The Commissionof the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for a position of Political Officer (Democracy and Governance) in the Department for Political Affairs. 1. Post: Job title: POLITICAL OFFICER (DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE) Grade: P2 Supervisor: Head of Division: Democracy, Governance, Human Rights and Elections (DGHRE) Directorate: Department for Political Affairs Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2. Majorduties and responsibilities: The Political Officer (Democracy and Governance) shall perform the following tasks: Assist in planning, preparing and implementing programme activities relating to democracy and governance as well as preparing budgets; Drafting of concept notes and background documents; Organise seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of democracy and governance with various stakeholders; Draft speeches, talking points, reports of activities and specific missions; Provide advice on democracy and governance issues, including input into official communications, statements and other documents; Liaise with the AU Regional Offices on democracy and governance issues; Assist in mainstreaming democracy and governance in the programs of the African Union; Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate working relations with AU Organs and partners of African Union on issues relating to democracy and governance; Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by supervisor. 3. Qualifications and Experience Required Candidates must have a minimum Bachelor UniversityDegree in Law, Political Science, International Relations or other disciplinesrelated to the major duties. 4. Professional experience required: Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant working experience in the area of Democracy and Governance including experience in capacity building, training, technical cooperation activities, planning and budgeting 5. Other relevant skills Computer literal; Ability to work in a team and maintain team spirit. Ability to work under pressure, and to act with discretion in a politically sensitive environment and to establish good working relationship both with Government authorities and colleagues Excellent drafting and reporting skills; Excellent communication and negotiating skills; Excellent planning and organizational skills. 6. Language requirement Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one or several other working language(s) would be an added value 7. Age requirement: Candidates must preferably be between 25and 35 years old. 9. 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 probationary period. Thereafter, the contract could be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables. 9. Gender Mainstreaming: TheAU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are stronglyencouraged to apply. 10. Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$27,892.00per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basicsalary), Housing allowance ($16,819.20 perannum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up toa maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission. Applications must be madethrough the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 21 May 2012 .