The CEO will be responsible for providing general oversight of all APRM activities, managing the day-to-day operations, and assuring a smoothly functioning, efficient organization. The incumbent will ensure that a long-term strategy is in place to guide the organisation in achieving its objectives.

Key Strategic Challenges will include, amongst others:

§  Assuring program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation

§  Reporting to relevant APRM governance committees on organisational progress, providing information and answering for organisational progress and performance in delivering internal and external objectives and targets

§  Developing policy proposals for discussion and decision by the relevant APRM Committees

§  Ensuring that the organisation forges strong and effective partnerships to deliver its mission by establishing high level contacts in member states with government officials, the private sector, Professional  and Civil Society Organizations

§  Mobilizing resources from both participating countries and external strategic partners such as ECA, AfDB and UNDP

§  Ensuring the full implementation of the Host Country Agreement in close cooperation with the Ministry of International Relations of the Government of the Republic of South Africa

Qualifications & Professional Experience Required:

§  Master’s Degree in Economics/Social Sciences/Public Administration or relevant field

§  A minimum of 10 years’ experience working at a senior management level

§  Proven track record of leadership whilst operating at a strategic level

§  Extensive experience working at a national level and/or in  multilateral  and intergovernmental development institutions and organizations,  preferably in Africa

§  Solid knowledge of African development issues as well as Africa’s major collective programmes and initiatives aimed at promoting sustained growth and sustainable development in Africa

§  Extensive knowledge of the Constitutive Act of the African Union as well as the overall objectives of the APRM

§  Proven leadership ability & management skills

§  Ability to influence and negotiate at a high level on behalf of the organisation

§  Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages


Indicative basic salary US$ 73’646.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (57% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$ 26 496,00 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the African Union.

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