Principal Programme Officer (JEAP) (Re-advertised)

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer (JEAP) (Re-advertised)
AU/P4/1 equivalency
Number of posts: 1 (one)
Department: Africa CDC Headquarters
Division: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job purpose:

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser and JEAP Focal Point, the Principal Programme Officer – JEAP shall ensure the effective joint planning of the technical working groups and the implementation and monitoring of the JEAP planned activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Principal Programme Officer shall perform the following major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Technical coordination of the development of JEAP costed annual work plan between Africa CDC, WHO AFRO and EMRO.
  2. Operational support to coordination meetings of JEAP technical working groups in implementing,
  3. Monitoring and reporting (quarterly and annually) JEAP reports and technical presentations to update the JEAP Steering Committee and Principals.
  4. Knowledge management of the JEAP through documentation of case-study and best practices in collaboration with technical working groups.
  5. Strategic partnerships development with relevant continental, regional and country-level stakeholders to operationalize the JEAP,
  6. Operationalizing the JEAP secretariat at Africa CDC and contributing to its routine activities, including communication and visibility, strategic advocacy, resource mobilization and collaboration with African Union Specialised Institutions.
  7. Promote a culture of ethical behavior and integrity per the Organization’s Code of Ethical Principles and Conduct to ensure respect, responsibility, accountability, and compliance.
  8. Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education Qualifications:

A minimum of Master’s university degree in public health, Epidemiology or related field with not less than 10 years’ experience.


Bachelors University Degree in public health, Epidemiology or any related field with not less than 12 years’ experience.

A Doctorate in Medicine or a Health-related field and additional training in project management are an added value.


  • More than ten (10) years of experience, including international-level experience in emergency preparedness and response program interventions, monitoring and evaluation, and/or project management. The candidate should have 7 years’ experience at the managerial level and 2 years at the supervisory level.
  • Relevant experience working with developing countries.
  • Experience managing and implementing large-scale projects at national or international level.

    Required skills and Competencies:
    Functional Skills
  • Demonstrable technical expertise and experience in supporting and/or managing complex, public health programmes,
  • Skills in programme monitoring and evaluation is an asset.
  • Demonstrable skills to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate resource management support requirements.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills and a proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure.
  • Excellent skills and abilities applied to translating technical information into presentations, briefings and report for both technical and lay audiences
  • Knowledge of oral communication techniques and skill in presentation delivery, programme consultation and credible verbal response to inquiries.
  • Knowledge of interpersonal relationship practices and skills to meet and deal with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, data visualization and statistical packages as well as data analysis skills are mandatory.

    Personal Abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to produce precise and intelligible reports and office briefs in line with the requirements of the Africa CDC.
  • Able to operate in a multicultural environment
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Knowledge of results-based management

    Language requirement:
  • Proficiency  in  one  of  the  African  Union  working  languages  (Arabic,  English,  French,  and
  • Portuguese) is required. Knowledge of one or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

    Tenure of appointment:
    The appointment will be made on a fixed term, of twelve (12) months.

    Gender Mainstreaming:
    The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Indicative basic salary of US$ 42,879.00 (P4 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g., Post adjustment (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$ US$ 22,932.00 per annum, and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

    How to apply: Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:
    The Administration & Human Resource Office
    African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and a copy on Email:
    *ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.

    Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT) Wednesday March 27, 2024
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