Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Location: Addis Ababa

Closing date : 2 January 2023

African Union

Vacancy : Secretary 

AU Values  

            • Respect for Diversity and Team Work             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Director, HRM

Directorate/Department: OLC, PMRM, Finance

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Job Grade: GSA4

Number of Positions: 3

Contract Type: Regular

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose of Job

To provide secretarial and clerical support services to the assigned supervisor or Department for its effective functioning.

Main Functions

•    Provides support for the provision of logistical arrangements, activity implementation and provision of updates.

•    Liaises effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

•    Follow up meeting decisions and correspondence outcomes and ensure their implementation.

•    Prepares draft routine office communication and assist in compiling data and information for reporting purposes.

•    Contributes to the creation, improvement and maintenance of record and retrieval systems

•    Draft initial requests on provision and maintenance of office facilities and materials.

•    Prepares documents for meetings 

•    Keeps diary of Director and informs him/her accordingly and timeously 

•    Receives and maintains proper correspondence at the Directorate

•    Prompts action on correspondence and other routine matters 

•    Maintains good computer file naming procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Types and proof-read documents, reports, correspondences, messages, queries, as may be required by assigned supervisors; 

•    Drafts responses to routine correspondences for the signature of the supervisors; 

•    Receives guests/visitors/staff and provide them with basic information on relevant issues and procedures;

•    Maintains a proper filing and records management system for all incoming and outgoing correspondences and documents; 

•    Answers and screens telephone calls/E-mail messages and ensure follow up with supervisors and partners; 

•    Keeps an up to date diary of appointments for supervisors and other senior staff of the division; 

•    Keep equipment in use in good condition and report on defects for maintenance and other necessary action;

•    Provides day to day routine administrative supports to various work units of the assigned Department / Division / Units 

•    Performs reception services where required

•    Performs any other relevant duty/responsibility assigned

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    Diploma in Administrative Services, Office Management, Secretarial and Clerical related studies with 3 years of relevant secretarial experience in Public Sector or international organization

•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Services, Office Management, Secretarial and Clerical related studies with 2 years’ relevant secretarial experience in any Public Sector or international organization;

•    Typing Speed: 50 words per minutes

Required Skills

•    Computer skills, including excellent word processing, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications experience in using programmes such as MS Word, Excel and Power Point

•    Planning and organizational skills 

•    Interpersonal skills

•    Communication ability both orally and in writing

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

Leadership Competencies

Developing others…


..Risk Awareness and Compliance

Core Competencies

Teamwork and Collaboration;

..Accountability awareness and Compliance

..Learning Orientation

..Communicating Clearly

Functional Competencies

Trouble shooting;

..Job Knowledge Sharing

Task Focused;

Continuous Improvement Awareness;


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$ 12,834.00  (GSA4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  16,813.44   (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.

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.

Applications must be made not later than 2 January 2023.

Requisition ID: 1517

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