Ongoing Massive Employment at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is a specialized technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Legal Advisor will provide legal advisory services to the Africa CDC staff, The Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme (SLL), and Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC).

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Legal Advisor shall:

  • Draft legal texts and memoranda to ensure that the interests of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods are protected, ideals of the African Union are not compromised and offer advice on issues and disputes that may arise from their application;
  • Participate in meetings of relevant legal nature on behalf of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme;
  • Advise on Legal Issues relating to conflict prevention, management, and resolution;
  • Provide legal advice on the interpretation of legal texts relating to administrative and institutional matters;
  • Liaise with the Office of the Legal Counsel in negotiating Agreements where Africa CDC is a party;
  • Follow up agreements with partners and the Office of the Legal Counsel;
  • Provide senior legal services to the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme to ensure legality in decision-making and compliance with the AU rules and regulations;
  • Liaise with relevant Africa CDC Divisions and assist in drafting and validating Legal frameworks;
  • Conduct legal research and offer legal opinions on matters raised by Africa CDC;
  • Review and assist in drafting administrative contracts and agreements such as Memorandums of Understanding, Grant Agreements, Letters of Agreements, contracts of engagement of personnel, consultants and contracts awarded for the procurement of goods or services;
  • Perform any other SLL related activities as requested by the Programme Manager; and
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner that creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in Law with emphasis in the area of Global Health Law, Public Health Law, Public International Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law, and 7 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in supervisory position in legal institution.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with emphasis in the area of Global Health Law, Public Health Law, Public International Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law, and 10 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in supervisory position in legal institution.

Required Skills and Competencies
Functional Skills:

  • Knowledge of legal policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting
  • Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations in individual and team settings
  • General knowledge of office administrative support procedures and processes
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications as well as experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Demonstrable skills in identifying challenges, opinion formulation, and in documenting conclusions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrable legal writing skills and writing skills required to prepare responses for inquiries, reports, proposals, etc.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity
  • High level of autonomy at work with a profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as creating and adapting content to fit the appropriate audiences for written briefs and reports

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years.
  • The first three months will be considered a probationary period, thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Technical Officer, Digital Systems

Locations: Abuja – Nigeria, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, Libreville – Gabon, Lusaka – Zambia and Nairobi – Kenya
Grade: AUP2 Step 1
Supervisor: Primary – Head of Division- Disease Control and Prevention
Supervisor: Secondary – Technical Assistance Lead – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

The Role

  • The job holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of monitoring,  tracking,  and other digital tools necessary for the vaccine delivery effort. He/she is also expected to provide technical assistance to regional teams and implementing partners on digital tools.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Officer for Digital Systems will:

  • Support the design and delivery of digital tools throughout the journey of vaccine delivery.
  • Provide technical assistance on the digital tools architecture and implementation to regional teams and implementing partners.
  • Setup financial tools and track and monitor financial spending using the tools.
  • Provide technical assistance and support in the prototyping, testing, piloting, roll-out, administration, and maintenance of digital systems.
  • Represent Africa  CDC in a professional manner,  which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organisation.
  • Develop technical specification and evaluation criteria for procurement of ICT software and hardware.
  • Identify areas for improvement in the existing Africa CDC digital tools such as the CoVID-19 vaccination status dashboard.
  • Perform any  other  duties  as  requested by  the Technical  Assistance Team Lead

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Master’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems and related fields.
  • Candidates with at least 2 years of experience will be highly preferred. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems and related fields.
  • Candidates with at least 5 years of experience will be highly preferred.

Functional skills:

  • Experience in software development projects or related areas is required.
  • Experience in  ICT  visualisation platforms such as  DHIS2,  Power  BI,  MS Project, etc.
  • Experience in organising and delivering training courses within governmental organisations would be an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, and experience using office software applications such as MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external.
  • Awareness of technological trends and applying necessary technology to the daily work when necessary.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with a profound team.
  • Ability to work under pressure,  with minimal supervision,  and in a culturally diverse team.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for three years, of which the first three months will be considered a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$31,073 (AUP2Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$14,293.58 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$68,298.58 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job title: Senior Technical Officer – Pathogen Genomics

Locations: RCC West, Abuja – Nigeria; RCC South, Lusaka – Zambia and HQ – Addis Ababa – Ethopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Primary- Head of Division- Disease Control and Prevention
Supervisor: Secondary- Technical Assistance Lead – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme
Slot: 3 Openings

About Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

The Role

  • The Senior Technical Officer for Pathogen Genomics is responsible for providing technical expertise and guidance for the implementation of Saving Lives and Livelihoods pathogen genomics activity to enable timely response to outbreaks/epidemics and improved surveillance of COVID-19 pathogens of public health significance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Officer for Pathogen Genomics shall:

  • Provide technical oversight for the effective implementation of the pathogen genomics programme
  • Support National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) on sampling methods, data collection, analyses, interpretation and reporting technical assistance to NPHIs and other relevant institutions for strengthening the use of pathogen genomics for routine infectious disease surveillance
  • Maintains a dashboard for monitoring technical assistance and overall implementation of pathogen genomics by countries for the Programme
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of minimum quality standards for genomics laboratories and subsequent certification to ensure generation of quality data for public health use periodic reports and publications for dissemination of information
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization any other duties as requested by the Technical Assistance Lead.
  • Supports the adoption and implementation of priority use-cases at both country and regional level
  • Supports the creation and running of technical working groups including development of ToRs and supporting them to meet the deliverables the establishment and function of the laboratory network including coordinating referrals as well as quality assurance systems

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Molecular Epidemiology, Genomics, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or other related Science-based fields with 7 years of work experience. Candidate need to have at least 3 years of supervisory and managerial experience. PhD degree is an added advantage.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Epidemiology, Genomics, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or other related science-based fields with 10 years of work experience. Candidate need to have at least 3 years of supervisory and managerial experience.

Required skills and Competencies
Functional skills:

  • Experience in Public Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Health Science including diseases surveillance, or emergency preparedness and response
  • Strong organizational skills and evidence of leading multiple workstreams simultaneously with Effective prioritization
  • A good understanding of public health systems in Africa and a fair knowledge of operations of National Public Health Institutions (NPHIs) and Ministry of Health in Member States
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Demonstrated scientific knowledge and understanding of molecular epidemiology with sound knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing
  • Significant experience in programs and ability to employ different approaches to implement public health programs

Personal Abilities:

  • Leadership and management abilities. Pro-active and solutions oriented.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as when preparing written briefs and reports

Language Requirement: 

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of USD 37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US 22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Loaction: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Partnership Management Lead

The Role

  • The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for managing and expediting the procurement activities of the programme in an effective and efficient manner.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Procurement Officer shall:

  • Prepare a detailed procurement plan and schedule for the successful delivery of the vaccine rollout programme.
  • Initiate and manage procurement  activities  as  per  the  schedule and the request of teams.
  • Assist in the evaluation of  bids  and  ensure the process  follows  Africa  CDC and MasterCard Foundation guidelines.
  • Represent Africa  CDC in  a professional  manner,  which  creates  a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.
  • Prepare bid documents including Request for Interest (RFIs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) using Africa CDC standard bid materials.
  • Perform any  other  duties  as  requested as  requested by  the  Partnership Management Lead.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management or related fields. Candidates need to have at  least 7 years  of  experience in  procurement  related positions of which 3 years are at supervisory level.

Or

  • Bachelor’s  Degree in  Finance, Accounting,  Supply  Chain Management  or  related fields.  Candidates  need to  have  at  least  10  years  of  experience in  procurement related positions of which 3 years are at supervisory level.

Functional skills:

  • Knowledge of general procurement methods and procedures (especially AU and Africa CDC protocols).
  • Experience in training and capacity building in organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities,  proficiency  with  e-mail and internet  applications experience in using office software such as MS Power Point, Word and
  • Deep understanding of the African Union and partners
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to  use clear, concise language in  correspondence as  well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team.
  • Ability to  work  under  pressure,  with  minimal supervision,  and in  a culturally diverse team.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Senior Systems and Technology Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

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Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
  • The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024.
  • To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Systems and Technology officer will be responsible for development and maintenance of digital and IT tools necessary in the vaccine rollout programme.
  • These will include digital systems that will enable monitoring, tracking and other digital tools necessary for the vaccine delivery effort.
  • He/she will also be expected to provide technical assistance to regional teams and implementing partners on digital systems.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Systems and Technology Officer shall:

