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    • Open Jobs
      1. Head of Trade Remedies Division
      2. Head of Administration and Human Resources Management Division
      3. Head of Trade in Services Division
      4. Head of Rules of Origin Policies Division
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    Head of Trade Remedies Division

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 12 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Law / Legal&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 264
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
    Reports to: Director of Trade in Goods and Competition (TiGC)
    Directorate: Director of Trade in Goods and Competition (TiGC)
    Division: Customs Administration
    Number of Direct Reports: 5     
    Number of Indirect Reports: 1
    Job Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • To provide leadership for effective management and technical efficiency within the Trade Remedies Division of the AfCFTA secretariat.

    Main Functions

    • Set the vision for the Trade Remedies Division and define and lead its overall strategy
    • Ensure the appropriate risk management and mitigation strategies for the division
    • Contribute to the development of the Directorate business continuity plan and ensure the implementation at division level
    • Supervise staff of the division with regard to organisation and performance evaluation
    • Lead the design of strategies and policies consistent with the Directorate of TiGC goals in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area
    • Act as a secretariat to the subcommittee on Trade remedies, to ensure their effective functioning of this subcommittee
    • Engage stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing the required strategies
    • Invest in strategic partnerships and relationships to drive growth
    • Preparation of the Annual Action Plan and its corresponding resources for the Division
    • Represent the AfCFTA Secretariat and explain its position at conferences and events when requested; and 
    • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitors budget execution at division level.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Provide effective leadership:

    • Oversee the State Parties Implementation of Annex 9 on Trade Remedies under the Protocol on Trade in Goods of the AfCFTA Agreement
    • Ensure the readiness of State Parties with regard to technical capacity, domestic mechanisms and institutions to support proper implementation of the Trade Remedies provisions of the AfCFTA Agreement
    • Build a database for Trade Remedies (Complaints and investigations)
    • Support capacity building for State Parties on all technical and legal aspects pertaining to Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement
    • Provide administrative and technical assistance on all issues relating to Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement
    • Support on-site verification visits
    • Formulate and manage technical assistance programmes in support of trade remedies issues in Africa
    • Formulate advice and recommendations for AfCFTA State Parties in relevant areas of trade remedies and dispute settlements
    • Develop plans and recommendations for improvement of systems / functions / procedures / legislation for trade remedies and dispute settlements
    • Identify new or emerging development issues of potential concern to AfCFTA State Parties in the areas of trade remedies and dispute settlements, particularly those of a regional nature, and designs and develops programmes and policy advice to address them
    • Provide high quality factual reports, technical advisory notes and other relevant information notes to enable the smooth functioning of the Sub-committee on Trade remedies and any other relevant meetings
    • Serve as a data resource in seminars and workshop on all trade remedies related issues
    • Provide high quality factual reports, technical advisory notes and other relevant information notes to enable the smooth functioning of the Sub-Committee on Trade Remedies
    • Ensure timely production and dissemination of minutes of technical meetings;
    • Ensure correct interpretation of all trade remedies related instruments to ensure compliance by Member States and stakeholders; and
    • Develop and implement the AfCFTA Agreement work plan including stakeholder engagement.

    Supervise and Coordinate with Excellence:

    • All studies and advocacy programmes on trade remedies and dispute settlements issues under the AfCFTA
    • Production of the required inputs on issues relating to trade remedies and dispute settlements to the Director of TiGC for the periodic reports of the activities of the Directorate, ensuring that agreed deadlines for these inputs are strictly adhered to
    • Work of all staff including short-term experts under the Trade Remedies Division to undertake subject-specific research into areas of concern to Member States’ representatives participating in technical meetings; and
    • Preparation of speeches and regular briefs for senior staff and make presentations on trade remedies and dispute settlements issues for specialist or non-specialist audiences.

