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The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) aims to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa. By supporting and empowering the African Union member states and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

AU-IBAR's vision is of an Africa free from hunger and poverty in which animal resources make a significant contribution within the global arena.

Post title: Knowledge Management Programme Officer

Post level: P3 Step 5

Duty station: AU-IBAR, Nairobi, Kenya

Major duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief animal Health Officer, the Knowledge Management Programme Officer will:

  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to the Knowledge Management Programme of AU-IBAR.
  • Work closely with the Communication Expert and Information Systems Officer to develop an information, communication and knowledge management strategy based on AU-IBAR's strategic plan.
  • Promote knowledge sharing through AU-IBAR's business processes and systems through:

    1. the development and management of the Animal Resources Knowledge Portal;

    2. the modernisation of the library through digitization and development of an online catalogue;

    3. the development of an e-repository of the AU-IBAR archive.

  • Promote collaborative tools that facilitate sharing of ideas, information and knowledge such as the Intranet.
  • Facilitate the sharing of experiences and knowledge as well as learning through the nurturing and management of Discussion Groups, Forums, Communities of Practice and training activities.
  • Help to capture and document new information and knowledge on animal resources in Africa such as the documenting of lessons learnt and best practices and success stories.
  • Develop and manage animal resources knowledge base products such as compendia, directories, databases etc.
  • Help to disseminate information and share knowledge widely among AU-IBAR's target groups such as through publications, knowledge fairs and exhibitions.
  • Work closely with the Webmaster and the Communication Expert to maintain and improve the AU-IBAR web site.
  • Monitor and evaluate knowledge sharing within AU-IBAR.

    Educational qualifications

    An advanced degree (MSc) in preferably Knowledge Management, Communication, or Information sciences.

    Work experience

  • Familiarity with developing and delivering knowledge management programmes;
  • Experience in developing and delivering knowledge sharing programmes with and for different stakeholders and partner organisations;
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis as well as the generation and presentation of information at regional or internal level;
  • Experience in the animal sciences sector would be an added advantage;
  • At least seven years of progressive experience in areas of knowledge management – preferably within a knowledge-based organization similar to AU-IBAR.

    Other relevant skills

  • Self-starter and results oriented;
  • Team player;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Knowledge of other AU languages would be an added advantage;
  • Good networker with the ability to maintain a positive and fruitful dialogue and relationship with the main institutions operating on the continent;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • High standards of personal integrity and professional work skills.

    Language requirement

    Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is a requirement. Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.

    Age requirement

    Must be preferably between the age of 30 and 45 years.

    Tenure of Appointment

    The initial appointment will be for 11 months including a 3 months probation period. Contract extension will be subject to satisfactory 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 lump-sum salary attached to this position is an annual lump-sum of USD 81,397.62 inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and USD 67,533.59 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff.

    Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website www.aucareers.org

    Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
    African Union Commission
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)


    Post title: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

    Post level: P3 Step 5

    Duty station: AU-IBAR, Nairobi, Kenya

    Major duties and responsibilities

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Expert will be responsible for the overall operations relating to M&E and this entails:

  • Operationalising AU-IBAR's M&E Framework and Planning and Procedures Manual;
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of all AU-IBAR's existing and new projects;
  • Coordinate the development and revision of project's logical framework matrix (activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact);
  • Coordinate the mitigation of risks to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in programme and project performance;
  • Facilitate the collection, compilation and analyses of reports from implementing partners and prepare consolidated reports for project management to submit to project steering committee.
  • Prepare and present monitoring and evaluation findings/reports, including M&E recommendations to support project management;
  • Present monitoring and evaluation findings, with recommendations, to the Programme/Project Steering Committees;
  • Build capacity on M&E to facilitate institutional learning targeting project staff and implementing partners;
  • Facilitate the development of AU-IBAR's dashboard;
  • Coordinate the tracking of the AU-IBAR Strategic Plan 2010-2014 implementation;
  • Provide guidance for the smooth implementation of AU-IBAR Annual Management Plan;
  • Coordinate the evaluation of AU-IBAR's Strategic Plan and all projects; and
  • Perform any other duties as required for successful implementation of the project.

    Educational qualifications

    Advanced university degree (Master's degree) in a Monitoring and Evaluation, programme or project management and/or relevant discipline. A PhD is an added advantage.

    Work experience

  • At least 10 years work experience, preferably in an international development environment of which at least 5 years on managerial or advisory level.
  • At least five years of experience in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or analysis and M&E design experience.
  • Relevant specialised courses in M&E an important advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of Strategic Planning is key.
  • In-depth knowledge of the logical framework methodology (LFM) and the project cycle methodology (PCM) are essential.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing M&E systems is required.
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities.

    Other relevant skills and Competencies

  • Professionalism - Proven expertise in animal production science, policy formulation and advocacy related to animal production and sustainable development; demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge and proven analytical skills on issues related to animal production and sustainable development;
  • Planning and organising - Proven ability to plan and organise work within a project; ability to make timely decisions;
  • Communication - Effective written, oral and presentation skills, particularly ability to present information in a concise and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view.
  • Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
  • Judgement/Decision-making - Good judgement and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact, ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximise productivity and achieve institution's goals.

    Language requirement

    Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is a requirement. Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.

    Age requirement

    Must be preferably between the age of 30 and 45 years.

    Tenure of Appointment

    The initial appointment will be for 11 months including a 3 months' probation period. Contract extension will be subject to satisfactory 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 lump-sum salary attached to this position is an annual lump-sum of USD 81,397.62 inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and USD 67,533.59 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff.

    Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website www.aucareers.org

    Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
    African Union Commission
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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