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Policy Officer – Mediation (PAPS) – African Union Commission (AUC)

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African Union Commission (AUC)  is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Title:  

Policy Officer – Mediation (PAPS)

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $31,073.00

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Policy Officer – Mediation (PAPS)


  • Assists in following up on the activities of the division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.
  • Suggests new and expands on existing policy areas for planned research.
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas.
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Engages with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develops working relationships. Supports the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets.
  • Assists in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit/Division
  • Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the AU-MSU work plans and annual Program Budgets;
  • Assists the Unit in the preparation of correspondences, reports and working documents relating to the implementation of the KMF and overall programs activities of the Division;
  • Assists in developing mediation policies, strategies, operational plans, strategic plans and work plans for the Division;
  • Assists in developing and establishing the MSU as well as coordinating operational support to ongoing mediation efforts by the AU and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs).
  • Assists the policies, SOPs and other guidance documents are regularly reviewed, and implemented;
  • Assists on implementing capacity enhancement seminars, conferences and other familiarization sessions to assist mediators, their collaborators and AU staff;
  • Supports the development of expert capacity, standby and/or rosters to be deployed in support of AU-mediation and dialogue efforts;
  • Assists in the drafting of strategic documents on AU mediation efforts, as requested.
  • Assists in Establishing and promoting collaborative partnerships with the RECs/RMs and other relevant external partners, most notably, the UN, the EU and civil society;

Job Requirement:                       



  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, international relations, mediation, peace and conflict studies, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences studies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree 5 years of relevant experience. Or  Master’s Degree in similar studies with 2 years of relevant experience.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong drafting skill
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work across business units/geographies; culturally sensitive environment.

How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Deadline: 13, February, 2022.


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