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Job Opportunities at the African Union

The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.

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Requisition ID: 363
Location: Douala, Cameroon
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
Division: Sustainable Environment
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports : 0
Job Grade: P2
Reports to:- ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator (line reporting) & ECCAS Unit Coordinator

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.

Main Functions
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer shall:

  • Assist in the following up on the activities of the project, primarily in relation to monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined strategic plan. Participate in the development of strategic and periodic plans using the logical framework approach for information analysis and reporting.
  • Suggest new and expand on existing policy areas for planned research, development and coordination of monitoring and evaluation systems for plans, projects and programs and in the capitalization of information.
  • Contribute in conducting analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the project.
  • Assist in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area.
  • Engage with relevant mid-level stakeholders and develop working relationships.
  • Assist in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Project.
  • Provide technical support to internal and external stakeholders

Specific Responsibilities
Under the authority and supervision of the ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the members of the Management Unit, the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will:

  • Establish and implement a monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Plan and execute M&E activities and project reporting in line with the log framework;
  • Collect and analyse project implementation data and prepare reports
  • Ensure that the logical framework is update will all actors of the project clarified;
  • Conduct sentitization and  provide training for project stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Ensure timely follow-up of project activities by collecting, processing and analysing data relating to the project;
  • Evaluate the effects and impact of the project through quantitative and qualitative indicators;
  • Prepare periodic reports on the level of technical and financial achievement of the project;
  • Identify and collect lessons learnt, best practices, and constraints and suggest recommendations for improving implementation;
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of the project database and the use of various techniques including GIS;
  • Support identification of clean monitoring and evaluation indicators;
  • Establish monitoring and reporting mechanisms with reference to the logical framework;
  • Prepare and implement the M&E manual, procedures and plan;
  • Provide technical and methodological support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Develop and monitor the project’s annual activities in collaboration with other project staff and implementing partners
  • Prepare reports and information materials from M&E activities and ensure their wide dissemination;
  • Supervising the survey operations necessary to assess the effects and impacts of the project;
  • Conduct surveys to assess the effects and impacts of the project;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • The M&E Officer must demonstrate solid experience in the development and coordination of monitoring and evaluation systems for plans, projects and programs and in the capitalization of information.
  • S/he must also have demonstrated knowledge of the logical framework approach and other approaches to strategic planning, information analysis and reporting.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources Management, Project Management, Meteorology, or related. Higher academic qualification will be an advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience of which at least two (2) years should be at a similar or higher in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Good experience in M&E approaches, design, execution and conduct of surveys.

Required Skills:

  • Have a good command of the project cycle (formulation, supervision, self-evaluation by the beneficiaries, mid-term and final evaluation);
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise data and drafting reports;
  • Have proven skills in using IT tools;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Sound planning and organizational skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of climate change and meteorology technical processes;
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages and fluency in another is an advantage
  • Experience in ECCAS is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure within a multidisciplinary team
  • Have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to interact with a range of people;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate specialized information to non-specialists;
  • Experience in project management.
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Change Management .
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Office Assistant

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Requisition ID: 361
Location: Douala, Cameroun
Reports to: Project Coordinator, ECCAS Unit
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
Division: Environnement durable
Job Grade: GSA4

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.
  • The Office Assistant will provide active office management support to the project.

Main Functions

  • The Office Assistant will be responsible for providing general office, secretarial and logistics support to the project for effective implementation of planned and/or daily routine work.

Specific Responsibilities
Document preparation and management:

  • Coordinate daily receipt and dispatch of incoming and outgoing correspondences of the office.
  • Draft routine outgoing letters, memos, correspondences, typing reports and format them for issuance.
  • Maintain file of incoming and outgoing correspondences, various documents etc both in soft and hard copies.
  • Maintain a proper filing and recording/referencing system for all incoming and outgoing correspondence and documents;

Communication:

  • Receive incoming and make outgoing calls for the Office to ensure smooth running of communication while maintaining promptness and confidentiality.  Answer and screen telephone calls/e-mail messages and ensure follow up with relevant stakeholders;
  • Receive guests/visitors/staff within the Project Office and provide them with basic information as required;

Event management and logistics:

