Job Opportunities at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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.

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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 the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Programme Officer, Trade Facilitation

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Trade Facilitation & Development, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting the management and implementation of trade facilitation measures.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the coordination of ECOWAS Trade initiatives.
  • Support the implementation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement and Trade Facilitation related provisions of Agreement of AfCFTA.
  • Contribute to the development of policy recommendations that enhance trade efficiency, reduce costs, and promote economic growth.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments and partners to ensure coordinated and effective program implementation.
  • Collect and analyze trade-related data to identify trends, challenges, and opportunities in cross-border trade and prepare reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Support the development and implementation of trade facilitation tools and instruments.
  • Support the operationalization of Trade Facilitation Committees.
  • Support the formulation of Trade Facilitation related strategies, policies, and measures.
  • Research and prepare analytical and policy reports and studies.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, Law, or Social Sciences or in a similar field from a university of recognized standing.
  • Five (5) years of practical experience in the area of Trade Facilitation.
  • Knowledge of trade facilitation principles and international trade regulations
  • Knowledge of border procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and analyze trade-related data.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder engagement

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated 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 small 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 issues that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval.
  • Ability to utilize the ECOWAS Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information, and resources.
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues as well as temporary or contract employees to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality, and quantity.
  • Demonstrated 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 ECOWAS client service standards.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Demonstrated respect, fairness, and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion.
  • Advanced understanding of diverse cultural views especially within west Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenges bias and to practice tolerance and empathy.
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply sound judgement, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths.
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and sectors (e.g. location, mandate, inter-relationships, programs, services, and occupations).
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services, and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals.
  • Excellent 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.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated operational proficiency in the use of computer in communicating using tools like email, word processing, excel, power point, and social media sites; ability to produce complex spreadsheets, graphics, and charts to communicate trends, conclusions, observations, etc.
  • Ability to makes 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 and in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, either with electronic or print media.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport, to make presentations, express opinions, and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese)
  • Ability to develop and implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals and identify, organize, and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators, and risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

ANNUAL SALARY
UA56,591.37 / USD 89,289.87

Programme Officer (PO) Postal Policy

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Telecoms & Post Policy and Regulation, the PO Postal Policy will ensure the implementation of Community Postal programmes at national and regional levels. He/she will contribute to developing postal policies and strategies as well as creating increased awareness of the digitalization of Postal Services

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes in the Postal Services Master Plan.
  • Coordinate with other directorates of the Commission to ensure alignment of postal policies with the aim of facilitating regional trade and commerce.
  • Supervise activities and studies on Postal projects, analyzes the results and proffers advice on the development of Postal Services in the ECOWAS region.
  • Oversee regional projects for improvement of cross-border mail transmission and money transfers.
  • Promote the modernization of postal services in West Africa, e.g. e-connectivity and introduction of e-products and services
  • Monitor world trends in postal product development and quality improvement
  • Coordinate and follow up postal reform programmes in the region.
  • Assist in developing partnerships with WAPCO, AUC, PAPU and UPU to introduce affordable postal services including remittance services.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Postal and Financial Services, Economics, Law, public administration management or related field
  • A minimum of five years relevant professional experience in the postal sector in planning, management and implementation of postal programmes with substantial period spent in West Africa.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the history, political context and background of the policy area in a sector or field of operation (eg Postal Policy Regulation, etc) to assist in development and use of a sound evidence base policy formulation and implementation
  • Ability to understand and apply approaches, techniques and tools that draw on a wide range of inputs and improve the quality and pace of policy making.
  • Good experience in Postal Policy and Postal Financial system
  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with postal administrations, government officials, professional associations in the postal sector and development partners.
  • Ability to work in team and in a multicultural environment.

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining the organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs mitigates issues and 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 judgment, 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 unbiased 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
UA56,591.37 / USD 89,289.87

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PO, Capacity Support and Best Practices

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Within delegated authority and supervision of the Head of Division, Electoral Assistance, the Programme Officer will be responsible for assisting the Head of Division in the execution of the mandate of the Division.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the development of modules for Election training.
  • Organize workshops, seminars, and conferences for Election experts.
  • Facilitate exchange programmes for Electoral Commissions.
  • Prepare policy papers and talking points for senior ECOWAS Officials on Election fields.
  • Provide substantive inputs into the operational activities of the Division, mainly guiding training sessions during elections observation missions.
  • Assist in preparing statements, talking points, speeches and other documents for the Director of Political Affairs and Regional Cooperation.
  • Participate in discussions and formulation of training modules for Electoral Commissions.
  • Coordinate training of election observers alongside ECOWAS Centers of Excellence.
  • Coordinate and exchange extensively with Directors in charge of training within Electoral Commissions.
  • Carry out administrative functions with the Head of Unit relating to the staffing, planning and budget of electoral operations, and training, including a selection of staff assigned for electoral missions.
  • Carry out any other assigned duty as assigned by the supervisor

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in political science, Development Studies, International Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences, or a related field from a recognised university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in electoral matters
  • Experience in the formulation of operational planning and budgeting of electoral operations.
  • Ability to prepare technical summaries, analytical briefing notes, and reports on political issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peacekeeping operations, including in the field of mediation

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to lead in executing tasks, contacting colleagues and contributors as needed, and making decisions to ensure tasks are completed as expected.
  • 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 the job done, coupled with an ability to influence positive teamwork and cooperation.
  • Ability to lead small teams to carry out semi-routine work, including assigning, training, and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage clients in positive exchanges that establish mutual expectations and understandings and reduce uncertainties and conflicts.
  • Ability to keep a client informed on matters relevant to expectations, establish “bring forward” systems and introduce other procedures/techniques to maintain service standards.
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients/stakeholders.
  • 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 attitudes, 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 everyday workplace practices.
  • 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, correspondence, 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 relevant to own work (e.g. travels, purchases, accounts, meetings, etc.) 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 the latest technology.
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits, and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands basic data management operations.
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem-solving and/or assessment work.
  • Proficiency in communicating orally and in writing in English and French languages.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools such as email, Skype, word processing, excel, social media, etc. and 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 are grammatically correct, follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics, and are formatted per ECOWAS communication standards.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese)
  • Ability to organize information or materials for others, solve minor problems, and check for completeness and compliance with standards or instructions.
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced workplace with frequent interruptions, 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 act before being asked or required to.

PO, Agriculture & Environment X 2

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Analysis, the incumbent shall monitor regional peace and security indicators with a particular focus on political governance, elections, youth bulge, unemployment, gender etc. and analyze and draft early warning reports with recommendations and identify options for response.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review early warning incident and situation reports submitted by the Field Monitors through the ECOWARN platform.
  • Perform quality control on the various data and information for subsequent input to the ECOWARN system.
  • Document early warning information gathered through other networks for incorporation into the early warning reports.
  • Analyze early warning information and produce different early warning reports with recommendations and options for response.
  • Prepare briefing notes and organize daily situation meetings to discuss and identify priority areas for reporting.
  • Collaborate with a network of sectorial analysts contributing efficiently to enhancing the Early Warning Directorate’s capacity in the analysis of the Regional Security Situation on Governance and Human Rights related events/situations.
  • Evaluate and update the Daily Highlight with reference to security in the ECOWAS region and submit to the PPO Analysis for validation.
  • Develop and maintain networks with other experts in the Member States for information collection, verification, analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Humanities Social Sciences, or a similar filed from a recognized University.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in coordination of the operations of the Early Warning Situation Room, monitoring of peace and security indicators with a particular focus on epidemics, pandemics, public health infrastructure etc. with a multilateral or international organization is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS early warning mechanism with particular focus on any of the thematic areas of governance, drug/human trafficking, organized crime, health cyber criminality, migration, and environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, summaries and interpret early warning data accurately, making use of different sources utilizing a working knowledge of relevant data analysis tools.
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively communicate appropriate levels of confidence and uncertainty to support effective decision-making.

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 the 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 the 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 establish mutual expectations, and understanding and reduce 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 judgment 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 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 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 the 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 the 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 a 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 levels.
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and act in a proactive manner.
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Office Manager (Bilingual Secretary)

