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ECOWAS Recruitment 2019/2020 & How to Apply Online : The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the available job positions listed below;

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

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ECOWAS Recruitment 2019/2020 & How to Apply Online.

Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer – P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Research And Documentation
Division: Legal Services And Research
Line Supervisor: Hod Legal Services And Research
Status: Permanent
Grade: P4

Role Overview

  • Under the overall supervision of the Director, Research and Documentation and the direct supervision of the HOD Legal Services and Research, the incumbent shall, in accordance with the Staff Regulations and professional standards, undertake legal research and analysis, write legal opinions and reports on various issues pertaining to the judicial work of the Court and its day-to-day functioning, while providing legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Study and advise on the rules, practice and jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Undertake and supervise legal research and analysis on pending cases before the Court;
  • Draft legal briefs and opinions on various legal issues of Community interest;
  • Produce thematic reports and a subject-matter Index of the jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Prepare and review draft contracts and partnership agreements involving the Court;
  • Produce academic papers and presentations on the work of the Court;
  • Provide legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required;
  • Assist and Represent the HOD and the Director, as required;
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or economic law from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of relevant professional experience in legal practice, including legal research, analysis and writing within the judicial system, a law firm, a legal office of an intergovernmental organization or Government;
  • Excellent knowledge of international law and ability to apply legal expertise in analyzing complex legal issues and developing innovative legal solutions;
  • Proven knowledge of the practice and procedure of international Courts and Tribunals;
  • Knowledge of Legal issues arising out of regional integration and international human rights protection;
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills and ability to prepare sound legal briefs, submissions and opinions;
  • Fluency in any one of the three-official language of ECOWAS (English French and Portuguese); and a good knowledge/command of a second one.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to get groups to work together cooperatively, by enlisting active involvement, creating a climate for respect and openness, and applying effective techniques for group facilitation, explore their potentials, motivate and guide them;
  • Organize and lead cross-divisional work group in developing creative solutions to address problems and or lead a small group of entry level professionals and administrative support staff;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Develop on-the-job training techniques paired with excellent coaching and mentoring skills; knowledge of new staff orientation approaches to facilitate understanding of the position and organization;
  • Ability to assign work to direct reports and provide timely and consistent feedback regarding technical proficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ability to represent the organization effectively before external parties.
  • Ability to consider the impact of a shift in programmatic direction to the needs of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to promote and consider staff feedback to streamline processes in order to meet deadlines of relevance to client expectations;
  • Ability to consistently maintain composure and direction in high- pressure situations;
  • Develop problem solving, mediation and conflict resolution skills to address discrepancies, complaints, bottle necks, time constraints affecting quality and quantity of client services;
  • Ability to anticipate growing client needs and expectations to continuously improve quality, timelines, service delivery and addressing client questions in a timely manner;
  • Ability to communicate openly with clients, keeping them informed of progress and issues requiring attention/resolutions.
  • Ability to implement programmatic changes in a manner that ensures a biased-free work environment, fair and equitable application to new rules/regulations;
  • Experience and ability to adhere to policies, goals, objectives, and principles of valuing diversity in performing everyday duties and responsibilities; promoting/modeling behaviors that demonstrate tolerance and understanding of various cultures;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability to build value from leveraging diverse capabilities and inputs from various cultures, staff and clients;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to seek out best practices to make organizational decisions of relevance to diversity management, ensuring that project and program activities identify vulnerable areas and contain systemic checks.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and how the different organs relate to each other, particularly as it relates to own work sector/programs;
  • Knowledge of approaches to policy and program development of an international organization as well as project management;
  • Knowledge of the rules, processes and procedures of an international organization, of pertinence to tasks related to own position;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/program 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 revaluate 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/programs; and excellent analytical skills to assess external policies and trends when reviewing policy/program options, pros, cons and recommendations;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information gathered from a variety of external and internal sources and disseminate it to others in a logical manner;
  • Ability to apply appropriate methodology to discover or identify policy issues and resource concerns.
  • 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);
  • 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 consider external circumstances, factors and trends when organizing project activities to ensure the best outcomes;
  • Ability to review process outcomes, correspondence, reports, and policy documents to develop achievable plans;
  • Ability to conduct meetings with staff, stakeholders, colleagues and others to ascertain organizational program and/or project needs, making adjustments to plans and activities accordingly;
  • Ability to adjust project plans based on input from staff and stakeholders and/or ability to design and implement guidelines, tools and templates to accommodate new or revised programs and services.

