>>>CLICK HERE to Join JOBS IN NIGERIA & OVERSEAS Telegram Channel

Legal Officer – Institutional and General Legal Affairs at the African Union (AU)

0
Apply for Jobs in Port Harcourt & South South States
Apply for Jobs in Abuja & Middle Belt States
Apply for Jobs in Lagos & Western States

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: Legal Officer – Institutional and General Legal Affairs
Requisition ID: 1518
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Principal  Legal Officer – Institutional and General Legal Affairs
Directorate: Office of the Legal Counsel 
Division: Institutional and General Legal Affairs Section
Job Grade: P2
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

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

Main Functions

  • Assists in the following up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggests new and expand on existing policy areas for planned research.
  • Contributes in conducting analysis and generate 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 organisation of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop 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, through 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.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR TOP JOBS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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$  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.

Application Closing Date
12th December, 2022.

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

Note

  • 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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here