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African Union Commission - AUC

African Union Commission - AUC


Position: Committee of Intelligence and Security Services in Africa (CISSA) - Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary: US$ 61,023.00
Posted date: 11 months ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

Organization Information

Reports to: Chairperson

Directorate/Department: CISSA Liaison Unit

Division: CISSA

Number of Direct Reports: 4

Number of Indirect Reports: 0

Job Grade: P6

Contract Type: Regular

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Purpose of Job

To provide strategic leadership for the management, supervision, and coordination of activities of the Unit

Main Functions

  • Coordinates activities, supervises, and manages employees with regard to organization and performance evaluation.
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the Unit’s work plan in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises the design, plans, and execution of the Unit’s activities of the unit
  • Develops new and expands on existing activities as components of the strategies and policies designed for the unit.
  • Addresses problems arising in current approaches to the relevant area.
  • Supervises the engagement of stakeholders in designing and implementing strategies.
  • Represents the Organisation in activities related to the Unit’s mandate, as and when required.
  • Mobilizes funding to allow execution of planned activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensures the preparation of Intelligence and security reports and analytical papers on developments that could impact Africa and other regions.
  • Liaises between the AUC and the CISSA Secretariat and fosters cooperation with CISSA.
  • Receives, processes, and analyzes intelligence and security reports from the CISSA Secretariat for the Chairperson.
  • Coordinates with CISSA to identify better ways to facilitate and promote cooperation in information and Intelligence sharing within member states as well as improve capacity-building mechanisms for intelligence production.
  • Coordinates with CISSA and relevant departments of AUC to combat trans-national border crimes as well as support member states to develop policy and capacity to deal with these crimes.
  • Liaises and Fosters Cooperation with INTERPOL, UNODC, and other related partners in areas of sharing Intelligence to combat transnational organized crimes as they affect the African continent. Some of the crimes are terrorism, cybercrime, trafficking in drugs, small arms and persons; Environmental crimes, money laundering; etc.
  • Ensures the building of capacity of member states' services to combat these crimes.
  • Monitors and follows emerging threats and ongoing conflicts to advise the Chairperson as well as ensure the unit’s participation in African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) activities and its strengthening.
  • Coordinates with CISSA and Department of Political Affairs to promote good governance as well as provide timely Intelligence and analyses of pre and post-electoral situations of African countries holding elections.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Conflict Management, Law, Intelligence and Security Studies or related field from a recognized Institution with 14 years of proven experience in Intelligence & Security operations, with at least 7 years in a managerial and/or expert position and have at least 5 (five) years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience in the field of Prevention, Management, and Resolution of Conflicts in Africa are key requirements.

Required Skills

  • Leadership and innovation skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Communication, presentation, and report writing skills
  • Computing skills
  • Planning, budgeting, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in various doctrines of Intelligence Services and their modus operandi shall be an added advantages
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies

  • Building Relationships
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing:
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation


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 renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.


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$ 61,023.00 (P6 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 26,208.00 (per annum), 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.