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      1. Director, Human Resources Management
      2. Director General
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    Director, Human Resources Management

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 15 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Human Resources / HR&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 243
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Reports to: Deputy Chairperson
    Directorate / Department: Human Resources Management
    Number of Direct Reports: 6
    Number of Indirect Reports: 40
    Job Grade: D1

    Purpose of Job

    • To provide strategic leadership for managing the Human Resource policies and programs in line with the Commission’s vision and corporate strategy.  

    Main Functions

    • Provides overall strategic leadership on HR Management and Development to the entire African Union Organs.
    • Leads and manages the directorate’s personnel in all HR functions, budget, performance, quality, employee relations matters and training in conformity with relevant rules and procedures.
    • Contributes to the development of the overall strategy of the organization
    • Determines, develops and executes the overall strategy of the Directorate and ensure alignment with Commission-wide strategy;
    • Designs and develops business continuity plan to address unforeseen circumstances
    • Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines according to the organizations legal framework.
    • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
    • Manages risks and recommend mitigation strategies in the implementation of HR functions  
    • Prepares and oversees integrated programmes projects of overall activities of the organisation.
    • Builds and maintains a strategic plan to form good working relations with other directorate / department.
    • Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners.
    • Ensures the organisation of meetings between the organisation and other relevant partners
    • Leads and delivers a continuous successful change management process that responds to changing delivery expectations of the Commission;
    • Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports.
    • Oversees the collection of contributed funds to the organisation.
    • Initiates and takes necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole.
    • Proposes training programmes relating to programme designing and coordination.
    • Promotes awareness and training of best practices in areas of expertise.
    • Develops and maintains regular working relations across the African Union and with all relevant stakeholders in driving organizational change and institutional reform through HR management and development activities and programmes
    • Ensures the preparation of periodic budget execution reports and for monitoring and evaluating the directorate’s performance and the implementation of HR annual operational master plan.
    • Reviews, develops and delivers human resource policies that reflect best contemporary international practice.
    • Conducts Human Resource Management/Development related risks analysis and develop risk management and mitigation plan.
    • Represents the Commission externally including managing relations with partners, external Human Resource service providers, etc.;
    • Coordinates the implementation of the performance management function including supervision, coaching and mentoring of all staff in the Directorate.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Develops, Reviews and Implements HR strategies to address emerging organizational needs and initiatives including organizational development, job design, work-life balance, acquisition and retention of talent, achievement of diversity and inclusion targets, ethics, career development, rewards and recognition, performance management as well as fair compensation and benefits;
    • Leads the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of HR policies, procedures, practices, guidelines, standards and information systems;
    • Serves as Human Resources advisor and strategic partner to Senior leadership by providing strategic, technical and tactical direction and guidance on Human Resources management and organizational development while promoting innovative HR solutions with the view of overall management of the Commission’s activities, operations and strategic goals achievement;
    • Develops a comprehensive Human Resource planning system for the Commission aligned with the program planning and budgeting cycles, and oversee the provision of support to other Departments’ Human Resource planning, resourcing and deployment;
    • Develops and leads implementation of qualitatively enhanced performance measurement and management systems, including initiating policies to strengthen performance management, training, and reward management;
    • Manages relations with the Staff Association and promote good employee relations through dialogue, consultation and continuous staff engagement on Human Resources matters.
    • Coordinate diagnostic surveys, Human Resource audits, stakeholder and employee surveys as needed in order to monitor and evaluate organizational culture and climate;
    • Drives innovation and change initiatives to ensure effective and efficient HR support and services and promote quality management;
    • Optimizes use of ERP system for effective and efficient processing of personnel matters, providing self-service HR support, developing new HR services, conducting people’s analytics and supporting organization change.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or Management, Law, Social Sciences or a related field with 15 years post qualification working experience of human resource management in a large organisation 7 of which should be at managerial level and 5 years at supervisory level. Experience from an international organization is an added advantage.
    • Professional certification in Human Resources from a recognized institution is mandatory.
    • Professional certification in project management is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated experience in applying management principles and practices, change management and promoting open communication and collaboration, self-development, innovation and high performance.
    • Demonstrated experience in maintaining, with empathy, an appropriate balance between the organization’s needs and the welfare of staff.
    • Demonstrated experience in solving people-related issues effectively.
    • Demonstrated experience in delivering briefings to diverse audiences, and to conduct effective meetings with senior management, representative of staff associations, representatives of Member States and other stakeholders.