    Collaborate and Mobilize Stakeholders:

    • Proactively establish and operationalize Africa Network related to trade remedies and dispute settlements
    • Ensure coordination and consultation with relevant stakeholders as well as facilitate policy dialogue amongst stakeholders
    • Liaise with State Parties’ AfCFTA National Implementation Committees and structures with respect to all trade remedies and dispute settlements issues to facilitate the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement
    • Ensure cooperation of all relevant authorities at the State Parties in order to facilitate the movement of goods within the AfCFTA
    • Develop capacity building initiatives, in liaison with RECs and other organizations, in order to facilitate the implementation and enforcement of AfCFTA instruments and best practices
    • Conceptualise and conduct of training sessions, workshops and seminars for AfCFTA State Parties
    • Collaborate and develop good working relations and partnerships with relevant organisations such as UN Economic Commission for Africa and the World Trade Organisation, amongst others
    • Liaise with other Divisions of Trade in Goods and Competition Directorate on research and all matters related to the Protocols on Trade in Goods and Competition
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of TiGC.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • A University Master’s degree or equivalent in International Trade Law or Law
    • A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant work experience in the Trade Remedies (Anti-Dumping, Countervailing and Safeguard Measures) and Dispute Settlement of which seven (7) years must be at managerial level
    • Knowledge of or previous work experience in the conducting on-site verification visits; and
    • Experience in conducting Anti-Dumping investigations.

    Required Skills:

    • 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 Identify key strategic opportunities and risks
    • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff
    • Excellent IT skills
    • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines;
    • A high level of attention to detail; and
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Risk Management
    • Change Management
    • Developing Organizational Capacity

    Core Competencies:

    • Effective Communication
    • Fosters Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation
    • Building Relationship

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Drive for Results
    • Knowledge Sharing
    • 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.

    Renumeration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00  (P5 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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    Head of Administration and Human Resources Management Division

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 12 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp , Human Resources / HR&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 262
    Location: Ghana
    Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
    Reports to: Director of Administration and Human Resources Management
    Directorate: Department of Administration and Human Resources Management
    Number of Direct Reports: 5     
    Number of Indirect Reports: 3
    Job Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • Responsible for the overall management of the Division, design strategies and policies related to Administration and Human Resources matters of the AfCFTA including, but not limited to managing processes of assessing organizational needs, develop staffing plans, design and implement programmes that facilitate professional development and continuous learning.

    Main Functions

    • Manage and supervise employees within the division with regard to the department goals objectives including performance evaluation;
    • Design strategies and policies consistent with the Department’s goals in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
    • Contribute to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensure implementation at division level;
    • Manage risk within the division and recommend mitigation strategies;
    • Design and plan policy programs to achieve the strategies in the areas of organisational development, performance management, workforce planning, staff development and organisational culture;
    • Address problems arising from current approaches to relevant area;
    • Engage stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing strategies;
    • Represent the organisation and explain its position at conferences;
    • Mobilise funding from external stakeholders to execute HR and Administration strategies and activities;
    • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level; and
    • Ensure creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Under the direct supervision of the Director of Administration and Human Resources Management, the Head of Division is responsible for the following:

    General Divisional Management Responsibilities:

    • Develop strategies, policies, procedures and processes for successful delivery of Human Resources and Administration services at the AfCFTA Secretariat;
    • Determine and execute the division’s strategy and align to the directorate and Secretariat’s overall strategy;
    • Develop and promote sound people and administrative management practices by ensuring adherence and compliance with the AU Staff Regulations and Rules, code of ethics and conduct as well as systems, policies and procedures;
    • Build and maintain a strategic plan to form good working relations with other directorates and AU institutions;
    • Develop and maintain regular working relations with stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners; and
    • Prepare periodic financial, budget execution, staff and administrative related reports.

    Administration:

    • Responsible for the overall administrative functions for the efficient and consistent operations of the AfCFTA Secretariat;
    • Develop and review administrative policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools that deliver services effectively, including on supply chain management and security of the Secretariat, etc.
    • Developing administrative policies and manage relationship with service providers;
    • Manage and maintain the AfCFTA Secretariat’s premises and its facilities;
    • Advise on identifying and putting in place appropriate solutions to incorporate ICT and administrative service matters;
    • Ensure appropriate use of ICT to provide streamlined cost-effective business processes;
    • Prepare and present timely and effective division’s reports and statutory reports to the Leadership, Management, and other governing bodies as necessary;
    • Prepare and manage divisional annual budget and ensure its execution in compliance with established Rules, Regulations, Procedures as well as AU Assembly Decisions;
    • Ensure compliance with all agreements and contracts entered into by the AfCFTA secretariat;
    • Ensure that the Secretariat assets and staff have insurance coverage to meet the changing needs of the organization; and

    Procurement:

    • Provide strategic, authoritative technical and policy advice on all aspects of Supply Chain. to the Director of AHRM and Top Management;
    • Act as Secretary to Internal Procurement Committee and Tender Board
    • Review evaluation reports and approve Procurement Contracts within his/her delegated authority.
    • Guide the preparation of logical detailed and accurate responses to Audit queries on matters relating to the Supply chain operations.
    • Ensure that all workflows, processes and systems in place are relevant, cost effective and ultimately promote continuous improvement in the quality and delivery of services.
    • Lead change and improvement for Supply Chain operations.

