Consultant selection will be made based on the following minimum educational and experience criteria: 1 Education: Advanced University degree/Masters University Degree in Law, with a minimum of 12 years (post-qualification) experience, or a PhD Degree with a minimum of 10 years (post-qualification) experience.
2 At least 7 years’ experience working as a lawyer/legal expert/within inter-governmental organisations;
3. Proof of extensive knowledge of international legal norms and inter-governmental systems in particular the African Union and African regional economic communities;
4.Proven record of working in intergovernmental legal systems, including with the African Union and the United Nations;
5.Proof of engagement with/membership of, prominent professional bodies/advisory boards and governing councils of organizations working on public international law in Africa and internationally.
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES ON LEGAL AND MANDATE ISSUES
The January 2017 AU Assembly Decision, Assembly/AU/Dec.635(XXVIII), on the Institutional Reform of the African Union (AU) sets out a comprehensive AU reform agenda. It is aimed at fundamentally re-positioning the organization to meet the evolving needs of its Member States and the continent and identifies the following core reform priorities: Focus on key priorities with continental scope; Realign African Union institutions in order to deliver against those priorities; Connect the African Union to its citizens; Manage the business of the African Union efficiently and effectively at both the political and operational levels; Finance the African Union sustainably and with the full ownership of the Member States.