  • Lead the design and deployment of digital systems and tools for performance management and impact assessment throughout the journey of vaccine delivery;
  • Providing technical assistance and support in the prototyping, testing, piloting, roll-out, administration and maintenance of digital tools and systems at Africa CDC;
  • Keep track of key developments in the digital space especially in relation to public health to continually identify new ideas, tools and trends that could provide opportunities within African CDC and member states;
  • Ensure all digital programs have clearly defined metrics to evaluate success and continuous, measurable improvement;
  • Identify areas for improvement in the existing Africa CDC digital tools such as the COVID-19 vaccination status dashboard;
  • Develop technical specification and evaluation criteria for procurement of ICT software and hardware;
  • Set-up a data analytics function which will create value by identifying and exploiting trends, preferences, and other information;
  • Ensure high quality of the user experience across all digital channels;
  • Manage relationship with IT Divisions to ensure implementation of an end-user engagement with digital tools;
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner that creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree and above in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, and related fields. The candidate needs to have at least 7 years of experience, of which 3 years are at supervisory level. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree and above in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, and related fields. The candidate needs to have at least 10 years of experience, of which 3 years are at supervisory level.

Required Skills and Competencies:
Functional Skills:

  • Ability to build a coherent digital strategy and successfully deliver a pipeline of value-creating innovation.
  • Experience in developing state of the art digital tools for public health organizations and health initiative implementation
  • Ability to develop new creative concepts and then take them from discovery phase through to delivery
  • Experience in organizing and delivering training courses within governmental organisations would be an advantage.
  • Strong technological knowledge, covering API architecture, analytics, Power BI, and MS-Project

Personal Abilities:

  • Awareness of technological trends and application of necessary technology to daily work, when necessary
  • High level of personal maturity
  • Good standing and assertiveness, with excellent team work attitude and proven ability to influence and coordinate team beyond his/her own department
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a culturally diverse team
  • Strong communication skills in dealing with country officials, public sector and private sector partners and teams
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Experience in building and managing successful teams that work well together, particularly cross-functionally
  • Ability to deal with decision making processes in complex organizations

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

The Role

  • The Senior Communications Officer’s primary responsibility will be executing media product development for the vaccine roll-out programme.
  • This will involve content development for internal and external communication, including website content, communiqués and press releases, promotional materials, social media content, risk communications, graphic layout of agency publications, and other media products.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Communication Officer shall:

  • Develop communication procedures, prepare, and operate Africa CDC’s website;
  • Protect the reputation of Africa CDC by identifying potentially damaging, sensitive issues or reports and develop a mitigation plan to handle or avert any communication risk;
  • Keep up to date with best practice and trends in vaccination communication and apply to the work moving forward;
  • Provide technical advisory to implementing partners and regional teams;
  • Track rapid response related to operational KPIs and compile and distribute progress report;
  • Lead organization effort in public relations, social media, risk communications, and facilitate and disseminate scientific information and products;
  • Develop talking points, briefings, presentations, speeches, social media content and other communication products that will be used by the Programme Manager
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Master’s Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising or related fields. Preferred candidates will have at least 7 years of work experience of which 3 years are at supervisory role.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising or related fields. Preferred candidates will have at least 10 years of work experience of which 3 years are at supervisory role.

Required Skills and Competencies
Functional Skills:

  • Excellent diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the development and administration of domestic and international health communication programmes
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and experience in executing various writing styles and voices, including journalistic and executive writing
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications as well as experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Strong command of document and graphic presentation and media software systems and tools
  • Possesses excellent organization and project management skills and composure

Personal Abilities:

  • Leadership and management abilities
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors
  • High level of autonomy at work with a profound team spirit

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years.
  • The first three months will be considered a probationary period, thereafter, the
  • contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP 3 Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Senior Project Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Partnership Management Team Lead

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for managing all official correspondence, tracking the fiscal execution of the implementing partners, and monitoring the performance of implementing partners.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Project Officer shall:

  • Develop the scope and work plan of the projects in conjunction with each implementing partners
  • Manage internal Projects Office staff who will be assigned to the 5 regions of the continent
  • Ensure implementing partners are achieving results in line with the KPIs of the Programme and develop corrective actions if there is a delay
  • Hold regular meetings with the implementing partners and conduct oversight together with other team members including team members from the Regional Programme Teams and Technical Assistance Teams
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques, and report and escalate to management as needed;
  • Advise implementing partners on potential capacity-building opportunities and links with the Technical Assistance Team and Regional Program Team for further advise
  • Develop monthly project implementation reports, monitor and track progress of the project; Oversee overall communication of project activities to key stakeholders
  • Manage risks associated with the implementing partners
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization
  • Ensure implementing partners are complying with routine auditing and reporting procedures
  • Coordinate closely with Mastercard Foundation on the administration of funds in the programme, including routine reporting on financial and technical performance
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Partnership Management Lead.