    Safety and Security:

    • In collaboration with African Union Commission, develop high-quality, best-practice safety and security policies, standards and operations including the appropriate degree of standardisation;
    • Support the implementation and monitor compliance with safety and security policies, standards and operational procedures;
    • Monitor and report on compliance with safety and security policies, practices, and procedures;
    • Serves as a member of the AU security working-group and other senior-level forums;
    • Prepare and publish an internal framework for accountability documenting individual roles, responsibilities and accountabilities related to safety and security for the AfCFTA Secretariat Safety and Security Services;
    • Ensure effective risk mitigation through the establishment of a coordinated safety and security threat/hazard and risk mechanism within the framework of a common, system-wide methodology;
    • Ensure that all AfCFTA Secretariat’s Safety and Security Services personnel are aware of security training requirements and facilitates the provision of such training programmes and briefings; and
    • Liaise and coordinate with the security services of the host country and other stakeholders.

    Human Resources Management:

    • Lead on the planning, coordination, administration and evaluation of the human resources functions of the AfCFTA Secretariat;
    • Establish and ensure the effective implementation and reviews of plans, systems, policies and processes for human resources planning, talent acquisition, management and development, employee engagement, legal compliance, employee relations, compensation and benefits; and payroll;
    • Monitor, revise, and lead in institutionalizing Human Resources policies, philosophy, values and practices that embrace and drive the Commission’s core values and objectives;
    • Develop, implement and evaluate a HR and Talent Management Strategies to ensure the AfCFTA is equipped with staff needed for the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement;
    • Establish mechanisms to implement strategies that will enforce departmental accountabilities around recruitment and staffing, employment processing, compensation, health benefits, training and development, records management, employee relations and retention within the AfCFTA;  
    • Lead the effective and efficient administration of the performance management process, making sure that the organization’s managers are equipped to engage in constructive and continuous feedback and coaching, and encourage staff to actively participate in identifying and addressing performance gaps;
    • Maintain current knowledge and application of the AU staff regulations and rules (SRR) and ensure AfCFTA compliance. This includes guiding and advising directors, managers and staff on legal matters and ensure alignment of HR initiatives and practices to SRR;
    • Develop a comprehensive Human Resource planning system aligned with the program planning and budgeting cycles, and oversee the provision of support to other Departments’ Human Resource planning, resourcing and deployment;
    • Conduct Human Resource risks analysis and make recommendations to the Secretary General and senior management team of the Secretariat;
    • Deliver a continuous successful change management process that responds to changing delivery expectations on the Secretariat;
    • Manage relations with the staff representatives and promote good employee relations through dialogue, consultation and continuous staff engagement on Human Resources issues;
    • Co-ordinate diagnostic surveys, Human Resource audits, stakeholder and employee surveys as needed in order to monitor and evaluate organizational culture and climate;
    • Oversee and participate in recruitment of staff consistent with the diversity of the Secretariat’s membership, operational needs and priorities;
    • Monitor, manage and explore ways of reducing the cost of recruitment, practices and procedures and identify areas for specific improvement;
    • In collaboration with the HR Director’s Office, AUC Office of Legal Counsel, ensure that Human Resources policies and management is consistent with international administrative law requirements;
    • Manage relations with partners and external Human Resource service providers, etc;
    • Supervise HR line management responsibilities performed under the direct supervision; and
    • Performs any other related duties as my be assigned by the supervisor or the Secretary-General.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Management or Administration, Law, Industrial Relations, Corporate Management or other related Social Sciences with 12 years progressive responsible experience in managing Human Resources and Administration functions out of which 7 at managerial level and 5 years at supervisory level.
    • Professional certification in Human Resources from a recognized institution is an added value.

    Required Skills:

    • Demonstrated ability in promoting self-development, innovation and high performance;
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in applying HR management principles and practices, talent acquisition and change management;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in salary and benefits development and reviews;
    •  Demonstrated experience 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 data retrieval and analysis;
    • 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;
    • A demonstrated knowledge and use of HRIS;
    • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote open communication and 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; and
    •  Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Risk Management
    • Change Management
    • Developing Others
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship
    • Effective Communication
    • Fosters Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Fosters Innovation
    • Drive for Results
    • 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.

