Sub-Editor of Debates (PAP) at the African Union (AU)

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Sub-Editor of Debates (PAP)

Requisition ID: 1462
Location: Midrand, South Africa
Reports to: Deputy Clerk – Editor of Debates
Directorate / Department: Legislative Business
Division: Plenary, Hansard, Interpretation and Documentation
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 2
Job Grade: P2
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • To provide technical support in managing the delivery of a complete, accurate and prompt report of the proceedings of the Pan-African Parliament and advise on information and communication technology solutions to ensure the Hansard Unit is efficient, cost-effective and consistent in producing high standard work.

Main Functions

  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Hansard Reporters during Sessions of Parliament.
  • Coordinates the activities of the transcription room.
  • Supports preparation of the Division budget and work plan
  • Prepares periodic reports.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in the transcription, checking, editing and proof reading and indexing of Meeting the expectations of Members of Parliament and the public in the production and publication of the daily verbatim of the proceedings and maintaining the unique professional standards required of the parliamentary record.
  • Assists in the transcription, checking, editing and proof reading and indexing of the Hansard and Committee Reports.
  • Ensures that proceedings are transcribed accurately and submitted on time to the Hansard Editor.
  • Assists in the preparation of periodic reports of the Hansard Unit.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Media and Communication, preferably with a language background, from a recognized university, with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience or a Master’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of  two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in Publishing for Parliament in all or any of the 4 Languages of the African Union (English, French, Portuguese and Arabic) is required.

Required Skills:

  • Possess highly developed editorial, grammatical and comprehension skills,
  • Knowledge of the principles of the system of parliamentary democracy as practised at the Pan-African Parliament and the national and regional parliaments.
  • Result orientation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizational 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
  • Experience in reporting, editing, proofreading, typesetting applications such as Word, Publisher, Excel and internet research and email communication is required. Work experience in the Hansard Unit of a national or regional parliament would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Orientation

Tenure of Appointment

  • 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.


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,832.68 (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.

Application Closing Date
24th October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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