African Union Head - Ethics Division Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Head - Ethics Division Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of Job

To provide strategic leadership for the ensuring high standards of integrity in work processes required by the African Union and the established policies and procedures. .

Main Functions

  • Manages and supervises employees within the Division with regard to the department goals objectives including performance evaluation.

  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the Department’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.

  • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensure implementation at division level

  • Manages risk within the Division and recommend mitigation strategies

  • Designs and plans policy programs to achieve the strategies.

  • Develops new and existing activities as components of the strategies and policies.

  • Addresses problems in arising to current approaches to relevant area.

  • Engages stakeholders in designing and implementing strategies.

  • Represents the Division and explains its position at conferences.

  • Mobilises funding to execute strategies and activities.

  • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitors budget execution at Division level.

  • Ensures creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The Head of Ethics and Compliance has the following duties:

  • Coordinates and oversees the implementation of the AU’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and relevant policies.

  • Serves as focal person for Internal Ethics & improprieties, handling of allegations, complaints and conflict of interest.

  • Formulates, revises, and disseminates ethics related policies in accordance with the common standards of conduct prescribed for all African Union staff members.

  • Monitors the observance of ethics related policies by staff members of AU.

  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.

  • Designs policy programs to achieve these strategies, as well as procedures for the implementation of ethics policies

  • Oversees the organization of mandatory annual ethics training sessions, and ensures compliance with the Code and relevant African Union regulations and rules.

  • Develops and reviews relevant policies strategies to enhance ethical compliance in all union Organs.

  • Provides guidance on ethical compliance.

  • Drafts Annual Ethics Report

  • Participates in management meetings and provide ethical advice.

    The Head of Ethics and Compliance’s specific areas of responsibility are:

  • Implements ethics policies and provides guidance on ethical compliance

  • Receives, inquires and addresses
    complaints falling within the remit of the Ethics Office

  • Superintends ethical compliance with recruitment and procurement processes and reports to the Chief of Ethics;

  • Provides, in collaboration with the Chief of Ethics, the annual mandatory ethics training;

  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Ethics Office and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct;

  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure compliance with relevant AU regulations and rules;

  • Supervises Ethics Office staff members and report to the Chief of Ethics accordingly;

  • Prepares, in consultation with the Chief of Ethics, Office work plan and annual budget;

  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of implementation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct in the Union, relying on statistics of cases and maintains confidentiality of individual cases;

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Ethics Office

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, Governance, Corporate Ethics or related field with 12 years post qualification relevant work experience out of which 7 years should be at a managerial level with 5 in a supervisory role.

  • Proven experience in policy formulation

    Required Skills

  • Leadership and innovative skills

  • Communication, presenatation and report writing skills

  • Planning and organizing skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work in teams and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective:

  • Developing Others:

  • Change Management:

  • Managing Risk:

    Core Competencies

  • Building relationships:

  • Foster Accountability Culture:

  • Learning Orientation:

  • Communicating with impact:

    Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual thinking:

  • Job Knowledge and information sharing:

  • Drive for Results

  • Fosters Innovation:

    How to Apply

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