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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
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    Climate Monitoring and Prediction Expert

    Requisition ID: 482
    Location: Douala, Cameroun
    Reports to: Project Coordinator, ECCAS Unit
    Directorate/Department : Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
    Division: Sustainable Environment
    Job Grade: P2

    Purpose of Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation. The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.
    • The Climate Monitoring and Prediction Expert is a high level professional specializing in climate monitoring, prediction and forecasting. S/he is well conversant with handling and processing climate data and information at all levels.

    Main Functions

    • Long-range climate forecasting (with emphasis on seasonal forecasting), climate monitoring, climate data rescue and management,  projections, scenarios, vulnerability, risk and impact assessments, and climate change adaptation planning, provision of knowledge from climate services produced for better planning in Agriculture Health and DRM sectors, provide guideline on climate information, bulletins and statements or briefs for planning, policy and decision making for Agriculture Health and DRM sectors.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Weather Modeling Scientist and Forecaster, the Climate Monitoring and Prediction Expert will be responsible for the:
    • Collect, process and analyze data to generate and disseminate products and climate services (climate monitoring);
    • Production of Long-Range climate forecasting (with emphasis on seasonal forecasting) to contribute to Climate Services Information System (CSIS),
    • Support the establishment and effective functioning of sectoral User Interface Platforms (UIPs), regional Climate Services Information Systems (CSIS), Climate Data Management Systems (CDMS), infrastructure and other systems.
    • Access and process data disseminated through Climate services station and other historical climate datasets (Copernicus, ECMWF, EUMETSAT…) for seasonal forecasts and climate impact assessments and monitoring
    • Planning and Organizing Regional Climate Outlook Fora (RCOF) for Central Africa
    • Planning, organizing and servicing conferences, seminars and training workshops.
    • Conduct the process to establish of climate data rescue and climate data management system (CDMS)
    • Provide climate change assessment summaries (impacts) for policy and decision makers
    • Conduct climate application on Agriculture, DRR and Health sectors to strengthen and promote the use of regional and national User Interface Platforms (UIP) in ECCAS region.
    • Contribute to capacity building on climate monitoring and Long range forecast for policy and decision makers and improve Climate Services in ECCAS States
    • Monitor climate variability, vulnerability, risk and impact assessments, and climate change adaptation planning;
    • Provide technical assistance and trainings to participants on attachment /secondment /internship programs/job training
    • Liaise with relevant working groups on climate and related extreme events, such as CEOS Climate Working Group, ESA CCI, EUMETSAT Climate SAF, SCOPE-CM, WMO SDS-WAS, AEMET, BSC-CNS, WMO Expert team on extended to long range forecasts, WMO/GFCS expert team on climate services information system,  
    • Write and publish scientific articles on Long range forecast and climate change; and contribute to state of Africa climate report
    • provide guideline on climate information, bulletins and statements or briefs for planning, policy and decision making for Agriculture Health and DRM sectors.
    • Performs any other duties related to the program as may be assigned by supervisors;
    • Perform any other duties related to the programme as may be assigned.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must have a minimum of a University Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, Climatology, or related qualification.
    • A higher academic qualification will be an added advantage.
    • Have a higher level training in atmospheric sciences and statistics
    • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience of which at least two (2) years should be at an equivalent or higher level at an international level. Experience working in the fields of meteorology, climatology, climate change, environment, atmospheric modeling, environmental assessment, geography and disaster risk reduction

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Sound planning and organizational skills;
    • Advanced knowledge of climate change and meteorology technical processes;
    • Knowledge of the use of data from regional and global climate models for climate simulations and predictions at the level of the sub-region, countries, watersheds, impacts, and forecasts of risks and disasters linked to climates;
    • Proven knowledge and practice of policy development and analysis;
    • Experience in the ECCAS region is an added advantage.
    • Good knowledge of LINUX and Window operating systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French Portuguese, Spanish) is a requirement; fluency in more languages is an added advantage;

    Desired skills:

    • Have additional training and experience in project management;
    • Have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to interact with a range of people;
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate specialized information to non-specialists;
    • Be able to work flexibly for hours and under pressure, and have multitasking capabilities;
    • Have a high attention to detail and precision in the work

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight.
    • Developing others.
    • Change Management.
    • Managing Risk.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship.
    • Foster Accountability Culture.
    • 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 will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.

