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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa's rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African states as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Our Headquarters are located in Addis Aba...
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    Programme Management Officer (AfCFTA)

    Organization Information

    Reports to: Director of Institutional Matters and Programme Coordination

    Directorate/Department/Organ: Institutional Matters and Programme Coordination (AfCFTA)

    Number of Direct Reports: 3

    Number of Indirect Reports: 0

    Job Grade: P2

    Number of Positions: 1

    Contract Type: Regular

    Location: Accra, Ghana

    Purpose of Job

    The Program Management Officer will be responsible for the preparation, coordination and assist on implementation of the AfCFTA conference et meetings

    Main Functions

    • Organize meetings and conferences for the AfCFTA Secretariat
    • Assist in development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide on Meetings and Conference preparation
    • Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
    • Develop annual evaluation report and present findings.
    • Assist on the preparation of documents related to the meetings and conferences.
    • Assist in providing technical guidance on matters relating to document records system

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide appropriate conference facilities (venue booking, public address system, office equipment) and support services (contracting of translators and interpreters, secretarial staff) for all meetings of the various levels of the AfCFTA Institutions – where appropriate this will be done in co-operation with other directorates
    • Ensure the timely distribution of supporting documentation for the meetings of the various levels of the AfCFTA Institutions and post-meeting minutes (Reports);
    • Ensure that appropriate venues, public address and other conference facilities, translation and interpretation services, and secretarial support are provided for all meetings of the AfCFTA Institutions
    • Refer all necessary clearances on the AfCFTA administrative and financial management systems to the office of the Secretary General once they have been approved by the Director
    • Assist the Director to maintain and disseminate an up-to-date schedule of all current and future meetings of all levels of the AfCFTA Institutions
    • Ensure the collection, preservation, referencing and filing of copies of all supporting documentation, short-term study reports and recommendations, agendas, minutes, and other documents prepared for and used by all of the meetings of the various levels of the AfCFTA Institutions
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director

    Academic Requirements And Relevant Experience

    University Master’s degree in economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Programme or Project Management, Business Administration, or other relevant fields with 2 years relevant work experience in similar institutions


    University bachelor’s degree in economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Programme or Project Management, Business Administration, or other relevant fields with Five (5) years of experience in similar institutions

    Required Skills

    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
    • Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes;
    • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills,
    • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems;
    • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
    • Strong program/project management skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent planning and organizing skills
    • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
    • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
    • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies

    Strategic Insight ....

    Developing Others

    Change Management

    Managing Risk

    Core Competencies

    • Teamwork and Collaboration

    Accountable and Complies with Rules..

    • Learning Orientation

    Functional Competencies

    Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

    Job Knowledge and information sharing

    • Drive for Result

    Continuous Improvement Focus


    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.


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


    Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage


    Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 21,832.68 (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.

    Applications must be made not later than April 10, 2023

    Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.

    The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

    Requisition ID: 1685

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Union on to apply

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