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director Digital Economy and Post, the Office Manager should play a vital role in the smooth running of the office. From welcoming visitors to the reception of calls, fixing appointments, organizing the schedule of his/her superior, drafting correspondences and filling out documents. He/she should be quite accessible and responsive in the face of competing demands from both internal and external parties.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of the Supervisor’s schedule: Manage the Supervisor’s diary and schedule. Organize and manage appointments, receive and welcomes visitors, make telephone calls, and verify incoming calls to ensure their importance and the possibility to respond or transfer to the supervisor.
  • Administrative Management: Organize meetings, receive, draft, and make follow-up on administrative letters.  Book meeting rooms request and provide supplies to the office.
  • Management of mail and documents: Create a recording system of incoming and outgoing mail and ensure e-archiving and e-filing of documents using ECM software for easy retrieval. Manage documents (incoming and outgoing, filing of letters) and ensure follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval.
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Ms Office, ECM and other Ecolink software when it is possible. Demonstrate ability in word processing in English, French, and/or Portuguese.
  • Assists colleagues with administrative tasks.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • HND or equivalent in Secretarial Studies or Business administration in a related field from a recognized University.
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative Secretarial services including such tasks as the maintenance of personnel and financial records, technical cooperation planning and/or implementation.
  • Understanding of administrative-related policies, procedures, and processes, and ability to recommend suitable office administration-related software and systems to be used.
  • Technical competence and knowledge of computer software in relevant ECM filing systems and correspondence-related procedures, guidelines and processes for preparing and using administrative documents and templates.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions with little supervision.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to provide suggestions based on own observations that will improve the way work is accomplished and confidently lead on their implementation as requested.
  • Ability to support the team by keeping abreast of the team’s initiatives, events and needs, assisting team leaders as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be dependable for results.
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance and to regularly and independently engage in self-assessment activities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain skills and expertise required to perform in the role effectively.
  • Ability to write, read and edit documents in English, French, and/or Portuguese; superior typing/keyboarding skills in all required languages with proficiency in the use of all software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., excel, word processing, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent team building skills with demonstrated group leadership ability to mentor, train, assign and check semi-complex work assignments of subordinates.
  • Excellent work ethic, positivity, motivation, flexibility and problem-solving skills to carry out tasks associated with the position.
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve semi-routine problems and make recommendations to improve the quality/quantity of services to clients;
  • Ardent desire to help others in a variety of circumstances of relevance to own work area and to refer to the appropriate person for further assistance as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in articulating the needs of clients ;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and meet service standards and objectives related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Understands how to access internal resources or services to enhance cultural awareness and actively seeks to improve multicultural skills when interacting with others with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, especially within west Africa.
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand, internalize and develop diversity management skills in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies.
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organizations mandates and its functions, particularly those of own institution/agency.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and work tools.
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards for emailing and other routine tasks and to keep records, and information pertaining to assigned work in accordance with rules and regulations.
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS procedures relevant to tasks and demonstrate understanding of associated systems, processes, rules and/or standards sufficiently to explain their necessity and to identify errors and consequences.
  • Numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data following clear and simple instructions.
  • Ability to be innovative with established procedures with a view of improving performance and/or outputs.
  • Ability to detect and correct errors and to keep accurate records of simple indicators/information.
  • Ability to gather and arrange information and data in a simple and understandable manner.
  • Ability to provide accurate and complete information to supervisor/co-workers/clients as requested, using good judgment, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to use computers with advanced word-processing skills including a working knowledge of spreadsheets, database, inter/intranet, email and social media.
  • Ability to read/listen and understand routine instructions and carry them out with limited supervision.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct written material in at least two out of the three ECOWAS official languages and to have equal verbal language proficiency.
  • Ability to address issues with others in a candid, polite, timely and straightforward 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 organize routine work tasks, to identify solutions to address conflicting priorities or uncertainty in carrying out new or changing tasks.
  • Ability to develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve these goals.
  • Ability to understand and contribute to the team or work unit goals as directed by the supervisor.
  • Ability to work within well-established office practices and balance multiple tasks within set deadlines.

Employee Relations Officer

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Staff Welfare & Employee Services, the incumbent shall be responsible for the development and administration of the employee relations program and employee advocacy, provide advice to management regarding the prevention and resolution of grievances etc to build a positive and engaged work environment. He/She shall manage a range of activities related to employee/labor relations, and grievances, and ensure compliance, fairness, and equity in line with the ECOWAS Staff Regulations.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage relationships with Staff unions & and ensure that the organization’s treatment of staff members is consistent with its core business values and objectives.
  • Handle complaints, managing grievance procedures, and facilitating counseling in conjunction with other stakeholders.
  • Investigate and resolve complex or critical industrial relations issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Collate and analyze employee feedback across all levels regularly and revise people programs and policies to generate more positive outcomes.
  • Educate staff members on employee relations issues and create awareness in line with the staff regulations and Code of Ethics document.
  • Assist the supervisor in developing the employee relations policies and procedures on Grievance, Complaints, and Discipline.
  • Develop and regularly review guidelines in terms of staff administrative concerns.
  • Administer and interpret various labor agreements, administer grievance procedures, and provide labor relations support during negotiations.
  • Facilitate liaison between department managers and staff members.
  • Advice and counsel staff members, managers, and supervisors regarding personnel practices, staff regulations, policy, and employment laws.
  • Guide compliance of all staff members in the staff regulations.
  • Administer the equal employment opportunity.
  • Maintain a database to monitor and track all employee relations cases.
  • Collate employee relations information including investigation reports, and disciplinary notes of the Commission and provide reports as required.
  • Investigate and prepare documents for all Employee Relations cases and procedures for the Committee.
  • Administer grievance, disciplinary, or any other employee relations meeting when required.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Employee and Industrial Relations, Law, Human Resources, Social Sciences, or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in Industrial Relations in a private/public sector or international organizations.
  • Experience in the practice of Labor Law Management.
  • Knowledge of HR Management best practices.
  • Experience in employee relations or industrial relations.
  • Experience in dealing with unions.
  • Strong knowledge of HR policies & procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Knowledge of human resources management operations including training, recruitment, performance management, change management, manpower planning, salary policy, pension administration, employee terms and conditions of employment, monitoring, analytics, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Staff Regulations, directives, and policies of relevance to the execution of duties associated with the position.
  • Cognitive knowledge of database creation and management, and use of specialized computer systems and programs for operationalizing a variety of HR business processes and reports.

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 unbiased 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/program 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.

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Program Officer – Benefits Officer

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Administer staff benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  • Assists with new-hire orientations on benefit matters.
  • Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
  • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from Staff Members on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes, and other general inquiries.
  • Evaluate and compare existing benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information.
  • Participate in industry surveys. Analyze results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain the Commission’s competitive position in the labor market.
  • In collaboration with the line supervisor, obtain uniform benefit package for all institutions and agencies where possible.
  • Work with line supervisor to recommend classes of eligible employees for new or modified plans.
  • Prepare announcement materials, plan summary documents, and other media for communicating plans to employees.
  • Recommend and counsel management and employees on existing benefits.
  • Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements, and insurance policies.
  • Ensure prompt and accurate compliance of all approved benefits to staff members.
  • Assist in the development of organizations bargaining proposals for employee benefits and analyze benefits demands.
  • Ensure compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement, Pension Act etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources Management, Employee and Labour Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in a private/public sector or international organizations.
  • Knowledge of HR Management best practices.
  • Knowledge of human resources management operations including compensation and benefits salary policy, pension administration, employee terms and conditions of employment, monitoring, analytics, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Staff Regulations, directives, and policies of relevance to the execution of duties associated with the position.
  • Knowledge of database creation and management, and use of specialized computer systems and programs for operationalizing a variety of HR business processes and reports.
  • Practical Knowledge of ERPs such as SAP will be an added 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 the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs, 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 unbiased 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 and 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.

Accounting Assistant

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Accountant – Disbursements, the incumbent shall undertake the activities assigned in accounting as stated in the roles and responsibilities below.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Assist in the year end closing of accounts and preparation of the Directorate Budgets.
  • Monthly exports and review of the trial balance of the year in review and note areas with issues.
  • Assist in 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 in liaising 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.
  • Receive vendor invoices, scan/import the images, verify data extraction is accurate, and route the documents into electronic workflow for processing.
  • Verify and post scanned invoices using appropriate transaction codes in SAP.
  • Identify and prevent duplicate invoice processing.
  • Identify missing vendor workflow and initiate the vendor create process.
  • Process invoices in accordance with SAP requirements and ECOWAS financial policies and procedures.
  • Obtain and attach additional documentation as required for special expenditures including capital expenses.
  • Monitor opportunities to optimize timing of payments, based on payment terms.
  • Process disbursements in accordance with schedule.
  • Reconcile supplier statements and monitor vendor account balances.
  • Enter and post cash receipts into accounting software system (SAP) using the appropriate transaction codes.
  • Post all payments made or received by wire transfer timely and accurately.
  • Prepare accurate bank reconciliation statements on a monthly and timely basis.
  • Respond to internal and external (vendor) inquiries in a timely and in a professional manner.
  • Assist in resolving invoice discrepancies with the vendor.
  • Process payable documents for donations in accordance with their legal and compliance policies.
  • Process and release cheques for related invoices and claims promptly.
  • Verify outgoing checks for accuracy.
  • Assist in the archiving of department documentation.
  • Process staff expense claim and travel return forms in a timely manner.
  • Provide general filing and administrative support to the finance department.
  • Assist in maintaining detailed records of budget estimates, obligations, and available balances, producing forecasts of expenditure; reconcile divisional accounts with central accounts.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Brevet deTechnicien Superior (BTS)/ Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or its equivalent in Finance, Accounting or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Five (5) years of progressively more responsible work experience in Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, or related area.
  • Demonstrated professional competence to extract, interpret, and analyze a wide variety of accounting data and to resolve data discrepancies and other problems.
  • Knowledge of transactional based accounting activities such as budgeting, payroll, vendor claims processing, reconciliation, and financial reporting as related to assigned responsibilities.

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 teamwork, 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, and 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 with 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.
  • 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 tasks 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 focus on the most important steps first.
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout the 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.

Programme Officer, Women, Peace & Security & Civil Society

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer Human Security and Civil Society Organization, the incumbent shall ensure the effective implementation of programs in relation to mainstreaming gender in security sector reform and governance, conflict prevention and peacebuilding (including community peace initiatives), implementation of an ECOWAS Protection framework for persons especially vulnerable to specific criminal victimization etc. The Officer will also provide support to the Principal Program Officer in ensuring that routine services and activities are properly implemented.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement ECOWAS initiatives in relation to Women, Peace and Security including integrating gender into Security Sector Reform, Human Rights and Governance.
  • Coordinate actions aimed at promoting full engagement of women in the political and economic spheres; Specifically in Elections, Mediation, SALW and Peace Keeping Operations – Civilian and Military and Regional Security related matters.
  • Develop and implement initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of violence against women.
  • Implement activities addressing underlying socio-economic problems, including women’s access to health and education, food security, and global problems such as climate change.
  • Prepare reports and analytical documents on sensitive and crucial issues which are of concern to the Division.
  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Peace and Security action program.
  • Develop policies to strengthen local organizations dealing with issues relating to women peace and security.
  • Coordinate implementation of programs with partners on mainstreaming women peace and security and gender into emergency response and peacebuilding.
  • Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on WPS to coherence and alignment of ECOWAS programmes with other partners in the Member States.
  • Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in women’s peace and security.
  • Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts.
  • Perform any task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) Law, International Relations, Gender studies, Sociology, Economics, or Social Science or related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of experience in Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Preparedness, Crisis/Emergency Relief Management, Rehabilitation, Development, or other related areas.
  • Technical analytical capacity and in particular the ability to conduct research, including the ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess the impact on the humanitarian rights situation in an assigned country/area.
  • Ability to analyse and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues that require a coordinated response, and contribute to the formulation of options and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining the organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs mitigates issues and 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 judgment, 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 unbiased 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.