    Remuneration
    Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 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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    Head of Trade in Services Division

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 12 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Job ID: 265
    Location: Ghana
    Reports to: Director of Trade in Services, Investment and Intellectual Property Rights
    Directorate: Trade in Services, Investment, Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Trade
    Division: Trade in Services
    Number of Direct Reports: 11
    Number of Indirect Reports : 4
    Post level: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • To provide leadership for effective management and technical efficiency within the Trade in Services Division at the AfCFTA Secretariat.

    Main Functions

    • Supervise staff of the Division with regard to organisation and performance evaluation;
    • Lead the design of strategies and policies align with the Directorates goals in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
    • Contribute to the development of the Directorate’s business continuity plan and ensures its implementation at the Division level;
    • Ensure the appropriate risk management and mitigation strategies for the Division;
    • Ensure the Division makes inputs into policy formulation in line with trade and integration strategies of the AfCFTA;
    • Ensure the preparation of the annual action plan and its corresponding resources for the Division;
    • Engage stakeholders within State Parties and RECs in designing and implementing strategies;
    • Represent the organisation and explain its position at meetings, conferences, seminars and so on; and
    • Mobilise funding from donors for the execution of the Division’s strategies and activities.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the implementation of the Trade in Services agenda under the AfCFTA, including organising and participating in meetings of the Committee on Trade in Services and its subsidiary bodies;
    • Coordinate the initiation and formulation of policies, programmes and projects aimed at promoting Services Trade as well as market integration among State Parties;
    • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of technical reports and research papers on current global issues affecting trade in services under the AfCFTA, in particular, working closely with State Parties, RECs and other key partner institutions;
    • Lead the formulation and management of key policies and programmes on trade in services and those aimed at enhancing continental and regional integration in line with the AfCFTA and AU Agenda 2063, in close collaboration with State Parties and RECs;
    • Coordinate the identification of new and emerging trade in services issues, regarding State Parties, RECs, WTO, as well as other key stakeholders;
    • Initiate and lead the preparation and dissemination of AfCFTA Flagship publications and policy papers on trade in services;
    • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitors budget execution at the Division level;
    • Supervise staff of the Division in the production of technical reports in areas related to trade in services;
    • Supervise all trade in services studies and analysis on regional integration and trade in services matters;
    • Coordinate the preparation of speeches and regular briefs for senior staff and make presentations on trade in services issues for specialist or non-specialist audiences;
    • Provide policy advice, strong intellectual guidance and direction on issues of services transformation and development;
    • Develop trade in services strategies for integrating the continent into global value chains and developing regional value and supply chains in the continent;
    • Oversee the progress of implementation of activities of the Division; and
    • Perform any other related assignment as may be assigned by the Director.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • A Master’s Degree in Economics, Law, International Finance, International Business/Public Administration, or any closely related field with twelve (12) years of postgraduate work experience of which a minimum of seven (7) years must have been served at a managerial level.

    Required Skills:

    • 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 Identify key strategic opportunities and risks
    • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff;
    •  Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Risk Management
    • Change Management
    • Developing Organizational Capacity

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship
    • Effective Communication
    • Fosters Accountability Culture
    • Learning Orientation

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Fosters Innovation
    • Drive for Results
    • 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.

    AU Values :

    • Respect for Diversity and Team Work             
    • Think Africa Above all                              
    • Transparency and Accountability                    
    • Integrity and Impartiality                       
    • Efficiency and Professionalism                      
    • Information and Knowledge Sharing

    Remuneration
    Indicative basic salary of US$  50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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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    Head of Rules of Origin Policies Division

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 12 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 266
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
    Reports to: Director of Trade in Goods and Competition (TiGC)
    Department: Directorate of Trade in Goods and Competition (TiGC)
    Division: Rules of Origin (RoO) Division
    Number of Direct Reports: 5     
    Number of Indirect Reports: 1
    Job Grade: P5

    Purpose of Job

    • To provide leadership for effective management and technical efficiency within the RoO Division of the AfCFTA Secretariat.