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

    Remuneration
    The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 80,801.70 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  65,992.92  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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    Weather Modelling Scientist and Forecaster

    Requisition ID: 565
    Duty Station: Cameroon
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Project Coordinator, ECCAS Unit 
    Directorate / Department: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
    Division: Sustainable Environment
    Number of Direct Reports: 0
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Grade: P2

    Purpose of Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation. The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.
    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change,
    • Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.
    • The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.

    Main Functions

    • Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the members of the Project Unit, the Weather Modelling Scientist and Forecaster is responsible for production system development and tailoring

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Develop advanced weather and climate modelling and prediction production system;
    • Develop tailored products through the applications of specialized analytical, dynamical and statistical methods; provide training and technical skills in product development, data analysis, and variational data assimilation to CAPC-AC staff and NMHSs;
    • Running regional model based on specific parameterization (convection permitting, ...), develop and improve digital and computer models to predict atmospheric processes and improve forecast accuracy;
    • Conduct daily, sub-seasonal to seasonal forecast;
    • Support the establishment and effective functioning of sectoral User Interface Platforms (UIPs), regional Climate Services Information Systems (CSIS), Climate Data Management Systems (CDMS), infrastructure and other systems;
    • Designing, development, production and dissemination of Weather forecast and climate monitoring products; 
    • Designing of tailored products for different development sector namely health, agriculture and DRM, collaborate regarding product development and dissemination;
    • Coordinating all aspects regarding modeling (running models on HPC and all meteorological equipment) and scripting of all designed product agreed with users (DRR, Agriculture and Health sectors);
    • Recommending every new procedure to partners in order to implement the creating and putting together all different aspects regarding new predictors in the ECCAS region, and finally, putting together all results from others projects in meteorology and climate in order to improve forecasts (doing seamless prediction)
    • Collecting meteorological data from satellite images, radars, remote sensors and weather stations from the CEEAC sub-region;
    • Analyzing, disseminating and exploiting meteorological information (temperature, rainfall, sunshine, humidity, wind speed and air pressure / flow, etc.);
    • Coding weather reports for their transmission on international networks;
    • Produce weather graphs, maps and animations for weather presentations;
    • Monitor the variability of the seasons;
    • Strengthen the capacities of national systems (NMHSs) and CAPC-AC;
    • Conduct research on weather change patterns and write reports;
    • Present the results of the work to the public and to special interest groups;
    • Represent the project and the CAPC-AC at the international weather meeting.
    • Execute any other duties related to the programme as may be assigned.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Minimum Bachelor’s University Degree in one or more of the following fields: Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, and Higher Mathematics with at least three (3) years of relevant professional experience. A Master's degree qualification with two (2) years of relevant professional work experience is also acceptable. Higher academic qualification is preferred. Two (2) years should be at an international level.
    • Have computer training and demonstrable training in computer modeling;
    • Experience working in the fields of meteorology, climate change, environment, atmospheric modeling, and disaster risk reduction
    • Modelling and prediction experience is preferred, with solid experience in anchoring and producing meteorological information, in observing and forecasting weather conditions, climate risks and disasters and reporting on the issues. 
    • Must have experience in the ECCAS region.
    • Able to demonstrate abilities in the precise analysis of meteorological and climate data and in making solid and essential operational decisions. 
    • Able to use computer and mathematical, meteorological and climatic models to make short, medium and long term forecasts and prove professional experience in the aviation industry, maritime transport or in the armed forces. 
    • Able to demonstrate good mathematical and computational problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in project management.

    Required Skills:

    • Have a good command of the project cycle (formulation, supervision, self-evaluation by the beneficiaries, mid-term and final evaluation);
    • Have a great capacity for analysis, synthesis and drafting of reports;
    • Have proven skills in using the IT tool;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; 
    • Sound planning and organizational skills;
    • Advanced knowledge of climate change and meteorology technical processes;
    • Have experience and knowledge of one of the sectors of the application of meteorological data (agriculture and food security, health, forestry or disaster risk management);
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) and fluency in another is an added advantage;
    • Good knowledge of LINUX, Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).

