Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

Location : Lusaka Zambia

Closing Date : 6 December 2022

African Union (AU)

Vacancy : Programme Officer ( M&E) (ECOSOCC)

Purpose of Job

Provide technical support and advise in coordinating all monitoring and evaluation activities for ECOSOCC projects and programs to ensure successful implementation in line with set objectives

Main Functions

  • Assist in the following up on the activities of the Organ including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with relevant project implementation plan as well as the ECOSOCC strategic plan. 
  • Conduct analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner in support of programs implementation. 
  • Coordinate stakeholder’s relationship with regard to implementation of ECOSOCC programs and projects.
  • Assist in drafting reports and participate in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Program Division 
  • Provide technical support in M&E to internal and external stakeholders

Specific Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Head of Programs Division and the direct supervision of the Head-Projects & Partnerships Unit, the Officer’s specific responsibilities revolve around the following tasks:
  • Support the roll out and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the ECOSOCC strategic plan as well as the African Union medium Term Plan.  This includes the development of standard tools, systems and procedures for efficient data collection and reporting.  
  • Ensure the alignment of M & E systems, tools and processes with the M & E Framework, Tools and Processes. 
  • Participate in the review, updating and modernization of the 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  
  • Facilitate reporting to the AU Organs, RECs, Member States and project partners.  
  • Support needs assessment and roll out of capacity building initiatives relating to M & E principles and techniques, Results Based Management, Use of Standardized Tools, Processes and procedures. 
  • Follow-up on the activities related to the implementation of the capacity building in ECOSOCC projects and programs. 
  • Assist in preparing Monitoring and Evaluation reports of the Departmental work plans and Annual program budgets.  
  • Assist in monitoring the design and implementation of extra-budgetary project resources to ensure transparency and accountability to donors and other partners. 
  • Service meetings where issues of Monitoring and Evaluation, capacity building, and programme management are discussed. 
  • Develop recommendation for improved program implementation particularly from an M&E perspective; 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Demography or Public Finance.  At least 5 (five) years of relevant work experience in the fields of Strategic Planning, Programme Management and Monitoring Evaluation within an international organization, with particular reference to the African situation.   
  • Computer knowledge is a must especially in MS-Excel and Statistical Data software’s.  
  •  
  • OR 
  • A University Masters Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Demography or Public Finance.  At least 2 (two) years of relevant work experience at a specialist level in the fields of Strategic Planning, Programme Management and Monitoring Evaluation within an international organization, with particular reference to the African situation. 
  • Computer knowledge is a must especially in MS-Excel and Statistical Data software’s.

Required Skills

•    Strong oral and written communication skills 
•    Strong analytical skills 
•   Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural sensitive environment  
•   Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish), 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 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$  31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (44% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 16,819.80 (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.

Applications must be made not later than December 6, 2022.

Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

TO APPLY

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