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African Union

Nairobi, Kenya
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
External Publication of Job Posting 50682870


Start Date : 22.07.2019

End Date : 26.08.2019

Reference Code : SA201907223 


The African Union (AU), established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with the responsibility
of spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion
and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership
worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) was established in 2014 as a Specialized Technical Office of the
African Union Commission (AUC) with the aim to assist the AU Member States to maximize the impact of
remittances for social and economic development in Africa.
The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are national and citizens of AU Member States for
a position of IT Officer for the African Institute for Remittances.

Job title: IT Officer
Grade: P2
Department/Agency: African Institute for Remittances
Supervisor: Senior Statistics and Research Officer, AIR
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Statistics and Research Policy Officer, AIR, the IT Officer shall be
responsible for the management of the AIR IT system and properly manage computers, network servers and
Internet services to ensure smooth functioning of the entire computer system and the development of a userfriendly comprehensive remittances database, including the Send Money Africa (SMA) database.

The IT Officer, AIR shall:
a) Diagnose and resolve complex technical problems related to the interrelationship/dependence of
computer hardware and software and ensure their availability;
b) Maintain the office local network (LAN), extended wide access network (WAN), network segment,
Internet or intranet system, provide daily administrative support to the users and periodically maintain the
network and all devices;
c) Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of network, system and hardware
of the LAN, WAN and WIFI;
d) Assemble, install, and configure computers, monitors, network infrastructure and network devices such
as printers, scanners and related hardware; pull the cables and recur or redirect cables as required for new
installations and reconfiguration in the offices;
e) Make recommendations on the acquisition of hardware and software; justify the purchase of materials
and services, training and orientation;
f) Plan, coordinate and implement necessary security measures of the network and educate public
servant on computer security; install security software such as Antivirus and firewalls, monitor and control the
network to avoid security breaches, addresses cyberspace attacks and aggregate data and evidence to
prosecute cyberspace criminals;
g) Perform system backup and recovery;
h) Develop a program for an electronic filing system and work with the classification clerk for
i) Develop remittances databases - on flows and prices - and ensure timely dissemination of data;
j) Performs related activities assigned.

1. Academic Qualifications
University Bachelor's Degree in computer science or any other related IT field.
A higher qualification would be an added advantage.
Certification in systems integration, network/system infrastructure configuration/management or information
systems is highly recommended.

2. Required Professional Work Experience
• Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant working experience in field related to computer
science, the installation and maintenance of servers, server infrastructure and databases.

3. Required Skills and Competences
A. Functional Skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
Excellent interpersonal relationship practices to meet and deal with persons of diverse backgrounds;
Practical knowledge of TCP/IP data and their functionality;
Practical knowledge of the major operating system Windows and Linux;
Practical knowledge of configuration of routers, switches and firewalls;
Good knowledge and troubleshooting of various Windows servers and other system.
Knowledge in cybersecurity will be appreciated (Ethical Hacking, Network defender, Information system

B. Personal Abilities
Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and work well under pressure;
Analytical and problem solving abilities;
Ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the
purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports;
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.

4. Language Requirement:
Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one more or
several other working languages would be an added advantage.

5. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve
months be consider as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years
renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

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

7. Least Representative Countries
Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to apply: Eritrea, Central African
Republic, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Sahrawi Arab Republic,
Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles and Somalia.

8. Remuneration:
Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post
adjustment 42% of basic salary, Housing allowance $ 18,585.00 per annum, Housing allowance, education
allowance (100% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum
of US$ 10, 000.00 per annum for the internationally recruited staff and $3,300 per child per annum for locally
recruited staff).

How to Apply
All applications must reach the African Union Commission not later than 26th August 2019 through the AU
Commission's website
Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the
basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants
must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work
experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate
applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and
evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be
amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a
reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Directorate of Administration and Human Resources
Management, African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract Type
Regular (Long Duration)

Employment Fraction



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