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Welcome

We wish you a warm welcome to our AU Careers website, the AUC recognizes that its prime resources are its employees and it depends on their commitment and efforts for its continued prosperity and growth. AUC shall recruit, appoint, upgrade and develop those persons who best meet the requirements of a vacant position and who are able to contribute to the success of the Organisation through a comprehensive, pro-active and positive concept. The African Union Commission is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the rights of all candidates who apply and in the spirit of equal opportunity strongly encourages qualified African women to apply.

AU Careers is used for openings in all AUC jobs. You can learn how to apply, create your Profile and submit your application on-line. The Commission requests all applicants from AU Member States to send detailed CVs in accordance with the format indicated. The Commission further encourages all applicants to make all applications through the E-recruitment Web portal.

Click here to create and maintain a Personal History Profile (PHP), a special online resume database history with all the information the AUC needs to evaluate each candidate. You can use your Personal History Profile (PHP) to apply to vacancies on-line.

Headquarters Internship Programme

AUC provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an Internship at its Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Only applicants with a minimum First Degree will be considered. Please note that Internship within the Commission do not attract any form of remuneration. To apply for Internship please follow this link Apply for Internship.



Locally recruited positions

For jobs in the General Service and related categories, including those in the security. and safety, secretarial and other support positions, please check the AU career website and also contact the local office of the AUC in your country directly.



Strategic directions

The Vision


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".

The Mission


The mission of Commission is to become "An efficient and value-adding institution driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens" .

The values of the African Union Commission that guide and govern its functioning and operations are

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  1. Respect for diversity and team work.

  2. Think Africa above all.

  3. Transparency and accountability.

  4. Integrity and Impartiality.

  5. Efficiency and Professionalism.

  6. Information and Knwoledge sharing.

Who are we looking for to join our establishment

The people we are looking for should

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  1. Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge.

  2. Be motivated and have a strong commitment to the policies and programmes of AUC.

  3. Be able to work well in a multicultural Environment.

  4. Have working experience at national and/or international level.

  5. Be proficient in at least one of the official languages of the Organization (Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese) and have a working knowledge of a second. It is not mandatory to know more than one language however an additional languages are an asset.

Recruitment Principles

  1. We do not discriminate on any ground (race, creed or sex).

  2. We are committed to promoting diversity in our workforce.

  3. We aim to achieve a broad representation of member country nationals.

  4. We strive to provide an environment where the contribution of each individual is valued.

  5. Selection of staff is normally made on a competitive basis.

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What are the various employment profiles of our staff

AUC recruits staff on fixed-term, temporary basis or on a regular basis as when the need arises. Staff are grouped into two broad categories, Professional and General Service staff categories.


  1. Elected Officials (Group 1)

  2. Professional Staff (Group II)

  3. This category constitutes staff members responsible, among other things, for conceiving, planning, managing, supervising, monitoring, drafting and evaluating departmental activities. These comprise of technical staff who are responsible for, among other things, developing, implementing and supervising programme activities and staff members with specialized functions, such as revising, translating, interpreting, proof-reading, précis-writing and evaluating materials.

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  1. Political and Special Appointees

  2. General Service Staff (Group IV)

    • The General Service Staff category comprises of two groups

    • First Category (GSA)

    • Administrative, Clerical, Maintenance and Paramedical.

    • Second Category (GSB)

    • An Auxiliary to the first category and includes general service staff members responsible among other things for performing routine duties of maintenance.

  1. Other category

  2. Staff members on Short-term Contracts, Field Mission, Project and consultants.

What are the various types of appointments that we offer

  1. Regular Appointments
  2. These are appointments made in the first instance on a fixed-term contract for a period of three (3) years, the first twelve (12) months of which shall be considered probationary period and thereafter for renewable periods every two years subject to performance.

  3. Continuing Regular Appointments
  4. These are appointments made by the Organization to Staff Members who have satisfactorily completed five (5) years of service as Regular Staff. africanunionphoto The Organization shall ensure that the number of Continuing Staff Members shall not exceed fifty-one percent (51%) of the total number of regular staff of the Organization for each staff category taking into account the Staff Member country quotas.

  5. Fixed-term Appointments
  6. These are appointments made for a period not exceeding two years but not less than a year with terms and conditions of service specified in their contracts in accordance with AU Polity on recruitment.

  7. Short-term Appointment
  8. These are appointments made for a period not exceeding one year but less than three (3) months with terms and conditions of service specified in the contract in accordance with AU Policy on recruitment.

  9. Consultancy
  10. These are contracts for a period not exceeding three (3) months with terms and conditions of service specified in the contracts in accordance with AU Policy on recruitment.

