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My story changed when I met Uche. ‘Sister achorom izuta ihe orii, azu na ndi ozo na efrata oha ofe, someone said to me. I looked up when I heard the voice. I was reading Dan brown’s Angels and Demons.

I dropped my book SO as to attend to the man. A middle-aged man with salt and pepper hair stood in front of me. I first wondered why a man of his age would want to buy ingredients for soup then I figured he might be buying it for his wife. As a matter of fact that was not even my business. I attended to him and sold all he needed to him then he left for his car.

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He was almost there when he came back to ask me how to prepare the soup. I laughed mockingly at him. ‘Why would you want to buy ingredients for what you cannot cook? Can’t your wife do it? Did I hear you say wife? I’m not married that’s why.’ Hmm, Igbo men and their style of marrying late. Igbo people and their style of cutting off a man’s head with bride price and wedding cost, he replied.

‘After all you are also an Igbo man,’ I replied, laughing at his joke. And I think I might not get married to an lgbo girl because the truth is I’m really getting old and getting tired of eating out. Maybe I will marry one of these ‘ngbati ngbati’ girls for cheap or free, and then teach her how to cook proper Igbo meals.

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That’s all” ‘And she will feed you with Amala and Ewedu instead. That’s all!” We both laughed at our jokes. But jokes apart, can you give me your number so I can call and ask for instructions on how to cook my soup? It won’t be nice to ruin everything. I wouldn’t bother myself with this if I could find a place to eat a proper Igbo meal but this Ibadan is full of Amala joints’ I gave him my number because he meant no harm and seemed very friendly.

He didn’t just call as I expected. His call was for virtually as long as the meal remained on fire and I gave him instructions on how to cook his soup as best as I could. He kept calling back every other minute to ask for one thing or another. I was so glad when the calls stopped coming.

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He later called back at night to thank me. Uche became my regular customer and we became close friends in little time. I found out he was an auto dealer who just moved to Ibadan because there were too many auto dealers in Lagos, and as he claimed, he was not making much profit in Lagos.

He lived alone in a well-furnished two bedroom flat at Iyanganku and invited me over a couple of times but I always turned down his offers. I knew where he was driving at and decided to keep him at bay. I intended that our friendship remained a platonic one. I told him all about Jamal and Beauty, pointing out that I was not ready to make another mistake.

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Mum on her part saw nothing wrong in my dating and getting married to Uche. She felt it was an opportunity to find myself a man, and a father for Beauty before she grew older. Mum kept pushing hard until I started considering giving it a trial. I’d not seen or heard from Jamal in over three years. Beauty would be three years old in a few months and she needed someone to call daddy.

As predicted by Uche, his business was doing fine in Ibadan, far better than it did in Lagos. I knew I could settle down with him if not for his other side. Though Uche was a nice and lovely man, very friendly to be with, he was short-fused and easily angered. I was glad I didn’t give in finally else I would be in a situation I wouldn’t have liked. Beauty and I paid Uche a visit on a weekend as we usually do. I had planned on going to bed with him on that weekend because he had been pestering me for sex, but I wanted to take my time before going to bed with him.

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Though the urge to go to bed with him was strong, I held on tight. On that Saturday afternoon, Beauty was playing with the DSTV remote control. She didn’t particularly like Uche and had not stopped throwing her tantrums much.

I was told her xenophobic traits would wear off as she grew up but it actually didn’t. Uche on his part disliked how Beauty cried all the time. He usually told me not to bring Beauty along anytime I was coming to his house but I told him if he really wanted to marry me, he should be prepared to accept me with my child. That day, Beauty kept up her crying. Unexpectedly, Uche burst out of the room where he was receiving a phone call.

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Apparently Beauty was disturbing him. With no indication of what he was going to do, he raised his hand and hit beauty very hard on her back with the intention of sending her into the room. He hit Beauty so hard that the poor girl helped and ran out of the apartment instead. I was so scared that I quickly left what I was doing in the kitchen and ran after my little girl.