Qualification and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Health, Epidemiology or related fields with 7 years of work experience. Candidates need to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role Or Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Health, Epidemiology or related fields with 10 years of work experience. Candidates need to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role.

Required Skills and Competencies:
Functional Skills:

  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation
  • Knowledge and understanding of programme management support systems and processes
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent wordprocessing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications and experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience in the preparation of operational work plans, operational guidance and policies, and contributing programmatic input into scientific and programmatic plans and technical proposals for advancing initiatives and programmes in either public or private sector domains
  • Excellent administrative skills and ability to work with minimum supervision;

Personal Abilities:

  • Team Leadership skills
  • Excellent coordination and negotiation skills
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Awareness of technological trends and applying necessary technology to the daily work when necessary
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for three years, of which the first three months will be considered a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Behavioral Scientist – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Primary – Head of Division- Disease Control and Prevention
Supervisor: Secondary – Technical Assistance Lead – Saving Lives and Livelihoods
Programme

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
  • The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.”
  • The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Behavioural Scientist will be responsible for designing and implementing behavioural science-informed approaches to improve vaccine uptake across Member States.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Behavioural Scientist shall:

  • Design and roll-out behavioural science-informed strategies to address vaccine hesitancy including the development of communication materials
  • Establishing a Technical Working Group (TWG) to engage academics in the field of behavioural science to support Africa CDC’s vaccine roll-out programme
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization
  • Monitor and provide support for the progress of Africa CDC and implementing partner activities to address vaccine hesitancy
  • Conduct research and develop recommendations on how to improve vaccine uptake among different demographic groups
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Technical Assistance Lead

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural studies, Behavioural Economics, and Social sciences. Candidates need to have at least 7 years experience with 3 years at a supervisory level.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural studies, Behavioural Economics, and Social sciences. Candidates need to have at least 10 years’ experience with 3 years at a supervisory level.

Required skills and Competencies:
Functional Skills:

  • Proven experience in the application of behavioural insights to public health
  • Experience in research, implementation and/or evaluation of policies and programme informed by behavioural insights and sciences
  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation;
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Personal Abilities:

  • Leadership and management abilities. Pro-active and solutions oriented.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.
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Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer will be accountable for the implementation of human resource (HR) policies (systems, processes, procedures, and practices) and responsible for the day-to-day provision of administrative and programme management support. These will include, but are not limited to, quality control of official correspondence; facilitation of internal cross-cutting administrative support services delivery; facilitation of requests, follow through and quality assurance of cross-cutting support, and other critical administrative and management support services for the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior HR and Admin officer shall:

  • Advise on the preparation of job description, terms of reference and subsequent position classification;
  • Undertake review of job openings, implement applicable HR assessments and review recommendations of successful candidates.
  • Monitor the pace of recruitment to ensure timely fulfillment of targets;
  • Actively participate in short-listing and interview processes; ensure compliance with set practices and guidelines;
  • Develop reporting criteria, develop, and deliver monthly status reports and statistics to leadership and unit;
  • Act as the first line of contact in Human Resources for any employee relations issues involving employees and managers;
  • Direct and coordinate administrative and logistical matters of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods programme in accordance with Africa CDC and AU administrative logistical policies and guidance;
  • Manage and mentor the administrative support personnel working for the programme and ensure that the staff assigned to the programme have the requisite professional knowledge and work experience commensurate with the task assigned to them;
  • Service meetings where issues of administration, management, capacity building, and programme management are discussed;
  • Regularly provide administrative and management updates to the Programme Manager on progress, problems, and constraints of the department;
  • Support, develop and coach People Managers on employee relations issues using AUC Staff Regulations and Rules, procedures and best practices while ideally resolving issues, where possible;
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line managers and staff (coaching, counselling, career development, remedial actions);
  • Capture learning and development trends and needs and provide appropriate guidance;
  • Support, influence, and develop People Managers in relation to their approach and consideration of people issues while ensuring that they understand the impact of these factors on the individual and the organization, as a whole;
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner that creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization;
  • Provide back-stopping services in administration and coordination as well as rendering any assistance required to the Programme Manager; and
  • Perform any other COVID-19 vaccination related activities as requested by the Programme Manager.

Qualification and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s university Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration or other related fields and 7 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.

Or

  • Bachelor’s university Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration or other related fields and 10 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.

Required skills and Competencies
Functional Skills:

  • Familiarity with the HR, administrative and management practices and processes typically employed by public health and other public sector programmes
  • Resourceful and skilled at collecting, analyzing, and using data to recommend and communicate technical decisions to lay audiences
  • Demonstrated computer skills including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications as well as experience using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Good oral and written communication techniques to make presentations, provide programme consultation, respond to inquiries, reports, proposals, etc.
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings, report, and funding proposals for lay audiences.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity
  • High level of autonomy at work with a profound team spirit
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as creating and adapting content to fit the appropriate audiences for written briefs and reports

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years. The first three months will be considered a probationary period, thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Loaction: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP2 Step 1
Supervisor: Senior Finance Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

The Role

  • The Finance Officer will be responsible for the implementation of  financial  management policies (systems, processes, procedures and practices) of Africa CDC’s Saving Lives and Livelihoods  programme.
  • He/she will also be responsible  for  planning,  tracking, organizing, controlling, and reporting financial activities of the Programme.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Finance Officer shall:

  • Develop financial recording and  monitoring processes  for  the Programme after  discussion with  Mastercard  Foundation that  align  to  the Programme’s financial governing processes.
  • Ensure proper functioning of  the  Programme’s  accounting and auditing system in accordance with African Union Commission’s Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Provide financial advice and ensure compliance with  Financial  Rules  and Regulations,  and other determined financial policies to implementing partners and the Programme’s leadership.
  • Work with  MCF  team  to  make recommendations  on fund disbursement  to partners.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Officer in  their  work  with  project  and technical officers  to  ensure effective  grant  oversight,  coordination and ensure the Programme’s funds are being used appropriately.
  • Ensure that implementing partners have accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control  systems, and that  all relevant  records  are maintained accurately.
  • Promote best practices, transparency, accountability in financial management systems.
  • Jointly with  the Senior  Finance Officer,  manage,  update and monitor  the Programme budget and Programme spending.
  • Update and reconcile the Programme’s  expenditure and accounting on  a fortnightly basis.
  • Prepare Programme financial  reports  on  a timely  basis  and present  to  the Senior Financial Officer and/or Programme leadership.
  • Establish the processes  and flows  for  a fund  flow model  for  implementing partners and ensure payment is made in due time.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Senior Finance Officer.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Financial Management. A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA, etc., will be an added advantage. Candidates with 5 years of experience will be highly preferred.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Financial Management. A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA, etc., will be an added advantage. Candidates with 2 years of experience will be highly preferred.

Functional skills:

  • Familiarity with the financial management practices and processes.
  • Excellent financial and narrative reporting skills.
  • Excellent computer  skills,  including accounting software capabilities, proficiency with e-mail  and internet applications, experience in  using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings, report and funding proposals for lay

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to  work  under  pressure,  with  minimal supervision,  and in  a culturally diverse team.
  • Awareness of  technological  trends  and apply  necessary  technology  to  the daily work when necessary.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$31,073 (AUP2Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$14,293.58 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$68,298.58 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Compliance Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Partnership Management Lead

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
  • The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024.
  • To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the vaccine roll-out programme adheres to the legal and ethical guidelines of Africa CDC and MasterCard Foundation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Compliance Officer shall:

  • Design Save Lives and Livelihoods Programme compliance procedures and protocols in accordance with Africa CDC and MasterCard Foundation policies
  • Regularly monitor adherence to the prescribed control protocols by the implementing partners and member states and enact corrective actions in case of non-compliance
  • Develop and submit regular reports of deliverables and achievements on compliance measures
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization
  • Train implementing partners and Programme staff on the compliance protocols
  • Ensure effective controls are in place to monitor implementing partners and member states compliance with Africa CDC and MasterCard Foundation procedures
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Partnership Management Lead.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Business administration, Economics, Public Health, and other fields. Candidates need to have at least 7 years of experience of which 3 years are at supervisory level. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business administration, Economics, Public Health, and other fields. Candidates need to have at least 10 years of experience of which 3 years are at supervisory level.

