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African Union Commission (AUC)

African Union Commission (AUC)

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Position: Travel Officer (AfCDC)
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Salary: An annual lump sum of $85,212.07
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Purpose of Job

The Travel Officer is expected to deliver an improved travel management service to business units at the Africa CDC. Thus, the incumbent is required to effectively and efficiently support the travel requirements of personnel traveling on official missions, travels related to staff benefits and official visitors traveling on behalf of Africa CDC.

Main Functions

This job involves the following main functions that are generally applicable for this category:

  • Assist in following up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggest new and expand on existing policy areas for planned research.
  • Contribute in conducting analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the respective Unit/Division and AU’s internal use.
  • Assist in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
  • Participate in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engage with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop working relationships. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets.
  • Assist in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programs related to the functioning of the Unit/Division
  • Provide technical support to internal and external stakeholders

Specific Responsibilities

  • Handle the day-to-day functions of the Travel Unit to coordinate travel-related matters within the Organ;
  • Serve as a focal person on the administration of all official mission and statutory travels
  • Calculate airfare, excess baggage entitlements, daily subsistence allowance for travelers;
  • Provide support to travel planning activities when required
  • Provide information to staff on the most economical and value-for-money routes and plan routings and itineraries accordingly;
  • Review travel claims and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy, validity, and conformity with AU rules prior to forwarding them to the Finance Section;
  • Coordinate with the Finance Section regarding reimbursement of travel expenses;
  • Institute controls in SAP towards ensuring that no claim is duplicated and that arrangements are made to collect charges for any deviation from the authorized itinerary.
  • Ensure that unused tickets are properly tracked, and funds are recovered;
  • Verify that services provided by the airline authorities are rendered satisfactory and in accordance with the contract before processing invoices for payment;
  • Advise substantive offices, and other relevant staff on arrival information;
  • Perform other duties as directed/requested.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Travel Management, Marketing Management, Business Administration Logistics, Transport Management, Accounting, , or related field OR Masters Degree in any of these areas of study with at least five (5) and two (2) years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Training and working experience in travel management tools such as Amadeus
  • Relevant training in travel, procurement, project management, or related fields from travel-centric entities (IATA, ICAO) is an advantage
  • Relevant work experience for the stated years should be in travel administration and management is required.
  • Experience with an airline or travel agency is an advantage.
  • Proven expertise in travel-related processing requirements and overall understanding of corporate travel management.
  • • Familiarity with AU or international organizations’ procedures and systems is an asset.•

Required Skills

  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
  • Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions
  • Creative thinking, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software (word processing, excel, Amadeus, SAP ERP)
  • Excellent writing, negotiating, analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Leadership Competencies

  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence

Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

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

LANGUAGES:

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

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 66,751.81 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.