When I got outside, Beauty was sitting on the floor by the gate hugging herself, and crying at the top of her voice. If Beauty’s voice sounded like a megaphone when she was just three months old, now her voice was as loud as amplified speakers used in concerts.

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I started consoling her to stop crying, trying my best to cajole her to come back into the apartment but she refused. I decided to apply force so I smacked her for being naughty and dragged her in. “Maybe we shall eat beauty when you burn the whole food in the house,’ Uche said to me when we entered. I was unaware that I’d spent a lot of time outside with Beauty and the meat I was cooking was already burning.

I ignored Uche and ran into the kitchen. On getting there, the meat was badly burnt and no longer edible. I couldn’t help wondering why he would be in the sitting room, must have perceived the smell of burning meat, but did not get up to take a look at it or call my attention to it. Uche I will have to go to the market to get another meat because the one on fire is burnt,’ I said to him. I wasn’t expecting him to flare up, but he did.

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He didn’t just flare up; he went into a rage threatening to beat me up if I didn’t produce soup with the meat he bought with his money at that moment. The fact was I couldn’t use the burnt meat to cook, but he would not listen. He went to the door and locked it up.

Though he had fomented troubles and got mad at me, it was not as intense as that day. So as to avoid his trouble, I got the spare key he gave me, picked up a few of my things and called Beauty. Uche was engrossed in watching the TV believing I was still in the room but when he saw me leaving with Beauty, he pounced on me without notice, pulling me back in.

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I struggled with him and would have fought on but a smack to the back and a stinging slap from behind stopped me by the doorstep. ‘Get back in! Do you think I’m joking with you?” he roared. At that point I knew things might really get out of hand.

I simply went back into the second room with my daughter, locked myself in and called mum. I told her to quickly report the matter at Iyanganku police station. I just wanted to take precautions in case Uche did the unexpected. Expectedly, he did the unexpected.

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He came to the door and started banging hard. I was lucky that the door had a key lock and a bolt. Uche was hitting the door with an object, trying to break it down and threatening to beat the hell out of me if I didn’t open the door. Beauty didn’t help matters because she was crying and screaming at the top of her voice.

The noise and tension were dríving me crazy. I had started crying uncontrollably by the time the police arrived with my mum. I was glad when I was saved from the lion’s den. After that it was history with Uche, or any other man. I’m glad that I was yet to go to bed with him before he did what he did. Uche was bailed from the police cell by his friend Anuforo, a lawyer based in Lagos.

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After his bail, Anuforo came to me on many occasions to apologise on his behalf. He wanted me to accept him back into my life but I declined. Anuforo eventually gave up hope of getting me to forgive his friend, and decided to return to Lagos the next day, Sunday. I had an interview in Lagos on Tuesday morning so I asked Anuforo if I could follow him in order to cut the cost of transportation and travel comfortably.

I knew beauty was going to give mum a hell of a hard time but I really needed the job so I left with Anuforo on Sunday evening. I wouldn’t have agreed to follow Anuforo if he hadn’t promised me a safe place to stay in Lagos. On getting there, Anuforo’s apartment was a room and parlour in Okota. I told him that I would not pass the night there because it was not right. However, he assured me that he would sleep in the sitting room while I slept in his bedroom.

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Trusting him, I accepted. That night while watching News on TV, Anuforo took my curriculum vitae and sent it to a friend of his who had told him there was a job opening at Super Saddle, a fast growing manufacturing company. He said I should make sureI went there the next Wednesday for an interview.

I had to call mum to update her about the new development and tell her that I wouldn’t be able to make it back to Ibadan on Tuesday. The job interview on Tuesday went smoothly, at least according to me. There were over one hundred candidates who sat for the interview and we were asked to leave and expect a call from the company after the interview.

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By the time I left Victoria Island for Okota that evening, I was very tired. To cap it all, there was a heavy traffic on the road and I was getting really late. ‘I pray there won’t be traffic again tomorrow o!’ I said, unaware thatI actually spoke out my thought.

