Ethiopia: Consultancy Services to support the African Union Commission in strengthening the civilian component of the of the African Standby Force (ASF)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

Invitation to tender for Consultancy Services to support the African Union Commission in strengthening the civilian component of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs**

(African nationals only)

Reference No. 83298594

GIZ African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Ethiopia would like to invite all interested bidders who are eligible to participate in this public bid, are herewith requested to submit their proposals for a consultancy service to the African Union Commission in strengthen the civilian component of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs.

Since the early days of the African Union and the formation of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the African Union Commission (AUC) seeks to strengthen the civilian component of the African Standby Force through a number of measures. One key challenge has been to ensure that a sufficiently large pool of trained and experienced civilian personnel is available for deployment to Peace Support Operations (PSOs). For this reason, the AUC has been developing a roster management system that will serve the needs of all civilian deployments in Peace and Security Missions in cooperation with the RECs/ RMs.

By the end of 2014, the development of a new human resource policy and the database management system for managing rostering processes was completed. In addition, selection criteria and standards for recruitment of civilian personnel for the ASF on AUC and RECs/RM level has been developed. The roster was named the African Standby Capacity (ASC) and the official launch took place at the AUC in June 2015. Following the initial population phase of the roster, the AUC now seeks to further strengthen the civilian component of the ASF and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs by: (i) creating a gender strategy for the ASC in order to guarantee a gender balance and create a gender-friendly environment for deployment, (ii) further refining its Duty of care framework in order to guarantee structured conditions for deployment, (iii) coordinate with the RECs/ RMs to create coherence among the region’s individual HR policies for deployment, and (iv) conducting efforts to increase the availability of civilian experts with certain areas of expertise of particular relevance to PSOs or currently underrepresented within the ASC.

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document from the office specified below starting from Friday, 24th of August 2018, 8:30am on working hours or can request the document via an email address: benyam.abebe@giz.de

  • First-level university degree in Human Resources management, business or public administration, international relations, political science, social sciences, management, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the field of Human Resource Management

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in rostering or related field. Experience in recruitment and selection is an advantage.

  • Extensive knowledge on the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their activities with regards to Peace Support Operations (PSOs); previous work experience with or on these institutions is an asset

  • Proven experience in developing gender policies in Human Resources

  • English language proficiency (other AU languages, specifically French is an asset)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent IT skills

Please note that only applicants holding an African nationality will be considered.

How to apply:

All bids must be delivered/submitted physically or via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Tuesday, 04th of September 2018 with the reference “Consultancy: AUC-ASF , 83298594”

Bidders should submit their Technical and Financial Proposals as per the issued tender document.

GIZ African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Ethiopia project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

German Development Cooperation

GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

P.O.Box 100009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

OR

Via email address: pcc@giz.de

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