African Union New Vacancy

African Union Job Opportunities

At the African Union, we believe work is more than just a paycheck. It’s about embracing professional challenges, pursuing new opportunities, and contributing to positive change in the world. If you’re seeking a dynamic environment that fosters growth, mobility, and meaningful impact, consider joining our team. Innovation isn’t just about developing cutting-edge software; it’s about creating solutions that unlock new possibilities.

Vacancy 1: Head Of Accounting & Reporting Division (AfCDC)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management/Administration (with a focus on Finance or Accounting) or a related field, with a minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant experience, including seven (7) years at managerial and five (5) years at supervisory levels.
  • Experience working in an International or intergovernmental organization is required.
  • Membership of an internationally recognized professional accounting body such as CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in SAP and familiarity with other ERP systems is advantageous.

Required Skills:

  • Strong managerial, political, and supervisory skills to achieve established objectives.
  • Ability to foster collaborative approaches among diverse partners.
  • Proficiency in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships internally and externally.
  • Aptitude for identifying key strategic opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to lead, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff effectively.
  • In-depth knowledge of information technology’s implications for business operations.
  • Proficient in generally accepted finance and accounting policies, principles, and controls.
  • Familiarity with auditing theory, standards, procedures, and related techniques.
  • Competence in AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish), with fluency in additional AU languages being beneficial.

Vacancy 2: Specialist – Obstetrician Gynecologist

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MD, BMBCh, or MBBS degree, with specialization in Obstetrics-Gynecology.
  • Twelve (12) years of post-qualification clinical practice experience, including six (6) years at the expert/specialist level and three (3) years at the supervisor level.
  • Experience in government or private hospitals and International Organizations is essential.
  • Proficiency in Obstetric and Gynecologic ultrasound scans is required.
  • Must be licensed to practice as a Specialist Obstetrician-Gynecologist in their home country or country of residence.
  • Additional qualifications in gynecological subspecialties are advantageous.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in gynecological/Obstetric ultrasonography and modern gynecological endoscopic procedures.
  • Familiarity with international and regional guidelines for managing Obstetric and gynecological conditions.
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with hospital Information Systems and telemedicine.
  • Effective communication of scientific information.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Interpersonal and professional demeanor.
  • Proficiency in AU working languages, with fluency in additional AU languages as an advantage.

Vacancy 3: Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or related fields, with twelve (12) years of progressive experience, including seven (7) years at managerial levels.
  • Additional qualifications in relevant fields are advantageous.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience in resource mobilization and grants management is beneficial.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches among diverse partners.
  • Proficiency in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships.
  • Ability to develop clear program goals, plans, and actions.
  • Effective leadership, supervision, mentorship, and staff evaluation skills.
  • Proficiency in AU working languages.

Vacancy 4: Head of Infectious Diseases Division (AfCDC)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Medical degree with a postgraduate qualification in Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related fields.
  • Twelve (12) years of progressive experience in infectious disease prevention, detection, and response, including seven (7) years at managerial levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases in Africa.
  • Experience in leadership, project management, policy development, and partnerships.
  • Experience in scientific writing and networking.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in AU official languages.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment.

Position 5: Head of Partnership & International Cooperation (AfCDC) Qualifications and Experience Needed • A Master’s degree from a recognized university in Development Studies, Public Health/Health Systems Management, International Relations, Strategic Management, Public Policy, International Development, or a related field is essential. • Twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience, with a minimum of seven (7) years in managerial roles and five (5) years in supervisory positions. • Demonstrated track record of cultivating partnerships and fostering business growth, including the ability to identify potential collaborators, negotiate agreements, and finalize partnerships that align with the goals of Africa CDC. • Experience in overseeing offices, managing projects, programs, and portfolios. • Proven ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and decision-makers in various technical and professional contexts.

Essential Skills • Strong networking skills, capable of establishing and nurturing connections with potential donors and partners. • Exceptional diplomatic, representational, interpersonal, and communication abilities. • Proficiency in technical writing, translating complex information into presentations, briefings, reports, and funding proposals for diverse audiences. • Adaptability and effectiveness in collaborating with partners from different organizational backgrounds (international, governmental, non-governmental) at global, regional, and national levels. • Resourcefulness in collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to inform and communicate technical decisions to non-specialist audiences. • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a multicultural environment. • High level of judgment, accountability, and initiative. • Integrity, tact, and discretion in handling sensitive matters. • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic, Kiswahili, Portuguese, or Spanish) is required, with fluency in English and knowledge of additional languages considered advantageous.

Position 6: Principal Knowledge Management Officer (AfCDC)

Qualifications and Experience Needed Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management, or a related field, along with ten (10) years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, including at least six (6) years at an expert level and three (3) years in a supervisory capacity. OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management, or a related field, with twelve (12) years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, including at least six (6) years at an expert level and three (3) years in a supervisory role. Experience in Knowledge Management within a Public Health Institution is desirable.

Required Skills • Proven ability to manage and coordinate complex projects. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. • Capability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team. • Fluency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, or Kiswahili), with proficiency in English and French preferred.

Application Deadline: April 12, 2024

How to Apply

Only candidates meeting all requirements will be contacted for interviews. Interested individuals must submit a fully completed online application, including a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and academic qualifications (e.g., diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and relevant certificates). The African Union promotes equal opportunities, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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