Senior Policy Officer – Political & Legal Matters (AUABC) at the African Union (AU)

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). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer – Political & Legal Matters (AUABC)

Requisition ID: 1578
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Division: African Union Advisory Board against Corruption
Reports to: Executive Secretary of the African Union Advisory Board against Corruption
Directorate / Department: African Union Advisory Board against Corruption
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P3
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • The African Union Advisory Board against Corruption (AUABC) is an autonomous organ of the African Union that was established in terms of Article 22 of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC).
  • The main mandate of the Board is to promote and encourage the adoption of measures and actions by State Parties to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption and related offences in Africa as well as to follow-up on the application of those measures and submit a report to the Executive Council on a regular basis on the progress made by each State Party in complying with the provisions of the Convention.
  • In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union Commission invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of the African Union Member States to submit their applications for the position of Senior Policy Officer- Political & Legal Matters attainable at the AUABC located in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • The Secretariat of the Board is mainly in charge of providing substantive technical, professional, administrative and logistical support to the Board.

Main Functions

  • Provide intellectual and analytical input to advance the work of the African Union Advisory Board against Corruption, as well as enhancing the role of civil society in governance processes, local governance and corporate issues;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate working relations with AU Organs and partners of the African Union on issues relating to the fight against corruption and good governance;
  • Advise governmental authorities, the African Union and other national and international organizations in preventing and combating corruption;
  • Conceive and organize seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of governance and combating corruption with various stakeholders;
  • Draft speeches, talking points, report activities and specific missions;
  • Provide advice on democracy, rule of law and good governance issues, including providing input into official communications, statements and other documents;
  • Liaise with AU Regional Offices on democracy and good governance issues; and
  • Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contribute to enhanced legal framework to combat corruption through State Party Reviews as well as spearheading activities under the African Anti-Corruption Methodology and Tool;
  • Contribute to strengthened capacity of State Parties to combat corruption by conducting capacity building programmes with National Anti-Corruption Agencies;
  • Contribute to enhanced outreach and activities through commemoration of the African Anti-Corruption Day; and
  • Serve as Focal Point Person on the African Governance Architecture Platform activities.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • University Masters’ Degree in International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Diplomacy and/or related fields, with at least seven (7) years of relevant working experience in the area of International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Good Governance, Diplomacy and the fight against corruption, out of which three (3) years at supervisory level OR
  • University Bachelor Degree in the above-mentioned areas of study, with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience in International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Human Rights, Good Governance, Diplomacy and the fight against corruption, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level.

Required Skills:

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills
  • Good communication and negotiating skills
  • Good knowledge of policy analysis, programme management, implementation and monitoring
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to act with discretion in a politically sensitive and multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills or social capital.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight ….
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship…
  • Foster Accountability Culture:
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge and Information Sharing ….
  • Drive for Result ….
  • Continuous Improvement Orientation.

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.


  • 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 USD37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (42% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of USD19,530.00 (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.

Application Closing Date
13th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Only candidates who have meet all the requirements of the post and have been shortlisted 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.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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