The passenger beside me started laughing, Auntie, e be like say you be JJC. Na everyday go-slow dey catch for here o. So make you no pray because your prayer no go answer’. To  and behold, traffic was worse the next day.

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To make matters worse, I was more tired than the previous day. I was told to wait for one of the supervisors who demanded to see me after the interview. He was in a meeting when I finished the interview and I had to wait for another five hours. After waiting till 7:30 pm, I left with the hope of returning early the next day. I believed I’d tried my best waiting for the supervisor whom I assumed to be Mr. Anuforo’s friend. It was 9:45 when I got to Anuforo’s home.

He had slept off on his couch with the TV on, obviously waiting for the News to start on TV. I woke him up but he just answered sleepily so I left him and went straight to bhave a bath. I couldn’t even eat nor do anything else. I just dropped on the bed like a log of wood, and slept off. Normally I’m a light sleeper and would wake up if disturbed by a little noise, but it was not so that night or morning rather because it was 4:15 AM. At that moment, I noticed a gentle touch on me.

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I stirred, and opened my eyes. The figure was already on me, and my nightgown had been peeled off. I wore no bra but slept with my pants because I was expecting my menstrual period.

Normally I don’t sleep with my pants or bra on. To my dismay Anuforo was trying to rape me. Screamed and pushed him off. He tried to pin me down, telling me to calm down. Apparently he had taken me for a weakling, I relaxed a bit, giving him a little edge as he groped my breast with one hand and reached for my pants with the other then I shoved him off with all my strength.

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He fell off on his back. Instantly I sprang up and ran out of the room straight to his kitchen to grab a knife. He came after me but he was too late. By the time he got there, his kitchen knife and an empty bottle of coca cola were waiting as weapons to be used on him.

 Realising what was at stake; he let me be and left the kitchen. I quickly locked the door behind him and remained there till daylight. Though Anuforo came more than once to knock on the kitchen door to apologise for his uncouth and barbaric behaviour, I waited till it was 9:00 am when I was sure he would have left for work before venturing out. To me, his friend was better than him. Despite having a bad temper, Uche was a nice and caring man.

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I quickly had my bath and prepared to return to Ibadan. I’d missed my daughter so much and was sure she must have given mum a torrid time but then again mum remained one of the only persons Beauty could still tolerate.

I locked Anuforo’s door, and hid his key under the foot mat at the doorstep knowing he would find it there when he returned from work. I had already boarded a bus to Ibadan at the Oshodi under bridge garage when I remembered that I had not seen the supervisor who asked me to see him at Super Saddle.

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Deciding whether to alight from the bus, which was not yet full, to see the supervisor or to stay put and return home was a tough decision for me. I suspected Anuforoo must have called his friend and told him to block my chances of getting a job. As the last passenger entered the bus, I made up my mind and alighted.

The bus conductor was about to start collecting the fare. He frowned and asked, ‘Aunty why you dey come down wen the bus don full na?” I ignored him knowing there was no point in explaining. Visibly annoyed, the conductor kept talking and started raining abuses on me. ‘See am, olosi, oni sokoto penpe.

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The chief wey you wan go meet for Ibadan don go Abuja. You no get transport money make you come make I carry you free.’ I iignored him and kept walking lest his fellow conductors and drivers joined him in abusing me. ‘Oluyole, Ibadan! ojoo ewole ewole! One yansh! Ibadan Ibadan!’ The conductor’s voice resounded from the distance.

He’d resumed his duty after satisfying himself with abusing me. I took a bus to Agidingbi, Ikeja, Super Saddle’s head office. The supervisor was waiting for me when I got to his office. I was ushered into his office immediately I got there. His office was just a little more than a cubicle and I wondered why it was called an office.

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It may be because he wanted privacy. He was a bald, stout man with a moustache and he had a giant spectacle on which gave him a fogey look. ‘Sit down! Sit down! My name is Mr. Ajisafe and Anuforo told me all about you. I sat down looking straight into his be spectacled eyes, which seemed to be probing my body. You see my lady, the job is already yours.

