Communication and Database Officer at the African Union Recruitment

African Union Recruitment

African Union Recruitment portal is now open for interested candidates. This African Union job vacancy is open to all qualified candidates.

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).  We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena. Join African Union careers team today, and be part of our success story.



African Union RecruitmentAfrican Union Recruitment is to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication and Database Officer
Requisition ID: 852
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Organization Information
Reports to: Public Relations/ Information Officer
Directorate/Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P1
Number of Positions: 1
Contract  Type: Regular

Purpose of Job for African Union Recruitment

  • Provides technical support for the operations of the Communication and Complaints Database  in line with the ACHPR’s management information strategy

Main Functions for African Union Recruitment

  • Provides technical support in the preparation and implementation of programmes developed out of the ACHPR’s Strategic plan
  • Supports the development and implementation of the ACHPR’s promotional strategy
  • Prepares draft reports and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit
  • Generates reports in a timely manner for the Unit
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Prepares budgets for the Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.
  • Provides IT support for resource mobilization activities
  • Prepares guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.

Specific Responsibilities for African Union Recruitment

  • Analyzes existing data, and updates the database
  • Undertakes  monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Manages the electronic Database of communications related to ACHPR programmes
  • Updates and manages the Database of Communications considered by the Commission  with appropriate indexing, reflecting their current status
  • Maintains a proper record of all Communications submitted to the Commission
  • Develops an online system for tracking Communications
  • Uploads documents for dissemination on the ACHPR’s website
  • Manages subscriptions to other legal databases (e.g. Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw) to facilitate the research that underpins the legal work of the Commission
  • Manages multimedia and journalists database(s)
  • Develops and maintains web-based applications and databases (Oracle, SQL or MySQ)
  • Provides data processing services and specialized assistance in the use of applications and technological development;
  • Setup, Administer and Review Database backups and Archives
  • Undertakes User Security, Access Management and Audits
  • Conducts Database monitoring and Health management
  • Undertakes Database disaster recovery planning
  • Schedules and performs periodic reviews to harmonize data needs
  • Develops learning materials and trains staff members in new work methods and procedures,
  • Submits proposals for the formulation of policies related to the information management system,
  • Provides technical support (instructions and procedural manuals) for the implementation of approved work methods and procedures
  • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience for African Union Recruitment

  • Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Must have professional certificates in Database Management and Development, Web Development as well as Open Source Server Administration
  • Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous professional experience in the field of ICT
  • Must have minimum of two  (2) years working experience in Multimedia and Journalists Database Management
  • Knowledge of Database applications and Website Development is required
  • Working experience in communication and information department in multilateral, regional or international organization will also be an added advantage

Required Skills for African Union Recruitment:

  • Good knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Demonstrable leadership abilities
  • Strong mathematical analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good communication and planning skills
  • Excellent knowledge of international organizations
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations

Leadership Competencies for African Union Recruitment:

  • Strategic Insight..
  • Change Management..
  • Managing Risk..
  • Core Competencies
  • Building Relationships…
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules..
  • Learning Orientation..
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies for African Union Recruitment:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge Sharing…
  • Drive for Results…
  • Continuous improvement orientation…

Enure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration for African Union Recruitment
Indicative basic salary of US$ 25,523.00 (P11 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 13,248.00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

Application Closing Date for African Union Recruitment
20th December, 2021.

How to Apply for African Union Recruitment
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

If you think this post can be helpful to someone else, please share it on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or WhatsApp using the buttons below. Thank you


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here