Annual Salary
UA 56,591.37 – USD 89,289.87.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Director – Budget & Treasury at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director – Budget & Treasury

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Budget & Treasury
Institution: Community Court of Justice
Line Supervisor: Commissioner, Finance

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Commissioner for Finance, the incumbent shall coordinate and supervise the production of quarterly cash flow projections, analysis of advances and related reports on timely basis as well as the Reconciliation of Bank Accounts on a monthly basis.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the production of quarterly cash flow projections, analysis of advances and related reports on timely basis as well as the Reconciliation of Bank Accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Manage and ensure the performance of all activities relating to disbursements such as payroll, payments of internal and external vendors, management and payments for contracts, monitoring and management of banking relationships;
  • Establish, implement and monitor financial controls, which would include approvals and authorization and a review of all financial processes and financial systems in conjunction with the Commissioners and Departmental Heads.
  • Supervise 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 for circulation to management
  • 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.
  • Provide leadership in the management of Community Levy funds and arrange for the performance of all financial activities relating to the proper financial management of all incomes received from the Member States.
  • 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 Directorate, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel action.
  • Serve on Committees which would recommend or approve, coordinate and implement changes or make improvements in fiscal controls, policies, procedures as well as financial, administrative and human resource management systems.
  • Serves as the Business Process Owner for these areas of responsibility (Disbursement, Budget, Treasury & Community Levy)
  • Ensure full use of ECOLink by all Divisions and 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.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance, or equivalency in the same disciplines from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience in managing finance and budget operations in international or multinational organizations, and in the formulation of new strategies/approaches to complex financial management or accounting, including 6 years of relevant international work experience and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • In-depth knowledge of International Public Service Accounting Standards budgeting, fiscal management skills and commercial acumen; expert knowledge of corporate reporting, sustainable management accounting, financial management, audit assurance and taxation;
  • Demonstrated job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through ongoing professional development with professional body membership and international certifications such as ACCA, CIMA, etc. would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources and ability to develop budgetary policies, formulate new strategies/policies/programmes and technical approaches to budgetary matters and procedures.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

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

Supervising:

  • Principal Accountant – Budget &Treasury
  • Principal Accountant – Disbursement
  • Principal Accountant – Community Levy

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 81,435.54 / USD 128,488.99

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

IT Officer/Webmaster at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: IT Officer/Webmaster – P3/P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Administration & Human Resources
Line Supervisor: Head Of Division, Administration & Human Resources
Supervising: 2 IT Assistants
Status: Permanent
Grade: P3/P4

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall serve as the IT Officer/Webmaster.
  • He/she shall acquire, deploy and support the information systems technology (hardware and software) in line with the needs and approved standards of the organization and report directly to the Director of Administration and Finance or the Head of Division as the case may be.

Role and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for activities among others:

  • Design and implement the delivery of IT/IS Solutions for supporting the organization’s processes;
  • Acquisition, deployment and support of the information systems technology (hardware and software) in line with the needs and approved standards of the organization;
  • Manage the organization’s website, the local area network and other relevant e-Solutions for the organization including video conferencing and other electronic systems;
  • Perform systems, network, communications and data base management and administration;
  • Design, implement and operate scalable, highly available and fault tolerant systems;
  • Ensure the availability, performance and security of IT systems and applications at the Court;
  • Investigate, Diagnose and Classify incidents for users;
  • Escalate Incidents and service requests where necessary to OEMs and service providers and follow up the resolution;
  • Identify customer service trends; determine system improvements;
  • Serve as second level support for all deployed systems;
  • Develop user guides on systems and applications and help conduct user training when necessary;
  • Provide timely status updates of support activities to the line supervisor.
  • Contribute to the establishment of Standards and Guidelines for the development, standardization and regulation of IT practices.
  • Ensure the application of appropriate frameworks with which to implement policies, standards and guidelines designed to achieve the Information Technology policy objectives of the Court.
  • Assist in the regular review of the standards and guidelines in accordance with the evolution of the IT environment and technology innovations;
  • Be responsible for IT security;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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 recognized university;
  • 5 years progressively responsible experience in planning, web design, development, implementation and maintenance of information and communication technologies;
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS ICT infrastructure and IT 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;
  • Good knowledge of security controls, governance processes and compliance validation;
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts and protocols, advanced technical knowledge of common network protocols (DNS, HTTP/HTTPS) and network security concepts;
  • Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects of the organization;
  • Ability to assess risks in line with information security objectives and risk tolerance of the organization;
  • Ability to present and explain technical information to diverse types of audience (management, users, vendors and technical staff).

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, programs 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;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate 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
(P3-UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72)/ (P4- UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87).

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Accountant at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 2 Openings

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Abuja/Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Institutions
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Finance
Line Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Supervising: Accounting Assistants
Slot: 2 Opeings

Role Overview

  • Under the direct supervision of the Principal Accountant, the incumbent shall be responsible for all book-keeping, supervision of Accounts Assistants; ensure the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and postings into the general and personal ledgers. Be in charge of salaries, asset register and ensure proper filing of all supporting documents on receipts and payments.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the processing of financial claims and expenses in line with ECOWAS financial rules and regulations on a timely basis;
  • Create and maintain all vendor master records in the financial system;
  • Supervise and train the Accounting Assistants for maximum efficiency and output in a manner as to ensure proper segregation of duties;
  • Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedure, rules and regulations;
  • Review the work of Accounting Assistants to ensure proper documentation, proper approval, use of appropriate transaction codes in accordance with the ECOlink, ECOWAS Financial Regulations and the Manual of Accounting Procedures;
  • Monitor ageing and due dates of payables in a timely manner;
  • Act as liaison between Vendors, other departments and the Finance Directorate and offer impeccable customer service;
  • Review/reconcile vendor statements on a regular basis;
  • Review and/or prepare monthly reports on receivables and collections
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for management review;
  • Investigate Vendors and Employee inquiries and track down delinquent invoices;
  • Supervise the timely filing of all related vouchers and records to enable easy retrieval of documents and ensure proper archiving of prior fiscal year documents;
  • Retrieve and furnish all relevant vouchers and details for internal and external audits
  • Assist in the review and analysis of various accounting data;
  • Assists in the analysis of open item managed accounts in the ERP system (SAP) and initiate corrective action;
  • Assist in the collection of data for preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources;
  • Assists with the data extract for and preparation of various reports to management;
  • Assist in monitoring budget implementation and performance;
  • Supervise the processing of all approved payments, reconciliations of bank accounts statements on a monthly basis, and postings into the ledgers.
  • Maintain and update the Asset Register including proper asset modification in SAP (sales, write off, Master data modification)
  • Maintain records of all donor funds received and prepare report for Donors as may be required.
  • Supervise the postings of all regularization vouchers and returns received from programme Officers.
  • Supervise timely filing of all supporting documents relating to ECOWAS and Donor Funds;

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting and budget;
  • Knowledge and technical competence in financial statements consolidation and ability to respond to internal/external audit queries;
  • Knowledge of cash management practices, policies and procedures, and the ability to make appropriate recommendations to improve their accuracy, security timeliness and efficiency;
  • Knowledge of various payments systems, banking terminologies, pension fund practices and relevant financial management processes and policies.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to 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;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate 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 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
UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72 / UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Translator – English into Portuguese at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Translator English into Portuguese – P4

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Institution: Community Court of Justice
Line Supervisor: Portuguese Reviser

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, provide translation services for Judicial and non-judicial documents in Portuguese to the Hon. Judges in the discharge of their judicial mandate. Ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • S/he shall assist the setting-up and updating of terminology database and compilation of glossaries.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translation Services as assigned by the HOD Language and Management; Provides translation into Portuguese of speeches, statements and Court processes.
  • Routinely assigned Translation of official documents for Judges and staff members as required;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (Any proven C language in either of the other two working languages of the Community will be an advantage)
  • Assists the HOD Language Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and conduct of examination for prospective translators;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, compilation of glossaries, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of experience in translation, and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of ECOWAS;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to work on a variety of legal instruments and related documents;

