African Union Recruitment For Secretary – Apply Here

African Union Recruitment For Secretary – Apply Here. African Union is now inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Secretary. Interested persons should see how to apply and the requirements below.

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

Applications are invited to fill the position below:

Job Title: Secretary

Requisition ID: 1517
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Director, HRM
Directorate/Department: Human Resources Management
Job Grade: GSA4
Number of Positions: 3
Contract Type: Regular

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Job Description

  • To provide secretarial and clerical support services to the assigned supervisor or Department for its effective functioning.

Job Functions

  • Provides support for the provision of logistical arrangements, activity implementation and provision of updates.
  • Liaises effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keeps diary of Director and informs him/her accordingly and timeously
  • Receives and maintains proper correspondence at the Directorate
  • Prompts action on correspondence and other routine matters
  • Maintains good computer file naming procedures.
  • Follow up meeting decisions and correspondence outcomes and ensure their implementation.
  • Prepares draft routine office communication and assist in compiling data and information for reporting purposes.
  • Contributes to the creation, improvement and maintenance of record and retrieval systems
  • Draft initial requests on provision and maintenance of office facilities and materials.
  • Prepares documents for meetings

Specific Responsibilities

  • Types and proof-read documents, reports, correspondences, messages, queries, as may be required by assigned supervisors
  • Keeps an up to date diary of appointments for supervisors and other senior staff of the division
  • Keep equipment in use in good condition and report on defects for maintenance and other necessary action
  • Provides day to day routine administrative supports to various work units of the assigned Department / Division / Units
  • Performs reception services where required
  • Drafts responses to routine correspondences for the signature of the supervisors
  • Receives guests/visitors/staff and provide them with basic information on relevant issues and procedures
  • Maintains a proper filing and records management system for all incoming and outgoing correspondences and documents
  • Answers and screens telephone calls/E-mail messages and ensure follow up with supervisors and partners
  • Performs any other relevant duty/responsibility assigned.

Requirements for African Union Recruitment For Secretary

Applicants should possess the following:

  • Diploma in Administrative Services, Office Management, Secretarial and Clerical related studies with 3 years of relevant secretarial experience in Public Sector or international organization
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Services, Office Management, Secretarial and Clerical related studies with 2 years’ relevant secretarial experience in any Public Sector or international organization;
  • Typing Speed: 50 words per minutes.

Required Skills:

  • Computer skills, including excellent word processing, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications experience in using programmes such as MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Communication ability both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Leadership Competencies:

  • Developing others.
  • Flexibility
  • Risk Awareness and Compliance.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating Clearly.

Functional Competencies:

  • Trouble shooting
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Task Focused
  • Continuous Improvement Awareness


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

Tenure of Appointment

  • 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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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


Indicative basic salary of US$ 12,834.00  (GSA4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  16,813.44   (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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 

2nd January, 2023.

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  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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