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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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    Senior Programme Officer - Customs Enforcement (AfCFTA)

    Reports to: Head of Division Customs Enforcement

    Directorate/Department/Organ: Customs Administration (AfCFTA)

    Number of Direct Reports: 2

    Number of Indirect Reports: 0

    Job Grade: P3

    Number of Positions: 1

    Purpose of Job

    Assists in the supervision and strategic direction of customs enforcement activities of the AfCFTA Secretariat to ensure and ascertain the delivery of planned results within proposed budgets and timeframes and in conformity with relevant Rules and Regulations

    Main Functions

    • Monitor the implementation of Annex 3 of the AfCFTA Agreement at the national level
    • Monitor the progress of the implementation and outreach program and Propose corrective actions as necessary based on feedback received from the outreach program

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Prepare concept notes, annual work plans on Customs enforcement issues
    • Participate in meetings, seminars to improve the effectiveness of Customs enforcement
    • Provide technical leadership that supports customized cooperation mechanisms
    • Oversee and implement projects with regional economic communities, state parties and the private sector to ensure Customs enforcement
    • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Academic Requirements And Relevant Experience

    University degree in international trade, development economics, international relations, international business, international law, political science or relevant discipline with Seven (7) years of relevant outside work experience of which three (3) years at the supervisory level,


    Bachelor's degree in international trade, development economics, international relations, international trade, international law, political science or relevant discipline with Ten (10) years of relevant outside work experience of which three (3) years at the supervisory level.

    Required Skills

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance
    • Ability to assist in developing clear program goals, plans and actions that are consistent with agreed strategies and to appropriately delegate, monitor and adjust these plans and actions
    • Ability to produce clear and professional reports
    • Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

    Leadership Competencies

    Strategic Insight ....

    Change Management:

    Managing Risk

    Developing Others

    Core Competencies

    Building Relationship ....

    Foster Accountability Culture...

    • Learning Orientation

    Communicating with Influence ....

    Functional Competencies

    • Conceptual Thinking

    Job Knowledge and information sharing

    Drive for result:

    Continuous Improvement Orientation:


    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$ 37,453.00 (P3 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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Union on to apply

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