The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for a position of Senior Political Officer(Human Rights) in the Department for Political Affairs. Post: Job title: SENIOR POLITICAL OFFICER (HUMAN RIGHTS) Grade: P3 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 Senior PoliticalOfficer, Human Rights shall perform the following tasks: Assist in planning, preparing and implementing programme activities relating to Human Rights as well as preparing budgets; Organise seminars, workshops and other related activities in the field of Human Rights with various stakeholders; Draft speeches, talking points, reports of activities and specific missions; Drafting of concept notes and background documents; Provide advice on Human Rights issues, including input into official communications, statements and other documents; Gather information on the Human Rights situation throughout the continent including through close cooperation with partners and others stakeholders; Keeps the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the HR situation; Liaise with the AU Regional Offices on Human Rights issues; Assist in mainstreaming Human Rights 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 Human Rights; Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by supervisor. 4. Qualificationsand Experience Required Candidates must have a minimum Masters University Degreein Law, Political Science, International Relations or otherrelateddisciplines related. 5. Professionalexperience required: Candidatesmust have at least Seven (7) years of relevant working experience in the areaof Human Rights including experience in capacity building, training, technical cooperation activities, planning and budgeting 6. Otherrelevant skills Computer literacy; Ability to work 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. 7. Language requirement Proficiencyin one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one or several other working language(s) would be an added value 8. Age requirement: Candidatesmust preferably be between 30and 45 years old. 9. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables. 10. Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. 11.Remuneration:Indicative basic salary of US$33,619.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46%of basic salary), Housing allowance ($16,819.20 perannum), education allowance(75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a 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.