve organizational goals;
•    Ensures the quality of collected specific data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
•    Develops new or improved statistical methods and quantitative models for analyses and projections
•    Reviews management information systems files on whether they meet quality Standards and offer technical advice on how to handle the posed situations for informed decision making
•    Plans and conducts analytical programmes of Information Systems and ensure compliance to the existing rules and regulations
•    Provides guidance and advice to other departments, field experts, etc., in the planning, operation and evaluation of Information Systems programmes and projects;
•    Submits periodic reports for approval and consideration
•    Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Quality Assurance and Control.
 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    A Master’s Degree in Computer science, or related fields with seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience as IT expert/Specialist or related area out of which three (3) years should be at expert/specialist level. Membership to the relevant professional body is an added advantage.
OR 
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management with ten (10) years relevant experience out of which three (3) should be at expert/specialist level. 
•    Membership to the relevant professional body is an added advantage.
 

Required Skills

•    Interpersonal skills 
•    Planning and organizational skills
•    Ability to negotiate diplomatically
•    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 official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.
 

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 and information sharing…

Drive for Result ….

Continuous improvement orientation ….

 TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

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

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), a Housing allowance of US$ 22,932.00  (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.

Applications must be made no later than  December 12, 2022
Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

Legal Officer – Institutional and General Legal Affairs

Purpose of Job

To provide technical support for the Institutional and General Legal Affairs Division of the African Union Commission.

Main Functions

  • Assists in following up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggests new and expanded existing policy areas for the planned research.
  • Contributes to conducting analysis and generating accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit/Division and AU’s internal use.
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops working relationships. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets.
  • Assists in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit/Division
  • Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides legal advice to senior Officers, teams within OLC, the LC, and to stakeholders
  • Contributes to legal or policy analyses and publications.
  • Assists in developing and implementing capacity-building and training programmes.
  • Contributes to standard-setting, by participating in meetings, drafting work and promoting international standards.
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops relationships
  • Contributes to the day-to-day administrative management of the Division
  • Assists in following up on the activities of the Division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan. 
  • Assists senior colleagues in servicing Policy Organs.
  • Assists with the preparation of seminars and symposia, and presentations on various legal issues at such events. 
  • Provides guidance to more junior staff.
  • Performs other ad hoc duties as assigned.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a minimum of five (5) years of postgraduate relevant work experience OR 
  • Master’s Degree in Law with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience. 

Required Skills

  • Communication ability both orally and in writing.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to work across business units/geographies; cultural sensitivity
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic);
  • Fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

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 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$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 22,932.00 (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.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 

The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made not later than December 12, 2022.

How to Apply

Political Officer (Peace Support Operation – PSO)

Purpose of Job

To provide technical support for the advancement of the work of the AU in priority areas of conflict management  

Main Functions

  • Undertakes to follow up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggests new and expands on existing policy areas for the planned research.
  • Provides support for setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Coordinates the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops working relationships. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets.
  • Produces draft reports and participates in the preparation of budget and work programs related to the functioning of the Unit/Division

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates in the daily activities of the PSOD and maintain up-to-date knowledge of events relating to international and regional political, security, stabilization and economic developments in general, and as they affect AUC PSOs;
  • Drafts various documents such as report, background notes and briefing notes to the management and senior officials as directed by Head…
  • Monitors and analyses developments and activities of PSOs, including relations with regional organizations, Member States, Police/Troop Contributing Countries and other stakeholders  
  • Monitors political, security, Stabilization, humanitarian, socio-economic and other relevant developments in AU PSOs mandated and authorized by the AU Peace and Security Council, 
  • Prepares responses to comments, statements, and queries (oral and written) of parties, troop/police contributors, members of the Peace and Security Council, 
  • Collects and coordinates information/inputs from RECs/RMs, the United Nations, and other concerned stakeholders
  • Responds to various requests from AU PSOs and prepare related correspondence as required;
  • Provides support in the creation of a databases which track project progress, and provide and keep updated other information relevant to the assigned area, including on implementation of PSO mandates;
  • Attends and organizes relevant meetings such as working groups, and prepare notes of the meetings; 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Public law, International Law, Conflict Prevention and Resolution or any other related social science studies with 5 years of relevant experience. Or
  • Master Degree in similar studies with 2 years of relevant experience.  

