African Union recruits 01 Head Crisis Management and Post / Conflict Reconstruction Division
External Publication of Job Posting 50362658
Job Posting Title : Head Crisis Management and Post – Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD)
Start Date : 09.05.2019
End Date : 10.06.2019
Reference Code : 30002143 – 03
Job Title : Head Crisis Management and Post – Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD)
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 new partnerships for the promotion of global
peace and security. In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to
deliver by, among others, the implementation of a new organizational structure of the Peace and Security
Department, inspired by the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) which includes the Crisis
Management and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD), the Peace Support Operations Division
(PSOD), Defense and Security Division (DSD), Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, and the Peace
and Security Council Secretariat (PSCS), each playing a special role in supporting the Peace and Security
The Crisis Management and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD) will undertake initiatives aimed at
managing crises the outbreak or escalation of conflicts within or between AU Member States, and coordinating
the implementation of the African Union policy on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development. The Division
It will provide institutional and technical support and capacity for enhancing AU peace and security initiatives,
including facilitating and backstopping crises management and post-conflict reconstruction efforts, either by the
AU and its member States or in collaboration with other stakeholders who share the AU vision for a peaceful,
secured, stable, prosperous and developed continent. It will be the Division’s responsibility to ensure the
adoption of practical, action-oriented initiatives for managing all types of crises and conflicts in Africa, in order to
create a conducive climate for realising the economic, social and political stability and development on the
continent. In addition, the Division will work to ensure that the principles of African leadership; national and local
ownership; inclusiveness, equity and non-discrimination; cooperation and coherence, and capacity building for
sustainability constitute the basic values and standards that inform the action across all post-conflict
reconstruction activities and programmes.
In this context, the CMPCRD will provide support to the other Divisions as well as AU Envoys, Special
Representatives, AU Field Missions, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms
(RMs) and other initiatives relating to peacemaking and peace building and crisis/conflict management
processes, the United Nations and its agencies, international organisations as well as civil society organisations
in the promotion peace and security on the continent.
Job title: Head Crisis Management and Post – Conflict Reconstruction
Supervisor: Director, Peace and Security
Directorate: Peace and Security
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Number of Positions: 1
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Peace and Security Department (PSD), the Head of the Conflict
Prevention and Early Warning Division will be responsible for the following duties:
• Monitor political and related developments on the continent in order to advise the leadership of the
Peace and Security Department on strategic action and initiatives designed to prevent situations of conflict and
propose appropriate policies/responses and methods of resolving conflicts;
• Ensure implementation and follow-up on annual work plans decisions of the Division and keep the
Director PSD, informed of all developments related to peace and security initiatives for consideration and
• plan, coordinate and fully implement all aspects of programmed activities of the Division as outlined in
the various instruments and policy decisions of the AU Missions mandated by the Peace and Security Council;
• Ensure the preparation of comprehensive periodic reports and documents as may be required to enable
the leadership of the Commission, Peace and Security Council and its subsidiary bodies to perform their
functions as provided for in the Protocol of the Peace and Security Council effectively;
• Coordinate resource mobilization strategies with the Director, PSD and ensure that all programmes for
capacity building in conflict prevention and early warning are implemented steadily and successfully;
• Manage and supervise the day-to-day activities in the planning of work programme of Officers and
Consultants in the Division;
• oversee and coordinate outreach programmes and publications within the Department;
• Perform any other tasks as may be directed by the supervisors.
1. Qualifications and Experience Required
Must have a University Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, International Relations, Peace and Conflict
Studies or any related Social Sciences. Higher qualification will be add advantage.
2. Professional experience required:
Must have at least ten (10) years’ of progressive working experience in the area of International Relations,
Peace and Security and Humanitarian activities/organisations, plus three (3) years in managerial position ,Crisis
Management, as well as Peace and Conflict analyses.
3. Other relevant skills
• Must have experience in crisis management and post-conflict environment, especially in the African setting;
• Must have good knowledge of the African context and thorough knowledge of the AU Post-Conflict
Reconstruction and Development Policy;
• Must have proven track record of good report writing and oral communication abilities;
• Must have the ability to provide leadership in successfully managing crises and facilitating post-conflict
processes with major stakeholders, including governments, development partners and international and national
civil society organisations;
• Must have the ability to effectively manage and direct the work of teams of professional, senior and
experienced analysts and regional officers;
• Must have initiative and be creative as well as have the capacity to work under pressure.
• Must be computer literate, and versed in the use of Power Point, Excel and Word.
Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese);
knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.
5. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on 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.
6. Least Represented Countries:
Candidates from the following least represented countries within the AU are encouraged to apply: Algeria, South
Africa, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Namibia, Mali, Madagascar,
Guinea-Conakry, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Seychelles, Somalia, Guinea Bissau, Saharawi Arab D.R.,
Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe. Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to
7. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746 .00 (P5 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.
9.How to apply
Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website
http://www.aucareers.org no later than 10 June 2019 .
1. 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.
2. Copy of valid passport.
3. Certified copies of educational qualifications – degrees, diplomas and certificates, where applicable (Not
4. More than 5 Documents in PDF Format, and not exceeding 1 MB).
4. Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
5. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission
Regular (Long Duration)