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  • Posted: May 30, 2023
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    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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    Finance Officer - Certification (AfCFTA)

    About The Job

    Purpose of Job:

    • To audit and certify all payments and accounting transactions in accordance with African Union Financial Rules, Staff Rules and Regulations and other relevant policies and procedures.

    Main Functions:

    • Conducts complex analysis and generate reports in a timely manner for the Division internal use.
    • Reviews and determines compliance with applicable regulations, rules, policies and procedures in the area being audited.
    • Provides support to identify training needs, develop training programs and materials, and conduct workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.
    • Certify all payments and accounting transactions of AfCFTA.
    • Pre-audit all payrolls, claims and other financial transactions upon certification by the authorized person that the amount is due and unpaid according to records and information
    • Review the receipts, adjustments and disbursements of the Commission's departments/directorates
    • Monitor all expenditures to ensure that budget appropriations are not exceeded
    • Contribute to the review of financial rules; regulations, policies and procedures, for the effective implementation of accounting and financial management systems
    • Provide accurate and reliable information and explanations to audit inquiries

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Analyze any problems and issues; formulates options, strategies and policies, recommends solutions to systematically address any existing and potential issues with respect to compliance, audit, verification and donor reporting; takes the lead in the implementation of such strategies and policies in the areas of responsibility
    • Act as the Advisor to the Head of Division and Director of Finance on matters relating to compliance with Rules and regulations and IPSAS
    • Lead the establishment of fully functional Certification Function within AfCFTA
    • Approves/confirms that proposed obligations or expenditure for services, facilities supplies and equipment expenses, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of AU, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding approved allotments/appropriations; Certify all payments before they are effected
    • Review and analyze the general ledgers accounts and IPSAS financial statements of AfCFTA and advise the Head of Division on areas of improvements
    • Assist in identifying, assessing and monitoring risks and implement necessary controls to maintain risk exposure at an acceptable level; Manage financial risk management within AfCFTA
    • Prepare timely updates, and regular progress reports (project status & activity report, and other reports)
    • Provide authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling financial transactions
    • Monitor, analyses transactions recorded into the accounting system
    • Independently monitor the status of implementation of audit recommendations, and appraises adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Division or the Director.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in auditing, Finance, Accounting or related field with 5 years of relevant work experience in a national or international organization OR Master’s Degree in auditing, Finance, Accounting or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a national or international organization.
    • A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, Expert Comptable or equivalent is an added advantage.
    • Hands-on experience in auditing or verification of financial transactions is required.
    • Experience with financial systems/finance module of enterprise resource planning (ERP) such as SAP or similar ERP is required.
    • Experience with IPSAS/IFRS in a large organization is highly desirable.
    • Experience in reviewing, monitoring and reporting on internal controls and risk management.
    • Proven experience in data analytics and financial analysis. 

    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 skill
    • 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
    • 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 Results
    • Continuous Improvement Focus

    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.

    Languages:

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

    Remuneration:

    • 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.

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    Finance Officer - Bank Reconciliation (AfCFTA)

    About The Job

    Purpose of Job:

    • To provide frontline operational support for the maintenance of accurate and complete cash balances in the general ledger and trial balances in line with the AU financial rules and regulations and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) at the division.

    Main Functions:

