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Latest Recruitment 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.

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 Recruitment at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Agriculture, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the ECOWAS integrated agricultural information system to enable analysis and decision-making

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and implement the Regulation on ECOAGRIS and its steering, monitoring and governance bodies
  • Monitor and coordinate the National Focal Points and the ECOAGRIS Regional Focal Points,
  • Coordinate and ensure the permanent updating of the database of agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery products and markets,
  • Produce analytical reports (dashboard) on agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery production for the ECOWAS SAP-ECOLINK database,
  • Maintain the quality of the data collected in the countries and acquisition of Geo-Data from satellites
  • Ensure the IT security of the ECOAGRIS database in permanent consultation with the CILSS / AGRYMETH Center,
  • Collaborate with CILSS / AGRYMETH, UEMOA and other Regional and International Institutions Contributing to ECOAGRIS database
  • Ensure the availability of data to ECOWAS decision makers and interested Partners,
  • Provide data and information to food security early warning systems;
  • Formulate and Develop regional projects and actions on Agri-data development to allow Management to mobilize international funds.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Statistic, Engineering, Economy, Agri-economy, Agronomy, or related field, Rural Economy or any other relevant field from a recognized University
  • Have at least 8 years of professional experience in the field Agriculture Statistics and Data analysis and management
  •  Broad experience as a program/project manager, project manager and programs;
  • Demonstrated experiences in the fields of agriculture statistic data collection, analysis and aggregation
  • Skills in agricultural policy formulation, project / program formulation, strategic planning or institutional and regulatory framework;

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/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  •  Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

Programme Officer, Food Security and Nutrition

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer Agriculture, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the actions of ECOWAS Commission in the sector of food crisis prevention, plant pest and diseases and support the national agricultural early warning systems.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the development, monitoring and implementation of agricultural policies, regulations and regional food and nutrition security strategies
  • Support the Governance of Food and Nutritional Security in the ECOWAS Area
  • Coordinate Development and monitor and evaluate / capitalize for ECOWAS response plans in connection with regional and international institutions such as UEMOA, WFP, FAO, UNICEF, NGOs, etc.
  • Formulation, development and drafting of regulations, guidelines, conventions, etc. in agriculture;
  • Organize the participation of ECOWAS and States in international standards bodies: in particular the CODEX and the WTO-SPS committees, etc.
  • Support domestication within the ECOWAS Commission and member states of international conventions, guidelines and regulations on agriculture;
  • Implement regional mechanisms for the Prevention and Management of Food Crises
  • Monitor and coordinate agricultural Early Warning Systems
  • Contribute to the popularization of innovations in food and nutritional security, knowledge sharing and skills transfer
  • Serve as Focal Point of the PREGEC system and Harmonize Framework ECOWAS-UEMOA-CILSS-PAM-FAO
  • Formulate and propose regional projects and actions on food and nutritional security to mobilize international funds.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agro-economics, Agronomy, Nutrition, Phytosanitary Issues, Rural Development or related field or any similar field from a recognized University
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the fields of agronomic and Nutrition sciences, Research & Development and phytosanitary issues,
  • Broad Experience as a program manager, project manager and programs,
  • Demonstrated experiences on issues related to the adaptation of agriculture to climate change, biotechnology and biosecurity issues, nutrition.
  • Good knowledge of the issues and problems of agriculture food and nutrition in the ECOWAS area;
  • Skills in drafting projects / programs, in defining agricultural policies, in strategic planning or in institutional and regulatory frameworks;

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/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

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Programme Officer, Aquaculture Development

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Animal Resources Development the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate ECOWAS actions related to the development of sustainable, efficient and well-governed aquaculture practices that increase production of fish and aquaculture products while minimizing the use of scarce resources and creating an equitable sharing of risks and benefits between all stakeholders in the sector
  • The Program Officer must put in place strategies and work programs aimed at maximizing the positive effects of aquaculture on the economic, social and environmental priorities of ECOWAS member States, including food and nutritional security, and which are in line with ECOWAP objectives.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the development and monitoring in the implementation of policies, strategies and regulations of ECOWAS and member States in the field of aquaculture development,
  • Create the conditions favorable to the generation of knowledge and coordinate their sharing, innovations and best practices, and the transfer of skills between the actors in aquaculture production,
  • Formulate and propose regional projects and actions of investment for young people and women in aquaculture sectors and allow to mobilize international support funds,
  • Contribute to the development of a work program for the production of aquatic animals, as well as to major new areas of work related to the increasing role of aquaculture in the rural development,
  • Liaises with partners to increase producers’ access to the appropriate services and promote the development of sustainable aquaculture value chains which reduce risks and also guarantee economic and social benefits for actors in the value chain,
  • Contribute to the organization of meetings, consultations and workshops on aspects and activities aimed at the sustainable development of aquaculture,
  • Support the establishment of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for the promotion of aquaculture industries in the region and for the benefit of stakeholders for the development and production of sustainable aquaculture in the West African context.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Aquaculture, Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries, Agriculture, Biology and Animal Nutrition, or in a related discipline or in a closely related field of a recognized University.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in providing scientific and technical support and advice to research and/or development projects in sustainable aquaculture,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in planning and implementing research and/or development programs on aquatic animals and their production and interaction with other agricultural sectors,
  • Demonstrated results-based management skills and ability to effectively support programs, budgets and human resources in the context of changing priorities,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in organizing meetings, seminars and interactive training courses,
  • Ability to mobilize resources for sustainable aquaculture development.

