African Union HQ

Why Join The African Union

The African Union (AU) offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in a rewarding and challenging work environment with great learning and development possibilities. In addition to the prospect of building a career within your field of expertise, working with the AU can offer a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by providing the platform to contributing to the grand Agenda 2063.

The AU empowers you to get to know different cultures as part of a challenging and diverse work environment, with people from all over Africa working towards The Africa We Want.

These opportunities are offered in a variety of key program areas, including: 


The AU offers a competitive remuneration package (salary and benefits), which includes: a tax-free salary, full relocation, installation allowance, dependency allowances, children education grant, comprehensive medical plan, staff retirement plan with generous employer contribution, group life insurance, annual leave, and home leave.

Staff Diversity Programme

As enshrined in Staff Regulations and Rules, the AU's recruitment policy attracts staff from member states who meet the highest efficiency, technical competence, and integrity standards. The approach is driven by the values of competition, fairness, and professionalism by giving significant consideration to gender equality and appropriate youth representation.