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 organizational structure and the filling of all vacant posts.
The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the post of EDITORIAL ASSISTANT.
Under the general guidance of the Director of Economic Affairs and the
direct supervision of the Head of the Statistics Division, Editorial
Assistant functions will
submitted articles from authors and sending them to the members of the
Scientific Committee on the instruction of the supervisor and
communicating the evaluation of the referees to the authors;
Compile the articles and correct identified errors before forwarding the Review for editing;
Undertake on a daily basis, all activities related to the elaboration of the African Integration Review;
Organize the quarterly conference, Fridays of the Commission, and prepare the respective quarterly bulletin;
Provide necessary support to the collection and compilation of statistical data for publications and researches analysis;
Contribute to the
elaboration and production of the new publications (Policy
recommendations of the Congress of African Economists, Economic
Perspectives on Africa: views of the African Union; Report on
statistical activities in Africa; KeyStats on African socio-economic
Assist the Communication Division in the diffusion of the Review and the Bulletin;
Work as a focal
point between the Economic Affairs Department and the various
Departments of the African Union Commission and the Regional Offices;
Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in the field of communication, journalism, economics or related fields.
4. Work experience
Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant working experience in
the field of publication. A Master university degree in combination with
one additional year of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of
3 year of relevant working experience.
5. Other Relevant Skills
The candidate of this post
Should be able to work in multicultural setting, in good team spirit;
Should be computer literate;
Should have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to plan and organize;
Should have excellent drafting and reporting skills;
Should have good communication skills;
Must have work experience in national or international institutions.
6. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency
of one or several other working language(s) would be an added advantage.
7. TENURE OF APPOINTMENT
The appointment will be made on fixed term contract for a period of
three (3) years, of which the first twelve months be consider as a
probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of
two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and
8. LEAST REPRESENTATIVE COUNTRIES
Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged
to apply: Eretria, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo
(DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia,
Sahrawi Arab Republic, Madagascar ,SaoTome and Principe, Seychelles and
9. GENDER MAINSTREAMING
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary of US$ 24,056.00 per annum plus other related
entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing
allowance US$ 14,414.40 per annum), 3 education allowance (75% of
tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible
dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for
internationally recruited staff of the Commission.
Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 7 st September 2015.
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management African Union Commission