African Union Director Ethics Integrity & Standards Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Director Ethics Integrity & Standards 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

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Manages the implementation of ethical policies and guidelines in all Union Organs and offices

    • Coordinates the provision of administrative and budgetary support to autonomous offices within the Directorate - the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board.

    • Develops and implements relevant rules, policies and procedures for the Ethics office

    • Ensures the management of the Ethics Office personnel, budget, performance, quality, and training in conformity with the Code of Ethics and Conduct and other relevant rules and procedures in force.

    • Determines and executes in collaboration
    with the Heads of the Autonomous Offices within the Directorate an overall strategy for the administration of justice in all Union Organs.

    • Leads and directs compliance issues and the proper implementation of policies approved by the Commission.

    • Prepares and supports integrated programs of overall activities of the Directorate.

    • Builds and maintains a strategic plan to foster good working relations with the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board as well as other Directorates and offices.

    • Maintains and respects the independent technical functioning of the Administrative Tribunal, Ombudsman and Disciplinary Board;

    • Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in all Union Organs, Offices and partners.

    • Organizes the coordination of meetings between the AUC and other Organs, agencies and relevant offices in its area of operation.

    • Prepares periodic financial and budget execution reports and annual financial statements for the Ethics Office and provides support and guidance to Administrative Tribunal, Disciplinary Board and Ombudsman in doing the same.

    • Initiates and takes necessary actions to ensure availability of funds for the operation of the Directorate. Proposes relevant training programs for staff to enhance their efficiency.

    • Promotes awareness and training programs of policies approved by the Commission.

    • Ensures the preparation and submission of annual reports of the Ethics office to the PRC through the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

    • Conducts goal setting and periodic performance evaluation of ethics staff members and supervises the other offices to do the same in a timely manner.


    Required Skills

    • Leadership skills

    • Ability to achieve documented objectives and meet timelines

    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills: Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected

    • Communication, presentation and report writing skills

    • Computer literacy

    • Ability to work in teams

    • 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 Ethics Integrity & Standards Jobs in Ethiopia ​


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