My face lit up when I heard what he said and my thoughts quickly left his face and concentrated on what he had to say. You see, a young girl like you understands that nothing goes for nothing and this thing won’t take much of our time. We can just use my office here and not bother ourselves by going to a guesthouse.

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I promise you the salary is attractive and I shall recommend you for promotion faster than you can imagine.’ His words were just bouncing off my ears as I fixed my gaze at him. He was licking his lips and rubbings his….. To be continued

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www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024

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www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024 – The portal for Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment is open and out for all interested persons to apply or register using the guidelines provided in this article. Kindly use the application link immigrationrecruitment.org to apply successfully.

www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024

Applications are hereby invited from suitable qualified persons for full time appointments to the following positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service:

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Positions available for recruitment in Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment Application Form 2022

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1.) Assistant Inspector of Immigration (All)

Location: Nigeria

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2.) Inspector of Immigration (II), CONPASS 07 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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3.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), CONPASS 08 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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4.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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5.) Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI-2) General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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6.) Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Professional, (Pharmacist)

Location: Nigeria

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7.) Superintendent of Immigration (SI) – CONPASS 11 Professional (Doctors)

Location: Nigeria

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8.) Immigration Assistant III (1A-3) – CONPASS 03 General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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9.) Immigration Assistant III (IA-3) – Artisans and Driver / Mechanic

Location: Nigeria

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How to apply for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Closing Date for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Application Closing Date is 31st July, 2023.

Note: Application for NIS Recruitment is FREE

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Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024 | NIS Application Form Portal

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Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment 2023 portal is currently open for online application. The NIS recruitment form can be accessed via the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment website.

The Nigeria Immigration Service is set to recruit 5000 personnel and you can be among the recruited persons if you have all the necessary credentials.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced its 2023 recruitment exercise. Applications are hereby invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigeria Immigration Service, the application is open to all civilians.

However, serving military or paramilitary personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

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In this article, we will reveal all you need to know about the starting and NIS recruitment closing date. We have provided detailed information and guidelines that will assist you in your application process.

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These include the available job vacancies for graduates and non-graduates, qualifications, entry requirements for interested and experienced applicants, as well as steps on how to apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service 2023 recruitment exercise via the www.immigrationrecruitment.org.ng portal without any hindrance. So read on to see how to apply and fill out the NIS registration form 2023 below.

The NIS recruitment 2023/2024 has commenced. This web page covers vital areas regarding the Nigeria Immigration recruitment process and how to login and fill the Nigeria Immigration application form online through the official NIS recruitment website 2023.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service is one of the best federal government jobs in Nigeria. Before applying for the ongoing Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, please make sure that you are what you said you are. Have all the necessary credentials.

Please note that TopNigerianJobs doesn’t have any influence on the ongoing Nigeria Immigration recruitment process. What we provide is the necessary information you need to be selected. We have outlined the steps, requirements, and guidelines that will guide you to a successful application.

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Beware of fraudulent calls and job promises. Also, the application form is free. Do not pay anyone who claims he will help you get this job.

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Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Form Portal 2023

We wish to inform the general public that the Nigeria Immigration recruitment portal 2023 is currently open for application. The Nigeria Immigration Service invites interested and qualified persons who wish to build and advance their careers at the Nigeria Immigration Service to submit an application.

The Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment form 2023 can be accessed via the official recruitment portal. Interested applicants are advised to apply for the recruitment only through the official NIS registration portal.

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Job vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service are for degree and non-degree holders. All you need to apply is an active email account and your phone number alongside relevant qualifications.

We will show you everything you need to know about the recruitment process and how to apply and fill the NIS recruitment form successfully without any hindrance.

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So whether you are a degree holder or not, there are lots of opportunities to join the Nigeria Immigration Service. If you are interested in the ongoing 2023 Nigeria Immigration recruitment, then this is the time to take action.

But before submitting an application, there are certain requirements you must meet to prove you are fit and ready to be put through the NIS screening exercise thereby increasing your chances of being recruited. Below are the requirements. Note that job title varies and not all vacant positions require having a degree.