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;
  • Aility 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

  • UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87.

Programme Officer, Agribusiness and Value Chains Development

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Agriculture, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the ECOWAS activities for the creation of an economic, structural and regulatory environment that enable the development of agricultural crop production value chains, the regional market, the Farmers Based organisation, Inter-professional organisation and the Private sectors.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and coordinate the implementation of ECOWAS regulations on seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, SPS standards, etc.
  • Participate in the activities of international agricultural regulatory bodies – IPPC, CODEX, EU standards, FAO standards
  • Facilitate the analysis and compilation of agrarian systems, agricultural value chains (especially strategic sectors decided by the highest decision-making body of ECOWAS)
  • Support the professionalization and structuring of agricultural sectors value chains and related activities in the ECOWAS area (OHADA code versus ECOWAS regulations)
  • Support the Development of tools for mastering the technical routes of production and marketing of high value-added agricultural products in the ECOWAS region
  • Develop public policy measures and mechanisms to increase market shares for agricultural commodities
  • Assist in the development of instruments allowing the labeling of “made in ECOWAS” products (in connection with ETLS and the ECOWAS rules of origin) and support the establishment of ECOWAS rural production certification systems (Fair Trade, Collective Certification in Organic Agriculture, HACCP, GlobalGap, Codes of Good Agricultural Practice, etc.)
  • Promote the creation of new outlets, local employment opportunities and promotion of agricultural jobs (reduction of unemployment and the exodus of young people)
  • Develop and disseminate tools to increase producers’ incomes by reducing post-harvest losses and the added value of agricultural value chain products
  • Create the conditions for the protection of rural workers against the risk of loss of income (unemployment, illness, old age, work accident)
  • Develop tools, projects and program combating unemployment by stimulating new vocations among young graduates towards returning to the land creating wealth through jobs and income generated in value chains
  • Contribute to the development of a stock exchange for agricultural products;
  • Work on the acquisition of knowledge and know-how, the capitalization of knowledge and the transfer of skills on agricultural value chains;
  • Facilitate the development of tools, of measurement of public policies contributing to a better empowerment and complication of women, young people in professional agricultural umbrella organizations and in the agricultural value chain circuits;
  • Make quantitative and qualitative analyzes of agricultural data and participate in the drafting of capitalization documents;
  • Formulate and Develop regional projects and actions on Agri-value development chains to allow Management to mobilize and mobilize international funds;
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economy, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Agri-food or related field or any similar field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of professional experiences in the field of Agri-business, development of agricultural sectors
  • Demonstrate practical experiences in the development of agricultural sectors and markets, including sanitary and phytosanitary standards, etc.
  • Good knowledge of the stakes and problems of the sector of agriculture and food in the ECOWAS area;
  • Skills in agricultural policy-making, strategic planning, institutional and regulatory frameworks;
  • Applied knowledge of ECOWAS policies on agriculture and rural development which may relate to specific field such as ECOWAS policies and regulations
  • Sound knowledge of logical framework methodology, result based management and project

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 / programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/ information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  •  Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and / or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

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Programme Officer - Livestock Development, Pastoralism and Transhumance

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Animal Resources Development, the incumbent shall follow and coordinate ECOWAS actions in the to the sector of animal production, pastoralism and transhumance, especially the cross-border cooperation on transhumance issues.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and coordinate the implementation of ECOWAS policies and regulations on transhumance and pastoralism in member states;
  • Monitor the warning systems on conflicts arising from transhumance practices in the perspective of high-level statutory meetings;
  • Liaison with Member States and other partners on transhumance;
  • Representing management in all transhumance activities;
  • Formulate and propose regional projects and actions to mitigate and prevent conflicts on transhumance and pastoralism to enable the Directorate to mobilize international support funds
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Livestock Engineering, Veterinarians, Rural Development, Agronomy, or related field, or at least a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Economy or any equivalent in field from a recognized University
  • 5 years of professional experience in the field of livestock development, zoo-technics, animal and veterinary sciences, territorial development
  • Broad experience as a program/project manager, project manager and programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in the fields of transhumance, pastoralism, management of territorial conflicts and regulatory issues, etc.
  • Good knowledge of the stakes and problems of the livestock sector in the ECOWAS area;
  • Skills in agricultural policy formulation, project / program formulation, strategic planning or institutional and regulatory framework;

