Senior Policy Officer, Planning

Senior Policy Officer, Planning

AU - African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project

Job Description Summary

The Division in charge of planning, monitoring and evaluation, within the Directorate of Strategic Planning is responsible for coordinating the development of the overall strategy of the African Union and monitoring and evaluating its implementation, and the Senior Policy Officer for Planning is tasked with assisting in the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the division, ensure a result-based approach, provide technical guidance to departments, regional offices and other AU organs in preparing strategically oriented plans and facilitate monitoring and evaluation processes during f the programs lifecycles.

Tasks

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop and implement the work programme of the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division.
  • To build the results based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation capacity required by the AU
  • To participate actively in the activities of the Division along with the other Division members.
  • To guide other AUC departments and other AU Organs in preparing the AU programmes, projects and reports in the proper frameworks
  • To provide the technical backup required in preparing the AUC Strategic Plans and annual work plans.
  • To support all AUC departments , directorates and other AU organs in the strengthening of their strategic planning , results based management and reporting skills;
  • To organize and conduct regular internal seminars on strategic planning, results based management and reporting
  • To undertake annual or mid-term sectoral monitoring and evaluation report are conducted in each Directorate, Department and other AU Organs.
  • To collaborate in the preparation of the annual declaration of the AU's major orientations and priorities on the basis of material collected from each department on the activities and programmes of the Union.
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Head of Division

Requirements

Qualification and work experience required

  • Candidates must have at least a Masters degree in Economics or related fields. Seven (7) years of relevant work experience in the field of Strategic Planning and Programmes Monitoring Evaluation with an international organization will be required, with particular reference to the African Situation.

OR

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Economics; additional qualification/post-graduate studies in Statistical Analysis will be highly desirable. Bachelor degee education needs to be coupled with ten (10) years of relevant work experience in the field of Strategic Planning, and Programmes Monitoring and Evaluation within an international organization, with particular reference to the African Situation.
  • Additional qualification/post-graduate studies in Statistic Analysis will be highly desirable.

Other Relevant Skills and Competencies

Technical skills and competencies:

  • Proven experience of projects programme management methodologies and practice
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of results based planning, monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
  • Ability to synthesize and help stakeholders identify strategic priorities in complex work programmes;
  • Ability to manage effectively multi-stakeholder planning processes.
  • Ability to use analytical tools and quantitative techniques
  • Computer knowledge especially in MS Excel and Statistical Data software’s is a must;
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of area of expertise
  • Excellent negotiation
  • Knowledge of Procedures and Computerized System design and implementation skills.

Behavioral skills and competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to organize and motivate others
  • Able to build smooth working relationship with various stakeholders, foster accountability culture and compliance to rules and procedures, within his/her team, work environment and work systems
  • Displaying a learning orientation, readiness and capacity to share information; high orientation for continuous improvement
  • Able to develop others and members of the team
  • Showing drive for results and ability to promote change as and when required; Able to manage risk Displaying integrity, professionalism and sense of diversity and inclusion.

Language Requirement:

Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese); knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.

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