Programme Officer Labour Migration

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Social Affairs, the incumbent shall be responsible for the formulation and implementation of programmes aimed at ensuring effective governance of labour migration in the region. The position will provide technical guidance on regional labour migration issues based on the four cardinal principles of labour migration.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote the implementation of viable and comprehensive labour migration policies developed in coherence across various sectors such as employment, migration, and education and overall development.
  • Support the analyses of laws and regulatory frameworks based on international human rights including labour rights.
  • Improve labour market institutions responsible for labour migration governance.
  • Promote engagement with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
  • Increase Social Dialogue and tripartism in the ECOWAS region.
  • Develop and implement Policy recommendations on Labour Migration.
  • Generate periodic reports on Labour migration governance in the region.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Law, International Relations, Gender studies, Sociology, Economics, or Social Science or a related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of experience in Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Preparedness, Crisis/Emergency Relief Management, Rehabilitation, Development, or other related area.
  • Technical analytical capacity and in particular the ability to conduct research, including the ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area.
  • Ability to analyse and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated response, and contribute to the formulation of options and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.

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 install a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs mitigates issues and 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 unbiased 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 early 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.

Programme Officer, Capacity Building, Private Sector and Coordination

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer, the Officer will collaborate with the humanitarian and disaster management team to take implementation and coordination role in designing and implementing programmes on need assessment, emergency response, humanitarian capacity building, innovation and influencing. He/she will provide technical and implementation support to formulate advocacy in delivering cash transfer program, in good linkage with Resilience and Social Protection work, influence on relevant ministry and private sector and other humanitarian actors including private sector.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure coordination with the private sector in relevant interventions along the entire spectrum of the disaster management cycle.
  • Manage the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) and resource mobilization.
  • Coordinate the implementation of flash appeals and coordination with United Nations Emergency Funds and other resources.
  • Capacity to lead Cash transfer programme/project to address humanitarian action and needs of the disaster-affected population.
  • Coordinate Internal Coordination Mechanism within ECOWAS, Secretariat for GECEAO with the GECEAO serving as the coordination function with Member States and operating a peer review and reporting system based on annual reporting, synthesis and technical monitoring and evaluation of capacities and implementation; and the IASC.
  • Lead on capacity building (a broad capacity building program including at the level of TTP’s – tactics, techniques and procedures; mainly EERT driven, operational, strategy and institutional/policy i.e. application of the National Disaster Management Agency etc.); Integrate capacity building also in areas such as humanitarian response to environmental emergencies, application of the Humanitarian Handbook, including integration into training curricula, collaboration with tertiary institutions etc.
  • Ensure effective communications with stakeholders, advocacy and knowledge management and sharing.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in International Humanitarian Action/Affairs, International Relations, International Development, Sociology, Economics, or Social Science or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years’ experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or another related area.
  • Technical analytical capacity and in particular the ability to conduct research, including the ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess the impact on the humanitarian rights situation in an assigned country/area.
  • Ability to analyse and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues that require a coordinated response, and contribute to the formulation of options and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 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 unbiased 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 with 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 innovative 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 committee.
  • 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.

PO, Human Rights

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Democracy & Good Governance Division, the officer’s main tasks and responsibilities will be to support the work of the Division in promoting the human rights and rule of law agenda in ECOWAS Member States as articulated in the Supplementary Protocol.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the liaison, coordination, and follow-up of activities of the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and the secretariat of the regional network, make recommendations for improvements on all human rights activities in the sub-region, governments, national institutions, other regional organizations.
  • Assist in organizing sub-regional training and information activities for ECOWAS staff and for Government officials, law enforcement officials, military, lawyers and judges, members of parliament, educators, media, and NGOs.
  • Collaborate in developing joint human rights initiatives with the other REC’s, UNDP, UNESCO and other agencies, and coordinate ECOWAS cooperation activities with them and other multi- and bilateral actors, including donor Governments and NGOs.
  • Participate as a resource person in human rights seminars, workshops and other fora organized in the sub-region.
  • Provide support for the formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of national technical cooperation projects in the sub-region.
  • Provide information on ECOWAS human rights standards and their domestic application to the Governments in the sub-region and other various partners in technical cooperation.
  • Represent, as appropriate, ECOWAS in various meetings, consultations, negotiations with the Governments in the sub-region.
  • Assist the Head of the Division in reporting on the activities of the Division.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required and assigned by the supervisor.
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Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in law, Human Rights, Political Science, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or any other discipline related to human rights from a university of recognized standing.
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in dealing with Protection and Promotion activities in the field of Human Rights.
  • Experience working with international Human Rights standards, instruments, and mechanisms.
  • Knowledge and expertise of gender and women’s rights issues would be an asset. Management and leadership experience is required.
  • knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Human Rights and Rule of Law.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to lead in the execution of tasks, contacting colleagues and contributors as needed making decisions to ensure tasks are completed as expected.
  • 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 lead small 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 and understandings and reduces uncertainties and conflicts.
  • Ability to keep a client 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/stakeholders.
  • 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 everyday workplace practices.
  • 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, correspondence, 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 (e.g. travels, purchases, accounts, meetings, etc.) 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 basic data management operations.
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment work.
  • Proficiency communicating orally and in writing in any of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools such as email, Skype, word processing, excel, social media, etc. and to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports, and other documents.
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise document to ensure documents are grammatically correct, follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance with ECOWAS communication standards.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Ability to organize information or materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards or 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 act before being asked or required to.

Programme Officer, Migration

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Border Management and Migration, the incumbent will assist in the development of strategies and programs related to the Migration.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Principal Programme Officer, Migration in implementing the ECOWAS Common Approach in Migration.
  • Assist in implementing new policies on Migration.
  • Assist in all matters relating to Migration.
  • Analyse current migration issues and other related matters and advice the Principal Programme Officer, Migration, accordingly.
  • Prepare reports and analytical papers on sensitive and important issues of concern to the Principal Programme Officer, Border Management and Migration; participate in the preparation of annual reports.
  • Draft letters, background documents, speeches, and other correspondence for the Supervisor.
  •  Provide up-to-date information to the Supervisor, particularly on migration at national or regional level, and put forward recommendations on the measures to be taken.
  •  Develop plans and participate in implementation activities; and
  •  Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned by the Principal Programme Officer/Social Affairs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, Sociology, History, Law or Political Science from a university of recognized standing.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in Regional Integration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of West-African regional West African migrations and migration policies protocol on free movement, the Right of Residence and Establishment and boundary delineation and demarcation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in collect and data analysis.
  • Proven knowledge of information and public relations.

AGE LIMIT

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

KEY ECOWAS 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

Program Officer Internet and Cybersecurity

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Description & Requirements:
  • The Program Officer Internet and Cybersecurity will work under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer Internet, Cybersecurity & e-Applications to promote the development of internet use and services as well as conduct activities towards the securing the ECOWAS cyberspace.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct projects and initiatives aimed at fostering the development of Internet and the fight against cybercrime.
  • Promote affordable Internet access and services in the ECOWAS region.
  • Contribute to the implementation of ECOWAS cybersecurity agenda.
  • Contribute to the definition of needs and requirements from Member States in the region on Cybersecurity and cybercrime.
  • Prepare related assessment reports in order to ensure that needs of Member States are well identified in terms of Cybersecurity and cybercrime.
  • Follow the evolution of major trends in regulatory, policy and legislation in the areas of responsibility (Internet and Cybersecurity)
  • Analyse, identify internet policy and regulatory issues, requiring the attention of the ECOWAS region.
  • Conduct the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) and coordinate the Internet Governance position for West Africa for adoption by Member States governments.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Systems Analysis & Design, Information Systems Management, or any related ICT field from a university of recognized standing
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field, specifically in relation to ICT applications and Internet
  • Knowledge and practical experience in managing data base, projects planning, web design, development, implementation and maintenance of information and communication technologies.
  • good knowledge of International Organization ICT infrastructure and its strategy as it relates to user area(s);
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the design, development, management, implementation, and maintenance of complex web projects using web content management systems and technologies.
  • Knowledge of relevant high-level web programming languages (PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, etc.) and programming skills, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems (MS-SQL/MySQL), web platforms (Linux/Apache/Windows), scripting (JavaScript, jQuery, Perl, Linux shell scripts) and query languages
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to document problems.
  • Effective time management skills and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Ability to draft precise and complete analytical reports.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively all at levels of a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining the organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs mitigates issues and 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 judgment, 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 unbiased 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.

Programme Officer Inter-Institutional Cooperation

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Institutional Cooperation & National Coordination Committees Support, the incumbent is responsible for the follow-up on the coordination and cooperation with the National Coordination Committees, other institutional organ of the ECOWAS Multilateral Surveillance, Technical Partners and other regional organization involved in Multilateral Surveillance.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure follow-up on the operations of the National Coordinating Committees and other institutional organs of the ECOWAS Multilateral Surveillance Mechanism.
  • Ensure follow-up on collaboration and cooperation with other regional organizations and technical partners involved in multilateral surveillance mechanism.
  • Collates and analyze the national economic and financial reports of the National Coordinating Committees.
  • Draw up bi-annual implementation reports of multilateral surveillance.
  • Drafting of quarterly and annual Monitoring and Evaluation reports.
  • All other tasks as assigned by superior officers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics, Public Finance Management from a university of recognized standing.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in Public Finance Management, economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area.
  • Knowledge of economic theories and their application
  • Good knowledge of principles and operational provisions as well as excellent experience in multilateral surveillance programmes.
  • Proven working experience in the formulation and implementation of economic and financial reports.
  • Proven experience in drawing up a multilateral surveillance report.
  • Proven experience in the use of forecasting and macroeconomic analysis tools.

