Head, Finance And Administration Division

Head, Finance And Administration
  • Full Time
  • Arusha

Africa Union Commission (AUC)

Head, Finance And Administration Division

Application is invited from the suitably qualified individuals for the vacant position of Head, Finance And Administration Division in African Court On Human And Peoples’ Rights by the Africa Union Commission (AUC) by the Africa Union Commission (AUC).

Interested candidates must possess all the listed requirements as well as being capable of carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities.

The African Court was established by virtue of Article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, adopted on 9 June 1998 and came into force on 25 January 2004. It is the first continental judicial body charged with the responsibility of ensuring the protection of human and peoples’ rights. The Court became operational in 2006 and its seat is in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania.


Director General Job Recruitment At AU

Director Human Resources Management

Interpreter/Translator – Portuguese, P4

Job Purpose

Ensure the development and implementation of financial, accounting, budgetary, and administrative management policies, strategies, procedures and optimize the use of human resources of the Court.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the President of the Court, and under the direct supervision of the Registrar, the Head, Finance, and Administration Division will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop management policies, strategies, and procedures, monitor their implementation, review their relevance, and take appropriate measures to optimize management of resources of the Court.
  • Coordinate and supervise all accounting transactions, the periodic production of management accounts and financial statements, activity reports, and programme management reports.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the budget of the Court.
  • Promote best management systems and practices, develop internal controls, as well as ensure transparency and the obligation to justify the expenditure.
  • Ensure the proper application of the Financial Rules and Regulations, Staff Regulations and Rules of the African Union, and policies and procedures of management established by the Court.
  • Oversee the timely payment of salaries, allowances, entitlements to members and Staff of the Court, payments to suppliers and other service providers, leveraging suitable technology and simplifying accounting processes
  • Liaise and consult with oversight bodies (the Board of External Auditors, African Union Commission, and the Court’s Offices of Internal Audit Services), ensure implementation of their recommendations as appropriate through recommendations for changes in policy and/or work procedures.
  • Ensure and guarantee the optimal management of human resources of the Court, among others, organize efficient actions of recruitment, training, annual performance evaluation, and administrative staff, in order to have continuously competent and motivated staff.
  • Coordinate and oversee the management of procurement, stores, travel, and transport services of the Court in accordance with AU procedures, financial
    rules and regulations.
  • Oversee and coordinate the activities of administrative services in order to provide required services to the Court.
  • Oversee the delivery of the required IT services to the Court.
  • Coordinate and direct the day-to-day work and activities of the entire Division.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have a minimum of a University Master’s degree in Accounting or in Finance or in Management or related fields. A relevant qualification in Human Resource Management or in Administration or in related fields or a relevant professional qualification in Finance or in Accounting will be an added advantage.

Work Experience

Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in a similar position, preferably in an international organization. Having experience in public relations, procurement, and transport issues will be an added

Other relevant skills:

  • Demonstrate professionalism and leadership abilities;
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to take initiatives and to direct;
  • Concentration, accuracy, and working under minimum supervision;
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations;
  • Capacity to manage a multicultural team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a
    multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent drafting skills in one of the African Union working languages;
  • Good planning, managing, and organizational skills;
  • Good knowledge of IPSAS;
  • Computer literacy (including good knowledge of ERP-SAP).

Language Requirement

Excellent command of the Portuguese and English languages or French language. Knowledge of any of the other AU languages will be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

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

Gender Mainstreaming

The African Court is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Indicative basic salary of US$50,746.00 per annum (grade P5 step 1) plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (1,860.00 US$ per month), education allowance (100% of school fees up to a maximum of US$10,000.00 per child per annum to a maximum of four children aged 21 years maximum), spouse allowance (5% of the basic salary), child allowance (US$250 per annum per child up to four children aged 21 years maximum), etc in accordance with the Rules and Regulations governing International Civil Servants of the African Union.

How To Apply For Head, Finance And Administration Division

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A letter stating the reasons for seeking employment with the Court;
  • A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age, and gender (comply with requirements for candidates wishing to apply for posts in the Court);
  • Names and contact details (including email address) of three referees;
  • Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Applications should be submitted not later than 30/04/2021 and should be addressed to the postal address or email indicated below:

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

P.O. Box. 6274

Arusha, Tanzania

Tel: +255 27 2970 430 /431/432/433/434

E-mail: humanresources@african-court.org


  • Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
  • Qualified nationals of countries least represented at the Court are encouraged
Distribution per Country Numbers
Algeria 1
Benin 2
Burkina Faso 1
Burundi 1
Cameroon 3
Chad 1
Ethiopia 2
Ghana 2
Guinea-Bissau 1
Ivory Coast 2
Kenya 2
Malawi 2
Mauritania 1
Mozambique 1
Rwanda 1
Senegal 1
South Africa 1
South Sudan 1
Sudan 1
Tanzania 3
Tunisia 1
Uganda 2
Zimbabwe 1
Total 34

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@african-court.org