Presenting the Energize Africa Fellowship: Apply Now!! (x3 positions available with a salary of US$ 20,102.70 per annum)


Closing Date: Thu, 05/09/2024 – 12:00


The African Union (AU) established as a unique Pan African continental body, 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 a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union adopted in 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, aimed primarily at poverty alleviation and promotion of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa. As a consequence of the integration of NEPAD into the structures and processes of the African Union, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) has been established by the Decision of the 14th AU Assembly of February 2010 as the technical body of the African Union, in replacement of the NEPAD Secretariat. 

NEPAD Agency has transformed into the African Union Development Agency. The aim of the African Union reforms is to streamline and improve effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the implementation of AU decisions, policies and programmes across all AU organs and institutions. One the recommendations of the reforms is to transform the technical body of the AU, the NEPAD Agency into the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). The decision was made during the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government, in July 2018.

AUDA-NEPAD is an African-owned and led continental agency, spearheading Agenda 2063. The decision on the African Union Development Agency is an affirmation by Member States of their commitment to own an instrument that will champion development support to countries and regional bodies in advancing their priorities through the implementation of Agenda 2063.

  • To coordinate and execute priority regional and continental projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063; 
  • To strengthen capacity of African Union Member States and regional bodies; 
  • To advance knowledge-based advisory support, 
  • To undertake the full range of resource mobilisation, and 
  • To serve as the continent’s technical interface with all Africa’s development stakeholders and development partners 

Based on the Host Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the African Union for AUDA-NEPAD to serve as the interim AU Office Operating outside the African Union Headquarters, AUDA-NEPAD in conjunction with The Southern African Development Community (SADC) hereby invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States residing in the Southern African Region for the following positions:

PositionDuty StationTenure of Appointment
Energize Fellow: Digital Transformation Strategy Gaborone, Botswana1 Year
Energize Fellow: Plant Genetic Resources ConservationLusaka, Zambia
Energize Fellow: Private Sector Development  Gaborone, Botswana


Applications should be forwarded utilizing ‘’Arial’’ font 11.5To apply, please submit below to the following link:


  • A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the African Union Development Agency.
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  • Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  • Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Remuneration: An all-inclusive gross salary of US$ 20,102.70 per annum.  

Tenure of Appointment:  The appointment will be made on an AU short term contract for a period of one (1) year

Gender Mainstreaming: The African Union Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 09 May 2024

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) is a vision and strategic framework for Africa’s renewal that is based on a shared understanding that it is imperative to eradicate poverty and position African countries on the road to sustained economic growth and development. AUDA-NEPAD works closely with the African Union Commission (AUC), regional economic communities, national governments, research institutions and civil society organizations in its efforts to eradicate poverty in Africa whilst also voicing Africa´s concerns at the global level. For more information go to: www.nepad.org

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