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 the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs, 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 unbiased 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 and 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.

PO, Institutional Framework

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Description & Requirements:
  • Within delegated authority and supervision of the Head of Division, Electoral Assistance, the Programme Officer will be responsible for assisting the Head of Division in the execution of the mandate of the Division

Role and Responsibilities

  • Participate in discussions and formulating political and technical strategies in electoral fields.
  • Support the Head of the Division planning and executing ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact-Finding Missions logistics.
  • Coordinate and arrange logistics for the region’s ECOWAS Election Observation Missions (Long and Short-Terms).
  • Provide analytical reports on electoral matters.
  • Prepare policy papers and talking points for senior ECOWAS officials as required.
  • Meet regularly with the Directorate of Political Affairs counterparts to plan electoral projects and review activities.
  • Support the Head of the Division in planning and executing all ECOWAS After Action Reviews on election-related matters.
  • Provide substantive input for formulating an operational plan for electoral field presence.
  • Make recommendations on actions to be taken and participate in discussions regarding electoral matters and democratisation.
  • Make contacts with other organizations and provide suggestions and recommendations on electoral issues as appropriate.
  • Manage and supervise electoral projects being implemented in the countries.
  • Carry out administrative functions relating to the staffing, planning, and budget of electoral operations with the Head of Division, including selecting staff assigned to electoral missions.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in political science, Development Studies, International Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in electoral matters
  • Experience in formulating operational planning and budgeting of electoral operations.
  • Ability to prepare technical summaries, analytical briefing notes, and reports on political issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peacekeeping operations, including in the field of mediation

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to lead in executing tasks, contacting colleagues and contributors as needed, and making decisions to ensure tasks are completed as expected.
  • 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 the job done, coupled with an ability to influence positive teamwork and cooperation.
  • Ability to lead small teams to carry out semi-routine work, including assigning, training, and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients in positive exchanges that establish mutual expectations and understandings and reduce uncertainties and conflicts.
  • Ability to keep a client informed on matters relevant to expectations, establish “bring forward” systems and introduce other procedures/techniques to maintain service standards.
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients/stakeholders.
  • 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 attitudes, 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 everyday workplace practices.
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, and 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 related to assigned responsibilities and information systems.
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, 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 relevant to own work (e.g. travels, purchases, accounts, meetings, etc.) 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 the latest technology.
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands basic data management operations.
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem-solving and/or assessment work.
  • Proficiency in communicating orally and in writing in English and French languages.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools such as email, Skype, word processing, excel, social media, etc. and 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 are grammatically correct, follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics, and are formatted under ECOWAS communication standards.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese)
  • Ability to organize information or materials for others, solve minor problems, and check for completeness and compliance with standards or instructions.
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced workplace with frequent interruptions, 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 act before being asked or required to.

Programme Officer, Head of Observatory

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Humanitarian Affairs, the incumbent shall support the ECOWAS Commission in coordinating multi-hazard early warning and action, data collection, analysis and reporting periodically in consultation with the Member States, Regional Climate Centers, River Basin Organizations, and CLIMDEV Centers. He/She will contribute to develop and operationalize the regional multi-hazard early warning and early action systems for disaster monitoring and humanitarian actions.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and collect periodic early warning data (weekly and monthly), analyse and report in time.
  • Document reliable early warning information needed for planning and development of emergency mitigation and preparedness strategies emergency response concept note development.
  • Ensure effective risk identification and analysis, risk profiling and compiling and managing a database of risks and management of knowledge.
  • Produce reports and warnings (daily reports, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and prospective/thematic) etc.
  • Coordinate and facilitate capacity building of scientific warning institutions e.g., ACMAD, AGRHYMET, seismological services etc.
  • Manage personnel, conduct over-watch, and issue reports and warnings. He/she is also to liaise with Member States’ regional agencies and ECOWAS Directorates including Environment, Science and Technology, Early Warning, Agriculture, the ECOWAS Emergency Response Team, and other relevant Directorates, for information sharing and synergy.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) Disaster Risk Management, Information Technology Agriculture, GIS, Gender Studies Humanitarian Studies, Sociology, Economics, Social Science, International Studies, Health Sciences and Public Health from a recognized University.
  • 7 years of professional experience in socio-economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or related field.
  • Demonstrates professional skill in computer, information technology, technical project report writing and policy briefs on topical issues.
  • Proven knowledge of programmes on disaster risk reduction and climate change, as well as mapping and capacity assessment of specialized institutions in ECOWAS region.
  • Knowledge of the work of ECOWAS expertise in the field of human rights, international relations and/or women’s rights, together with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practices related to gender issues, particularly gender mainstreaming.

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, exploring their potential, motivate and guiding 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 the 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 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, bottlenecks, and time constraints affecting the quality and quantity of client services.
  • Ability to anticipate growing client needs and expectations to continuously improve quality, timelines, and service delivery and address 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/modelling behaviours 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 by 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 programme 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 programme 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 re-evaluate 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/programme; 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 the appropriate methodology to discover or identify policy issues and resource concerns.
  • Ability to evaluate, incorporate, and communicate the latest developments in specialty area using institution/agency guidelines and criteria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of internal planning cycles and ability to contribute to the development and to implement Community-wide or institutional policy by determining the target audience, building coalitions with the appropriate population, and monitor progress.
  • 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 programme and/or project needs, adjusting 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.

Programme Officer External And Monetary Sector

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Multilateral Surveillance, the incumbent will be responsible for the review, analysis and drafting of ECOWAS Macroeconomic Convergence reports, ECOWAS Interim and Annual Reports and all other policy documents of multilateral surveillance, with reference on External and Monetary Sectors.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure follow-up of activities in the real and government sectors of the national economies.
  • Ensure follow-up on harmonization on economic and financial policies of Members States, especially as it relate to External and Monetary sectors.
  • Analysis and report on economic performance of Member States.
  • Follow-up on various fiscal operations of member states, and evaluation of their economic performance based on approved macroeconomic convergence criteria.
  • Participate in the preparation of ECOWASS bi-annual Macroeconomic Convergence Reports and review of the reports of the National Coordination Committees with particular focus on External and Monetary Sectors.
  • Follow-up on the implementation and updating of ECOMAC database with respect to External and Monetary Sector.
  • Execute all tasks as required by superior officers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics and Statistics from a university of recognized standing.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area; including the application economics principles, concepts and methods to macroeconomic development issues
  • Good knowledge of principles and operational provisions as well as excellent experience in multilateral surveillance programmes.
  • Strong knowledge of macroeconomic theory and policy debates on current issues pertaining to national and international public and private sector, and financial resource mobilization for development, including illicit financial flows.
  • An understanding of/and ability to conduct independent research on economic topics including international financial markets, and structural transformation in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of economic issues, international policy-making processes and ECOWAS intergovernmental processes in the area of financing for development.
  • Proven working experience in the formulation and implementation of external and monetary sectors policies.
  • Proven experience in drawing up a multilateral surveillance report.
  • Proven experience in the use of forecasting and macroeconomic analysis tools.

AGE LIMIT

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

KEY ECOWAS 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

Environment and Natural Resources

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Technical Operations Division, the incumbent is responsible for the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. He/she prepares the technical files required for decision-making at regional level, in terms of sustainable management of the environment and natural resources and will lead the “Network of national structures for sustainable management of the environment and natural resources” of the 15 ECOWAS member states.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements or supervises the implementation of capacity-building programs for regional players in environment and natural resources projects and programs.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of capacity-building curricula for regional players in environment and natural resources projects and programs.
  • Implements environment and natural resources projects and programs at regional and national levels.
  • Analyzes environmental and natural resource project applications from regional and national stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the drafting of guidelines for calls for project proposals.
  • Participates in the selection process for projects resulting from calls for proposals.
  • Prepares technical reports on environment and natural resources projects and programs.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences or related fields from a university of recognized standing.
  • Five (5) years of relevant professional responsible experience dealing with environment issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to corporate sustainability and environment.
  • Proven experience in technical guidance, situation analysis and environmental impact assessments.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • 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 the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs, 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 unbiased 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 and 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.

Programme Officer Data Management

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer, Statistical Harmonization and Data management, the incumbent shall work on the production of all regional frameworks and create all relevant regional databases for management and publication of quality harmonized statistics.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the development of regional frameworks for regional statistics.
  • Contribute to the development of regional databases.
  • Collecting, processing, publishing, and disseminating statistics, and responding to user requirements.
  • Perform data quality and consistency control on statistics and contributing to development of statistics in the region.
  • Advise ECOWAS Member States on data quality issues.
  • Participate in databases creation, facilitating access to relevant databases and updating statistics databases.
  • Perform data analysis and reporting, using sound statistical tools.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.
  • Prepare statistical publication.
  • Training of member States Statisticians in data analysis and database management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, or any related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years’ experience in statistics, managing, publishing, and disseminating data.
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use all sources of reference and information to conduct complex research and analyse data.
  • Knowledge of data management and statistical harmonization methodologies.
  • knowledge of design and implementation of database and data dissemination computer systems and software.
  • 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 availability of professional publications.
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to the collection and management of statistical information.
  • Ability to analyse statistical data and make report for decision making.

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 the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs, 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 unbiased 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 and 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.

