Senior Liaison Officer at the African Union

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Senior Liaison Officer at the African Union


The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (, 1963-1999).  We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Senior Liaison Officer

Requisition ID: 801

Locations: Rabat – Morocco, Bamako – Mali, Khartoum – Sudan

Organization: African Union Commission – AUC

to: Deputy Director

Directorate / Department : African Observatory / Center / HHS, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration, Bamako, Mali, Continental Operational Centre in Khartoum, Sudan.

Division: Office of the Deputy Director

Job Grade: P3

Contract  Type: Regular

Number of Positions: 3

Purpose of Job

  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Senior Liaison Officer is responsible for liaising between the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in Ababa and the Observatory / Center / Center in addition to facilitating coordination with partners and stakeholders.
  • The Senior Liaison Officer is also responsible for building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships, between the Observatory / Center and other agencies and organizations.

Main Functions

  • Represent the Observatory / Center at meetings with partners.
  • Develop and foster relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Act as a point for the Observatory / Center with outside organizations and agencies.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise between the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in Ababa and the Observatory / Center in Rabat with respect to administrative and programmatic activities of the Observatory / Center.
  • Disseminate information in a variety of formats, conveying complex information to end users.
  • Compile against annual work-plans and recommend changes to activities, projects and individual/team performance as appropriate to achieve and programme objectives.
  • Coordinate the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Observatory/Center with the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (AMERT System).
  • Compile about particular incidents, events, or updates about important issues for the Observatory / Center.
  • Maintain list of partnership on the field.  
  • Assist the Deputy Director on the resources mobilization for the implementation of the programs and activities of partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center.
  • Facilitate the visibility of migration data and the access of users to the information on migration, as well as meetings/cooperation to maintain cordial relations with partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy  Director
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Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master’s in Social Sciences, Law, Public or International Relations or other related disciplines.


A Bachelor’s Degree in the same fields of study

  • Seven (7) and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience for Masters and Bachelor degree holders respectively with three (3) years’ experience at expert level.
  • Relevant work experience refers to liaising with governments, donors and other stakeholders at a senior level, program coordination and resource mobilization; planning and implementing programs / projects.
  • An understanding of the African migration landscape.
  • Proven experience interacting with partner agencies.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting strategic documents and for executive level consumption and / or peer review.

Required Skills:

  • Inter-personal skills, including experience in interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to build strong collaborative relationships with governments and partners.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Strong analytical skills and a practical and strategic approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Personal commitment, goal oriented and drive for results, flexibility and respect for diversity.    
  • Ability to in a multicultural environment.
  • level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • A practical and strategic approach to work
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement programmes.
  • A client-oriented attitude
  • Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships
  • Self- with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment
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Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Enure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years , subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.
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Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.


  • Indicative basic salary of US$ $37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment Rabat, Morocco Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum),Bamako, Mali Post adjustment (52% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum),Khartoum, Sudan Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ $20,097.00  (per annum); housing allowance for locally recruited staff shall be 30% of basic salary, and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.



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