Under the supervision of the CEO of the APRM, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall coordination of information gathering and analysis on all African Union member states on the four APRM Thematic Areas, viz. Corporate Governance; Economic Governance and Management; Democracy and Political Governance; and Socio-Economic Development.

Key Strategic Challenges will include, amongst others:

§  Coordinating research activities on individual countries on the APRM thematic as well as related development areas

§  In cooperation with the HOD: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Coordinators for thematic areas, organizing the preparation of individual countries data bases including, in particular, data and information related to thematic areas

§  Ensuring provision of necessary inputs to the preparatory process of country reviews, on four thematic areas, including supervising the drafting of relevant documents

§  Ensuring provision of necessary inputs to the preparation of country reports on the implementation the National Programmes of Action  (NPOAs) of individual participating countries

§  Facilitating the preparation of papers and background documents for both the review and evaluation processes and also for advocacy towards non-participating African countries as well as external bilateral and multilateral partners

Qualifications & Professional Experience Required:

§  A minimum Masters’ degree in Social Sciences

§  At least 8 years’ experience in dealing with African development issues

§  8 to 15 years’ experience in managing complex departments/functions and leading teams of senior professionals

§  Extensive knowledge of the objectives of the APRM in the thematic areas and their interactions, as well as their impact on the overall development process at country, regional and continental levels

§  Proven leadership and experience in interacting with country and international officials

§  Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages.


Indicative basic salary US$ 57,515.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (57% of basic salary), housing allowance (US 26,496.00 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the African Union.


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