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competences:

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

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 56,591.37 / USD 89,289.87

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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

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Interpreter (Portuguese) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Interpreter (Portuguese)

Location: Abuja
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Line Supervisor: Deputy Chief Registrar

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, provide interpretation services for meetings, deliberations and hearings of the Court, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • He/she shall facilitate the setting-up and updating of terminology database and compilation of glossaries.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Services all Court meetings, deliberations and sessions as assigned by the HOD and Management; Provides interpretation in relevant language combination, (simultaneous, consecutive, whispering, liaison) of speeches or statements;
  • Routinely assigned to sensitive meetings;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (Any proven C language in either of the other two working languages of the Community will be an advantage).
  • Functions as language team leader when assigned to a given meeting;
  • Assists the Head of Language Services Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and conduct of examination for prospective interpreters;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, compilation of glossaries, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Conference Interpretation from a recognized university or institute;
  • 10 years of experience in Interpretation (four of which should have been as a staff Interpreter)
  • Exhibits highest standards of split-second accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original and source languages;
  • Demonstrated understating of how to “weigh” Interpretation teams;
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally and keep abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
  • Demonstrated comprehension of every imaginable accent, in addition to coping with issues of speed and style;
  • Ability to find proper cultural equivalents and take cultural context into account, thorough knowledge of both language and culture is thus required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to uphold team coherence and booth manners;
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of a third language of ECOWAS is an 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 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 regard 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 Court organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS Court’s 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 Court Rules and procedure 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 two official languages of ECOWAS (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of a third language 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.
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (ability to translate into C language is an advantage).

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

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Reviser, English – Portuguese at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Reviser, English – Portuguese – P5

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Line Supervisor: Deputy Chief Registrar
Supervising: 2 Portuguese Translators

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, revise texts translated by in-house and independent translators, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality of texts and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • S/he supervises the relevant language section and may also translate a variety of often complex, confidential, urgent, and important texts intended for different audiences.
  • Facilitates the setting-up and updating of terminology databases and on request, provides advice on language usage.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Revises translations dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature
  • Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, confidential, complex or technical nature
  • Plans, co-ordinates and supervises the daily, medium- and long-term work of their translation section
  • Supervises the weekly maintenance of the translation log;
  • Allocates work to staff, assigns staff to particular translation or revision duties
  • Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation section concerned and assists the HOD in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division
  • Assists the HOD in monitoring the quality of in-house and outsourced translations
  • Regularly provides feedback on in-house and outsourced translations
  • Guides, counsels and trains or supervises the training of translators and trainee revisers, evaluates their performance and promotes the best use of their skills and experience.
  • Keeps abreast of language industry trends especially technological advances useful to the work of the Division.
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in translation from a recognized university / institution;
  • 10 years of experience in translation (at least four of which should have been revision experience)
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of relevant computer assisted translation software/tools.
  • Exhibits highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text.
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information and to conduct complex research.
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of the third language of ECOWAS is an 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 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 Court 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 Court 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 two of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of a third language 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.
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, French B or English B. (ability to translate into C language is an advantage).

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD104,330.42.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

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

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Administration & Human Resources
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, ECOWAS
Line Supervisor: Head of Division, Administration & Human Resources

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance and Head of Division Administration and Human Resources, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing administrative services by ensuring the analysis, the follow-up and the coordination in line with the established rules and regulations of the Community.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out smooth operation of the administrative functions including work environment, space, equipment and information retrieval system;
  • Assist in identifying the operational needs and develop and support the implementation of the rules to facilitate the workflow process;
  • Provide information to staff regarding office administration procedures, processes and practices;
  • Ensure the implementation of all the initiatives that will enable a rational management of the material, human resources (logistics and procedures);
  • Ensure the preparation of objective, accurate, coherent reports in conformity with ECOWAS Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure the efficient reporting of actions implemented and results to the Chief of Staff;
  • Optimize document flow management and propose process improvement solutions;
  • Provide technical and logistical assistance in the organization of activities;
  • Provide support to the Office in the analysis and review of incoming and outgoing files and documents;
  • Provide day-to-day support in planning and coordinating the activities of the Office;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him by the direct superior.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent degree in Management or a related field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in administration and human resources management
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS Administrative and Procurement Regulations and Procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic SAP/ECM HCM modules to carry out human resource functions, to include basic data entry, extraction and interpretation

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competences:

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences;
  • Ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Ability to seek out best practices to make organizational decisions of relevance to diversity management, ensuring that project and program activities identify vulnerable areas and contain systemic checks.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programs 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;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate 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.

