Senior Technical Officer, Workstream (PAVM Access to Finance Bold Programme) (AfCDC) at African Union(AU)

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Purpose of Job

  • The Senior Technical Officer, Workstream (PAVM Access to Finance Bold Programme) is responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership to the PAVM Access to Finance Bold Programme within a larger project or program.
  • She/he should be able to plan, coordinate, and manage initiatives supporting the end-to-end manufacturing process for healthcare products.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the technical aspects of the Bold Programme, as well as the ability to manage and motivate a team of technical staff.

Main Functions
This job involves the following main functions that are generally applicable for this category:

  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the PAVM Access to Finance Bold Programme.
  • Foster and ensure implementation of initiatives related to the Bold Programme
  • Assist in the development of strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation
  • Assist in the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations.
  • Develop materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop a detailed and robust work plan for the Bold Programme activities for the short, mid and long-term with clear objectives, key milestones, and resource allocation which contributes to creating a well-functioning, healthy market for health products/commodities in Africa
  • Help develop a better understanding of root causes of market lags in Africa linking them to Bold Programme specific contribution to local production possibilities
  • Review and evaluate papers, concepts and proposals to be used to drive the Bold Programme agenda.
  • Coordinate and interact with external actors relevant for the Bold Programme agenda
  • Draft key documents (e.g., presentations, technical design document, proposals, briefing notes, Q&A key milestones, and progress monitoring) for internal and external meetings
  • Manage coordination, scoping and execution of work within the Bold Programme to ensure timely completion and alignment with overall bold program implementation plan as well as wider PAVM and continental strategy requirements
  • Support in structuring the manufacturing of vaccines and other health products as an enabler in supporting pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Support Africa CDC’s engagement with global financial institutions and DFIs.
  • Support in planning and reporting of the Bold Programme

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Health Economics, Public Health or related field, and 7 years of relevant experience and OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Economics, Public Health or related field, and 10 years of relevant experience

Required Skills:

  • Proven ability to develop and use economic models.
  • Proven experience working with multilateral financial institutions and DFIs on health-related projects.
  • Excellent track record of developing bankable projects in health.
  • Understanding of the health products manufacturing ecosystem.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and project management skills, as well as a proven track record of publishing high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Orientation

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.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish) is mandatory and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$  96,921.34  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.