INTRODUCTION : -
Director Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship job opportunity is available at African Union (AU) for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
Purpose of Job
To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship Department in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
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 Department’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 directorate
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 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, attributed to the directorate / depertment
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.
Coordinates cooperation programs and activities among Member States, the RECs as well as other pertinent African and international organizations to ensure the maximum impact of their activities on African Industrial Development and Integration within the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA, the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community, AUDA-NEPAD, Assembly Decisions on the African Mining Vision (AMV), the strategy for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA), decisions relating to the Boosting of Intra-African Trade and the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (BIAT / CFTA) and the Small and Medium Enterprise Strategy (SME)
Coordinates and harmonizes industrial policy measures, strategies and regulatory frameworks in the continent in order to promote industrial development and growth by, among others, promoting raw materials development and utilization by the industries and thereby encourage the development of resource-based industries in Africa
Promotes technology transfer and commercialization of industrial research and development program, establishment of technical support centers for SMIs, incubation centers, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Parks, etc
Collaborates with Regional Economics Communities and Member States to strengthen capacity and institutional frameworks for industrial development and promote and strengthen Quality, Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Accreditation structures at continental, regional and national levels;
Collaborate with relevant national, regional and continental and global institutions in the development of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and access to knowledge
Leads the development of comprehensive programs to position Africa to benefit from digital economy and the 4th Industrial Revolution, encourage industrial competitiveness and monitor industrial performance through among others the establishment of an African Industrial Database
Builds and maintains strong relationships with the Diaspora and global private investors, businesses and institutions;
multilateral partners and government agencies to support private sector development
Leads the development of comprehensive programs for strengthening financial Facilitate the design and implementation of specific programs for strengthening corporate governance, institutional and managerial capacity and providing technical assistance to MSMEs and business associations to upgrade their operational efficiency and competitiveness
Promotes initiatives for supporting the efforts of Regional Economic Communities and Member States to develop infrastructure through public-private partnerships by assisting to develop legal and regulatory framework for public-private partnerships operation and financing in the continent
Develops programs to capture and organize the informal private sector as part of the overall strategy to expand the continental organized private sector
Builds win-win partnerships and trust relationships with key partners and external stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important external stakeholders;
engage with key stakeholders as and when required to enhance industrialization in the continent
Provides strategic advice and technical support to the Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining in preparing statements, proposals, briefs, reports and other relevant tasks
Performs any other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
A Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, International Trade, Engineering or a relevant field, with fifteen (15) years’ of experience in Industrial, mineral resource or entrepreneurship development in progressively responsible positions, of which eight (8) years at managerial level and five (5) years at supervisory level
A higher qualification will be an added advantage.
Required Skills :
Ability to use 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) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.
Leadership Competencies :
Core Competencies :
Communicating with impact.
Functional Competencies :
Job Knowledge and Information Sharing
Drive for Results
Continuous Improvement Orientation.
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.
REMUNERATION : -
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.