ECOWAS Recruitment Application Form 2020/2021 & How to Apply

ECOWAS Recruitment Application Form 2020/2021 & How to Apply : This is to inform you that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional group of fifteen West African countries is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following graduate and experienced positions listed below.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

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ECOWAS Recruitment Application Form 2020/2021.

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Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Air Transport at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Air Transport

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Air Transport
Line Supervisor: Director Transport
Supervising: Programme Officer, Economic  Regulation and Policy; Programme Officer, Aviation safety and Security

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director for Transport, the PPO Air Transport will provide technical expertise in the area of Air Transportation as relates to policy, strategy, services, operation and infrastructure development
  • The PO will also advice the Department on specific technical areas for the design and implementation of key programs, projects and interventions to support the improvement of the air transport sector in the region, in line with the objectives of ECOWAS.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Promote ECOWAS’s air transport views and interests and ensure the successful implementation of the Organization’s mandate and objectives within the Region
  • Promote the development of an affordable, reliable, well connected and efficient Regional air transportation services within the West African Region and beyond.
  • Actively lead regional initiatives and promote regional technical cooperation and assistance projects aimed at supporting a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation system within the ECOWAS region
  • Act as secretary to regional group meetings and coordinate regional programmes dealing with aviation safety (BAGASOO and UEMOA COSCAP/RSOO), air navigation capacity and efficiency, aviation security and facilitation, environmental protection, and other air transport related initiatives; participate in high-level meetings dealing with civil aviation
  • Support the implementation of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP), and the “No Country Left Behind” initiative and Cooperative Arrangement for the Prevention of Spread of Communicable Disease through Air Travel (CAPSCA) within the ECOWAS Region.
  • Provide strategic advice and assistance to high level authorities in Member States in the implementation of ICAO global aviation safety, security and facilitation, and air navigation capacity and efficiency plans, giving high priority to those States with Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs), Significant Security Concerns (SSeCs) and deficiencies on the implementation.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other partners providing technical assistance in the Region.
  • Support States in the implementation of ICAO SARPs; coordinate required assistance for States, including related training activities.
  • Advice on the preparation and implementation of regional and continental air transport Policies, Laws & Regulations for the ECOWAS Community in accordance with the ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
  • Initiate action and follow-up the implementation of policy decisions / directives of ECOWAS Authority on air transport matters such as establishment of autonomous civil aviation administrations/authorities, coordination with national civil aviation authorities especially within the Air Transport Committee meetings, and, the common representation of the ECOWAS Member States to the ICAO Council (Part 3);
  • Coordinate and monitor the execution of regional air transport programmes (PASTA-CO) and projects including studies, and  work closely with consultants;
  • Develop policies, programs and strategies to ensure the standardization of the air services, Air Transport (Aircraft Airlines, Airports, Handling services, Safety and Security, aviation charges & fees, aviation training centers,  Feasibility Studies, etc.) and the implementation of air transport integration based projects such as regional aircraft maintenance facility, regional airline company, development of airport infrastructure, equipment and facilities;
  • Coordinate/Cooperate with the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the World Food Program (WFP) as well as with other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and integration organizations such as West African and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Banjul Accord Group (BAG) Secretariat;
  • Perform managerial responsibilities for scheduling and resourcing project teams, preparing sector budgets, and the corresponding staff development measures to ensure implementation.
  • Provide business support functions including financial management of projects, assistance with the procurement of goods and services, preparation of bids and submissions, and the development and mentoring of other staff.
  • Contribute to fund mobilization with donors, partners for sustainable development of air transport sector
  • Prepare annual work plans and budgets for air transport activities in line with the Commission’s strategic framework.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Transport, the Commissioner in-charge of – Transport or the management of ECOWAS Commission.

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or academic equivalent in an aviation-related field, including Scientific or Technical Discipline, Management, Administration, Economics, Engineering, Law or a related area.
  • 10 years experience in aviation safety, air navigation, air transport or related area or a regional / international organization involved in the development of air transport standards, services, programmes or policies
  • Technical experience in a public, private or international civil aviation organization.
  • Experience at the international level or dealing with aviation matters crossing national boundaries, including high-level negotiation with government authorities.
  • Experience in dealing with civil aviation activities in the ECOWAS/Africa Region.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, initiative and judgment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy development process, project preparation, procurement, technical studies, design of national, international, regional, continental air transport policy
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of key air transport guiding protocols like the ICAO SARPs, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative on single market for air transport in Africa, Yamoussoukro Decision as well as air transport infrastructure development in line with best practices
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of air transport related projects or programmes.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and  differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the  ECOWAS rules and procedures  in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making  decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms  to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst  team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key output.

Annual Salary

  • UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42.

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Program Officer, Railway Development at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer, Railway Development

Location: Abuja
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Infrastructure
Grade: P3/P4
Directorate: Transport
Division: Roads & Railways
Line Supervisor: PPO Roads & Railways
Supervising: Rail Transport Officer

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Roads and Railway, the PO in-charge of Railway Development will provide technical expertise in the area of railway transportation as relates to policy, strategy, services, operation and infrastructure development.
  • The PO will also advice the Department on specific technical areas for the design and implementation of key programs, projects and interventions to support the improvement of the railway sector in the region, in line with the objectives of ECOWAS

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Railway Master Plan;
  • Develop programs, projects and activities to promote the development of the railway sector in the region.
  • Advise on rail sector projects (feasibility, planning, development, and transaction advisory).
  • Provide technical leadership (Team Leader) and manage technical expertise on rail sector projects in emerging markets, to help project managers deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Support development of the Regional railway programs and projects with the objective of improving project implementation and Member States capacity.
  • Identify potential markets for railway development in the region, and developing and executing the marketing plans.
  • Support the Department of Infrastructure to develop and maintain the Community’s expertise on railway transport, and logistics to support the strategic goals of the Commission and West Africa.
  • Manage the timely submission of project deliverables, record keeping, and participation in meetings/briefings as required by project contracts.
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including evaluating and advising on whether to pursue project opportunities in the rail sector and identifying potential partners and team members.
  • Participate in the preparation of rail sector procurement and contracting activities covering expressions of interest (EOIs), Terms of Interest, requests for proposals (RFPs) as well as the evaluation of tenders and contracting.
  • Monitor the implementation of railway components of major transport infrastructure programs in ECOWAS member states.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Head of roads and railways division, Director of Transport or Commissioner.

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Railway Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and, Mechanical Engineering, Transport Engineering, Planning, Economics Logistics, or other related discipline from a recognized university;
  • 5 years’ experience in railway project implementation and development in a developing country, with  extensive experience in the preparation and execution of  infrastructure projects;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy development process, project preparation, procurement, technical studies, Design of major Railway projects
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of rail transport operations and management, rail logistics chains and infrastructure development in line with best practices
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure related projects or programmes;
  • Knowledge and experience in policy development process, Programme design and execution.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87.

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Education And Training at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Education and Training

Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Education, Science and Culture
Directorate: Education, Science and Culture
Division: Education and Training
Line Supervisor: Director,  Education, Science and Culture

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director, Education, Science and Culture, the incumbent develops Programmes, Projects, and activities relating to Education and Training in the ECOWAS Region in line with regional, continental and global priorities and ensures implementation of agreed thematics through consultation, interaction, capacity building, general coordination and documentation.
  • This position therefore, requires a blend of cognitive, psycho-motor and affective skills.

Supervising:

  • PO, Basic Education and Literacy
  • PO, Technical & Professional Education and Entrepreneurship
  • PO, Higher Education & Development of Teachers

Role and Responsibilities
Manage, Coordinate, Facilitate, and Promote implementation of ECOWAS Education priority projects relating to:

  • Higher Education including Academic mobility
  • Equivalence of certificates and harmonization of Education Systems;
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship;
  • Basic Education
  • Education and Training of Girls, women and other vulnerable groups;
  • School Health and Nutrition;
  • Popularization of the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering (STEM) and other fields of strategic importance to the ECOWAS region;
  • Teacher Training and Development;
  • Education Management Information Systems (EMIS)
  • Quality of Education at levels and in all ramifications;
  • Early Childhood Development;
  • Education for the Culture of peace.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Education; Primary Education, Social Sciences, or field relevant to international development assistance from a recognized university.
  • 10 years of professional experience including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in areas of education, primary education, scientific innovation and/ social sciences;
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: programme and project management in education, monitoring and evaluation, training and capacity development in education, alternative basic education, curriculum development and in promoting of science;
  • Solid knowledge of ECOWAS policy on cultural affairs and related areas, and a strong appreciation of the role of culture in empowering and enabling other actors.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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IT Assistant – Systems Sourcing & Implementation at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: IT Assistant – Systems Sourcing & Implementation

Location: Abuja
Grade: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Telecommunications & Information Technology
Directorate: Information Technology Services
Division: Systems Acquisition & Implementation
Line Supervisor: PO Systems, Sourcing & Implementation

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PO, Systems, Sourcing & Implementation, the incumbent will assist in the acquisition of information systems technology (hardware and software) in line with the needs and approved standards of the organization under the supervision of the PO Systems Sourcing & Implementation.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support the tasks of defining user requirements, systems design and implementation,
  • Provide information for the development of comprehensive project plans in accordance with international standards; showing tasks, resources, dependencies and status throughout the life of the project, revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Communicate observed changes in technology to the line supervisor in good time,
  • Work with users and service providers to ensure specify requirements are met.
  • In all phases of the project life cycle –
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project plans in accordance with international standards; showing tasks, resources, dependencies and status throughout the life of the project, revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Communicate changes in technology to key stakeholders including executive staff in good time and give guidelines for adoption
  • Identify changing technology issues and risks and develop risk mitigation plan to address
  • Ensure adherence to established service wide PMO processes, including governance processes.
  • Perform any other task required in the discharge of duties

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Brevet de Technicien Superior (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent certificate in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field is required from a recognized University.
  • Five (5) years’ progressive experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field is required in a similar institution.
  • Experience working with interactive systems and applied knowledge of the organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s);
  • Applied knowledge of general office automation software and local area networks;
  • Knowledge of maintenance of assigned systems and development of innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problem;
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer certification (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification is desirable;
  • Proven and documented IT knowledge including knowledge of the latest IT techniques, advancements, trends, best practices and solutions including applications, analytics, governance, systems and business process integration;
  • Analytical skills for solving complex problems through using technology, governance, management and leadership methods to meet customer objectives and expectations;
  • Working experience in delivering IT projects or IT solution development;
  • Strong facilitation, consultation and convening skills and experience. Training experience is a plus.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and / or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor / mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Working knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality / quantity expectations
  • good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • With appropriate guidance, ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA20,166.30,USD 31,818.39 (G4)
UA25,527.53, USD40,277.34 (G5)
UA30,178.98, USD47,616.39 (G6)

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Procurement Assistant at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Procurement Assistant

Location: Abuja
Grade: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Division: Procurement
Departement: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Administration and General Services
Line Supervisor: Procurement Officer, Works

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Procurement Officer(s), the position supports the division in the recording, analyzing and reporting on financial transactions of all procurement related activities.
  • The Assistant also supports the preparation of annual budget estimate of the Directorate.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepares reports on all open items to support cash flow decisions and year-end commitment carryover;
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data;
  • Assists to develop plans for purchasing equipment, services, and supplies;
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development;
  • Maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers;
  • Support the preparation of the Department of General Administration and Conference Budget to conform to the requirement of the SAP System and in line with the ECOWAS Financial Regulation;
  • Receive all Correspondences in the Division;
  • Prepare Procurement Committee Meetings;
  • Coordinate Correspondence  with Bidders;
  • Keep Records of all Contracts, Files,
  • Vet Invoices received from publications;
  • Draft various memos of the Division;
  • Contact with Newspapers;
  • Manage  the Tender Boxes;
  • Writing of notices of Procurement meetings;
  • Writing of reports / minutes of proceedings of  Procurement meetings;
  • Follow on the signature of the reports / Minutes ;
  • Transmission of the Minutes / Reports of the meetings to the approving authority;
  • Scanning /Archiving of all documentations regarding procurement processes ;
  • Writing of internal Memos / Circulars / Letters on procurement activities;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Brevet de Technician Superieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent certificate in an Administrative specialty;

Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in procurement administration or related areas in an international public organization with clerical experience in contract management and/or contract administration;
  • broad knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for a diverse range of goods and services;
  • Knowledge of contract law and of quantitative methods to assist in the measurement of supplier capacity systems.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and / or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor / mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to explain client interactions to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules / policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA 20,166.30,  USD 31,818.39 (G4)
UA 25,527.53  USD 40,277.34 (G5)
UA 30,178.98  USD 47,616.39 (G6)

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Stores Assistant at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Stores Assistant

Location: Abuja
Grade: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Administration, Logistics & Maintenance
Division: Administration, Logistics & Maintenance
Line Supervisor: PO, Materials Resource Planning

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PO, Office Support, the incumbent has the responsibility to provide support by making sure that the unit runs smoothly and efficiently by ensuring proper conduct of stock and inventories.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Organize the upkeep of the stores / warehouse;
  • Monitor the physical quantity of goods received into the warehouse;
  • Conduct the issuing of stock;
  • Control pack, stock, organize, arrange and re-arrange stock in the warehouse;
  • Maintain record of inventories;
  • Monitor and keep clean the warehouse premises;
  • Organize all documentation of transactions carried out in the system;
  • Maintain accurate inventory and provide same for the purposes of planning and audit;
  • Monitor the usable life of stock items and inform the supervisor of goods condition;
  • Perform any tasks as directed by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Brevet de Technician Supérieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent certificate in an administrative specialty from a recognized University;

Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in inventory and supply management, property management, logistics, procurement, warehousing, administrative services, or related area;
  • Ability to stock, label and issue items especially on First In – First Out basis (FIFO);
  • Ability to conduct quality checks of inventory upon delivery of requested materials by supplier and ensures compliance with the agreed business units’ specifications;
  • Ability to organize and summarize data and information required for an inventory reporting.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and / or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor / mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to explain client interactions to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules / policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA 20,166.30  USD 31,818.39 (G4)
UA 25,527.53  USD 40,277.34 (G5)
UA 30,178.98  USD 47,616.39 (G6)

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Drivers at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 12 Openings

Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja
Grade: G1/G2/G3
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Department: General Administration and Conference
Directorate: Administration and General Services
Division: Administration, Logistics & Maintenance
Line Supervisor: PO Logistics & Maintenance
Slot: 12

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PO Logistics & Maintenance, the position provides support to Fleet Management & Transport with everyday operations in making sure of the smooth running of the Commission’s fleet of vehicles.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily preventive maintenance checks before moving a particular vehicle for the first time in the day;
  • Monitor consumption of fuel and lubricants by vehicles to ensure their efficient use;
  • Initiate timely requests for fuel replenishments;
  • Maintain accurate record of fuel / lubricant usage for planning and audit purposes;
  • Ensure accurate completion of vehicle log books by drivers;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned.
  • Take / Receive officials and guests to and from the airport or other authorised  locations;
  • Ensure security of goods and persons transported;
  • Respond immediately to accident emergencies by notifying emergency response providers;
  • Ensure cleanliness of the vehicle;

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate with a formal driver training certificate and a valid driver’s license / certification to operate assigned vehicle;
  • 2 years of experience as a driver, preferably for an international organization involving a variety of makes and models of vehicles;
  • Working knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, and ability to read and interpret traffic signs and documents such as safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions;
  • Maintain a log book;
  • Knowledge of defensive driving practices, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads and conditions, and protocols of relevance to safety and security of passengers during inclement weather, terrorism events, motor accidents, criminal and violent incidents;
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance (e.g. circle check) and ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and minor vehicle repairs.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Understands own role in the team, making every effort to contribute in a meaningful way;
  • Adapts quickly  to new ways of doing things;
  • Ability to follow simple instructions and to consistently complete work in a timely manner;
  • Ability to learn from others, on-the-job and independently by reading instructions, guidelines and work manuals;
  • Ability to motivate self along the organizational structure.
  • Ability to interact with others in a candid, timely and straightforward manner;
  • Ability to communicate general information in an accurate and customer-friendly way;
  • Capable of dealing with difficult clients or situations in an effective manner, understanding own limitations and when to call for assistance;
  • Ability to deal honestly with clients and avoid conflict of interest.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS diversity management and multiculturalism;
  • Ability to interact with others in a manner that is adapted and that respects multicultural and diversity policies / expectations;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to ask questions in order to clarify multicultural and diversity expectations in the day-to-day execution of assigned tasks and learns from experiences.
  • Clearly understands the goals and targets of assigned work;
  • Knowledge of the mandate of the organization;
  • Ability to understand, apply and explain ECOWAS procedures and work instructions;
  • Ability to display values in the execution of assigned duties that reflect ECOWAS expectations.
  • Keep high-quality records that are easy for others to understand;
  • Knowledge of who to seek within ECOWAS for information important to the execution of assigned duties;
  • Ability to write with correct grammar and spelling and draw reasonable conclusions from written instructions.
  • Good written communication skills in order to understand correspondence/emails and reply accordingly;
  • Ability to use technology as determined by assigned responsibilities and internal standards.
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Approaches and carries out all duties in a thorough and organized manner;
  • Ability to identify and appreciate the urgency and importance of different tasks;
  • Knowledge of the need for quality record keeping in planning and implementation of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to execute tasks in accordance with step-by-step instructions.

Annual Salary
UA 9,535.80, USD 15,045.59 (G1)
UA 11,083.65, USD 17,487.78 (G2)
UA 17,067.59, USD 26,929.25 (G3)

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Photographer and Cameraman at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Photographer and Cameraman

Location: Abuja
Graduate: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: Communication
Division: Information and Communication
Line Supervisor: Communication Officer

Role and Responsibilities

  • Audio-visual coverage of all ECOWAS meetings, Seminars, Workshops, President’s Visits, Courtesy calls, etc;
  • Responsible to the Principal Programme Officer, Information who is the Communication Officer;
  • Provides audio-visual materials required for Press releases by the Communication Officers;
  • Organize audio-visual materials by captioning, cataloguing and classifying same for depository in the Library and Documentation Division of ECOWAS Commission;
  • Dissemination of audio-visual materials such as pictures and video to both local and international media organizations.

Academic Qualification and Experience
Education:

  • Brevet de Technician Superior (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent certificate in a relevant technical specialty from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience using computers with advanced word-processing skills including a working knowledge of spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Ability to understand semi-routine instructions and carry them out with limited supervision;
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct written material in English or French and to have equal verbal language proficiency;
  • Broad knowledge of communication activities such as media coverage, write press releases and assist with public relations functions.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor / mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules / policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Working knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality / quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • With appropriate guidance, ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary 
UA 20,166.30, USD 31,818.39 (G4)
UA 25,527.53  USD 40,277.34 (G5)
UA 30,178.98.  USD 47,616.39 (G6)

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

PPO, Institutional Cooperation and National Coordination Committees (NCCs) Support at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Institutional Cooperation and National Coordination Committees (NCCs) Support

Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Macro- Economic Policy And Economic Research
Directorate: Macro-Economic Stability & Multilateral Surveillance
Division: Institutional Cooperation And National Coordination Committees (NCCs) Support
Line Supervisor: Director, Macro-Economic Stability & Multilateral Surveillance

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director, Macroeconomic Stability And Multilateral Surveillance, the PPO Institutional Cooperation And National Coordination Committees Support, will be responsible for the supervision of Programme Officers in-charge of Macroecnomic convergence and ECOWAS Commission Interim and Annual Reports and Inter-Institutional Cooperation including the effective functioning of National Coordination Committees (NCCs).

Supervising:

  • PO, Convergence & ECOWAS Report
  • PO, Inter-Institutional Cooperation

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor the effective operations of the National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) in terms of the timely production of the Country Economic Reports and the management of the ECOMAC database for multilateral surveillance;
  • Coordinate the organization of meetings of the other institutional organs of the ECOWAS Multilateral Surveillance Mechanism, namely the Joint Secretariat, and the ECOWAS Convergence Council;
  • Coordinate the effective collaboration and cooperation with other regional organizations and technical partners involved in multilateral surveillance mechanism;
  • Collate and analyze the national economic and financial reports of the National Coordinating Committees;
  • Coordinate the production of the Annual and Interim reports on a timely basis ;
  • Carry all other tasks as may be assigned by Director of Economic Stability and Multilateral Surveillance.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics or any related field from a recognized University;
  • 10 years of professional experience including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of economic and social policy, ranging from interest rates, taxation, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policies, energy, health, transport and international development;
  • Knowledge of up-to-date macroeconomics, development planning and statistical data representation and interpretation, and statistical analysis software;
  • Published track record on economic issues;
  • Experience in macroeconomics, international trade and finance, econometrics, and research methodology as well as in design and management of research projects, conceptualization publication;
  • Knowledge of economic development issues and policies of African countries and availability of professional publications;
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of macro-economic theories, policies and understanding of ECOWAS framework of Monetary Cooperation Program.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Programme Officer, Corridor Development & Logistics at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Programme Officer, Corridor Development & Logistics

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors
Line Supervisor: PPO, Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors, the incumbent will develop strategies for addressing logistical barriers regarding regional transit as well as reducing the transportation cost in the Community which ranks among the highest in the World.
  • The PO Corridor Development and Logistics will employ current trends in the area of Economic Development Corridors while achieving corridor efficiency in terms of least cost, reliability and competitive travel times.
  • The interventions will cover facilitation of the entire supply and logistics chain starting from the port of origin (or inland points) through regional corridors to the destination points.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop programs, projects and activities to promote the facilitation of legitimate goods, persons and services along the ECOWAS Regional transit and transport Corridors.
  • Provide technical expertise on the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Program
  • Provide technical expertise for the implementation of economic development corridor initiatives that ensure efficiency in terms of least cost of transport, reliability and competitive travel times
  • Assesses and organizes logistics in terms of transport requirements, receipt, handling, storage and distribution of items and establishes proper warehousing and recording system
  • Establishes a detailed procurement programme plan to determine appropriate specifications of required items, according to established guidelines and procedures
  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on ports infrastructure and logistics issues and lead policy dialogue with governments in advancing policy, regulatory and institutional reforms in the ports sector
  • Involved in programme implementation and assists in all matters pertaining to logistics and procurement
  • Carries out regular trips to ensure that relief material forwarded to projects has been received and properly accounted for at their destinations, and in case of loss or damage follow up with clearing agents, shipping and insurance companies
  • Devises methods of stock control, closely monitors warehousing management, and regularly submits situation reports on stocks, equipment and prepositioned goods

 Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s  degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Economics or Logistics, International Trade Policy or Social Sciences  from a recognized university;
  • 5 years’ experience in cross border corridor development projects covering areas such as cross-border infrastructure development, cross-border corridors and spatial planning, spatial development initiatives, engineering in a developing country, with  experience in project preparation and procurement;
  • Must have experience in port logistics & terminals, border operations, transit systems and multi-modal transport, inland or dry ports and warehousing as part of cross border trade and transit operations.
  • Must have been part of at least one project in transport logistics, transport facilitation or corridor development.
  • Knowledge of cross border transport projects and social impacts of infrastructure development projects and programs, and programme performance assessment;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure related projects or programmes;

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop and implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Protocol Assistant (Generic) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Protocol Assistant (Generic)

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration and Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Protocol
Line Supervisor: Logistics & Reception Officer

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Logistics & Reception Officer, the incumbent will provide day-to-day administrative and protocol support services, ensuring the smooth delivery of services whilst providing needed support to the Principal Protocol Officer

Role and Responsibilities

  • Undertake protocol duties relating to all meeting and event logistics, immunities and privileges, consular services and other related areas as assigned, for the Commission, its staff and guests;
  • Receive, review and screen all incoming protocol correspondence and documents and perform preliminary checks for accuracy and completeness;
  • Provide support for all diplomatic accreditations to the Commission and the Community;
  • Provide all necessary physical and administrative support for implementation of Headquarters Agreement;
  • Provide necessary support for all airport and travel services, including reception, dispatch, luggage, consular, etc;
  • Collect and process necessary supporting documents for travel-related claims as directed;
  • Provide support where necessary to General Administration for security arrangements for Commission’s premises and at venue of events and meetings;
  • Coordinate and interface with logistic services providers  and users of services;
  • Update periodically and monitor accuracy of Commission’s diplomatic directory and that of partners;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Brevet de Technicien Superieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Bachelors in Social Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences, Diplomacy and Etiquette, Logistics Management, Shipping, Clearance and Forwarding, Project Management, Public Administration or other related field.
  • High Proficiency in MS Office Suite,
  • 5 years’ experience in  the specific area of protocol relevant to job function, preferable in an International Organisation or in a multi-lateral setting, and/or experience in international travel arrangements, procedures and processes;
  • Knowledge of travel related processing requirements and logistics, visa applications and processes, ticketing and reservations
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS conference policies, procedures and practices, accepted norms, rules and customs of international diplomatic protocol, including practices developed within the ECOWAS System.
  • Knowledge of planning and implementation of  administrative and logistical arrangements for meetings, conferences, and workshops within and outside base station;
  • Ability to research, select, organize and summarize information required for the preparation of meetings and to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations
  • Knowledge of order and rules of precedence
  • Basic accounting, graphics design

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor/mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to explain client interactions to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA20,166.30,USD 31,818.39 /  UA25,527.53, USD40,277.34 / UA25,527.53, USD40,277.34.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Junior Accountant – Community Levy Analysis & Reconciliation (P2 / P3) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Junior Accountant – Community Levy Analysis & Reconciliation

Location: Abuja
Grade: P2 / P3
Status: Permanent
Departement: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Budget & Treasury
Line Supervisor: Accountant, Community Levy Account Management
Supervising: Accounting Assistants

Role Overview

  • The incumbent reports directly to the Accountant – Community Levy and has the responsibility for assisting with the  execution of the financial policies and regulations in the area of Community Levy (CL) Management and production of CL financial statement including income & Expenditure statement, Balance sheet and other reports as may be required by management.
  • Ensure all CL ledgers are reconciled and maintain an updated record of all accounts.

 Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure an up to date reconciliation of all Community Levy ledgers so as to certify the validity of financial statements in accordance with existent regulations;
  • Regularly update and maintain records of member States levy deposits and assessments
  • Review posting of transactions into the accounting software;
  • Assist in liaising with the central banks to provide monthly bank statements for all levy proceeds account
  • Check and certify the correctness of the bank reconciliation statements and ensure that they are filed safely for the review of both internal and external auditors;
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic and annual community levy reports;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned.

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area, is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures; knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector or specialized field;
  • Technical ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems and to assist with data collection using various methods.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to  execute tasks, contact colleagues and contribute as needed towards  decision making to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to guide own work by setting and monitoring goals with strong personal initiative and commitment to ECOWAS;
  • Ability to model and advocate for compliance, good work ethics, flexibility and persistence to get job done coupled with an ability to influence positive teamwork and cooperation;
  • Ability to work in teams to carry out semi-routine work including assigning work, training and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to keep  clients informed on matters of relevance to expectations, establishing “bring forward” systems and introducing other procedures/techniques to ensure that service standards are maintained;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with clients;
  • Well-developed problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others, and to understand the attitude, interests, needs, and perspectives of others;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to explain to others the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the functional area assigned to and the contributions it makes to the organization and its mandate;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS semi-routine procedures, processes and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and information systems;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to edit, check, track and review documents prepared by others and reorganize data or information according to instructions using latest technology;
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands  data management operations;
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment of work.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools, to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports and other documents;
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise documents to ensure they follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance to ECOWAS communication standards;
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Understanding and adherence to the policies, procedures and guidelines required to support the ECOWAS planning cycle at the individual and organizational level;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary

  • UA42,916.53, USD67,713.70 (P2)
  • UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 (P3)

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Legal Adviser, Internal Matters at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Legal Adviser, Internal Matters

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3
Status: Permanent
Departement: Office of the President
Directorate: Legal Affairs
Division: Litigation And Internal Matters
Line Supervisor: Principal Legal Adviser Litigation and Internal Matters

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Principal Legal Adviser, Litigation and  Internal matters and Litigation, the Legal Adviser Internal Affairs, will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal expertise to ECOWAS Commission in implementation of the ECOWAS mandate;
  • Assist in the drafting of policy documents, organic and operational documents for the ECOWAS technical departments;
  • Assist in the review and finalization of legal documents and follow up its implementation in Member States;
  • Give and draft legal opinion;
  • Build synergies amongst legal advisers;
  • Produce reports and write ups on legal related issues.
  • Assist in Support resource mobilization and manage budgeting and financial disbursements for the legal activities.
  • Assist in increasing the awareness of decision makers,
  • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Division.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in law, with a specialization in international, administrative or commercial law from a recognized university;
  • 5 years progressively practice  experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an intergovernmental organization or government;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to international law;
  • Knowledge  and understanding of International law ; theories, concepts and approaches relevant to organized crime, illicit trafficking, drug demand reduction, etc.;
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and rules of international organziations, as well as of applicable jurisprudence; legal and administrative expertise to analyzing a diverse range of issues and problems, in the context of the disciplinary process, and to develop innovative and creative solutions and to litigate employment-related matters.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • bility and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform  policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81,USD77,480.72

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Legal Adviser, Legal Drafting and International Negotiation at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Legal Adviser, Legal Drafting and International Negotiation

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P4
Status: Permanent
Departement: Office Of the President
Directorate: Legal Affairs Directorate
Division: International Negotiations & Codification
Line Supervisor: Principal Legal Adviser, International Negotiations & Codification

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Principal Legal Adviser, International Negotiations & Codification, the incumbent will participate in negotiations meetings and provide Council role advice to ECOWAS, prepare and propose legal texts and provide assistance in their implementation.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in drafting legal Acts of the Community, including Additional Acts of the Conference of Heads of State and Government, Regulations, Directives and Decisions of the Council of Ministers according to the new legal regime of the Community;
  • Assist in drafting other types of legal acts on behalf of the Commission, including conventions, agreements and contracts;
  • Develop programs for the harmonization of legal and judicial policies devised by the Director, and assists in their implementation;
  • Develops draft cooperation agreements between member states on legal and judicial issues;
  • Assist in monitoring the Commission’s working relationship with the ECOWAS Parliament and Court of Justice and promote synergies amongst lawyers;
  • Ensure respect for the privileges and immunities conferred on the Commission and its staff, under the terms of the Headquarters Agreement, the General Convention on Privileges and Immunities of ECOWAS and other international conventions;
  • Provide support to the Director, through the Senior Legal Adviser, for the performance of tasks within their respective areas of competence;
  • Provide legal advice in his area to statutory officials and all Commission staff;
  • Also formulate legal opinions at statutory or internal meetings of the Commission to facilitate understanding and decision-making;
  • Participate in negotiations between ECOWAS Commission and Development Partners or Institutions in the framework of financing Community projects or in the framework of strengthening the relations of cooperation and partnership;
  • Participate in International negotiation meeting with Partners, third countries and others Regional Communities;
  • Represent the ECOWAS Commission in certain conferences or seminars;
  • Perform any other task assigned by his/her supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or commercial law from a recognized university;
  • 7 years progressively responsible experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an intergovernmental organization or government is desirable;
  • knowledge of  international law; ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions;
  • knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of international organizations;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, or legal submissions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.

Age Limit

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to get groups to work together cooperatively, by enlisting active involvement, creating a climate for respect and openness, and applying effective techniques for group facilitation, explore their potentials, motivate  and guide them;
  • Organize and lead cross-divisional work group in developing creative solutions to address problems and or lead a small group of entry level professionals and administrative support staff;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Develop on—the-job training techniques paired with excellent coaching and mentoring skills; knowledge of new staff orientation approaches to facilitate understanding of the position and organization;
  • Ability to assign work to direct reports and provide timely and consistent feedback regarding technical proficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ability to represent the organization effectively before external parties.
  • Ability to consider the impact of a shift in programmatic direction to the needs of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to promote and consider staff feedback to streamline processes in order to meet deadlines of relevance to client expectations;
  • Ability to consistently maintain composure and direction in high- pressure situations;
  • Develop problem solving, mediation and conflict resolution skills to address discrepancies, complaints, bottle necks, time constraints affecting quality and quantity of client services;
  • Ability to anticipate growing client needs and expectations to continuously improve quality, timelines, service delivery and addressing client questions in a timely manner;
  • Ability to communicate openly with clients, keeping them informed of progress and issues requiring attention/resolutions.
  • Ability to implement programmatic changes in a manner that ensures a biased-free work environment, fair and equitable application to new rules/regulations;
  • Experience and ability to adhere to policies, goals, objectives, and principles of valuing diversity in performing everyday duties and responsibilities; promoting/modeling behaviors that demonstrate tolerance and understanding of various cultures;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and  differences;
  • Ability to build value from leveraging diverse capabilities and inputs from various cultures, staff and clients;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • ability to seek out best practices to make organizational decisions of relevance to diversity management, ensuring that project and program activities identify vulnerable areas and contain systemic checks.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and how the different organs relate to each other, particularly as it relates to own work sector/programs;
  • Knowledge of approaches to policy and program development of  an international organization as well as project management ;
  • Knowledge of the rules, processes and procedures of an international organization, of pertinence to tasks related to own position;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position
  • Creativity and flexibility to deviate from traditional methods in developing new procedures, processes and tools, using technology to simplify methods and approaches whenever possible;
  • Ability to reevaluate current procedures and suggest improvements to ensure an effective, streamlined process;
  • Ability to gather and summarize information to predict stakeholder views on a new policy/programmes; and excellent analytical skills to assess external policies and trends when reviewing policy/programme options, pros, cons and recommendations;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information gathered from a variety of external and internal sources and disseminate it to others in a logical manner;
  • Ability to apply appropriate methodology to discover or identify policy issues and resource concerns.
  • Develop interpersonal, negotiation, networking and presentation skills with proven abilities to influence, explain complex information and demonstrate empathy and open-mindedness;
  • Ability to demonstrate operational proficiency in the use of computer in communicating using technology tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both written and verbal expressions;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst  team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to consider external circumstances, factors and trends when organizing project activities to ensure the best outcomes;
  • Ability to review process outcomes, correspondence, reports, and policy documents to develop achievable plans;
  • Ability to conduct meetings with staff, stakeholders, colleagues and others to ascertain  organizational  program and/or project needs, making adjustments to plans and activities accordingly;
  • Ability to adjust project plans based on input from staff and stakeholders and/or ability to design and implement guidelines, tools and templates to accommodate new or revised programmes and services.

