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Vacancy announcement: Senior political/elections officer – consultant (pa-01stc/2010)

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Pascal Mayalla, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Pascal Mayalla

    Pascal Mayalla JF-Expert Member

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    Addis-Ababa, ETHIOPIA P. O. Box: 3243 Telephone: 011 - 5 - 51 77 00 fax number: +(251-11) 5525840 /5510430


    The Democracy and Elections Assistance Unit (DEAU) was established to enable the African Union Commission to implement its program for the promotion of democracy and democratic elections on the continent. The overall mandate accorded to the Elections Unit is one of implementing all activities of the Commission aimed at promoting democracy and democratic elections in Africa. The objectives of the Unit are subsequently derived from this mandate namely, to coordinate and organise observation and monitoring of elections; provide electoral assistance as well as offer support to other aspects of democracy and elections.
    Consequently, the DEAU identified a number of core strategic priorities in line with the election processes and approaches contained in the “African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance”. As far as the election observation mandate is concerned the Unit has the responsibility of coordinating and organising the participation of AU in the observation of elections in collaboration with official AU organs. With regards to its mission of providing electoral support, the Unit has the task of strengthening capacities of national electoral institutions through provision of technical assistance, through training and promoting a continental forum of these institutions. In addition to specific activities linked to electoral assistance and promotion of democracy, the Unit also has the responsibility of designing and developing cross-cutting projects that affect all these areas within its scope such as mobilising support funds for democracy and electoral assistance.

    The volume of work in the area of Democracy and Elections Assistance has increased over the past years and will, as per the mandate, increase rapidly over the next few years. In addition to the observation of elections, attention has to be focused on assistance for the management of elections. In particular, the Democracy and Elections Assistance Unit is expected to play a prominent role in engagements with national election management bodies (EMBs). In the light of the scope of the tasks designed for the Unit to undertake, the Political Affairs Department is proposing to recruit two consultants for the positions highlighted below. This will improve the Unit’s administrative and management capability as well as the Unit’s efficiency, effectiveness and pro-active posture in carrying out its responsibilities.

    1. POST :
    JOB TITLE: Senior Political/Elections Officer – Consultant
    GRADE: P3
    NO. OF POSTS: two (2)
    DEPARTMENT: Political Affairs Directorate
    SUPERVISOR: Head of Democracy and Elections Assistance Unit
    DUTY STATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Under the immediate supervision of the Head of Democracy and Elections Assistance Unit, the Senior Political/Elections consultant is to undertake the following tasks:
    · The Consultantwould be in general terms responsible for the preparation and implementation of activities relating to election processes, observations and training.
    · More specifically, in consultation with the Head of Unit the Consultant’s tasks include ensuring the implementation of all the Unit’s activities relating to the observation of elections and electoral assistance;
    · Develop concept notes, project proposals relating to election observations, as well as to electoral assistance;
    · Monitoring and analysing political and socio-economic trends since they impact on the electoral and democratic processes;
    · Compiling and drafting of concept notes, donor progress reports, statements, memoranda and draft decisions,
    · Drafting of policy papers, research papers, speeches and other documents as may be needed by the leadership of the department within the ambits of the Unit’s election mandate
    · Leading and Assisting in the preparation and organization of meetings, seminars and workshops on elections and democracy; and election observation activities
    · Establishing and maintaining relations with Member States, relevant institutions and African Union representations.
    · Performs any other task assigned by the Head of the Elections Unit


    The Consultant should have:
    · Minimum of 8 years of experience in handling election organization issues, including research and drafting experience in election issues.
    · Experience in international affairs, preferably in an international organisation or government department,
    · A masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Law, Political Science, Social Sciences or any other related discipline;
    · Substantive understanding of the challenges facing elections and democracy building in Africa

    · Planning, programme development and implementation skills of democratic election management and organization;
    · Excellent analytical, drafting and editing skills;
    · Excellent communication and presentation skills in written and spoken English;
    · Experience in analysis, as well as the preparation of assessments and briefing material
    · Fluency in English and good knowledge of French;
    · Computer Literacy skills: WordPerfect for Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
    · Effective influencing and interpersonal skills;

    Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is a requirement; Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.


    Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.


    The appointment shall be for an initial period of two (2) years, the first six (6) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    8. APPLICATION: To apply, please submit the following:
    a. A detailed and updated CV,
    b. Names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three references;
    c. Certified copies of degrees, diplomas and other academic certificates

    The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 79,903.40 inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff of the commission, and US$ 68,299.81 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the commission.

    Applications must be received not later than 12th October 2010 should be addressed to:
    The Director of Administration and Human Resource Development
    AU Commission
    P.O. Box 3243
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430
  2. Pascal Mayalla

    Pascal Mayalla JF-Expert Member

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    Wandugu kazi hiyo, take home yake ni Millioni 10 kwa mwezi!, on top of that, unapewa nyumba bure, gari bure, matibabu bure, kupiga simu bure, trips kibao, allowance ya mke na watoto chini ya miaka 18 mpaka kufikia 4, shule ya watoto unalipiwa international school.
    yaani wee acha tuu!

    Sifa ndio hizo, Watanzania wengi wanazo, tatizo letu sisi Watanzania, huwa hatujiamini, hivyo hatuombi hizi kazi!,

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    Mkubwa tatizo kubwa la sisi wa tanzania nikiwemo, Tukisikia unapewa nyumba bure, gari bure, matibabu bure, kupiga simu bure, trips kibao tunachachawa baadaye tunakuja kufa masikini kisa kukaa kwenye mijumba na anasa nyingi baadaye kifo cha mende. Mzee naona umepagawa na mabo ya hichi bure kile full Utaishia kwenye FREEMANSON GROUPS WEWE.

    jamani hebu tukae tufikirie sisi leo ni vijana kesho wazee kama leo umekula raha za mshahara nono uliyokufanya usahau shida kesho waliyokuajiri watakuacha, utakula Tangazo la JF? acha kusifia Ofa sifia utajipanga vipi katika mshahara utakaopewa na siyo OFA.

    Si unaona ardhi imepewa ofa ya kupokea mvua madhara yake inamomonyoka mkaka?
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    Matarese JF-Expert Member

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    · Computer Literacy skills: WordPerfect for Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
    Du jamaa bado wanatumia wordperfect mpaka leo!