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  • Posted: Jul 2, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 2, 2021
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    Head, Governance and Human Rights Division

    Requisition ID: 648
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Reports to: Director, Governance and Conflict Prevention  
    Directorate: Governance and Conflict Prevention
    Division: Governance and Human Rights
    Number of Direct Reports: 4
    Number of Indirect Reports: 6
    Job Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Governance and Human Rights Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provides advice on governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralization and local development issues.
    • Supervises Staff of the Division in organizing seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralization and local development issues with various stakeholders.
    • Supervises the preparation of reports of activities and specific missions;
    • Liaises with the AU Regional Offices on governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralization and local development issues.
    • Creates strategies for mainstreaming governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralization and local development issues in the programs of the African Union.
    • Develops appropriate working relations with AU Organs and partners of African Union on issues relating to governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralization and local development; and
    • Performs any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Masters Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Human Rights, Constitutional Law or any other discipline related to the major duties with twelve (12) years of experience of which seven (7) years should be at managerial level and  five (5) years at supervisory level.  

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Communication, report writing and presentation skills
    • Research and analytical skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge in international peace building initiatives
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
    • Planning and Organization skills.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact .

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Job Knowledge and Information Sharing
    • Drive for Results
    • Fosters Innovation

    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$ 50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

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    Head, IT Audit Division

    Requisition ID: 652
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Coordinator,Office of Internal Oversight  
    Directorate: Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
    Division: IT Audit
    Number of Direct Reports: 1
    Number of Indirect Reports: 3
    Job Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the IT Audit Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Contributes to the development of the Annual Internal Audit Plan and develops new and improved procedures and techniques related to internal controls over systems and technology by preparing and administering an IT audit annual plan.
    • Plans and oversees audits of IT operations to assess controls, operational efficiencies and compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Maintains a comprehensive system for recording all audit plans, work papers, findings, reports, and follow-up audits.
    • Ensures the timely and accurate completion of the audit plan.
    • Reviews audit work performed by staff for completion and accuracy with regards to determining on strength and functioning of controls to secure information asset and data integrity.
    • Conducts Special Audits as required by management and issue results.
    • Drafts and presents audit reports to management and auditees as appropriate.
    • Recommends revisions and/or additions to policies and procedures in order to improve operations as well as internal controls.
    • Responds to ad hoc requests to address control issues on new business processes, policies and procedures, and provide consultative services to management.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or a related field  with twelve (12) years of experience in audit in similar international organization out of which seven (7) years should be at managerial level and  five (5) years at supervisory level;
    • A professional qualification such as the Certified Information System Security Auditor (CISA) or the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent from a recognized Institution is mandatory.
    • Experience with computer-assisted audit tools is required.
    • Auditing experience of inter-governmental operations and information systems including SAP-ERP will be of a comparative advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Research and Analytical skills
    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
    • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office suite and AU Computing software
    • Planning, budgeting and organizational skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge and working understanding in the policies, programmes and systems of the AU
    • Knowledge in AU financing and auditing regulations
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact:

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation

    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$  50,746.00 (P5 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.

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    Head, Performance Audit Division

    Requisition ID: 653
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Job Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular
    Division: Performance Audit
    Number of Direct Reports: 2
    Number of Indirect Reports: 5
    Directorate: Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Coordinator,Office of Internal Oversight  

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Performance Audit Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Applies the principles of international auditing standards, performance auditing principles, and techniques, research methodologies, program evaluation and strategic planning and performance and international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS) to assess the organization’s ability to economically, efficiently and effectively achieve its desired outputs and outcomes.
    • Plans and leads Performance Audit (PA) engagements/projects in compliance with professional standards for conducting PA. Develop PA objectives, scope and work plans.
    • Liaises with external auditors / other assessors on matters relating to PA and coordinate matters emanating from PA projects with external auditors/ assessors as appropriate.
    • Reviews PA reports’ accuracy and quality to ensure that PA findings, conclusions, and recommendations are based on objective information and analysis and report on PA results.
    • Presents audit results to management, review and record activities and action-plans defined by management to resolve issues identified by audit findings and their implementation status.
    • Analyses and determines the pertinence of defined action-plans in fully addressing identified PA related findings and enabling the organization ability to economically, efficiently and effectively achieve the desired outputs and outcomes.
    • Provides inputs for the development and improvement of audit processes which may include attending seminars, meetings and conferences as may be requested on behalf of the Office of Internal Oversight.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Develops the resource budget for the PA Division. Allocate budget and staff resources for specific assignments. Ensure efficient and effective utilization of the resources of the Division.
    • Ensures the overall documentation and working paper files of all Performance Audit engagement/projects.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Audit, Business Administration, Project Management or related field with twelve (12) years of professional experience in auditing in inter-governmental organizations or similar international organizations out of which seven (7) years need to be at managerial level and  five (5) years at supervisory level.
    • A relevant professional qualifications such ACCA, CIMA, CIA, CA or equivalent is mandatory.
    • Qualifications in Performance Auditing will be an added advantage.
    • Experience with computer-assisted audit tools is an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Research and Analytical skills
    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
    • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office suite and AU Computing software
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Planning, budgeting and organizational skills
    • Knowledge and working understanding in the policies, programmes and systems of the AU
    • Knowledge in AU and international financial and auditing regulations.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation

    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 $50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  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.

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    Head, Division DDR / SSR

    Requisition ID: 645
    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Director, Governance and Conflict Prevention
    Directorate: Governance and Conflict Prevention
    Division: Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR)
    Number of Direct Reports: 1
    Number of Indirect Reports: 3
    Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular 

    Purpose of the Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR) (DDR/SSR) Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives. 
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation; 
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions; 
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies. 
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences. 
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level. 
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies 
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level 
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Manages daily operations of the DDR/SSR Division according to Organizational structure and goals of the Division;
    • Coordinates and oversees the daily operations of the various units of the Division;
    • Designs DDR/SSR counter-terrorism programmes and projects and provide guidance on the work of the Division;
    • Oversees the preparation of studies and policy development in the areas of SSR, DDR and counter-terrorism for presentation to the AU Policy Organs;
    • Represents the division in management and indifferent meetings and ensure the Director and Commissioner PAPs are informed of critical issues requiring intervention and decision;
    • Ensures effective communication flow to and from the Division through the Director to the Commissioner of PAPs;
    • Performs any additional tasks as delegated and by the supervisor; and
    • Represents the Commission in high-level technical forums, meetings and conferences.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Masters Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, Defense and Security or any other related disciplines with twelve (12) years progressive relevant experience out of which seven (7) years should be at managerial level and five (5) years at supervisory level. 
    • Experience in managing SSR, DDR or counter-terrorism programmes and formulating strategies and policies in these areas at national or regional levels is an added advantage.
    • Certifications in SSR or DRR are an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Communication, report writing and presentation skills
    • Research and analytical skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge in international peacebuilding initiatives
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
    • Planning and Organization skills.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

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    Head, Mediation and Dialogue Division

    Requisition ID:  647
    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Contract Type: Regular 
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Director, Conflict Management  
    Directorate: Conflict Management
    Division: Mediation and Dialogue
    Number of Direct Reports: 2
    Number of Indirect Reports: 4
    Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Mediation and Dialogue Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives. 
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation; 
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions; 
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies. 
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences. 
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at the division level. 
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies 
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at the division level 
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Initiates and spearheads the design of preventive diplomacy, mediation and dialogue strategies and operational plans consistent with the mandate of the Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) Department,
    • Leads the AU mediation capacity building project in coordination with RECs and partners.
    • Leads the drafting terms of reference for mediation initiatives and preventive diplomacy interventions, in line with relevant mandates/policy decisions
    • Ensures effective initial (pre-deployment) briefing for Mediators and Special Envoys at AU HQ, plus oversee all administrative travel and logistical arrangements for the mediators/Special Envoys engagements.
    • Ensures all mediation initiatives and Special Envoys have effective technical support
    • Supports mediators in drafting regular update reports and end of assignment reports to the Chairperson and the Commissioner PAPS including recommendations for improving such missions in the future.
    • Organises debriefings for the Mediators/Special Envoys with the Chairperson and the Commissioner PAPS, immediately following their departure from the mission area.
    • Ensures that the AU Mediation Knowledge Management Framework and Standard Operating Procedures and other mediation support tools are fully implemented
    • Mobilises funding from partners to implement strategies and program activities of the Division.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Masters Degree in Political Science, Diplomacy  International Relations, Mediation, Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, Public Administration or other related fields, with twelve (12) years relevant experience out of which seven (7) years should be at managerial and five (5) years at supervisory levels.
    • Proven experience in managing mediation or preventive diplomacy initiatives or participating in mediation interventions is an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Communication, report writing, and presentation skills
    • Research and analytical skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge in international peacebuilding initiatives
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
    • Planning and Organization skills.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation.

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

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    Head, Secretariat Peace and Security Council

    Requisition ID: 646
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Reports to:  Director Conflict Management  
    Directorate: Conflict Management
    Division: Peace and Security Council Secretariat
    Number of Direct Reports: 4
    Number of Indirect Reports: 4
    Job Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular

    Purpose of the Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Secretariat of Peace and Security Council Secretariat in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives. 
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation; 
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions; 
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies. 
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences. 
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level. 
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies 
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level 
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Serves as the Commission’s focal point for relations and communications with the PSC and ensures smooth relations between the PSC and all Union Organs;
    • Serves as the Secretariat of the PSC, with respect to planning, managing and servicing statutory meetings, retreats, seminars, field missions and activities of the PSC and its sub-committees;
    • Provides support to the Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council in managing Council meetings and activities;
    • Provides support to the PSC and Commissioner PAPS in monitoring the implementation of the Decisions of the PSC;
    • Maintain effective archives of PSC decisions, documents and reports;
    • Establishes a horizontal link between Departments and Directorates for smooth, consistent and effective implementation of AU decisions;
    • Ensures that all working documents for the meetings and the work of the PSC are properly prepared, duly processed and dispatched in a timely manner to Member States;
    • Ensures that the outcomes of meetings, such as decisions and reports are properly finalized, duly processed and disseminated on time to Member States;
    • Performs any other relevant duties, as may be assigned by the supervisor; and
    • Ensure the activities of the Peace and Security Council are regularly and effectively communicated to AU Member States, Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms, the United Nations, European Union, League of Arab States and other international partners in in line with its Protocol.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Masters Degree in Political Science, Law, International Relations,  Diplomacy, Public Administration, , or related studies with twelve (12) years relevant experience out of which seven (7) and  five (5) years should be at managerial and supervisory level respectively.
    • Proven experience in  facilitating national or intergovernmental decision-making processes is required.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Communication, report writing and presentation skills
    • Research and analytical skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge in international peacebuilding initiatives
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards
    • Planning and Organization skills.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

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    Head, Peace Support Operations Division

    Requisition ID:  644
    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Director Conflict Management  
    Directorate: Conflict Management
    Division: Peace Support Operations
    Contract TypeRegular 
    Number of Direct Reports: 2
    Number of Indirect Reports: 11
    Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Peace Support Operations Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division.
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division; 
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate. 
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization; 
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies>
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level.
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Manages daily operations of the Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) according to Organizational structure and goals of the Division.
    • Coordinates and oversees the daily operations of the various units of the Division.
    • Design programmes and provide guidance on the work of the Division.
    • Facilitates the translation of policy into viable tasks, and work collaboratively to ensure their implementation.
    • Facilitates overall efforts towards the Operationalization and utilization of the ASF and its Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC), and coordinate with the RECs/RMs Planning Elements (PLANELMs) to ensure their readiness and deployment to AU Mandated or authorized Missions.
    • Represents the division in management and in different meetings and ensure the Director and Commissioner PAPs are informed of critical issues requiring intervention and decision.
    • Provides briefings to relevant AU Policy Organs (STCDSS, PSC, PRC, Ex. Council, Assembly) as directed by Director and Commissioner PAPS.
    • Provides strategic direction, management and support to AU Mandated and Authorized Missions.
    • Manages relationships and liaise with the RECs/RMs, Member States as well as International Partners on issues relating to the mandate of the Peace Support Operations Division.
    • Ensures effective communication flow to and from the Division through the Director to the Commissioner of PAPs.
    • Performs specific tasks as delegated and agreed with by the Director and Commissioner of PAPs

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Defense or Strategic Studies, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Peace and Security Studies,  or other related studies, with twelve (12) years relevant work experience out of which seven (7) years should at managerial level while five (5) years should be at supervisory level.
    • Experience working in AU or United Nations multi-dimensional peacekeeping missions at the strategic or operational level is an added advantage.
    • Specialized Certificates in senior leadership, planning and co-ordination of peace support and peacekeeping operations are an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills.
    • Communication, report writing and presentation skills.
    • Research and analytical skills.
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Knowledge in international peace building initiatives.
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems and standards.
    • Planning and Organization skills.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management.
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation.
    • Communicating with impact.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking.
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
    • Drive for result.
    • Fosters Innovation.

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

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    Head, Investigation Division