Annual Salary

  • UA56, 591.37, USD89, 289.87.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Director, Information Technology Services at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director, Information Technology Services

Location: Abuja
Grade: D 1
Status: Permanent
Departement: Telecommunication & Information Technology
Directorate: Information Technology Services
Division: Information Technology Services
Line Supervisor: Commissioner T I T
Supervising: PPO IT Operations; PO Infrastructure & Maintenance & Systems Acquisition & Implementation

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall serve as the Director in charge of Information Technologies Services and oversee IT Programs and Systems Acquisition and Implementation
  • He/she will report directly to the Commissioner in charge of Telecommunication and Information Technology Services

Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development, deployment, operations, maintenance and support of ECOWAS Commission IT systems in line with the organizational IT strategy;
  • Oversee the acquisition and  integration of new systems with those existing and provide expert advice and support to the Commission;
  • Oversee all technology operations based on the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Coordinate the development of standard operating procedures in alignment with best practices, and ensure written protocols and guidelines are provided for the end-users.
  • Coordinate the development of effective and efficient IT plans and strategies to enhance user’s productivity.
  • Liaise regularly with executive and senior management as well as systems users.
  • Keep up-to-date with the most recent technologies and advise on new technological solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Negotiate with service providers including OEMs to get the best deal.
  • Develop and implement efficient IT policies and procedures to meet organizational objectives.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunications / ICT, information Systems Management, Postal Services or any related field from a recognized university ;
  • 12 years progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems and telecommunications and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of information systems and telecommunications technologies for large and complex organizational environments, with the technical know-how to effectively implement ICT solutions with a focus on improving operations, enabling transformation and leading the management of information and resources;
  • Proven mastery of large, complex ICT operations or projects, which may contain significant scope, ambiguity, risk & geographical diversity;
  • Demonstrated competence to drive the development, review and communicate ICT policies, regulations and standards throughout the ECOWAS community, with an ability to engage member states institutions on developing an economically enhancing ICT policy frameworks.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Exhibit consistency on actions, values, methods, confidentiality, ethics, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes which connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Heads of Institutions, elected officials and statutory employees to facilitate compliance, build engagement, resolve conflicts and obtain support for change;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to promote a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results;
  • Ability to provide leadership, management, and technical oversight for all project activities and program deliverables in accordance with ECOWAS legal and administrative practices and standards;
  • Ability to conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with the ECOWAS performance management system and to mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork;
  • Ability to oversee project management, internal controls and stewardship of financial resources and to address issues in a confident and capable manner whilst making decisions that exemplifies impartial and non-partisan decision-making.
  • Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for simultaneously addressing a variety of stakeholder needs, pursuing multiple tasks and achieving positive outcomes;
  • Ability to create synergies with client groups and others to achieve objectives in setting and monitoring service standards and indicators;
  • Ability to motivate and engage others in promoting or adopting best practices in client services ;
  • Ability to identify and improve services and client interactions through appropriate networks and to create innovative ways of addressing these in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory/human rights regulatory environment and ability to advance strategies to foster an inclusive working environment and healthy organization respectful of  cultural diversity and gender equality and  free from harassment and discrimination;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, being sensitive to group differences, gender issues and ability to contribute to, advocate for, and/or develop policies which are gender sensitive  and responsive to various cultures;
  • Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive interactive work environment that can effectively bring together a wide spectrum of ideas and experiences to solve problems, develop projects/programs and improve results;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and  differences.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, workplace culture and dynamics;
  • Ability to apply knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework, strategic priorities and operational standards to develop/modernize policies and programs and/or to implement policies and programs in a sustainable and effective manner;
  • Well-developed business, social and political acumen, demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision and mandate of ECOWAS coupled with a broad knowledge of the economic, political and social situations and trends in member states;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills on matters relating to policy and strategy development important to the realization of the ECOWAS mandate and the improvement of outcomes for member states.

Analytical and Critical Thinking:

  • Ability to analyze reports as well as socio-economic and institutional dynamics  and recognize areas of potential obstacles or challenges and develop innovative solutions or alternatives to address barriers and achieve strategic/operational priorities;
  • Ability to anticipate and interpret the effects of environmental changes (social, economic and political),and its impact  and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to identify/address strengths and weaknesses, stimulate creativity, reduce resistance to change and improve the achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Ability to make prudent decisions relating to the management of human, financial and material resources.
  • Ability to actively listen and understand perspectives of others to make informed assertions, decisions or recommendations;
  • Ability to build multiple external collaborative relationships to support strategic and operational objectives; identify the key issues and accommodate the key players with well thought out communication and stakeholder management plans;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conviction, make compelling presentations which promotes new insights, ideas and perspectives and a better understanding of issues and challenges;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst  team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills focusing on building and nurturing effective and collaborative relationships;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to prepare plans, set clear objectives in a consistent manner and have effective oversight of performance management practices to  ensure that goals and standards are met;
  • Ability to set effective goals/results and manage change in a manner that demonstrates resilience, composure and a positive outlook in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity;
  • Ability to enable the development of organizational and individual talent throughout the implementation of strategic, operational, programme, project and individual plans;
  • Ability to implement plans, mobilize/engage people, identify critical success factors, mitigate risks, monitor indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and build capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Annual Salary

  • UA81,435.54, USD128,488.99.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Legal Documentation and Archives Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Legal Documentation and Archives Officer

Location: Abuja
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P3 / P4
Status: Permanent
Departement: Office Of President
Directorate: Legal Affairs
Division: International Negotiations & Codification
Line Supervisor: Ppo International Negotiations & Codification
Supervising: Documentation & Archives Assistant

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the PPO International Negotiations & Codification, the Documentation and Archive Officer will use precise methods in sorting and organizing various forms of information (hard and electronic information) into files and records for the purpose of storing preserving and retrieving them when required.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Establishing and maintaining an electronic filing system;
  • Scanning, photocopying and storing digital documents;
  • Indexing, tracking and setting up easy retrieval system of electronic documents;
  • Establish and maintain a records system of file movement within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports related to registry activities.
  • Participate in meetings and contribute to discussions on the creation and maintenance of an electronic registry/archive system in close cooperation with the ICT staff; a highly flexible archiving solution.
  • Ensure document security in archiving;
  • Plan, prepare and implement activities related to the automation of operations and procedures in the Documentation Section of the Legal Affairs Directorate of the ECOWAS Commission;
  • Prospect, identify, examine, select and recommend the acquisition (by purchase, subscription, donation) of information material on any support, relevant to the activities of the Directorate of Legal Affairs and those of other Departments of the Organization;
  • Process (catalog, index, summarize, analyze and categorize) the relevant information material that meets and / or is likely to meet the needs of the users of the Documentation Unit;
  • Review, compile and recommend web links to sources and resources of electronic information;
  • Oversee the process of issuing Certificates of Exemption for the import of small arms to Member States (review of the documentation accompanying the applications, analysis of the reasoned opinion given by the Departments in charge of Political Affairs, the Peace and Security, PAPS, write draft letters to Member States, prepare and submit, at the signature of the President, Certificates of Exemption, sending the signed Certificates to the diplomatic representations of the requesting States;
  • Support the legal advisers with documents required for fulfillment of their responsibilities;
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or commercial law from a recognized university.
  • 5 years progressively practice  experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an intergovernmental organization or government;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to international law;
  • Knowledge  and understanding of International law ; theories, concepts and approaches relevant to organized crime, illicit trafficking, drug demand reduction, etc.;
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and rules of international organizations, as well as of applicable jurisprudence; legal and administrative expertise to analyzing a diverse range of issues and problems, in the context of the disciplinary process, and to develop innovative and creative solutions and to litigate employment-related matters.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform  policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary

  • UA49,106.81,USD77,480.72 (P3)
  • UA56,591.37,USD89,289.87 (P4)

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Director, Private Sector at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director, Private Sector

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: D1
Status: Permanent
Department: Industry And Private Sector Promotion
Directorate: Priate Sector
Line Supervisor: Commissioner Industry And Private Sector

Role Overview

  • Under the general supervision of the Commissioner, Industry and Private Sector Promotion, the incumbent will lead the implementation of short, medium and long-term strategies, work programmes and action plans to facilitate the involvement of the private sector in the regional integration process; the entrenchment of a friendly business and investment climate for regional private sector operation; promotion of regional investment mobilization through the capital markets and providing support for private sector operations to facilitate the overall competitiveness of the region through the promotion of sound private sector policies, programs and projects in the region.

Supervising:

  • PPO Investment Promotion And Payment Settlement System
  • Ppo Business And Enterprise Promotion
  • Office Manager
  • Office Aide