Supervising:

  • 2 Maintenance Assistants,
  • 2 Store Assistants,
  • 10 Drivers

Remuneration
Annual Salary: (P3-UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72) / (P4- UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87)

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

How to Apply

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

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Program Officer, Strategic Planning Coordination at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer, Strategic Planning Coordination – P3/P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Division: Strategic Planning
Line Supervising: PPO Planning, Programming & Coordination
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer for Planning, Programming and Coordination, the Programme Officer, Strategy Analysis and Development will provide assistance in the implementation of the work programme of the Division, and provide any other support to the Directorate as required including supporting in research work, data analyses, compiling data and information, drafting reports, taking notes, and editing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support in the overall implementation of strategic planning activities in the ECOWAS Institutions in line with the Community Strategic Frameworks and other strategic planning guidelines;
  • Assist in ensuring that multi-year strategic plans and annual work planning processes are well coordinated in line with the recommended timelines and guidelines;
  • Assists with project management and coordination/development of work plans, deliverables, and activities;
  • Contribute to preparation of annual, quarterly, and detailed implementation work plans, and other related documents for timely commencement and implementation of the component activities;
  • Provides advisory services to heads of directorates, divisions and programme officers in the development of annual work plans;
  • Provide inputs to programme / project designs, including comments on project documents, support development of theory of change and results matrixes from planning, monitoring and evaluation perspectives;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of data and relevant studies on strategic planning taking into account developmental trends;
  • Ensure availability of an up-to-date information on all critical issues on strategic planning; initiate and design analytical and technical reports, including assessments and studies in support to strategic planning efforts the regional and national level, including baseline assessments and methodological recommendations;
  • Maintain regular contact with the heads of Directorates, divisions and programme offices,to keepthem awareof strategic documents andto seekfeed-backfrom them sothat the organization can effectivelyimplementits programmewith continuous improvement;
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of ECOWAS long term vision and medium term strategic framework;
  • Prepare medium to long range studies, as wellasdeveloptheoveralllogicin preparation of long term strategic plans;
  • Performs other duties as assigned the President.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Science or any related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in leading effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes at the national or international level;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring & evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, reporting and in methodological guides for all types of monitoring & evaluation;
  • Proven ability to implement, monitor and evaluate strategic plans with an RMB approach;

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
(P3-UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72) / (P4- UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87).

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Program Officer (PO), Strategic Development / Analysis at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Strategic Development / Analysis

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Division: Strategic Planning
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Line Supervisor: PPO Planning, Programming & Coordination
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer for Planning, Programming and Coordination, the Programme Officer for Strategy Analysis and Development will provide assistance in the implementation of the work programme of the Division, and provide any other support to the Directorate as required including supporting in research work, data analyses, compiling data and information, drafting reports, taking notes, and editing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out periodic analysis of the current external and internal environment of the organization, support in formulating organizational objectives and strategies based upon the environmental assessment, and developing procedures to implement and evaluate the strategic plan;
  • Conduct occasional research, identifying key challenges for the Commission and prepare relevant materials to be disseminated within the Commission in relation to capacity building;
  • Support other ECOWAS institutions and departments in the development of their strategic plan and annual work programme;
  • Assist in providing and delivering strategic data analysis, insights and presentations to the Management and other functional teams;
  • Analyze concepts and ideas in relation to strategic planning and assess feasibility, trade-offs and constraints in respect of their application;
  • Examine available models and analytical frameworks and apply appropriate models to related concepts, providing the department with materials for use at strategy and planning sessions;
  • Develop an outcome “planning” document and related templates suitable for developing action plans (objectives, responsibilities, time lines, budgets, etc.);
  • Coordinate capacity building activities in collaboration with Directorates and Units of the Commission as well as Development Partners (using existing coordination mechanisms);
  • Contributes to improving the department’s internal systems, processes and tools particularly as they enhance the implementation of strategic documents;
  • Updates data from multiple sources on a regular basis to provide information to management to make strategic business decisions;
  • Maintains report forms, formats, information dashboards, data generators, reports and other resources
  • Assist in ensuring that the overall results of the Strategic Framework are well understood and executed by the ECOWAS institutions and the departments of the Commission;
  • Support in the development of strategies, policies and processes across  all functions that will help to achieve the defined strategic objectives;
  • Performs other duties as assigned the President.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Science or any related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in leading effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes at the national or international level;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring & evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, reporting and in methodological guides for all types of monitoring & evaluation;
  • Proven ability to implement, monitor and evaluate strategic plans with an RMB approach.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
(P3-UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72) / (P4- UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87).

