African Union Director Economic Development Integration and Trade Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Director Economic Development Integration and Trade Jobs in Ethiopia


Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy Department in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

    Main Functions

    • Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Department and ensures alignment with overall organizational strategy;

    • Manages and supervises employees within the Department, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;

    • Drives the implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies, and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;

    • Ensures the delivery of the Department’s annual targets in line with the organization’s overall goals and maintains robust departmental monitoring and evaluation systems;

    • Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the Department;

    • Manages the work of the Department and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;

    • Leads the Department and ensures effective management of personnel, budget, performance, program quality, employee relations matters, and training in conformity with relevant rules, policies, and procedures;

    • Builds and maintains good working relations and collaboration with other Directorates/Departments;

    • Develops and maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member State and partner institution;

    • Coordinates meetings between the organization and relevant partners;

    • Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports;

    • Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization, attributed to the Department;

    • Implements and maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Department;

    • Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines in line with the organization’s legal framework;

    • Designs policies consistent with the AU’s strategic goals and mandate in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;

    • Prepares and oversees integrated programs, projects, and overall activities of the organization.

    • Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

    • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the Department.
    • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures, and ensures business continuity of the Department.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Leads the implementation of the African integration agenda including coordination of Committee meetings of the AUC and RECs for the preparation of the coordination meetings of Heads of States and Government;

    • Coordinates and supervises the formulation and monitoring of economic transformative policies and establishment of AU Financial Institutions;

    • Facilitates the formulation, organization and management of key policies and program of economic analysis to enhance continental and regional integration in line with the ACFTA and AU Agenda 2063 in close collaboration with Member States and RECs;

    • Oversees the development of policies and programs to promote macroeconomic stability, monetary and fiscal harmonization and cooperation among member states; and financial integration;

    Provides Advisory Services to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in their relations with RECs and Member States on issues in the AfCFTA Negotiations;

    • Contributes to the formulation of African Common Positions in International Trade Negotiations;

    • Facilitates the coordination with RECs and other Partners in the AfCFTA Negotiations;

    • Leads the implementation of Agenda 2030 of SDGs on the continent, the preparation of the report on assessing Agenda 2030 of SGDs in Africa in collaboration with other AUC Departments and Organs;

    • Coordinates the development and implementation of programs to support member states which leads to the improvement of the business environment, promote private sector growth and build competitive economies including the organization of the annual Pan-African Forum of the Private Sector;

    • Supervises the preparation of research papers, reports and scientific publications;

    • Participates in the international conferences, such as the G20, the G8, F-15, and report back to the Commissioner;

    • Establishes proper infrastructure and best practices for effective partnership development and management:

    • Leads, supervises and carry out the work program of the Department.

    • Coordinate the work carried out by different Divisions under the Department and provides programmatic/substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others;

    • Ensures the progress of implementation of activities of the Department;

    • Provides strategic advice and technical support to the Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining in preparing statements, proposals, briefs, reports and other relevant tasks;

    • Performs any other assignment as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Skills

    • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);

    • Ability to develop multi-annual plans and budgets based on Result Based Management;

    • Communication and reporting skills with internal and external stakeholders;

    • Computer literacy - knowledge of major accounting systems especially SAP - ERP shall be an advantage

    • Interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment;

    • Drafting and reporting skills;

    • Planning and organizational skills;

    • 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 Perspective

  • Developing Others

  • Driving Change

  • Managing Risk

  • Core Competencies

  • Building Relationships

  • Responsibility

  • Learning Orientation

  • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Job Knowledge

  • Drive for Results

  • Innovation and taking initiative

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; African Union Director Conflict Management Jobs in Ethiopia ​


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