Policy Officer - Industry

Policy Officer - Industry

AU - African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose

Provide technical and professional support on the development and promotion strategies, policies, programs and other initiatives regarding industrial development in Africa as initiated by the Department of Trade and Project Industry.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of program activities that promote industrial development in Africa;
  • Contribute to the formulation of policies and programs for the development of industrial capacity of AU Member States;
  • Conduct policy analysis in the field of industrial development, particularly with regard to policies and programs of RECs, and the regional specialized institutions;
  • Provide advice and support to the Head of division and the Senior Policy officer on matters related to industrial development;
  • Provide technical support to AU Member States in the formulation and implementation of national industrial policies and programs;
  • Provide assistant to Member States in promoting joint industrial projects through the development of policy proposals, plans of action and programs;
  • Initiate policy papers for the Conference of Ministers of Industry and other policy organs of the African Union;
  • Develop and maintain statistics and database for industry development and other relevant economic areas;
  • Establish mechanisms for the exchange of information in industrial production among Member states and between Member States and the AU Commission;
  • Represent the AU in international conferences, workshops and other meetings related to industrial development;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

Educational Qualifications, Professional work experience

  • Candidates must have a first university degree in Economics, Development Economics, Business Law, administration and Management or related fields;
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of relevant working experience. Experience in Industrial development policy of a Member State, REC, International organization and other relevant organizations is required; OR
  • Candidates must have a diploma in Economics, Development Economics, Business Law, administration and Management or related fields;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience. Experience in Industrial development policy of a Member State, REC, International organization and other relevant organizations is required.

Required Skills and Competencies

Functional Skills:

  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Highly developed advocacy and networking skills.

Requirements:

  • Good communication and negotiating skills;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Computer skills.

Personal Abilities:

  • Ability to work harmoniously with Member States and International institutions;
  • able to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to build partnership and mobilize resources;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others.

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the industrial development in Africa;
  • Experience in policy dialogue at the international level;
  • Experience working at an international level and with international development agencies, working with Regional Economic Communities and Knowledge of the African Union systems will be an added advantage;
  • Proven experience in policy development and analysis;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in policy and/or sector development.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

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