We are seeking a Senior Policy Officer – Compliance to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a period of 12 months. This is a English speaking role and to be eligible to apply, you must be fluent in English (written and verbal) and be a African Citizen.
Duties and responsibilities
- To provide support to processes for enhancing compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (IHL/IHRL) and conduct and discipline in the African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations (PSOs)
- To provide support to the development and review of relevant policies, guidelines, SOPs and mechanisms for the implementation of the AU Compliance and Accountability Framework
- To support the African Union Work on Protection of Civilians in PSOs, including review of the draft Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians in AU PSOs – and its implementation subsequently
- To provide support to the development and implementation of relevant strategies for preventing misconduct and IHL-IHRL violations in AU PSO in consultation with other relevant AU department and offices
- To provide support to the development of guidelines for the conduct of risk assessment to pre-empt and prevent possible violations of IHL/IHRL and conduct and discipline in PSOs
- To provide support to capacity-building and awareness raising activities on AU Compliance and Accountability Framework
- To provide support to AU mandated and authorised missions in integrating the African Union policies into mission specific documents and processes
- To provide support in the development of implementation plans and mechanisms and providing training support on the AU Compliance and Accountability Framework as required in the missions
- To assist in enhancing coordination with AU PSOs and in responding, in a timely and efficient manner, to various requests from AU PSOs and prepare related correspondence as required
- To participate in relevant meetings and workshops specific aimed at facilitating development and review of mission documents
- To perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and experience
- An advanced University degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in International Humanitarian Law or International Human Rights law, political science or public administration, or other related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
- A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience. Previous experience with African Union and its peace support operations is highly desirable – particularly previous experience working on Human Rights and IHL issues and Compliance Frameworks of the AU and other similar and relevant organisations like the UN.
- Fluency in written and spoken English
Application procedures and CV registration: Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport. It is expected that you build a CV in our recruitment system by completing your personal information, education, professional work history, language skills, and other relevant sections in the fields available. Attached CV’s will not be reviewed.
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