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Location : Addis Ababa 

Closing date : 15 December 2022 

African Union 

Vacancy : Flagship Project and PIDA  Coordinator 

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Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: African Union

AU Values    

            • Respect for Diversity and TeamWork             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Director of Infrastructure and Energy

Directorate/Department : Infrastructure and Energy Department

Division : PIDA Coordination Unit

Number of Direct Reports: 2

Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Number of Positions: 1

Job Grade: P3

Contract Type: Regular 

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose of Job

To provide technical support for the effective coordination of the division’s activities.

Main Functions

•    Provides support in the preparation and Implementation of the programs developed out of the Division’s strategic plan;

•    Ensures effective coordination and implementation of work programs at various levels;

•    Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other stakeholders  on relevant matters;

•    Prepares periodic  reports, budget and work programs related to the functioning of the Division;

•    Provides support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholder’s coordination;

•    Manages and supervise employees under supervision with regard to activity implementation and performance evaluation;

•    Conducts complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use;

•    Liaise with the various Departments/Departments of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes;

•     Prepares budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. 

•    Supports the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required;

•    Actively contributes to the development of strategies, policies, programs and plans.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Coordinates the mainstreaming of the unit into relevant programs and ensure linkages, synergies and opportunities for joint programming;

•    Provides technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to the implementation of the flagship projects;

•    Coordinates PIDA/infrastructure matters with key stakeholders, esp. AUDA-NEPAD, the Regional Economic Communities, the AU Member States, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and other PIDA financiers, the civil society, the private sector;

•    Facilitates the high-level political process of  implementation of PIDA priority projects;

•    Supports the development of regional infrastructure on the continent and conduct respective actions to implement recommendations;

•    Coordinates PIDA communication activities to increase visibility and awareness on infrastructure/ PIDA matters and projects;

•    Facilitates Member States and partner coordination around PIDA and regional infrastructure matters;

•    Supports PIDA program management related activities, budget formulation, impact monitoring and reporting;

•    Coordinates activities, supervise and manage employees with regard to organization and performance evaluation;

•    Designs strategies and policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;

•    Facilitates and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the flagship and PIDA projects.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    A Master’s Degree in engineering in one of the PIDA Sectors (Transport, Energy, ICT and Transboundary Water), economics, or in a relevant field with seven (7) years of experience of which 3 years should have been served at supervisory level.


•    A Bachelor’s degree in engineering in one of the PIDA Sectors (Transport, Energy, ICT and Transboundary Water), economics, or in a relevant field with ten (10) years of experience of which 3 years should have been served at supervisory level.

Required Skills

•    Interpersonal skills 

•    Planning and organizational skills

•    Ability to negotiate diplomatically

•    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 official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, and Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies

Strategic Insight ….

Managing Risk…

Core Competencies

Building Relationship…

Foster Accountability Culture

Functional Competencies

Conceptual Thinking ….

Drive for Results…

Knowledge Sharing

.Fosters Innovation


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.


Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage


Indicative basic salary of US$  37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 22,932.00 (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.

Applications must be made not later than  December 15th 2022

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 

The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Requisition ID: 1545

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