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. 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.
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.