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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2024
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    About Us At the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, June 2018, a decision was taken to transform the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency into the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD). The establishment of AUDA-NEPAD is part of the global reforms geared at improving...
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    Principal Programme Officer - African Union Smart Safety Surveillance (AU3S)

    • Under the supervision of the Director HCID, the Principal Programme Officer, African Union Smart Safety Surveillance will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of activities for the AUDA-NEPAD Flagship Programme, AU Smart Safety Surveillance under the workstreams on policy, technology, and resource & capability. The incumbent will ensure effective collaboration with Member States, Grantee frontline project staff, technical experts, and consultants to facilitate the successful implementation of a smart safety surveillance system in Africa.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Experience working in the regulatory sector on product safety monitoring and quality management system (or related) roles
    • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to the safety monitoring of health products.
    • Experience in policy development and implementation of public health programmes.
    • Experience in policy advocacy, consultations, dialogue, and harmonization at national, regional, and/or continental levels.
    • Strong written and oral communication, research, and review skills.
    • Creative and strategic thinking, team building, conflict resolution, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Leadership, planning, and organizational skills to achieve organizational goals.
    • Supports subordinates, provides oversight, and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, take initiative, and with sound judgment.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
    • Integrity and ability to always maintain confidentiality at the highest level.
    • Excellent managerial skills, team management, and stakeholder management.
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic).

    Education and Experience:

    Master’s degree in Microbiology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Public Health, Management, Business Administration, Food Science and Technology or related fields with eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience in product safety monitoring and quality management system, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level within public sector institutions or similar organizations nationally, regionally, and/or continentally.
    A project/programme management certification (such as PMP, PRINCE2, or MSP) Is required.
    Or

    • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Public Health, Management, Business Administration, Food Science and Technology or related field plus twelve (12)
    • years of experience in product safety monitoring and quality management systems, out of which seven (7) years should be at a specialist/expert level within public sector institutions
    • or similar organizations nationally, regionally, and/or continentally. 
    • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP, PRINCE2, or MSP) is required.

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    Programme Officer, Genetically Based Vector Control (GBVC)

    • The Programme Officer (GBVC) will assist with the coordination, development and implementation of the Integrated Vector Management programme at AUDA-NEPAD and lead the science development in genetically-based vector control tools workstream of the programme.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Recent publications in scientific journals on emerging vector control tools like Genetically Based Vector Controls.
    • Experience in forecast analysis of innovations and emerging technologies for health.
    • Experience in integrated vector management and vector control at the continental level.
    • Experience in innovation and emerging technologies for vector control, including successful implementation and application in relevant projects or initiatives.
    • Experience in policy development and oversight including development and coordination of implementation of innovation programmes.
    • Experience in convening and facilitating high-level national and regional policy consultations and dialogue processes on innovation for vector control.
    • Project/programme implementation and reporting on results and outcomes.
    • Good planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting skills.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
    • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
    • High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energy.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
    • Creative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages and fluency in another AU language an added advantage.

    Education and Experience

     

    • Candidates must have a master’s degree or equivalent in vector management, zoology, health science, veterinary science, or a related field and two (2) years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in integrated vector management programmes within public sector institutions, international organisations or similar organizations nationally, regionally and/or internationally.

    Or

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in vector management, zoology, health science, veterinary science, or a related field and four (4) years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in integrated vector management programmes within public sector institutions, international organizations or similar organizations nationally, regionally and/or internationally.

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    Program Support Officer - JHB

    • Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, MSMEs, the Program Support Officer will be responsible for managing day-to-day project activities related to the selection and support of MSMEs within the 100,000 MSMEs Initiative and related projects. This role includes planning, procurement, travel coordination, meeting organization, data collection, and analysis to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project in alignment with African Union procurement methods and standards.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Solid knowledge and expertise in project cycle management.
    • Solid knowledge and expertise in procurement cycle management in public institutions.
    • Ability to present analytical reports.
    • Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues.
    • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and thoroughness.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative, and with sound judgment.
    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
    • High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment, and energy.
    • Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
    • Ability to co-develop solutions to resourcing needs of African MSMEs.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment
    • Ability to conduct independent research and data collection on global and regional economic, social, and development issues.
    • Excellent working knowledge of data management
    • Excellent working knowledge of Procurement management systems and regulations in the public sector.
    • Experience working with AU or other international development organizations would be an advantage.

    Education and Experience

    • A Bachelors’ degree in Business Management, Economics, Project Management, Procurement, Computer Science or related fields with a minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience with relevant procurement support team within a project, and with experience in evaluation and/or assessment of submissions and projects, within the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations regionally and/or internationally.

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    Programme Officer - MSMEs - JHB

    • The Program Officer MSMEs will assist in implementing the activities of the AUDA-NEPAD 100,000 MSME Initiative through coordination with Member State/Grantee frontline project staff, technical experts, and consultants.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent working knowledge of computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
    • Technically competent, and knowledgeable, with experience in development issues and administrative management.
    • Experience in proposal development and resource mobilisation is an advantage.
    • Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues.
    • Ability to listen and co-develop solutions to resourcing needs of African MSMEs.
    • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and thoroughness.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative, and with sound judgment.
    • High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment, and energy.
    • Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment
    • Experience working with AU or other international development organizations would be an advantage.
    • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Africa’s development priorities and goals.
    • Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases.

    Education and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Economics, Project Management, Procurement, Computer Science or related fields with a minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience in project management at a national or international level, international finance, and/or international development within the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organisations regionally and/or internationally.

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