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Career Opportunities at the African Union

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 Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).

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 contribute to the grand Agenda 2063.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Career Opportunities at the African Union

Job Specifications:

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Requisition ID: 961
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Reports to: Director, Governance and Conflict Prevention Directorate
Directorate/Department: African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (AUC-PCRD)
Division: Office of the Executive Secretary
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P6
Contract Type: Regular

Job Description:
  • Overall management and supervision of the AUC-PCRD as well as the design of strategies and policies relevant to the AU-PCRD and engagement of relevant stakeholders. Provide overall strategic and managerial guidance to ensure optimal execution of the AUC-PCRD’s PCRD and peacebuilding mandates.

Main Functions

  • Spearhead the development, programming and implementation oversight of PCRD and peacebuilding interventions, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account continental, regional and national programme priorities and targets.
  • Oversee the preparation of analytical work, partnerships, resource mobilisation and advocacy products including providing leadership to technical teams within the AUC-PCRD, based on a consultative partnership approach underpinned by adaptability, innovation and responsiveness.
  • Oversee resource mobilization strategies and ensure that all PCRD and peacebuilding programmes, projects and initiatives are implemented steadily and successfully.
  • Oversee financial management and budgeting for all expenditures within the AUC-PCRD and peacebuilding portfolios, ensuring that all approved budgets are adhered to, and ensure prudent financial management and budgeting for all expenditures within the AUC-PCRD’s portfolios.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the AUC-PCRD’s initiatives, programmes and projects and ensure implementation and follow-up on annual work plans and decisions of AU Policy Organs in respect to AU PCRD Policy implementation.
  • Provide strategic oversight on PCRD and peacebuilding initiatives and actions designed to prevent relapse and consolidate peace in the continent and propose appropriate policy responses and methods of managing conflicts.
  • Conceptualize the working methods and approaches of the AUC-PCRD and establish relationships with relevant PCRD and/or relevant peacebuilding task forces and AU Liaison Offices and relevant specialized technical agencies, Regional Economic Communities/Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) and Policy Organs and other related entities.
  • Oversee the development of short-, medium and long-term implementation and monitoring plans, set priorities and performance measures towards the achievement of PCRD and peacebuilding implementation targets.
  • Design strategies and policies consistent with the AUC-PCRD’s goal and supervise the design and plan policy programmes to achieve these strategies.
  • Work with the RECs/RMs, Member States and international development partners, as well as PCRD, peacebuilding and humanitarian actors for the development of joint programmes and interventions and coordinate activities and ensure timely delivery of set goals and objectives; and develop new and review activities as components of these strategies and policies.
  • Represent the AUC-PCRD and explain its position at statutory meetings, conference and roundtable dialogue sessions.
  • Mobilise resources for execution of programmes and activities; and manage risk and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Manage the work of the AUC-PCRD and supervise direct reports to ensure their effective performance as per the organisation’s performance management policy and system.
  • Create an inspiring work environment to enable Staff development and professional progression.
  • Undertake any other assignments and tasks as requested by the top management in the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department. Such assignments may involve working with teams and/or Staff within or outside the AUC-PCRD.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Law, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Economics, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Peace And Conflict Studies, Security Studies or any other related disciplines. A higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  • With fourteen (14) years progressive relevant experience which 7 years should be at managerial level and 5 at supervisory level.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead policy discussions at high levels and in competitive environments with the aim to advocate, promote organisational priorities, initiatives and increase understanding of the organisational agenda.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail while keeping track of overall key performance indicators. Ability to self-motivate, motivate team and develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders

Required Skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally.
  • Ability to develop and delegate clear programme goals, plans and actions, including budgets, that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate Staff.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing;
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Languages:

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

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 61,023.00  (P6 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (48% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,196.80 (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.

Programme Coordinator (AUC-PCRD)

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Requisition ID: 968
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Reports to: Executive Secretary
Directorate / Department: African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (AUC-PCRD)
Number of Direct Reports: 3
Job Grade: P5
Contract Type: Regular

Job Description:
  • Provide managerial support to ensure overall execution of the AUC-PCRD’s post-conflict reconstruction and development and peacebuilding mandate by providing technical advisory support to the Executive Secretary.
  • He or she will provide technical guidance and ensure the coordination of Staff, programmes and projects and oversight functions on operational support services.

