The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).
Purpose of Job
To provide overall supervision and management of the Division as well as the design of strategies and policies to achieve the strategic objectives of the Department and the AU’s overall goals.
• Designs and implements policies, programmes and projects to achieve the department’s strategic objectives and relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
• Formulates strategies for implementing priority programmes under the transport and mobility sector;
• Coordinates the implementation of continental transport and mobility policies, strategies and action plans in close collaboration with AU Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other Continental and International organizations;
• Coordinate and conduct research, studies and analysis of African transport and mobility sector on issues of interest to African Member States, RECs and others regional and continental African institutions;
• Advise the Director of Infrastructure and Energy on trends and developments in the transport and mobility sector and recommend appropriate courses of action.
• Engages stakeholders within Members States, RECs and other Regional Mechanisms, Pan African institutions and relevant international organizations in designing and implementing transport and mobility strategies;
• Coordinates the implementation of the two AU Agenda 2063 flagship projects under the mandate of the Division i.e. Africa Integrated High Speed Rail Network (AIHSRN) and Establishment of a Single African Air-Transport Market (SAATM)
• Supervises and manages the employees of the division with regard to organisation and performance evaluation;
• Ensures development and implementation the Transport and Mobility Division’s programmes including policies, strategies and action plans.
• Manage the Transport and Mobility Division team’ performance and provide technical and administration leadership and professional development of the staff.
• Supervises and guides the work of staff working on transport and mobility division;
• Coordinates the formulation and implementation of policies covering all aspects of intra-African and international cooperation in the transport and mobility sector within the context of decisions of the AU Policy Organs;
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
A Master’s Degree in economics, engineering in the fields of transport with twelve (12) years of relevant work experience of which seven (7) years should have been served at managerial level and five (5) years at supervisory level.
• Ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners
• Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally
• Ability to develop and delegate clear program goals, plans and actions, including budgets, that are consistent with agreed strategies
• Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff
• Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Kiswahili and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.
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.
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.