Project Manager – Institution and Capacity Building Programme of the African Union Commission (AUC)

  • PublishedJuly 3, 2012

The African Union Commission (AUC) is charged with Africa‘s rapid integration and sustainable development. The AU Strategic Plan in force for term 2009 – 2012 introduced the Institution and Capacity Building Programme (ICBP), an ambitious cross-cutting reform initiative which aims to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of the AU. One of its main principles is to adopt and promote extensively the results-based management approach for AU‘s program and project design and operations and migrate from an activity-based to a results-based budgeting. This includes performance assessments of staff, improvement in planning methods as well as actual planning of multi-level programmes and projects. In order to achieve the objectives, the Bureau of the Deputy Chairperson is planning a series of activities during 2012 and 2013, upon the support of its stakeholders and partners, highlighting various aspects of the programme. The Commission will also use other opportunities available to promote extensively the results based management approach for operations all across the Commission.

Your tasks

As Project Manager you will closely work together and report to the Special Advisor on Strategic Planning to the Deputy Chairperson of the AUC Bureau of the Deputy Chairperson. In detail you will be in charge of the following: • Providing assistance for the coordination and monitoring of implementation activities according to established plans including following-up on administrative actions and issues related to project implementation; • Participation in ICBP projects evaluation including liaising with different organizational units to initiate requests; • Assistance in the development, implementation and evaluation of ICBP programmes and projects within the Deputy Chairperson‘s initiatives. This comprises the review of relevant documents and reports, problem identification and accordingly suggestions for corrective actions; • Research, analyse and present basic information and data on projects under the ICBP; • Preparation of draft background papers, analysis, reports and inputs to publications; • Assistance in budget planning, preparation of monitoring checklists, review of programme project development.

Your qualification

You have an advanced university degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Law, or Social Sciences. You have at least five years of experience in programme or project management, technical cooperation or any other related area, including significant responsibilities in budget preparation and monitoring, resource planning and analysis of implementation. You are a multi-tasker and able to manage multiple projects and work assignments and ideally bring along working experience in multinational inter-governmental organization. You are a networker and team player and maintain effective working partnerships with a range of actors involved and. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills come along with the ability to work in a multi-cultural African environment. You are proficient in one of the African Union working languages English or French. Familiarity with the other working language as well as Arabic or Portuguese would be an asset.

The company

GIZ is offering an internationally competitive remuneration package. The Deutsche Gesellschaft fŸr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was formed on 1 January 2011. It brings together the long-standing expertise of DED, GTZ and InWEnt. For further information, go to www.giz.de.

Your Application

Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system under www.giz.de/en. Under “Jobs and careers“, “GIZ job opportunities“, enter Job-ID 10623. Period of assignment: July 2012 until September 2013 (renewable). Candidates from any one of the
Member States of the African Union are particularly encouraged to apply.


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