    Desired Skills

    • Ability to work under pressure within a multidisciplinary team
    • Have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to interact with a range of people;
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate specialized information to non-specialists;
    • Have high attention to detail and precision in the work.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight.
    • Developing others.
    • Change Management.
    • Managing Risk.

    Core Competencies:

    • Building Relationship.
    • Foster Accountability Culture.
    • 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 will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.

    Remuneration

    • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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    Administrative Assistant

    Requisition ID: 481
    Location: Douala, Cameroon
    Reports to: Coordinator ECCAS Project Unit
    Directorate / Department: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
    Division: Sustainable Environment
    Number of Direct Reports: 0
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Job Grade: GSA5

    Purpose of Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

    Main Functions
    The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing general administrative support to the department for effective implementation of departmental work plan and daily routine work, i.e.:

    • Assisting the programme in facilitating administrative and logistical tasks of the project
    • Ensuring interaction with service departments including Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Conference Services, Protocol etc, among others, as well as 
    • Providing support functions in office management, document production and management at project level.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Scheduling and Coordination:

    • Analyse and maintain an overview of the Directorate’s work to ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general and specialized areas;
    • Take the lead in supporting the organization of meetings  including coordination of invitations, confirmations, ticketing and accommodation for multiple participants for the Office of the Director and the directorate at large (as need be)
    • Lliaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders on administrative ,matters of the department (this includes in relation to facilities (office space and equipment), security and protocol items (security/ID badges and passports) with assistance from other secretarial staff, Clerks and Mail Runners;
    • Liaise with AHRMD,  PBFA and DCMP to provide first hand support in areas such as, but not limited to, Procurement and Travel Management; Leave Management, Performance Management, Contract Management, Budget Management; interpretation, translation and venue arrangement issues respectively
    • Initiates, processes, monitors, reviews and follows-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal and separation, training requirements with HRM, ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures
    • Participate in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets and liaise with the DPBFA on budgetary matters on behalf of the Directorate as required.
    • Ensure the timely sourcing and ordering stationery and office equipment for the department.
    • Be responsible for compilation of information on staff official missions, various official trips and leave schedules for better information on staff presence and allocation of tasks.

    Documentation and Filing:

    • Create, update and maintain special files (of confidential nature or for closer access for Director’s use) through an organised filing system and maintains a records system for tracking purposes.
    • Ensuring confidentiality of information and management records is guaranteed;

    Drafting and Document Preparation:

    • Prepare correspondences (outgoing memos and letters to internal and external recipients), executive summary, reports, briefing papers, power point presentations and other documents as required;
    • Assist the preparation, quality control and compilation of Finance and Human Resources related documents.
    • Monitor meeting and correspondences outcomes and decisions and provide support in following up on their implementation; prepare update report for Director’s reference as need be.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must have a minimum of Diploma or a Bachelor's Degree in Management, Administration or any related field from a recognized educational institution.
    • A higher qualification will be an added advantage
    • Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) and three (3) years for Diploma and Bachelor degree holders respectively, of relevant work experience in administrative support, with good understanding of administrative (human resources, procurement, administrative services, records management, etc) systems
    • Experience in office management is mandatory, exposure to administration duties is a strong added advantage.
    • Good knowledge and practical use of Computer office applications are mandatory (very good knowledge of MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint).
    • Knowledge of SAP will be an advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, using one of the AU working languages is mandatory. Capacity to communicate in a second AU working language (both orally and in writing) will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent drafting skills
    • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively under pressure;
    • Ability to organize and present data in an understandable and useful manner
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, organisational ability and time management;
    • Willingness to extend service beyond working hours, as and when necessary  
    • Proactivity, adaptability and flexibility
    • Excellent ability to use MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point). Practical knowledge of using the SAP system will be an advantage.
    • Excellent problem solving skills.
    • Proficiency in English and/or French (ECCAS working languages). Fluency in another AU language (Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish) is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Flexibility
    • Risk Awareness and Compliance.

    Core Competencies:

    • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Accountability awareness and Compliance
    • Learning Orientation
    • Communicating Clearly.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Trouble shooting
    • Job Knowledge Sharing
    • Task Focused
    • Continuous Improvement Awareness.

    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.

    Remuneration

    • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 55,174.63   (GSA4 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 22,656.97  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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    Assistant Finance Officer

    Requisition ID: 482
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Reports to: Senior Finance Officer (Finance Directorate)
    Directorate/Department : Finance
    Division: External Resource Management
    Number of Direct Reports: 0
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Job Grade: P1

    Purpose of Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application programme.
    • The programme holistically addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering access to information, generation and provision of climate services, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
    • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, The programme also enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation which include the development and application of weather and climate information services, facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States, procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres, establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework, facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks, prudent management of financial resources, and monitoring and evaluation.

    Main Functions
    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, the Assistant Finance Officer:

    • Assists in preparation of financial documents and reports and perform various clerical duties.
    • S/he keeps books of accounts and makes accurate entries, post journal entries into the SAP system and reconcile accounts.
    • Assists in monitoring and reporting on financial transactions, ensures up-to-date filing and adherence to set AU Financial Rules and Procedures.
    • Provides support to the AUC and RCCs on financial management, expenditure verification as well as financial reporting.
    • Expedites other related financial activities
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assist in the preparation of periodic Financial Statements;
    • Assist to maintain and generate accurate financial records, in line with the AU Financial Rules and Regulations and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
    • Analyze all financial supporting documents received and ensure their proper filing
    • Reconcile receivables and payables from GFCS programme;
    • Review of the financial documents and ensure that all payments, receipts and adjustments under are adequately supported;
    • Assists with preparation of information and documentation for external and internal audits;
    • Assist on preparation of responses to audit queries and assist in the implementation of audit recommendations;
    • Liaise with finance counterparts from ECCAS and ACMAD to ensure timely processing of requests and reporting;
    • Prepare payment and ensure all documentation is available and payments are done in accordance with AU Rules and Regulations;
    • Participate in GFCS Programme Management Unit (PMU) meetings;
    • Support in facilitating training on grants management;
    • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisors.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must possess a minimum of University Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration from a recognized University preferably with at least 2 (two) years relevant work experience financial accounting and reporting function. Strong knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
    • Demonstrable experience working with standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and working knowledge of ERP (preferably SAP) is desirable
    • Experience in performing financial and accounting tasks for donor funded projects (including EU-funded projects) is desirable.
    • Possession of professional qualification/certification will be considered as an advantage.

    Required Skills:

    • Conscientious in observing deadlines and achieving results
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment
    • Sound planning and organizational skills
    • Strong communication skills (oral and in writing)
    • Ability to negotiate diplomatically
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Change Management .
    • Managing Risk.

    Core Competencies:

    • Teamwork and Collaboration.
    • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
    • Learning Orientation.
    • Communicating with Influence.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
    • Job Knowledge 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 Mainstreaming

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

    Remuneration
    The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$  70,474.20   (P1 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 55,665.42  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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    Project Coordinator

    Requisition ID: 524
    Location: Douala, Cameroon
    Reports to: ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator (line reporting) & ECCAS Regional Coordinator for DRM/CCA (local reporting)
    Directorate / Department: Sustainable Environment & Blue Economy
    Division: Sustainable Environment
    Number of Direct Reports: 6
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Job Grade: P3

    Purpose of Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application (ClimSA) programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
    • It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.
    • The AUC is also directly responsible for the management and implementation of the project in the ECCAS region.
    • The Coordinator needs to demonstrate high level of knowledge in fields of meteorology, climate, environmental science, disaster risk reduction, natural sciences, and related filed.
    • S/he possesses substantial and proven experience in coordination and management of related programmes.
    • S/he should be able to provide both technical and managerial advice to the team.
    • The Coordinator will be called upon to model data for weather forecasts and make simulations of climate change with regional and global climate models, make forecasts, management and analysis of impacts related to anthropogenic climate change in all priority sectors identified.

