GIZ Project Consultant @ African Union's Peace and Security Building (PSB)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The African Union (AU) Commission implements a strategy to maintain peace and security throughout the African continent. To support its efforts, the German Federal Foreign Office has donated a specialised, state-of-the-art building for the AU's Peace and Security Department. Besides hosting the Peace and Security Council, the building is also home to the Continental Early Warning System, which will enable the Council to monitor critical information on ongoing crises, and help it manage its civil and military operations. Its approximately 13,500 sq m of floor space includes offices for about 360 employees.
The new building meets international design standards for environmental sustainability, incorporating climate-friendly and energy-efficient technologies such as KNX smart lighting technologies as well as HVAC (Heating, Ventillation and Air conditioning) system.
Specific Job Description
Assisting the project manager to manage a 26.5 million Euro budget project.
Regularly uploading all project data into a monitoring system.
Improving the accuracy of budget forecasts and accounting for the African Union (AU).
Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with contractors and subcontractors.
Compilation of all data to be included in the closing financial statements.
Implemented the project’s bank account and cash enhanced monitoring.
Facility management and quality standards checks for quality performance and reliability.
Enhancing my building energy efficiency skills through KNX Smart Lighting System programming and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System operations.
Mr. Manfred Off
Project manager, AU-PSB and AV
GIZ IS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia