SE-AU Coordinator African Union - members of AU only

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Norwegian Capacity
Closing date: 1 Sep 2020

Since 2013 NORCAP has worked in partnership with the African Union Commission Peace and Security Department (PSD) to meet their growing demand for qualified and specialized civilian experts. NORCAP have supported peace and security initiatives specifically in the area of peace support operations, conflict prevention, and post-conflict reconstruction and development. Based on the AUC need of continued expertise support NORCAP is expanding the support within and beyond PSD, to also include governance and development. NORCAP and the AUC work together in choosing deployments that will further the work of the AU towards Agenda 2063.


  • Coordinate the deployees to the Director of Peace and Security Department (PSD)
  • Function as a link between the director’s office and NORCAP on issues related to the SE-AU deployments
  • Guide receiving units on the role and purpose of deployees
  • Support NORCAP Project Manager in planning, implementation and reporting of the SE-AU project
  • Assist Project Manager interactions with the different AUC department and divisions
  • Approach donors and draft proposal for expansion of the SE-AU project
  • Act as a link between African Union Commission and Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Collate and organise deployment requests
  • Welcome, support and guide deployees
  • Assist in recruitment processes for new deployments
  • Assist with set up, prepare and participate in AU-SE coordination meetings


  • Holder of a African Union Member nation citizenship

  • Relevant University degree or equivalent qualification combined with relevant professional experience from a multicultural work environment

  • Documented results in support services and coordination

  • An understanding of Project Cycle Management

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of AUC including strategic priorities and organizational setup is a clear advantage

  • Knowledge of the context of Rapid Secondement Mechanism is an asset

  • Excellent writing, negotiating, analytical and communication skills

  • Capacity to deal with different actors including leaders and managers at different levels

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • A good sense of humor
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic and Portuguese) is a must. Knowledge of a second or all of the other working languages would be an added advantage

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