Role and Responsibilities

  • Communicate, translate and coordinate the implementation of the ECOWAS vision on regional private sector development in collaboration with staff and other directors.
  • Spearhead resource mobilization for effective implementation of regional private sector development and investment promotion programmes.
  • Monitor and propose responses to relevant regional and international developments that impinge on investment and private sector promotion in the region;
  • Under the general guidance of the Commissioner, maintain a regional and international network of peer technical specialists, professionals and decision-makers, etc to ensure the smooth implementation of ECOWAS private sector development programmes;
  • Plan annual programs with goals, objectives, activities and result based budgets tied to the Commission’s overall plans;
  • Organize the Department in an efficient way, with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of authority;
  • Set standards for work and create mechanisms to monitor staff and output to ensure that standards, quality and deadlines are met;
  • Advise the commissioner on areas requiring private-sector technical expertise;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of ECOWAS Investment Policy and Code, the ECOWAS Private Sector Development Strategy and SME Charter in Member States; and lead the harmonization of other relevant policies to support the ECOWAS Common Investment Market.
  • Lead the efforts to identify investment opportunities including cross-border ventures and develop strong investment promotion pipeline(s) for high-quality investments in such opportunities ;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key Regional, Diaspora and global private investors, businesses and institutions; multilateral partners and government agencies to support private sector development in the region;
  • Provide leadership in advocacy for and implementation of policy, regulatory, judicial and fiscal reforms, to improve private sector competitiveness and the investment climate in the region.
  • Lead the development of comprehensive programs for strengthening financial intermediation and access to credits, and facilitate the development of a regional capital market to enhance cross border investment flow and financial inclusion in the region
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of specific programs for strengthening corporate governance, institutional and managerial capacity and providing technical assistance to MSMEs and business associations to upgrade their operational efficiency and competitiveness;
  • Promote initiatives for supporting the efforts of member states to develop infrastructure through public-private partnerships by assisting to develop legal and regulatory framework for public-private partnerships operation and financing in ECOWAS;
  • Develop programs to capture and organize the informal private sector as part of the overall strategy to expand the regional organized private sector;
  • Promote fair competition in the common market.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration/ Management, Finance, Banking, Economics or in a closely related field from a recognized University;
  •  Possession of professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 12 years of professional experience, of which 5 years must be at a managerial level;
  • Knowledge of regional private sector development, governance & cooperation frameworks, particularly as it relates to ECOWAS Private Sector Development Strategy, ECOWAS Common Investment Market Vision and SME Promotion.
  • Knowledge of the structures and workings of markets, especially in relations to financial markets (money market, capital market, insurance market, pensions market etc) in a regional setting.
  • Knowledge of West-African macroeconomic and development issues; technical capacity to implement a comprehensive policy framework governing the operations of the private sector and proven ability for MSMEs development in a regional setting.
  • Specific expertise in the setting up of incubators, technical centers and/or training and vocational centers; and the ability to design, develop and implement programmes and projects with a focus on institutional capacity building and business development services.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Exhibit consistency on actions, values, methods, confidentiality, ethics, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes which connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Heads of Institutions, elected officials and statutory employees to facilitate compliance, build engagement, resolve conflicts and obtain support for change;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to promote a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results;
  • Ability to provide leadership, management, and technical oversight for all project activities and program deliverables in accordance with ECOWAS legal and administrative practices and standards;
  • Ability to conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with the ECOWAS performance management system and to mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork;
  • Ability to oversee project management, internal controls and stewardship of financial resources and to address issues in a confident and capable manner whilst making decisions that exemplifies impartial and non-partisan decision-making.
  • Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for simultaneously addressing a variety of stakeholder needs, pursuing multiple tasks and achieving positive outcomes;
  • Ability to create synergies with client groups and others to achieve objectives in setting and monitoring service standards and indicators;
  • Ability to motivate and engage others in promoting or adopting best practices in client services ;
  • Ability to identify and improve services and client interactions through appropriate networks and to create innovative ways of addressing these in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory/human rights regulatory environment and ability to advance strategies to foster an inclusive working environment and healthy organization respectful of cultural diversity and gender equality and free from harassment and discrimination;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, being sensitive to group differences, gender issues and ability to contribute to, advocate for, and/or develop policies which are gender sensitive and responsive to various cultures;
  • Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive interactive work environment that can effectively bring together a wide spectrum of ideas and experiences to solve problems, develop projects/programs and improve results;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, workplace culture and dynamics;
  • Ability to apply knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework, strategic priorities and operational standards to develop/modernize policies and programs and/or to implement policies and programs in a sustainable and effective manner;
  • Well-developed business, social and political acumen, demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision and mandate of ECOWAS coupled with a broad knowledge of the economic, political and social situations and trends in member states;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills on matters relating to policy and strategy development important to the realization of the ECOWAS mandate and the improvement of outcomes for member states.
  • Ability to analyze reports as well as socio-economic and institutional dynamics and recognize areas of potential obstacles or challenges and develop innovative solutions or alternatives to address barriers and achieve strategic/operational priorities;
  • Ability to anticipate and interpret the effects of environmental changes (social, economic and political), and its impact and make recommendations;
  • Ability to identify/address strengths and weaknesses, stimulate creativity, reduce resistance to change and improve the achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Ability to make prudent decisions relating to the management of human, financial and material resources.
  • Ability to actively listen and understand perspectives of others to make informed assertions, decisions or recommendations;
  • Ability to build multiple external collaborative relationships to support strategic and operational objectives; identify the key issues and accommodate the key players with well thought out communication and stakeholder management plans;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conviction, make compelling presentations which promotes new insights, ideas and perspectives and a better understanding of issues and challenges;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills focusing on building and nurturing effective and collaborative relationships;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to prepare plans, set clear objectives in a consistent manner and have effective oversight of performance management practices to ensure that goals and standards are met;
  • Ability to set effective goals/results and manage change in a manner that demonstrates resilience, composure and a positive outlook in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity;
  • Ability to enable the development of organizational and individual talent throughout the implementation of strategic, operational, programme, project and individual plans;
  • Ability to implement plans, mobilize/engage people, identify critical success factors, mitigate risks, monitor indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and build capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Annual Salary
UA81,435.54, USD128,488.99

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Director, Industry at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director, Industry

Location: Abuja,Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: D1
Status: Permanent
Departement: Industry And Private Sector
Directorate: Industry
Line Supervisor: Commissioner Industry And Private Sector

Role Overview

  • Under the general supervision of the Commissioner, Industry & Private Sector, the incumbent promotes and implements ECOWAS vision and goals as they relate to industrialization of the region, especially within the context of the West African Common Industrial Policy (WACIP) and other relevant policies and initiatives on industrialization in ECOWAS.

Supervising:

  • Ppo Industry Development And Technology
  • Ppo Quality And Standard
  • Office Manger
  • Office Aide

Role Overview and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate implementation of the West African Common Industrial Policy (WACIP 2010-2030) and its strategy framework;
  • Promote and strengthen Quality, Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Accreditation structures at both national and regional levels within the framework of ECOWAS Quality Policy (ECOQUAL) and Standards Harmonization Model (ECOSHAM);
  • Facilitate harmonization of industrial policy measures, strategies and regulatory frameworks in the region in order to promote industrial development and growth;
  • Collaborate with Member States and development partners to strengthen  capacity and institutional frameworks for industrial development;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with industry stakeholders and development partners to enhance industrialization in the region;
  • Promote local raw materials development and utilization by the industries and thereby encourage the development of resource-based industries in ECOWAS;
  • Promote technology transfer and commercialization of industrial research and development programmes, establishment of technical support centres for SMIs, incubation centres, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Parks, etc.;
  • Collaborate with relevant national, regional and continental and global institutions in the development of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and access to knowledge;
  • Encourage industrial competitiveness and monitoring of industrial performance through the establishment of an ECOWAS Industrial Database;
  • Collaborate with development partners to promote industrial restructuring and upgrading programme in ECOWAS;
  • Facilitate resource mobilization for the implementation of industrial development programmes and projects and provide support towards mobilizing financing resources for the development of quality infrastructure in the region;
  • Communicate, translate, coordinate and actualize the implementation of visions of Management of ECOWAS Commission on industrialization in collaboration with staff;
  • Organize the Directorate in an efficient manner to ensure effective performance and service delivery;
  • Ensure efficient management with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities;
  • Plan and implement performance based annual programme budget;
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of programmes and projects of the Commission and ensure attainment of targets and goals;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the President/Commissioner.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Science & Engineering, Business Management / Administration, Technology Management, Finance, Banking or in a related field from a recognized University;
  • Possession of a professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 12 years of professional experience, of which 5 years must be at a managerial level;
  • Knowledge of a regional industrial development, governance & cooperation framework, particularly as they relate to West Africa such as West African Common Industrial Policy (WACIP), ECOWAS Quality Policy (ECOQUAL), ECOWAS Standards Harmonization Model (ECOSHAM);
  • Knowledge of West-African macroeconomic and development issues; technical capacity to implement a comprehensive policy framework governing the operations of the private sector within member states with proven ability to develop an SMIs strategy development framework;
  • Specific expertise in setting up of incubators, technical support & technology transfer centers, SEZs, industrial parks, training and vocational centers; ability to design, develop and implement programmes and projects with a focus on institutional capacity development and business development services.

Age Limit

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Exhibit consistency on actions, values, methods, confidentiality, ethics, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes which connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Heads of Institutions, elected officials and statutory employees to facilitate compliance, build engagement, resolve conflicts and obtain support for change;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to promote a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results;
  • Ability to provide leadership, management, and technical oversight for all project activities and program deliverables in accordance with ECOWAS legal and administrative practices and standards;
  • Ability to conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with the ECOWAS performance management system and to mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork;
  • Ability to oversee project management, internal controls and stewardship of financial resources and to address issues in a confident and capable manner whilst making decisions that exemplifies impartial and non-partisan decision-making.
  • Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for simultaneously addressing variety of stakeholder needs, pursuing multiple tasks and achieving positive outcomes;
  • Ability to create synergies with client groups and others to achieve objectives in setting and monitoring service standards and indicators;
  • Ability to motivate and engage others in promoting or adopting best practices in client services ;
  • Ability to identify and improve services and client interactions through appropriate networks and to create innovative ways of addressing these in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory/human rights regulatory environment and ability to advance strategies to foster an inclusive working environment and healthy organization respectful of  cultural diversity and gender equality and  free from harassment and discrimination;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, being sensitive to group differences, gender issues and ability to contribute to, advocate for, and/or develop policies which are gender sensitive  and responsive to various cultures;
  • Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive interactive work environment that can effectively bring together a wide spectrum of ideas and experiences to solve problems, develop projects/programs and improve results;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, workplace culture and dynamics;
  • Ability to apply knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework, strategic priorities and operational standards to develop/modernize policies and programs and/or to implement policies and programs in a sustainable and effective manner;
  • Well-developed business, social and political acumen, demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision and mandate of ECOWAS coupled with a broad knowledge of the economic, political and social situations and trends in member states;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills on matters relating to policy and strategy development important to the realization of the ECOWAS mandate and the improvement of outcomes for member states.
  • Ability to analyze reports as well as socio-economic and institutional dynamics  and recognize areas of potential obstacles or challenges and develop innovative solutions or alternatives to address barriers and achieve strategic/operational priorities;
  • Ability to anticipate and interpret the effects of environmental changes (social, economic and political),and its impact  and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to identify/address strengths and weaknesses, stimulate creativity, reduce resistance to change and improve the achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Ability to make prudent decisions relating to the management of human, financial and material resources.
  • Ability to actively listen and understand perspectives of others to make informed assertions, decisions or recommendations;
  • Ability to build multiple external collaborative relationships to support strategic and operational objectives; identify the key issues and accommodate the key players with well thought out communication and stakeholder management plans;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conviction, make compelling presentations which promotes new insights, ideas and perspectives and a better understanding of issues and challenges;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst  team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills focusing on building and nurturing effective and collaborative relationships;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to prepare plans, set clear objectives in a consistent manner and have effective oversight of performance management practices to  ensure that goals and standards are met;
  • Ability to set effective goals/results and manage change in a manner that demonstrates resilience, composure and a positive outlook in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity;
  • Ability to enable the development of organizational and individual talent throughout the implementation of strategic, operational, programme, project and individual plans;
  • Ability to implement plans, mobilize/engage people, identify critical success factors, mitigate risks, monitor indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and build capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Annual Salary

  • UA81,435.54, USD128, 488.99.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Administrative Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Banjul / The Gambia
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3
Status: Permanent
Departement: Office of the President

Role Overview

  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission, incumbent will carry out the following  activities/functions:

Role and Responsibilities

  • Performs all procurement and contracting activities including pre-qualification, tender management, costs analyses, negotiation and preparation of contracts and monitors all aspects of the terms of the contract, if necessary, and obtains optimum value for money/best price and service; creates documentation necessary for the acquisition of materials and supplies;
  • Coordinates the preparation and implementation of the work program and budget to ensure compatibility with work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources;
  • Monitors and controls budgetary allocations through regular reviews and provides effective monitoring reports and data thereby identifying deviations from plans and proposes corrective measures;
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority and assignments, adjusts priorities as required, allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Provides performance advice to staff and management and foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning, monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary using time efficiently;
  • Produces major/complex reports for management;
  • Manages leases, rents, renovations, expansions and physical transformations to Mission facilities;
  • Manages the IT providers for prompt resolution of issues;
  • Performs other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the Permanent Representative.

