African Union Director Management Information Systems Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Director Management Information Systems Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of Job

To provide strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy Department in order to achieve the AU strategic objectives and goals.

Main Functions

• Develops and executes the overall strategy for the Department and ensures alignment with overall organizational strategy;

• Manages and supervises employees within the Department, ensures the timely delivery of the directorate’s goals and effective staff performance evaluation;

• Drives the implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies, and programs to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU Policy Organs Decisions;

• Ensures the delivery of the Department’s annual targets in line with the organization’s overall goals and maintains robust departmental monitoring and evaluation systems;

• Provides technical leadership and ensures efficient functioning of all Divisions within the Department;

• Manages the work of the Department and supervises direct reports to ensure their effective performance in line with the organization’s performance management policy and system;

• Leads the Department and ensures effective management of personnel, budget, performance, program quality, employee relations matters, and training in conformity with relevant rules, policies, and procedures;

• Builds and maintains good working relations and collaboration with other Directorates/Departments;

• Develops and maintains regular working relations with senior stakeholders in Member State and partner institution;

• Coordinates meetings between the organization and relevant partners;

• Ensures the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and other reports;

• Ensures the effective management of funds contributed to the organization, attributed to the Department;

• Implements and maintains thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the Department;

• Develops and oversees policy development and guidelines in line with the organization’s legal framework;

• Designs policies consistent with the AU’s strategic goals and mandate in order to address the pertinent issues in the relevant area;

• Prepares and oversees integrated programs, projects, and overall activities of the organization.

• Maintains a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.

• Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the Department.

• Manages risks, develops mitigation measures, and ensures business continuity of the Department.

Specific Responsibilities

• Formulates Information System and ICT strategies, and provides IS and ICT services to support the Strategic and Functional Objectives of the Organization;

• Provides guidance on ICT acquisition and management in line with defined ICT standards, policies and technologies, and ensure their compliance;

• Develops and implements business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss.

• Develops metrics to measure performance of IT infrastructure and systems to assess operating costs, productivity levels and upgrade requirements and report on
progress made in improving ICT capability.

• Coordinates security and compliance of all information assets within the Organization;

• Drives digital transformation in line with the organization strategic goals.

• Oversees data integrity, quality traceability of the organization and its business units;

• Oversees the design, development and integration of the organization’s data, applications, IT Infrastructure and Information Systems (IS) while promoting effectiveness and cost efficiency as well as operation of all major AU processes using ICT as an enabler, including improvements to work processes;

• Coordinates meetings of IT Strategy and Steering Committees to ensure optimal IT value within the Organization.

• Any other related assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics Engineering, Management, Business Administration, and related fields with 15 years’ experience in the field of Information Technology; implementation and management of large-scale information systems of which eight (8) years should be at managerial level and Five (5) years at supervisory level. Proven track record of management and technical leadership in delivering ICT services in offices located worldwide.

• An ICT certification in ITIL, Project Management, CISCO, SAP and Security is an added advantage.

Required Skills

• Managerial and leadership skills

• Interpersonal Skills

• Ability to initiate and identify key strategic opportunities and risks

• Ability to actively seek, identify and apply appropriate technology to improve programme delivery

• Communication and report writing skills

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

Required Skills

• Leadership and innovation skills

• Interpersonal skills and ability to works with people from various backgrounds and create an environment where diversity is respected

• Communication and presentation skills

• Planning, budgeting and organization skills

• Computing skills

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

Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective

  • Developing Others

  • Driving Change

  • Managing Risk

    Core Competencies

  • Building Relationships

  • Responsibility

  • Learning Orientation

  • Communicating with impact

    Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Job Knowledge

  • Drive for Results

  • Innovation and taking initiative

    How to Apply

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