    Main Functions

    • Under the line supervision of the AUC (ClimSA/GFCS Project Coordinator) and that of the local supervision of the ECCAS Commission, the Coordinator will head the project unit in ECCAS and be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation as well as the coherence of its actions with the policies and strategic orientations of the Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS).
    • S/he will provide technical supervision of the Project Team in the region. The Coordinator ensures effective generation of weather and climate products and services in accordance with the needs of the ECCAS region following technical requirements and standards of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
    • The Coordinator will establish and ensure effective functioning of Sectoral User Interface Platforms (UIPs), Regional Climate Services Information Systems (CSIS), Climate Data Management Systems (CDMS), infrastructure and others. S/he will also provide technical support and methodologies to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the ECCAS Member States.
    • The Coordinator will maintain effective working relations with relevant focal points based at the ECCAS Secretariat in Libreville, Gabon particularly in sectors of agriculture, disaster risk management, forest, health, and water and also establish partnerships with other regional institutions working in these sectors.
    • The Coordinator will ensure that the ECCAS Regional Climate Centre (CAPC-AC) gets certified by WMO as a Regional Climate Centre.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Develop a strategic plan for the designation of ECCAS Regional Climate Centre (CAPC-AC) by WMO by 2025;
    • Prudent day-to-day management of project staff and resources and ensure that implementation of all project outputs are on tract;
    • Develop methodologies and instruments necessary for the production and dissemination of climate services for the agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and health and other sectors such as forests and water;
    • Ensure the establishment and effective functioning of sectoral User Interface Platforms (UIPs), regional Climate Services Information Systems (CSIS), Climate Data Management Systems (CDMS), infrastructure and other systems.
    • Identify production and dissemination tools for climate services for priority sectors of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, health, forests and water;
    • Initiate and develop products and services for priority sectors;
    • Provide technical assistance for capacity building of experts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the region;
    • Initiate the process of producing and disseminating climate information;
    • Put in place effective mechanisms to ensure that the project products and services contribute to policy and decision making, and that climate services are mainstreamed in adaptation planning processes at the ECCAS Commission as well as in ECCAS Member States;
    • Ensure that communication, visibility, M&E of the project are regularly executed in line with the project Contribution Agreement;
    • Analyze scientific data on climate and climate change (atmospheric temperature, rainfall, insolation, hygrometry, water resources, ocean, and greenhouse gases);
    • Analyze and disseminate climate-related research results in the region to inform policy makers, legislators, regulators or other stakeholders on the dynamics of climate change;
    • Responsible for preparation and submission of reports (both financial and narrative) to the AUC;
    • Provide monthly reports to the AUC on the implementation of the project in the region;
    • Execute any other duties related to the programme as may be assigned.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Minimum of a Master’s (or Bac + 5) degree in Meteorological Sciences, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Physics, Disaster Risk Management, or other related fields and seven (7) years of progressively relevant work experience at expert level, in the areas of environmental management, weather and climate services, or meteorology involving multi-stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities, Regional Climate Centres, Member States, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), and Development Partners.

    OR

    • Bachelor Degree in the above fields with ten (10) years progressively relevant work experience stated above, out of which seven (7) should be at expert and managerial level
    • At least three (3) years out of total years of experience must be at supervisory level.
    • Experience in GIS and Remote Sensing would be an added advantage.
    • Proven experience and extensive engagement with knowledge on the roles of RECs in the relevant sector.
    • Additional qualifications in project management would be an asset.
    • Must have experience in the ECCAS region

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Sound 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
    • Policy development and analysis
    • Advanced knowledge of the use of climate data from regional and global climate models for climate simulations and predictions at the level of the sub-region, countries, watersheds, impacts, and forecasts of risks and disasters linked to climates;
    • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) and fluency in another is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight...
    • Developing others...
    • Change Management...
    • Managing Risk...
    • Core Competencies
    • Building Relationship...
    • Foster Accountability Culture...
    • 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 will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.

    Gender Mainstreaming:

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

    Remuneration

    • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$   92,671.37  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 77,862.59 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

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    Finance Officer

    Requisition ID: 561
    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organization: African Union Commission - AUC
    Reports to: Senior Finance Officer (Finance Directorate)
    Directorate: Finance
    Division: External Resource Management
    Number of Direct Reports: 0
    Number of Indirect Reports: 0
    Grade: P2

