Deadline: 02 August, 2021
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The African Union Commission (AUC) is seeking to fill the position of Head, Governance/Human Rights Division.
The AU is a continental body that consists of 55 member states. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralisation and local development issues
  • Supervise staff of the division in organising seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralisation and local development issues with various stakeholders
  • Supervise the preparation of reports of activity and specific missions
  • Liaise with the AU regional offices on governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralisation and local development issues
  • Create strategies for mainstreaming governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralisation and local development issues in the programmes of the AU
  • Develop appropriate working relations with AU organs and partners of AU on issues relating to governance, human rights, public service and administration, housing and urban development, decentralisation and local development
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, or a related discipline
  • 12 years of experience, with seven years in managerial role and five years in at supervisory role
  • 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 multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of international peace building initiatives
  • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, systems, and standards
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, and Spanish)
  • Fluency in another AU language(s) will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea

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