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Job Opportunities at ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States

ECOWAS was set up to foster the ideal of collective self-sufficiency for its member states. As a trading union, it is also meant to create a single, large trading bloc through economic cooperation

its role in promoting democracy and stability in Africa generally, and particularly in West Africa; its increasing influence on the international scene; its weight in the war against poverty; its central position in the management of migration flows; its tradition of tolerance and openness, which deserves being supported and protected.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Opportunities at ECOWAS

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Protocol Officer , the incumbent shall  assist in providing protocol services and ensuring the smooth delivery of services to the Parliament.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute in providing protocol services and advice to the organization and its constituents.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on partner institutions within the Diplomatic Community, such as Governments, missions, delegations, governmental and non-governmental bodies.
  • Receive, evaluate and process requests for diplomatic privileges and immunities and provide related information and advice.
  • Request visas and changes in visa status from the host country;
  • Facilitate the organization of official ceremonies, such as official visits, the signing of protocol agreements, and official social functions, such as receptions and luncheons.
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities, Arts, Public Relations or in a similar field from a recognized university.
  • 2 years of work in the specific area of protocol relevant to job function, organizing events/meetings and conference support in a multi-lateral setting, and/or experience in international travel arrangements, procedures and processes or a related area ;
  • Knowledge of accepted norms, rules and customs of international diplomatic protocol, including practices developed within ECOWAS System or similar international organization;
  • Knowledge of diplomatic and liaison services protocol in a governmental or international organization

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 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 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 interrelates 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.

Eligibility:

  • General Service positions, such as this one, are only open to ECOWAS citizens resident in the host country, in this case, Nigeria.

Salary (Annually)

  • P1 – UA 36,929.06 (USD 58,266.68)
  • P2 – UA 42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA 49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72).

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Librarian / Documentalist

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Librarian/Documentalist, incumbent shall assist in providing, organizing and preserving information materials including documents produced by the Parliament, for reference in Parliamentary work as well as for access by Researchers on ECOWAS activities.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in ensuring the production, preservation and availability of desired documents to meet the needs of all organs of the Parliament;
  • Assist with policies and procedures for the management of the library and documentation of the Parliament;
  • Assist with establishing links with other libraries and international resource centres to facilitate access to scarce sources of information;
  • Assist in encouraging and facilitating the usage of the library by developing information tools on the library collection and facilities, as well as on the ways to access these;
  • Assist from time-to-time on the modernisation and up-dating of the library to take advantage of advances in information technology and diversified forms of research;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Public Administration or any similar field from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of professional working experience in documentation and organizing of parliamentary documents;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS parliamentary process;
  • Demonstrated skills in proofreading and attention to detail.

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 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 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 interrelates 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.

Communication:

  • 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.

Salary (Annual)

  • P1 – UA36,929.06 (USD 58,266.68)
  • P2 – UA42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72)
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Office Aide

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Administrative officer, the incumbent shall be responsible for managing the administrative functions of the office including maintaining paper and electronic files, providing notes and records of meetings, managing office supply inventories and assistance to the Registry.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Establish, maintains and updates filing system for the department; 
  • Receive and record incoming and outgoing mails/circulation and dispatch services; 
  • Retrieve needed information from files; 
  • Seek direction, clarity and accuracy of final copy of document; 
  • Assist in Office management; 
  • Assist in charge of Reprographic services; 
  • Manage office supply inventories;      
  • Answering telephone calls; 
  • Relaying messages; 
  • Receiving guest/visitors; 
  • Responding to inquiries  
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the superiors. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate; 
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience working in an office as an intern, entry level office worker or receptionist; 
  • Practical experience completing simple highly routine clerical and office tasks requiring minimal judgment and limited knowledge of office procedures;  
  • Understanding of processes and procedures of relevance to assigned responsibilities; 
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and apply standard office routines and tasks to complete assigned tasks according to performance expectations.

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 organisational 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  
  • Keeps 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.

Eligibility:

  • General Service positions, such as this one, are only open to ECOWAS citizens resident in the host country, in this case, Nigeria. 

Salary (Annually)

  • G1 – UA 9,535.80 (USD 15,045.59)
  • G2 – UA 11,083.65 (USD 17,487.78)
  • G3 – UA 17,067.59 (USD 26,929.25).

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Opportunities at ECOWAS” should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly, attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: b2p_officeaide@parl.ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email. (Tip: Learn how to write a Professional CV)

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Deadline: April 11, 2022

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