Program Officer, Crime and Criminality Security

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Program Officer, Crime and Criminality Security, the incumbent shall be required to monitor regional peace and security indicators with particular focus on drug/human trafficking, organized crime, cyber criminality, migration etc. and analyze and draft early warning reports with recommendations and identify options for response.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with the network of sectorial analysts contribute efficiently in enhancing the Early Warning Directorate’s capacity in the analysis of the Regional Security Situation on Crime and Criminality related events/situations;
  • Review early warning incident and situation reports submitted by the Field Monitors through the ECOWARN platform.
  • Perform quality control on the various data and information for subsequent input to the ECOWARN system.
  • Document early warning information gathered through other networks for incorporation into the early warning reports.
  • Analyse early warning information and produce different early warning reports with recommendations and options for response.
  • Prepare briefing notes and organize daily situation meetings to discuss and identify priority areas for reporting.
  • Evaluate and update the Daily Highlight with reference to security in the ECOWAS region and submit to the PPO Analysis for validation.
  • Develop and maintain networks with other experts in the Member States for information collection, verification, analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Administration, International Relations, Sociology, Social Finance, or a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Three (3) years of work experience in the analysis of sectorial early warning indicators.
  • knowledge of ECOWAS Conflict Analysis Framework, Early Warning Mechanisms of ECOWAS and those of the African Union and other Regional Economic Communities.
  • proven experience in producing Country Risk and Vulnerabilities Assessments.

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • ability to respect the 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 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 unbiased 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 with 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 innovative 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.

Programme Officer Convergence And Ecowas Report

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Institutional Cooperation & National Coordination Committees Support, the incumbent is responsible for the follow-up on the coordination and drafting of the ECOWAS Macroeconomic Convergence and ECOWAS Interim and Annual Reports.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordination and drafting of the ECOWAS Macroeconomic Convergence and ECOWAS Interim and Annual Reports
  • Ensure planning, programming, and implementation of programme activities of the directorate.
  • All other tasks as assigned by superior officers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Finance Management from a university of recognized standing.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Public Finance Management, budgeting and procurement, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area.
  • Good knowledge of principles and operational provisions as well as excellent experience in multilateral surveillance programmes.
  • Proven working experience in the formulation and implementation of economic and financial reports.
  • Proven experience in drawing up a multilateral surveillance report.
  • Proven experience in the use of forecasting and macroeconomic analysis tools

AGE LIMIT

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

KEY ECOWAS 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

Training Officer

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Training Officer (P3/P4), the incumbent shall identify the training needs of staff, and assist in the development/organization of training programmes to meet those needs. He/She shall also monitor and facilitate knowledge acquisition and reporting on the effectiveness of training programmes and interventions in accomplishing the long-term skills developmental goals and objectives.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with the Training Officer and HOD Career Management, liaise with Directorates to identify training needs and gaps in employee skills.
  • Conduct regular assessments to determine the training requirements for different jobs.
  • Assist in the design and development of training programs that align with ECOWAS Institutions goals and objectives.
  • Create engaging and interactive training materials, including presentations, manuals, and multimedia content roles.
  • Assist in conducting training sessions for employees using a variety of instructional techniques and formats.
  • Assist in implementing evaluation mechanisms to assess the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Gather feedback from participants and stakeholders to continuously improve training content and delivery methods.
  • Explore and integrate innovative technologies to enhance the delivery and accessibility of training materials.
  • Utilize learning management systems (LMS) to track employee progress and manage training documentation. Ensure that training programs comply with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date training records, including attendance, evaluations, and certifications.
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Maintain the training information and record-keeping system and respond to queries from staff and training providers.
  • Ensure reports, correspondence documentation, and information are recorded, processed, and maintained by administrative procedures.
  • Support the submission of relevant reports, Workplace Skills Plans, and Annual Training Reports.
  • Contact attendees and Department representatives about training programs.
  • Maintain a database of all training and facilitators.
  • Schedule the appropriate classroom and prepare the physical setup, including any audiovisual equipment for training, etc.
  • Prepare and distribute training aids such as instructional material, handouts, evaluation forms, and visual aids.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and advancements in training methodologies.
  • Assist in organizing orientations for new employees and additional presentations when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources Management, Training and Development, Business Administration, or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in human resources and training management in a private/public sector or international organizations.
  • Technical knowledge of human resources management in a private/ public sector or international organization.
  • Knowledge of development and design of outcomes based on training material.
  • Knowledge of HR Management best practices.
  • Experience and knowledge of e-learning.
  • Experience in Training Curriculum Development and design.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management System.
  • Strong knowledge of instructional design principles and adult learning theories.
  • Knowledge of Staff Regulations, directives, and policies of relevance to the execution of duties associated with the position.
  •  Knowledge of routine human resources, business processes including data entry, data verification, drafting, report generation and record-keeping procedures.
  • Practical Knowledge of ERPs such as SAP will be an added advantage.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in the execution of tasks, contacting colleagues and contributors as needed making decisions to ensure tasks are completed as expected.
  • 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 lead small 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 and understandings and reduces uncertainties and conflicts.
  • Ability to keep a client 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/stakeholders.
  • 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 everyday workplace practices.
  • 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, correspondence, 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 (e.g. travels, purchases, accounts, meetings, etc.) 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 basic data management operations.
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment work.
  • Proficiency communicating orally and in writing in English and French languages.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools such as email, Skype, word processing, excel, social media, etc. and to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports, and other documents.
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise document to ensure documents are grammatically correct, follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance with ECOWAS communication standards.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Ability to organize information or materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards or 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 act before being asked or required to.

Staff Welfare Officer (In-house Doctor)

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Staff Welfare & Employee Services, the incumbent is responsible for the development, coordination, and management of medical cases, models, and health services outcome studies. The incumbent is also responsible for examining, diagnosing, and treating ECOWAS patients and applying medical knowledge and skills in diagnosing, preventing, and management of diseases.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Medical duties

  • Liaise with other clinics, host country medical facilities, and overseas medical facilities to coordinate medical evacuations where applicable.
  • Responsible for all documentation and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with    ECOWAS rules and procedures.
  • Ensure that medical reports are kept strictly confidential.
  • Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies at all times; and at ECOWAS duty stations.
  •  Initiate procurement and recommend the purchase of vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment for the In-house Clinic and ensure that the inventory is kept up to date.
  • Maintain medical records of all ECOWAS staff and advise staff on preventive health measures;
  • Lead in the  selection of retainer hospitals/clinics for staff use.
  • Carry our periodic assessment/visit to all ECOWAS retainer hospitals/clinics;
  • Ensure best price negotiations with retainer hospital for cost saving to the Commission while ensuring quality care services.
  • Serve as counsel to the Commission in the periodic negotiations with retainer hospitals/clinics on service charges.
  • Verify and vet all medical bills forwarded to the Commission by retainer hospitals/clinics against negotiated rates.
  • Facilitate cooperation between management and workers in instigating, developing and carrying out measures designed to ensure staff health and safety at work.
  • Assist in developing standards, rules, and policies or procedures for staff health and safety.
  • Oversee the day-to-day administrative running of the clinic.
  • Conduct surveys on staff health status, health behaviour, and health systems with a view of identifying gaps, providing solutions and entrenching medical best practices in ECOWAS.
  • Coordinating the development and promotion of strategies by organizing promotional health talks and preventive health programmes for ECOWAS staff.
  • Ensure regular reporting on clinic activities and other statistical information required;
  • Serve as Secretary to the Medical Board.
  • Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as trauma support and management and advanced care.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the clinic daily.
  • On-call availability during and outside office hours to examine and treat emergencies brought to his/her attention.
  • Responsible for pre-service and  annual periodic medical examinations for all ECOWAS staff members.
  • Analyze cases referred by providers of healthcare, review vendors and medical claims resulting from hospital visits and for potential medical case management interventions.
  • Manage the In-house Clinic and provide medical services to all ECOWAS staff and accredited Stakeholders and their dependents who are entitled to receive such medical services.
  • Provide emergency services at any time the need arises.
  • Provide out-of-clinic medical services at ECOWAS organized events.
  • Monitor treatment received by staff from retainer hospitals who are diagnosed with serious illness or are on admission in the said retainer hospitals/clinics.
  • Provide promotional and preventive health services to staff and dependents
  • Supervise the sports and wellness programme of the Commission.
  • Maintain good relationships with retainer hospitals and clinics.
  • Make prompt referrals on behalf of staff to retainer hospitals/clinics, where the In-house Clinic cannot address the ailments of staff.
  • Ensure easy accessibility and availability of healthcare services  to staff at all times.
  • Ensure healthcare services are within reach to all staff and dependants residents in Abuja by organizing periodic audits of selected retainer hospitals/clinics, and ensure the hospitals have updated state-of-the-art medical facilities.
  • Establish and maintain close and effective relationships; and collaboration with ECOWAS healthcare retainers by organizing periodic stakeholders’ forums.
  • Organize medical evacuation of staff whenever the need arises
  • Organize repatriation of staff remains where required.
  • Advise management on matters relating to health and follow-up;
  • Provide domiciliary medical services to staff members and their dependents whenever the need arises ;
  • Provide medical services to delegates during ECOWAS Statutory meetings;
  • Perform other duties assigned.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Medical Degree from a recognized University.
  • A medical license and board certification to practice medicine.
  • Seven (7) or more years in clinical medicine and hospital administration.
  • Experience in Tropical medicine.
  • Experience in Surgery, Resuscitation (ICU) and Anesthesia.
  • Experience with managing retainership agreement with hospital and professional knowledge of clinical management including policies, practices, and processes in medicine.
  • Demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of medicine use of specialized state- of -the- art medical and computer systems.
  • Sound knowledge of and technical savvy to draft documents such as medical contract agreements, etc.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of relevant medical, and employment laws, rules, regulations, and principles with a deep understanding of opportunities and challenges unique to public sector management and international organizations.
  • Knowledge of change management and organizational development in public health, preferably in diversified and geographically dispersed public-sector and/or international organizations.
  • Ability to lead policy and program development initiatives, carry out consultations, produce options, and research impacts/risks.

