The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts. It is imperative for the African Union to cultivate and nurture a culture of ethics and the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in order to earn the public trust necessary to accomplish the Union’s mission and create a positive, productive and motivating work environment. It’s Code of Ethics and Conduct sets out the values and principles to guide the conduct and behaviour of African Union staff members and officials. Its purpose is to provide support and guidance for appropriate, ethical behaviour as well as to hold staff members and officials accountable for any lapses in behaviour The AU Ethics Officer is an independent and autonomous body reporting to the Executive Council through the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. It is tasked to promote the core values of the organization and an ethical culture in all the Union Organs. The Office provides impartial confidential advice and guidance to staff member and elected officials on ethical matters and ensures compliance with Union values. It protects the integrity of the organization and guides staff members in conducting themselves with the highest ethical standards. The Ethics Office is currently understaff and lacks the capacity to effectively deliver on its mandate. In order to fill this capacity gap, the AU Commission need to recruit an ethics practitioner for six (6) months while finalizing the recruitment of Ethics Office staff members. The consultant will work with the Chief of Ethics
Individual Consultant Ethics Consultancy Service on Research and Training in AU
The Consultant would be selected based on the following minimum educational and
1. Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public
administration and management, law, political science or any related Social
Sciences or human resources related background and education.
2. At least Eight (8) years work experience on ethics at a managerial level
3.Experience in providing training on key values of the African Union
4.Demonstrate competence in research and drafting of ethics reports and policies
5. Computer literately and well versed in the use of the Internet, Power Point,
Excel and Word. Keep abreast with other available technology;
6. Have excellent writing, negotiating, analytical and communication skills.
7. Good interpersonal skills.
8. Fluency in in English is required. Knowledge of other African Union official languages (Arabic and/or Portuguese) would be an added advantage.