  • Assist in the organization of working meetings, events, conferences, manage and coordinate on-site logistics.
  • Assist in administrative work including transport, arrangement of refreshment and catering, linked to official events and as required by supervisors.
  • General administrative and logistics work:
  • Work on the travel arrangement of Project staff, follow up on issuance of ticket and overall movement;
  • Keep equipment in use in good condition and report on defects for maintenance and other necessary action;
  • Ensure the maintenance and replenishment of stationary stocks
  • Provide day to day routine administrative support to various work units whenever required.
  • Perform any other relevant duty/responsibility assigned.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of Diploma in Secretarial Science, Office Management, Administration or any related field from a recognized educational institution.
  • A higher qualification will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge and practical use of Computer office applications are mandatory (very good knowledge of MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of SAP will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in office support and/or secretarial work
  • Experience in Office Management is mandatory.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, using one of the AU working languages is mandatory, with preference to those spoken in the ECCAS (English and French). Capacity to communicate in a second AU working language (both orally and in writing) will be an added advantage.
  • Drafting skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Ability to organize and present data in an understandable and useful manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organisational ability and time management;
  • Willingness to extend service beyond working hours, as and when necessary  
  • Proactivity, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent ability to use MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point). Practical knowledge of using the SAP system will be an advantage.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Flexibility (GSA4)
  • Risk Awareness and Compliance (GSA4)
  • Core Competencies
  • Teamwork and Collaboration;
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance;
  • Learning Orientation;
  • Communicating Clearly;
  • Functional Competencies
  • Trouble shooting;
  • Job Knowledge Sharing;
  • Task Focused;
  • Continuous Improvement Awareness;

Tenure Of Appointment

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming

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

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$  49,367.20  (GSA4 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  18,679.28  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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Policy Officer, Communication, Visibility and Knowledge Management

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Requisition ID: 364
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: ClimSA-GFCS Project Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy Directorate/ Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)
Division: Sustainable Environment
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P2

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Functions
The Policy Officer, Communication, Visibility and Knowledge Management shall:

  • Have the responsibility of ensuring the implementation of the communication, visibility and knowledge management strategy of the programme including communication and sharing of information to stakeholders and the wider public.
  • Ensure that the communication and visibility strategy and the implementation plan are put in place. Collaborates with RECs and Regional Climate Centres in the production communication and visibility materials.
  • Ensure effective knowledge management for weather and climate services and effective technical coordination and implementation across RECs and RCCs.

Specific Responsibilities
The Policy Officer shall:

  • Develop and lead implementation of the Communication and Visibility Strategy of the GFCS programme;
  • Assist the Coordinator in preparation of communication materials for the GFCS programme;
  • Liaise with Communication experts from RCCs on the organization of communication and visibility events;
  • Lead in the planning and organization of joint communication and visibility events in international and African fora on climate change, meteorology and related environmental events;
  • Handle the media relations for the programme, including through arranging interviews and facilitating contacts by the media;
  • Work closely and actively with local, regional and international media to develop an accurate understanding of the programme, objectives, activities, achievements, etc.;
  • Manage the media and public information activities and raises awareness of core thematic areas within the context of the ClimSA/GFCS programme;
  • Create and maintain networks of high level communications contacts with broadcast media, the press, governmental agencies, international institutions and other civil society organizations (non-governmental organizations, businesses, community organizations, interest groups, etc.);
  • Prepare press releases and background notices for use by the media;
  • Monitor the media for coverage of the ClimSA/GFCS project and other relevant news; identify trends and provide advice on correcting misinformation;
  • Coordinate the production of visibility materials including publications, technical reports, booklets, flyers, t-shirts, journals and newsletters, bulletins, etc.;
  • Coordinate the production of periodic African State of Climate Report, Climate Outlooks, Advisories, etc.
  • Collaborate with DIC on the development, update and management of the project website/webpage in line with AU procedures.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s University Degree in one or more of the following fields: Communications, Public Relations, International Relations, Broadcasting or in another relevant discipline of Social Sciences with additional relevant academic qualification or professional training in communication or public relations.
  • Additional or higher qualifications in Information Management, Library Science, Knowledge Management, etc. will be an advantage.
  • At least three (3) years relevant, progressively responsible and professional experience in Journalism, Communications or Public Relations, including at least two (2) years of experience in climate/ environment information communication at the international level in a public information/relations position.
  • Extensive experience in the field of public information and communication in institutions working on climate services.  Prior experience at an international level and with EU communication and visibility practices is an asset.
  • Practical experience in earth observation and climate information communication is an asset.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Environment and climate communication skills at national, regional and continental level in Africa
  • Audio visual content production and design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Adobe InDesign software
  • Social media and web content development and management skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language 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 shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Senior Policy Officer, Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Requisition ID: 367
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to:- ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy Directorate/
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)
Division: Sustainable Environment
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Job Grade: P3