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 them and guide them.
  • Organizes and leads cross-divisional work group in developing creative solutions to address problems and or leads a small group of entry level professionals and administrative support staff.
  • Well-developed 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 employees and provides timely and consistent feedback regarding technical proficiency and effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of project management at the level usually acquired from a certification in Project Management (e.g. Prince2 or Project Management Professional PMP).
  • Ability to consider the impact of a shift in programmatic direction to the needs of internal and external client.
  • 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.
  • Well-developed 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, and timelines and service delivery; addressing client questions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate openly with clients/stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and issues requiring attention/resolutions.
  • Excellent judgement and ability to implement programmatic changes in a manner that ensures a bias-free work environment and fair and equitable application to new rules/regulations.
  • Demonstrated 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 build value from leveraging diverse capabilities and inputs from various cultures, staff and clients.
  • 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and how the different organs relate to each other, particularly as it relates to own work sector/programs.
  • Broad knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework with a sound knowledge of approaches to policy and program development as well as project management normally acquired through certification.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the rules, processes and procedures of ECOWAS, of pertinence to tasks related to own position.
  • Broad knowledge of member states trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to sector/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 sources and disseminates it to others in a logical.
  • Ability to apply appropriate methodology to discover or identify policy issues and resource concerns.
  • Ability to evaluate, incorporate, and communicate the latest developments in specialty area (i.e. in specific sector or program area) using institution/agency guidelines and criteria.
  • Well-developed 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 such as email, word processing, excel, power point, collaborative software, graphic software.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, either with electronic or print media.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Good knowledge of internal planning cycles and ability to contribute to the development and to implement Community-wide or institution policy by determining target audience, building coalitions with the appropriate population, and monitor progress.
  • Ability to considers 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 sound and achievable plans.
  • Ability to conduct meetings with staff, stakeholders, colleagues and others to ascertain of 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 implements guidelines, tools and templates to accommodate new or revised programmes and services.

Senior HR Assistant Data Management

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Employee Data Management & Reporting Officer, the incumbent shall ensure the accuracy of all data entry and maintaining procedures for data collection, input, management, and quality control. In addition, he/she will be responsible for overseeing data entry, ensuring data integrity, generating reports, and supporting HR functions with a focus on data accuracy and compliance through, written and verbal communication and ensuring real-time employee details are achieved as at required.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Extract data from the available ERP system such as SAP as required and generate requested reports for the organization.
  •  Compile and gather data for processing and entering databases.
  •  Enter employee information into HR databases and systems.
  •  Organize, enter, and process data relating to staff details.
  •  Check and verify data relating to staff details.
  •  Maintain databases for various types of activities and functionalities.
  •  Enter and retrieve data from a database relating to administrative tasks and functions of staff members.
  • Assist in generating and analyzing HR reports to provide insights into key metrics such as headcount, turnover, and diversity.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports for HR management and other departments as needed.
  • Ensure compliance and record-keeping with data protection regulations and ECOWAS Institution policies.
  • Maintain and update employee records, including personnel files, under legal requirements.
  •  Handle data processing operations relating to specific or multiple projects.
  •  Support HR systems and technology-related initiatives and generate requested reports and data for the organization.
  •  Retrieve data from databases.
  •  Assist employees with inquiries related to HR data, ensuring confidentiality, and providing accurate information.
  •  Conduct routine verification of data entered the database.
  •  Performs any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Brevet de Technicien Superieur (BTS)/Ordinary National Diploma(OND) in Information Technology, Statistics or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in Information technology, data management, and/or administrative experience in a private/public sector or international organizations.
  • Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices relating to leave, compensation, benefits, pensions, medical, recruitment, payroll, etc, and the ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting.
  • Proficiency in using ERP systems such as SAP in performing skilled administrative and specialized technical tasks, and understanding of HR principles, work processes using SAP, and their application to respond to and resolve HR queries.
  • Ability to compile and gather data, files, and documentation in an organized manner and in line with compliance standards using relevant ERP systems where necessary.
  • Experience of database creation and management, and use of specialized computer systems and programs for operationalizing a variety of HR business processes and reports.
  • Broad knowledge of information technology/information management particularly as it relates to HR systems analysis, content management solutions, application development, and project management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated experience leading group conversations to provide participants with opportunities to exchange information, ideas, or awareness and/or elicit feedback.
  • Good networking and teamwork skills with an ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and to help trigger solutions and build confidence.
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand.
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Excellent work ethic, positivity, motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution to carry out tasks associated with position.
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work.
  • Ardent 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 manage own time effectively, multitask and contribute to meeting client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with people from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to understand diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa.
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests, and concerns and to understand, internalize and communicate the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities (e.g. interpretation of regulations) and work tools (e.g. technology).
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards for emailing, reporting, producing correspondence, etc. and to keep records, produce reports and information pertaining to assigned work.
  • Ability to explain ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrate 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.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and/or implement new or changed processes or procedures in accordance with instructions and/or best practices (e.g. verification procedures, approval processes, classification procedures, filing processes).
  • Detail oriented with an ability to identify inconsistencies/errors/concerns and to present clearly and concisely.
  • Good creative thinking skills and ability to use initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to processing problems (e.g.  quality, quantity, turnaround time).
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information and data in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given by supervisor/co-workers/clients.
  • 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.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Tact, diplomacy, and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese)
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned workplans independently regarding own work and to follow through until all activities are fully implemented.
  • Ability to use action planning skills, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals.
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team or work unit goals/plans/activities and to collective decisions-making processes.
  • Ability to set and coordinate day-to-day functions for the office and those supported by following semi-routine administrative practices (e.g. in time management and organizing work tasks over a set period.
  • Well-developed concentration and organizational skills to meet deadlines and produce documents accurately and in accordance with office standards and practices.

Recruitment Officer (2)

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer Strategy, Manpower Planning & Recruitment, the incumbent shall assist in fulfilling the human capital needs of the Community. He/She will assess the resumes for vacant positions and screen applications against job profiles, conducting telephone interviews, and assessment centers, posting job advertisements on recruitment websites, maintaining recruitment candidate trackers and talent pools, and carrying out reference checks.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute recruitment plans.
  • Develop and track measurable facets of the recruiting and hiring process so that the processes are transparent and measurable and Set continuous improvement goals.
  • Development of Job profiles in line with the best practice and appropriate standards maintained throughout the Commission.
  • Work closely with hiring managers to understand staffing needs and develop effective recruitment strategies.
  • Preparation of job publications on the website.
  • Screen resumes, interview candidates (by phone or in person), administer appropriate assessments and reference/background checking.
  • Manage internal transfer process, including screening, and coordination of interviews with the hiring manager.
  • Advise on recruitment of suitable candidates.
  • Liaise with line managers to assess manpower needs and deficiencies and ensure that appropriate staffing levels are maintained in the Institutions.
  • Co-ordinate all recruitment advertising from initial brief through to final approval in conjunction with the line supervisor.
  • Liaise with line supervisor to manage the entire recruitment process turnaround time.
  • Work with hiring managers to ensure compliance with the Staff Regulation.
  • Manage current candidate activity in SAP.
  • Manage application/resume file and retention according to staff regulations.
  • Produce, maintain, and continually update the recruitment database for all recruitment CVs received in the Commission and recycle, when necessary, with the approval of the supervisor.
  • Archiving of recruitment documents for easy retrieval.
  • Follow up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process.
  • Assist during Recruitment fairs, online job fairs, community network events, etc., to identify and attract quality candidates.
  • Generate regular reports on recruitment metrics and activities.
  • Develop advertising programs (internal and external) to ensure high visibility with potential candidates.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources Management, Industrial and Employee Relations, Social Sciences or Humanities or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in administration and human resources management
  • Knowledge  of human resources management operations including  recruitment, manpower planning, employee terms and conditions of employment, monitoring, analytics and reporting;
  • Knowledge of Staff Regulations, directives and policies of relevance to the execution of duties associated with the position;
  • Knowledge of data base creation and management, and use of specialized computer systems and programs for operationalizing a variety of HR business processes and reports.
  • Experience in the practice of Labor Law Management;
  • knowledge of HR Management best practices;
  • Practical Knowledge of ERPs such as SAP/HCM will be an added 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 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

Programme Officer, Relations with ECOWAS Bureaux and Regional Intergovernmental Organizations

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the Supervision of the Director, External Relations, the incumbent shall support the Directorate in coordinating the ECOWAS cooperation with the Region’s Intergovernmental Organizations and ECOWAS National Offices.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Focal Point for relations with West Africa Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • Develop tools to ensure coordination and monitoring of cooperation with West Africa Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • Ensure and promote effective communication between the Commission and these Bodies working in close collaboration with relevant Technical Directorates.
  • Support in exploring and expanding innovative relationships and networks between ECOWAS and West Africa Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • Support in facilitating and monitoring the process of elaboration and implementation of agreements between ECOWAS and West Africa Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • Support in coordination and promotion of effective communication with ECOWAS National Offices.
  • Work in ensuring the effective implementation of the Operational Manual of ECOWAS National Offices (ENO) as well as ECOWAS Technical Departments and Specialized Agencies.
  • Constantly update the database of ECOWAS National Offices (ENO), Ministries, and Permanent Representatives.
  • Support in elaborating the Directorate’s annual budget, work programs and their execution while ensuring that deadlines are met and that outputs meet the highest technical standard.
  • Participate in relevant conferences, seminars, and working groups to enhance your organization’s visibility and network with stakeholders in the field of regional intergovernmental organizations.
  • Maintain records of interactions, partnerships, and collaborative activities between ECOWAS and West Africa Intergovernmental Organizations and prepare reports, briefing notes, and other relevant documents to inform senior management about progress, outcomes, and challenges related to regional partnerships.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in International Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Law, International Development, Political Science or any Social Science from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in the implementation of strategic plans, resources mobilization, partnership building, management.
  • demonstrated knowledge of planning, monitoring & evaluation with and Result Based Management approach.
  • Proven ability to effectively support in conducting complex negotiations with public and Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing productive relationships with resource providers and implementing partners (Intergovernmental Organizations, Foundations, Private Sector entities etc;
  • Ability to actively build and contribute to internal and external networks.
  • Experience working with National and Regional Bodies will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of rules, policies and guidelines of partners and members states.
  • Proven experience in planning, monitoring & evaluation of programs and projects.

