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Specialist – Pediatrician, African Union

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Specialist – Pediatrician, African Union; November 17 2022



Organization: African Union

Position: Specialist – Pediatrician

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: November 14 2022

Deadline: December 14 2022





Job description

AU Values  

• Respect for Diversity and Team Work

• Think Africa Above all

• Transparency and Accountability

• Integrity and Impartiality

• Efficiency and Professionalism

• Information and Knowledge Sharing


Organization Information

Reports to: Head of Division, Clinical Services
Directorate/Department : Medical and Health Services
Division : Clinical Services
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Number of Positions: 1
Job Grade: P4
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Purpose of Job

To provide technical medical consultations, diagnosis and treatment for MHSD infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents to achieve AU goals and objectives

Main Functions

•    Provides technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant for the division and directorate;
•    Identifies best practices and monitors effectiveness of the Division/Directorate’s support to AU;
•    Contributes to the development of the departmental strategies and business continuity plan and participates in/ensure their implementation
•    Involved in negotiations;
•    Fosters and ensures implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to strategic partnerships;

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•    Supports the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations;
•    Develops training materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units;
•    Provides technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to system -Implementation projects and maintenance.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Provides routine and emergency consultation, investigations and treatment for MHSD infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
•    Refers clients, when necessary to appropriate medical specialists locally or abroad and follows up on their management.
•    Performs preventive and curative interventions in Internal Medicine, including immunizations, screening for communicable and non-communicable diseases.
•    Conducts a series of tests and checks to assess patient health, ranging from ear, nose, and throat examinations to reflex, pulmonary, and respiratory tests.
•    Monitors vaccination program throughout their different developmental stages in close collaboration with parents.
•    Prepares SOPs for the management of priority medical conditions and procedures; and ensures that these are followed.
•    Performs ward rounds regularly on all admitted patients and provide high level input into their management.
•    Contributes to training programs and workshops for continuous medical education at the Medical and Health Services Directorate; including mentoring, regular training and support for clinical attachés.
•    Participates in the MHSD on call duty and 24 hour MHSD coverage roster.
•    Undertakes evaluation of services for clients and make recommendations for improvement where necessary.
•    Participates in the development and delivery of health promotion and disease prevention.
•    Trains, teaches and supervises junior staff during their   orientations to familiarize with medical delivery systems in primary health care settings at the AUC-MHSD.
•    Quantifies and forecasts requirements of supplies and equipment for procurement and submit on time to the supervisor.
•    Participates in the AU Medical Board in determining the necessity for medical evacuations, prepare the clinical information and present same to the Medical Board for clearance.
•    Provides support for the management of the evacuation process, monitor the progress of the evacuees and facilitate their return.
•    Examines, diagnoses and treats disease, abnormalities, injuries and dysfunctional disorders in children.
•    Monitors vaccination program in all developmental stages in close collaboration with parents.
•    Performs any other relevant duties assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

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•    MD, BMBCh or MBBS Degree, with eight (10) years’ post qualification experience with clinical specialization in pediatrics internal medicine (Fellowship of the Regional College of Physicians or equivalent) which 6 years should be  Expert/specialist level and 3 years at supervisory level.
•    Must currently be working in a clinical role.
•    At least eight (08) years of clinical practice in a tertiary level government hospital, private practice or International Organization (as a Medical Doctor), including at least five (5) years as a pediatrician.
•    Must be licensed to practice medicine as a pediatrician in his/her home country or country of residence, as at the time of application.
•    Experience as head of a clinical unit, section, service or department will be an advantage.
•    Additional qualification in any of the sub specialties in Internal Medicine will be an added advantage.

Required Skills

•    Leadership and Management Skills
•    Knowledge and working understanding of international and regional guidelines for managing medical conditions.
•    Interpersonal and negotiation skills
•    Planning and organizational skills
•    Must have excellent and up dated clinical skills.
•    Research and analytical skills
•    Ability to work in teams and in a multicultural environment
•    Knowledge and working understanding of Microsoft office suite and Hospital Information Systems
•    Knowledge and working understanding of AU policies, processes and standards
•    Report writing, communication and presentation skills
•    Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies

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

Core Competencies

Building Relationships…
Accountable and Complies with Rules..
Learning Orientation;
Communicating with Influence:

Functional Competencies

Conceptual thinking ….
Job Knowledge Sharing…
Drive for Results
Continuous Improvement Orientation ….


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.


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


Indicative basic salary of US$  42,879.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 26,208.00 (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.


How to Apply

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Applications must be made not later than  14th December 2022
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

Requisition ID: 1547


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