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African Union

The African Union (AU), is a Pan African organisation whose goal is to propel a united continent towards peace and prosperity. The AU supports political and economic integration among its 55 member states. It aims to secure Africa’s democracy, human rights, and a sustainable economy, especially by bringing an end to intra-African conflict and creating an effective common market. The AU is guided by its vision of “An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”

The Commission is currently recruiting for various positions to enhance its capacity to deliver on the above mandate. The Secretariat is therefore inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of the AU to apply for the following positions, respective Duty Stations and Job Grades as stated below:

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Position

Department/ Directorate

Grade

Duty Station

Deadline

1

Head of Energy Information System and Statistics Division

African Energy Commission (AFREC)

P5

Algiers, Algeria

December 6, 2022

2

Senior Child Rights Protection Officer

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

P3

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

3

Senior Child Rights Promotion Officer

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

P3

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

4

Programme Officer (M&E)

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

P3

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

5

Legal Researcher

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

P2

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

6

Executive Secretary

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

P6

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

7

Head of Human

Resource

Planning and

Organizational

Development

Human Resources

Management

Directorate

P5

Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia

December 6, 2022

8

Head, Industry,

Innovation and

Mining

Industrial Mining &

Entrepreneurship

P5

Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia

December 6, 2022

9

Head of Clinical

Services Division

Medical and Health Services

P5

Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia

December 6, 2022

10

Principal Child

Rights Protection

Officer

African Committee

of Experts on the

Rights and Welfare

of the Child

(ACERWC)

P4

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

11

Senior Program Officer

African Committee

of Experts on the

Rights and Welfare

of the Child

(ACERWC)

P3

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

12

Senior

Communications

Officer

African Committee

of Experts on the

Rights and Welfare

of the Child

(ACERWC)

P3

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

13

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Officer

African Committee

of Experts on the

Rights and Welfare

of the Child

(ACERWC)

P2

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

14

Programme Officer (Accreditation)

Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)

P2

Lusaka, Zambia

December 6, 2022

15

Finance Officer

Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)

P2

Lusaka, Zambia

December 6, 2022

16

Bilingual Secretary

African Committee

of Experts on the

Rights and Welfare

of the Child

(ACERWC)

GSA4

Maseru, Lesotho

December 6, 2022

 

 

  1.       JOB TITLE: Head of Energy Information System and Statistics Division

 

LOCATION: Algiers – AFREC (Algeria)

ORGANIZATION:  AFRICAN UNION

JOB INFORMATION

Reports to:                              Executive Director

Directorate/Department:         African Energy Commission (AFREC)

Division:                                  Energy Information System and Statistics

Number of Direct Reports:     1

Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Job Grade:                               P5

Number of Positions:              01

Contract Type:                        Regular

Location:                                 Algiers, Algeria

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

Responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Division as well as the design of strategies and policies relevant to the Division and engagement of relevant stakeholders.
 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

