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Job opportunity: Liaison and Partnership Officer at AFENET

Job opportunity: Liaison and Partnership Officer at AFENET
Job opportunity: Liaison and Partnership Officer at AFENET

Job title: Liaison and Partnership Officer at AFENET
Number of vacancies: 1 (one)
Grade: AU P2/1 equivalency
Department: Africa CDC Headquarters
Supervisor: Head of AFTCOR Secretariat
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director, the incumbent will provide a support role in
coordination and liaising with other departments and offices of the African Union and the African
Task Force on Covid-19(AFTCOR)

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Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Partnership Opportunity Identification and Management and Maintenance of Relationships with Existing Resource Partners:
  • Provide technical expertise on partner and private sector engagement issues and manage outreach to relevant stakeholders, including: private sector, NGOs, civil society organizations, philanthropies, and bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Independently research and interview relevant stakeholders to determine areas of potential strategic alignment with the Africa CDC’s strategy (and in the near-term, especially on its strategy on COVID-19 response) and vet potential partnership opportunities.
  • Identify primary entities interested in partnering with the AU and Africa CDC and facilitate information sharing and partnership development between potential partners and the AU and Africa CDC teams.
  • Work with other relevant stakeholder representatives to manage multi-country networking and opportunity identification.
  • Ensure on-going stakeholder engagement (especially the “internal coordination of existing resource partners” function that is involved when an organization such as Africa CDC is engaged in a multiplicity of relationships and managing various funding streams; some of this function relates to things like ensure existing partners funding streams are effectively flowing, bureaucratic issues that cause constraints are addressed and subsequently get “unstuck” and just generally ensuring that the required “maintenance” of existing partners, i.e., private sector, foundations, development partners, member states) is being performed; it also refers to ensuring existing resource partners (and new partners) are driven by overall unit/office objectives, especially including Africa CDC’s overall 5-year strategy and its current COVID-19 Pandemic Response strategy objectives.
  •  Internal Collaboration within Africa CDC and AU Commission:
  • Work with the AU’s Deputy Chairperson’s Office, the AU COVID-19 Task Force, Africa CDC, and the COVID-19 Fund Secretariat, and Strategic Planning, and other relevant AUC bodies that touch on Africa CDC’s work and the AU and AU Commission’s work on COVID- 19 response efforts to effectively develop and/or implement the unit’s approach/strategy for partner and private sector engagement.
  • Collaborate with AU’s Deputy Chairperson’s Office, the AU COVID-19 Task Force, Africa CDC, and the COVID-19 Fund Secretariat, and Strategic Planning, Budget/Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources and other relevant AUC bodies that touch on Africa CDC’s work and the AU and AU Commission’s work on COVID-19 response efforts to integrate engagement throughout the institution
  • Identify project / program / AU initiative-specific needs and/or opportunities where publicprivate partnerships and AUC internal collaboration could be leveraged to address development (and implementation) challenges in the portfolio of Africa CDC and project/program implementation challenges that may stem from insufficiently robust internal collaboration.
  • Create and manage tools, as directed by the Africa CDC supervisor to guide alliance building and relationship management.
  • Periodic Reporting and Contributions to Reporting:
  • Periodically contribute to reports that Africa CDC is producing that describes the status of partner contributions, i.e., how partners funds are being expended and utilized.
  • De-conflicting and Coordination:
  • Ensuring that any given partner funding isn’t overlapping or working at cross-purposes with funding of other partners.
  • Troubleshooting:
  • Respond to issues / concerns raised by partners as to their contributions and funding streams; as needed, the volunteer should ensure bureaucratic knots are “untied” and constraints are addressed so that partner funding flows continue smoothly.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor Academic 
Qualifications and Professional Work Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business; Organizational management; or project management.
Required Professional Work Experience
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years progressive professional experience in professional organization (public or private sector)
  • Ability to develop and manage programs within an agreed time frame;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced International organization is highly desirable;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to work with more than one AU official language would be an added advantage; and,
  • Excellent computer skills.
B. Personal Abilities
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to plan, delegate and direct subordinates.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Able to operate in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit.
  • Adaptive, Patient, resilient and flexible.
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented.
AU Language Requirement
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French and
Portuguese) is required. Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be
an added advantage.


Competitive based on qualification and experience.

How to apply:

Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:

The Administration and HR Office email;

*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT)
Thursday October 22, 2020

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