Required Skills

  • Management and administrative skills 
  • Communication and report writing skills 
  • Research and analytical skills 
  • Planning and organizational skills 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite and AU computing systems 
  • Ability to work in teams and in a multicultural setting 
  • Knowledge and operational understanding of AU policies, standards and systems 
  • Knowledge of international relations 
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communicating with Influence

Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

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 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$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 22,932.00 (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.

Applications must be made no later than December 12, 2022

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 

The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

Resource Mobilization Policy Officer

Purpose of Job

To provide operational and administrative support for the effective implementation of activities in the division.

Main Functions

  • Follows up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggests new and expanded existing policy areas for the planned research.
  • Contributes to conducting analysis and generating accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit/Division and AU’s internal use.
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops working relationships. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets.
  • Assists in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit/Division
  • Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists the Senior Policy Officer, Resource Mobilization in implementing strategies, policy guidelines and institutional mechanisms for resource mobilization
  • Provides support in the implementation of the Agenda 2063 Financing and Domestic Resource Mobilisation strategy.
  • Develops an integrated and coordinated programming of development assistance into approved priorities as reflected in AU Strategic Plan (MTP) and related implementation plans,
  • Creates continental resource mobilization platform for a coherent and harmonized approach to resource mobilization 
  • Scans the internal and external environment with a view to identifying new, predictable and sustainable sources of funding,
  • Supports the division in promoting integrated and coordinated programming of development assistance into approved priorities as reflected in AU Strategic Plan (MTP) and related implementation plans,
  • Assists the division to enhance coordination between the AU Commission and International Partners in the implementation of the AU Strategic Plan in order to achieve greater development impact and continental integration,
  • Ensures that interventions and support programs by International Partners are in line with AU-approved priorities and budget.
  • Assists the Senior Policy Officer in preparing funding proposals for submission to Donors/Partners in consultation with the Head of Division and relevant Departments/Directorates,
  • Develops and implement work plans (activities, result approaches and budget) for resource mobilization activities 
  • Collaborates with the Finance Directorate of the Commission to ensure the collection and dissemination of information on estimated resource requirements, income, and contributions from Member States and international partners and other sources of funding
  • Facilitates meetings for regular dialogue between the AU Commission and International Partners at different levels
  • Develops, implement and monitor work plans (activities, result approaches and budget) for resource mobilization activities
  • Participates in regular research and analysis on resource mobilization and shares information, advice and briefs AU staff on resource mobilization opportunities, trends, tools, policies and activities, etc.
  • Assists in the identification of areas of collaboration and building networks with external partner institutions, RECs, etc.
  • Facilitates budget allocation process by distributing mobilized resources to specific programmes and projects as per approved MOUs and related work plans with partners. 
  • • Facilitates budget reallocation as and when required by implementing departments under different partners funded programs
  • Assists in follow-up and implementation of recommendations of the AUC’s Internal and external auditors as well as partners’ contracted external auditors; 
  • Prepares necessary documentation for official submission and approval processes to management and International Partners including negotiating financing arrangements and agreements and other related issues in close consultation with relevant Departments/Directorates.
  • Develops and maintains a database on development assistance to the AU including a donor matrix that maps out resource flows. 
  • Prepares for the presentation of budget proposals for partners’ funds in line with AUC Financial, administrative and operational parameters in collaboration with liaison office and project managers; follow up agreements with partners, and ensures budget utilization in compliance with agreements;
  • Develops mechanisms, tools and frameworks to facilitate the centralization of funds within the organization 
  • Assists to develop divisional funding proposals for submission to Donors/Partners in consultation with the Head of Division and relevant Departments/Directorates,
  • Assists in the preparation of project proposal submission to management and policy organs and International Partners including negotiating financing arrangements and agreements and other related issues in close consultation with relevant Departments/Directorates.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Head of the Division.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Programme or Project Management, Business Administration or related fields of study, from a recognized Institution, with five (5) years of relevant work experience in an international or continental environment.

            OR

  • A Masters University Degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Program or Project Management, Business Administration or related fields of study from a recognized institution with two (2) years of relevant work experience in an international or continental environment. 

Required Skills

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work across business units/geographies; culturally sensitive environment 
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish), and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

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 will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered 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$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 22,932.00 (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.

Applications must be made no later than December 12, 2022

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 

The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

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