    • Leads the investigation and follow-up of all outstanding items on bank reconciliation statements and reports to the Unit Manager on financial reports.
    • Oversees and analytically identifies old and uncollectible amounts on the bank reconciliation and advises how best to resolve them.
    • Provides a monthly summary of bank reconciliations for review by the Financial Reporting Unit Head, in addition to verifying the reliability and accuracy of bank balances in the general ledger and trial balances.
    • Works closely with the Financial Management Unit and ensures that proper internal controls are maintained in the opening and closing of new and old bank accounts.
    • Monitors bank charges and all banking activities to detect irregularities and fraud.
    • Participates in statutory and special audits of AfCFTA.
    • Liaise with the Finance Officer in charge of accounts receivable and accounts payable to investigate and correct long outstanding balances recorded from the bank reconciliation
    • Ensures that cash balances are recorded in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
    • Ensures timely reconciliation of bank accounts
    • Maintains accurate and complete cash balances in the general ledger and trial balances in accordance with AU RIF and IPSAS.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Leads the investigation and follow up of all outstanding items on bank reconciliation statements and report to the Principal Accounting and reporting Officer
    • Supervises and analytically identify old and irrecoverable amounts on bank reconciliation and advise how best to resolve them
    • Provides monthly summary of bank reconciliations for review by Principal Accounting and reporting Officer in addition, verify the reliability and accuracy of bank balances in the general ledger and trial balances
    • Works closely with Financial Management Unit at AfCFTA and ensure that adequate internal controls are maintained in the opening and closing of new and old bank accounts
    • Monitors bank charges and all banking activities in order to detect irregularities and fraud 
    • Participates in statutory and special audits of African Union Commission
    • Liaises with the Finance officer in charge of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payables to investigate and correct long outstanding balances posted from bank reconciliation
    • Ensures that cash balances are accounted for in accordance with IPSAS
    • Ensures the timely reconciliation of Bank Accounts
    • Maintains accurate and complete cash balances in the general ledger and trial balances in line with the AU financial rules and regulations and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, auditing, Finance or related field with 5 years of relevant work experience in a national or international organization OR Master’s Degree in accounting, auditing, Finance or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a national or international organization.
    • A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, Expert Comptable or equivalent is an added advantage.
    • Hands-on experience in preparing bank reconciliation is required.
    • Experience with financial systems/finance module of enterprise resource planning (ERP) such as SAP or similar ERP is required.
    • Experience with IPSAS/IFRS in a large organization is highly desirable.
    • Experience in handling internal or external audits.
    • Proven experience in processing payments using ERP preferably SAP.

    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
    • 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

    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.

    Remuneration:

    • 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.

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    Web Designer and Content Officer (AfCFTA)

    About The Job

    Purpose of Job

    • The Web Designer and Content Officer will be responsible for designing and developing AfCFTA website.

    Main Functions:

    • Designing branding materials 
    • Ensure the Systems Performance Management 
    • Controlling and management of the Security & Risk of the websites and Social Media systems 
    • Monitoring & Measurement 

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Lead the review, (re)design and development of ACFTA websites 
    • Ensure all interfaces are accessible, usable and secure, and align with the requirements of AU standards and policy. 
    • Develop testing routines and procedures, correct testing-identified problems, or recommend actions for their resolution. 
    • Create graphics for print and digital 
    • Use design software to create logos and web graphics
    • Manage design revisions
    • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
    • Identify or address interoperability requirements 
    • Develop or document style guidelines for web site content in line with AU brand identity  
    • Develop and support effective web-based tools to enable secure dynamic delivery of web content 
    • Administer internet/intranet infrastructure, including components such as web, file transfer protocol (FTP), news and mail servers. 
    • Provide specialist relational database support and advice for the purposes of developing dynamic web applications. 
    • Recommend web site improvements, and develop budgets to support recommendations  
    • Manage the day to day operations of the AUC digital platforms – websites, social media platforms, mobile applications etc.  
    • Consult and liaise with the MIS department to ensure all web development aligns with the AU Information Technology Architecture, Web Applications Architecture and Facilities Management requirements. 
    • Manage and ensure registration and protection of all AU Domain names 

    Systems Performance Management: 

