Senior Country Review Officer – Economic Governance (APRM)

March 1, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

the African Union (AU)

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Country Review Officer – Economic Governance (APRM)
Requisition ID: 1648
Location: Midrand, South Africa 
Reports to: Reginal Coordinators
Directorate/Department/Organ: African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Division: Country Review and Assessment
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Job Grade: P3
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Purpose of Job

To provide technical leadership in carrying out competent assessment of the economic governance and management situation in individual African countries, including their compliance with agreed norms and standards contained in the Declaration on Political, Economic and Corporate Governance.

Main Functions

Provides technical support in the preparation and implementation of programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan
Ensures effective coordination and implementation at various levels
Liaises with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and other stakeholders on relevant matters
Prepares and develops reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Division
Provides technical support for the development of resource mobilization strategy with stakeholders coordination
Manages and supervises employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation.
Conducts complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use.
Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
Prepares budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.
Actively contributes to the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans

Specific Responsibilities

Prepares and maintains information on standards and codes listed in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance, as they relate to Economic Governance and Management in individual member states;
Oversees the development of indicators related to Economic Governance and Management;
Organises the compilation of relevant data and information on such aspects as policies to promote sustainable development, and their reliability and credibility; management of public finance, and economic integration policies, programmes and projects;
Provides up to date information on countries preparing for or engaged in review processes with respect to their economic situations and policies, including measures to achieve higher and broad-based economic growth, and sustainable development.    
Organises the provision of necessary inputs to the preparatory process of country reviews, as they relate to EGM, including drafting of relevant documents such as Background Papers and Issues Papers;
Participates in the selection of experts in Economic Governance and Management to be recruited as team members of the Country Review Mission (CRM);
Participates in the country review process and provide the CRM with relevant economic expertise;
Organises, prepares and provides the necessary inputs to the workshops, seminars, etc on experiences sharing as they relate to EGM.
Liaising with relevant stakeholders in member states to advance economic governance principles and practices.
Organises technical meetings with stakeholders in the area of Economic Governance and Management
Provides professional leadership and/or mentor and supervises the work of junior officers, contract staff, etc.
Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
Contributes to activities related to budget funding proposals, (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports.
Performs other duties as required

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

Master’s Degree in Economics, Macroeconomics, International trade, Public finance or related fields with 7 years experience in a related area of which 3 should be at expert level


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Macroeconomics, International trade, Public finance or related fields with 10 years experience in a related area of which 3 should be at expert level

Required Skills:

Be familiar with the African Union, in particular the purpose and objectives of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process as a whole, and specifically with global and regional development goals;
Proven professional experience  in the field of economic governance on economic issues preferably in an African context.
Demonstrated track record in micro, macro- economics and policy analysis
Political economy analysis and the interplay between governance and economics
Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in multi-cultural environments.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to establish and foster successful partnerships and collaborations.
Ability to identify strategic opportunities for achieving the agenda of the Department. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, manage risks and monitor implementation.
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
Have a full knowledge of computer systems, including internet navigation and main Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrate excellent analytical skills and drafting ability.


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

Leadership Competencies:

Strategic Insight
Developing Others
Change Management
Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

Building Relationship
Foster Accountability Culture
Learning Orientation
Communicating with Influence

Functional Competencies

Conceptual Thinking
Job Knowledge and information sharing
Drive for Result
Continuous Improvement Orientation

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$  37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 21,832.68 (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.
Application Closing Date
28th March, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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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