African Union Director Infrastructure and Energy Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Director Infrastructure and Energy Jobs in Ethiopia



Purpose of Job

  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Medical and Health Services Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

    Main Functions

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

    • Manages and supervises employees within the directorate, 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 directorate’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 directorate;

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

    • Leads the directorate 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;

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

    • 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 Directorate

    • Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the directorate

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Advises the Commissioner on policy and strategy matters and assist in developing and supervising work programs and in developing partnership relations; .

    • Prepares and implements plans of action and programs of activities of the Department;

    • Provides technical guidance and ensure efficient functioning of supervised Divisions and specialized technical committees and sub-committees on transport, communications, tourism and energy sectors;

    • Organizes, coordinate and ensure the implementation of plans of action and programs and activities of the Department;

    • Builds good working relations with other Departments/Directorates/Offices of the Commission and the African Commission on Energy;

    • Develops and maintains appropriate working relations with partners of
    the African Union, in the field of transport, communication, tourism and energy;

    • Promotes best practices and appropriate working systems;

    • Exercises overall management of the Department: personnel, budget, performance, quality, discipline and training in conformity with relevant rules and procedures in force;

    • Produces and submits periodic reports of activities and specific missions;
    • Coordinates the elaboration of policies related to Energy, transport and ICT sectors

    • Oversees the implementation of 4 flagship projects under the mandate of the Department (INGA project, PAEN, SAATM, HST)

    • Actively participates in resource mobilisation related to sectors under IED responsibility

    • Represents AUC in international discussion related to sectors under IED responsibility and ensure that AU interest are well taken

    • Oversees the harmonization of all sectorial policies with RECs

    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Skills

    • Ability to use strong managerial delegation, political tact and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives

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

    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with top level stakeholders

    • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks

    • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery

    • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development

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

    Required Skills

    • Managerial delegation, political tact and supervisory skills to achieve documented objectives.

    • Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected.

    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with top level stakeholders.

    • Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks.

    • Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve program delivery.

    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) 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 Infrastructure and Energy Jobs in Ethiopia ​

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