Head Of Ethics Division At African Union

African Union

A Head Of Ethics Division is wanted for employment at African Union.

Purpose of Job:

To provide strategic leadership for the ensuring high standards of integrity in work processes required by the African Union and the established policies and procedures. .

Main Functions:

  • Manages and supervises employees within the Division with regard to the department goals objectives including performance evaluation.
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the Department’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
  • Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensure implementation at division level
  • Manages risk within the Division and recommend mitigation strategies
  • Designs and plans policy programs to achieve the strategies.
  • Develops new and existing activities as components of the strategies and policies.
  • Addresses problems in arising to current approaches to relevant area.
  • Engages stakeholders in designing and implementing strategies.
  • Represents the Division and explains its position at conferences. 
  • Mobilises funding to execute strategies and activities.
  • Contributes to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitors budget execution at Division level.
  • Ensures creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression.

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Specific Responsibilities:

The Head of Ethics and Compliance has the following duties:

  • Coordinates and oversees the implementation of the AU’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and relevant policies.
  • Serves as focal person for Internal Ethics & improprieties, handling of allegations, complaints and conflict of interest.
  • Formulates, revises, and disseminates ethics related policies in accordance with the common standards of conduct prescribed for all African Union staff members
  • Monitors the observance of ethics related policies by staff members of AU.
  • Designs strategies and policies consistent with the AU’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area.
  • Designs policy programs to achieve these strategies, as well as procedures for the implementation of ethics policies
  • Oversees the organization of mandatory annual ethics training sessions, and ensures compliance with the Code and relevant African Union regulations and rules.
  • Develops and reviews relevant policies strategies to enhance ethical compliance in all union Organs.
  • Provides guidance on ethical compliance. 
  • Drafts Annual Ethics Report 
  • Participates in management meetings and provide ethical advice.
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The Head of Ethics and Compliance’s specific areas of responsibility are:

  • Implements ethics policies and provides guidance on ethical compliance
  • Receives, inquires and addresses complaints falling within the remit of the Ethics Office
  • Superintends ethical compliance with recruitment and procurement processes and reports to the Chief of Ethics;
  • Provides, in collaboration with the Chief of Ethics, the annual mandatory ethics training;
  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Ethics Office and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct;
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure compliance with relevant AU regulations and rules
  • Supervises Ethics Office staff members and report to the Chief of Ethics accordingly;
  • Prepares, in consultation with the Chief of Ethics, Office work plan and annual budget;
  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of implementation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct in the Union, relying on statistics of cases and maintains confidentiality of individual cases; 
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Ethics Office

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Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, Governance, Corporate Ethics or related field with 12 years post qualification relevant work experience out of which 7 years should be at a managerial level with 5 in a supervisory role.
  • Proven experience in policy formulation 

How To Send An Application For Ethics Division Head

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Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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