African Union Head of Transport and Tourism Division - Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Head of Transport and Tourism Division - Jobs in Ethiopia

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.

Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among
others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts.

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States to apply for the post of Head of Transport and Tourism Division within the Department of Infrastructure and Energy in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia

Job purpose:

To facilitate the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, and programmes in the areas of transport
and tourism entailing development of quality infrastructure and efficient services in order to assist Member

States of the African Union in their efforts to promote the development and modernisation of those sectors with a view to achieving harmonious and integrated development of the continental transport and tourism networks
and services.
Project

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and guiding the work of professional staff (Senior Policy Officers/Policy officers, short-term
    experts and consultants) working on transport and tourism matters;
  • Coordinating the formulation and implementation of policies covering all aspects of intra-African and international cooperation in the transport and tourism sectors within the context of decisions of the Assembly of
    Heads of State and Government and the Executive Council;
  • Initiating and coordinating the work of the specialised technical committees and sub-committees on
    transport and tourism sectors;
  • Undertaking monitoring, supervision and evaluation of projects in the transport and tourism sectors;
  • Establishing working relations with the RECs and other regional and international organisations in the
    transport and tourism industries;
  • Coordinating and facilitating studies and research on the improvement of transport and tourism infrastructure and services;
  • Coordinating the organisation and servicing of workshops, seminars and meetings of Member States on
    sectorial matters;
  • Coordinating the monitoring and preparation of periodic reports on developments in the transport and
    tourism sectors; and
  • Coordinating the preparation and management of the programme budget for the transport and tourism
    sectors.

    Qualification & Work Experience required:
  • A University Master’s Degree in economics, engineering, or business management in
    the fields of transport or
    tourism, with twelve (12) years of relevant progressive work experience of which seven (7) years should have been at managerial level.
  • OR a University Bachelor Degree in economics, engineering, or business management in the fields of transport or tourism with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant progressive work experience of which five (5) years should have been at managerial level.

    Skills
  • Leadership, management and organisational skills;
  • Team building
  • Demonstrated capacity to ensure compliance at all levels;
  • Good communication and negotiating skills;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of workings of international organisations;
  • Creativity, initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Good IT skills and competence in the use of standard software tools (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.).

    Personal abilities
  • Excellent training and group facilitation skills, with due regard for cultural and gender issues;

    Language Requirement:

    Applicants must be proficient in English or French.

    Advanced Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • The applications must be made online not later than 13th May 2019.
  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application.
  • In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work
    experience, and language skills.
  • Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate
    applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a
    reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Attach detailed and updated curriculum vitae/resume including three (3) referees with good knowledge.
  • Of candidate’s work, please, provide referees’ contact details – telephone and e-mail addresses.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Certified copies of educational qualifications – degrees, diplomas and certificates, where applicable (Not
  • More than 5 Documents in PDF Format, and not exceeding 1 MB).
  • Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • For more information and job application details, see; African Union Head of Transport and Tourism Division - Jobs in Ethiopia



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