Required Skills and Competencies:
Functional Skills:

  • Excellent communication and marketing skills
  • Experience with financial and compliance auditing, financial management, and project management
  • Organizational skills including attention to detail and effective management of tasks
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications experience in using office software such as MS Power Point, Word and Excel.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Risk Management Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods
Duty Station: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide.
  • Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
    The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
  • The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes. Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024.
  • To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

The Role

  • The Senior Risk Management Officer will be primarily responsible for identifying any risk in relation to the programme vaccines and developing risk mitigation plans
  • The Senior Risk Management officer will be leading the reporting of risk, risk measurement, building capacity of vaccine roll-out programme staff, and controlling risk.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Risk Management Officer shall:

  • Perform regular risk assessment by analysing current risks affecting the programme and anticipating future risks;
  • Support the development of culturally appropriate and acceptable messages for risk communication and advocacy on COVID-19;
  • Support capacity of member states and implement partners in risk communication;
  • Lead the response to any fallout (e.g., negative press) in the vaccine roll-out programme to keep the reputation of Africa CDC and other involved partners intact;
  • Develop and submit regular reports of deliverables and achievements on risk management;
  • Develop a registrar of expected risks and regularly maintain the registrar based on new information;
  • Develop robust risk mitigation action plans for the identified risks;
  • Regular monitoring of Saving Lives, Livelihoods, and Economies teams performance in risk management and propose recommendations to strengthen their practice;
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner that creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications and skills required

  • Master’s Degree in Communication, Business Administration, Economics, Public Health, and other fields with 7 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in risk management position. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Business Administration, Economics, Public Health, and other fields with 10 years of work experience. The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in risk management position.

Required Skills and Competencies
Functional Skills:

  • Experience in using and developing risk registrar and mitigation action plans
  • Deep understanding of the African Union and partner engagements
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications as well as experience in using office software such as MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience in delivering risk measurement and management capacity building programs for diverse stakeholders
  • Organizational skills including attention to detail and effective management of tasks
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Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity
  • High level of autonomy at work with a profound team spirit
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as creating and adapting content to fit the appropriate audiences for written briefs and reports

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Senior Partnership Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Partnership Management Lead – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
  • The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.”
  • The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Senior Partnership Officer will participate in the overall effort to build and sustain strategic partnerships aiming at advancing the goals of the Saving Lives and Livelihood Programme and mobilising resources and support for the programme.
  • The Senior Partnership Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of resource mobilisation and partnership strategy and plan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Partnership officer shall:

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with member states, international organisations, and other  partners,  in  order  to  keep  them  informed on important, strategic, and operational issues of the Programme.
  • Building and maintaining issue-based partnerships and coalitions with theprivate sector, donors, and partners.
  • Mobilising resources (including but not limited to  financial)  from  the private sector, donors, and partners for the success of the programme.
  • Assess (external and internal) opportunities for resource mobilisation and identification and mapping of current and potential donors.
  • Revise and improve the resource mobilisation & partnership development strategy and action plans.
  • Develop funding proposals and concept notes as per action plan targets.
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional  manner,  which  creates  a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.
  • Providing inputs to outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and donors.
  • Identifying best practices and lessons learned directly linked to resource mobilisation and partnership-building activities.
  • Perform any other COVID-19 vaccination-related activities as  requested by the Partnership Management Lead.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • Master’s University Degree in Development Studies, Finance, Economics, Business, International Relations, Public Policy, Strategic Management or International Development or an equivalent discipline field and 7 years of work experience.
  • The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Finance, Economics, Business, International Relations, Public Policy, Strategic Management or International Development or an equivalent discipline field and 7 years of work experience.
  • The candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory position.

Required skills and Competencies:
Functional Skills:

  • Excellent capacity for developing and maintaining a network of contacts with potential donors and partners.
  • Proven experience in working with the various donors in corporate social responsibility, as well as a proven record of successful resource mobilizing.
  • Resourceful and skilled   at   collecting, analysing, and using   data to recommend, make and communicate decisions of a technical nature to lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, including excellent word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, and experience in   using   office   software   applications   such as   MS   Excel, PowerPoint, and word.
  • Good oral/written communication techniques to make presentations, provide programme consultation; respond to inquiries, reports, proposals,
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings and reports, and funding proposals for lay.