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

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

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Program Officer (PO) – Monitoring & Evaluation at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer (PO) – Monitoring & Evaluation – P5

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Line Supervisor: Director Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Division: Monitoring & Evaluation
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Principal Programme Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan of the Community as well as the coordination of the monitoring and evaluation plans of the different Institutions and Agencies.

Supervising:

  • PO Monitoring and Performance Reporting
  • PO Data Management/Evaluation Assessment

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop a regional monitoring and evaluation framework or plan of the Community, based on the regional results framework and concise impact, outcome and output indicators;
  • Develop appropriate tools for data collection, analysis and reporting on the implementation of programmes at the regional and institutional/agency levels, including mid-term reviews, impact assessment, programme performance and terminal evaluation;
  • Develop, in collaboration with key stakeholders, key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor ECOWAS programme and activities within the Commission and in other ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies, and make recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation;
  • Draft the quarterly, mid-year and annual progress and performance reports of the Commission;
  • Undertake periodic field missions to monitor and assess programme implementation and progress, and to ensure compliance with operational procedures (results and logical frameworks);
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment of M&E Officers of Institutions and Agencies, develop and carry out training programmes to build their capacity;
  • Assess on a regular basis the efficiency of programmes/activities by mapping the financial resources utilized to the results of these programmes/activities;
  • Work closely with the Division of the Planning, Programming and Coordination to strengthen the capacities of the M&E focal points of the ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies, in Result Based Management so as to ensure efficient achievement of the goals and objectives of the Community;
  • Ensure that ECOWAS institutions, and Agencies deliver high quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Prepare and maintain a data base of the programs and projects of Institutions and Agencies, with an in-built mechanism for data quality control.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business or public administration, management, statistics, economics, political science or other social sciences from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of institutional evaluation, environmental assessment, result based management and strategic evaluation;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in methodology of monitoring & evaluation, including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods;
  • Understanding of various approaches and methods of programme and project monitoring & evaluation.

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 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 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.
  • 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.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with the filled Application Form below to: b1M&[email protected] using the “Job Title” as subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Program Officer (PO), Highway & Road Engineer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Highway & Road Engineer – P2/P3

Location: Abuja / Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P2/P3
Status: Permanent
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Roads & Railways
Line Supervisor: PO Road Infrastructure Development
Supervising: Program Assistant

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Road Infrastructure Development, the PO Highway & Road Engineer will provide technical expertise and support project implementation in the road development, road engineering and related policy and strategies in the development of the regional highway network.
  • The PO Highway & Road Engineer will also coordinate with Member State Ministries and Road Agencies as well as Development Partners to implement community cross border road projects and services to support the attainment of regional integration Agenda of ECOWAS.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of short, medium and long term programme and plans for construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of road infrastructure in ECOWAS region;
  • Coordinate and monitor implementation of Community Highway corridor development program in the ECOWAS region;
  • Promote the harmonization of roads policies, Design standards, procedures and practices in the ECOWAS Member States
  • Support the preparation of term of reference for studies in road infrastructure and coordinate such studies;
  • Analyze and monitor current policies, design standards, procedures and practices that are used for highway design in ECOWAS Member States.
  • Ensure that transport infrastructure designs meet the approved regulations and standards;
  • Develop and monitor programmes for the improvement and integration of roads networks;
  • Must have experience in multi-modal transport that integrates all transport modes including air, road, transport, railway development, port and border operations, transit systems, inland container depots, warehousing and logistics clusters
  • Assist the management of Road projects from conceptual stages, pre and post-contract activities.

