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Job title : Director Partnerships Management and Resource Mobilization
Job Location : Not specified
Deadline : May 31, 2021
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Requisition ID : 273
Location : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization : African Union Commission AUC
Reports to : Chairperson of the Commission
Number of Direct Reports : 1
Number of Indirect Reports : 1
Purpose of Job
To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Partnerships Management and Resource Mobilization Directorate in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.
Develops and executes the overall strategy for the d Directorate and ensures alignment with overall organizational strategy
Manages and supervises employees within the Directorate, ensures the timely delivery of the Directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;
Drives the implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;
Ensures the delivery of the directorate’s annual targets in line with the organization’s overall goals and maintains robust departmental monitoring and evaluation systems;
Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the directorate;
Manages the work of the Directorate and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;
Leads the directorate and ensures effective management of personnel, budget, performance, program quality, employee relations matters and training in conformity with relevant rules, policies and procedures;
Builds and maintains good working relations and collaboration with other Directorates / Departments;
Develops and maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member State and partner institution;
Coordinates meetings between the organization and relevant partners;
Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports;
Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization;
Implements and Maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Directorate;
Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines in line with the organization’s legal framework;
Designs policies consistent with the AU’s strategic goals and mandate in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;
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
Provides technical and intellectual leadership in the management of the Directorate;
Coordinates and manages the various Partnerships entered into between Africa and other parts of the World at multilateral level and co-ordinates overall resource mobilization aimed at boosting efforts towards the implementation of the AU Agenda 2063 and the AU mandate;
Coordinates the operationalization of the Partnerships Management Information System (PMIS) for effective management and linkage with all AU stakeholders;
Collaborates with relevant departments for effective communication and information dissemination on all Partnerships;
Conducts research on opportunities for partner engagement in support of the delivery of the AU’s mandate and objectives across Africa;
Monitors, evaluates, follows up and reports on all AU partnerships initiatives;
Promotes Africa’s common agenda
Ensures effective coordination and harmonization of all partners’ related activities with Departments, Directorates and autonomous units within the Commission;
Engages with African Diplomatic Corps in capitals / cities of countries / regions where the African Union has Strategic Partnerships;
Initiates, develops and facilitates implementation policy for international cooperation and resource mobilization;
Operationalizes the AUC Resource Mobilization (RM) and Financing and Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategies for Agenda 2063 implementation
Facilitates regular dialogue between the AU Commission and International Partners at different levels (political, policy, technical);
Ensures that interventions and support programmes by International Partners are in line with AU approved priorities;
Provides leadership in the centralization and co-ordination of all international partner support to the Africa Union
Prepares and oversee integrated programs of overall activities of the directorate.
Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Social sciences, or other relevant fields with 15 years of relevant progressive working experience, out of which 8 years should be at managerial level with minimum 5 years’ experience involving direct supervisory roles.
Additional or higher academic qualifications in relevant field is an added advantage.
In-depth experience in Partnerships and Resource Mobilization in national, regional or international organizations will be an added advantage.
Required Skills :
Leadership and Management Skills
Negotiation and Interpersonal skills
Communication, Report Writing and Presentation skills
Knowledge and operational understanding of the policies, systems and programs of AU
Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite
Research and Analytical Skills
Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language 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 the 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.
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.