Main Functions

  • Design strategies and policies consistent with the AUC-PCRD’s goal in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant areas and contribute to the development of the AUC-PCRD business continuity plan and ensure implementation at unit/division level.
  • Coordinate programming and implementation oversight of PCRD and peacebuilding interventions and initiate the preparation of analytical work, partnerships, and resource mobilisation and advocacy products including providing leadership to technical teams within the AUC-PCRD, based on a consultative partnership approach underpinned by adaptability, innovation and responsiveness.
  • Oversee the development of the AUC-PCRD’s peacebuilding initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans.
  • Coordinate the development of short- and long-term implementation and monitoring plans, set priorities and performance measures to assist internal and external stakeholders in their progress towards the achievement of PCRD and peacebuilding implementation targets.
  • Effective performance as per organisation’s performance management policy and system.
  • Manage risk and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at unit/division level.
  • Create an inspiring work environment to enable Staff development and professional progression.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of the AUC-PCRD’s initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account continental, regional and national programme priorities and targets.
  • Coordinate with appropriate teams in the AUC-PCRD and in the AU Commission and establish work plans for the AUC-PCRD and prepare relevant position papers including regional and country strategy papers among others.
  • Alongside experts in the AUC-PCRD, provide technical direction in the preparation of country diagnostic notes, regional diagnostic notes, as well as relevant analytical reports and review draft documents, provide input and ensure that the findings of post-conflict assessments are mainstreamed and effectively translated into the strategic pillars and operational priorities of the AUC-PCRD.
  • Provide technical support on analytical work for the preparation of post-conflict needs assessments and review draft documents, provide input and give appropriate guidance to ensure that the assessments are of high quality and properly address political economy considerations, as well as capacities and pressures related to externalities, regional spill-over effects, gender, youth empowerment, environmental as well as economic and social impacts.
  • In the context of the African Solidarity Initiative and quick impact and peace strengthening project implementation, provide technical leadership and quality assurance in the review phases of project concept notes and project appraisal reports to ensure that relevant tools are mainstreamed, resulting in concrete peace dividends.
  • Provide technical inputs in order to enhance project performance and ensure implementation and follow-up on annual work plans and decisions of the Policy Organs and keep the Executive Secretary informed of all developments related to PCRD and peacebuilding for consideration and appropriate action.
  • Monitor developments in order to advise the Executive Secretary on strategic PCRD and peacebuilding action and initiatives designed to prevent relapse and consolidate peace in the continent and propose appropriate policy responses and methods of managing conflicts.
  • Design and implement critical analysis and research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives in respect of implementing the AU PCRD Policy and other relevant AU policies and strategies and undertake conflict and peace analyses of trends which might affect post-conflict recovery processes.
  • Coordinate PCRD and peacebuilding outreach programmes, publications and research products and ensure an enhanced understanding of the dynamics of PCRD and peacebuilding, with a view to developing a common and comprehensive African approach.
  • Ensure the timely preparation of analytical background information or reports for meetings of the Peace and Security Council and other Policy Organs on PCRD and peacebuilding initiatives activities.
  • Spearhead financial management and budgeting for all expenditures within the AUC-PCRD and peacebuilding portfolios, ensuring that all approved budgets are adhered to.
  • Organise seminars, workshops and roundtable dialogue for respective actors to address specific issues and promote awareness; enforce shared understanding and working knowledge of PCRD and peacebuilding operational systems, mechanisms and processes.
  • Coordinate resource mobilisation strategies with the Executive Secretary and ensure that all programmes, projects and initiatives for knowledge management, training, mentoring and capacity building in PCRD and peacebuilding are implemented steadily and successfully.  
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the AUC-PCRD and oversee the work of relevant PCRD and/or relevant peacebuilding task forces and AU Liaison Offices and relevant specialised technical agencies.
  • Work with Regional Economic Communities/Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) and international development partners, as well as PCRD, peacebuilding and humanitarian actors for the development of joint programmes and interventions.
  • Undertake any other assignments and tasks as requested by the Executive Secretary. Such assignments may involve working with teams and/or Staff within or outside the AUC-PCRD.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Economics, Public Administration, Organisational Development, Business Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Peace & Conflict Studies, Security Studies or any related discipline. A higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least 12 years of progressive working experience in strategic planning, and programme management and evaluation of which 7 should be at managerial level and 5 at supervisory level.
  • Experience in strategic planning development and programme and project design using results framework is desirable.
  • Previous work experience in a peace operation and/or in a conflict or post-conflict context with knowledge of and strong networks within multilateral institutions and policymaking, as well as of the broader policy development and implementation system.
  • Must have good knowledge of the African context and thorough conceptual knowledge and practice of the AU PCRD Policy and peacebuilding discourse. Must have proven track record of outstanding report writing and oral communication abilities. 

