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Director – Strategic Planning & Delivery

Closing: Dec 24, 2021

16 days remaining

Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

10 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

  • A University Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Finance, , Monitoring and Evaluation, Management or any related field  with fifteen (15) years of   experience in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation in national, regional or international organisations, out of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and 5 (five) years at supervisory level .

    Membership of relevant professional body is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Results monitoring and reporting
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of data analysis and statistics
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and budgeting systems in public international organisations 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
  • Driving Change
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

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.


Responsibilities

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

  • A University Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Finance, , Monitoring and Evaluation, Management or any related field  with fifteen (15) years of   experience in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation in national, regional or international organisations, out of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and 5 (five) years at supervisory level .

    Membership of relevant professional body is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Results monitoring and reporting
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of data analysis and statistics
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and budgeting systems in public international organisations 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
  • Driving Change
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Building Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact.

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.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the development, implementation and delivery of AU-wide long term and medium-term strategic plan, or other continental frameworks of the Commission, consistent with the African Union Agenda 2063;
  • Coordinates and follow up the implementation of Agenda 2063 ten years’ implementation plans.
  • Provides strategic guidance to the AUC and other Organs of the Union
  • Fosters institutionalization of Results oriented culture within the union
  • Monitors and evaluates the implementation of the strategy across the Union.
  • Builds continental and global partnerships.
  • Ensures overall efficient and effective management of the department
  • Contributes to the overall work of the Commission by playing an effective role in the Senior Management Team of the BCP.
  • Promotes AUC’s role as African think tank through evidence-based policy research.
  • Ensures the formulation of Agenda 2063 and engages in domestication in Member States’ National Plans; alignment of strategic plans of AUC Departments, Organs and RECS with the FTYIP;
  • Ensures the formulation of the directorates action plan, strategic plan and budget
  • Ensures the preparation of mid-year and annual narrative and financial reports on the status of the implementation of Agenda 2063 within the Union, Regional Economic Communities and Member States
  • Facilitates the mid-term evaluation and the end of the Agenda 2063 Implementation plans.
  • Leads in the consultancy and feasibility studies of Agenda 2063 projects
  • Attends technical and strategic meetings of the AU
  • Any other assignment attributed by his/her direct supervisor.


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