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General Requirements for NIS Recruitment 2023/2024

Take note of the following requirements;

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian Citizen
  • Strong team spirit and excellent analytical skills
  • Free from debt and no form of financial embarrassment
  • Computer literacy is an added advantage
  • Must pass drugs test
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter
  • Candidates with bad criminal records will not be accepted
  • The candidate’s height must not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females.
  • Interested candidates must have good communication skills
  • Must possess a minimum of Five Credits in no more than two sittings in West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), and General Certificate of Education (GCE). Credit in English is compulsory
  • Interested applicants must be of good behavior and composure
  • HND, B.Sc, NCE, or an OND certificate in any related field, and from a recognized University
  • All candidates must have a valid means of identification such as a valid driver license, National Identification Card, International passport, Voters card
  • Must be willing to work in a new environment
  • Interested applicants must be physically, mentally fit
  • Interested applicants must not be over 35 years

How to Apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024

To apply for the ongoing NIS recruitment, follow the steps below:

  • Click Here To Start Your Application
  • Access the Jobs and Careers section on the website
  • Click on the available vacancies
  • Read and follow the instructions carefully
  • Register with a valid E-mail account
  • Provide all the necessary information
  • Verify all your information
  • Submit your application

Candidates are advised to print out referees and security Clarence and complete it for submission during screening. Once successful, your name will appear on the NIS shortlist and you will be contacted via your registered e-mail address and be scheduled for the next phase of the recruitment process, leading eventually to an exciting career with the agency.

The deadline for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024 registration has not been officially announced. We will let you know once it is disclosed. Keep visiting this website regularly if you want to be notified regarding the latest update.

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From time to time, we publish the latest news regarding the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise on this portal, so if you wish to stay updated, keep visiting this website regularly.

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The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings: 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 Organization 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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Job Title: Legal Officer – Protection (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1585
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer – Protection
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division : Legal
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2

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Purpose of Job

  • Provide support to the Senior Legal Officers responsible for protection activities in all the stages involved in complaints handling and provide technical assistance to Commissioners in the execution of their protection mandate

Main Functions

  • Complain handling on assigned Communications
  • Contributes to the development of policies and strategies
  • Coordinates the implementation of programmes and plans of special mechanism  under the ACHPR
  • Liaise with stakeholders including Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), etc on relevant matters.
  • Conducts analysis and generates accurate reports in a timely manner for the ACHPR’s internal use
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area
  • Is responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas
  • Participates in the organisation of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Drafts reports and participates in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the Unit
  • Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides support in the development of special mechanisms Strategies in line with the approved Strategic Plan
  • Undertakes monitoring activities and delivers periodic reports on time
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes

Specific Responsibilities
Working under the Senior Legal Officer -Protection, provides support in the following areas:

  • Create awareness regarding the Communications procedure;
  • Monitor human rights situation in Africa and provide regular feedback and updates on the human rights situation in Africa;
  • Undertake research into the legal issues raised in the various communications and the provisions of the Charter;
  • Contribute articles to the African Commission’s Review and Newsletter;
  • Draft resolutions and recommendations on Communications, cover the sessions and meetings of the African Commission and prepare the reports;
  • Formulates  principles and rules aimed at solving human rights issues arising in the thematic areas covered by the various Special Mechanisms
  • Manages requests by member states for information and support
  • Contributes to legal or policy analyses and publications
  • Promotes the integration of legal work across the regional programs and particularly in the regional offices
  • Develops and implements capacity building and training programs
  • Contributes to standard-setting, through participating in meetings, drafting work and promoting international standards
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders
  • Provides support to the Special Rapporteurs and the Working Groups in discharging their responsibilities, and follow-up on recommendations
  • Drafts urgent Appeals, Advisory notes, Guidelines, Information notes, Position/Conference/Meeting papers for the Commissioners
  • Provides technical backstopping to Special Mechanisms through research and documentation
  • Provides interface with, and logistical support for interaction with Member States, Regional Economic Communities, organs of the AU  and other stakeholders
  • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience.