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • High ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports.

Language Requirements:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for three years, of which the first three months will be considered a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are
  • strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Programme Officer – Program Management Unit, Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HQ)
Grade: AUP2 Step 1
Supervisor: Programme Manager – Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Background Information

  • The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
  • The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.
  • Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

Job Description Summary

  • The Programme officer will provide day-to-day support to the Programme Manager. The Programme Officer will serve as a principal advisor and will provide technical support to the Programme Manager in internal and external affairs of the Africa CDC.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Officer shall:

  • Advise the Programme Manager on all activities that affect the vaccine rollout programme including policy, programmes, projects, and initiatives;
  • Organize all information that flows to and from the Programme Manager and prioritize according to need and urgency to ensure efficiency in decision-making;
  • Oversee and coordinate the daily activities of the Programme Manager including determining the Manager’s schedule based on  greed priorities;
  • Attend meetings and discussions on behalf of the Programme Manager;
  • Address emerging concerns or delays in a timely manner, and if it is not possible to resolve, escalate to the Programme Manager.
  • Support the Programme Manager in developing, preparing, and presenting guidelines, presentations, memoranda, briefings, staff papers and other materials;
  • Coordinate or directly prepare presentations, talking points and briefing materials for meetings of the Programme Manager;
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Programme Manager.

Qualification and Work Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and minimum of 5 years’ experience. Supervisory experience is an advantage.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and minimum of 2 years’ experience. Supervisory experience is an advantage.

Required skills and Competencies
Functional Skills:

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Clear understanding of African health systems and implementing partners
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications as well as experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Ability to prepare and facilitate negotiations with senior stakeholders and partners

Personal Abilities:

  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Ability to plan and predict potential and emerging barriers
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a culturally diverse team.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient, and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external stakeholders
  • High level of autonomy at work with a profound team spirit

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years. The first three months will be considered a probationary period, thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$31,073 (AUP2Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$14,293.58 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$68,298.58 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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Job Title: Senior Technical Officer, Pharmacovigilance

Location: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP3 Step 1
Supervisor: Primary- Head of Division- Disease Control and Prevention
Supervisor: Secondary- Technical Assistance Lead – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

The Role

  • The Senior Technical Officer Pharmacovigilance will be responsible for designing systems and tools to detect, monitor, and respond to adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in the vaccine roll-out programme.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Officer for Pharmacovigilance shall:

  • Ensure that all AEFI-related challenges and risks are identified and mitigation measures are established and implemented
  • Establish a coordination mechanism between regional programme teams to exchange COVID-19 vaccine safety information including a data sharing mechanism for COVID-19 vaccine safety data and reporting of adverse events
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization
  • Stand up country consultations to assess existing AEFI surveillance systems to identify gaps and develop plan of activities to address challenges.
  • Support capacity building of member states and implementing partners on AEFI surveillance, investigation, and response
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Technical Assistance Lead

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Public health or related field.
  • Candidates need to have at least 7 years of experience of which 3 years are at the supervisory level. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Public health, or related field.
  • Candidates need to have at least 10 years of experience of which 3 years are at the supervisory level.

Functional Skills:

  • Experience in public health programmes including providing technical assistance in strengthening pharmaceutical systems in the continent
  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation;
  • Excellent technical writing skills, in addition to narrative and financial reporting skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, and experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring pharmacovigilance systems
  • Excellent diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings;

Personal Abilities:

  • Leadership and management abilities. Proactive and solutions-oriented.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Data management, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$37,453 (AUP3Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$17,228.38 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$77,613.38 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  10th July, 2022.

Note

  • To apply for this post, click on the link above, complete our online application form, and submit your CV and cover letter in two different documents, which should be prepared before applying as they will be considered in the application process.
  • The cover letter should be no more than two pages long and explain why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
  • The document should be saved in MS Word in the following format: Your First Name-Your Last Name-Document Name-Date (mmyy) e.g., Pat-Jones-CV-062022-AFENET or Pat-Jones-CoverLetter-062022-AFENET.

Queries:

  • If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information, or would like to have an informal discussion, please email at afenet-senior-legal-advisor@oxfordhr.co.ke in the first instance

 

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