    Purpose of the Job

    • The African Union Commission (AUC) has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application programme.
    • The programme addresses the issue of climate information throughout the entire supply chain of climate services covering generation and provision of climate services, access to information, user interface platforms, and capacity enhancement of critical players including, but not limited to, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Member States, and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs). It aims to enable Member States to develop and incorporate science-based climate information and prediction into development planning and decision-making at all levels, and to better manage risks of climate variability and change, Furthermore, it enhances policy and decision-making at continental, regional, national, community, and individual levels.
    • The AUC is responsible for the overall continental coordination of the programme implementation, which includes the development and application of weather and climate information services; facilitation of capacity building for RECs and Member States; fostering sharing of best practices and coordinating knowledge management; procurement and supply of equipment for Member States and Regional Climate Centres; establishing and operationalization of the continental monitoring and reporting framework; facilitation of preparation of Africa State of Climate Reports and Outlooks; prudent management of financial resources; and monitoring and evaluation.

    Main Functions

    • The Finance Officer is responsible for maintaining financial and accounting services in order to ensure that expenditures of the programme are incurred as per the partner agreement and periodic reports are submitted on time.
    • S/He ensures that proper books of accounts and records are kept up to date while ensuring the appropriate documents, authoritative signatures and approvals are acquired in timely manner according to AU Financial Rules and Regulations.
    • The officer is also responsible for ensuring that the ECCAS RCCs (CACP-AP) and ACMAD receive appropriate orientation of AU and EU financial procedures.
    • S/he provides support to the AUC and RCCs on financial management, expenditure verification as well as financial reporting.
      The Officer supports other related financial and administrative activities with respect to the programme.

    Specific Responsibilities
    The Officer shall:

    • Review and update the status of the GFCS programme funds ;
    • Maintain and generate accurate financial records, in line with the AU Financial Rules and Regulations and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
    • Prepare periodic financial statements and analyze expenditures and balances relating to the transactions of the GFCS programme;
    • Liaise with finance counterparts from ECCAS and ACMAD to ensure timely processing of requests and reporting;
    • Allocate expenditures to the appropriate fund or account and monitor proper budget utilization to ascertain that budget appropriations are not overspent;
    • Provide support in preparation of budget for the GFCS programme;
    • Prepare reconciliations, journal entries and review of the financial documents and ensure that all payments, receipts and adjustments under are adequately supported;.
    • Establish and maintains active relationships with RCCs as appropriate;
    • Work closely with colleagues and regularly update partners to ensure the effective delivery of the programme;
    • Ensure that all project procurement are in accordance with AU Financial Rules and Regulations and procedures;
    • Support GFCS programme events including workshops, seminars and regional meetings.
    • Assist in identifying training needs for ECCAS RCCs (CACP-AP) and ACMAD on AU Rules and Regulations and contributes to the development and implementation of strategies and training programs to meet these needs for the GFCS programme.
    • Prepare information for the Auditors, draft responses on audit queries and takes the lead in making proposals for resolving audit findings and implementation of their recommendations.
    • Prepare performance report for the attention of the GFCS programme Management;
    • Ensure that payments are processed by the deadlines and that payables and receivables accounts are updated;
    • Certifies the availability of funds before any commitment is made on the programme;
    • Participate in GFCS Programme Management Unit (PMU) meetings;
    • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisors.

    Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

    • Candidates must possess a minimum of a University Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration from a recognized University with at least three (3) years relevant work experience OR a Masters Degree in same areas of study with at least two (2) years relevant work experience.
    • Additional professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA etc, or a Masters level academic qualification etc. will be an added advantage.
    • Work experience should be in financial accounting and reporting function. Strong knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable;
    • Demonstrable experience working with standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and working knowledge of ERP (preferably SAP) is desirable.
    • Experience in performing financial and accounting tasks for donor funded projects (including EU-funded projects) is desirable.

    Required Skills:

    • Conscientious in observing deadlines and achieving results;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment;
    • Sound planning and organizational skills;
    • Strong communication skills (oral and in writing)
    • 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 working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic Insight L2
    • Developing Others L2
    • Change Management
    • Managing Risk L2

    Core Competencies:

    • Teamwork and Collaboration L2
    • Accountable and Complies with Rules.
    • Learning Orientation L2
    • Communicating with Influence.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
    • Job Knowledge and information sharing L2
    • Drive for Results L2
    • Continuous Improvement Focus L2

    Tenure of Appointment

    • The Appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.

    Remuneration

    • The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 85,212.07 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$  66,751.81  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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