NEW VACANT POSITIONS AT AFRICAN UNION (Deadline: Jan 19 2024)

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NEW VACANT POSITIONS AT AFRICAN UNION (Deadline: Jan 19 2024

African Union has advertised the vacant positions and competent nationals are encouraged to apply.

  1. Head of Security & Safety Services (AfCDC)

Date: Jan 8, 2024

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: African Union

AU Values 

            • Respect for Diversity and Team Work             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Shari

Organization Information

Reports to: Director, Administration
Directorate/Department/Organ: Africa CDC
Division: Security and Safety Services 
Number of Direct Reports: 3
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P3
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term 
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Purpose of Job

The Head of Security and Safety Services manages operations, policies, personnel, and measures to ensure safety, protection, and asset security.
 

Main Functions

This job involves the following main functions that are generally applicable for this category:
•    Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise.
•    Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to Africa CDC.
•    Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
•    Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
•    Assist in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
•    Develop materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
•    Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required. 
 

Specific Responsibilities

•    Ensure the safety and security of personnel and assets
•    Establish close working relations with the host government, security agencies and forces of the host country, commercial security companies, embassies and international organizations; 
•    Develop and implement security systems for the organ
•    Ensure that security equipment and procedures are consistent with the procedures and standards of the AU
•    Prepare and update the security plan, contingency plan, security risk assessments, and minimum operating security standards (MOSS)
•    Manage security arrangements for meetings, conferences and events in which the organ and its personnel are involved
•    Maintain continuing awareness of prevailing local security conditions, identifying probable threats and advising Africa CDC staff, project personnel and others as relevant to follow appropriate preventative steps
•    Manage the provision of regular security briefings and determine need for, and provide training and advice to Africa CDC staff on residential security measures
•    Manage and supervise the investigation of security-related incidents
•    Establish procedures for and conduct investigations on all deaths and all accidents and incidents in which mission staff have been victims of crime  
•    Evaluate effectiveness of prevailing fire safety measures in effect in assigned areas of responsibility, including fire prevention devices, fire-fighting equipment, and evacuation plans

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    Master’s degree in Security Studies or related; 
Or 
•    Bachelor’s degree in similar studies 
•    Seven (7) years for Masters or ten (10) years for Bachelor Degree holders of relevant work experience out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level
•    Experience in Police or Military  Security Services

Required Skills

•    Proven ability to develop and use economic models.
•    Strong analytical, communication, and project management skills, as well as a proven track record of publishing high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The Appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed 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, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish) is mandatory and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$  96,921.34  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be submitted no later than February 8, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT.
-Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
-Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
-The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

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2.Senior Internal Auditor (AfCFTA)

Date: Jan 2, 2024

Location: Accra

Organization: African Union

AU Values  

            • Respect for Diversity and Team Work             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Head of Division  
Directorate/Department/Organ: Institutional Matters & Programme Coordination
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P3
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Accra, Ghana

Purpose of Job

Perform audits of AfCFTA Secretariat, financial and information systems, assessing compliance with applicable standards and guidelines and sufficiency of internal controls.
 

Main Functions

• Audits AfCFTA Secretariat administrative, human resources and financial records, statements, and reports, verifying accuracy and consistency. 
• Audits AfCFTA Secretariat information systems, assessing compliance with data security and storage requirements. 
• Reviews internal controls, policies, and procedures for effectiveness. 
• Drafts and presents reports of findings and analysis; identifies and recommends revisions and improvements to accounting practices and procedures.
 