    Main Functions

    • Set the vision for the RoO Division and define and lead its overall strategy;
    • Supervise staff of the division with regard to organisation and performance evaluation.
    • Lead the design of strategies and policies consistent with the Directorate of TiGC goals in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
    • Act as a secretariat to the subcommittee on RoO, to ensure their effective functioning of this subcommittee.
    • Engage stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing the required strategies.
    • Invest in strategic partnerships and relationships to drive growth.
    • Preparation of the Annual Action Plan and its corresponding resources for the Division..
    • Represent the AfCFTA Secretariat and explain its position at conferences and events when requested; and
    • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitors budget execution at division level.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Lead and Provide with effectiveness:

    • Provide policy guidelines and facilitation of negotiations and implementation of related issues in Phase-I under the AfCFTA Agreement, with more emphasis on the Rules of Origin issues;
    • Provide capacity building and technical support to Member States and Customs Unions to ensure smooth implementation of the Annex 2 on Rules of Origin of the Protocol on Trade in Goods of the AfCFTA Agreement.
    • Provide policy advice regarding the challenges affecting the negotiations on RoO
    • Ensure effective implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement and propose activities or initiatives to address them
    • Provide appropriate technical and other AfCFTA RoO-related advice to Member States’ representatives participating in technical meetings.
    • Formulate and manage technical assistance programmes in support of the conclusion of RoO negotiations.
    • Ensure implementations reflecting good understanding of RoO instruments for meaningful commencement and smooth continuation of trading under the AfCFTA.
    • Ensure the timely production and dissemination of minutes of technical meetings.
    • Work closely with other relevant divisions to resolve issues arising in relation to the applications of rules of origin under the AfCFTA.
    • Provide high quality factual reports, technical advisory notes and other relevant information notes to enable the smooth functioning of the Sub-Committee on RoO
    • Develop and implement AfCFTA work plan including stakeholder engagement.
    • Provide assistance to State Parties during the process of RoO negotiations and all relevant work to facilitate the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement; and
    • Lead technical assistance and capacity building initiatives to enable State Parties to conclude RoO negotiations and implement Annex 2 on RoO of the Protocol on Trade in Goods.

    Supervise and Coordinate with Excellence:

    • Oversee implementation of provisions of Annex 2 on Rules of Origin under the Protocol of Trade in goods under the AfCFTA Agreement.
    • Oversee management of the Rules of Origin tool and instruments.
    • Undertake all studies and advocacy programmes on Rules of Origin under the AfCFTA.
    • Ensure production of the required inputs on issues relating to Rules of Origin under the AfCFTA Director of Trade in Goods and Competition, whilst ensuring the adherence to the agreed deadlines.
    • Supervise all staff including short-term experts under the RoO Division to undertake subject-specific research into areas of concern to Member States’ representatives participating in technical meetings; and
    • Prepare speeches and regular briefs for senior staff and makes presentations on RoO matters for specialist or non-specialist audiences on trade and any relevant issues.

    Collaborate and Mobilize Stakeholder:

    • Proactively establish and operationalize strong African network which shall be responsible for coordination and consultation with relevant stakeholders.
    • Facilitate policy dialogue on RoO under the AfCFTA amongst stakeholders
    • Collaborate and develop good working relations and partnerships with relevant organisations such as UN Economic Commission for Africa, the World Trade Organisation, the World Customs Organisation amongst others.
    • Work on advancing and placing the AfCFTA Agreement agenda for Africa in international organisations such as the WTO and UNCTAD.
    • Liaise with other Divisions of Trade in Goods and Competition Directorate on research and all matters related to the Protocols on Trade in Goods and Competition; and
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Trade in Goods and Competition.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • An advanced university degree or equivalent in a quantitative in Economics, International Trade Law, or Law.
    • A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant work experience in the area of trade policy at regional or multilateral level of which seven (7) years must be at managerial level.
    • Knowledge of or previous work experience in the fields of international trade policy and/or tariff regimes would constitute an asset.
    • Experience in coordination of trade related programmes will be an added advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • 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 Identify key strategic opportunities and risks.
    • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff.
    • Excellent IT skills.
    • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
    • A high level of attention to detail; and
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Risk Management.
    • Change Management.
    • Developing Organizational Capacity.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship.
    • Effective Communication.
    • Fosters Accountability Culture.
    • Learning Orientation

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual Thinking.
    • Fosters Innovation.
    • Drive for Results.
    • 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.

    Remuneration

    • Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

    Method of Application

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

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