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Finance from a recognised university

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively experience in procurement, administration, managing finance and budget operations is required

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS Financial, Administrative and Procurement Regulations and Procedures;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and /or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional cr4edibility with client/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths and listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills;
  • Be able to demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • Ability to develop, implement and individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities and work within timelines, giving attention to details, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in English, one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant an appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;

Annual Salary
UA 39,430.35  USD 62,213.20

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Individual Consultant (Project Accountant) – RAHC at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Individual Consultant (Project Accountant) – ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC)

Reference No. ECW/IC/ADM-AGRIC-2/25-02/kik
Location: Bamako, Mali

Description

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in cooperation with the European Union (EU), tends to apply a portion of a budgeted funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Accountant), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako

Duration

  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of one (1) year subject to a probationary period of three (3) months
  • The contract could be renewed for the duration of the project based on performance and availability of funds.

Role Overview

  • To accomplish the implementation of Component 4 of the PREDIP program on the Prevention and Control of TADs (COMATAO), the project Accountant will ensure the implementation of the financial activities of the COMATAO at the Regional Animal Health Center (RAHC) to achieve the key result areas of the PREDIP program
  • He/she will be under the supervision of the RAHC Executive Director.

Role and Responsibilities

  • The formulation of detailed COMATAO project annual budget and ensure the financial monitoring of implementation;
  • The keeping of financial and accounting records, management of cash flow as well as accurate forecasts of the COMATAO project finances, in accordance with agreements and the approved accounting standards, guidelines and financial regulations;
  • The timely registration of transactions in the approved accounting management system, and the presentation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual financial reports;
  • Assessment of the COMATAO project budget with cost averages to indicate variance analysis in time and put at the disposal of the supervisors and other stakeholders;
  • The implementation of budget control procedures and approved expenditures for payment as included in the approved budget in-accordance with procedures;
  • The preparation of project bank reconciliation accounts;
  • The preservation of all goods and supporting documents for audit review;
  • Undertake other official duties as delegated.

Educational Qualifications

  • Shall Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized academic institution
  • Specialized trainings in accounting / financial management is desirable.

Experience:

  • Shall justify at least three (3) working years experience in Accounting and Finance, or related area for International Organizations, Government or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at-least two (2) similar assignments (large nationals projects) organized and successfully executed in ECOWAS Member States with International Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify at least one (1) proven working years of experience in project / programme management methods, including budget management, reporting monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong IT (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc) / Computerized Accounting Systems including applications such as SYSCOA, SAP, IPSAS or any other relevant Accounting Software.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in one (1) of the ECOWAS Official Languages (English, French or Portuguese) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of an additional one would be an advantage.

Note: The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.

Application Closing Date
Thursday; 26th March, 2020 at 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates / consultants should send their Expressions of interest (1 original and 3 copies) in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Accountant), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre RAHC), Bamako”, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Important Information / Notice

  • Please note that electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with copy to: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected]

Individual Consultant (Project Veterinary Epidemiologist) – RAHC at the ECOWAS Commission

Job Title: Individual Consultant (Project Veterinary Epidemiologist-N°2), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC)

Location: Bamako, Mali

Project Overview

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in cooperation with the European Union (EU), intends to apply a portion of a budgeted funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Veterinary Epidemiologist-N°2), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAUC), Bamako.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of one (1) year subject to a probationary period of three (3) months. The contract could be renewed for the duration of the project based on performance and availability of funds.

Role Overview

  • To accomplish the implementation of Component 4 of the PREDIP program on the Prevention and Control of TADs (COMATAO), the project Epidemiologist – N°2 will ensure the implementation of the COMATAO activities at the Regional Animal Health Center (RAHC), as well as ensure the implementation of monitoring and evaluation design to achieve the key results of the PREDIP program.
  • He/she will be under the supervision of the RAHC Executive Director.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support the formulation and implementation of detailed COMATAO project annual work plan in close collaboration with team members;
  • Reinforce diagnostic laboratories to support diagnosis of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses, and strengthen laboratory (RESOLAB) networks;
  • Support methodological guides for M&E activities; data collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Support publications on animal health; and provide evidence-based information for communication;
  • Support the monitoring of project activities and schedules to ensure adherence to project framework and appropriate documentation;
  • Support monitoring the regional mechanism for the prevention and control of TADs and zoonoses in collaboration with team project team members and relevant partners;
  • Support the achievement of quality results and the timely submission of project technical reports, and the presentation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual technical reports;
  • Support the assessment of the COMATAO project based on costs and timeliness, and in line with the key result areas of PREDIP;
  • Support strengthening collaboration with project partners, and ensure relevant documentation;
  • Undertake any other official responsibilities as delegated.

Shortlisting Criteria
Educational Qualifications:

  • Shall Possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and an advance degree in Veterinary Epidemiology or Animal Health Surveillance and Planning from a recognized academic institution.
  • Possess a certificate in Economics or Monitoring and Evaluation certification will be desirable.

Experience:

  • Shall justify at least seven (7) working years’ experience in animal disease prevention and control for International Organizations, Government or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at least two (2) similar assignments (large nationals projects) organized and successfully executed in ECOWAS Member States with international Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify at least one (1) proven working year of experience in implementation of European Union (EU) project / program;
  • Strong IT (Word, Excel, Power Point etc) or any other relevant Software.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in one (1) of the ECOWAS Official Languages (English, French or Portuguese) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of an additional one would be an advantage.

Note: The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.

Application Closing Date
Thursday; 26th March, 2020 at 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates / consultants should send their Expressions of interest (1 original and 3 copies) in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Veterinary Epidemiologist – N°2), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako”, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Important Information / Notice

  • Please note that electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with copy to: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected]

Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator) – (RAHC) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC)

Reference No.: ECW/IC/ADM-AGRIC-1/25.02/kik
Location: Bamako, Mali

Details

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in cooperation with the European Union (EU) intends to apply a portion of a budgeted funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of one (1) year subject to a probationary period of three (3) months.
  • The contract could be renewed for the duration of the project based on performance and availability of funds.Duties and responsibilities of the consultants:

Role Overview

  • To accomplish the implementation of Component 4 of the PREDIP program on the Prevention and Control of TADs (COMATAO), the project Coordinator will ensure the implementation of the COMATAO activities at the Regional Animal Health Center (RAHC), to achieve the key results of the PREDIP program. He/she will be under the supervision of the RAHC Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordination the formulation of detailed COMATAO project annual work plan and ensure implementation;
  • Close collaboration with the PREDIP Project Management Unit to align the implementation of the COMATAO;
  • Supervision the implementation of the COMATAO while overseeing the stages of its implementation and achievements of its objective;
  • Maintenance and monitoring of project plans and project schedules to ensure adherence to project framework and appropriate documentation;
  • Assessment of project risks and mitigation methods, and promote the achievement of quality results and the timely submission of project technical reports, and the presentation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual technical reports;
  • Assessment of the COMATAO project based on costs and timeliness, and in line with the key result areas of PREDIP, and put at the disposal of the supervisors and other stakeholders;
  • Coordination of the develop of project activity plans, preparation of project budget and expense in accordance with approved budgets, and prepare interim and final activity reports.
  • Strengthening collaboration with project partners, and ensure relevant documentation;
  • Undertake any other official responsibilities as delegated.

Qualifications
The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follow:

Educational Qualification:

  • Shall be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and an advanced degree in Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Epidemiology or Animal Health Economics and Planning from a recognized academic institution.
  • Possess a certificate in Project Management and Planning will be desirable.

Experience:

  • Shall justify at least seven (7) working years’ experience in animal disease prevention and control for international Organizations, Government or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at least two (2) similar assignments (large nationals projects) organized and successfully executed in ECOWAS Member States with International Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed as Project Coordinator at least one (1) similar assignment in implementing European Union (EU) project/program;
  • Strong IT (Word, Excel, Power Point etc) / Computerized Project Management Systems (MS Project)or any other relevant Accounting Software.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent(reading, writing, speaking) in one (1) of the ECOWAS Official Languages (English, French or Portuguese) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of an additional one would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
11:00am (GMT+1); 26th March, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest (1 original and 3 copies) in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant(Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako” to the ECOWAS Tender Box at the address below:
Directorate of General, Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District,
P. M.B. 401 – Abuja.

Note

  • The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] with copy to: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected].
  • Electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.
  • This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS Website https://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement/

 

Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator) – (RAHC) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC)

Reference No.: ECW/IC/ADM-AGRIC-1/25.02/kik
Location: Bamako, Mali

Details

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in cooperation with the European Union (EU) intends to apply a portion of a budgeted funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant (Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of one (1) year subject to a probationary period of three (3) months.
  • The contract could be renewed for the duration of the project based on performance and availability of funds.Duties and responsibilities of the consultants:

Role Overview

  • To accomplish the implementation of Component 4 of the PREDIP program on the Prevention and Control of TADs (COMATAO), the project Coordinator will ensure the implementation of the COMATAO activities at the Regional Animal Health Center (RAHC), to achieve the key results of the PREDIP program. He/she will be under the supervision of the RAHC Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordination the formulation of detailed COMATAO project annual work plan and ensure implementation;
  • Close collaboration with the PREDIP Project Management Unit to align the implementation of the COMATAO;
  • Supervision the implementation of the COMATAO while overseeing the stages of its implementation and achievements of its objective;
  • Maintenance and monitoring of project plans and project schedules to ensure adherence to project framework and appropriate documentation;
  • Assessment of project risks and mitigation methods, and promote the achievement of quality results and the timely submission of project technical reports, and the presentation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual technical reports;
  • Assessment of the COMATAO project based on costs and timeliness, and in line with the key result areas of PREDIP, and put at the disposal of the supervisors and other stakeholders;
  • Coordination of the develop of project activity plans, preparation of project budget and expense in accordance with approved budgets, and prepare interim and final activity reports.
  • Strengthening collaboration with project partners, and ensure relevant documentation;
  • Undertake any other official responsibilities as delegated.

Qualifications
The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follow:

Educational Qualification:

  • Shall be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and an advanced degree in Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Epidemiology or Animal Health Economics and Planning from a recognized academic institution.
  • Possess a certificate in Project Management and Planning will be desirable.

Experience:

  • Shall justify at least seven (7) working years’ experience in animal disease prevention and control for international Organizations, Government or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at least two (2) similar assignments (large nationals projects) organized and successfully executed in ECOWAS Member States with International Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed as Project Coordinator at least one (1) similar assignment in implementing European Union (EU) project/program;
  • Strong IT (Word, Excel, Power Point etc) / Computerized Project Management Systems (MS Project)or any other relevant Accounting Software.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent(reading, writing, speaking) in one (1) of the ECOWAS Official Languages (English, French or Portuguese) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of an additional one would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
11:00am (GMT+1); 26th March, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest (1 original and 3 copies) in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant(Project Coordinator), for the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC), Bamako” to the ECOWAS Tender Box at the address below:
Directorate of General, Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District,
P. M.B. 401 – Abuja.