Specific Responsibilities

•    Perform internal audit and risk management, conduct internal audits of the AFCFTA Secretariat 
•    Provide audit guidelines and principles by understanding and documenting business processes, interpreting financial policies and procedures, governance practices and regulatory requirements, assessing compliance with African Union laws, policies and procedures 
•    Support the safeguarding of assets by reviewing the internal controls of those assets and verifying the existence of those assets
•    Identify potential operational, financial or compliance risks that warrant audit attention
•    Contribute to the development of an overall internal review and audit program for the AfCFTA Secretariat by identifying files and activities to be analysed and planning work assignments for departmental audits
•    Prepares audit report and advises on audit findings, participates in departmental and employee training in internal controls and policy and follow-up on audit actions taken by management
•    Performs due diligence, contributes to the overall success of the AFCFTA Secretariat by working as a team member on audits and special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
•    Analyse problems/issues and recommend alternative solutions.
•    Manages and supervises staff under his/her supervision with respect to organization and performance evaluation
•    Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedure
•    Contributes to the development of strategies, policies, programs and plans
•    Respond to internal/external audit observations and implement successfully audit recommendation;
•    Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Head of Division.
 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

-Master’s degree in auditing or accounting or financial management or business administration or a related discipline, with 7 years of professional experience, including 3 years at a supervisory level in the field of auditing, accounting and finance, with at least 5 years in auditing
Or
-Bachelor’s degree in auditing or accounting or financial management or business administration or related discipline with 10 years of professional experience, including 3 years at a supervisory level in the practice of auditing, of which at least 5 years must be in auditing
-Relevant professional certification, i.e., “Certified Public Accountant” or Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation (e.g., ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CA, etc.) 
-Membership in a relevant professional organization will be an added advantage.
 

Required Skills

•    Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance
•    Ability to assist in developing clear program goals, plans and actions that are consistent with agreed strategies and to appropriately delegate, monitor and adjust these plans and actions
•    Ability to produce clear and professional reports
•    Extensive knowledge of general financial accounting and reporting
•     Extensive knowledge of information systems security. 
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) 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 Results

Continuous Improvement Orientation

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.

LANGUAGES:

Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Swahili 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 (57% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 21,832.68 (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.

Applications must be submitted no later than February 2, 2024 11h59 p.m. UTC.

•    Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
•    Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
•    Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

 Requisition ID: 2083

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3 Director of Centres for Public Health Emergency Management (AfCDC)

Date: Dec 20, 2023

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9000003

Organization: African Union

AU Values 

            • Respect for Diversity and Team Work             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Deputy Director General 

Directorate/Department/Organ: Africa CDC

Division: Office of the Deputy Director General 

Number of Direct Reports:

Number of Indirect Reports:

Job Grade: D1

Number of positions: 1

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Purpose of Job

The Director of Centres for Public Health Emergency Management is responsible for leading and strategically managing the Centres, aligning with the overarching goals of the Africa CDC. This includes strategic planning, program development, emergency response coordination, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. The individual in this role plays a crucial part in ensuring the center’s preparedness and effectiveness in managing public health emergencies.

Main Functions

  • Develop and implement strategic policies aligned with the department’s goals to address key issues in disease control, prevention, and health promotion.
  • Design comprehensive policy programs to effectively achieve strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and ensure the implementation of the departmental business continuity plan at the division level.
  • Oversee and supervise employees within the division, fostering a productive and collaborative work environment.
  • Manage divisional risk and recommend appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Contribute to the creation of an inspiring work environment conducive to staff development and professional progression.
  • Engage with stakeholders within Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in the design and implementation of strategies.
  • Represent the organization at conferences and other public forums, articulating its position and fostering partnerships.
  • Mobilize funding from donors to execute strategies and activities effectively.
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports, monitoring budget execution at the divisional level.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in shaping policies and strategies related to public health emergency management.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs aimed at enhancing public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to develop and update protocols for different types of emergencies.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for public health emergencies, coordinating responses and ensuring effective communication among relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national emergency response agencies.
  • Manage the center’s budget, ensuring fiscal responsibility and resource allocation for emergency preparedness initiatives.
  • Identify and secure funding opportunities through grants, partnerships, and other means.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of training programs for staff, healthcare professionals, and community partners to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
  • Collaborate with public health agencies, government entities, healthcare organizations, and community groups to foster a coordinated and effective response to public health emergencies.
  • Communicate effectively with the media, public, and other stakeholders during emergencies.
  • Engage with stakeholders within Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in the design and implementation of strategies.
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports, monitoring budget execution at the divisional level.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D., MD, or equivalent) in Public Health, Medical Sciences or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in public health, Epidemiology or equivalentt with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in public health management. Eight (8) of which should have been served at managerial level and five (5) years at supervisory level.
  • Proven track record in leadership roles within public health or scientific research organizations.
  • Experience in international organizations is preferred.

Essential

  • Academic and Experience Requirements
  • Significant experience of developing senior-level external relationships and securing the highest-level advocacy, including developing and harnessing strong networks across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Advance understanding of stakeholder engagement.
  • Extensive experience of leading, motivating and managing teams with the ability to promote a culture of high performance, continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Experience and successful track record working in a diverse complex fast paced environments and the ability to influence positive change.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement abilities.
  • Proficient in risk management and organizational resilience.
  • Demonstrated capability in resource mobilization and financial management.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in international affairs in an international organization
  • Experience of working with external partners, funders, and media.
  • An understanding of changing economic, political, and social environments affecting the Africa CDC.
  • An understanding and analysis of Africa and global political space and atmosphere
  • High level of diplomatic and communication etiquette.
  • High level interpersonal skills.

Required Skills

Result Oriented:

  • Strategic thinker, capable of working at a senior level and contributing at Board/Council level
  • Entrepreneurial with the ability to input on strategic planning from a commercial standpoint
  • Ability to anticipate future opportunities and problems, taking strategic and pre-emptive action
  • Ability to set and achieve comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Passion for working in the developing world and creating positive change

Leadership:

  • Inspire confidence and promote shared values that underpin the ethos of the African Union and Africa CDC
  • Inspires others, is visible, adaptive, authentic and engenders trust
  • Visible leadership, promoting collective leadership for taking teams through significant programmes of change.
  • Passion and commitment for continuous improvement
  • Ambitious individual who has personal drive to succeed and develop their own career, and support their teams to strive for excellence.
  • Political and diplomatic prowess
  • Building and Managing Teams:
  • Directs and coaches’ others throughout the organisation and enables people to perform at their best.
  • Ability to recognise and cultivate rising talent.
  • Creates a positive team environment.
  • Creates cohesion, developing synergies and achieves through common goals.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • High emotional and social intelligence.
  • Collaborative, supportive, calm under pressure, solution focused and able to lead others effectively in such a way that encourages maximum performance and engagement.
  • Exceptional communicator both in writing and in person to a range of audiences.

Relationship Management:

  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
  • The gravitas and credibility to influence both within and beyond the organisation

Analytical Skills:

  • Conceptual thinker, innovative and capable of complex problem solving
  • The ability to work well under pressure and take a considered, measured position

Results Orientated:

  • Desire for success and the motivation to constantly seek improvement
  • Ability and drive to manage organisational complexity
  • A high level of resilience with the ability to initiate and drive decisions
  • Tenacious, adaptable and the ability to get things done
  • The highest levels of self-awareness, commitment, and integrity
  • A proven commitment to fairness, inclusion, equality, diversity, and transparency

Values: A strong commitment to the African Union and Africa CDC values

Leadership Competencies

Strategic Perspective:

Developing others ….

Change Management:

Managing Risk….

Core Competencies

Building Relationship ….

Communicating with Influence ….

Foster Accountability Culture:

Learning Orientation

Functional Competencies

.Conceptual Thinking

.Drive for Result

Fosters Innovation

Job Knowledge and information sharing

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The Appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed 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, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish) is mandatory and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 175,640.44  (D1 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 157,586.92 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission

Applications must be submitted no later than January 19, 2024 11h59 p.m. EAT.
-Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
-Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
-The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

Requisition ID: 2102

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