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 the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs, mitigates issues, and 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 the 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 and 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.

Programme Officer Regulatory Coordination

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Telecoms & Post Policy and Regulation, the Programme Officer Regulatory Coordination will facilitate the establishment of the common Telecommunication/ICT market in West Africa through the harmonization of ICT regulatory framework.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development of the regional legal and regulatory framework and its implementation in Member States with a view to promoting a telecommunication single market.
  • Assess the situation in the Member States in line with the Postal and Telecommunications/ICT legal framework and coordinates the implementation strategy for the incorporation of ECOWAS Acts into national legislation.
  • Review National Legislations and propose revisions where necessary in compliance with the objectives of the ECOWAS Acts
  • Follow up on the implementation of ECOWAS Acts on Postal and Telecommunications/ICT at national level.
  • Prepare reports including best practices of domestication of ECOWAS Acts by Member States for widespread dissemination at National and Regional levels.
  • Identify, research and analyze trends in the telecommunications market and their possible effects on regulatory framework.
  • Identify regulatory issues requiring the attention of ECOWAS Commission
  • Assess the quality of ICT services and provide appropriate measures for improvement.
  • Follow the evolution of the major regulatory trends in telecommunication/ICT sector.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Telecommunication/ICT, Political Science, International Relations or a field relevant to specialized or focus area with Excellent knowledge in the areas of Telecommunication/ICT regulation
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in Telecommunications/ICT Regulation at a multi-lateral setting, regional or international organization, regulatory authority, or operator
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the history, political context and background of the policy area in a sector or field of operation (eg Telecommunications/ICT Regulation, etc) to assist in development and use of a sound evidence base policy formulation and implementation.
  • Ability to understand and apply approaches, techniques and tools that draw on a wide range of inputs and improve the quality and pace of policy making.
  • Extensive experience in West Africa.
  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with telecommunications/ICT operators and regulators, government officials, professional associations in the telecommunication/ICT.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key stakeholders in the policy area, such as: experts, interest groups, etc. and different country legislation in the focus area to assist in aligning ECOWAS policies with government legislation.

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 instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities.
  • Ability to respect the 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 subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining the organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to the 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 needs mitigates issues and 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 judgment, 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 unbiased 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.

Programme Officer Public Debt

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Public Finances & External Debt, the incumbent is responsible for the harmonization of the Public Debt management Frameworks in the ECOWAS Member States. The ideal Candidate should have excellent knowledge of Debt Management in ECOWAS Member States.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gather and review of all existing documents on public debt management in ECOWAS member States.
  • Collate and review of all existing documents on the harmonization of Public Debt Management Framework in ECOWAS.
  • Monitor the harmonization of public finance framework for Public Debt management using the international best practices.
  • Draft of a Regulation on Public Debt Management in ECOWAS.
  • Execute all tasks as required by superior officers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Finance Management from a university of recognized standing.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Public Finance Management, budgeting and procurement, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area.
  • Good knowledge of principles and operational provisions as well as excellent experience in multilateral surveillance programmes.
  • Proven working experience in the formulation and implementation of public finance management, especially in public debt management and practices.
  • Proven experience in drawing up a multilateral surveillance report.
  • Proven experience in the use of forecasting and macroeconomic analysis tools.

AGE LIMIT

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

KEY ECOWAS 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

Programme Officer Public Accounting, Budgeting And Public Procurement

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Public Finances & External Debt, the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of a strategy for the harmonization of public accounting, budgeting, and public procurement in the region. The ideal Candidate is a Public Finance Expert with excellent knowledge of Public Finance Frameworks in ECOWAS Member States.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review of current policies and legal frameworks of public finance management in Member States.
  • Assessment and review of national budgeting policies and practices including legal frameworks in Member States.
  • Assessment and review of the various public accounting policies and practices including legal frameworks in Member States.
  • Assessment and review of the various public procurement policies and practices including legal frameworks in Member States.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for the harmonization of public finance frameworks (including public accounting, budgeting, and public procurement) in ECOWAS member States.
  • Execute all tasks as required by superior officers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Finance Management from a university of recognized standing.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Public Finance Management, budgeting and procurement, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area.
  • Good knowledge of principles and operational provisions as well as excellent experience in multilateral surveillance programmes.
  • Proven working experience in the formulation and implementation of public finance management.
  • Proven experience in drawing up a multilateral surveillance report.
  • Proven experience in the use of forecasting and macroeconomic analysis tools.

AGE LIMIT

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

KEY ECOWAS 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 unbiased 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/program 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.

PO, Corruption And Accountability

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Democracy & Good Governance Division, the officer’s main tasks and responsibilities will be to support the work of the Division in promoting the Anti-corruption and Accountability Agenda in ECOWAS Member States as articulated in the Supplementary Protocol.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned program and projects in anti-corruption and judicial/prosecutorial integrity.
  • Assist in monitoring and analysing program and project development and implementation, review relevant documents and reports.
  • Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions. Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of anti-corruption with a focus on judicial/prosecutorial integrity.
  • Provide support and expertise for the coordination of policy development in anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. policy and programmatic reports, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications relevant to the work of the division.
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., identify participants, prepare documents and presentations, etc.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Partners and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anti-corruption with a focus on integrity.
  • Monitor and review best practices, methodologies, and programmes in anti-corruption.
  • Assist the Head of the Division in reporting on the activities of the division.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required and assigned by supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law: preferably in International Law or Criminal Law, Political Science, Development Studies, Social Sciences from a university of recognized standing.
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in one or several of the following areas is required: working within or providing advisory services to anti-corruption bodies; investigating and/or prosecuting corruption cases in an anti-corruption agency, law enforcement, prosecution services or the judiciary.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating technical assistance programmes for anti-corruption and/or governance related work in international organizations or non-governmental organizations.
  • Work experience at the international level including within the ECOWAS sub region or similar international organizations, particularly in servicing intergovernmental bodies.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to lead in the execution of tasks, contacting colleagues and contributors as needed, making decisions to ensure tasks are completed as expected.
  • 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 lead small 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 and understandings and reduces uncertainties and conflicts.
  • Ability to keep a client 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/stakeholders.
  • 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 everyday workplace practices.
  • 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, correspondence, 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 (e.g. travels, purchases, accounts, meetings, etc.) 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 basic data management operations.
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment work.
  • Proficiency communicating orally and in writing in in any of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools such as email, Skype, word processing, excel, social media, etc. and to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports, and other documents.
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise document to ensure documents are grammatically correct, follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance with ECOWAS communication standards.
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • Ability to organize information or materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards or 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 act before being asked or required to.

Principal Programme Officer (PPO) Telecommunications & Post Policy and Regulation

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Description & Requirements:
  • The Principal Programme Officer (PPO) Telecommunications & Post Policy and Regulation will work with the Director Digital Economy & Post to carry out the implementation of Post and Telecommunication/ICT programmes, with a focus on harmonising policy and regulatory frameworks for the development of the digital economy sector, developing regional telecommunication infrastructure and postal sector development.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the programmes, projects and activities of the Division.
  • Contribute to the formulation of regional strategy and policies for the Telecommunications/ICT and Post sectors.
  • Lead the harmonization of policies and regulatory frameworks process towards establishing a common Telecommunications/ICT market.
  • Initiate and coordinate the elaboration and adoption of Community legislation in the Telecommunications/ICT and Post sectors.
  • Promote the development of broadband infrastructure within the ECOWAS region and their interconnection.
  • Facilitate the harmonization of the management of the radio-frequency spectrum to optimize its use.
  • Promote the modernization of the postal sector to facilitate financial inclusion for all and the use of innovative products and services.
  • Provide leadership for closer co-operation between postal administrations to optimise mail routing within the region.
  • Assist in maintaining functional and technical cooperation networks with heads of relevant regional and international organizations in the fields of the Telecommunication/ICT and Post.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunications/Electronics Engineering, Postal and Financial Services, Economics, Law, public administration management or any related field from a university of recognized standing.
  • 10 years progressively responsible experience in the Planning, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Information Systems and Telecommunications Programmes.
  • 5 years at a supervisory level.
  • knowledge of ICT and postal sector benchmarks for performance, enhance services and performance management with demonstrated ability to lead a programme transformation.
  • demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure project management and development and infrastructure service delivery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the history, political context, and background of the policy area in a sector or field of operation (eg Postal Policy Regulation, etc) to assist in development and use of a sound evidence base policy formulation and implementation.
  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with postal administrations, government officials, professional associations in the postal sector and development partners.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs 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.

