The African Union Commission with the support of theEU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (ITF) has initiated the implementation ofthe African Internet Exchange System project (AXIS). The AXIS project aims to support and facilitate the establishment of an African internet infrastructure through capacity building and technical assistance to Internet Service Providers and Internet Community Stakeholders, supporting set-up of internet exchange points, establishment of Regional Internet Hubs and Regional Internet Carriers and Continental Internet Carriers. The ITF Grantwill also support a number of activities related to the preparation and set-upof this project, in particular for the financing of Project staff to be locatedat the African Union Commission. Post: Job Title: Senior Project Officer (AfricanInternet Exchange System) Supervisor: Head, Information Society Division Post Level: P3 Step 5 Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Duration : Twelvemoth ( renewable) Job Purpose: To implementand manage critical paths/milestones and monitoring mechanisms for the successful realization of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project. Major duties and responsibilities: · Ensure highquality and timely production of all deliverables of the AXIS project throughproper quality control assessments; · Develop detailed Request for Proposals and liaise withthe relevant department responsible for procurement on the selection process to host Regional Internet Exchange Hubs and the & Continental Internet Exchange System; · Develop Request for Proposals and liaise with therelevant department responsible for procurement on the selection process tohost Regional Internet Carriers and Continental Internet Carriers; · Develop communications, dissemination and publicity strategy for the African Internet Exchange System; · Develop a monitoring and evaluation process for theAXIS project; · Support the Information Society Division to implement all activities related to the Africa Internet Exchange System; · Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Qualifications and Experience Required Advanced university Master degreein Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems,Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Professional experience required: Prior experience of at least 8 yearsin planning, design and administering of Internet Exchange Points, including atleast 3 years of direct relevant work experience in managerial positioninvolving Internet Exchange Points Other relevant skills: · Certification relevant to Internet Exchange Points as part of continuous learning is an added advantage. Certification should demonstrate advanced qualifications and broadknowledge of technical aspects of Internet Exchange Points; · Experience in project cycle management, especially monitoring and evaluation of ICT projects; · Experience with procurement processes and regulations; · Excellent drafting skills andreporting skills, written and oral; · Good computer skills, proficient with project management applications including Microsoft Project; · Language skills: fluency (spoken and written) in any of the African Union working languages. Proficiency in two (English and French) of the African Union working languages is an added advantage ; · Knowledge of the African Union system is desirable. Interpersonal skills: · Work planning and organization ability; · Problem solving ability;· Diplomacy skills;· Ability to establish and maintain excellent work relationships on all levels within a multicultural environment; · Conscientiousness withrespect to Results and Quality, Sense of Responsibility. Expected Deliverables · AXIS Project Implementation Plan using standardproject management too · AXIS Project Monitoring & Evaluation Plan · Dissemination & PublicityStrategy for the African Internet Exchange System · AXIS Project Communication Plan · Terms of Reference for Regional Internet Exchange Hubs and Continental Internet Exchange System · Terms of Reference for Regional Internet Carrier & Continental Internet Carrier Language requirement Proficiencyin one of the African Union working languages is a requirement; Knowledge ofone or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage. Age requirement: Candidatesmust preferably be between 30and 45 years old. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment shall be for an initial period of One (1) years, the first three (3)months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance, deliverables and availability of funds. Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Remuneration: The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$74,538.17 inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 64,868.51 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 30[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2012.