Thursday, April 21, 2016


The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with 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.
In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its human resourced on filling in all its vacant posts.
Thus the Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the post of Applications, Database and ERP Officer
1. Post:
Job title: Applications, Database and ERP Officer
Post level: P2
Directorate: Administration and Human Resource Management
Supervisor: Head, ERP & Applications Development Unit
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2. Job Purpose:
As the Application, Database and ERP officer, the candidate shall administrator, manage, and monitor the SAP ERP application as well as the back-end Oracle Database and UNIX servers. The Candidates must demonstrate extensive knowledge in managing complex SAP system landscapes and must have working experience with SAP solution manager. The principal role is to administer the SAP Neweaver platform, manage the Transport System, perform SAP System Backup and Recovery, manage the SAP Disaster Recovering system as well as SAP New installation of SAP instances, SAP Client Management, SAP role and authorization management, SAP patching and EHP upgrading.
The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to manage different Server operating system such as Windows Server and Unix/Linux system and the ability to manage cluster and storage system efficiently.
3. Major duties and responsibilities:
• Managing the SAP ERP system and other connected SAP Applications
• Perform day to day administration of the SAP systems
• To administer, manage and monitor the performance of the Oracle, SQL and Unix Servers that host the SAP systems
• To ensure that the SAP systems back-ups are executed as scheduled and without errors.
• To monitor and manages SAP system performance and resources including CPU, disk, memory usage and response times to maintain operating efficiency
• To Analyze existing data base systems, and establishing regular monitoring procedures to evaluate use and effectiveness.
• To proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime.
• Assisting in formulating policies related to the information management system, with due consideration of their long-term benefit;
• Assisting in implementing approved recommendations;
• Providing data processing services and specialized assistance in the use of applications and technological development;
• Responsible for SAP Netweaver 7.0 ERP system administration such as advanced user administration, database administration, NWBC, Solution Manager, SAP communication, SAP Monitoring, patch the SAP system, proactively monitor and manage alter and trace logs, manage SAP security and high availability,
• Development and maintenance of storage standards, procedures, policies, security etc.
• Provide trend analysis to the service management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
• Work with IT management, project teams, and business stakeholders to ensure technical execution is prioritized.
4. Required Skills and Competencies
Functional Skills
• Familiarity with Solution Manager Methodology.
• Familiarity with ASAP Implementation Methodology.
• Practical Experience in Roles and Authorizations.
• Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills;
Personal Abilities
• Problem-solving skills.
• Excellent knowledge of the workings of international organizations;
• Capacity to work under pressure in a multicultural environment;
Knowledge and Understanding
A university degree or equivalent in computer science, information systems, or related field. A qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.
Certificate in operating system (both Windows and UNIX), databases (both MS SQL and Oracle)
ICT Project Management experience
A minimum of Five (5) years progressive professional experience in the field of ICT is required, including at least five years of international experience in information technology especially in Oracle database administration and management, UNIX/Linus administration and SAP BASIS.
The candidates must also be SAP Certified in BASIS with a minimum of 5 years Technical work experience in ERP project implementations.
A candidate who has been involved in at least three end to end SAP project implementations will have an added advantage.
5. Language Requirement
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is a requirement; Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.
6. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
7. Remuneration:
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 72,033.93 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 60,430.34 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff.
How to Apply
Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website not later than 28th April 2015


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