•    Supervise and manage the employees of the division with regard to organization and performance evaluation;
•    Design strategies and policies consistent with the Commission’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
•    Contribute to the development of the Commission business continuity plan and ensure implementation at division level;
•    Design and plan policy programs to achieve the strategies;
•    Develop new and expand on existing activities as components of the Commission’s strategies and policies;
•    Address problems in arising to current approaches to relevant area and ensure relent risk management and mitigation plan and apply whenever necessary;
•    Engage stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing energy policies and strategies;
•    Represent the Commission at meetings, workshops and conferences, and promote the AFREC’s positions on African Energy sector and its development;
•    Engage with relevant stakeholders, development partners and donors to mobilize technical and financial support execute planned policies, strategies and activities;
•    Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level.
 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Take the lead to develop and implement AFREC’s programmes for energy statistics, including statistical analysis and methodological work by providing both technical and managerial supervision for all activities and staff;
•    Initiative and supervise continuous improvements of AFREC’s programmes on energy statistics and on the Energy Information System in close coordination with African Member States, RECS and Pan African Institutions;
•    Coordinate activities of energy data collection, validation, management and dissemination in coordination with African Member States, RECS and Pan African Institutions;
•    Coordinate technical work and provide guidance on concepts, methods, classifications, best practices in such statistical domains such as but not limited to: energy balance, energy efficiency indictors for end uses (residential, industrial, transport, services, etc), energy prices and taxes, CO2 emissions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
•    Design strategies for developing and improving the   Energy Statistics in Member States, including their energy information System, that are that is consistent with the Commission’s overall mission, goals, and objectives;
•    Provide technical support and professional advisory services to statistician appointed by the African Energy Ministers at national level with the aim that they lead their respective National Energy Information System and implementation of the capacity building initiatives and promote increased availability of official energy statistics while assuring the timely identification of gaps and assisting in filling the gaps.
•    Effectively seek to resolve address problems arising from the current approaches to Energy Information System and Energy Statistics formulation practices in the continent.
•    Plan and implement comprehensive and continuous capacity building activities to African experts on energy statistics through workshops, seminars, coaching and mentoring, and implement continuous improvements;
•    Promote the implementation of the strategy for the harmonization of statistics in Africa(SHASA), the Africa Charter on Statistics and other regional strategies and principles, as well as agreed upon quality assurance standards for energy statistics across Africa;
•    Initiate, build and maintain partnership with regional and international institutions which includes fund mobilization, developing and implementing regional joint programmes and activities for improving the African energy statistics. This includes discussion and joint work on global harmonization of energy statistics definitions and methodologies as well as exchange of data and information as it seems necessary;
•    Prepare statistics publications for dissemination for Member States, Pan African institutions, investors, academia and international arena, and review the energy data for consistency, accuracy and reliability in AFREC’s reports and publications;
•    Update and further develop the statistics of AFREC website in order to increase the visibility of AFREC in term of African energy statistics and to make AFREC the reference for energy data and indicators for both Africa and worldwide user; 
•    Represent AFREC at workshops, conferences, meetings and seminars pertaining to energy statistics and provide guidance on energy statistical issues related with AFREC’s work on the African Energy Information System;
•    Advise the Executive Director on trends and developments in the African energy sector and recommends appropriate courses of action.
 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

•    A University Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Energy with a robust knowledge of Energy Statistics and Computer Sciences area with twelve (12) years of relevant progressive work experience of which seven (7) years should have been at managerial level and four (4) years at supervisory level.
OR
•    A University Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Economics, Energy  with a robust knowledge of Energy Statistics and Computer Sciences area with a minimum of fourteen (14) years of relevant progressive work experience of which seven (7) years should have been at managerial level and four (4) years at supervisory level.
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

•    A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners;
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally;
•    Ability to develop and delegate clear program goals, plans and actions, including budgets, that are consistent with agreed strategies;
•    Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff;
•    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

Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies

Drive for Results

Continuous improvement focus.

Analytical thinking and problem solving.

Job Knowledge Sharing;

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$ 50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (48% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 23,544.00 (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.

 

Applications must be made not later than December 6, 2022.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

  1.        JOB TITLE: Senior Child Rights Protection Officer

 

LOCATION: Lesotho, Lesotho

ORGANIZATION: African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

JOB INFORMATION

Reports to:                                                      Executive Secretary
Directorate/Department :                                Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
Division :         African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child(ACERWC)


Number of Direct Reports:                             1
Number of Indirect Reports:             1
Job Grade:                                                       P3
Number of Positions:                          1
Contract Type:                                                Fixed Term
Location:                                                         Maseru, Lesotho

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

The Senior Child Rights Protection Officer shall provide Child Protection technical support to ACERWC Secretariat and facilitate the implementation of its programme activities.

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  •           Prepare and develop reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Division; 
    •    Provide support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholders’ coordination; 
    •    Manage and supervise direct reports to ensure their effective performance as per organization’s performance management policy and system; 
    •    Conduct complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use; 
    •    Liaise with the various Departments/Units of the ACERWC for coordination and alignment purposes; 
    •    Prepare budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required; 
    •    Actively contribute in the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Design strategies and policies consistent with the Department’s goal to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
•    Prepare the various documents around the State Party Reporting mechanisms before the ACERWC including developing the list of issues, concluding observations;
•    Follow up the implementation of the concluding observations and recommendations in the respective countries. 
•    Organize the various advocacy/lobbying missions regarding submissions State Party Reports on the implementation of the African Children’s Charter;
•    Prepare the relevant documents around the complementary reports submitted by Civil Society Organizations. 
•    Assist the Secretariat in receiving complaints and determining whether they meet the requirements as prescribed in the African Children’s Charter and the Revised Guidelines on Consideration of Communications by the ACERWC. 
•    Prepare summary of facts and legal briefs and present them before the ACERWC. 
•    Undertake extensive legal research into the legal issues raised in the various communications. 
•    Assist the Committee in drafting admissibility ruling, recommendations, summaries, and legal briefs on Communications for consideration by the Committee. 
•    Organize on site investigation and follow up missions in the concerned State Parties as directed by the ACERWC. 
•    Assist the Secretariat to produce periodic research reports on issues related to the Committee’s promotional mandate including specific thematic research and progress reports on the implementation of the ACRWC and various policy instruments and decisions on the rights of children;
•    Assist the Secretariat in drafting General Comments of the ACERWC on selected provisions of the Charter
•    Collect decisions of child rights cases from domestic jurisdictions which can be regularly fed into the case law database;
•    Assist the Committee in monitoring and analysing legal and political developments in Africa relating to Children’s Rights; provide regular feedback and updates on the situation of child rights in Africa; 
•    Follow up the applications of Observers Status received by the Secretariat. 
•    Monitor and follow up on the implementation of the Decisions on the AU Policy Organs and other AU organs related to children rights. 
•    Assist in the preparation and organization of the Committee meetings as well as activities or all meetings involving the Committee; cover the sessions and meetings of the Committee and prepare the reports 
•    Assist the activities of Special Mechanisms within the ACERWC 

•    Assist in implementing activities which aims at preventing violations and abuse of children’s rights; and in line with the Committee’s Communication/Complaint and investigation mandate works towards ensuring accountability and providing redress for actual violation of children’s rights in Africa.
•    Prepare the various documents around the State Party Reporting mechanisms before the ACERWC including developing the list of issues, concluding observations.
•     follow up on the implementation of the concluding observations and recommendations in the respective countries. 
•    Organize on site investigation and follow up missions in the concerned State Parties as directed by the ACERWC.
•    Assist the implementation of the Decisions on the AU Policy Organs and other AU organs related to children rights. 
•    Work towards the existence of an enhanced collaboration between the ACERWC and other AU Organs with a mandate on human rights including the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
•    To perform any child protection related activities as may be assigned by the Secretariat or the ACERWC. 
•    Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

•    A master’s degree in human Rights Law, Social Work, Child Protection, or International Law. At least ten eight (8) years of relevant professional experience of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level.
OR
•    A University bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned areas of study, with at least twelve ten (10) years of relevant work experience out of which three (3) years at supervisory levels. 
•    Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental, or international level, will be an added advantage.
•    Training in Human Rights, Child Safeguarding and/or Protection is desirable
•    Good knowledge of the African System of human rights
•    Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa 
•    Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

•    Strong analytical and drafting skills; 
•    Excellent drafting and report writing skills; 
•    Good communication, planning and negotiating skills; Personal Abilities 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and in a multi- cultural environment; 
•    Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders; 
•    Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines; and 
•    Ability to work in team 
•    Relevant experience working with the African Union particularly on the African Human Rights system is necessary;
•    Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental or international level, will be an added advantage.
•    Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa
•    Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System

Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

Strategic Insight...

Developing Others

Change Management

Managing Risk

Core Competencies

Building Relationships

Foster Accountability Culture

Learning Orientation

Communicating with Influence:

Functional Competencies

Conceptual Thinking

Job Knowledge Sharing;

Drive for Results

Continuous Improvement Orientation:

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 100,972.49 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 83,397.18 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be made not later than December 6 2022.

 

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

  1.        JOB TITLE: Senior Child Rights Promotion Officer

 

LOCATION: Lesotho, Lesotho

 

ORGANIZATION:African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

 

JOB INFORMATION

Reports to:                                          Executive Secretary

Directorate/Department:                     Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development

Division:                                              African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

Number of Direct Reports:                 1

Number of Indirect Reports:              1

Job Grade:                                           P3

Number of Positions:                          1

Contract Type:                                    Fixed Term

Location:                                             Maseru, Lesotho

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

The Senior Child Rights Promotion Officer shall provide the technical assistance in the implementation of activities in line with the promotion mandate of the ACERWC

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  •          Provide support in the preparation and Implement the programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan;
  •          Ensure effective coordination and implementation of Unit’s plans and activities at various levels;
  •          Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and other relevant stakeholders on relevant matters;
  •          Prepare and develop reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Division;
  •          Provide support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholders’ coordination;
  •          Manage and supervise direct reports to ensure their effective performance as per organization’s performance management policy and system;
  •          Conduct complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use;
  •          Liaise with the various Departments/Units of the ACERWC for coordination and alignment purposes;
  •          Prepare budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required;
  •          Actively contribute in the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  •                      Prepare the various documents around the State Party Reporting mechanisms before the ACERWC including developing the list of issues, concluding observations
  •                      Follow up the implementation of the concluding observations and recommendations in the respective countries.
  •                      Organize the various advocacy/lobbying missions regarding submissions State Party Reports on the implementation of the African Children’s Charter;
  •                      Prepare the relevant documents around the complementary reports submitted by Civil Society Organizations
  •                      Assist the Secretariat in receiving complaints and determining whether they meet the requirements as prescribed in the African Children’s Charter and the Revised Guidelines on Consideration of Communications by the ACERWC
  •                      Organize on site investigation and follow up missions in the concerned State Parties as directed by the ACERWC
  •                      Assist the Secretariat to produce periodic research reports on issues related to the Committee’s promotional mandate including specific thematic research and progress reports on the implementation of the ACRWC and various policy instruments and decisions on the rights of children.
  •                      Follow up the applications of Observers Status received by the Secretariat
  •                      Follow up on the implementation of the Decisions on the AU Policy Organs and other AU organs related to children rights
  •                      Prepare and organize the Committee meetings as well as activities or all meetings involving the Committee; cover the sessions and meetings of the Committee and prepare the reports.
  •                      Assist the Secretariat in drafting General Comments of the ACERWC on selected provisions of the Charter
  •                      Enhance collaboration between the ACERWC and other AU Organs with a mandate on human rights including the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
  •                      Participate in seminars, workshops, conferences on issues related to the rights of children as designated by the Secretariat and the ACERWC
  •                      Prepare information materials on the Committee’s programmes and strategies with the authorization of the Secretariat and ACERWC
  •                      Coordinate the activities of Special Mechanisms within the ACERWC
  •                      Assist in advocacy/lobbying missions regarding submissions State Party Reports on the implementation of the African Children’s Charter
  •                      Assist in submission the relevant documents around the complementary reports and briefings submitted by Civil Society Organizations.
  •                      Work towards enhancing the visibility and credibility of the work of the Committee
  •                      Assist ACERWC in improving the efficiency and timeliness of information sharing and documentation to foster the implementation of the Committee’s mandate particularly as it relates to the State party reporting procedures
  •                      Assist in Coordination of a network of national, sub-national and international partners to promote children’s rights and welfare.
  •                      Assist any child promotion related activities as may be assigned by the Secretariat or the ACERWC
  •                      Perform any child promotion related activities as may be assigned by the Secretariat or the ACERWC

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  •          A Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law, Social Work, Child Promotion, or any related social science fields. At least eight (7) years of relevant professional experience out of which three (3) years of at supervisory level

OR

  •          A University bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned areas of study, with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience out of which three (3) years of at supervisory level.
  •          Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental, or international level, will be an added advantage.
  •          Training in Human Rights, Child Safeguarding and/or Protection is desirable
  •          Good knowledge of the African System of human rights
  •          Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa
  •          Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  •          Strong analytical and drafting skills;
  •          Excellent drafting and report writing skills;
  •          Good communication, planning and negotiating skills;
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and in a multi- cultural environment;
  •          Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
  •          Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  •          Ability to work in a team setting
  •          Relevant experience working with the African Union particularly on the African Human Rights system is necessary;
  •          Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental or international level, will be an added advantage.
  •          Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa is required
  •          Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System will be a preferred advantage
  •          Very good ability to work with MS-Office applications including MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint etc.
  •          Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

Strategic Insight...

