Job Title: Senior Policy Officer (Railway Transport)
Post Level: P3
Duty Station: AddisAbaba, Ethiopia
Supervisor: Headof Transport and Tourism Division
2. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Initiate the formulation of policies, plans of action, programmes and project proposals relating to the railway transport sub-sector;
Facilitate implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of railway transport projects and programmes;
Prepare and coordinate studies and research in the field of railway transport;
Organise and service workshops, seminars and meetings on railway transport matters;
Facilitate activities of specialized technical committee(s) and sub-committees on railway transport issues;
Maintain working relations with RECs and other regional and international organizations in railway transport matters;
Ensure overall management of the railway transport unit including preparation of its budget and supervising subordinate staff and short-term experts in conformity with relevant rules procedures in force;
Produce and submit periodic reports on activities and specific missions; and
Perform any other duty as may be assigned.
3. Qualifications and Experience Required:
Ø Candidatesmust have a University Master Degree in civil engineering, railway transporteconomics, or equivalent qualification.
Ø Ahigher qualification will be and added advantage.
4. Professional experiencerequired:
Candidates must have at least Seven (7) years of progressively relevant experience in railway transport policy development as well as programme/project management with a minimum of 3 years in senior position;
Experience in regional and international railway transport issues is desirable.
5. Other Relevant Skills:
§ Planning and organising - Provenability to plan and organise work within a project; ability to make timelydecisions;
§ Communication - Effective written,oral and presentation skills, particularly ability to draft/present informationin a concise and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among peoplewith varying points of view.
§ Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skillsand ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability toestablish and maintain effective working relations with people of different nationaland cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
§ Judgment/Decision-making - Goodjudgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact,ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity andachieve Unit’s goals.
§ Well-developed ICT skills includingefficient use of word processing, spreadsheets and other important computerapplications.
6. Language Requirement:
Proficiencyin one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of one or severalother working language(s) would be an added advantage.
7. Age Requirement:
Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.
8. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on fixed term contract for a period of three(3) years, of which the first twelve months be consider as a probationaryperiod. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two (2) yearsrenewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.
9. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified womenare strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary US$33,619.00 per annum plus other relatedentitlements e.g. post adjustment (46% of basic salary), housing allowance(US$14,414.40 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other relatedexpenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per childper annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.
The applications must be made through the AUCE-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 6thAugust 2012.
Directorate of Administration and Human ResourceManagement
African Union Commission
Monday, 11 June 2012
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