  11. Special Services Appointment
  12. These are contracts of a limited duration and are renewable as and when necessary but not conferring on a staff member any full time commitment during its duration. The terms and conditions of service specified in the contracts in accordance with AU Policy on recruitment.

  13. Political and Special Appointments
  14. These are appointments made by Elected Officials for a duration not exceeding their term of office. The Political Appointee shall possess adequate knowledge of the working of the Union.

  15. General Service Categories
    • First Category (GSA), these include Administrative, clerical, maintenance and paramedical staff.

    • Second Category (GSB),This is an auxiliary to the First category. They are responsible for performing routine duties of maintenance.

How do I apply

You are strongly encouraged to apply only to an advertised vacancy notice for which you consider you are qualified and ensure you send the application before the deadline. Upon completion of the personal history form, online applications will be acknowledged via e-mail. To start the online application process, applicants are required to register online for a personal account. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the AUC personal history form provided. Once the personal history form has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The personal history form may be modified as necessary for future applications.

Please check your qualifications against the requirements displayed in the position description since only those applicants that meet the requirements will be considered. The Commission requests all applicants from AU Member States to always apply whenever their exists vacancies that they believe they are qualified for.

All applications must be received before the vacancy notice closing deadline.

Once an application has been submitted, it will be transmitted to the appropriate office for review.

Applying Online using the AUC e-Recruitment system will allow you to

  1. Create your own personal account for future visits.

  2. Return to view and update your personal history form at any time.

  3. Apply to more than one vacancy notice.

  4. Monitor the status of vacancy notices for which you have applied.

  5. Receive e-mail correspondence about vacancy notices for which you have applied.

  6. Complete all sections of the Personal History form.

  7. Click on 'Vacancies' at the top of the page.

  8. Select a vacancy of interest.

  9. Click Apply'.

  10. Read the verification of the application, respond to all questions (if applicable), Provide letter of motivation (if applicable), and submit your final application by clicking 'Apply'.

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Receipt of online applications will be confirmed via the email address you have provided. The email is not official confirmation of your application, only the vacancy appearing in your list is proof and confirmation.

For further information on an application, you may

  1. Click 'My Applications' in your personal profile to verify that the vacancy appears; this is your confirmation.

  2. Verify that your email address is correct by navigating to the 'Contact Info' section of your profile.

If neither the vacancy nor the confirmation appears, please resubmit your application following the procedures in 'Apply to Current Vacancies'.
If you are experiencing problems during either applying for a job or creating a PHP record, please contact the African Union Recruitment at au-recruits@africa-union.org and elaborate on the exact problem you are facing.

Current Vacancies at African Union Commision

E-recruitment is AUC main vacancy application portal, in order to be able to apply for a position all potential applicants will need to create a PHP database Record where they will enter among others your personal current and previous education and employment details


From the provided information AUC recruitment team will match the data against the currently applied for position to see if you meet the requirements. It is advised that you completely enter your data as partial data may lead to disqualification, in addition when entering employment and educational history please ensure you enter them in chronological order with the latest/current one being the first.


Please use the following link to access Our E-recruitment system and create a PHP record or update your current record. If you are already registered you can directly apply for any of the current jobs. Please note the Job Reference number as you may need to use it in the E-recruitment system to specify the job you are applying for.