Developing Others

Change Management....

Managing Risk...

Core Competencies

Building Relationships

Foster Accountability Culture....

Learning Orientation

Communicating with Influence...

Functional Competencies

Conceptual thinking ....

Job Knowledge Sharing;

Drive for result...

Continuous Improvement Orientation ….

 

 TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

 

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 100,972.49 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 83,397.18 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

 

Applications must be made not later than December 6 2022.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.

The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

4.       JOB TITLE: Senior Program Officer (ACERWC)

 

LOCATION: Lesotho

 

ORGANIZATION: African Union

 

JOB INFORMATION:

 

Reports to:                              Deputy Secretary

Directorate/Department:         Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development

Division:                                  African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child(ACERWC)

Number of Direct Reports:     1

Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Job Grade:                               P3

Number of Positions:              1

Contract Type:                        Regular

Location:                                 Maseru, Lesotho

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

 

The ACERWC is a human rights organ of the AU with the mandate to promote and protect the rights and welfare of children in Africa. The Committee was established by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), by virtue of Article 32 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (The African Children’s Charter) to monitor the implementation of the Charter.

In view of the above background, the AU invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of Member States of the African Union with relevant skills, competencies and experiences to submit their applications for the position of Senior Program Officer at the Secretariat of the ACERWC based in Maseru, the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The Senior Program Officer will be responsible in the overall program management and coordination including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

 

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  •          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 Secretariat’s support to AU.
  •          Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and contribute to their implementation
  •          Contribute to development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide programmes, system improvement initiatives and overall decision making by higher management in the respective area of expertise.
  •          Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  •          Assist in the organization of thematic networks, make contributions during consultations and meetings
  •          Contribute in development of materials and provide necessary training and support to the Secretariat’s units as required.
  •          Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  •          Coordinate the overall program management including monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  •          Assist implementation and monitoring of programmes and activities;
  •          Analyses child rights and policy issues and suggest strategies and prepare lessons learnt related to monitoring of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the child;
  •          Ensure that agreed monitoring and evaluation activities takes place and are of high quality including monitoring expenditures under programs/projects for which she/he is responsible;
  •          Maintain regular financial controls of the programs/projects including ensuring that spending is in-line with approved budget;
  •          Production of high quality project narrative & financial reports as per the periods agreed;
  •          Ensure submission of timely progress reports;
  •          Monitor and report on programmatic and financial risks;
  •          Ensure timely release of funds and supply and ensure that cash are promptly and correctly liquidated
  •          Support regional convening’s of ACERWC through developing meeting materials, participant list, and regular communication with co-conveners;
  •          Perform any other relevant duty/responsibility assigned.

 

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

  •          A Masters Degree in Social Sciences or related fields of study and at least seven (7) years of relevant professional work experience of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level.
  •          OR
  •          A University Bachelor Degree in the above-mentioned areas of study, with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience out of which three (3) years of at supervisory level.
  •          Demonstrated experience in in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation;
  •          Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental or international level, will be an added advantage.
  •          Good knowledge of the African System of human rights
  •          Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa
  •          Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  •          Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  •          Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes;
  •          Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills,
  •          Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems;
  •          Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  •          Strong program/project management skills
  •          Strong analytical skills
  •          Excellent planning and organizing skills
  •          Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
  •          Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
  •          Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

 

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

 

Strategic Insight ....

Developing others ....

Change Management....

Managing Risk...

Core Competencies

Building Relationship...

Foster Accountability Culture....

