Flagship Project and PIDA Coordinator at the African Union (AU)

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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 Organization 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: Flagship Project and PIDA Coordinator
Requisition ID: 1545
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Director of Infrastructure and Energy
Directorate/Department : Infrastructure and Energy Department
Division : PIDA Coordination Unit
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Number of Positions: 1
Job Grade: P3
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • To provide technical support for the effective coordination of the division’s activities.

Main Functions

  • Provides support in the preparation and Implementation of the programs developed out of the Division’s strategic plan;
  • Ensures effective coordination and implementation of work programs at various levels;
  • Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other stakeholders  on relevant matters;
  • Prepares periodic  reports, budget and work programs related to the functioning of the Division;
  • Provides support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholder’s coordination;
  • Manages and supervise employees under supervision with regard to activity implementation and performance evaluation;
  • Conducts complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use;
  • Liaise with the various Departments/Departments of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes;
  • Prepares budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks.
  • Supports the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required;
  • Actively contributes to the development of strategies, policies, programs and plans.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the mainstreaming of the unit into relevant programs and ensure linkages, synergies and opportunities for joint programming;
  • Provides technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to the implementation of the flagship projects;
  • Coordinates PIDA/infrastructure matters with key stakeholders, esp. AUDA-NEPAD, the Regional Economic Communities, the AU Member States, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and other PIDA financiers, the civil society, the private sector;
  • Facilitates the high-level political process of  implementation of PIDA priority projects;
  • Supports the development of regional infrastructure on the continent and conduct respective actions to implement recommendations;
  • Coordinates PIDA communication activities to increase visibility and awareness on infrastructure/ PIDA matters and projects;
  • Facilitates Member States and partner coordination around PIDA and regional infrastructure matters;
  • Supports PIDA program management related activities, budget formulation, impact monitoring and reporting;
  • Coordinates activities, supervise and manage employees with regard to organization and performance evaluation;
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Facilitates and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the flagship and PIDA projects.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Engineering in one of the PIDA Sectors (Transport, Energy, ICT and Transboundary Water), economics, or in a relevant field with seven (7) years of experience of which 3 years should have been served at supervisory level.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in one of the PIDA Sectors (Transport, Energy, ICT and Transboundary Water), Economics, or in a relevant field with ten (10) years of experience of which 3 years should have been served at supervisory level.

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, and Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture

Functional Competencies:

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


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

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.

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.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.


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