African Union

The African Union, 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 Partnership Worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In seeking to attain this objective, the African Union intends to build its capacity to deliver, among others, the implementation of its organizational structure. In this pursuit, the African Union Commission invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for its Internship Program.

African Union External Vacancy Announcement

Job Position – Internship Program

Required Qualification and Experience
Education:Actively enrolled in at least the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program OR
Must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced/ post graduate (Masters) qualification in a related academic field;
Be nationals of a Member State of the African Union.
Be full time students currently enrolled in the final year of their Bachelors or graduate school program.
Be fluent in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French or Portuguese).
Be no more than thirty-two (32) years of age at the time of selection.
Possess the highest standard of moral conduct and integrity.
Have not been convicted of any serious criminal offence excluding minor traffic offences.
Prior work experience is not required for the internship positions.

Required Skills
•    Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)
•    Proficiency with e-mail and internet applications,
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
•    Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

Core Competencies
•    Ability to communicate clearly
•    Ability to write clearly and concisely
•    Be committed to work
•    Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment
•    Possess the highest standard of moral conduct and integrity

Focus Area
In general, interns assist in providing administrative and technical support for effective implementation of African Union programmes, projects and activities in its below Department/Directorates:

–    Cabinet of the Chairperson
–    Cabinet of the Deputy Chairperson
–    Office of the Director General
–    Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)
–    Economic Development, Trade, Industry, Mining (ETIM)
–    Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI)
–    Infrastructure and Energy (IE)
–    Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS)
–    Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS)
–    Human Resources Management (HRM)
–    Operations Support Services
–    Management Information Systems Division
–    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
–    Conference Management and Publications (CMP)
–    Office for Safety and Security Services
–    Citizens and Diaspora (CIDO)
–    Medical and Health Services
–    Financial Control Unit
–    Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery
–    Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
–    Quality Assurance and Control
–    Ethics, Integrity and Standards
–    Office of the Secretary to the Commission
–    Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC)
–    Office of Protocol
–    Partnership and Resource Mobilization
–    Women, Gender and Youth (WGY)
–    Information and Communication
–    Peace Fund Secretariat
–    New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

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