• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersEthiopia
  • Founded1963

African Union Commission (AU)

The advent of the African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid  the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to  promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify  cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial  integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the  framework of the United Nations. Indeed, as a  continental organization the OAU provided an effective forum that enabled all  Member States to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern to  the continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africa  effectively. Through the  OAU Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, the Continent worked and spoke as one with undivided determination in forging an international consensus in support of the liberation struggle and the fight against apartheid. The African Union (AU) is a union consisting of 55 African States. Established in 2001 in Addis Ababa, the main objectives of the AU were: To rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States To coordinate and intensify cooperation for development To safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations. The Organization African Unity (OAU) is a continental organization providing an effective forum that enables all member states to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern to the continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africa effectively. Through the OAU Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, the continent works and speaks as one undivided determination in forging an international consensus in support of the liberation struggle and the fight against apartheid. Vision of the African Union The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.” This vision of a new, forwardlooking, dynamic and integrated Africa will be fully realized through relentless struggle on several fronts and as a long-term endeavour. The African Union has shifted focus from supporting liberation movements in the erstwhile African territories under colonialism and apartheid, as envisaged by the OAU since 1963 and the Constitutive Act, to an organization spear-heading Africa’s development and integration.
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

532Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Human Rights Observer
    Burundi
  • Consultant: Women's Participation in Peace Operations
    Worldwide, Ethiopia

Staff at African Union Commission (AU) have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • environmental policy
  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation

Funders

  • ec

Countries

  • ethiopia
  • cameroon
  • uganda
  • zambia
  • kenya

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Experience

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Company Offices

  • Ethiopia (headquarters)
  • Addis Ababa
  • P.O. Box 3243 Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area)