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/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  •  Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

Programme Officer, Marine and Continental Fisheries Development

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer Animal Resources Development, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the ECOWAS actions related to the sector of marine and continental fishery sustainable development.
  • The Program Officer shall also ensure a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the ECOWAS in the region, develops, promotes and oversees ECOWAS strategic response to regional priorities. Further (i) supports ECOWAP and regional policy dialogue on Food Security and Nutrition, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries/Aquaculture and rural development issues; (ii) facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and (iii) supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with fishery experts from governments and stakeholders from private sector and other agencies/ fisheries institutions;
  • Supporting the establishment of an effective and efficient marine and continental fisheries data collection, compilation and dissemination mechanism;
  • Providing technical advice to potential investors on investment options available in the marine and continental fisheries sector;
    • Preparing development marine and continental fisheries programs for funding;
    • Promote knowledge sharing emerging from West Africa fishery programmes to stakeholders and ensure synergy and complementary activities;
  • Formulate and propose regional projects and actions of investment for young people and women in aquaculture sectors and allow to mobilize international support funds,
  • Contribute to the development of a work program for the production of aquatic animals, as well as to major new areas of work related to the increasing role of aquaculture in the rural development,
  • Liaises with partners to increase producers’ access to the appropriate services and promote the development of sustainable aquaculture value chains which reduce risks and also guarantee economic and social benefits for actors in the value chain,
  • Contribute to the organization of meetings, consultations and workshops on aspects and activities aimed at the sustainable development of aquaculture,
  • Support the establishment of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for the promotion of aquaculture industries in the region and for the benefit of stakeholders for the development and production of sustainable aquaculture in the West African context.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Development Economics, Fisheries Economics or Marine Affairs with a specialization in marine and continental fisheries, or natural resource management and/or governance environmental policy and other field related to marine and continental fisheries from a recognized University
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in providing scientific and technical support and advice to research and/or development projects in sustainable aquaculture,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in planning and implementing research and/or development programs on aquatic animals and their production and interaction with other agricultural sectors,
  • Demonstrated results-based management skills and ability to effectively support programs, budgets and human resources in the context of changing priorities,
  • Extent and relevance of experience in organizing meetings, seminars and interactive training courses,
  • Ability to mobilize resources for sustainable aquaculture development.

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:

  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  •  Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81,USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37,USD89,289.87

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Principal Program Officer, System Management and Planning

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Director, Early Warning, the incumbent shall oversee the administrative and technical functions of the Early Warning System. The nature of Early Warning requires a comprehensive understanding of both human and nature induced crises/conflict and forms the basis of the multidisciplinary tasking of the profile.

Supervising:

  • PO System Administrator
  • PO GIS and Mapping Expert.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Design of the early Warning System and ensures its daily functionality and maintenance, which includes all components; i.e. equipment, hardware, software, databases and users throughout the network;
  • Conceptualize, designing and planning early warning strategies and methodologies;
  • Organize work across the network (Headquarters, National Mechanisms, Continental early Warning System);
  • Support and develop capacities of other divisions of the directorate;
  • Estimating and Allocating resources;
  • Ensure effective and efficient tracking and reporting progress;
  • Analyze results based on the facts achieved;
  • Forecast future trends in IT and geo-information related acquisitions;
  • Maintain cooperation with key individuals and organizations (UN, AU, Regional Communities, Civil Society, development partners) concerned with the use of Early Warning System;
  • Ensure Quality management in line with International best practices;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Project Management, Economics, Geo-Information Systems, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Social Science or a similar field from a recognized University;
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in security, disarmament, conflict resolution, as well as 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS Conflict Analysis Framework and policies guidelines of the Protocol relating to the mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management Resolution, Peacekeeping & Security and the 20001 Supplementary Protocol on Good Governance;
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementation of an early warning system with a gender perspective including the management of a network on early warning;
  • Experience in the planning and management of Crisis related Information systems and programmes, including at least five years working familiarity with geospatial Information technologies and applications;
  • Familiarity with national, regional and international conventions/other legal tools and policies.
  • Ability to maintain cooperation with key organizations concerned with the use of Early Warning System and evaluate international situations and other human security, particularly on public health, agriculture and environment issues, within the West African region.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with ECOWAS programmes, initiatives, rules and regulations and ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Demonstrated experience in network development and knowledge management;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Proven knowledge of the regional sectoral development issues.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

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