Note

  • The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] with copy to: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected].
  • Electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.
  • This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS Website https://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement/

 

Individual Consultant – ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project at the ECOWAS Commission

Job Title: Individual Consultant – Serve as a Programme Officer, Operations for the ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project

Location: West Africa

Project Overview

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has, in cooperation with the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation, set up a Regional Stabilisation and Development Project, to address the economic stabilisation needs in the immediate term (2019 – 2021) of post-Conflict countries and post-Ebola countries as well as other fragile countries.
  • In the framework of the execution of the 2020 Budget, the ECOWAS intends to apply a portion its budgeted counterpart funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant to Serve as a Programme Officer, Operations for the ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project.
  • The broadly defined objective of the planned Fund is to promote stability and sustainable development in ECOWAS member states, through the creation of new employment and income opportunities, especially for the youth. This empowerment of the youth will be achieved by (i) financing basic infrastwcture and equipment along selected value chains; and (ii) promoting skills development and capacity building. These measures will improve the immediate development prospects of the youth and hence also contribute to tackling the causes of irregular migration.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of one (1) year renewable based on satisfactory appraisal.

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Head of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), the consultant will provide assistance in the implementation of the work programme of the PIU and provide any other support to the PIU as required, including supporting in research work, data analyses, compiling data and information, drafting reports, taking notes, and editing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support in the overall planning and implementation of projects as directed by the Project Steering Committee (PSC);
  • Assist in ensuring that multi-year strategic plans and annual work planning processes are well coordinated in line with the recommended timelines and guidelines;
  • Assist with project management and coordination/development of work plans, deliverables, and activities;
  • Contribute to preparation of annual, quarterly, and detailed implementation work plans, and other related documents for timely commencement and implementation of the component activities;
  • Provide inputs to programme!/ project designs, including comments on project documents, support development of results matrixes from planning, monitoring and evaluation perspectives;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of data and studies relevant to projects implemented in member-states, taking into account developmental trends;
  • Ensure availability of up-to-date information on all critical issues on implemented projects, including studies, baseline assessments and methodological recommendations;
  • Maintain regular contact with the implementing agencies in member states to keep themaware of strategic documents and to seek feedback from them so that the PIU can effectively implement its programme with continuous improvement;
  • Carry out periodic analysis of the current external and internal environment of the organization, support in formulating organizational objectives and strategies based on the environmental assessment, and developing procedures to implement and evaluate the strategic plan;
  • Conduct occasional research, identifying key challenges for the Commission and prepare relevant materials to be disseminated within the Commission in relation to capacity building;
  • Assist in providing and delivering strategic data analysis, insights and presentations to the Project Steering Committee on programme, implementation;
  • Update data from multiple sources on a regular basis to provide information to the PSC, for strategic decisions making;
  • Provide technical support for the development and use of assessment tools and methodologies, including monitoring and evaluation frameworks, impact assessments as well as pilot studies where required;
  • Work closely with the ECOWAS Directorate of Communication and supporting partners to develop and implement an effective communication strategy for the dissemination of programme results, best practices and success stories;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of the PIU.

Criteria / Requirements
Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Science or any related field from a recognized university;
  • Specialized trainings in public administration, economics, social science, project management or any related field is desirable.

Experience:

  • Shall justify five (5) working years of relevant experience in leading effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes for International Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at least two (2) similar assignments (large nationals projects) organized and successfully executed in ECOWAS Member States with International Organizations or Donors funded Projects;
  • Candidates shall justify at least one proven working yerars’ experience of project / programme management methods, including Professional technical knowledge / expertise in activity monitoring & evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, reporting and in methodological guides for all types of monitoring & evaluation;
  • Strong IT / Computer Skills related to Project Management, Public Administration (MS Project, Microsoft Office suite or any other relevant Programme Management Software.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in one(1) of the ECOWAS Official Languages (English, French or Portuguese) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of an additional one would be an advantage.

Note: The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.

Application Closing Date
Thursday; 26th March, 2020 at 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates / consultants should send their Expressions of interest (1 original and 3 copies) in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant to Serve as a Programme Officer, Operations for the ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project”, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Important Information / Notice

  • Please note that electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doingbusiness-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with copy to: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected]

 

Principal Programme Officer – Competition and Economic Research Analysis at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer – Competition and Economic Research Analysis

Location: Banjul,The Gambia
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Operations
Division: Competition Economic Research Analysis
Line Supervisor: Director Operations
Supervising: Officer Research & Markets

Role Overview

  • The incumbent is responsible for undertaking analysis and diagnostics of sector or industry-level market competition constraints, through competition rapid assessment tools and standard competition indicators; recommending and implementing management decisions on Competition and Economic Research Analysis.
  • He/she will lead a team in conducting economic research, case analysis and competition policy development; ensuring the application of sound economic principles in all work performed.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Undertake analysis and diagnostics of sector or industry-level market competition constraints, through competition rapid assessment tools and standard competition indicators and the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools to evaluate competition issues in the region;
  • Unearth challenges facing competition in ECOWAS Member States and propose activities or initiatives to address them;
  • Design action/reform plans and technical assistance programs on competition policy, leading to increased competition based on feasibility analysis (prioritization and sequence) of reforms, such as the elimination/removal of: (i) regulations that restrict the number of firms or ban private investment, (ii) controls on prices and other market variables, (iii) rules that discriminate against certain firms and distort the level playing field;
  • Implement pro-competition market regulations and relevant programs and initiatives, including technical assistance on competition policy, through technical advice, policy dialogue and support to client countries;
  • Mainstream the principles of competition policy within ECOWAS’ private sector programs and investments to allow for efficient entry and avoid distortions to the playing field;
  • Facilitate the development of monitoring and evaluation indicators for competition interventions as well as analyse the impact of competition policy interventions.
  • Advise regional and sectoral colleagues on the competition dimension of their reform programs and ensuring competition issues are adequately captured by the product-specific M&E systems.
  • Support and manage projects with competition policy components, with a focus on removing sector-specific constraints to the development of competition in sectors concerned (e.g. agribusiness, infrastructure, finance);
  • Undertake knowledge generation and dissemination of best practice on competition policies across countries and regions, including indicators and statistics on the status of competition at economy and industry level;
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with external partners involved in promoting competition in the region and contribute to a coherent strategy across teams for the benefit of the region;
  • Facilitate policy dialogue amongst national stakeholders (private and public) as well as authorities (regulatory institution) in view of promoting effective competition amongst operators;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of internal controls, guidelines, policies and procedures for Research and ensure they are in line with the  strategic objectives and relevant statutory requirements and best practice;
  • Identify research activities and priorities relevant to the development of policy which will support the objectives of the Authority and provide leadership to research teams, including guidance on methodology, data analysis and timelines in accordance with best practice;
  • Contribute to the management of external research projects, including the development of terms of reference, evaluating reports and making recommendations;
  • Assess effectiveness of Investigation plans compiled for cases/projects focused on economic analysis; approving method and approach, as appropriate;
  • Guide the research process from the conceptualization of the case/project through the gathering of information, and its analysis and write-up;
  • Undertake studies at a sectorial/industry level of company behavior/market structure, providing an effective analysis to support or dismiss complaints received.
  • Provide support to external experts in post referral cases, analyzing the integrity of the conclusions reached from an economic perspective.
  • Interpret statutes and economic concepts, providing guidance to the team;
  • Perform any other  relevant duties assigned by the Supervisor

Academic Qualification And Experience

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Business, Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, Sociology, History, Law or Political Science from a recognized University
  • 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of regional integration, trade, infrastructure and natural resources management as well as programme development and management with 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international trade policies and programmes, trade promotion and marketing techniques, issues relating to external trade, external trade regulation and techniques and modern techniques for promoting trade;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of economic analysis, diagnostics of sector or industry-level market competition rapid assessment tools and standard competition indicators and the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate (e.g. establish networks, benchmarks);
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) or Program Management Professional PgMP).
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives (e.g. feedback loops, surveys, studies, needs assessments) and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services (e.g. dashboards, incentive management, feedback mechanisms);
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Diplomacy, tact and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within west Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in appraisals, evaluations and in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences positions or opinions, and encourages staff to overcome cultural barriers and background differences;
  • Ability to serve the interest of a culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities without prejudice, bias or sympathy to a select group.
  • Knowledge of the Community mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, especially as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Ability to analyze a situation by way of indicators (e.g. performance, technical) to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making a decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the source of problems, consequences of alternative courses of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms (using charts, diagrams, effective expository writing) to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues/disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable, unavailable or no longer effective.
  • Proficiency in oral and written French and English languages;
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing skills (e.g. proposals, terms of reference, program assessments, blueprints, business processes) with well-developed editing;
  • Ability to give honest feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance.
  • Superior organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired capacity (e.g. training, structural realignment, partnerships, reallocation of resources;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs (e.g. management indicators, project milestones, program results, processing targets);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA53, 373.02, USD84, 211.94 per annum.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

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Protocol Assistant – Travels (G4 / G5 / G6) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Protocol Assistant  – Travels

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Protocol
Line Supervisor: Logistics & Reception Officer

Role Overview

  • This position reports to the Logistics & Reception Officer and will be responsible for supporting the booking and coordination of all transport logistics solutions for the ECOWAS Commission and to ensure that these functions are carried out effectively, in harmony, and in accordance with applicable statutory regulations and ECOWAS Travel Policy and operational standards.

 Role & Responsibilities

  • Implement procedures relating to the travel policy of the ECOWAS Commission and provision of necessary support for the provision of optimum travel and ticketing requirements for the Commission, for all modes of transport;
  • Operate the ECOWAS Travel Management Module at the appropriate level of responsibility
  • Support the preparation of  specifications for the outsourcing of  Air Travel and Ticketing Agency services
  • Implement effective procedures to be used in ticketing operations.
  • Obtain quotations from various airlines to find the best flight prices and options and buy and refund airline tickets as requested
  • Manage databases of tickets and other important data related to Air Travel of the Commission;
  • Prepare periodic reports on expenditure and related information regarding travels;
  • Develop itineraries for corporate travel and meetings;
  • May be required to serve in the other units of Protocol Division upon occasion (Immunities and Privileges, Receptions, Consular);
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Academic Qualifications & Experience

  • Brevet de Technicien/Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Tourism, Logistics Management, Project Management, Travel Management, Social Sciences, or Humanities;
  • IATA Diploma in Travel Sales & Operations, Amadeus, Galileo, SMART Amadeus, Corporate Travel Programs
  • 5 years’ experience in  the specific area of ticketing and travel logistics, preferable in an International Organization or in a multi-lateral setting, and/or experience in international travel arrangements, procedures and processes;
  • Knowledge of travel related processing requirements and logistics, visa applications and processes, ticketing and reservations;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS conference policies, procedures and practices, accepted norms, rules and customs of international diplomatic protocol, including practices developed within the ECOWAS System;
  • Knowledge of planning and implementation of  administrative and logistical arrangements for meetings, conferences, and workshops within and outside base station;
  • Ability to research, select, organize and summarize information required for the preparation of meetings and to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations;
  • Accounting skills  and use of spreadsheets would be an advantage;
  • Extremely strong proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of order and rules of precedence;
  • Basic accounting, graphics design

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor/mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to explain client interactions to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary

  • UA20,166.30,USD 31,818.39 (G4)
  • UA25,527.53, USD40,277.34 (G5)
  • UA30,178.98, USD47,616.39 (G6)

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Research & Markets Officer – P3 / P4 at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Research & Markets Officer

Location: Banjul, the Gambia
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3 / P4
Status: Permanent
Agency: Ecowas Regional Competition Authority (ERCA)
Departement: Trade, Customs, Free Movement And Tourism
Directorate: Operations
Division: Competition & Economic Research Analysis
Line Supervisor: PPO Competition & Economic Research Analysis

