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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 following positions below:

African Union (AU) Recruitment 2020 / Jobs & Vacancies

AU Job Vacancies:

1). Job Title: Desktop Publisher

Reference Code: 10001087 / 003
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: GSA5
Over all Supervisor: Director of Conference Management and Publications
Immidiate Supervisor: Senior Publishing & Reproduction Officer

Overview & Organisation

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts.
  • The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the regular post of Desktop Publisher in the Directorate of Conference Management and Publications, Printing Unit of the African Union Commission.

Project

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  • Produce final page layouts of documents intended for electronic or printed publications. Typeset AU Publications and other materials in Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.
  • Ensure that proof-read or amended drafts are corrected and final version produced in conformity to the AU standards.
  • Find and edit graphics, such as photographs or illustrations as well as collate and check documents to ensure that all elements are included.

Task
Under the overall supervision of the Director of Conference Management and Publications and direct supervision of the Senior Publishing & Reproduction Officer, the incumbent is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Produce page layouts of documents for electronic or printed Publishing
  • Execute typographical composition using different types of softwares (Adobe Creative Suite, Corel, Page maker and Quark XPress; etc…)
  • Format and convert document from one type to another, prepare camera-ready / copy of AU Publications and non-publications jobs;
  • Keep records of jobs completed on daily basis and passes to pre-press Supervisor for print processing;
  • Ensure confidentiality of all documents where appropriate;
  • Advice on quality-control in production of documents / publications;
  • Operate and maintain clean Desktop Publishing equipment;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the overall / immidiate supervisor.

Qualification and Work Experience
Qualifications:

  • The incumbent must have a Diploma in Graphic Art, Graphic Design, Graphic Communications, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Multimedia
  • Certificate on Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is an advantage.

Professional experience required:

  • At least 2 years of experience in the field for diploma holders or 5 years experience in the field for holders of certificate in Desktop Publishing.
  • Experience with publication practices in printing industry is desirable.

Other Relevant Competencies and Skills:

  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, internet, desktop publishing and graphic software)
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Good knowledge of the workings of international organizations;
  • Capacity to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment;
  • Must be proactive in carrying out assigned duties
  • Must have good time management abilities
  • Expert judgment in approach to work and in selection of techniques/technologies and equipment;

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is mandatory. Proficiency in two or more of the other working language(s) would be an advantage.

Requirements
Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve (12) months will 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:

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

Least Represented Countries:

  • Candidates from the following least represented countries within the AU are encouraged to apply: Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Rep. , Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini , Ghana, Guinea, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria , Saharawi Arab D.R. , Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and South Sudan. Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to apply:

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 15,758.00 (GSA5 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 16,813.44 (per annum), 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), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission and up to US$3,300 for locally recruited staff of the Commission.

Application Closing Date
9th November, 2020.

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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Fill out your personal information and the application form

Application Procedures and Notice

  • Attach detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae / Resume including three (3) referees with good knowledge. Of candidate’s work, please, provide referees’ contact details – telephone and e-mail addresses.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Certified copies of educational qualifications – degrees, diplomas and certificates, where applicable (Not 4. More than 5 Documents in PDF Format, and not exceeding 1 MB).
  • Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.
  • Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

2). Job Title: Graphic Designer

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Reference Code: 10000986 / 2020 / 003
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Post level: GSA6 (Step 1)
Department: Directorate Conference Management and Publications
Supervisor: Senior Publication Officer
Overall Supervisor: Director of Conference Management and Publications
Contract Type: Regular (Long Duration)
Employment Fraction: Full-time
Branch: Headquaters

Overview / Organization

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • In seeking to attain this objective, the African Union Commission is inviting qualified applicants who are citizens of Member States of the African Union to apply for the position of Graphic Designer.

Job Purpose
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Publication Officer and overall supervision by the Director of Conference Management and Publications, the responsibilities and duties of the incumbent shall include the following:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create visual concepts, using computer softwares (Adobe Packages), to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate clients.
  • Develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
  • Up to date with industry leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Take pictures or film objects using a blend of technical skills and artistic.
  • Understand and interprete clients need.
  • Advise clients on strategies to reach a particular audience.
  • Ability to interact, communicate and manage in presenting ideas in visual format.
  • In doing this, the interpreter shall:
  • Help develop Logos when required;
  • Create manuals and tutorial video when required.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by the Director, or immediate supervisor.

