Senior Policy Officer – Energy

Senior Policy Officer – Energy

AU - African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project

Job Purpose:

To provide technical and professional support to the Head of Energy division in initiating formulation of programs, policies, guidelines and conducting research related to Fossil Energy-Oil and Gas and facilitate coordination of stakeholders and partners in the hydrocarbon sector.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate the formulation of policies, plans of action, programmes and project proposals relating to fossil energy (hydrocarbons) sub-sector;
  • Design policy guidelines to support Member States and RECs achieve inclusive growth by advocating transparency and accountability in hydrocarbons;
  • Facilitate the implementation and conduction of the monitoring, supervision and evaluation of hydrocarbons projects and programmes in the continent;
  • Prepare and coordinate studies and research in the areas of hydrocarbons;
  • Organize and service workshops, seminars and meetings on extractive resources matters;
  • Initiate programs of support to Regional Member States on Hydrocarbons governance policies;
  • Conduct the work of the Specialised Technical Committee(s) and Sub-Committees on hydrocarbons issues;
  • Maintain conducive working environment with RECs and other regional and international organizations with regards to hydrocarbons matters;
  • Produce and submit periodic reports on activities and specific missions; and Improve public participation in policies on hydrocarbons by conducting periodic multi-stakeholder advisory programs;
  • Manage partnerships by creating a conducive working environment and designing collaborative initiatives with RECs, key stakeholders, international organizations and advocacy groups in hydrocarbons sectors;
  • Coordinate gender mainstreaming initiatives hydrocarbons programs by guiding sector experts on best practice;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies

Functional Skills:

  • Policy development and analysis skills;
  • Computer skills especially the office applications;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and negotiating skills; and
  • Good planning and organizational skills.

Personal Abilities:

  • Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Capacity to analyze public policy trends as pertains to the hydrocarbon sector;
  • Ability to organize and motivate others;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environments;
  • Ability to engage effectively with global regional and advocacy groups in natural resources.

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Working knowledge of policy analysis and development and programme/project management, implementation and monitoring;
  • Extensive knowledge in managing initiatives to promote public policy dialogue in Hydrocarbons.

Qualifications and Work Experience required:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Petroleum (oil or gas) sector, economics, geology or equivalent qualification in hydrocarbons sector, with Seven (7) years of relevant progressive work experience of which three (3) years should have been at managerial or supervisory roles;
  • Candidates with a University Bachelor Degree in petroleum (oil or gas) sector, economics, geology or equivalent qualification in hydrocarbons sector, will be considered provided they have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant progressive work experience of which five (5) years should have been at managerial or supervisory level.

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese);
  • Knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.

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