    • Administration of a web content management system including the implementation, configuration, support, management and maintenance of supporting applications. 
    • Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service 
    • Test new software packages for use in web operations or other applications 
    • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software 
    • Install or configure web server software or hardware to ensure that directory structure is well-defined, logical, secure, and that files are named properly. 
    • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing web site revisions including documentation of application and web site changes or change procedures. 
    • Test issues such as system integration, performance, and system security on a regular schedule or after any major program modifications. 
    • Check and analyze operating system or application logfiles regularly to verify proper system performance. 
    • Evaluate testing routines or procedures for adequacy, sufficiency, and effectiveness. 
    • Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems. 
    • Interface for performance issues with service providers and address issues with hosting companies and maintain a strong relationship with these partners to avoid downtime 
    • Identify or document backup or recovery plans 

    Security & Risk Management:

    • Monitor systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and report security breaches to appropriate personnel. 
    • Implement web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption 
    • Identify, standardise, and communicate levels of access and security to AUC digital platforms 
    • Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery. 
    • Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems. 
    • Content Delivery & Multimedia Communication 
    • Lead the identification and development of new tools for use across various platforms including mobile apps 
    • Work in close collaboration with the multimedia teams to ensure all broadcasts for live transmission over digital platforms have adequate preparation and support and assign web team to manage live streaming sessions 
    • Moderate forums and Chat sessions on websites and social media sites 
    • Ensure all content on social media platforms are uploaded in the highest quality, current and have clear search reference / tags 

    Monitoring & Measurement:

    • Develop web site performance metrics 
    • Set up and maintain monitoring tools on web servers or web sites 
    • Track, compile, and analyse web site usage data and report regularly on performance 
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

    • University Master’s Degree in Marketing Management, Information Communication and Technology, Public Relations, Advertising and any other related studies with 2 (two) years proven continuous experience in Web design, Content Management, SEM and Digital Marketing .
    • Professional certification in digital marketing is an added advantage  
    • Or
    • Bachelor Degree in Management, Information Communication and Technology, Public Relations, Advertising and any other related studies with 5 (five) years proven continuous experience in Web design, Content Management, SEM and Digital Marketing. 
    • Professional certification in digital marketing is an added advantage  

    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

    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.

    Remuneration:

    • 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.

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    Communication & Digital Branding Officer (AfCFTA)

    About The Job

    Purpose of Job

    • The Digital Branding & Communication Officer will support the development and implemention of communication, advocacy strategy and plan, management of the AfCFTA branding strategy, provide inputs into the design, management and implementation of the communication activities 

    Main Functions:

    • Assist in the development and implementation of Communication strategy
    • Develop and manage AfCFTA official content
    • Develop and manage Social media and digital platforms
    • Ensure the operationalization of the AfCFTA communication in various supports 

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Support in the development and/or implementation of brand guidelines, communications strategies & work-plans, campaigns, events and other initiatives 
    • Researching, preparing fact-checking, editing, and producing professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination 
    • Providing technical support to live events, upload and update content on the website of the AfCFTA through the website run by the office, and social media accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube, etc
    • Support and regularly monitor, evaluate, and report of online data 
    • Coordinate with team members including 
    • Ensure the presence of AfCFTA activities Prepare timely updates, and regular progress reports (project status & activity report, and other reports) 
    • Support the development of the AfCFTA Digital Marketing strategy 
    • Support the development of a digital marketing plans for AfCFTA programs to position the AU on digital platforms and ensure relevancy to key audiences 
    • Design, build and maintain AfCFTA social media presence in line with corporate policies and manage existing and new social media platforms 
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

    • University Master’s Degree in Marketing Management, Information Communication and Technology, Public Relations, Advertising and any other related studies with 2 (two) years proven continuous experience in SEM, Communication, Digital Branding Marketing and Content Management. 
    • Professional certification in digital marketing is an added advantage  
    • Or
    • Bachelor Degree in Marketing Management, Information Communication and Technology, Public Relations, Advertising and any other related studies with 5 (five) years proven continuous experience in SEM, Communication, Digital Branding Marketing and Content Management. 
    • Professional certification in digital marketing is an added advantage  

    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

    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.

    Remuneration:

    • 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.

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