Academic Qualification and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Works, Highway Engineering or related discipline

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of considerable experience in the implementation of road infrastructure projects in a developing country context
  • Experience in highway and road infrastructure project implementation, studies and works supervision in the public or private sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to monitoring and evaluation of road infrastructure projects or programmes.
  • Proven experience in at least two of the following key aspects: planning, design, construction, financing, regulation and maintenance

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to execute tasks, contact colleagues and contribute as needed towards decision making to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to 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;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with stakeholders;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with Stakeholders ;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • 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;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to 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;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary
UA 42,916.53   USD 67,713.70) / (UA 49,106.81  USD 77,480.72)

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with the filled “Application Form” below to: [email protected] Using the “Job Title” as subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Program Officer (PO), Maritime Transport at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Maritime Transport – P3/P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Infrastructure
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Line Supervisor: PPO, Maritime & Transport Facilitation Corridors
Directorate: Transport
Supervising: PO Port Development

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Maritime & transport Facilitation Corridors, the PO Maritime Transport will provide technical expertise in the area of maritime transport in support of the PPO Maritime & Transport Facilitation Corridors and the Director of Transport.
  • The PO will also coordinate with major ports and shippers to provide efficient and reliable port facilities and services to support intra-regional trade and trading with external partners.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Review and assist in the development of policies on Maritime and Inland Water transport with the view of improving efficiency of Regional Ports and maritime resources
  • Provide Technical support to the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Port Master Plan
  • Assist in the Prepare the contribution of ECOWAS to key ports infrastructure and logistics development for a while sensitizing ECOWAS Member States, Partners, Regional, Continental and Multilateral partners on maritime transport and logistics in the West African Region.
  • Monitor the implementation of policy decision of ECOWAS Authorities on Ports and inland water transportation and related matters.
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of regional strategies for Port operations and inland water ways in the region in collaboration with ECOWAS member states.
  • Support Member States to provide and maintain efficient modern Sea Ports.
  • Coordinate the implementation of international standards in West African Ports
  • Coordinate Member State effort in implementing IMO’s Conventions of safety at Sea and the ISPS Code.
  • Develop projects to support national Port development programs
  • Coordinate donor involvement in the Maritime and Ports Sectors
  • Follow up with development partners on funding and development of the Maritime and Inland Water sector.

Academic Qualification and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or public works, Transport Planning, Transport Economics, Transport Logistics or Maritime Transport from a recognized university;

Experience:

  • 5 years of considerable experience in maritime transport. Experience in shipping services or Port Operations or Management in a developing country context
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transport management and transport service delivery in the area of maritime and inland water transportation
  • Knowledge and experience in policy development process, programme design and execution.
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of projects in maritime transport, transport logistics chains, Port operations and infrastructure development in line with best practices

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 resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining directorate’s performance goals and standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to keep a stakeholders (member states, development partners, internal sector departments, private sector investors, etc.) informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with 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;
  • 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;

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programs and policies;
  • 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;
  • 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 contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.

Annual Salary
(UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72) / (UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87).

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Programme Officer – Intellectual Property at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Programme Officer – Intellectual Property