Required Skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between geographically and culturally disparate partners
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally
  • Ability to develop and delegate clear program goals, plans and actions, including budgets, that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and  fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing;
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation.

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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Languages:

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

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$50,746.00 (P5 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (48% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 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.

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Principal, Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (AUC-PCRD)

Job Specifications:

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Requisition ID: 962
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Directorate / Department: African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (AUC-PCRD)
Number of Direct Reports: 7
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P4
Contract Type: Regular

Job Description:
  • Providing strategic advice and managerial support to ensure overall development, execution and monitoring of the AUC-PCRD’s mandate as well as providing technical advisory support to senior management on strategic monitoring and evaluation roles as well as to build the results-based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation capacity of Staff in the context of Agenda 2063 implementation and the AU PCRD Policy and other related policies and strategies.

Main Functions

  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant for the AUC-PCRD and identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the AUC-PCRD’ support in achieving the AU’s goals.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation.
  • Foster and ensure implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to strategic partnerships.
  • Support the organisation of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
  • Develop training materials and provide necessary training and support.
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools for the AUC-PCRD’s PCRD and the AU’s peacebuilding initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans as well as the development of standard tools, systems and procedures for efficient data collection and reporting.
  • Develop standard tools, systems and procedures for efficient data collection and reporting for short- and long-term implementation and draft monitoring plans, setting priorities and performance measures to assist internal and external stakeholders in their progress towards the achievement of PCRD and peacebuilding implementation targets.
  • Provide technical assistance and monitor the progress of programmes and projects to ensure adherence to set standards, specifications, and agreed implementation time schedules as well as guide Staff in preparing programmes, projects and reports in the proper frameworks and provide technical back-up in strengthening their strategic planning, results-based management and reporting skills required in preparing strategic plans and annual workplans.
  • Coordinate resource mobilisation strategies with senior management and ensure that all programmes, projects and initiatives for knowledge management, training, mentoring and capacity building in PCRD and peacebuilding are implemented steadily and successfully.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitor and analyse programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; and ensure follow-up actions.
  • Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Generate survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultations and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Lead and participate in planning and accountability missions and provide guidance and draft mission summaries and reports.
  • Participate in activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Ensure implementation and follow-up on annual workplans and relevant decisions of Policy Organs and keep the Executive Secretary informed of all developments related to PCRD and peacebuilding for consideration and appropriate action.
  • Monitor developments on the continent in order to advise the leadership of the AUC-PCRD on strategic PCRD and peacebuilding action and initiatives designed to prevent relapse and consolidate peace in the continent and propose appropriate policy responses and methods of consolidating and sustaining peace.
  • Provide continuous analysis, documentation, codification of regional results/lessons learned as it relates to broad stabilisation work in support of PCRD, transitions and peacebuilding.
  • Monitor and manage risks across the portfolio of PCRD, stabilisation, transition and peacebuilding engagements and ensure alignment of monitoring and evaluation systems, tools and processes with the Agenda 2063 monitoring and evaluation framework, tools and processes.
  • Participate in the review, updating and modernisation of planning, monitoring and evaluation systems and tools.
  • Support the development of project proposals by reviewing and ensuring causal logic throughout the results chain and that indicators and objectives pass the SMART and CREAM criteria.
  • Support the roll out and implementation of Agenda 2063 monitoring and evaluation framework within the Regional Economic Communities/Mechanisms (RECs/RMs), AU Organs and Member States and facilitate reporting to the AU Policy Organs, RECs/RMs and Member States.
  • Undertake needs assessment and roll out of capacity building initiatives relating to monitoring and evaluation principles and techniques, results-based management and the use of standardised tools, processes and procedures.
  • Design and implement critical analysis and research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives in respect of implementing the AU PCRD Policy and other relevant AU policies and strategies.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of financial management and budgeting for all expenditures within the PCRD and peacebuilding portfolios, ensuring that all approved budgets are adhered to.
  • Organise monitoring seminars, workshops and roundtable dialogue for respective actors to address specific issues and promote awareness and enforce a shared understanding and working knowledge of PCRD and peacebuilding operational systems, mechanisms and processes.
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day activities in the planning of monitoring and evaluation of Staff and oversee the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the AUC-PCRD’s work.
  • Oversee and coordinate PCRD and peacebuilding monitoring and evaluation outreach programmes, publications, and research products within the AUC-PCRD.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be directed by the supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Master’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Management, Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Demography and Population Studies or any related discipline.
  • Additional qualification / post-graduate studies in statistical analysis will be highly desirable. A higher qualification will be an added advantage. 
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of progressive working experience in the area of strategic planning, programme management, administration or programme monitoring and evaluation of which 6 years should be at expert level and 3 years at supervisory level.  
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in above mentioned studies, would be considered provided they have 12 years of relevant working experience of which 6 years should be at expert level and 3 years at supervisory level. 
  • Experience in strategic planning development and programme and project design using results framework is desirable. Previous work experience in a peace operation and/or in a conflict or post-conflict context with knowledge of and strong networks within multilateral institutions and policymaking, as well as of the broader policy development and implementation system. 
  • Must have good knowledge of the African context and thorough conceptual knowledge and practice of the AU PCRD Policy and peacebuilding discourse. Must have proven track record of outstanding report writing and oral communication abilities.  