Learning Orientation ....

Communicating with Influence ....

Functional Competencies

Conceptual thinking ....

Job Knowledge and Information Sharing ....

Drive for Result ....

Continuous Improvement Orientation ….

 

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, 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), Housing allowance 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 made not later than December 6, 2022

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.

The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

 

  1.       JOB TITLE: Legal Researcher

LOCATION: Lesotho, Lesotho

ORGANIZATION: African Union

Organization Information

Reports to:                              Senior Legal Officer
Directorate/Department :        Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
Division :                                 African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
Number of Direct Reports:     0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade:                               P2
Number of Positions:              2
Contract Type:                        Fixed Term
Location:                                 Maseru, Lesotho

PURPOSE OF JOB

The ACERWC is a human rights organ of the AU with the mandate to promote and protect the rights and welfare of children in Africa. The Committee was established by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), by virtue of Article 32 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (The African Children’s Charter) to monitor the implementation of the Charter.
In view of the above background, the AU invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of Member States of the African Union with relevant skills, competencies and experiences to submit their applications for the position of Legal Researchers at the Secretariat of the ACERWC based in Maseru, the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The Legal Researcher shall provide support in the timely production of the ACERWC’s documents under its promotion and protection mandate. 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  •          Provide technical support in the following up of activities of the unit of assignment and in area of expertise, including monitoring and evaluating progress made of planned activities in line with a predefined work plan.
    •    Suggest new and expand on existing policy in area of expertise.
    •    Contribute in conducting analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit/Division and AU’s internal use.
    •    Assist in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
    •    Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
    •    Participate in providing required technical support during organisation of meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
    •    Engage with relevant stakeholders and develop working relationships. 
    •    Assist in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the area of intervention
    •    Provide technical support to internal and external stakeholders as required.
  •          Specific Responsibilities
  •          •    Prepare the various documents for the State Party Reporting mechanisms before the ACERWC including developing the list of issues, concluding observations;
    •    Prepare the relevant documents around the complementary reports submitted by Civil Society Organizations. 
    •    Prepare the documents around the Communication mandate of the Committee;
    •    Prepare summary of facts, draft decisions and legal briefs and present before the ACERWC;
    •    Undertake extensive legal research into issues raised in the various communications;
    •    Produce periodic research reports on issues related to the Committee’s promotional mandate including specific thematic research and progress reports on the implementation of the ACRWC and various policy instruments and decisions on the rights of children;  
    •    Assist the Secretariat in drafting General Comments of the ACERWC on selected provisions of the Charter;
    •    Collect decisions of child rights cases from domestic jurisdictions which can be regularly fed into the case law database;
    •    Performs any other related duties as requested by supervisor.
     

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  •          A Bachelor Degree in Law, Human Rights or other human rights related studies with five (5) years of relevant work experience. Supervisory will be an added advantage.
    OR
    •    A Master’s Degree in Law, Human Rights or other human rights related studies, with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience as indicated above
  •          •    Excellent knowledge and understanding of the African human rights instruments and institutions 
    •    Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa 
    •    Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System will be a preferred advantage.
    •    Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental or international level, will be an added advantage.
  •          Required Skills
  •          •    Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal opinions.
    •    Excellent drafting skills
    •    Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
    •    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.
    •    Good communication and planning skills and excellent knowledge of international organizations.
    •    Ability to work in a multicultural environment; 
    •    Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes;
    •    Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage. 
     

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

Change Management

Managing Risk

Core Competencies

Teamwork and Collaboration;

Accountability awareness and Compliance;

Learning Orientation

Communicating with Influence:

Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

Job Knowledge and information sharing

Drive for Results

Continuous Improvement Focus

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, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 88,381.02 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 70,805.71 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be made not later than December 6 2022

 

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1.       JOB TITLE: Executive Secretary

 LOCATION: Lesotho

ORGANIZATION: African Union

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Reports to:                              Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development

Directorate/Department:         Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development 

Division:                                  African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

Number of Direct Reports:                 7

Number of Indirect Reports:             21

Job Grade:                                           P6

Number of Positions:                          1

Contract Type:                                    Regular

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. In seeking to achieve some of these objectives, the African Union established the Secretariat of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).
The ACERWC is a human rights Organ of the AU with the mandate to promote and protect the rights and welfare of children in Africa. The Committee was established by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), through Article 32 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (The African Children’s Charter) to monitor the implementation of the Charter.
In view of the above background, the African Union invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of Member States of the African Union with relevant skills, competencies and experiences to submit their applications for the position of Executive Secretary at the Secretariat of the ACERWC based in Maseru, the Kingdom of Lesotho.

