Requisition ID : 276
Location : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to : Deputy Chairperson
Directorate : Management Information Systems
Number of Direct Reports : 6
Number of Indirect Reports : 24
Purpose of Job
To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Management Information Systems Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.
Prepares and oversees integrated programs, projects and overall activities of the organization.
Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.
Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the Directorate
Manages risks, develops mitigation measures and ensures business continuity of the directorate
Develops and implements business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss.
Develops metrics to measure performance of IT infrastructure and systems to assess operating costs, productivity levels and upgrade requirements and report on progress made in improving ICT capability.
Drives digital transformation in line with the organization strategic goals.
Coordinates meetings of IT Strategy and Steering Committees to ensure optimal IT value within the Organization.
Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
implementation and management of large-scale information systems of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and Five (5) years at supervisory level.
Proven track record of management and technical leadership in delivering ICT services in offices located worldwide.
An ICT certification in ITIL, Project Management, CISCO, SAP and Security is an added advantage.
Required Skills :
Managerial and leadership skills
Ability to initiate and identify key strategic opportunities and risks
Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery
Communication and report writing skills
Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.
Leadership Competencies :
Core Competencies :
Communicating with impact
Functional Competencies :
Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving
Drive for Results
Innovation and taking initiative
Tenure Of Appointment
The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.
Gender Mainstreaming :
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary of US$ 78,138.00 (D1 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 26,208.
00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.
00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.