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically.
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility.
  • Excellent networking skills, and strong influencing / persuasion skills.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills both written and oral.
  • Excellent skills to deal with difficult situations with a level of discretion and responsibility.
  • Good computer and information technology skills.
  • Languages skills: Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Drive for result
  • 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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Languages:

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

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 42,879.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (48% 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.

Senior Policy Officer, Gender, Peace and Security (AUC-PCRD)

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Requisition ID: 964
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Reports to: Principal Programme Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Directorate / Department: African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (AUC-PCRD)
Division: Programme and Research
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P3
Contract Type: Regular

Job Description:
  • To spearhead the development and implementation of gender, peace and security aspects of the AUC-PCRD’s PCRD and peacebuilding initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account continental, regional and national programme priorities and targets. 
  • The incumbent will provide senior management with analysis and guidance on gender, peace and security issues and facilitate the mainstreaming of a gender perspective into the programmes of the AUC-PCRD.  
  • He or she is also responsible for providing strategic analysis and guidance and managerial support on gender, peace and security to ensure overall development, execution and monitoring of the AUC-PCRD’s mandate to ensure effective implementation of the AU Gender, Peace and Security mandates and continental policies on gender equality. 

Main Functions

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of gender, peace and security tools for the AUC-PCRD’s PCRD and the AU’s peacebuilding initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans as well as the development of standard tools, systems and procedures for efficient data collection and reporting.
  • Manage all activities within the gender, peace and security portfolio and work closely with Staff to ensure successful outcomes of annual plans of work and other expected results.
  • Contribute to policy development on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the context of the AU PCRD Policy framework implementation as well as other relevant policies, decisions and declarations of Policy Organs.
  • Ensure gender, peace and security and gender equality and women’s empowerment are appropriately reflected in policy and programming across the organisation.
  • Develop standard tools, systems and procedures for efficient data collection and reporting for short- and long-term implementation and draft monitoring plans, setting priorities and performance measures to assist internal and external stakeholders in their progress towards the achievement of PCRD and peacebuilding implementation targets on gender, peace and security.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of gender, peace and security aspects of the AU’s PCRD and peacebuilding initiatives, programmes and projects, including overall policy and legal frameworks, implementation strategies, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account continental, regional and national programme priorities and targets.
  • Coordinate the implementation of all activities within the gender, peace and security portfolio of the AUC-PCRD and work closely with all Units and Divisions to ensure successful outcomes of annual plan of work and other expected results. 
  • Contribute to policy development on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the AUC-PCRD and ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment and influence policy discussions at continental and global levels through providing substantive technical written inputs that consolidate and advance understanding of the AU’s work and key policy challenges and responses relating to gender on the continent.
  • Support the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, the AU Gender Policy, the AU PCRD Policy and related policies, strategies, declarations and decisions of Policy Organs.
  • Undertake research and collect data on issues related to gender, peace and security, facilitate the collection and exchange of information and prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. and draft, collate and edit specified inputs for all reports and documentation on gender, peace and security.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field of policy research and practice and develop, manage and implement research activities in support of the AU PCRD Policy’s gender, peace and security agenda.
  • Implement initiatives that boost sharing of experiences and cross-organisational learning and strategy design to advance the gender, peace and security agenda and ensure all issues are comprehensively addressed. 
