Requisition ID : 243
Location : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to : Deputy Chairperson
Directorate / Department : Human Resources Management
Number of Direct Reports : 6
Number of Indirect Reports : 40
Purpose of Job
To provide strategic leadership for managing the Human Resource policies and programs in line with the Commission’s vision and corporate strategy.
Provides overall strategic leadership on HR Management and Development to the entire African Union Organs.
Leads and manages the directorate’s personnel in all HR functions, budget, performance, quality, employee relations matters and training in conformity with relevant rules and procedures.
Contributes to the development of the overall strategy of the organization
Designs and develops business continuity plan to address unforeseen circumstances
Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines according to the organizations legal framework.
Designs policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
Manages risks and recommend mitigation strategies in the implementation of HR functions
Prepares and oversees integrated programmes projects of overall activities of the organisation.
Builds and maintains a strategic plan to form good working relations with other directorate / department.
Develops and maintains regular working relations with top level stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners.
Ensures the organisation of meetings between the organisation and other relevant partners
Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports.
Oversees the collection of contributed funds to the organisation.
Initiates and takes necessary actions to collect funds of and for the African Union as a whole.
Proposes training programmes relating to programme designing and coordination.
Promotes awareness and training of best practices in areas of expertise.
Develops and maintains regular working relations across the African Union and with all relevant stakeholders in driving organizational change and institutional reform through HR management and development activities and programmes
Ensures the preparation of periodic budget execution reports and for monitoring and evaluating the directorate’s performance and the implementation of HR annual operational master plan.
Reviews, develops and delivers human resource policies that reflect best contemporary international practice.
Conducts Human Resource Management / Development related risks analysis and develop risk management and mitigation plan.
Coordinates the implementation of the performance management function including supervision, coaching and mentoring of all staff in the Directorate.
Manages relations with the Staff Association and promote good employee relations through dialogue, consultation and continuous staff engagement on Human Resources matters.
Optimizes use of ERP system for effective and efficient processing of personnel matters, providing self-service HR support, developing new HR services, conducting people’s analytics and supporting organization change.
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
Master's degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or Management, Law, Social Sciences or a related field with 15 years post qualification working experience of human resource management in a large organisation 7 of which should be at managerial level and 5 years at supervisory level.
Experience from an international organization is an added advantage.
Professional certification in Human Resources from a recognized institution is mandatory.
Professional certification in project management is an added advantage.
Demonstrated experience in applying management principles and practices, change management and promoting open communication and collaboration, self-development, innovation and high performance.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining, with empathy, an appropriate balance between the organization's needs and the welfare of staff.
Demonstrated experience in solving people-related issues effectively.
Demonstrated experience in delivering briefings to diverse audiences, and to conduct effective meetings with senior management, representative of staff associations, representatives of Member States and other stakeholders.
Required Skills :
Leadership and supervisory skills
Interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to identify key strategic opportunities and risks
Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery
Innovation and decision making skills
Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic & Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.
Leadership Competencies :
Developing Organisational Capability
Strategic Risk Management.
Core Competencies :
Drives Accountability Culture
Communicating with impact.
Functional Competencies :
Job Knowledge and information sharing
Tenure of Appointment :
The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two-years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.
Gender Mainstreaming :
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job description do not create a contract of employment and are not meant to be all-inclusive.
It may be changed by the role manager during employment on an as-needed basis.
Indicative basic salary of US$ 78, 138.00 (D1 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 26,208.
00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.
00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.