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Officer in Charge, African Local Human Resources Observatory
Deadline 26/03/2017
What you will do

The OIC of African Local Human Resources Observatory duties will include:

Observatory of the Human Resources of the African Local Governements

  • Set up the Observatory of Human Resources and professions of Local governments and professional associations and professional standards (structure, organization, functioning, content…);
  • Identify priorities for, carry out and enter into agreements for suitable organizations to carry out research on local government professions and their evolution in Africa;
  • Identify local government human resources innovations and performances and establish benchmarks, performance measurement targets and systems and occupational standards for local government human resources;
  • Establish and update the system of reference of local government professions, Adapted to the African context and taking into account its cultural and institutional diversity;
  • Elaborate Reports on Human resources Management at local level, including a Triannual Report for AFRICITES Summit of UCLG-Africa.

Scientific research

  • Establish a plan of scientific research, linking it with the objectives of the Academy and the training courses its offering;
  • Design and arrange the publication of a magazine of the Academy dedicated to local governments in the African context, with a perspective for an international indexation;
  • Promote scientific publications to researchers, academics and practitioners in the field of decentralization and local governance, particularly at the African level;
  • Mobilize an ad hoc scientific committee for the selection of scientific works;
  • Produce dashboards and regular reports on the performance of scientific research.

Expertise, research and counseling

  • Promote the provision of advice, studies and expertise by the Academy on behalf of other partner organizations;
  • Seek opportunities for counseling, studies and expertise (bid solicitations, expressions of interest, etc.);
  • Prepare the files of the offers of consulting, studies and expertise, in which the Academy decides to participate.

General Activities

  • Support the Director in ensuring that the Academy attracts sufficient funding to ensure its future viability – by undertaking the assigned tasks ;
  • Coordinate the activities of its collaborators and the interventions of experts ;
  • Ensure regular reporting on its activities, based on indicators and performance-oriented scorecards, as well as gap analysis reports.
What you should have
  • Postgraduate diploma or doctorate in the fields of social sciences or management sciences, quality management, local governance or HRM.
  • Substantial experience (of at least 5 years) with national or international organizations specialized in HRM, training, research or scientific research.
How to apply

Please note that interested candidates for each position MUST include:

  • A cover letter, specifying salary expectations;
  • A detailed CV;
  • Certified copies of degrees and work certificates;
  • Professional references;
  • And a photo ID.

A candidate can apply to only one of the three positions.

Applications should be submitted to The Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa) before Sunday 26 March, 2017 at the following e-mail addresses: and or to: The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa), 22, Essaadyine Street, Hassan District, Zip Code 10020, Rabat- Morocco, with the mention in the object “ALGA RECRUITEMENT STAFF”.