Post level: P2
Department: Peace and Security Department
Supervisor: Crisis Management, Post Conflict and Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD)
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Number of Positions: Two (2)
2. Job Purpose
To provide assistance to the work of the Crisis Management, Post Conflict and Reconstruction Division.
3. Major duties and responsibilities:
- Under the direct supervision of the Head, CMPCRD, the Policy Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Assist in Post Conflict Need Assessment/capacity mapping exercises in support of Member States;
- Take the lead in the analysis of the needs’ assessment and propose possible PCRD interventions
- Support on the implementation of PCRD programmes and initiatives;
- Support incorporation of conflict prevention and reconciliation and recovery programming in CMPCRD;
- Assist in preparing periodic administrative and programme reports on PCRD interventions;
- Assist in coordinating with national, regional, and international humanitarian and development actors that accelerates the transition from emergency to development;
- Support designing and implementation of community-based quick impact projects to facilitate quick recovery and reconciliation, harness the productive capacity and skills of populations, help the creation of social safety nets, enhance food security and resuscitate livelihood systems and coping mechanisms of affected communities;
- Undertake data collection and analysis, in support of the planning, implementation and monitoring of socioeconomic development programmes;
- Undertake partnership of relevant stake holders in the implementation of PCRD policy
- Support RECS and Member States to implement PCRD policy
- Perform other tasks as may be assigned by supervisors.
4. Required Skills and Competencies
A. Functional Skills
- Excellent analytical, drafting and reporting skills;
- Good communication and negotiating skills;
- Good planning and organizational skills;
- Must be computer literate;
- Communication: Effective written, oral and presentation skills.
B. Key Results Areas/Outputs – Personal Abilities
- Strong ability to perform research function and to draft/present information in a concise and accurate manner;
- Possess strong judgment and decision-Making abilities;
- Sound judgment in interpretation of instructions and guidelines;
- Ability to Coordinate assignments;
- Ability to effectively manage and direct the work of teams of professional, senior and experienced experts that may be hired by the Division for PCRD work;
- Ability to work in a team and to oorganize and motivate others;
- Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment professionally.
C. Knowledge and understanding
Excellent knowledge of current political, social and economic developments in Africa and the world;
Demonstrated excellence in report writing, policy analysis;
Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis skills;
Teamwork and working in multi-cultural environments;
Networking among expert groups and organisations;
Negotiation and consensus building;
Punctuality and working under tight time schedules;
Diligence when unsupervised;
Computer literacy.
5. Education Qualification Required
The Officer should have:
• An Advanced degree in Political Science, International Relations, Peace/Conflict and Development Studies, and any field related to Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development;
• Must have excellent research, analysis, drafting skills as well as excellent knowledge of current political, social and economic developments Africa in general;
• Must possess the ability to work with a team of professional staff and capacity for creativity and initiative as well as capacity to work under pressure;
• Given the linguistic diversity of the area covered by the programme, candidates must have a good command of one of the AU working languages and proficiency in a second language (French) of the AU will be an added advantage. The Officer should be a citizen of African Union Member States and have detailed working knowledge in Result Based Management.
6. Competencies and Skills
The Officer must have the ability to take initiative and be a team player. S/he must be computer literate and versed in the use of Power Point, Excel and Word. S/he must be fluent in English and French or at least a good working knowledge of the other language. He/she must have excellent writing, negotiating, analytical and communication skills. S/he should demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and an established record of successful leadership of multi-disciplinary teams and possess diplomatic skills and ease with working within a multi-cultural environment;

7. Work Experience Required:
• At least seven (5) years working experience in government service, of which 3 years should be hands on experience in research, Policy formulation and project/programme implementation and over 2 years working in the area of conflict management and post conflict intervention with international or regional organization; governmental or non-governmental organizations;
• Experience working in post conflict situations will be an added advantage.
8. Language Requirement:
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is mandatory; fluency in additional AU official working languages would be an added advantage.
9. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve (12) months will be considered as approbatory period. Thereafter, the contract could be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.
10. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.
11. Remuneration:
Indicative basic salary of US$ 29,287.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (46% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$14,414.40 per annum), and education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum) for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.
The applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website not later than 28th July 2016
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
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