Requirements
Educational Qualifications & Work Experience:

  • Candidates must have a Certificate in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop from a recognized school.
  • A Certificate or Diploma in the field of management will be an added advantage.
  • Candidate should have at least Four (4) years of continuous working experience in developing layout and production design with AU, UN and other international organizations.

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Creativity;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Team Spirit;
  • A good knowledge of a videography editing will be an added value;
  • Computer literacy.

Language Requirement:

  • Candidates must be fluent in (2) of the four AU working languages.

Tenure of Appointment:

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  • The appointment will be made on a Regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two (2) years’ renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Equal Opportunities:

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

Least Represented Countries:

  • Candidates from the following least represented countries within the AU are encouraged to apply: Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Rep. , Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini , Ghana, Guinea, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria , Saharawi Arab D.R. , Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and South Sudan.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 19,485.00 (GSA6 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements such as Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 16,813.44 (per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 7,800.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

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Application Closing Date
9th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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To submit your application:

  • Create an account via the link above (Click here to see instructional video)
  • Fill out your personal information and the application form

Note

  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application.
  • In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.
  • Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

3). Job Title: Secretary (IPED)

Reference Code: 30002171 / IPED / 003
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Grade: GSA4
Employment Fraction: Full-time
Contract Type: Regular (Long Duration)
Project: Perform secretarial and office administration / Management duties

Organisation

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African states as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located at Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of its organizational structure and the filling of all vacant posts.

Tasks

  • Type and proof read documents, reports, correspondences, messages, queries, etc. as may be required by assigned supervisors;
  • Draft responses to routine correspondences for the signature of the supervisors;
  • Receive guests / visitors / staff and provide them with basic information on relevant Issues and procedures;
  • Maintain a proper filing and recording system for all incoming and outgoing correspondes and documents;
  • Answer and screen telephone calls / E-mail messages and ensure follow up with supervisors and partners;
  • Keep an up to date diary of appointments for supervisors and other senior staff of the division;
  • Keep equipment in use in good condition and report on defects for maintenance and other necessary action;
  • Provide day to day routine administrative supports to various work units of the assigned Department / Division / Units
  • Perform reception services where required
  • Perform any other relevant duty / responsibility assigned.

Job Requirement
Educational Qualification and Work Experience Required:

  • A minimum of Diploma in Secretarial since plus A higher qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Typing Speed: 50 words per minutes
  • Excellent secretarial and office management skills;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant secretarial experience in a Government, public sector or international organisation.

Other Relevant Skills:

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  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of the workings of international organisations;
  • Capacity to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent computer literacy Experience Microsoft office applications
  • Good planning and organisational skills

Language Requirement:

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  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed 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 shall be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Least Representative Countries:

  • Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to apply: Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Rep. , Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Saharawi Arab D.R. , Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and South Sudan.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 12,096.00 (GSA4 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements-e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($12,009.60 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Application Closing Date
9th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Click Here for More Information (PDF)

To submit your application:

  • Create an account via the link above (Click here to see instructional video)
  • Fill out your personal information and the application form

Application Procedures and Notice

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  • Attach detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae / Resume including three (3) referees with good knowledge. Of candidate’s work, please, provide referees’ contact details – telephone and e-mail addresses.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Certified copies of educational qualifications – degrees, diplomas and certificates, where applicable (Not 4. More than 5 Documents in PDF Format, and not exceeding 1 MB).
  • Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.
  • Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

4). Job Title: Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing (IBAR)

Reference Code: IBAR / 2020 / 003
Location: AU-IBAR Nairobi, Kenya
Post level: P3
Supervisor: Director, AU-IBAR
Contract Type: Regular (Long Duration)
Employment Fraction: Full-time
Branch: IBAR, Nairobi

Overview / Organization

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts.
  • The Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources is an African Union Institution under the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, and located in Nairobi, Kenya, which is aimed to transform the African livestock sector for enhanced contribution to socio-economic development and equitable growth.
  • The African Union Commission invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the regular position of Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing below within the African Union Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR).

Least Representative Countries:

  • Candidates from the following least represented countries at the African Union Commission are encouraged to apply: Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Rep. , Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini , Ghana, Guinea, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria , Saharawi Arab D.R. , Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and South Sudan.