    Required Skills:

    • Leadership and supervisory skills
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks
    • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery
    • Innovation and decision making skills
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic & Spanish) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Focus
    • Developing Organisational Capability
    • Change Leadership
    • Strategic Risk Management.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Partnerships
    • Drives Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for Results
    • Fosters Innovation

    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.
    • The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job description do not create a contract of employment and are not meant to be all-inclusive. It may be changed by the role manager during employment on an as-needed basis.

    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.

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    Director General

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 15 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 242
    Location: Addis Ababa
    Reports to: Chairperson of the African Union
    Directorate / Department: Bureau of the Chairperson
    Number of Direct Reports: 4
    Number of Indirect Reports: 5
    Job Grade: D2

    Purpose of Job

    • To assist the Deputy Chairperson in delivering his / her mandate by leading the operational co-ordination of the Commission’s departments and non-elected staff in order to ensure high performance, results and impact.

    Main Functions

    • Facilitates the identification of top priorities for the senior leadership of the Commission’s 4-year mandate.
    • Translates the senior leadership priorities into annual targets and goals and establishes a robust Commission-wide framework for monitoring and tracking progress.
    • Provides regular reports to the Chairperson of the Commission on portfolio delivery;
    • Provides regular reports to the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission on service delivery;
    • Supports the implementation of the AU Institutional Reform Agenda by supporting reform initiatives across the Commission;
    • Monitors and tracks progress in the delivery of the Commission’s annual performance targets;
    • Ensures effective collaboration in programme development with the AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD);
    • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the implementation of the Commission’s programme and the delivery of high impact results for the continent;
    • Cultivates a knowledge management culture through promotion of research and publications that will ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the Commission; and
    • Drives performance and delivery across the Commission’s senior management and inspires high performance, teamwork and delivery across the portfolio.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Facilitates the identification of top priorities for the senior leadership of the Commission’s 4-year mandate.
    • Translates the senior leadership priorities into annual targets and goals and establishes a robust Commission-wide framework for monitoring and tracking progress.
    • Provides regular reports to the Chairperson of the Commission on portfolio delivery;
    • Provides regular reports to the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission on service delivery;
    • Supports the implementation of the AU Institutional Reform Agenda by supporting reform initiatives across the Commission;
    • Monitors and tracks progress in the delivery of the Commission’s annual performance targets;
    • Ensures effective collaboration in programme development with the AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD);
    • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the implementation of the Commission’s programme and the delivery of high impact results for the continent;
    • Cultivates a knowledge management culture through promotion of research and publications that will ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the Commission; and
    • Drives performance and delivery across the Commission’s senior management and inspires high performance, teamwork and delivery across the portfolio.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Law, Finance, Management, International Relations or in a related field from a recognized institution plus fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience with at least ten (10) years served in a senior management role preferably in an inter-governmental organization or national government / public service, international or regional institution, and a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to lead and manage complex organizations at the national, regional or international level;  
    • Ability to set clear standards for accountability, probity, value for money and risk management
    • Ability to propose new ideas and lead on new ways of working across silos in a complementary and synergistic way for a prosperous and peaceful Africa;
    • Proven track record of change management and accomplishments at the regional, national or international level with strong resource mobilization, political and diplomatic skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-cultural team and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Planning and organizing skills
    • Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, standards and processes
    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic & Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Focus
    • Developing Organisational Capability
    • Change Leadership
    • Strategic Risk Management.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Partnerships
    • Drives Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with impact.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for Results
    • Fosters Innovation.

    Gender Mainstreaming:

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

    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$  100,017.00  (D2 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.

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