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Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

7 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master's degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public or International Relations or other related disciplines.


OR

A Bachelor's Degree in the same fields of study


  • Seven (7) and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience for Masters and Bachelor degree holders respectively with three (3) years’ experience at expert level.
  • Relevant work experience refers to liaising with governments, donors and other stakeholders at a senior level, program coordination and resource mobilization; planning and implementing programs / projects.
  • An understanding of the African migration landscape.
  • Proven experience interacting with partner agencies.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting strategic documents and reports for executive level consumption and / or peer review.

Required Skills:

  • Inter-personal skills, including experience in interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to build strong collaborative relationships with governments and partners.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • A practical and strategic approach to work
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement programmes.
  • A client-oriented attitude
  • Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment
  • Strong analytical skills and a practical and strategic approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Personal commitment, goal oriented and drive for results, flexibility and respect for diversity.    
  • 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
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). 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 Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Enure 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.


Responsibilities

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Master's degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public or International Relations or other related disciplines.


OR

A Bachelor's Degree in the same fields of study


  • Seven (7) and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience for Masters and Bachelor degree holders respectively with three (3) years’ experience at expert level.
  • Relevant work experience refers to liaising with governments, donors and other stakeholders at a senior level, program coordination and resource mobilization; planning and implementing programs / projects.
  • An understanding of the African migration landscape.
  • Proven experience interacting with partner agencies.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting strategic documents and reports for executive level consumption and / or peer review.

Required Skills:

  • Inter-personal skills, including experience in interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to build strong collaborative relationships with governments and partners.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • A practical and strategic approach to work
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement programmes.
  • A client-oriented attitude
  • Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment
  • Strong analytical skills and a practical and strategic approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Personal commitment, goal oriented and drive for results, flexibility and respect for diversity.    
  • 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
  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). 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 Relationship
  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous improvement orientation.

Enure 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.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise between the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in Addis Ababa and the Observatory / Center in Rabat with respect to administrative and programmatic activities of the Observatory / Center.
  • Maintain list of partnership on the field.
  • Assist the Deputy Director on the resources mobilization for the implementation of the programs and activities of partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center.
  • Facilitate the visibility of migration data and the access of users to the information on migration, as well as meetings/cooperation to maintain cordial relations with partners and agencies collaborating with the Observatory/Center;
  • Disseminate information in a variety of formats, conveying complex information to end users.
  • Compile reports against annual work-plans and recommend changes to activities, projects and individual/team performance as appropriate to achieve and programme objectives.
  • Coordinate the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Observatory/Center with the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (AMERT System).
  • Compile reports about particular incidents, events, or updates about important issues for the Observatory / Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy  Director


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