Job Description:
  • Respect for Diversity and Team Work
  • Think Africa Above all
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Integrity and Impartiality
  • Efficiency and Professionalism
  • Information and Knowledge Shari
  • Organization Information

Purpose of Job

  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Functions

  • Ensures that the programme has appropriate planning, monitoring and evaluation system as well as the reporting tools with clear milestones and deliverables.
  • Responsible for monitoring and assessment of the progress of implementation and assists the Programme Coordinator on preparation of reports for the programme.
  • Provides key inputs into the regular Intra-ACP Programme reporting and facilitates the regular monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Action and all other ClimSA related projects implemented in RECs and RCCs with particular focus on the ECCAS region and the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD).
  • Liaise with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Climate Centres and other stakeholders on matters of water and climate services

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and facilitate implementation of the overall ClimSA – GFCS programme planning, monitoring, and reporting system as well as the Reporting Framework;
  • Provide support to RCCs to ensure their appropriate use of the established monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems;
  • Conduct regular site visits, ensure quality control of M&E processes, and manage the information-gathering process for results and performance reports;
  • Maintain active communication with RCCs and assist them in the development of M&E plans for the project;
  • Support project accountability by reporting on ClimSA/GFCS activities including follow-ups on the functioning of infrastructure and development, delivery and utilization of climate services;
  • Prepare for and facilitate the ClimSA/GFCS programme evaluations (mid-term, final and any other evaluations);
  • Undertake M&E activities and project reporting in line with the log framework;
  • Design and conduct assessments, annual reviews, and surveys for process monitoring and identification of project achievements, challenges, success stories, lessons, best practices, impacts, etc. in order to measure project performance against objectives and indicators;
  • Provide professional support to the Coordinator in the areas of planning, development and implementation of the integrated performance monitoring and evaluation strategies;
  • Take part in the planning and implementation of UIPs, cross-fertilization actions, peer reviews, and review of climate services development;
  • Take an active role in the planning and execution of events including international and African fora, Technical expert meetings, Program Advisory/Steering Committee meetings, and other events on climate change, meteorology and related environmental events;
  • Identify capacity gaps in the field of M&E of implementing partners, and provide   support in organization of remedial training to fill capacity gaps.
  • Design and facilitate delivery of M&E and reporting training programmes on the use of recommended reporting and monitoring tools, formats and guidelines;
  • Provide professional support to the Coordinator in the review of periodic technical reports of implementing partners;
  • Working closely with other project staff and relevant AUC Directorates, partners and consultants, lead and provide overall management for the design and implementation of an M&E and reporting system;
  • Provide support to the Programme Coordinator in preparation of project reports
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Development Evaluation and Management, or related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively relevant work experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation, including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing relationships among partners. OR
  • A Bachelor Degree in the above fields of study with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively relevant work experience as stated above.
  • Candidates are required to have at least three (3) years supervisory experience
  • A qualification or experience in Programme/Project management including design and formulation, management, monitoring and evaluation is essential.
  • Candidates with experience in planning, monitoring, and evaluation of projects delivering environmental and climate services or remoting sensing and GIS will have an added advantage
  • Experience in earth observation, environment and climate change projects and knowledge of GIS applications is an added advantage
  • Experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation, including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing relationships among partners.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in planning, monitoring, and evaluation of projects delivering environmental and climate services or remote sensing and GIS will have an added advantage
  • Experience in earth observation, environment and climate change projects and knowledge of GIS applications is an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language 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 shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Remuneration
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$  96,921.34  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Coordinator

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Requisition ID: 278
Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Secretary-General 
Directorate: Office of the Secretary-General
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P4

Job Description:
  • To lead and coordinate activities, supervise staff and design strategies and policies relevant to the Unit and engagement of relevant stakeholders.