Ref Posting Title Grade Duty Station Deadline Days Left View Apply For Job
372 PHARMACIST P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 04-29-2014 11 Yes Yes
373 DRUGS DISPENSER GSA 5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 04-29-2014 11 Yes Yes
374 HEAD CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND POST – CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION DIVISION (CMPCRD) P5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-06-2014 18 Yes Yes
375 HEAD, CONFLICT PREVENTION AND EARLY WARNING DIVISION P5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-06-2014 18 Yes Yes
376 ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR OF THE MONITORING FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY IN AFRICA (MESA) P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-12-2014 24 Yes Yes
402 SENIOR LEGAL EXPERT (PEACE AND SECURITY PROGRAMME) P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-12-2014 24 Yes Yes
403 SENIOR LEGAL EXPERT (JPA-INSTITUTIONAL & CAPACITY BUILDING) P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-12-2014 24 Yes Yes
377 SENIOR POLICY OFFICER, SPECIALIST IN INTEGRATED VECTORS AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASES, AU-PATTEC P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-13-2014 25 Yes Yes
378 POLICY OFFICER (FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION) P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-13-2014 25 Yes Yes
404 SAP FINANCE EXPERT P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-17-2014 29 Yes Yes
379 SENIOR POLICY OFFICER - INDUSTRY P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 05-18-2014 30 Yes Yes
387 ICT OFFICER P2 Banjul, Gambia 05-20-2014 32 Yes Yes
388 SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER (INSTITUTIONAL AND GENERAL LEGAL AFFAIRS) P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-11-2014 54 Yes Yes
389 LEGAL OFFICER (JUDICIAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS) P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-11-2014 54 Yes Yes
390 LEGAL OFFICER (ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE) P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-11-2014 54 Yes Yes
391 SENIOR BENEFITS OFFICER – AU PENSION FUND P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-11-2014 54 Yes Yes
392 SENIOR PROTOCOL OFFICER IN-CHARGE OF PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-11-2014 54 Yes Yes
393 PHYSICIAN (INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST). P4 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-15-2014 58 Yes Yes
394 INTERPRETER- ARABIC P4 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
395 INTERPRETER-ENGLISH P4 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
396 INTERPRETER-FRENCH P4 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
398 TRANSLATOR-ARABIC P3 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
399 TRANSLATOR-ENGLISH P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
400 TRANSLATOR-FRENCH P3 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
401 TRANSLATOR-PORTUGUESE P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or any regional Office 06-16-2014 59 Yes Yes
410 DIRECTOR OF PANVAC P5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-17-2014 60 Yes Yes
405 HEAD OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DIVISION P5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-18-2014 61 Yes Yes
406 SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER P3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-18-2014 61 Yes Yes
407 SECURITY GUARD SUPERVISOR GSA 5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-18-2014 61 Yes Yes
408 HEAD OF DIVISION, PARTNERSHIPS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION P5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-18-2014 61 Yes Yes
409 DESK OFFICER, NGO FORUMS ASSOCIATION P2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 06-18-2014 61 Yes Yes

African Union Commision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process if you are requested to send any form of money in regards to a job advert please contact au-recruits@africa-union.org.

All applications should be made through our E-recruitment system, any application channeled through other means will not be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I want to work for the AUC. Where can I send my application ?

  2. To apply, please visit our online recruitment database E-recruitment page where you can then create your Profile and submit your application online. The Commission request all applicants from AU Member States to send online detailed CVs in accordance with the format indicated. The Commission further encourages all applicants to forward their respective application directly to the address specified above.

  3. I have dual nationality status, which nationality will be considered for employment ?

  4. In the application form, specify preferred nationality as the nationality you want to be considered for, however you should have supporting papers notably a passport confirming your citizenship of the preferred nationality country.

  5. Can I apply for an internship ?

  6. The African Union provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To apply for internship please follow this link.

  7. As an Intern, Can I receive financial assistance from the AUC ?

  8. Financial aid is not available to interns through the AUC.

  9. How can I contribute to the work of the AUC ?

  10. The Organization accepts voluntary financial contributions if consistent with its aims and activities.

  11. I have a project to advance the goals of the African Union. Does the AUC offer financial, logistical or legal assistance ?

  12. No. Being an Organization of sovereign states, its resources are allocated only to programmes which have been officially approved by its members. However, there are several ways Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can collaborate with the AU on its activities.

  1. I have a school assignment about the AUC. Where can I find more information ?

  2. Please visit our website for more information about the AUC.

  3. Does the AUC offer scholarships ?

  4. The AU offers no general scholarship or student exchange programme.

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  1. What countries does the African Union Consider applications of it's citizens ?

  2. Based on it's mandate African Union will only consider applications from nationals of the following countries.

African Union Member StateCapital City
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Algiers
Republic of Angola Luanda
Republic of Benin Porto-Novo
Republic of Botswana Gaborone
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Republic of Burundi Bujumbura
Republic of Cabo Verde Praia
Republic of Cameroon Yaounde
Central African Republic Bangui
The Republic of Chad N'Djamena
Union of the Comoros Moroni
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa
Republic of Djibouti Djibouti
Arab Republic of Egypt Cairo
Republic of Equatorial Guinea Malabo
State of Eritrea Asmara
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Gabonese Republic Libreville
Republic of the Gambia Banjul
Republic of Ghana Accra
Republic of Guinea Conakry
Republic of Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Republic of Kenya Nairobi
Kingdom of Lesotho Maseru
Republic of Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Republic of Madagascar Antananarivo
Republic of Malawi Lilongwe
Republic of Mali Bamako
Republic of Mauritania Nouakchott
Republic of Mauritius Port Louis
Republic of Mozambique Maputo
Republic of Namibia Windhoek
Republic of Niger Niamey
Federal Republic of Nigeria Abuja
Republic of Rwanda Kigali
Republic Arab Saharawi Democratic Aauin
Democratic Republic of sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Republic of Senegal Dakar
Republic of Seychelles Victoria
Republic of Sierra Leone Freetown
Somali Republic Mogadishu
Republic of South AfricaPretoria(Executive) Bloemfontein (Judical) CapeTown(Legislative)
Republic of South Sudan Juba
Republic of The Sudan Khartoum
Kingdom of Swaziland Lobamba(royal and legislative) Mbabane (Administrative)
United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam(traditional capital) Dodoma (Location of legislature)
Togolese Republic Lome
Tunisian Republic Tunis
Republic of Uganda Kampala
Republic of Zambia Lusaka
Republic of Zimbabwe Harare


