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Principal Program Policy and Strategy Officer ($126,440.93)

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  • AU Jobs
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • $126,440.93 per year USD / Year
  • Salary: $126,440.93 per year


African Union is seeking a Principal Program Policy and Strategy Officer  Position  in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 


Job Summery


·       Job Title: Principal Program Policy and Strategy Officer

·       Job by: African Union

·       Job Type: Full-time, Regular

·       Experience Level: Senior Level

·       Experience Years: 7

·       Salary: ($126,440.93

·       Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: June 28, 2024


Job Descriptions


The African Union is seeking a Principal Program Policy and Strategy Officer to play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and operational policies of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) programs. This senior-level position is responsible for providing high-level technical advice, leading policy development and analysis, and ensuring program alignment with organizational goals and objectives.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and revise program policies and strategies aligned with Africa CDC’s strategic plan and international best practices.
  • Lead and coordinate the development of detailed program implementation plans, budgets, and monitoring frameworks.
  • Advise senior management on program feasibility, sustainability, and potential impact.
  • Conduct research and analyses to inform evidence-based policy and programmatic decisions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of program monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with regional and international partners, collaborating on joint program initiatives.
  • Represent the Africa CDC at international meetings, forums, and events related to programs, policies, and strategy.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of public health needs and priorities across Africa, identifying new and emerging challenges.




  • Master’s degree in public health, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in public health program development, implementation, and policy analysis, with at least 7 years in a managerial role and 5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting needs assessments, policy research, and program evaluation.
  • Professional Certification in Program Management is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Contract Details:


  • Fixed-term contract for one year, with the first three months as a probationary period.
  • Contract may be renewed subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance, and agreed deliverables.
  • Annual lump-sum salary of US$ 126,440.93 (P5 Step 5) for internationally recruited staff or US$ 108,357.41 for locally recruited staff, inclusive of all allowances.


The African Union Commission is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.



Applications must be submitted by June 28, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EAT.


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