  • Analyse annual plans of work within the Commission, RECs/RMs, Member States and Policy Organs to identify key entry points for collaboration and support on policy issues and organise policy related consultations and dialogue; Informed by best practices and lessons learned, track progress, the lack thereof and prevailing risks and threats and provide guidance on strategies to further the AU’s gender equality goals.
  • Assist in the drafting of funding applications and funding reports and prepare substantive policy guidance notes, deliver presentations and contribute to advocacy and communications materials highlighting trends and developments on gender equality and women’s empowerment at continental, regional and national levels.
  • Organise experts meetings, workshops and panel discussions to gather knowledge on emerging issues and trends and examine implementation of the AUC-PCRD’s and the AU’s policy commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Identify and advise on entry points for new initiatives for the AUC-PCRD to strengthen national and local capacities for gender equality and support the advancement of women’s empowerment and gender equality. 
  • Liaise with key stakeholders from Member States, RECs/RMs, academia, civil society at the national and continental level, the private sector and key international actors to build and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on gender equality initiatives.
  • Coordinate, as needed, with the  AU Commission, other AU specialised technical agencies that have complementary mandates through participating in working-level mechanisms for gender, peace and security within the context of the AU PCRD Policy framework implementation; as well as coordinate with relevant national, regional and global institutions and non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, the private sector, the media and the academia, faith-based organisations and traditional authorities among others.
  • Provides technical expertise as required on strategies for gender mainstreaming, including expanding the capacity for gender analysis and designing gender-sensitive and responsive policies and programmes, provide substantive inputs to results based reporting and analysis and facilitate monitoring and reporting methodologies and benchmarking for all activities. 
  • Advise and make timely recommendations to senior management on identified programmes and project implementation strategies and targets, trouble shooting operational problems, through analysis, reports, review meetings, mentoring, training and capacity building, and field supervision visits.
  • Perform any other related tasks as may be directed by the superviser.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Master’s Degree in International Relations, Humanities, Development Studies, Sociology Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, Monitoring and Evaluation or similar studies with a minimum of 7 years of working experience and applied knowledge in the areas of gender, peace, and security, out of which 3 must be at expert level.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree would be considered provided they poses 10 years in the above relevant fields of study with 3 years at expert level.
  • Previous work experience in a peace operation and/or in a conflict or post-conflict context with knowledge of and strong networks within multilateral institutions and policymaking, as well as of the broader policy development and implementation system. 
  • Good knowledge of the African context and thorough conceptual knowledge and practice of the AU PCRD Policy and peacebuilding discourse is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must have proven track record of outstanding report writing and oral communication abilities.  
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural 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.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship.
  • Foster Accountability Culture.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • 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.

Languages:

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

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 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.
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Principal Officer, Training and Capacity Building

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Requisition ID: 821
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Reports to: Deputy Director
Directorate / Department: African Migration Observatory / HHS
Number of Direct Reports: 5
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P4
Contract Type: Regular

Job Description:
  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Principal Officer, Training & Capacity Building oversees and provides advice and guidance to senior management on the strategic direction of the training and capacity building functions of the Observatory.
  • S/he also supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities of staff in the Training & Capacity Building Unit.
  • The incumbent also monitors the activities of the unit and resolves issues affecting quality and timeliness.

