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Program Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) at the African Union (AU)

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The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Program Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Requisition ID: 1425
Location:  Maseru, Lesotho
Reports to: Executive Secretary
Directorate / Department: Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
Division: African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Job Grade: P2
Contract Type: Fixed Term

Purpose of Job

  • The Program Officer Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the ACERWC Programs.

Main Functions

  • Develop a systematic monitoring plan for the ACERWC.
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Secretariat’s support to AU.
  • Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and contribute to their implementation.
  • Assist in development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide programmes, system improvement initiatives and overall decision making by higher management in the respective area of expertise.
  • Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • provide necessary training and support to the Secretariat’s units on M&E
  • Develop annual evaluation report and present findings.
  • Draft high-quality, accurate semi-annual reports in cooperation with project and program staff of the ACERWC.
  • Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems of the AU
  • Assist on the project proposal on the AU system.
  • Assist in providing technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Public Policy, International Development or other M&E related studies with five (5) years of relevant work experience in implementing M&E activities on international development project. 2 years must be at supervisory level. OR
  • A Master’s Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Public Policy, International Development or other M&E related studies, with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience as indicated above
  • Previous experience with a human rights organization, especially a child rights organization, at a regional, continental, or international level, will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the African System of human rights
  • Relevant experience working on child rights issues in Africa
  • Relevant exposure to the work of the ACERWC and the African Human Rights System.
  • Demonstrated experience in in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills,
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems;
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong program/project management skills

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

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.


  • Proficiency 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 attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of USD88,381.02 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and USD70,805.71  inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  7th November 2022.


  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply