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  • Posted: May 2, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 3, 2024
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    The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.
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    Principal Knowledge Management Officer (AfCDC)

    Requisition ID: 2250

    Purpose of Job

    • The Principal Knowledge Management Officer (PKM) is responsible for leading and managing Africa CDC's Knowledge Management (KM) strategy and activities. This includes developing and implementing KM policies and procedures, designing and managing KM systems and tools, and overseeing the dissemination and use of knowledge resources.
    • The Principal Knowledge Management Officer (PKM) will also work to ensure that the organization's KM efforts are aligned with its overall goals and objectives.
    • He/she will manage Africa CDC’s knowledge management processes focusing on identifying, capturing, developing, sharing, preserving, and measuring the Africa CDC’s information assets.

    Main Functions
    This job involves the following main functions that are generally applicable for this category:

    • Take technical and intellectual lead in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise.
    • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to Africa CDC.
    • Provide support in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation.
    • Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization.
    • Provide support in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
    • Develop materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
    • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage Africa CDC's Knowledge Management (KM) strategy and activities.
    • Oversees the development of the knowledge infrastructure of the Africa CDC and integrate with other Directorates, Divisions, and other Stakeholders.
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of KM policies and procedures, designing and managing KM systems and tools, and overseeing the dissemination and use of knowledge resources.
    • Oversees and coordinates activities and efforts of the Knowledge Management function which incorporate other Directorates/Divisions/Units within Africa CDC.
    • Ensure adequate liaison with other AU Organs, Representational Offices, Technical Offices of the AU as well as other Organizations, Institutions, and the RECs on matters related to Knowledge management.
    • Coordinates and manages day-to-day project operations and team priorities of the Knowledge Management function.
    • Monitors and analyzes knowledge management networks, tools and methodologies and their viability to support and promote new and emerging development opportunities.
    • Conducts research to strengthen the Knowledge Management function and to stay abreast of new developments in the respective professions of Archives, Knowledge Management and Library. 
    • Organizes initiatives to strengthen the capacity of the Knowledge Management function through workshops or seminars that lead to the formation of communities of Practice, collaborations with both internal and external stakeholders as well as to popularise the roles of Knowledge Management.
    • Perform any other related responsibilities as may be assigned. 

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Master's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management, or a related discipline and ten (10) years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience, at least six (6) of which should at expert and (3) years of experience at supervisory role.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management, or a related discipline and twelve (12) years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience, out of which six (6) years should be at expert level, and 3 (three) years at supervisory role.
    • Experience of Knowledge Management in a Public Health Institution setting is an added advantage. 

    Required Skills:

    • Proven ability to manage and coordinate complex projects.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Fluency in any one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Kiswahili). Fluency in English and French will be an preferred.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Partnership
    • Accountable and Complies with Rules
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating with Influence

    Functional Competencies:

    • Conceptual thinking
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing
    • Drive for result
    • Continuous Improvement Orientation

    Tenure of Appointment:

    • The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    Gender Mainstream:

    • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 110,951.49 (P4 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  92,867.97 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

    Method of Application


    • Applications must be submitted no later than  June 3,2024 11h59 p.m. EAT.
    • Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
    • Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
    • The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.
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