Main Functions

  • Provide overall leadership to the training and capacity building functions of the Observatory.
  • Coordinate the development of strategic and annual activity work-plans of the Training & Capacity Building Unit in line with the Observatory’s strategic goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Present and defend resource requirements needed to carry out the annual work-plans of the Training & Capacity Building Unit.
  • Assist management in mobilizing resources for the training and capacity building activities of the Observatory.
  • Represent the Observatory at relevant regional/continental/international seminars and conferences.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate training / capacity building needs assessments of Member States / RECs on migration data collection/management.
  • Develop syllabi/curricula on data collection based on identified training/capacity building needs of Member States / RECs.
  • Coordinate the development of technical proposals and budgets for the training and capacity building activities in accordance with the Observatory’s strategic priorities.
  • Monitor performance and prepares progress reports on the training and capacity building activities of the Observatory.
  • Coordinate the design of monitoring and evaluation systems for programmes under the Training & Capacity Building Unit.
  • Compile briefing notes, strategy documents, regular regional/continental reports and white papers on migration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Master’s Degree in a numerate discipline such as Statistics, Demography, Mathematics, Computer Science or Survey Methodology or other related disciplines with a total of ten (10) years of continuous and combined relevant experience with six (6) and three (3) expert and supervisory level. Areas of experience should be in:
  • Working with survey data and secondary data.
  • Planning and implementing large-scale statistical surveys.
  • Documented experience in teaching statistics or a related field at certificate or diploma level.
  • A professional qualification or certificate in training/capacity building will be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and leading teams of consultants, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting technical documents for executive level consumption and/or peer review.
  • Experience with statistical applications and methods for social research.
  • Knowledge and advanced use of at least two of the following tools: R, Sawtooth CBC/HB, Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Python, XLStat
  • Advanced Excel skills and/or VBA experience.
  • An understanding of the African migration landscape.
  • Proven experience interacting with international and regional public partner agencies.
  • Proven track-record of working and liaising with high-level government and donor officials.
  • An understanding of the African Union way of working and managing associated relationships with Member States / RECs and partners is preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Excellent analytical skills to respond to trends in emerging issues, and to develop, apply and adjust programme strategies to further the Observatory’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to motivate staff, work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Excellent diplomatic, representational, inter-personal skills, including experience in interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to build strong collaborative relationships with governments and partners.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Personal commitment, goal oriented and drive for results, flexibility and respect for diversity.    
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to operate in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications and experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight…
  • Developing others…
  • Change Management..
  • Managing Risk…

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationships…
  • Foster Accountability Culture…
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • 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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Languages:

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

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$42,879.00  (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (48% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 23,544.00  (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.

Senior Technical Officer, Disease Control And Prevention

Job Specifications:

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Requisition ID: 841
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Head, Division of Disease Control and Prevention
Directorate / Department: Africa CDC
Division: Disease Control and Prevention
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Job Grade: P3
Number of Positions: 2
Contract  Type: Regular 

Job Description:
  • The Senior Technical Officer for the Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC will be responsible for providing technical assistance to advance African CDC strategic priorities and initiatives through engagement with Member States and relevant regional implementing partners to:
    • Strengthen and enhance implementation of the existing NCD prevention and control programme,
    • Support a variety of technical and programme management and implementation activities in the area of endemic and neglected tropical disease epidemiology and
    • Surveillance and Community Health services.
  • These programs and activities are designed to improve the health of the people of Africa through the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD), Endemic and neglected Infectious Diseases and building capacity to reduce disease burden in the continent.
  •  In carrying out the work of the Division, the Senior Technical Officer supports the implementation of public health surveillance and epidemiologic activities, workforce development, strengthening of information systems, laboratory networks, and other related health systems strengthening activities focused on the prevention and control of NCDs and Endemic Diseases.
  • Division activities will build on existing public health surveillance systems and activities to generate data and reporting against targeted diseases to yield routine monitoring information for the Africa CDC, including its Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) and Member State constituencies, and its core public health partners.  
  • The Division will also build related technical capacity of its constituent base through training and delivery of technical assistance.

