African Union recruits 01 HEAD OF TRANSPORT AND TOURISM DIVISION
External Publication of Job Posting 50620596
Job Posting Title : HEAD OF TRANSPORT AND TOURISM DIVISION
Start Date : 09.04.2019
End Date : 13.05.2019
Reference Code : 10001484 – 03
Job Title : HEAD OF TRANSPORT AND TOURISM DIVISION
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,
Job Title: Head of Division Transport and Tourism
Supervisor: Director of Infrastructure and Energy
Department: Infrastructure and Energy
Duty Station: Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia
Number of Position: 1
2. 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
3. Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) Supervising and guiding the work of professional staff (Senior Policy Officers/Policy officers, short-term
experts and consultants) working on transport and tourism matters;
ii) 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;
iii) Initiating and coordinating the work of the specialised technical committees and sub-committees on
transport and tourism sectors;
iv) Undertaking monitoring, supervision and evaluation of projects in the transport and tourism sectors;
v) Establishing working relations with the RECs and other regional and international organisations in the
transport and tourism industries;
vi) Coordinating and facilitating studies and research on the improvement of transport and tourism
infrastructure and services;
vii) Coordinating the organisation and servicing of workshops, seminars and meetings of Member States on
viii) Coordinating the monitoring and preparation of periodic reports on developments in the transport and
tourism sectors; and
ix) Coordinating the preparation and management of the programme budget for the transport and tourism
4. Measures of Performance:
i) Quantity and quality of policy and programme documents on transport and tourism issues produced and
submitted to the policy organs of the AU;
ii) Quantity and quality of sector technical material (study reports, technical papers, information and data
monographs, etc.) produced;
iii) Quality of organisation and output of conferences, workshops and seminars;
iv) Extent of adoption and implementation of the Union policies and strategies in transport and tourism in
v) Degree of collaboration with regional and international organisations working in the fields of transport
5. 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.
• 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.).
6. Personal abilities
Excellent training and group facilitation skills, with due regard for cultural and gender issues;
7. 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.
8. Tenure of Appointment
The Appointment will be made on a regular term contract, in the first instance on a fixed-term contract for a
period of three (3) years, the first twelve (12) months of which shall be considered probationary period and
thereafter for renewable periods every two years subject to good performance and deliverables.
9. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
10. 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
Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to apply:
Indicative basic salary of US$ 50,746 (P5 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post
adjustment 46% of basic salary, Housing allowance $ 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), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission and $3,300 per child per annum
for locally recruited staff of the Commission.
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.
The applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than
13 May 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).
5. Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
6. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Regular (Long Duration)