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|Location :||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (dependent on the prevailing COVID-19 situation, with eventual relocation to Conakry, Guinea)|
|Application Deadline :||01-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-13|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with possibility of extension|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
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a) UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements;
b) If official travel is required, and subject to (local) Covid-19 health permission, such travel shall be at UNDP’s expense in accordance with UNDP’s travel guidance and policy, and the personnel shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate.
The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) was established as the coordinating arm for the African Union Commission (AUC) to implement the African Mining Vision (AMV). It aims to ensure minerals play a greater transformative role in the development of the continent. The role of the AMDC is set by the directive of the African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development. The twenty-sixth ordinary session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government (AU-AHSG) held on 30th January 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia adopted the Statutes establishing the AMDC as a semi-autonomous Specialized Agency of the African Union (Decision No. Assembly/AU/Dec.589 (XXVI)). The AU Assembly Heads of State and government in its July 2018 summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania further decided the AMDC shall be hosted by the Republic of Guinea (under Decision No. Assembly/AU/Dec.697 (XXXI)).
Recently, the AUC and the UNDP have been partnering to support the AMDC in developing its five-year Business Plan and organizing the First Africa Forum on Mining. The AMDC is being supported through the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme (Phase II), initiated by the Secretariat of the OACPS (the Organisation for African, Caribbean and Pacific States, formerly known as the ACP Group of States), financed by the European Commission and UNDP, and implemented by UNDP at the request of the OACPS. This arrangement seeks to ensure the effective implementation of the services of the AMDC through a coordinated approach under a professional and semi-independent structure. This will allow the AMDC to respond to AU members’ needs with the flexibility and swiftness needed to address the current challenges in the mineral sector.
Therefore, UNDP is seeking to engage an Interim Director of the AMDC to oversee the Centre’s establishment and operationalization. The AMDC in the interim period of the first 12 months will comprise the Interim Director, three technical staff and several consultants.
The Interim Director will report to UNDP’s Programme Manager of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme and will work in close collaboration with the AUC, Department of Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining (ETIM).
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The Interim Director will be responsible for ensuring and overseeing the smooth transition, establishment and operationalization of the AMDC Secretariat and the ratification of the AMDC Statute by the quorum of AU member states. The Interim Director will lead the Interim Secretariat of the AMDC to become a center of excellence for minerals development and lead facilitator, in collaboration with partners, for the implementation of the AMV and mineral-led trade policies and regulatory frameworks under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other AU Policy Instruments.
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