VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER_ AFRICAN

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					       AFRICAN UNION                                   UNION AFRICAINE


                                                        UNIÃO AFRICANA

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

   VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
   OFFICER, AFRICAN UNION SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND
   RESEARCH COMMISSION, LAGOS-NIGERIA (P2).

The African Union (AU), established as a unique Pan African continental body, is
charged with spearheading Africa's rapid integration and sustainable
development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the
peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnerships
worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa the capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union Commission (AUC)
intends to build its capacity to deliver, among others, the implementation of its
organizational        structure        by       filling      up      vacancies.

The Commission is therefore inviting applicants who are citizens of Member
States of the African Union to apply for the position of Finance and
Administration Officer.


   1. Job Title:           Finance and Administration Officer, African
                           Union Scientific, Technical and Research
                           Commission, Lagos-Nigeria.
  2. Supervisor:           Executive Secretary, AU-STRC, Lagos
  3. Duty Station:         Lagos, Nigeria

  4.   Major Duties and Responsibilities

       a. To prepare a draft programme budget in consultation with the Head of
          the Regional Office;

       b. To process timely disbursement, adjustment, receipt vouchers and
          payroll and ensure that the proper cost centers are charged in
          accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules as well as the
          Staff Regulations and Rules;

       c. To check and process applications/claims relating to Staff Welfare and
          Benefits;
  d. To advise staff on policies, procedures, rules and regulations, rights,
     responsibilities, personnel problems, difficulties associated with work
     and entitlements, ensuring that all concerned have the correct
     understanding of AU staff rules and regulations for compliance;

  e. To assist in the negotiation of terms and conditions of medical
     insurance/assistance of staff and insurance of properties of the office
     with suitable companies;

  f. To ensure that programmes relating to social security and staff welfare
     schemes are implemented as approved by the competent authorities
     as a way of creating a conducive atmosphere for the staff in the office;

  g. To produce regular periodic status of allotments in order to monitor and
     control expenditure to avoid over expenditure;

  h. To safeguard the office’s assets. This includes but not limited to proper
     recording and reporting;

  i.   To prepare monthly financial returns to be sent to Headquarters before
       the 15th of the following month;

  j.   To prepare yearly financial report for the consolidated financial report;

  k. To implement all recommendations by internal and external auditors
     related to the improvement of administrative and financial
     management;

  l.   To assist in the overall management of Unit : personnel, budget
       performance, quality, discipline and training in conformity with relevant
       rules and procedures in force;

  m. To perform any other duty as may be assigned.

5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

               i.   Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in
              ii.   Accounting, Financial Management or Commerce. A
             iii.   professional qualification in Accounting such as CPA, CA,
             iv.    ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized Institution
              v.    will be an added advantage.
             vi.    A basic (at least diploma level) qualification in Business
                    Management and/ or Public Administration is essential.
            vii.    Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant
                    work experience in Accounting, Auditing and/ or
                    Financial Management of which at least 3 years
                    should be at middle management level.
            viii.   Experience working at an international level and with
                    international development agencies.
          ix.    Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication
                 skills.
           x.    Mastery (spoken and written) of any AU working language.
                 Knowledge of more than one AU working language will be
                 an added advantage.
          xi.    Knowledge of the African Union system will be an added
         xii.    advantage.
         xiii.   Computer Literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.)

    7. AGE: Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.

    8. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term
       contract for a period of three (3) years, of which 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.

REMUNERATION:    Indicative basic salary of US$23,243.00 per
annum plus other related entitlements- e.g. Post adjustment
(48% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($17,664 per
annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other
education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to
a maximum of US$6,500.00 per child per annum), etc for
internationally recruited staff of the commission.

    9. Application: To apply, please submit the following:

    a. A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the
       AUC.
    b. A detailed and updated CV indicating your nationality,
       age and gender.
    c. Names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three
       referees.
    d. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas


    10. Applications must be received not later that 27 November 2007
        and must be addressed to:

 THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE
                    DEVELOPMENT

                            AU Commission
                             Addis Ababa
                                Ethiopia
                             P.O.BOX 3243

                 FAX: 00251- 1- 525840/ 510430
                 E-Mail: au-recruits@africa-union.org