Senior Policy Official, Researchand Policy Analysis at the African Union (AU)

Senior Policy Official, Researchand Policy Analysis at the African Union (AU)

The 55 countries that make up the African Continent are members of the African Union (AU), a continental organisation. To replace the Organization of African Unity, it was established in 2002 and given formal status in 2003. (OAU, 1963-1999). All of us in Africa are working together to create an integrated and prosperous continent that is a dynamic force in the global arena.

We’re on the lookout for qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:

Senior Policy Officer, Research and Analysis (AUC-PCRD)

ID number: 966.
Egyptian capital city Cairo is the place to be.
Monitoring and Evaluation, and Principal Program Management
Center for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development of the African Union (AUC-PCRD)
Classification of Work: P5 Department: Program and Research
The position has been rated a “P3.”
Regular Type of Contract

What a job is for

Provide management with strategic analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policies and programs with an impact on the AUC-mandate PCRD’s by leading the production and dissemination of research products in relation to the AU’s PCRD and peacebuilding initiatives, programs and projects.
Data analysis, trends and forecasting, as well as financial modeling, will be used to evaluate the execution of AU PCRD Policy framework and provide recommendations on its impact.
Primary Purposes

Provide analysis and recommendations on a wide range of policies and programs affecting the implementation of the PCRD Policy framework of the AU through innovative research and data analysis.
Constant data analysis, trends, forecasting and financial modeling pertaining to service utilisation and cost are all part of providing guidance on outcomes and impact.
Using the necessary skills, research, planning, designing, and conducting numerous complicated analyses, work on specific projects and studies, evaluate the results, prepare reports, and create presentations to help management make decisions.
Assist in the formulation of policies, strategies, alternatives, issues, processes, and guidelines to guide the execution of the AU PCRD Policy framework by launching research products.
Contribute to policy formulation and impact policy discussions on a continental and global level by delivering meaningful technical written comments that consolidate and expand awareness of the AUC-activities PCRD’s through innovation research.
The AUC-PCRD needs technical assistance and guidance in establishing actions and synergies with current policies in order to successfully implement the AU’s commitments set forth in Agenda 2063, other policy instruments, and related decisions and declarations from Policy Organ.
In advance of statutory technical and consultative and other officially approved meetings, conduct comprehensive analyses and research on the issues under review as well as the political, social, and economic situation on the continent and in Member States from a gender perspective to produce substantive inputs (quality briefings, discussion papers, and policy documents).
Develop, manage, and implement the AU’s research and policy analysis agenda by keeping up-to-date on policy research and practice changes.
To advance the PCRD and peacebuilding agenda, implement initiatives that encourage cross-organizational learning and strategy formulation, and to guarantee that all concerns are adequately handled.
Clearly Defined Tasks

Collect data on PCRD and peacebuilding-related issues; conduct research; facilitate information gathering; produce various written outputs; and edit and compile specific inputs for all documentation. Draft background papers; conduct research; facilitate information gathering; produce written outputs; edit and compile specific inputs for all documentation.
In order to properly implement the AU’s obligations outlined in Agenda 2063, provide technical assistance and direction to the AU Commission, member states, and regional economic communities and mechanisms (RECs/RMs).
Keep aware of new trends in policy research and practice; design, manage and implement research initiatives to meet the mandate of the AU PCRD policy.
Design and implement advocacy and outreach programs for the AU family with the use of policy documents.
To identify key entry points for collaboration and support on policy issues and to organize policy consultation and dialogue informed by best practices, lessons learned, and current risks and threats, analyze annual plans of work within the AU Commission, RECs/RMs and Member States. Provide guidance on strategies to further the AU’s PCRD agenda and peacebuilding agenda.
Contribute to advocacy and communications materials on PCRD and peacebuilding at the continents, regional and national levels by helping with the production of funding applications and funding reports as well as preparing relevant policy advice notes and delivering presentations.
It is necessary to do research in order to formulate relevant interventions, prepare terms of reference, identify consultants and provide them with adequate direction for project identification and development.
Emerging topics and trends should be examined through specialists meetings and workshops, as well as panel discussions. AU policy commitments should be examined to see how they are being implemented.
New initiatives for the AUC-PCRD to build national and local capacity should be identified and advised on.
Develop and strengthen strategic alliances and collaborations on PCRD and peacebuilding efforts by working with key stakeholders from Member States, RECs/RMs, academia, and civil society at national and continental levels, as well as the commercial sector and major international actors.
Analysis and investigation of donor information, development of briefs on relevant areas of cooperation, and identification of partnership opportunities.
Participate in working-level processes for PCRD and peacebuilding as part of the execution of the AU PCRD Policy framework in coordination with the AU Commission and other specialized technical agencies of the AU that have complementary missions.
Coordinate with relevant national, regional, and global institutions and non-governmental organizations, as well as civil society organizations, the commercial sector, the media, and academics, faith-based organizations, and traditional authorities, among other stakeholders.
AUC-PCRD team members are encouraged to participate in national or regional meetings, conferences, and training programs that are relevant to their work.
To encourage more widespread use of AU policy knowledge products both within and outside of the organization, cultivate an attitude of high standards and a commitment to excellence.
Take on any additional duties that may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications and Relevant Experiential Learning

Three (3) years of supervisory experience and a bachelor’s degree in international relations or humanities or sociology or gender studies or law or human rights or a related field are required in addition to the seven (7) years of required job experience.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in the relevant field and seven years of relevant experience and practical knowledge in the areas of gender, peace, and security, out of which three (3) must be supervisory level.
Showed leadership ability in policy discussions at high levels and in competitive contexts to advocate for, promote and enhance understanding of the company’s aims and initiatives.
Program management approaches and practices have been successfully used in the past. Problem solving and strategic thinking abilities that are second to none. Ability to use advanced approaches in the field. Having the ability to synthesize and assist stakeholders in identifying strategic priorities in complicated work programs
The following skills are required:

Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Analytical prowess.
Understanding of cultural differences; ability to collaborate across corporate units and countries.
An advantage is being able to speak French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, or any other official working language of the AU.
The following are examples of effective leadership skills.

Insights into the future
Investing in others’ growth.
Adaptation and Change.
Managing the risk.
The following are some of our most important skills:

Establishing Trust and Mutual Understanding.
Encourage the concept of personal responsibility. Culture.
Orientation to Learning.
Using Powerful Words to Make a Point.
The ability to carry out a task

Thinking in terms of concepts.
Job Sharing information and knowledge.
Drive for success.
An emphasis on improving things over time.

Additional fluency in another AU language is an extra bonus for those who are proficient in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).
Mandatory Resignation

Probationary period of twelve months will be included in the three-year term of appointment. After then, the contract will be for a two-year term that can be extended if both parties’ performance and deliverables are deemed sufficient.
Mainstreaming gender equality

Equal employment opportunities are available at the AU Commission, and eligible women are actively encouraged to apply.
Indicative salary of US$37,453.00 per year for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of US$3,300 per child per annum for those in P3 Step1 (the first step of the pay scale), plus other entitlements such as post adjustment (48% of the basic salary), housing allowance ($19,103.64 per year), and education allowance ($100 percent of tuition and other education-related expenses up to a maximum of US$10,000.00 per child per annum)

On February 28, 2022, is the application deadline

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

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