  1. I received an email from a AUC organization and/or a AUC official. Could this be a scam ?

  2. Some electronic messages may falsely state that they are issued by, or in association with, the African Union. See Official Warning from the AUC. Please be aware that the AUC does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.


    If you are in doubt please address your concerns to AUC Recruitment and we will confirm the authenticity of the communication.


  3. What are the minimum requirements for each job category ?

  4. Please before you apply for a vacancy ensure you meet the minimum requirements any application that does not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

GradeEducational QualificationMinimum Work Experience in Relevant FieldAge Preference
D1 Masters10 years of which 5 is at senior management level35-50
P6 Masters 10 years of which 3 is at senior management level 35-50
P5 Masters 10 years of which 5 is at senior management level 35-50
P4 Masters 10 years 35-50
P3 Masters 6 or 8 years depending on Educational qualification 30-45
P2 Bachelors 5 years 25-35
P1 Bachelors 3 years 25-35
GSA6 Diploma 10 years 30-50
GSA5 Diploma 5 years 25-35

Member States

The Commission will only consider applications for vaccancies from citizens of AU Member States listed below.

African Union Member StateCapital City
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Algiers
Republic of Angola Luanda
Republic of Benin Porto-Novo
Republic of Botswana Gaborone
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Republic of Burundi Bujumbura
Republic of Cabo Verde Praia
Republic of Cameroon Yaounde
Central African Republic Bangui
The Republic of Chad N'Djamena
Union of the Comoros Moroni
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa
Republic of Djibouti Djibouti
Arab Republic of Egypt Cairo
Republic of Equatorial Guinea Malabo
State of Eritrea Asmara
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Gabonese Republic Libreville
Republic of the Gambia Banjul
Republic of Ghana Accra
Republic of Guinea Conakry
Republic of Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Republic of Kenya Nairobi
Kingdom of Lesotho Maseru
Republic of Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Republic of Madagascar Antananarivo
Republic of Malawi Lilongwe
Republic of Mali Bamako
Republic of Mauritania Nouakchott
Republic of Mauritius Port Louis
Republic of Mozambique Maputo
Republic of Namibia Windhoek
Republic of Niger Niamey
Federal Republic of Nigeria Abuja
Republic of Rwanda Kigali
Republic Arab Saharawi Democratic Aauin
Democratic Republic of sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Republic of Senegal Dakar
Republic of Seychelles Victoria
Republic of Sierra Leone Freetown
Somali Republic Mogadishu
Republic of South AfricaPretoria(Executive) Bloemfontein (Judical) CapeTown(Legislative)
Republic of South Sudan Juba
Republic of The Sudan Khartoum
Kingdom of Swaziland Lobamba(royal and legislative) Mbabane (Administrative)
United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam(traditional capital) Dodoma (Location of legislature)
Togolese Republic Lome
Tunisian Republic Tunis
Republic of Uganda Kampala
Republic of Zambia Lusaka
Republic of Zimbabwe Harare

Staff Gallery

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Staff Testimonies

Read what our staff have to say about working with African Union Commision.

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Working in African Union is for me, one of the best experiences and most identifying of my professional career. In addition working in the recruiting team is even better; as it is one of the most delicate departments based on the responsibilities one has. Come share this experience with us, so that, together, we build the future of the African Union and Africa in general. Working in an institution of international renown such as the African Union Commission has allowed me to integrate and appreciate the ambitions of a strong, united and respected continent.. My job has been made more meaningful to me since joining the African Union Commission as my skills are appreciated and recognized. There is a positive energy generated by the professional work ethics, clear communication channels and good co staff and management relationship. Working in the African Union has given me great exposure and I feel proud to be a part of the people making a difference in the continent of African, particularly as I am working for the African Union Mission in Somali. The experience is unique as you get to work with people from across the continent with rich culture and values. I am Proudly African.

African Union Headquarters

P.O. Box 3243 Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area)

W21K19, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00

Fax:(251) 11 551 78 44

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