The African Union Commission is hiring for a Programme Officer Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).

DEADLINE: 07 November 2022

Purpose of Job

The Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for designing, coordinating and implementing the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the ACERWC Programs.  The successful candidate will have experience in project management, evaluation methods, and data analysis, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist on the project proposal on the AU system
  • Track all project outputs, outcomes, and objectives against targets.
  • Perform any other relevant duty/responsibility assigned
  • Establish a coordinated M&E system in line with the ACERWC M&E plan.
  • Ensure consistent use of data collection and reporting tools from project staff to monitor data quality and follow-up on issues identified
  •  Analyses child rights and policy issues and suggest strategies and prepare lessons learnt related to monitoring of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the child;
  • Performs any other related duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Assist the implementation and monitoring of programmes and activities;
  • Ensure timely release of funds and supply and ensure that cash are promptly and correctly liquidated
  • Prepare and submit timely progress reports.
  •  Ensure all internal M&E activities are consistent with the cooperative cooperation agreement
  • Monitor and report on programmatic and financial risks.
  • Prepare high quality project narrative & financial reports as per the periods agreed; produced

Required Skills

  •  Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage
  •  Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes;
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
  • Strong program/project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills,
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems;
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

A Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Public Policy, International Development or other M&E related studies with at least five years of relevant work experience in implementing M&E activities on international development projects is required. At least two of those years must be at a supervisory level.


A Master’s Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Public Policy, International Development or another field of study related to M&E with a minimum of two years of experience in a relevant field as indicated above.

  • Good knowledge of the African System of human rights
  •  Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System
  •  Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System
  •  Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental, or international level, will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa

Leadership Competencies

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

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration..
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules..
  • Learning Orientation..

Functional Competencies

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



The AU Commission is committed to equality in the workplace and we strongly encourage qualified women to apply for open positions.


This appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year. The first three months of this period will be considered as a probationary period, during which time the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.


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


The salary offered for this position is an annual sum of US$ 88,381.02 for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 70,805.71 for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission, inclusive of all allowances.

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