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Director, AU-IBAR, the Senior Policy Officer Economics, Trade and Marketing will contribute and provide technical advice for AU- IBAR’s annual / periodic reports/publications; and, as a member or leader of multidisciplinary teams, contribute to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livestock development projects and programmes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Provide support to AU-IBAR technical units for integration of socio-economic analyses into animal health and, animal production support interventions.
  • Technically support AU-IBAR on matters related to the trade and marketing of animals and animal products
  • Undertake economic analyses of actors/issues and trends that impact on the development and utilization of animal resources in Africa.
  • Provide technical back-stopping and guidance to relevant personnel in the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and AU Member States in the economic analyses of regional trends in the production, processing, consumption and trade of animals and animal products.
  • Collate, analyse and synthesize -economic, trade and marketing data and information to support the development of evidence based policies to promote growth of the animal resources sector and its contribution to economic development.
  • Provide support for the implementation of the policy and capacity development initiatives at AU-IBAR.
  • Represent AU-IBAR in regional and continental livestock socio-economic networks and related fora
  • Contribute to the preparation and execution of AU-IBAR’s annual, quarterly and monthly work programmes and prepare progress reports on the socio-economic components in accordance with reporting guidelines provided by the African Union Commission and the Director AU-IBAR.
  • Organise and supervise the implementation of socio-economic activities in line with AU-IBAR’s annual work program;
  • Provide support in other areas of AU-BAR’s work and undertake any other duties as maybe assigned by the Director of AU-IBAR.

Qualification and Work Experience Requirements
Educational Qualification Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics with 7 years of work experience managing a livestock economics , trade and marketing portfolio
  • A higher qualification will be an added advantage OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics economics with 10 years of work experience managing a livestock economics , trade and marketing portfolio

Additional Work Experience:

  • At least three (3) years of work experince in livestock economics in an international organisation.
  • Proven skills / publication record in areas related to trade modelling, market intelligence and using tools to monitor investments in the livestock sector

Function Skills:

  • Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.
  • Ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
  • Proven conscience and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Personal Skills:

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  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to empower others to translate vision into results;
  • Ability to negotiate and apply good judgment.
  • Excellent Communication skills oral and written
  • Excellent planning and organising skills and time management
  • Good and effective collaboration with same or top level stakeholders i.e. Senior Officers and Ability to persuade, guide and advise top level stakeholders.
  • Excellent Teamwork skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in English or French. Proficiency in additional one or two other African Union official language(s) would be an added value.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will 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 USD37,453.00 (P3 step 1) per annum, plus other related entitlements such as post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (USD18,585 per annum), education allowance (100% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependant up to USD10,000.00 per child and per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Application Closing Date
9th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Click Here for More Information (PDF)

To submit your application:

  • Create an account via the link above (Click here to see instructional video)
  • Fill out your personal information and the application form

Note

  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application.
  • In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.
  • Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

5). Job Title: Chief Executive Officer / AUDA-NEPAD

Reference Code: AUDA-NEPAD / CEO / 2020 / 003
Location: South Africa
Post level: SP3
Organ / Department: AUDA-NEPAD
Reporting to: Chairperson of the African Union Commission

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Organization

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  • The Chief Executive Officer oversees the delivery of the core functions and key set objectives of the African Union Development Agency. In this regard, the Chief Executive executes a mandate given to him/her by the Head of States and Government Orientation Committee of AUDA-NEPAD as included in the Statutes of AUDA-NEPAD and the Rules of Procedures of the AUDA-NEPAD Head of States and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) and the AUDA-NEPAD Steering Committee. The AUDA-NEPAD mandate stated in the Statutes document is as follow:
    • Coordinate and execute priority regional and continental projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063; and
    • Strengthen the capacity of Member States and regional bodies in key identified areas, advance knowledge-based advisory support and undertake the full range of resource mobilisation.
  • The Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD shall act as the Controlling Officer of the Agency and therefore plays the role of the Accounting Officer on behalf of the African Union Commission Chairperson. He/she is responsible for the provisions for the implementation of the strategic priorities of the Agency as stated in the AUDA-NEPAD Statutes. He/she is responsible for the effective management of the relationship of the Agency with other AU Organs.

