The African Union Recent Recruitment Opportunities

The African Union Recent Recruitment Opportunities

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: IT Officer

Requisition ID: 749
Locations: Rabat – Morocco, Bamako – Mali, Khartoum – Sudan
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Deputy Director.
Directorate / Department: African Migration Observatory / Center / HHS, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco,African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration, Bamako, Mali,Continental Operational Centre in Khartoum, Sudan.
Division: Office of the Deputy Director, IT Unit
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P2
Contract  Type: Regular
Number of Positions: 3

Purpose of Job

  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, the IT Officer manages computers, NT servers, internet facilities, etc., as necessary and appropriate and ensures that all computer systems at the Observatory / Center work smoothly.

Main Functions

  • Diagnose and resolve technical problems associated with computer hardware and software interrelationships / dependencies and ensure availability to system users.
  • Maintain the office local-area network (LAN), wide-area network (WAN), network segment, Internet, or intranet system and provide day-to-day onsite administrative support and periodic servicing of the network and all peripherals.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures and educate staff members about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber-attacks, and, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cybercrime.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Install, assemble and configure computers, monitors, networks infrastructure and peripherals such as printers, scanners and related hardware; pull cables and rewire or direct the rewiring of cables as required for new installations and office reconfiguration.
  • Under the direction of the designated African Migration Observatory/Center Incident Commander, and in working closely with AU Procurement, Travel and Stores Division, supports delivery of end-to-end IT services in support of the Observatory/Center’s Emergency Response activities.  
  • Render services in accordance with the AU Management Information System Division policies and guidelines and the Guidelines for Emergency Procurement: Procuring Goods and Services in Emergency Situations as appropriate.
  • Make hardware and software acquisition recommendations, including helping users assess needs and providing justification for equipment and services, as well as training and orientation.
  • Handle all computer and related instalment, diagnosis and network connections during the sessions and other meetings of the Commission that require establishment of a secretariat.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience. They should be certified systems engineers in server Administration, network, infrastructure and messaging suites. A higher qualification will be an added advantage.

OR

  • Masters level of education in the above mentioned areas of study, in same area of study coupled with a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience, with the above mentioned certification.
  • Relevant work experience relates to server hardware installation and maintenance, server infrastructure, maintenance capacity planning and database application installation and basic maintenance.
  • Familiarity with IT systems maintenance practices and processes typically employed by research institutions and other public sector programmes.
  • Knowledge of TCP / IP stacks and their functionality.
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting of various Windows Servers and other Servers.

Required Skills:

  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Good interpersonal relationship practices to meet and deal with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Access, Power Point and Word.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish) working languages is required. Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Able to operate in a multicultural environment.

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.

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.

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.
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Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g.Rabat, Morocco Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$21,832.68(per annum),Bamako, Mali Post adjustment (52% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 20,097.00 (per annum),Khartoum, Sudan Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$22,932.00 (per annum), and 30% of basic salary as housing allowance for all locally recruited staff, and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  13th December, 2021.

Job Title: Senior Liaison Officer

Requisition ID: 801
Locations: Rabat – Morocco, Bamako – Mali, Khartoum – Sudan
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Deputy Director
Directorate / Department : African Migration Observatory / Center / HHS, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration, Bamako, Mali, Continental Operational Centre in Khartoum, Sudan.
Division: Office of the Deputy Director
Job Grade: P3
Contract  Type: Regular
Number of Positions: 3

Purpose of Job

  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Senior Liaison Officer is responsible for liaising between the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in Addis Ababa and the Observatory / Center / Center in addition to facilitating coordination with partners and stakeholders.
  • The Senior Liaison Officer is also responsible for building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships, between the Observatory / Center and other agencies and organizations.

Main Functions

  • Represent the Observatory / Center at meetings with partners.
  • Develop and foster relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Act as a contact point for the Observatory / Center with outside organizations and agencies.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise between the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in Addis Ababa and the Observatory / Center in Rabat with respect to administrative and programmatic activities of the Observatory / Center.
  • Disseminate information in a variety of formats, conveying complex information to end users.
  • Compile reports against annual work-plans and recommend changes to activities, projects and individual/team performance as appropriate to achieve and programme objectives.
  • Coordinate the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Observatory/Center with the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (AMERT System).
  • Compile reports about particular incidents, events, or updates about important issues for the Observatory / Center.
  • Maintain list of partnership on the field.  
  • Assist the Deputy Director on the resources mobilization for the implementation of the programs and activities of partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center.
  • Facilitate the visibility of migration data and the access of users to the information on migration, as well as meetings/cooperation to maintain cordial relations with partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy  Director

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public or International Relations or other related disciplines.

OR
A Bachelor’s Degree in the same fields of study

  • Seven (7) and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience for Masters and Bachelor degree holders respectively with three (3) years’ experience at expert level.
  • Relevant work experience refers to liaising with governments, donors and other stakeholders at a senior level, program coordination and resource mobilization; planning and implementing programs / projects.
  • An understanding of the African migration landscape.
  • Proven experience interacting with partner agencies.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting strategic documents and reports for executive level consumption and / or peer review.

Required Skills:

  • Inter-personal skills, including experience in interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to build strong collaborative relationships with governments and partners.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Strong analytical skills and a practical and strategic approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Personal commitment, goal oriented and drive for results, flexibility and respect for diversity.    
  • Ability to operate in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • A practical and strategic approach to work
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement programmes.
  • A client-oriented attitude
  • Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment
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Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

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.

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$ $37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment Rabat, Morocco Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum),Bamako, Mali Post adjustment (52% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum),Khartoum, Sudan Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum); housing allowance for locally recruited staff shall be 30% of basic salary, and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  13th December, 2021.

Job Title: Director, Peace Fund Secretariat

Requisition ID: 743
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Grade: D1
Reports to:  Chairperson of the Commission
Directorate: Peace Fund Secretariat
Number of Direct Reports: 9
Number of Indirect Reports: 0

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;
  • 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.
  • 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;

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;
  • 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.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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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
  • 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
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Research and Analytical skills
  • Communication, report writing and presentation skills

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.

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$ 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  19th November, 2021.

Note:

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