Principal Program Officer / Head Of Division Agriculture

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Agriculture and Rural Development, the incumbent shall undertake, initiate, monitor and coordinate the actions of ECOWAS Commission in the sector of Crop Productions, food Security and Nutrition, Land Governance and Rural Development, Analysis and Information System, Agribusiness and Value chains development.
  • The incumbent shall contribute to Design, Develop and Implement Sectoral Strategies toward the implementation of the ECOWAS Agricultural Policies (ECOWAP) in line with management community decisions that contribute to the crops productions, commercial farming’s systems, sustainable family farming systems, Agri trade, food across borders, good agricultural practices and to poverty alleviation, rural employment, food security and food safety; and address the associated technical and policy issues.
  • As a Head of Division, the incumbent shall support and represent the Director in the management tasks assigned.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Initiate, monitor and implement the Regulations related to Inputs, Market, Standards, Safety, etc.
  • Develop and Implement Sectoral Strategies toward the implementation of the ECOWAS Agricultural Policies (ECOWAP) in line with management community decisions.
  • Coordinate Member State Agenda in the Agriculture and Food Security and Nutrition Sectors.
  • Produce regular analytical reports (dashboard) on agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery productions.
  • Collaborate with Development Partners, Regional and International Institutions partner of ECOWAS in the Agriculture and Food Security and Nutrition Sector such as CILSS, UEMOA/WAEMU, FAO, AU Commission, CORAF, IITAA, WASCAL, FARA.
  • Formulate and develop regional projects and actions to allow Management to mobilize international funds for their implementation.
  • Plan, organize and participate in scientific and technical meetings; prepare and edit reports, manuals, guidelines and other specialized publications concerning the sector.
  • Assist ECOWAS Member States through partners in planning/establishing training, extension, research and human resources development programs for agriculture and food security, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineer or Master of Science Degree or equivalent in Agriculture Sciences, Agronomy, Rural Development, Agri-economy or related field OR any other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Have at least ten (10) years of professional experience in the field Agriculture, Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition
  • Broad experience as a program/project manager, project manager and programs.
  • Demonstrated experiences in the fields of Crop Productions, Food Security and Nutrition, Land Governance and Rural Development, Analysis and Information System, Agribusiness and Value chains development.
  • Skills in agricultural policy formulation, project / program formulation, strategic planning, or institutional and regulatory framework Extent of knowledge of and experience in the small-scale dairy sector
  • Depth of understanding of the technical, institutional and policy constraints of major agriculture and food systems and nutrition
  • Extent of knowledge of and experience in project formulation and funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding agencies
  • Extent of experience in institution and capacity building agriculture and food sector.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment 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 analyse 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

Principal Accountant – Disbursements

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Budget & Treasury, the Principal Accountant (Disbursements) has responsibility for coordinating, formulating, and executing programmes and plans aimed at the proper management of the Commission’s internal and external payments processing and regularization of advances.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and oversee the entire payment processes (internal & external vendors) of the Commission.
  • Supervises, reviews, and ensures the accurate and timely processing of approved payments requests (Staff Vendors, External Vendors and ECOWAS Representative Offices)
  • Coordinate, analyse and review reports on advances and ensures proper regularization of advances/expenditures.
  • Ensure effective and efficient management, monitoring, and control of the payment process in accordance with ECOWAS Financial Regulations.
  • Supervise and oversee the timely preparation of monthly expenditure and advances (staff and external vendors) reports, and other related reports.
  • Reviews and endorses transaction documents and ensures they are carried out in the ECOLink system.
  • Reviews and confirms vendor creation in ECOLink sequel to relevant approvals.
  • Serve as ‘B’ signatory to all Commission bank accounts.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel of the Division, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel action.
  • Act as the Business Process Owner for these areas of responsibility in Disbursements (accounts payable, regularization of advances, etc.)
  • Supervise the preparation of key reports to highlight the benefits derived from the System (ECOLink).
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the Line Supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Finance, Management or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • 10 years’ experience in a complex organizational environment, in budget formulation, financial monitoring, accounting and financial reporting; including 6 years relevant international work experience and 5 years of management experience in finance and budget operations.
  • Possession of a professional qualification in accounting such as ACCA, ACA, ANAN or other recognized accounting certification is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • demonstrated practical knowledge of relevant financial accounting principles and concepts to perform tasks in accordance with the generally accepted Accounting Principles and Standards of relevance to public sector and international organizations.
  • demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, accounting best practices, ECOWAS financial policies (e.g. revenue, accounts payable).
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate (e.g. establish networks and 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, gender issues or opinions, and encourages staff to overcome cultural and gender barriers and background differences.
  • Ability to serve the interest of a culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and some disable groups without prejudice, bias, or sympathy to a select group.
  • Solid understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute, and lead effectively.
  • Applied 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.
  • 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.
  • Superior knowledge of the rules and procedures of ECOWAS to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by way of indicators (e.g. performance, technical) to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in deciding.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • 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.

Principal Accountant Budget & Treasury

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Budget & Treasury, the Principal Accountant (Budget & Treasury Management) has responsibility for coordinating, formulating, and executing programmes and plans aimed at the proper management of the Community and Commission’s budget.  This position holder is also responsible for managing funds (treasury) of the Commission and all its banking relationships.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and oversee the preparation of Annual Budget Circular for the ECOWAS Community, Annual Budget for the ECOWAS Commission, and the Consolidated Budget of the ECOWAS Community.
  • Supervise the preparation of Budgetary Control Statements & Reports for circulation to management.
  • Coordinate, analyse and review Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) proposals submitted by Institutions, Departments, Agencies & Offices.
  • Ensure effective and efficient management, monitoring, and control of the budgetary allotments and effecting redeployment of funds as and when required in accordance with ECOWAS Financial Regulations.
  • Supervise and oversee the timely preparation of quarterly cash flow projections, monthly bank balances and related reports.
  • Manage all cash management functions including cash concentration, wire transfers, accounts funding; ensure adequate liquidity for working capital needs and invest short-term excess cash.
  • Oversee cash management, banking, and financial institution relationships, negotiate bank and service fees, implement new bank technologies, products and services to improve cash cycle and simplify Commission’s operations.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel of the Division, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel action.
  • Act as the Business Process Owner for these areas of responsibility in Budget & Treasury
  • Supervise the preparation of key reports from the System to highlight the benefits derived from the System.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the Line Supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree 2 or its equivalent in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Finance, Management or in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a complex organizational environment, in budget formulation, financial monitoring, accounting and financial reporting; including 6 years relevant international work experience and 5 years of management experience in finance and budget operations.
  • Possession of a professional qualification in accounting such as ACCA, ACA, ANAN or other recognized accounting certification is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • demonstrated practical knowledge of relevant financial accounting principles and concepts to perform tasks in accordance with the generally accepted Accounting Principles and Standards of relevance to public sector and international organizations.
  • demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; accounting best practices, ECOWAS financial policies (e.g. revenue, accounts payable);
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate (e.g. establish networks and 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, gender issues or opinions, and encourages staff to overcome cultural and gender barriers and background differences.
  • Ability to serve the interest of a culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and some disable groups without prejudice, bias, or sympathy to a select group.
  • Solid understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute, and lead effectively.
  • Applied 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.
  • 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.
  • Superior knowledge of the rules and procedures of ECOWAS to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by way of indicators (e.g. performance, technical) to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in deciding.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in one of the three ECOWAS official languages (English, French & Portuguese).
  • 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.

Principal Programme Officer Trade Policy, Negotiation & Promotion

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Trade, the incumbent shall be responsible for overseeing the management of activities undertaken by the Division in the areas of Trade Policy; Trade Negotiations and Trade Promotion involving Member States; and with third parties.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead, supervise and carry out the work programme of the Division under his/her responsibility.
  • Facilitate the formulation, implementation, and review of Regional Trade policies.
  • Facilitate the development of common positions, building on regional acquis, between Member States in Trade negotiations.
  • Support the implementation of Trade Agreements involving Member States and third parties.
  • Harmonise Community Acts on Trade promotion.
  • Implement regional trade promotion activities.
  • Develop and manage Trade information related tools and services.
  • Supports, and follow up on the implementation of Competition Policy.
  • Develop and implement activities to support Informal Traders.
  • Coordinate the preparation and organization of meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Participate in international, regional, or national meetings and provide programmatic/substantive expertise on international/ regional trading systems, regional trade policy instruments and related issues.
  • Prepare the work programme of the Division.
  • Undertake the programmatic tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets and reporting on budget/programme performance.
  • Maintain effective relations with decision-makers in Member States and network of peer technical specialists.
  • Conduct annual performance appraisals for staff under his/her supervision; and
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, or Political Science, or in a similar field from a university of recognized standing.
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in regional integration, trade policy and negotiations, as well as programme development and management, with 5 years of supervising others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international trade negotiations, trade policies and programmes, trade promotion and marketing techniques, as well as trade and development issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ECOWAS regional rules and regulations on Trade policy, negotiation, and promotion.
  • Experience as a trade negotiator is desirable.
  • Experience working for an international organization is desirable.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment 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 analyse 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.
  • 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.

Principal Programme Officer – Trade Facilitation and Development

Job Specifications:

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Description & Requirements:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Trade, the Officer incumbent shall be responsible for overseeing the management of activities undertaken by the Division in the areas of trade facilitation and trade development.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates Trade & Development issues at WTO, UNCTAD and other related institutions.
  • Coordinates and ensures the implementation of ECOWAS trade facilitation interventions.
  • Facilitates the formulation of Trade Facilitation related strategies, policies, and measures.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the implementation of the region’s work programme and activities in cross cutting areas including Environment; Gender; Investment; Finance; and Technology transfer; aid for trade.
  • Harmonizes non-tariff measures and supports the reduction of non-tariffs barrier.
  • Strengthens trade and economic partnerships/relationships between ECOWAS and partners.
  • Builds capacity of ECOWAS and its Members States to formulate and implement Trade Policies and Negotiate Trade Agreements
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements Programme and Projects for areas under his/her responsibility.
  • Coordinates the preparation and organization of meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Conducts annual performance appraisals for staff under his/her supervision; and
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, or Political Science or similar field from a university of recognized standing.
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in regional integration and trade facilitation as well as programme development and management, with 5 years of supervising others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international trade and development issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ECOWAS regional rules and regulations related to Trade.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting trade capacity building programmes.
  • Experience working for an international organization is an added advantage.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment 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 analyse 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.
  • 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.

Salary
USD104,330.42 Annually.

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Methods of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their correctly filled Application Form, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation letter to: b44ppotradefacilitdev@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Deadline: March 6, 2024

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