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Job opportunity: Program Management Officer at AFENET

Job opportunity: Program Management Officer at AFENET
Job opportunity: Program Management Officer at AFENET

Job title:  Program Management Officer

Grade: AU P1/1 equivalency
Number of vacancies: 1 (one)
Department:  Africa CDC Headquarters
Supervisor: Head of Division – Administration and Management
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application deadline: Thursday October 22, 2020

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Job Purpose
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head of Division of Administration and
Management, the Program Management Officer shall substantively support the development and
implementation of a variety of technical and administrative functions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  •  Provide administrative services and program management support – including financial planning and budget execution, monitoring and reporting, resource management support for partnerships and collaboration activities; program monitoring and evaluation; and other miscellaneous program management support requirements
  • Design, develop, implement, manage and evaluate all aspects of assigned projects or programs
  • Contribute input, and take the lead as appropriate, in drafting reports for technical and programmatic activities against work-plans, projects, activities, grants and other administrative commitments
  • Serve as liaison, committee member, or similar point of contact with internal and external representatives.
  • Provide comprehensive administrative advice and assistance to an assigned project or program. Research various sources and references - respond to inquiries and contribute to the writing of a variety of reports, program policies, proposals, and other program documentation. Resolves administrative problems that prevent effective programme application.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Academic Qualifications and Professional Work Experience

Minimum Qualification

The minimum qualification requirements are:

a) University degree in the above fields with over 5 years of relevant professional experience
in Administration, Public Health Workforce Management, or related fields.

Required Professional Work Experience
  •  A minimum of 3 years of experience in supporting implementation of public health programmes with emphasis on programme management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, or other related activities.
  • Experience working with an international organization is a valuable asset.
  • Previous experience working in Africa that reflects an in-depth knowledge of public health issues and public health works force in general.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of operations of the Africa CDC and Regional Collaborating Centres is preferred.
  • Understanding of the African Union’s way of working and managing associated relationships with Member States and partners is a valuable asset.

Skills and competencies required

A. Functional Skills
  • Demonstrable technical expertise and experience in supporting and/or managing complex, public health programs
  • Skills in program monitoring and evaluation is an asset.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills as needed to respond to myriad program management support issues.
  • Demonstrable skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate resource management support requirements.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure.
  • Excellent skills and abilities applied to translating technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences;
  • Knowledge of oral communication techniques and skill in presentation delivery, program consultation and credible verbal response to inquiries.
  • Very good capacity to draft and prepare reports as and when required; very good oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate should be able to follow and promote a two-way communication with others through correct interpretation of messages and appropriate responses. Expresses ideas or facts clearly.
  • Ability and willingness to share knowledge, learn and allow continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of interpersonal relationship practices and skills to meet and deal with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, data visualization and statistical packages as well as data analysis skills are mandatory.
B. Personal Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to produce precise and intelligible reports and office briefs in line with the requirements of the African Union.
  • Able 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
  • Knowledge of results-based management
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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