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Reporting directly to the Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development, the Executive Secretary of the ACERWC will be responsible for the overall operations and functions of the Secretariat. He/she will oversee the strategic direction and organizational leadership of the Secretariat through the following main functions;

i.    Design strategies and policies consistent with the mandate of ACERWC towards achieving Agenda 2063, the African Children’s Charter and other internationally agreed development goals in order to address the pertinent issues in the area of the right and welfare of children.
ii.    Lead and supervise the design and plan policy programs to achieve these strategies.
iii.    Develop new and review activities as components of these strategies and policies.
iv.    Coordinate departmental activities and ensure timely delivery of goals and objectives.
v.    Supervise and manage employees to ensure successful performance.
vi.    Represent both the African Union and ACERWC mandate and objectives at conferences.
vii.    Mobilize resources for execution of programmes and activities of the Secretariat.
viii.    Manage risk and recommend mitigation strategies
 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

As the overall head of the Secretariat to the Africa Committee of Experts on the Rights & Welfare of Children, the incumbent will specifically,
i)    Lead and coordinate the Secretariat of the Committee and its Members in the exercise of their functions 
ii)    Coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of the staff of the Secretariat
iii)    Follow up and ensure effective implementation of the decisions of the Secretariat
iv)    Coordinate effective design, development and improvement of operational systems 
v)    Coordinate the development of the Secretariat’s plans 
vi)    Mobilize resources for implementation of ACERWC programmes and activities and ensure proper management, utilization and accountability of resources
vii)    Coordinate preparation of ACERWC reports and others document to be submitted to the Executive Council and other Policy Organs;
viii)    Maintain effective links and partnership between the Secretariat and other relevant stakeholders including Governments, UN Agencies, donors, Civil Society organizations and other relevant partners
ix)    Plan and lead the undertaking of initiatives in Africa for the promotion and protection of the rights of children as enshrined in the African Children’s Charter.
x)    Supervise the day to day administrative and financial matters of the Secretariat,
xi)    Supervise the activities of the Deputy Secretary and Principal Officers
xii)    Coordinate timely considerations and finalizations of State Party Reports;
xiii)     Ensure that ACERWC Sessions are conducted according to schedules and in a proper manner
xiv)    Coordinate the establishment of an effective records management system for ACERWC policies, documents and reports
xv)    Coordinate and supervise the promotional missions of the ACERWC and promote ACEWRC’s visibility and impact
xvi)     Perform other related duties as may be assigned.  

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

•    Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law, Child Rights or related field from a recognized educational institution, a higher qualification will be an added advantage; 
•    A minimum of fourteen (14) years of relevant progressive work experience on child protection or human rights related work, out of which seven (7) years should be at managerial level, with minimum five (5) years involving supervisory responsibility.
•    In-depth knowledge of child protection and the African human rights mechanisms in particular will be a must. Exhibiting demonstrable knowledge of the African Union in general is preferred.
•    A track-record in leading on the development and implementation of programs and projects focusing on child rights issues at the Continental or International level;
•    Experience carrying out similar work in regional or international organizations;
•    Proven ability to design and supervise implementation of protection programs and activities;
•    Experience working with the African Union and its Mechanisms is mandatory; 
•    Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental or international level.

REQUIRED SKILLS

•    Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks
•    Excellent writing and research skills and ability to work under pressure in a multicultural office environment is advantage.
•    Ability to use strong managerial delegation, political tact and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives 
•    Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and work well under pressure
•    Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery 

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