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer Research and Markets has the responsibility for the management of the daily research and markets analysis in the Division.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Undertake research and diagnostics of sector or industry-level market competition constraints, through; competition, rapid assessment tools and standard competition indicators and the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools to evaluate competition issues in the region;
  • Implement pro-competition market regulations and relevant programs and initiatives, including technical assistance on competition policy, through technical advice, policy dialogue and support to client countries;
  • Assist the Principal Officer in mainstreaming the principles of competition policy within ECOWAS’ private sector programs and investments to allow for efficient entry and avoid distortions to the playing field;
  • Support and manage projects with competition policy components, with a focus on removing sector-specific constraints to the development of competition in sectors concerned (e.g. agribusiness, infrastructure, finance);
  • Contribute to the development of collaborative partnerships with external partners involved in promoting competition in the region and contribute to a coherent strategy across teams for the benefit of the region;
  • Contribute to the development of monitoring and evaluation indicators for competition interventions as well as analyse the impact of competition policy interventions. This includes advising regional and sectoral colleagues on the competition dimension of their reform programs and ensuring competition issues are adequately captured by the product-specific M&E systems.
  • Research, collect and compile data/information;
  • Maintain and update quantitative and qualitative economic databases;
  • Process, consolidate, and transform data sets within and between databases using statistical and/or econometric techniques;
  • Evaluate economic, financial or statistical relationships in databases;
  • Analyse economic time series data;
  • Assist with the rigorous economic analysis of data/information;
  • Assist in the administration and execution of activities to build capacity with regards to the economics of competition.
  • Assist with any other duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics or any related field of study from a recognized University;
  • 5 years’ experience in  research and statistics, managing and disseminating data;
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with the ability to use all sources of reference and information to conduct complex research and analyze data;
  • Knowledge of data management and statistical harmonization methodologies;
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of database and data dissemination computer systems and softwares;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the purpose and objectives of the Competition Act, the Competition Commission and the South African economy is highly recommended;
  • Knowledge in the use of statistical and econometric methods and programs in economic development research, and ability to integrate multidisciplinary methodologies;
  • Knowledge in macroeconomic research methodology as well as in the design and management of research projects, conceptualization and publication;
  • Knowledge of economic development issues and policies of West African countries and the availability of professional publications
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to the collection and management of information.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.

Client Service Orientation:

  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data / information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform  policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary

  • UA39,430.35,USD62,213.20 (P3)
  • UA46,169.48,USD72,846.21 (P4).

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

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Procurement Analyst (Codes, Standards & Procedures) – P3 / P4 at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Procurement Analyst (Codes, Standards & Procedures)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3 / P4
Status: Permanent
Division: Procurement
Line Supervisor: PPO Procurement
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Administration and General Services
Department: General Administration and Conference

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Head of the procurement Division, this position has the responsibility for the management of the daily procurement activities in the division by ensuring that procurement procedures (including for Grants) conducted within the Commission are in conformity with its laws and regulations, donors’ requirements and those of other stakeholders.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day active technical support and advice as related to procurement and contract management, at all stages of the procurement cycle in line with the ECOWAS Standard Procurement Procedures;
  • Maintain application of relevant Donor’s Guidelines for project related procurement of construction works, goods and services and Intellectual services;
  • Prepare Procurement and Monitoring Plans for ECOWAS Commission procurement activities;
  • Formulate strategies and design innovative solutions if necessary to resolve issues/conflicts related to the implementation of the Procurement Procedures;
  • Support in the preparation and finalization of a variety of procurement-related documents (Standard biding documents, Standard evaluation reports, standard contracts, Standard Procurement reports Templates);
  • Support in the finalization of the revised Procurement Manual and the preparation of the Grant Manual;
  • Monitor progress of contracts implementation to ensure that it abides by the stipulated standards procedures and planned procurement timetable;
  • Identify any delays/issues relating to the implementation of the Procurement Procedures within the Institutions;
  • Take care of any other official mission assigned to him by his Superiors.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Supply Chain, Law or a related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Procurement and /or Supply chain Management for a Public Institution, International Organization, NGO or Multilateral Aid Agencies;
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures of Development Partners such as World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union;
  • Knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning system or other procurement related management system;
  •  Relevant training in Procurement or Supply chain Management will be an advantage.

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade / influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees / junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and / or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Annual Salary

  • UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 (P3)
  • UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87 (P4)

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Junior Accountant, Financial Reporting (P1 / P2) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Junior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P1 / P2
Status: Permanent
Departement: Finance
Directorate: Financial Reporting  & Grants
Division: Financial Reporting
Line Supervisor: Accountant, Financial Reporting & Reconciliation
Supervising: Accounting Assistant

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Accountant, Financial Reporting & Reconciliation, the incumbent has a responsibility for the execution of the financial policies and regulations in the area of production of financial statement including income & Expenditure statement, Balance sheet and other reports as may be required by IPSAS and Financial Regulation. Ensure all ledger reconciliations and maintain an update record of all account.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure an up to date reconciliation and analysis of all ledgers so as to certify the validity of financial statements in accordance with existent regulations;
  • Review posting of transactions into the accounting software;
  • Liaise with the banks to provide weekly and monthly bank statements for all the bank

Accounts:

  • Check and certify the correctness of the bank reconciliation statements and ensure that they are filed safely for the review of both internal and external auditors;
  • Liaise with the bank for any errors or misstatements found on the bank statements;
  • Supervise the staff working under him/her;
  • Assist in the year end closing of accounts and preparation of the ECOWAS Commission financial statements;
  • Monthly exports and review of the trial balance of the year in review and note areas with issues;
  • Assist Analyzing of all general ledger accounts (Payables, receivables, Income & expenses) and adjust/propose corrections where necessary;
  • Preparation of journal vouchers and post into accounting system;
  • Amortization/expensing of utilized prepaid accounts;
  • Clearing of GL open items ;
  • Respond and provide requested information/documents to external auditors on issues raised during the year-end audit and recommend/ propose ways to correct them;
  • Assist the Accountant to liaise with external auditors in closing of accounts and preparation of reports;
  • Assist other divisions (accounts payables, bank reconciliation, receivables and grants)with issues/proposed adjustments raised during the financial year audit;
  • Listings of manual journal entries/adjusting entries booked during the year under review and maintaining of all audit files.

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university.
  • 2 years relevant work experience in accounting, finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area, is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures with a basic practical understanding of broad theories, concepts and approaches;
  • Ability to provide support services in collecting and analyzing data for anomalies, trends, errors, and answers using various methods and techniques.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with new information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive  attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize the need for diversity management in everyday workplace practices;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelate and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Annual Salary

  • UA36,929.06, USD58,266.68 (P1)
  • UA42,916.53, USD67,713.70 (P2)

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]  using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

Procurement Officer, Goods, Physical Services & Works (P3 / P4) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Procurement Officer, Goods, Physical Services & Works

Location: Abuja,Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Departement: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Administration and General Services
Division: Procurement
Line Supervisor: PPO Procurement

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Head of the procurement Division, this position has the responsibility for the management of the daily procurement activities (including for Grants) in the division from the request to the delivery of goods and services.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and Executes procurement plans to support business and operational needs based on requirements stated in the business plans and budgets of departments;
  • In liaison with Finance, facilitate timely funding, and/or resolution of any funding issues in relation to procurement activities;
  • Maintain awareness of market conditions, including source lists, price availability and competitiveness, and ensure that costs are fair and reasonable prior to approving any purchase;
  • Support the various Department in the finalization of the terms of reference or specifications for their various needs  and make recommendations to ensure compliance with rules and procedures of ECOWAS or Donors  for Goods and services ;
  • Prepare bidding documents including draft  contracts and other procurement documents, as directed by the Head of Procurement;
  • Prepare all the notices for publication (Invitation for Bids, Prequalification notices) as agreed upon.
  • Keep track of the status of each procurement – from request to delivery or receipt by the requester – ensuring that priorities are met; ;
  • Support all the evaluation Committee in the evaluation of Bids  and ensure compliance with rules and procedures ;
  • In his secretary role, prepare all the evaluation reports in line with the decision of the evaluation Committees;
  • Prepare all Contracts for Signature and monitor in liaison with the User Department their implementation;
  • Produce/provide quarterly reports covering Goods and services purchased for the Commission and on the implementation of the approved procurement Plan;
  • Maintain a central register of main contracts to accurately record the status of contracts with suppliers, develop appropriate database for key suppliers, main contractors and Consultants and track service level agreements with vendors, Contractors and Consultants;
  • Maintain a proper archiving of all Procurement related documents  ( Procurement Plan, Tender Dossiers, Publications , evaluation reports , contracts );
  • Undertake any other official mission assigned to him by his Superiors.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, commerce, supply chain, law or a related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Procurement and /or Supply chain Management for a Public Institution, International Organization, NGO or Multilateral Aid Agencies;
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures of Development Partners such as World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union;
  • Knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning system or other Procurement related management system;
  •  Relevant training in Procurement or Supply chain Management will be an advantage.

Age Limit

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  •  Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

Annual Salary

  • UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 (P3)
  • UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87 (P4)

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

Junior Accountant, Community Levy Analysis & Reconciliation (P2 / P3) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Junior Accountant, Community Levy Analysis & Reconciliation

Location: Abuja
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P2 / P3
Status: Permanent
Departement: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Budget & Treasury
Line Supervisor: Accountant, Community Levy Account Management
Supervising: Accounting Assistants

Role Overview

  • The incumbent reports directly to the Accountant – Community Levy and has the responsibility for assisting with the execution of the financial policies and regulations in the area of Community Levy (CL) Management and production of CL financial statement including income & Expenditure statement, Balance sheet and other reports as may be required by management. Ensure all CL ledgers are reconciled and maintain an updated record of all accounts.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure an up-to-date reconciliation of all Community Levy ledgers so as to certify the validity of financial statements in accordance with existent regulations;
  • Regularly update and maintain records of member States levy deposits and assessments
  • Review posting of transactions into the accounting software;
  • Assist in liaising with the central banks to provide monthly bank statements for all levy proceeds account
  • Check and certify the correctness of the bank reconciliation statements and ensure that they are filed safely for the review of both internal and external auditors;
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic and annual community levy reports;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned.

Academic Qualification And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area, is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures; knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector or specialized field;
  • Technical ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems and to assist with data collection using various methods.

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to  execute tasks, contact colleagues and contribute as needed towards  decision making to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to guide own work by setting and monitoring goals with strong personal initiative and commitment to ECOWAS;
  • Ability to model and advocate for compliance, good work ethics, flexibility and persistence to get job done coupled with an ability to influence positive teamwork and cooperation;
  • Ability to work in teams to carry out semi-routine work including assigning work, training and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to keep  clients informed on matters of relevance to expectations, establishing “bring forward” systems and introducing other procedures/techniques to ensure that service standards are maintained;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with clients;
  • Well-developed problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others, and to understand the attitude, interests, needs, and perspectives of others;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to explain to others the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the functional area assigned to and the contributions it makes to the organization and its mandate;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS semi-routine procedures, processes and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and information systems;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to edit, check, track and review documents prepared by others and reorganize data or information according to instructions using latest technology;
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands  data management operations;
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment of work.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools, to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports and other documents;
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise documents to ensure they follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance to ECOWAS communication standards;
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Understanding and adherence to the policies, procedures and guidelines required to support the ECOWAS planning cycle at the individual and organizational level;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary

  • UA42,916.53,USD67,713.70 (P2)
  • UA49,106.81,USD77,480.72 (P3)

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)


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