Desktop Publisher at the African Union (AU)

The African Union (AU) is a continental physique consisting of the 55 member states that make up the nations of the African Continent. It was formally launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).  We’re an Built-in, Affluent and Peaceable Africa, pushed by its personal residents and representing a dynamic drive within the world enviornment.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Desktop Writer

Reference Code: 10001087 / 003
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade: GSA5

Over all Supervisor: Director of Convention Administration and Publications

Immidiate Supervisor: Senior Publishing & Replica Officer

Overview & Organisation

  • The African Union, established as a novel Pan African continental physique, is charged with spearheading Africa’s fast integration and sustainable improvement by selling unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the many peoples of Africa and African States in addition to growing a brand new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is positioned in Addis Ababa, capital metropolis of Ethiopia.
  • In looking for to realize these targets, the African Union intends to strengthen its capability to ship by, amongst others, the implementation of recent group construction and the filling of normal and short-term vacant posts.
  • The Fee of the African Union invitations candidates who’re residents of Member States for the common put up of Desktop Writer within the Directorate of Convention Administration and Publications, Printing Unit of the African Union Fee.


  • Produce remaining web page layouts of paperwork supposed for digital or printed publications. Typeset AU Publications and different supplies in Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.
  • Make sure that proof-read or amended drafts are corrected and remaining model produced in conformity to the AU requirements.
  • Discover and edit graphics, reminiscent of images or illustrations in addition to collate and test paperwork to make sure that all components are included.


Underneath the general supervision of the Director of Convention Administration and Publications and direct supervision of the Senior Publishing & Replica Officer, the incumbent is required to carry out the next duties:

  • Produce web page layouts of paperwork for digital or printed Publishing
  • Execute typographical composition utilizing various kinds of softwares (Adobe Artistic Suite, Corel, Web page maker and Quark XPress; and so forth…)
  • Format and convert doc from one kind to a different, put together camera-ready / copy of AU Publications and non-publications jobs;
  • Hold data of jobs accomplished on every day foundation and passes to pre-press Supervisor for print processing;
  • Guarantee confidentiality of all paperwork the place acceptable;
  • Recommendation on quality-control in manufacturing of paperwork / publications;
  • Function and keep clear Desktop Publishing gear;
  • Perform some other duties that could be assigned by the general / immidiate supervisor.

Qualification and Work Expertise


  • The incumbent will need to have a Diploma in Graphic Artwork, Graphic Design, Graphic Communications, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Multimedia
  • Certificates on Adobe Artistic Cloud Suite is a bonus.

Skilled expertise required:

  • At the very least 2 years of expertise within the discipline for diploma holders or 5 years expertise within the discipline for holders of certificates in Desktop Publishing.
  • Expertise with publication practices in printing business is fascinating.

Different Related Competencies and Expertise:

  • Glorious laptop literacy (Microsoft Workplace Suite, web, desktop publishing and graphic software program)
  • Glorious planning and organizational abilities
  • Glorious technical and communication abilities.
  • Glorious drafting and reporting abilities;
  • Good information of the workings of worldwide organizations;
  • Capability to work underneath stress and in a multicultural atmosphere;
  • Have to be proactive in finishing up assigned duties
  • Will need to have good time administration talents
  • Professional judgment in method to work and in number of methods/applied sciences and gear;

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in one of many African Union working languages is necessary. Proficiency in two or extra of the opposite working language(s) could be a bonus.


Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will likely be made on a daily contract for a interval of three (3) years, of which the primary twelve (12) months will likely be thought-about as a probationary interval. Thereafter, the contract will likely be for a interval of two years renewable, topic to passable efficiency and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Fee is an equal alternative employer and certified girls are strongly inspired to use.

Least Represented Nations:

  • Candidates from the next least represented nations throughout the AU are inspired to use: Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Rep. , Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini , Ghana, Guinea, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria , Saharawi Arab D.R. , Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and South Sudan. Candidates from the next least represented nations are inspired to use:


  • Indicative fundamental wage of US$ 15,758.00 (GSA5 Step 1) each year plus different associated entitlements e.g. Publish adjustment (46% of fundamental wage), Housing allowance US$ 16,813.44 (each year), schooling allowance 100% of tuition and different schooling associated bills for each eligible dependent as much as a most of US$10,000.00 per baby each year), and so forth. for internationally recruited employees of the Fee and as much as US$3,300 for domestically recruited employees of the Fee.

Software Closing Date

ninth November, 2020.

Technique of Software

and certified candidates ought to:
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  • Create an account by way of the hyperlink above (Click on right here to see tutorial video)
  • Fill out your private data and the applying type

Software Procedures and Discover

  • Connect detailed and up to date Curriculum Vitae / Resume together with three (3) referees with good information. Of candidate’s work, please, present referees’ contact particulars – phone and e-mail addresses.
  • Copy of legitimate passport.
  • Licensed copies of academic {qualifications} – levels, diplomas and certificates, the place relevant (Not 4. Greater than 5 Paperwork in PDF Format, and never exceeding 1 MB).
  • Please remember that solely full purposes will likely be thought-about.
  • Please be aware that solely shortlisted candidates will likely be contacted
  • Purposes are pre-screened by the system in response to the revealed necessities of the job opening on the idea of the knowledge supplied within the utility. In relation to the necessities of the job opening, candidates should present full and correct data pertaining to their {qualifications}, together with their schooling, work expertise, and language abilities.
  • Every applicant should keep in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate purposes could render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Preliminary screening and analysis of purposes will likely be performed on the idea of the knowledge submitted.
  • Purposes can’t be amended following submission. Candidates underneath severe consideration for choice will likely be topic to a reference-checking course of to confirm the knowledge supplied within the utility.

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