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The African Union Training Specialist Vacancy Announcement in Algiers, Algeria

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a New Partnership Worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States to apply for the post of Training Specialist within the Peace and Security Department in Algiers, Algeria.

Post title: 
Training Specialist 
Post level: 
Unit: Training and Equipment
Immediate Supervisor: Director, African Centre for Research and Studies on Terrorism (ACRST)
Duty station: Algiers – Algeria
Ref: ACSRT-03/2010REG
Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist in the implementation of the Centre’s strategies and in developing training programmes;

  • Assist Member States in designing special prevention and counter-terrorism training programmes;
  • Supervise the technical staff and co-ordinate  partner activities to ensure that programme objectives are attained;
  • Supervise the distribution of materials and supplies for trainees, and co-ordinate training classes for prevention and counter-terrorism;
  • Work with partners and other key project managers to identify, implement and evaluate best practices in preparatory and continuous training, so as to make them available to stakeholders of the Centre;
  • Use data effectively and share information with stakeholders, as well as follow up and appraise information on special prevention and counter-terrorism training;
  • Assist in designing and developing training strategies that reflect threat status changes as well as national, regional and continental needs;
  • Supervise training, monitoring and evaluating activities relating to special prevention and counter-terrorism training;
  • Facilitate the coordination of equipment procurement with current and future training activities in a bid to ensure coherence in the approach and programme;
  • Prepare and present timely written reports and documents on special prevention and counter-terrorism training activities;
  • Establish contact and facilitate coordination with experts and researchers for the execution of special prevention and counter-terrorism training programmes;
  • Follow up the various training and programme implementation phases, in conjunction with ACRST and executing institutes;
  • Possess a vast knowledge of communication and security systems (information and physical safety);
  • Be able to organize workshops, seminars and symposiums;
  • Have a wide understanding and capacity to handle legal matters.
Qualifications required:
Candidates must have at least an international Bachelor’s Degree in science of education, philosophy, social sciences, management or related discipline.
Work experience
Candidates must possess several years’ working experience in the field of education and training, with most of them in security/law enforcement/military/paramilitary, preferably counter-terrorism.
Other relevant skills
  • Experience in implementing and/or managing educational programmes involving, preferably, training of trainers and/or policy reform components;
  • excellent writing and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent training and group facilitation skills, with due regard for cultural and gender issues;
  • Proven ability to work with a large number of persons, including local staff, international staff, government officials and local trainers;
  • Proven ability to respond promptly to a rapidly changing environment and to work comfortably in an often unstable security environment ;
  • Excellent report writing and drafting skills.
Language requirement:
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese) is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.
Age: Candidates must preferably be aged between 25 and 35 years.
Tenure of appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.
Equal opportunities: The African Union Commission is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following:
  • A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AUC;
  • A detailed and updated CV, stating the candidate’s nationality, age and sex;
  • Names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three references;
  • Certified copies of degrees, diplomas and other academic certificates.
Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$27,892.00 per annum, plus other related entitlements- e.g. Post adjustment (48% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($17,222.40 per annum), Education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc., in accordance with the rules governing internationally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.
Applications must be received not later than 23 August 2010 and should be addressed to:
The Director of Administration and Human Resource Development
AU Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430

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