Required Skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural sensitive environment
  • Proficiency in one of the AU Official working Language is the Requirement
  • Knowledge of any one of the other AU officials working languages will be considered as an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure 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.

Languages:

  • 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
Indicative basic salary of US$  31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  15,897.60  (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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Security Officer (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1605
Location: Accra, Ghana
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2
Division: Administration and Human Resources Management
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Reports to: Head of Administration and Human Resources Management Division
Directorate/Department: Administration and Human Resources Management (AfCFTA)

Purpose of Job

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  • Ensure the security of the AfCFTA Assets and also the security and safety of all the officials, staffs and delegates working or visiting the AfCFTA Secretariat

Main Functions

  • Coordinate with the host country all security aspects of the AfCFTA
  • Monitor the state of security at local, national and regional level and inform the management
  • Ensure the security of all assets and proprieties of the organisation
  • Manage the safety and security of the officials, staffs and delegates

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitor and research on the state of the security.
  • Monitor the state of security preparedness.
  • Update “security information system”
  • Establish regular contacts taking reports and analyzing developments regarding security.
  • Research current collateral security information from media, from the field and other sources on a daily basis.
  • Analyze accumulated information and maintain a continuous picture of evolving local, national and regional events affecting the security of staff
  • Monitor predictive indicators and early warning type information.
  • Identify security, crime, political and military trends that would increase risk to staff.
  • Coordinate the draft of periodic and incidental reports.
  • Supervise the draft of a daily security developments report.
  • Prepare first draft briefs, notes, reports, studies and recommendation on critical issues of interest to senior management decision-making.
  • Follow up on the accumulation of data input for period trend reports.
  • Review first draft after-action reports following all incidents.
  • Monitor security-related preparedness and compliance of the organ.
  • Monitor the security planning and preparedness.
  • Determine if the appropriate equipment and resources are on hand to implement a Security Plan, particularly vehicles and emergency communication systems.
  • Check that the information contained in Security Plan has been properly distributed to all staff and that key individuals are aware of and capable of performing all required actions.
  • Undertake or participate in security missions, as required, including high risk, to perform security assessments.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by supervisor(s)

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies and Police or Military Studies with 5 years’ relevant experience.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies with 2 years experience.
    Supervisory experience not mandatory but an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes.
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills.
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems.
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong program/project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration..
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules..
  • Learning Orientation

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

Tenure 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.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,832.68 (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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Senior Public Relations and Information Officer (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1583
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Executive Secretary to the Commission
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P3

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Purpose of Job

  • To ensure that the public is properly informed of the work of the Commission and that the message and work of the Commission is properly communicated to the outside world.

Main Functions

  • Provide strategic guidance on the communication activities of ACHPR including coordination, advocacy and communication strategies, planning and implementation
  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Assist in the organization of thematic networks, make contributions during consultations and meetings
  • Contribute in development of materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.
  • Provide leadership guidance to the ICT Officer and Documentation Officer
  • Provide advocacy, communication and social mobilization support to ACHPR projects and activities to promote Information sharing and Communication.
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to AU.
  • Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and contribute to their implementation
  • Contribute to development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide programmes, system improvement initiatives and overall decision making by higher management in the respective area of expertise.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Working under the Executive Secretary to the Commission, Leads in the following areas:
  • Increase awareness and raise the visibility of ACHPR in the media, thereby positioning the Organization to be recognized as the key Human Rights Organ of the African Union.
  • Position ACHPR as a central actor in national public opinion, developing a close relationship with the media, through its editors, journalists and columnists, among others, so ACHPR activities have continental and global visibility.
  • Promote the organization’s mandate and areas of work guided by the ACHPR’s Strategic Plan and Communications Strategy.
  • Foster greater information and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders, State Parties, NHRI’s and NGOs and Civil Society in the Human Rights sector.
  • Participate in workshops, meetings, trainings scheduled and conducted by the ACHPR or its stakeholders and prepare communication products on same, as appropriate
  • Manage the ACHPR’s Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and develop and solicit content from Legal Officers and Commissioners as necessary to update posts in the accounts.
  • Ensure the website of the ACHPR by updating with all relevant articles and press releases generated
  • Develop and publish monthly, quarterly or biannual newsletter covering important news, activities and updates from Commissioners activities.
  • Revise, edit texts and/or documents to be published using relevant ACHPR guidelines
  • Create visual products and design graphic products as needed for the representation using ACHPR guidelines
  • Disseminate results of programs, projects and activities undertaken by Commissioners to relevant partners as requested
  • Ensure regular communication and updates with the National Correspondents on the continent to promote the activities of the ACHPR.
  • Reinforce the internal communication of the ACHPR, including conducting or organising communications related training for staff, as relevant
  • Prepare communication material such as press releases and social media posts on ACHPR’s work on the continent to disseminate in the media and social media platforms

