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VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT: UNITED NATIONS AND AFRICAN UNION MISSION IN DARFUR (UNAMID)

The African Union (AU), established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa's rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing new partnerships worldwide. The Union also has a mandate to promote and maintain peace and security on the continent in particular and the world at large. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa the capital city of Ethiopia. Within the framework of their common peace and security mandates, the African Union and the United Nations formed a joint peace keeping and security mission for Darfur UNAMID which is charged with the responsibility of working with all parties to facilitate an end to the conflict and establish lasting peace in Darfur.

In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union Commission (AUC) invites applications from suitably qualified citizens of Africa to fill the following vacant positions within UNAMID in Sudan. All applicants should note the following:

1. All contracts shall be on UNAMID terms and conditions of service and the UN salary scale shall apply.

2. Interested candidates are encouraged to check the UN website (Galaxy) at www.un.org/employment for more positions under UNAMID.

3. THE LAST DAY FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 31 ST DECEMBER, 2007.

4. To apply, please submit the following:
a. A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;
b. A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender;
c. Names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three traceable referees who are not friends or relatives;
d. Certified copies of degrees, diplomas and other academic certificates
.

5. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
The Director of Administration and Human Resource Development
AU Commission
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
P.O. Box 3243
Fax: 00251-1-5525840/5510430
E-mail: au-recruits@africa-union.org

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