Apply: AU Principal Programme Policy and Strategy Officer

Deadline: 28 June, 2024

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

African Union (AU) is seeking to fill the position of Principal Programme Policy and Strategy Officer at the African Centre for Disease Control.

The AU is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent.


  • Design and implement policies, programmes, and projects to achieve the directorate’s strategic objectives
  • Design policies, strategies, and programmes to contribute to the effective implementation of relevant AU policy organs decisions
  • Ensure the delivery of the division’s annual targets in line with the directorate’s overall goals and ensure robust and timely monitoring and reporting
  • Engage stakeholders within member states and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and relevant international organisations in designing and implementing strategies
  • Maintain thematic partnerships in support of the mandate of the division
  • Maintain regular working relations with senior stakeholders in member states and partner institutions in the execution of the Division’s mandate
  • Represent the organisation and communicates its position at conferences
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial and budget execution reports and monitor budget execution at division level
  • Ensure the effective management of funds contributed to the organisation
  • Manage risk within the division and recommends mitigation strategies
  • Contribute to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at division level
  • Maintain a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent
  • Develop and revise programme policies and strategies aligned with Africa CDC’s strategic plan and international best practices
  • Lead and coordinate the development of detailed programme implementation plans, budgets, and monitoring frameworks
  • Advise senior management on programme feasibility, sustainability, and potential impact
  • Conduct research and analyses to inform evidence-based policy and programmatic decisions
  • Oversee the development and implementation of programme monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with regional and international partners, collaborating on joint programme initiatives
  • Represent the Africa CDC at international meetings, forums and events related to programs, policies and strategy related to the objectives of the Africa CDC
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of public health needs and priorities across Africa, identifying new and emerging challenges
  • Represent Africa CDC in meetings and forums related to programme policy and strategy


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, International Relations, Public Policy or a related field
  • 12 years, minimum, of relevant work experience in public health programme development, implementation, and policy analysis of which seven and five should be at managerial and supervisory roles respectively
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting needs assessments, policy research, and programme evaluation
  • Professional certification in Programme Management an added advantage

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Photo source: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea


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