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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 20, 2021
  • The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.
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    Communication and Database Officer

    Requisition ID: 852
    Location: Banjul, The Gambia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Organization Information
    Reports to: Public Relations/ Information Officer 
    Directorate/Department: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
    Number of Direct Reports: 0
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Job Grade: P1
    Number of Positions: 1
    Contract  Type: Regular

    Purpose of Job

    • Provides technical support for the operations of the Communication and Complaints Database  in line with the ACHPR’s management information strategy

    Main Functions

    • Provides technical support in the preparation and implementation of programmes developed out of the ACHPR’s Strategic plan
    • Supports the development and implementation of the ACHPR’s promotional strategy
    • Prepares draft reports and work programmes related to the functioning of the Unit
    • Generates reports in a timely manner for the Unit
    • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
    • Prepares budgets for the Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.
    • Provides IT support for resource mobilization activities
    • Prepares guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Analyzes existing data, and updates the database
    • Undertakes  monitoring and evaluation activities
    • Manages the electronic Database of communications related to ACHPR programmes
    • Updates and manages the Database of Communications considered by the Commission  with appropriate indexing, reflecting their current status
    • Maintains a proper record of all Communications submitted to the Commission
    • Develops an online system for tracking Communications
    • Uploads documents for dissemination on the ACHPR’s website
    • Manages subscriptions to other legal databases (e.g. Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw) to facilitate the research that underpins the legal work of the Commission
    • Manages multimedia and journalists database(s)
    • Develops and maintains web-based applications and databases (Oracle, SQL or MySQ)
    • Provides data processing services and specialized assistance in the use of applications and technological development;
    • Setup, Administer and Review Database backups and Archives
    • Undertakes User Security, Access Management and Audits
    • Conducts Database monitoring and Health management
    • Undertakes Database disaster recovery planning
    • Schedules and performs periodic reviews to harmonize data needs
    • Develops learning materials and trains staff members in new work methods and procedures,
    • Submits proposals for the formulation of policies related to the information management system,
    • Provides technical support (instructions and procedural manuals) for the implementation of approved work methods and procedures
    • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience 

    • Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor Degree from an accredited University in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
    • Must have professional certificates in Database Management and Development, Web Development as well as Open Source Server Administration
    • Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous professional experience in the field of ICT
    • Must have minimum of two  (2) years working experience in Multimedia and Journalists Database Management
    • Knowledge of Database applications and Website Development is required
    • Working experience in communication and information department in multilateral, regional or international organization will also be an added advantage

    Required Skills:

    • Good knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
    • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
    • Demonstrable leadership abilities
    • Strong mathematical analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
    • Good communication and planning skills
    • Excellent knowledge of international organizations
    • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk
    • Core Competencies
    • Building Relationships
    • Accountable and Complies with Rules
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with Influence

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge Sharing
    • Drive for Results
    • Continuous improvement orientation

    Enure 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.


    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Indicative basic salary of US$ 25,523.00 (P1 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 13,248.00 (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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Union(AU) on to apply

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