The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings
The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Human Rights, Public Relations, or related field from an accredited university with seven (7) relevant years’ experience within a human rights framework, preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation, with three (3) years at supervisor level.

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, or Journalism from an accredited university with ten (10) years’ experience, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level, in a similar role preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation.

Required Skills:

  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems; Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing campaigns/strategies, including involving digital communications is required.
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international organizations
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; culturally sensitive environment
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage
  • Prior demonstrated relevant experience in strategic communication, digital content creation and information dissemination
  • Previous work with an international organization preferred
  • Knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal submissions and opinions

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight..
  • Developing Others..
  • Change Management..
  • Managing Risk…

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship…
  • Foster Accountability Culture…
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing…
  • Drive for result…
  • Continuous improvement orientation…

Tenure 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.

Languages:

  • 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

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 15,897.60 (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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1603
Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Secretary General – AfCFTA
Directorate / Department: Office of the Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)
Number of Direct Reports: 8
Number of Indirect Reports: 4
Job Grade: D2
Contract Type: Regular

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Purpose of Job

  • To coordinate the performance and delivery of the AfCFTA Secretariat programmes and ensure high performance results and impact.
  • The Deputy Secretary general will assist and deputize the Secretary General in delivering his/her mandate.

Main Functions

  • Advise and support the Secretary General in the management of the Secretariat
  • Provide practical management and visionary leadership.
  • Facilitates the identification of top priorities for the senior leadership of the AfCFTA’s mandate.
  • Translates the senior leadership priorities into annual targets and goals and establishes a robust organization-wide framework for monitoring and tracking progress.
  • Provides regular reports to the Secretary General on portfolio and Service delivery.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitors and tracks progress in the delivery of the AfCFTA’s annual goals.
  • Ensure effective collaboration in program development with AfCFTA institutions, AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Union Commission (AUC).
  • Cultivates a knowledge management culture through promotion of research and publications that will ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the Commission; and;
  • Drives performance and delivery across the AfCFTA ’s senior management and inspires high performance, teamwork and delivery across the portfolio.
  • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the implementation of the AfCFTA programme and the delivery of high impact results for the continent.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in International Trade, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Law, Finance, Management. International Relations or a related field from a recognized institution with Fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience with at least ten (10) years served in a senior management role preferably in an inter-governmental organization or national government/public service, international or regional institution, and a minimum of five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills in managing complex organizations at the national, regional or international level;
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, probity, value for money and risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption; for ensuring sound and transparent financial management; and delivering continuous improvement, impact, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-cultural team and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Proven ability to inspire, encourage, build trust and confidence and build consensus, stimulate effective campaigns and drive collective action among a broad spectrum of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership, creativity and proven ability to propose new ideas and lead on new ways of working across silos in a complementary and synergistic way for a prosperous and peaceful Africa;
  • Proven track record of change management and accomplishments at the regional, national or international level with strong resource mobilization, political and diplomatic skills;

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Leadership Competencies:

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  • Strategic Focus
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Risk Management

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • .Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

 Tenure 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.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of USD100,017.00 (D2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance USD27,290.88.00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of USD10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th Janauary, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have meet all the requirements of the post and have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
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