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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 13, 2023
  • The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.
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    Project Coordinator - Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs)

    Purpose of Job

    • Performs the operation of the MEAs Project implementation to ensure delivery of results within proposed budget and timeframe.

    Main Functions

    • Provide technical and intellectual support in the MEAs Project management.
    • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the MEAs Project implementation support to AU. 
    • Involve in training of negotiators.
    • Foster and ensure implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to Strategic Partnerships on MEAs. 
    • Support the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations on MEAs. 
    • Facilitate development of training materials and provide necessary training and support to RECs and MS on MEAs.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the Capacity Building Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Project to strengthen the capacity of Member States to meet obligations in International Environment Governance (IEG).
    • Engages with partners, technical institutions, private sector and civil society organizations.
    • Assist the Head of Division to provide guidance and management for the human, financial and material resources on the MEAs Project.
    • Assist the Head of Division in preparing statements, proposals, reports and other tasks.
    • Promote sound environmental and natural resource management 
    • Facilitate and strengthen policies related to MEAs to strengthen capacity of RECs and Member States in development of programmes
    • Support the development of policies and institutions aimed at strengthening environmental management including pollution and chemicals control as well as support to continental efforts on implementation of programmes
    • Assist the initiation and development of proposals, programmes, projects and strategies that contribute to the purpose of the Project consistent with the AUC vision and mandates.
    • Assist to build and strengthen strategic partnerships to harness and mobilize technical and financial resources necessary for effective implementation of policies, programmes and strategies.
    • Support development of Policy Frameworks and Guidelines to facilitate Member States to design and/review MEAs policies and strategies thereby contributing to harmonization and integration.
    • Assist the initiation and mobilization of effective partnerships with relevant stakeholders and institutions on MEAs for implementation of policies and programmes.

    ​​​​​​​Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in the Environmental Management, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Management, Biodiversity or / or related discipline and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience out of which at least six (6) should be within a managerial role with at least three (3) years involving direct supervisory responsibilities.
    • A Bachelor Degree in the above-mentioned disciplines coupled with total relevant work experience of twelve (12) years, six (6) years managerial and three (3) years supervisory experience is also acceptable.
    • Experience in projects/programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation will be required.

    ​​​​​​​Required Skills

    • Management experience and excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Sound planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
    • Ability to facilitate meetings;
    • 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 working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

    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 Result ....
    • Continuous Improvement Orientation ….

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Union(AU) on to apply

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