Main Functions

  • Coordinate activities, supervise and manage employees on the delivery of the Unit’s mandate and performance objectives;
  • Supervise the design and plan policy programmes to achieve these strategies; lead, guide and supervise the implementation of planned activities;
  • Contribute to the development of the AfCFTA Secretariat’s business continuity plan and ensure implementation at the RECs Coordination Unit level;
  • Manage risk within the Unit and recommend mitigation strategies;
  • Develop new and expand on existing activities as components of these strategies and policies.
  • Address problems arising from current approaches to relevant areas;
  • Supervise the engagement with stakeholders within Member States and RECs on designing and implementing AfCFTA strategies;
  • Represent the organisation and explain its position at conferences and other relevant platforms;
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at the Unit level;
  • Ensure creation of an inspiring work environment to enable staff development and professional progression; and
  • Mobilize resources from donors to support the implementation of AfCFTA Secretariat strategy.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contribute in mobilizing all relevant stakeholders and institutions of the Regional Economic Communities towards coordinated and harmonized continental integration through among others continental platforms, shared experiences, and common visions, goals and programs as appropriate;
  • Oversee the due implementation of provisions and instruments on relations, between the regional economic communities, the African Continental Free Trade Area and the African Union, in line with the overall architecture of continental integration;
  • Working with all relevant stakeholders, assist to actualise the role of regional economic communities as building blocks for the African Common Market and the African Continental Free Trade Area among others through common trade and customs programs and documentation, and coordination of interventions for promoting regional value chains, industrialization, digitalization and inclusiveness;
  • Collaborate with knowledge generation and management institutions to continuously clarify and support progress towards a streamlined interface between the African Continental Free Trade Area, the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities in the day-to-day operations of the trade, customs, digitalization, investment, intellectual property and innovation programs;
  • Support dialogue on key global and continental strategic issues in order to support active diplomatic agency of Africa throughout major forums relevant to and giving visibility to and a constructive role for the African Continental Free Trade Area;
  • Set up organic institutional frameworks for dealing with structures of the regional economic communities at the managerial and technical levels as appropriate;
  • Working with the Secretariats of the Regional Economic Communities and the Member States, promote the incorporation of the agenda of the African Continental Free Trade Area into the strategic plans and annual work programs of the regional economic communities;
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the integration programs of the regional economic communities, making proposals for alignments towards continental integration and for best practices that could be considered for replication at the continental level;
  • Brief the Secretariats and Meetings of the Regional Economic Communities of the Decisions and Outcomes of key meetings of the African Continental Free Area, with a view to continuously mainstreaming the Decisions and Outcomes into the Regional Economic Communities as appropriate;
  • Promote good working relations between the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Regional Economic Communities, characterised by good will, understanding, and close collaboration across the various key areas of continental integration;
  • Coordinate the missions of the Secretary-General to the regional economic communities covering the programmes, substantive matters and objectives of the missions as well as the logistics;
  • Prepare relevant reports on activities undertaken including key next steps, follow up action and disseminate to the relevant stakeholders including the Secretariats of the Regional Economic Communities; and
  • Ensure RECs are well informed on decisions undertaken to avoid any duplication.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Business, Development studies or relevant studies with ten (10) years post qualification relevant work experience out of which 6 years must be at managerial level;
  • Proven experience in Policy Planning, formulation and programme management/coordination at regional or multilateral level.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches between various stakeholders and partners, as well as 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 prepare Budget, Progress Report, Work Plan and present for its adoption
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff;
  • Ability to effectively use the African Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Tools; and
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

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

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and Information Sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

AU Values:

  • Respect for Diversity and Team Work
  • Think Africa Above all                     
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Integrity and Impartiality                       
  • Efficiency and Professionalism
  • Information and Knowledge Sharing

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.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 42,879.00.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 27,290.88.00 (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.