    Requisition ID: 651
    Duty Station: Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Coordinator,Office of Internal Oversight 
    Directorate / Department: Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
    Division: Investigation
    Number of Direct Reports: 3
    Number of Indirect Reports: 3
    Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Investigation Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives.
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies.
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences.
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Manages investigation of cases of alleged abuse of authority, fraud, corruption, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), harassment in all its forms, acts of misconduct, malfeasance, and violations of African Union regulations and rules.
    • Ensures that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and well coordinated within the Division and with other Organs of the African Union as appropriate.
    • Ensures the preparation of investigation reports, together with findings and recommendations and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, as well as evidence and materials to support such actions; assign tasks to investigation team members.
    • Creates and maintains a case activity list of the active and open investigations for priority setting and overall case management by the Coordinator and Director of OIO.
    • Prepares cases for submission to the African Union justice system and referral to the Office of Legal Counsel for appropriate action; responds to requests for information, assistance and advice from offices outside the Investigation Division.
    • Supervises investigation intake, processing and evaluation of all new matters to ascertain whether the Investigation Division has jurisdiction; coordinate the Division's information management to ensure conformity and relevance to African Union legal requirements, as applicable.
    • Manages evidentiary material, including locating and liaising with relevant forensic institutions where necessary; liaise and coordinate between the Division and the AU Office of Legal Counsel.
    • Ensures the legal sufficiency of the planning and reporting documents of the Division, including matters pending reviews.
    • Liaises with other directorates, management and staff, both at Headquarters in Addis Ababa and the AU Organs, in discussing the work of the Investigation Division; coordinate the presentation of disciplinary cases to disciplinary bodies; provide advice and expertise on investigatory matters.
    • Liaises with the Ethics Office with respect to all cases of Harassment for consistency in the application of the Rules and investigation where necessary;
    • Oversees administrative tasks including preparation of the Budget as appropriate within the Division and carry out other tasks as may be assigned by the Coordinator and Director OIO.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology or a field related to investigations with twelve (12) years relevant experience of which a minimum of seven (7) years should be at managerial level and  five (5) years at supervisory level
    • Experience in interviewing subjects, witnesses in the furtherance of investigations or any other internal justice system is mandatory.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Research and Analytical skills
    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
    • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office suite and AU Computing software
    • Planning, budgeting and organizational skills
    • Knowledge and working understanding in the policies, programmes and systems of the AU
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic); fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective:
    • Developing Others:
    • Change Management:
    • Managing Risk:

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships:
    • Foster Accountability Culture:
    • Learning Orientation:
    • Communicating with impact:

    Functional Competencies

    • Conceptual thinking:
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing:
    • Drive for result:
    • Fosters Innovation:

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 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.

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    Head, Financial Audit Division

    Requisition ID: 650
    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Coordinator,Office of Internal Oversight
    Directorate: Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
    Division: Financial Audit
    Number of Direct Reports: 3
    Number of Indirect Reports: 5
    Grade: P5
    Contract Type: Regular 

    Purpose of the Job

    • Directs and manages the daily operations of the Financial Audit Division in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the directorate and the AU’s overall goals.

    Main Functions

    • Designs and implements policies, programs and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives. 
    • Manages and supervises employees within the division, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation; 
    • Designs policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions; 
    • Ensures the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensures robust and timely monitoring and reporting;
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Units within the Division
    • Manages the work of the Division and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
    • Engages stakeholders within Members States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies. 
    • Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Division;  
    • Maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member States and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate.  
    • Represents the organisation and communicates its position at conferences. 
    • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level. 
    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;  
    • Manages risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies 
    • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level 
    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Manages the Internal Audit process, develop and manage the Internal Audit schedule (or cycle), supervise Audit Team members, and produce quality audit reports that recommend methods to enhance and improve risk management, governance and control procedures.
    • Presents audit results to management, review and record activities and action-plans defined by management to resolve issues identified by audit findings.
    • Analyses integrity and reliability of accounting and financial information as well as means used for identifying measure, classifying and reporting information for the preparation of financial and activity reports.
    • Reviews and approves the Division’s annual and long-range audit plans and activities, for reviewing significant findings and recommendations by the Division and ensuring the adequacy of management’s corrective actions.
    • Coordinates and ensures timely preparation of audit, activity and other reports in order to provide information to OIO management.
    • Contributes to the AU annual audit risk assessment process.
    • Leads the budget preparation for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks and manages effectively the utilization of financial, human and other resources in order to facilitate the attainment of the set objectives.
    • Liaises on audit matters with directorates, organs, senior management, operational staff, and external auditors.
    • Provides advice to line management on risk mitigation and best practices.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Audit, Business Administration, Finance, or related field with twelve (12) years of professional experience in audit or relevant area in similar international organization out of which seven (7) years should be at managerial level and  five (5) years at supervisory level.
    • A relevant professional certification i.e. “Expert Comptable” or Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation (e.g. ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CA or equivalent) and affiliation to a relevant professional body is mandatory.
    • Auditing experience of inter-governmental operations, accounting standards and information systems such as IPSAS & SAP-ERP will be of a comparative advantage.
    • Experience with computer-assisted audit tools is an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and management skills
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Research and Analytical skills
    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
    • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office suite and AU Computing software
    • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-cultural environment
    • Planning, budgeting and organizational skills
    • Knowledge and working understanding in the policies, programmes and systems of the AU
    • Knowledge in AU financing and auditing regulations
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Perspective
    • Developing Others
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building relationships
    • Foster Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Fosters Innovation

    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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 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.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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