Main Functions

  • Provide technical support in the preparation and implementation of programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan
  • Ensure effective coordination and implementation at various levels
  • Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and other stakeholders on relevant matters
  • Prepare and develop reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Division
  • Provide technical support for the development of resource mobilization strategy with stakeholders coordination
  • Manage and supervise employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation.
  • Conduct complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and AU’s internal use.
  • Liaise with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
  • Prepare budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.
  • Actively contribute in the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans

Specific Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Officer shall:

  • Provide technical assistance to ensure the vision, mission and guiding values of the Africa CDC are developed, communicated, and implemented by Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) and implementing partners as appropriate; 
  • Provide expert advice and consultation to Member States, RCCs, NPHI’s, key stakeholders and partners regarding implementation of Africa CDC NCD strategic objectives, activities and programmes. 
  • Support the implementation of inter-country collaboration on NCD surveillance monitoring and reporting, including data sharing and use and promote engagement of countries regional and inter-regional prevention and control activities and programmes
  • Support the implementation of Africa CDC policies to strengthen the control of endemic infectious diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis among Member State
  • Support the processes of strengthening quality of data collection, management, analysis and reporting
  • Working with Member States, support the process of improving Africa CDC access to health-related data through coordination, collaboration and technical assistance
  • Support the implementation of Africa CDC activities to strengthening community health programmes in Member 
  • Provide technical leadership/support/facilitation for the implementation of Africa CDC policies to strengthen existing endemic and NTDs surveillance and prevention and control programs in Member States and ensure linkages with animal, agriculture and environmental sectors where relevant.
  • Support other strategic initiatives and programmes, e.g., Events Based Surveillance (EBS), strengthening disease monitoring and surveillance and laboratory systems and health information systems, workforce development and other activities through the regional integrated surveillance and laboratory networks (RISLNET);
  • Facilitate and coordinate development of standard operating procedures and monitoring and reporting mechanisms for strengthening regional and national NCD surveillance systems;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the development of tools and systems for the analysis, interpretation, and use of surveillance data for public health policy making and to guide decisions on the prevention and control of NCDs and allocation of public health resources;
  • Facilitate and coordinate development of planning tools and reference guidance for regional NCD prevention and control capacity strengthening, working in collaboration with the NHPIs;
  • Under the direction of the designated Africa CDC Incident Commander, provide technical services delivery in support of Africa CDC Emergency Response activities as appropriate and assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Masters’ Degree in Public Health or a related discipline such as but not limited to, eEpidemiology, Health-services Research, Health outcomes Research, Biostatistics, Environmental Science or Decision Sciences with seven (7) years relevant experience out of which three (3) years should be at expert level
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline such as, but not limited to, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health-services Research, Health Outcomes Research, Biostatistics, Environmental Science or Decision Sciences with ten (10) years relevant experience, out of which three (3) years should be at expert level.
  • Technical expertise and experience in supporting and/or managing complex, public health programmes related to disease prevention and control, epidemiology and surveillance and other health information systems.  
  • Familiarity with the administrative and management practices and processes typically employed by public health and other public sector programmes.
  • Relevant experience* in implementing public health programmes, with special emphasis on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.  Experience in epidemiology and surveillance or other public health programme and/or health sciences and outcomes research in any setting, including a governmental agency, academic institution, research organization or a life-sciences company is also desired.
  • Clear understanding of health systems on the African continent and fair knowledge of operations of the Ministry of Health in Member States.
  • Knowledge of public health programmes, health sciences research and health systems strengthening, and experience in supporting projects and programmes under government ministries and external donors. 
  • Knowledge of public health issues in Africa, and previous experience working in Africa.
  • Relevant experience is defined as implementing/supporting public health preparedness and response and/or emergency management activities and programmes, epidemiology and surveillance or other public health programmes and/or health sciences research.

Required Skills:

  • Functional Skills:
  • Sound technical writing skills, in addition to narrative and financial reporting skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure. 
  • Excellent skills and abilities applied to translating technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and good presentation skills, provide programme consultation, and credible response to inquiries.
  • Excellent technical and scientific writing skills, in addition to narrative and technical reporting skills. 
  • Resourceful and skilled at collecting, analyzing and using data to recommend, make and communicate decisions of a technical nature for both technical and lay audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills, including office administration and statistical software applications and online digital information systems.

Personal Abilities: 

  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports
  • Ability  to work in a multicultural environment 
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit 
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible 
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented 

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship.
  • Foster Accountability Culture.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing…
  • Drive for result…
  • 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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Language:

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

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 22,292.00 (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.

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