DIRECTORATE FOR STRATEGIC POLICY PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

DIRECTORATE FOR STRATEGIC POLICY PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

Mandate

• To develop and maintain constructive and productive institutional relationship between Africa and the rest of the World as well as to coordinate the mobilisation of extra budgetary resources.
• To ensure inter-departmental coordination in strategic planning, for continuous monitoring and evaluation of programme outputs against action plans, as well as to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes in realizing organizational goals and objectives. In addition, it shall provide and maintain research and statistical services that will cater for the needs of the entire Commission, other Organs of the Union, RECs as well as Member States.

Core Functions

i. To prepare rules and procedures for Policy formulation, coordination and evaluation;
ii. To promote internal best practices concerning strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;
iii. To survey and propose overall operational priorities of the Commission;
iv. To assist Directorates and Offices to develop strategic planning skills;
v. To organize coordination meetings on policy formulation and strategic planning;
vi. To lead and provide support for sectoral research projects, and ensure their effective implementation;
vii. To develop and manage a Research and Statistics Services for the Union;
viii. To prepare the Annual Report of the Commission;
ix. To produce an approved annual statement on general orientations and priorities relating to operational and administrative programmes and activities;
x. To propose training programmes relating to programme designing and programme coordination;
xi. To ensure that Statistics Unit is easily accessible to all Organs and the Member States and able to provide updated statistical information.
xii. To design and implement monitoring and evaluation procedures for assessing programme achievements and programme effectiveness.
xiii. To strengthen existing relations and develop relations with other World regions;
xiv. To seek new areas of cooperation with international partners;
xv. To promote a positive image of Africa within the international arena;
xvi. To popularise the African Union and market its programmes and activities;
xvii. To initiate, develop and manage policy for international cooperation and resource mobilisation;
xviii. To coordinate and develop strategies for resource mobilization;
xix. To coordinate the process of proposal and project formulation;
xx. To coordinate the process of project and programmes monitoring and evaluation;
xxi. To develop outline for progress reports;
xxii. To initiate, develop and manage strategies for sustainability, selffinancing, income generation and investment;
xxiii. To facilitate logistical support to coordinate inter-action with partners.