Cultural/Information Officer (CCP)

Deadline: August 10, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT.

Location: Egypt, Egypt

Organization: African Union

Reports to: Head of Mission 
Job Grade: P2
Number of Positions: 1

Purpose of Cultural/Information Officer Job

The purpose of the Cultural/Information Officer is to coordinate and deliver marketing and communications across a variety of platforms, collecting, collating and sharing information, generating PR for activity delivering the Culture Plan and promoting the local arts and culture community, follow up relations with the media outlet and informing on all activities of the Africa-Arab Partnership.

Cultural/Information Officer Main Functions

•    Responsible for external messaging, overall image and reputation of the Division.
•    Create and disseminates key messages describing AU.
•    Ensure communications deliverables adhere to AU standards.
•    Secure and supports high-visibility speaking opportunities for leaders.
•    Work with staff across the organization to support the communications needs of multiple program areas; help align messages and coordinate the release of deliverables across programs.
•    Engage with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop relationships.
•    Contribute to the day-to-day administrative management of the Division.
•    Assist in following up on the activities of the Division, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan.

Cultural/Information Officer Specific Responsibilities

•    Develop the basic documents of social and cultural activities planned under the office of the Permanent Delegation 
•   Handle tasks related to ongoing projects within the League of Arab states, on the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting phases;
•   Follow up on all Africa Arab Cultural Institute (AACI) activities and advise the Institute on measures to be taken 
•    Implementing joint Africa–Arab social and cultural action plan and decisions emanating from Africa–Arab Cultural Ministerial Conferences.  
•    Responsible for handling activities with the media and press outlets in Cairo.
•    Responsible for the continuous work with civil societies, the youth and women
•    Participate in the preparation of the monthly meetings for the African Group of Ambassadors in Cairo
•    Organizing Africa Day celebrations and other related events.
•    Perform all other related tasks as assigned by the Head of the mission

Cultural/Information Officer Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

•    A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communication, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other related field with five (5) years of relevant work experience is required. 
•    Experience in NGO or similar multilateral, regional or international institutions will be a good advantage. 
•    A diplomatic work environment, public institutions, or similar organizations, with very good exposure to Africa-Arab cooperation, is required 
•    Excellent knowledge of the areas of cooperation between African and Arab countries. 
•    Knowledge of existing cultural diversity and knowledge of media and communication management is an advantage.
•    Masters’ degree in similar fields with a minimum of 2 (two) years of relevant work experience, in the work environments stated above.

Cultural/Information Officer Required Skills

Required Skills
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Ability to work across business units/geographies; culturally sensitive environment 
•    Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

Cultural/Information Officer Leadership Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement focus..


The Cultural/Information Officer 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.


The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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 ( 48% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  19,103.64  (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.

 Applications for Cultural/Information Officer must be submitted no later than August 10, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT.

-Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.

-Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.

-The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

-Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

Requisition ID: 1882


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