Tasks
Main Functions: The main functions and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) are deriving from the Organization’ mandate as approved by the Assembly of Head of States and Government. The CEO of AUDA-NEPAD shall:

  • Facilitate the incubation of innovative programmes in various fields, including technology, research and development, knowledge management, and data analytics;
  • Provide technical and implementation support to RECs and Member States in the development and execution of priority projects and programmes;
  • Develop, create and manage flexible financial fund models to support Member States to implement their development agendas and Agenda 2063;
  • Assist Member States and RECs to strengthen capacity in key areas such as, food and nutrition, energy, water, infrastructure, information and communication technology and digital economy, natural resource governance, climate change and institutional and human capital development and innovation;
  • Provide advisory support in the setting up and application of norms and standards in thematic priorities of the AU to accelerate regional integration;
  • Provide technical backstopping to the AU in implementing policy recommendations at the continental, regional and national levels;
  • Monitor and assess Africa’s development trends and progress with the view to achieve key continental and global goals for the purpose of technical reporting;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of continental development frameworks as stipulated in Agenda 2063;
  • Undertake, apply and disseminate research on policy development support for Member States;
  • Coordinate, facilitate and promote cooperation with Africa’s strategic partners and stakeholders for effective resource mobilization;
  • Coordinate and facilitate partnership with the African academia;
  • Foster the cooperation in Africa with the private sector; and
  • Coordinate between AU Specialized Agencies, Organs and other institutions to create an enabling and supportive environment for the achievement of the goals and priorities of Agenda 2063.

Others Responsibilities
Development, management and maintenance of relations with internal and external Partners:

  • The CEO shall lead the development and implementation of strategies to engage with AUDA-NEPAD partners in the region and internationally as stated by the organization’s Statutes and rules of Procedures;
  • He/she shall ensure the development and management of effective partnership aimed at supporting the regional structures such as the Regional Economic Communities and other regional mechanisms;
  • He/she shall ensure that the relationship with partners remains one in which Africans lead their own processes of change and development;
  • He/she shall lead and manage forums established to engage with partners, as delegated by and in consultation with the Steering Committee, the HSGOC and the AUC for the benefit of the continent and its structures;
  • He/she shall ensure that relations with partners leads to concrete support of African initiatives based on the Agenda 2063; and
  • He/she shall lead and manage the relations with multilateral organizations such as the UN, World Bank, IMF, WTO, etc., thus providing a single platform for engagement with these agencies.
  • He/she shall provide strategic thoughts leadership and on behalf of African Union support the coordination of the relations with Continental strategic partnerships such as TICAD, FOCAC, etc., thus providing a single platform for engagement with these platforms.

Provision of Strategic Direction in the administration of the AUDA-NEPAD:

  • He/she shall lead and provide strategic direction to the AUDA-NEPAD administration including financial matters and human resources management;
  • He/she shall lead and direct the provision of effective financial management systems and organizational accountability in accordance with the African Union Financial Rules and Regulations, the African Union Staff Regulations and Rules, the African Union Procurement Manual.
  • He/she shall lead and direct the AUDA-NEPAD team performance management against individual performance in line with the African Union Staff regulations and Rules.
  • He/she shall lead and direct the provision of Human Resources Management systems, a healthy organization and a working environment conducive for staff, in compliance with the African Union Staff Regulations and Rules.
  • He/she shall lead and direct the development and implementation of effective and efficient organizational culture, systems and best practices.

Key Relationships:

  • Head of States and Government Assembly, Annually
  • Executive Council of African Union, Twice a year
  • Steering Committee of AUDA-NEPAD, On request
  • Permanent Representatives Committee, Regularly
  • African Union Commission Chairperson, Regularly
  • African Union Commissioners, Regularly
  • Heads of AU Other Organs, Regularly
  • AUDA – NEPAD Staff, Regularly

External Relationships:

  • International Development Partners, Regularly
  • Academia and Medias, Need basis
  • Civil society, Regularly

Requirements
Academic Requirements: The candidate is required to have at least the following qualifications:

  • An advanced (post-graduate degree or Masters) University degree in Economics, Engineering, Development related studies or an equivalent discipline;
  • A relevant first-level university degree with extensive experience and the proven record may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced university degree, e.g. International and regional finance Institutions, the finance ministries or other development finance Institutions;
  • An advanced executive development programme or related qualification (shall be an advantage).

