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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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    Senior Policy Officer - Political & Legal Matters (AUABC)

    Main Functions

    • Provide intellectual and analytical input to advance the work of the African Union Advisory Board against Corruption, as well as enhancing the role of civil society in governance processes, local governance and corporate issues;
    • Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate working relations with AU Organs and partners of the African Union on issues relating to the fight against corruption and good governance;
    • Advise governmental authorities, the African Union and other national and international organizations in preventing and combating corruption;
    • Conceive and organize seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of governance and combating corruption with various stakeholders;
    • Draft speeches, talking points, report activities and specific missions;
    • Provide advice on democracy, rule of law and good governance issues, including providing input into official communications, statements and other documents;
    • Liaise with AU Regional Offices on democracy and good governance issues; and
    • Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by supervisor.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Contribute to enhanced legal framework to combat corruption through State Party Reviews as well as spearheading activities under the African Anti-Corruption Methodology and Tool;
    • Contribute to strengthened capacity of State Parties to combat corruption by conducting capacity building programmes with National Anti-Corruption Agencies;
    • Contribute to enhanced outreach and activities through commemoration of the African Anti-Corruption Day; and
    • Serve as Focal Point Person on the African Governance Architecture Platform activities. 

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • University Masters’ Degree in International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Diplomacy and/or related fields, with at least seven (7) years of relevant working experience in the area of International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Good Governance, Diplomacy and the fight against corruption, out of which three (3) years at supervisory level
    • OR
    • University Bachelor Degree in the above-mentioned areas of study, with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience in International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Good Governance, Diplomacy and the fight against corruption, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level.

    Required Skills

    • Computer literate;
    • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
    • Good communication and negotiating skills;
    • Good knowledge of policy analysis, programme management, implementation and monitoring;
    • Good planning and organizational skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to act with discretion in a politically sensitive and multi-cultural environment;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills or social capital

    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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