Senior HR Generalist (AfCFTA) at African Union

African Union

There is a job vacancy for the position of Senior HR Generalist (AfCFTA) at African Union.

Purpose of Job

At African Union, the Senior HR Generalist (AfCFTA) will enable AfCFTA to achieve objectives in its various Departments and Directorates.

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Main Functions

  • Supervise the execution of the end to end recruitment and the on-boarding processes as per the AU policies and manuals in a timely manner to secure effective staffing to the organization 
  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant for the division and directorate.
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the division/directorate’s support to AfCFTA 
  • Contribute to the development of the departmental strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
  • Involve in HR negotiations when needed.
  • Foster and ensure implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to strategic partnerships.
  • Support the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
  • Develop training materials and provide on-the-job training required on regular basis and in a systematic manner to maintain the optimum level of performance of the unit.
  • Provide technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to system -Implementation projects and maintenance.

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Specific Responsibilities:

HR Planning and Organizational Development:

  • Contribute in the development and implementation of the AfCFTA HR strategy and initiatives.
  • Leads the design, development and implementations of programmes, policies, strategies, procedures and processes to meet current and evolving organizational development needs and goals
  • Prepare training and create awareness strategies about the HR strategy to ensure that it is communicated to all staff and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with the Human Resources Team in developing tools to monitor the key Human resources strategies and deliverables including SOPs and SLAs.
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Recruitment and Selection:

  • Provide professional expertise and design, develop and implement the talent acquisition strategy inclusive of employer branding that is aligned to the Directorate’s strategy and is required to achieve organization goals and results.
  • Design and define approaches, standard operating procedures, guidelines and up to date tools used in recruitment processes.
  • Oversee preparation of vacancy announcement and ensure effective and cost-efficient use of AU advertisement platforms by conduct data analysis on the impact of the use of various platforms in meeting targets; 
  • Oversee short-listing and interview processes and ensures compliance to set practices and guidelines.
  • Oversee and ensure timely preparation of correspondences, documents required for recruitment, appointment, upgrading, promotion, transfer and other relevant requests until approval and timely committees meeting organization;
  • Oversee on-boarding of recruited personnel in a timely manner, and maintenance of a roster database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to talent management needs.

Performance and Culture Management:

  • Design, develops and support organization-wide programs and activities that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management; 
  • Develops the AfCFTA corporate culture in line with the organization’s vision, values to provide clear accountability and decision making; 
  • Promotion of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion programmes within the AfCFTA Secretariat
  • Manages the maintenance and execution of the performance management system including up to date job descriptions, standards of performance and performance evaluation instruments
  • Provide day-to-day performance management support and guidance to line managers and staff through one to one meeting, coaching, counselling, career development session as well as through remedial actions;
  • Conduct regular meetings with respective client departments/Organs and work closely with management and employee to provide guidance on interpretation of HR rules and policies, improve work relationships, build morale and increase productivity and retention.
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Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration or Public Administration with 10 years of progressive responsibility experience in Human resources management or recruitment out of which 6 years at as a generalists/expert level and at least 3 years at supervisory level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business or Public Administration with 12 years of progressive responsibility experience in Human Resources Management or Organizational Development in an international, regional or national organization out of which 6 years as a generalists/expert level and at least 3 years at supervisory level
  • HR Professional certifications is an added value
  • Proven use (or certification) in Competency Based Interview will be an added advantage
  • Proven use of Psychometrics batteries (or certification) will be an added advantage
  • Proven use of Application Tracking System (ATS).
  • The knowledge of SAP SuccessFactors will be an added advantage
Required Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development 
  • Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

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Closing Date: December 12, 2022.

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