Other relevant skills:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management experience, excellent organizational human and financial management skills, very good interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to Interact with a variety of stakeholders including, at a high level and excellent report writing and reporting skills to diverse audiences and at various levels;
  • Excellent strategic visioning, planning, Implementation, monitoring and evaluations and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, probity, value for money and risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption; for ensuring sound and transparent financial management; and delivering continuous improvement, impact, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership, creativity and proven ability to propose new ideas and lead on new ways of working across silos in a complementary and synergistic way for a prosperous and peaceful Africa;
  • Proven track record of change management and accomplishments at the regional, national or international level with strong resource mobilization, political and diplomatic skills;
  • Good grounding on regional and international policy frameworks and strategies on the African developmental agenda and specifically Agenda 2063 and the SDGs;
  • Working knowledge of research, policy development and analysis, programmes development and management, and project management.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Focus: – Determines and outlines the portfolio’s strategic priorities and connects the portfolio’s purpose to that of the broader organization vision and values. Inspires others and the organisation to achieve beyond expectations. Proactively identifies and prioritizes the key issues involved to facilitate executive decision-making and makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited, or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Developing Organizational Capability: – Promotes and catalyzes organizational learning and development to ensure that the portfolio is well-positioned to meet future leadership needs and mentors others to enhance their development.
  • Change Leadership: – Acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action and identifies change opportunities and champion organizational change initiatives – consistently looks for ways to improve the portfolio or organization. Understands multiple cultural frameworks, values, and norms. Demonstrates an ability to adapt style when faced with myriad dimensions of culture in order to be effective across cultural contexts. Able to resolve conflicts arising to competing objectives, limited resources, or differing perspectives and seeks amicable solutions
  • Strategic Risk Management: – Manage the organisation’s and portfolio’s reputation by making risk-intelligent decisions and using sound judgement in highly complex situations based on an assessment of the risks and benefits, impacts.

Core Competencies:

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  • Building Partnerships: – Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals to foster organizational goals through proactive engagement with key stakeholders. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  • Drives Accountability Culture: – Determines objectives, sets priorities and develops longer-term goals and proactively influences how resources, services, etc. are re-organized to achieve goals and offering recommendations on issues of accountability for improvement. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
  • Learning Agility and Resilience: – Engages in systematic and development activities aligned with the strategic needs of the organisation. Promotes ongoing learning and development across the organization, develops personal and professional goals and makes insightful career planning decisions to achieve (or alter) these goals. Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
  • Communicating with impact: – Projects authority, credibility and influences external executive decision-makers to achieve substantive goals. Uses personal rather than positional power to influence and motivate others to achieve results and presents the key points of an argument persuasively. Negotiates and facilitates through cultural differences, conflicts, tensions, or misunderstandings.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking: – Creates new concepts that are not obvious to others to think through issues and/or resolve problems.
  • Job Knowledge Sharing: – Fosters and enables a knowledge and information-rich culture through engaging with thought leaders within and outside the organization.
  • Drive for Result: – Drives high-performance standards from goal creation to continuous improvement. Commits significant resources and/or time (in the face of uncertainty) to improve performance, reach a challenging goal and implements innovative solutions.
  • Fosters Innovation: – Drives high-performance standards from goal creation to continuous improvement. Commits significant resources and/or time (in the face of uncertainty) to improve performance, reach a challenging goal and implements innovative solutions.

Relevant Experience:

  • Proven track record in conducting and leading business in highly politicized environments; travel both internationally and nationally.
  • The candidate is required to have a proven track record of delivery and leading the Implementation of large programmes and/projects
  • Substantial and proven experience working at very senior decision-making level within the public sector or similar Institutions, regional organizations/institutions, international institutions and civil society organizations.
  • The candidates is required to have at least Fifteen (15) years of appropriate experience in leading and managing comparable public sector institutions or similar organizations regionally and or Internationally (experience as an accounting officer Is added advantage);
  • Substantial experience leading and managing development programmes or projects in Africa with a view of mobilizing support and resources for the design Initiatives, development of policies, implementation of strategies, and effectively accounting for resources utilized.

Other requirements: Language requirements

  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages and knowledge of one or several other working language(s) would be an added advantage. . Tenure The appointment shall be a fixed-term contract for a period of 4 years, of which 6 months shall be probation period.
  • Gender Mainstreaming The AUDA-NEPAD is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 143,306 (SP3 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (40% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88 per annum, education allowance (100% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$10,000.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of US$ 3,300.00 per child per annum for every eligible dependent for national and locally recruited staff.

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2020.

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