The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Quality Assurance and Control Officer - Information Systems
Requisition ID: 1507 Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports to: Head of Quality Assurance and Control
Directorate: Quality Assurance and Control
Division: HR Planning and Organizational Development Division
Job Grade: P3
Contract Type: Regular
Purpose of Job
To provide operational and technical support for the effective implementation of the commission’s objectives on information systems management.
Provides technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
Ensures best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to AU.
Assists in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
Fosters and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
Assists in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
Develops materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
Provides technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.
Formulates and implements research programs in information systems management and disseminates findings.
Formulates recommendations to address the main inefficiencies
Manages databases and ensure timely collection and dissemination of data;
Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to achieve organizational goals;
Ensures the quality of collected specific data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
Develops new or improved statistical methods and quantitative models for analyses and projections
Reviews management information systems files on whether they meet quality Standards and offer technical advice on how to handle the posed situations for informed decision making
Plans and conducts analytical programmes of Information Systems and ensure compliance to the existing rules and regulations
Provides guidance and advice to other departments, field experts, etc., in the planning, operation and evaluation of Information Systems programmes and projects;
Submits periodic reports for approval and consideration
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Quality Assurance and Control.
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
A Master's Degree in Computer Science or related fields with seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience as IT expert/Specialist or related area out of which three (3) years should be at expert/specialist level. Membership to the relevant professional body is an added advantage.
A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management with ten (10) years relevant experience out of which three (3) should be at expert/specialist level.
Membership to the relevant professional body is an added advantage.
Planning and organizational skills
Ability to negotiate diplomatically
Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.
Accountable and Complies with Rules
Communicating with Influence
Job Knowledge and information sharing
Drive for Result
Continuous improvement orientation
Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage
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.
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 22,932.00 (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.