Junior Programme Officer

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Requisition ID.: 341
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to:- ClimSA / GFCS Project Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy Directorate/
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports : 0
Job Grade: P1

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable the Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Functions:

  • The Junior Programme Officer will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of administrative and technical aspects of the programme. The officer will have the overall responsibility of assisting the programme in the planning and execution of all administrative tasks.
  • S/he will make necessary follow-up on administrative matters involving various AU Departments and Directorates, and other offices. S/he will also provide assistance in the overall coordination and monitoring of the Intra-ACP Climate Service Programme in addition to involvement in the day-to-day activities. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct technical support to the African Union Commission in advancing the implementation of the ClimSA/GFCS Programmes
  • Maintain a comprehensive overview of the work of the ClimSA Programme Team to ensure that timely administrative and technical support is provided for effective program delivery.
  • Provide direct organizational and coordinated support to the program’s related events and meetings.
  • Coordinate and/or prepare relevant background documentation for ClimSA related events and meetings.
  • Assist other Program officers and participants on general administrative matters, provide advice and ensure administrative support as required;
  • Provide monitoring support to overall program implementation including the program budget and provide relevant information to Officers in charge of budget execution;
  • Prepare correspondence, special reports, evaluation and justifications as required for general programme implementation.
  • Prepare meetings and follow-up of related decisions for programme implementation
  • Maintain policy, confidential and management records;
  • Prepare and participate in project meetings and report and/or take notes of such meetings;
  • Perform logistical activities of international meetings (ClimSA/GFCS Forums, workshops, missions, etc.) and appointments
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, administration, management, sustainable development, climatology or related field and preferably have two (2) years relevant work experience.
  • A qualification in project management would be an added advantage.
  •  Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of appropriate experience at a junior level with exposure to programme support and professional engagement in one or more of the following areas: project management, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, management involving multi-stakeholders such as RECs, Member States, RCCs, and Development Partners.
  • Experience in office management and administration would be a strong added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development 
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

 Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for results.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration

  • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$ 75,024.13   (P1 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 56,563.87 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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ICT Expert

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Requisition ID: 362
Duty Station: Douala, Cameroon
Organization: African Union Commission – AUC
Reports to: ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator (line reporting) & ECCAS Unit Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
Division: Sustainable Environment
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Grade: P2

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.

Main Functions
Under the authority and supervision of the ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator and AUC Head of MIS Division, and in close collaboration with the members of the Project Management Unit, the tasks and responsibilities of the ICT Officer will be to:

  • Execute communication, visibility, and knowledge management functions.
  • Engage on computer processing of meteorological data.

Specific Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with technical experts, the specific responsibilities of the ICT Expert will include:

  • Managing infrastructure (climate stations, PUMA stations and others) installation and maintenance at CAPC-AC and in ECCAS Member States.
  • Follow-up infrastructure customs clearance in ECCAS Member States for timely clearance.
  • Managing IT infrastructures and databases, including networks, servers, and telecommunications for proper functioning.
  • Ensure that network access privileges, applications, data storage and regular backups are configured and maintained;
  • Develop and test software programs according to the needs of the project;
  • Manage the project weather and climate monitoring databases;
  • Ensure capacity building for NMHSs, CAPC-AC staff, national staff and provide training to NMHSs focal points as well as stakeholders in the region on data access;
  • Support the production, collection and dissemination of climate services information in real time.
  • Facilitate the reception of weather data from partners and ensure data transfers to NMHSs;
  • Provide IT helpdesk support and feedback tools to users as and when required;
  • Work in close collaboration with experts from ACMAD, JRC and ECMNF to develop the CSIS (Climate Services Information System) and the Climate Data Management System (CDMS) for the region and ensure its effective implementation throughout the climate services production chain;
  • Develop and implement the project communication and visibility plan/strategy for the ECCAS region and execute communication, visibility, and knowledge management actions including social media;
  • Ensure effective delivery of climate services production chain, dissemination of climate services, and delivery of training;
  • Overall administration, management, planning, design, implementation and support of the network infrastructure (LAN, WAN, copper, fiber, wireless, data center, cabling), Network Hardware; (switches, hubs, routers, access points, controllers) and Network Security (Firewall / control access /VPN);
  • Prepare statistical reports on ICT-related data and metrics. As needed, implement measures to ensure required standards are met;
  • Ensuring successful server backup, routine testing of disaster recovery planning, backups and restore procedures for local drives. Maintain logs, determine critical versions of data, and execute related archiving procedures;
  • Produce communication and visibility materials in collaboration with the project team, manage network and database infrastructures, software, servers and web applications, troubleshooting; strengthening the IT equipment’s and backup routines;
  • Managing power system in CAPC-AC premises and ensuring that it is in good working condition: generators and power supply (UPS), fire detection systems and other electrical equipment.
  • Develop a feedback tool for users;
  • Work in close collaboration with ACMAD, JRC and ECMWF to develop the climate Services Information System (CSIS) and ensure its effectiveness;
  • Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure at CAPC-AC and in NMHSs of ECCAS Member States;
  • Develop, test, implement, and maintain the project website and portal and update information such as newsletters, event information, feedbacks, etc.
  • Develop and support effective web-based tools to enable secure dynamic delivery of web content for the project;
  • Produce communication and visibility materials in collaboration with the program team, manage network and database infrastructures, software, servers and web applications, troubleshooting; strengthening the IT equipment’s and backup routines;
  • Execute communication, visibility, and knowledge management actions;
  • Perform any other duties related to the programme as may be assigned.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, Computer Engineering and related fields.
  • A higher academic qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of professional relevant work experience of which at least two (2) years should be at a similar or higher in the field of meteorological applications.
  • Good experience in database management, production, collection and dissemination of computer and satellite data; advanced experience in processing of computerized processing of meteorological data, management of computer systems, internet and satellite networks. He/She must have a background in programming language (Bash, R, Python, NCL, fortran, matlab,..), information technology issues.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, Computer Engineering and related fields.
  • A higher academic qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of professional relevant work experience of which at least two (2) years should be at a similar or higher in the field of meteorological applications.
  • Good experience in database management, production, collection and dissemination of computer and satellite data; advanced experience in processing of computerized processing of meteorological data, management of computer systems, internet and satellite networks. He/She must have a background in programming language (Bash, R, Python, NCL, fortran, matlab,..), information technology issues.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in climate services sectors   fields of application;
  • Good command of analysis methods, interoperability technologies, geo-referenced data, python language etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Sound planning and organizational skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of climate change and meteorology technical processes;
  • Knowledge of the use of data from regional and global climate models for climate simulations and predictions at the level of the sub-region, countries, watersheds, impacts, and forecasts of risks and disasters linked to climates;
  • Proven knowledge and practice of policy development and analysis;
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages and fluency in another  is an added advantage;
  • Experience in the ECCAS region is an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of LINUX and Window operating systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Desired Skills:

  • Additional training and experience in project management;
  • Have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to interact with a range of people;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate specialized information to non-specialists;
  • Be able to work flexibly for hours and under pressure, and have multitasking capabilities;
  • Have a high attention to detail and precision in the work;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Ability to work under pressure within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good sense of human relations;
  • Have good communication skills

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management .
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Functional Competencies:

  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration

  • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Policy Officer - Training (Climate Services)

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Requisition ID: 365
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: ClimSA-GFCS Project Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy Directorate/ Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)
Division: Sustainable Environment
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports : 0
Job Grade: P2

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Functions
The Policy Officer (Training – Climate Services) shall:

  • Facilitate specialized training in weather and climate services including weather forecasts, predictions, access and processing of Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) products and services, processing of both satellite-based and in-situ weather and climate data and information.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor training activities involving experts from Member States, RECs, and Regional Climate Centres to enhance capacities in the development and use of weather climate services.
  • Foster networks with universities, research and training institutions including the Pan-African University.
  • Track and promote synergies with other relevant trainings proposed by other initiatives and organizations including RCCs, Copernicus, ECMWF, JRC, EUMETSAT, WMO, etc.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the Project Training Strategy.
  • Collaborate with RECs and Regional Climate Centres in the development of specialized training programmes, modules and courses.
  • Ensure effective coordination and implementation with RECs and RCCs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other project staff, RCCs and partners to identify the knowledge and technical capacity gaps;
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and develop the ClimSA/GFCS Training Strategy;
  • Lead the development of training modules and implementation of the Training Strategy;
  • Coordinate identification of experts from member States and RCCs to undergo training;
  • Develop capacity building plan which would include, among others, training schedule, inter-RCC experts exchange programme, links with European or international institutions providing training or training materials, link with Pan-African university, etc.)
  • Contact potential training centers that could host continental training event and contact potential trainers that could deliver appropriate courses
  • Prepare Terms of Reference for training activities to be developed at continental level (common to all regions) and identify resources to implement the activities;
  • Working closely with RCCs, ensure that the local technical teams and the members of national networks are effectively trained;
  • Assist the Programme Coordinator in preparation of the ClimSA/GFCS project reports including specific training reports;
  • Liaise with WMO Regional Training Centres on the delivery of tailored trainings to experts from RCCs and Member States
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development, Meteorology, Climatology, or related field and minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience.
  • At least  three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in environmental and natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, meteorology involving multi-stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities, Member States and Development Partners.
  • Experience in projects delivering environmental and climate services or remoting sensing and GIS will have an added advantage.
  • Experience in environmental and climate monitoring projects, use of GIS in support of sustainable development.
  • At least  three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in environmental and natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, meteorology involving multi-stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities, Member States and Development Partners.
  • Experience in projects delivering environmental and climate services or remoting sensing and GIS will have an added advantage.
  • Experience in environmental and climate monitoring projects, use of GIS in support of sustainable development.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management .
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Remuneration:

  • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.
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Senior Policy Officer - Climate Services

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Requisition ID: 366
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator
Directorate: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy Directorate / Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)
Division: Sustainable Environment
Job Grade: P3

Job Description:
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
  • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
  • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
  • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Functions
The Senior Policy Officer (Climate Services) Shall:

  • Provide technical expertise in the development and application of weather and climate services to RECs, RCCs, and Member States. 
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in facilitating the development and incorporation of timely and reliable science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at continental, regional, and national levels.
  • Make technical follow-ups with the RCCs on service development, application, and delivery in the priority areas of agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, energy, forestry, health, water and others, and ensures smooth execution of technical work related to the project.
  • Facilitate definition of technical specifications for equipment supplied to member States for timely generation, access, and dissemination of weather and climate information services.
  • Assist in promotion of better management of risks of climate variability and change.
  • Ensure effective technical coordination and implementation across RECs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct technical support to the Programme Coordinator in advancing the implementation of the ClimSA Programme including preparation of policy briefs and supporting RCCs in the preparation of the Africa State of Climate Report.
  • Provide technical support to RCCs in the development of climate services and implementation of regional ClimSA/GFCS projects paying special attention to the ECCAS Regional Climate Centre.
  • Support the development of technical specifications for infrastructure for weather and climate data access, processing, and dissemination and well as ToRs for specific technical consultancies for the project.
  • Provide technical support to RCCs on the process of obtaining designation as WMO recognized Regional Climate Centres (with particular focus on the newly established ECCAS Regional Climate Centre).
  • Liaise and work with technical experts from RCCs, the technical assistance team, and relevant stakeholders on the implementation of technical aspects of the programme including climate services development, data and infrastructure, organization of the continental fora, technical expert meetings, cross-fertilization, climate services peer review activities, etc.
  • Ensure establishment and functioning of sectoral User Interface Platforms (UIPs)
  • Establish the Climate Services Information Systems (CSIS) and the Climate Data Management System (CDMS) and support RCCs in the same
  • Support the Programme Coordinator in preparation of project reports, policy briefs, and other technical project documents. 
  • Prepare reports on technical actions in collaboration with the Senior M&E Officer
  • Plans and implements cross-fertilisation and peer review actions
  • Support RCCs on the implementation of sub-regional ClimSA projects.
  • Coordinate and/or prepare relevant background technical documentations including presentations for the ClimSA project related events and meetings.
  • Plan and execute activities such as Technical expert meetings and support organization of Program Advisory/Steering Committee meetings, international and African continental fora, and other relevant events on climate change, meteorology and environment;
  • In collaboration with the Training Officer, facilitate development and delivery of relevant training in climate services, data, infrastructure, etc.
  • Take part in the planning and execution of other events within the division and directorate;
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Climatology / Climate Science, Meteorology and related fields with 7 (seven) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the above fields of study with ten (10) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience.
  • The candidate must have at least three (3) years supervisory experience. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience at expert level in one or more of the following areas: weather and climate services, and meteorology involving multi-stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities, Regional Climate Centres, Member States, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), and Development Partners. 
  • Experience in GIS and Remote Sensing would be an added advantage.
  • Proven engagement with RECs with good knowledge of their roles in relevant sector.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience at expert level in one or more of the following areas: weather and climate services, and meteorology involving multi-stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities, Regional Climate Centres, Member States, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), and Development Partners. 
  • Experience in GIS and Remote Sensing would be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in extensive engagement with knowledge on the roles of RECs in relevant sector.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
  • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development 
  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language 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 shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Remuneration

  • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$  96,921.34  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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