African Union Recruitment 2021 for Director, Infrastructure and Energy

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African Union Recruitment 2021 is ongoing as jobs and career vacancies open for interested and suitably qualified candidates. Apply for African Union Job Recruitment 2021 slated to close immediately the application deadline elapses. AU is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).  We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director, Infrastructure and Energy
Requisition ID: 251
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: Commissioner Infrastructure & Energy
Department: Infrastructure & Energy
Number of Direct Reports: 6
Number of Indirect Reports: 22
Job Grade: D1

Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Infrastructure and Energy Department in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

  • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Department and ensures alignment with overall organizational strategy;
  • Manages and supervises employees within the Department, ensures the timely delivery of the Department’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
  • Drives the implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
  • Ensures the delivery of the Department’s annual targets in line with the organization’s overall goals and maintains robust departmental monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the Department;
  • Manages the work of the Department and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
  • Leads the Department and ensures effective management of personnel, budget, performance, program quality, employee relations matters and training in conformity with relevant rules, policies and procedures;
  • Builds and maintains good working relations and collaboration with other Directorates/Departments;
  • Develops and maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member State and partner institution;
  • Coordinates meetings between the organization and relevant partners;
  • Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports;
  • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization, attributed to the Department;
  • Implements and Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Department;
  • Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines in line with the organization’s legal framework;
  • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s strategic goals and mandate in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
  • Prepares and oversees integrated programs, projects and overall activities of the organization.
  • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the Department
  • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the Department.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Advises the Commissioner on policy and strategy matters and assist in developing and supervising work programs and in developing partnership relations; .
  • Prepares and implements plans of action and programs of activities of the Department;
  • Provides technical guidance and ensure efficient functioning of supervised Divisions and specialized technical committees and sub-committees on transport, communications, tourism and energy sectors;
  • Organizes, coordinate and ensure the implementation of plans of action and programs and activities of the Department;
  • Builds good working relations with other Departments/Directorates/Offices of the Commission and the African Commission on Energy;
  • Develops and maintains appropriate working relations with partners of the African Union, in the field of transport, communication, tourism and energy;
  • Promotes best practices and appropriate working systems;
  • Exercises overall management of the Department: personnel, budget, performance, quality, discipline and training in conformity with relevant rules and procedures in force;
  • Produces and submits periodic reports of activities and specific missions;
  • Coordinates the elaboration of policies related to Energy, transport and ICT sectors
  • Oversees the implementation of 4 flagship projects under the mandate of the Department (INGA project, PAEN, SAATM, HST)
  • Actively participates in resource mobilisation related to sectors under IED responsibility
  • Represents AUC in international discussion related to sectors under IED responsibility and ensure that AU interest are well taken
  • Oversees the harmonisation of all sectorial policies with RECs
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Energy, Transport, ICT or in a related field, with fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience out of which 8 years are at managerial level and 5 at supervisory level.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to use strong managerial delegation, political tact and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives
  • Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with top level stakeholders
  • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks
  • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovation and taking initiative

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$ 78, 138.00 (D1 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.

Application Closing Date
18th May, 2021.

How to Apply for African Union Recruitment 2021 
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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

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