Ref.: ECW/HR/18041922
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Education, Science & Culture
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Education, Science and Culture
Division: Arts and Culture
Line Supervising: PPO Arts and Culture
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer – Intellectual Property reports to the Arts and Culture Division but works closely with all departments involved in the management of intellectual property. S/he is responsible for the implementation of all tasks related to intellectual property, including literary and artistic property and industrial property.
  • S/he is tasked with contributing to the development of strategies and policies relating to intellectual property and monitoring and implementation of projects in his/her area of expertise.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Plan and monitor the implementation of activities related to the development of intellectual property;
  • Ensure the implementation of projects and action plans in the area of literary and artistic property and industrial property, in accordance with the guidelines given by his/her line manager or other departments involved in intellectual property matters.
  • Monitor the implementation of resolutions and decisions of ECOWAS governing bodies in the field of intellectual property;
  • Prepare and submit progress and assessment reports to his/her line manager on the implementation of intellectual property projects;
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned Commissioners, Directors or Heads of Division in the normal course of his/her duties in the field of intellectual property
  • Prepare, plan, implement and monitor the intellectual property budget
  • Seek funding for the implementation of intellectual property projects;
  • Develop an intellectual property database;
  • Ensure the monitoring and coordination of exchanges with other ECOWAS institutions involved in intellectual property matters;
  • Ensure the visibility of initiatives in the field of intellectual property
  • Develop international cooperation in the field of intellectual property,
  • Develop, within the scope of the work, constructive and close cooperation links with other stakeholders involved in intellectual property.
  • Provide expertise in the implementation of intellectual property projects and programmes;
  • Plan and monitor possible recruitment or cooperation needs with consultants in the field of intellectual property;
  • Plan for human resources capacity building in the intellectual property sector;
  • Propose an innovative approach to programme management, taking into account scientific opportunities and new technologies
  • Perform his/her technical tasks in line with the expected outcomes in the field of intellectual property, in particular its literary and artistic property component.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Law, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, or in a field related to intellectual property from a recognised university.
  • 5 years of professional experience including relevant international work;
  • Solid knowledge of ECOWAS policy on intellectual policy and related areas,
  • Good knowledge of international or regional organisations working in the field of intellectual property.

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 resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to proactively interact and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect, credibility and professionalism clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigate issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards.
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations
  • Ability to 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;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to 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;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate 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 work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.
  • 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 identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA 39,73872 USD 62,699.75/ UA 46,539.98 USD 73,430

Application Closing Date
24th August, 2019.

How to Apply

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

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Director – Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director, Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation – D1

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: D1
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Line Supervising: Vice President
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Vice- President, the Director of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will oversee the translation of the ECOWAS Vision into a community strategic framework that will serve as basis for the development of the medium-term work programmes of the Institutions, Departments and Agencies; and coordinate the implementation of the framework.
  • He/she will also coordinate the development and implementation of a community results framework and ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of the community strategic framework.

Supervising:

  • Planning, Programming & Coordination
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Office Manager
  • Office Aide

Role and Responsibilities

  • Advise the Management on the development of the vision to strategically position the ECOWAS region in the global and continental scheme of affairs;
  • Coordinate, in collaboration with the Community Institutions and in consultation with various stakeholders in the Member States, the translation of the ECOWAS Vision into a community strategic framework or plan, taking into account international development paradigms such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union Agenda 2063;
  • Coordinate with Community Institutions and national planning offices in member States to make sure that the Strategic Plans are in line with the development goals and objectives of Member States;
  • Coordinate the development of a regional results framework and put in place a mechanism for the effective monitoring and evaluation of the community strategic framework;
  • Assist ECOWAS Institutions, Agencies and Department to develop medium-term work programmes and ensure that these programmes are well aligned with the community strategic framework
  • Assist the ECOWAS Commission to define the institutional goals and objectives of the ECOWAS Commission and ensure their realization within specified time frames in order to achieve the desired results;
  • Install and perpetuate a Results-Based Management (RBM) culture within ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies;
  • Put in place a mechanism for the systematic collection and analysis of data, and the preparation of the quarterly, mid-year and annual progress and performance reports of ECOWAS Institutions, Departments and Agencies; monitoring and measurement of the performance of Community programs, based on well-defined impact, outcome and output indicators;
  • Implement a feedback and measurement system to ensure implementation of approved plans and budget at all levels;
  • Carry out business process design, improvement and management;
  • Identify possible bottlenecks/ constraints that could lead to under-performance of programs assigned to Community Institutions and recommend remedial measures;
  • Prepare training and operational manuals for ensuring effective and efficient Monitoring & Evaluation processes by Community Institutions and Agencies;
  • Provide good leadership and direction in the management of the Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-President of the Commission.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Management, Economics, Planning or a similar field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience including 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of strategy development techniques, including demonstrated ability to conduct environmental scan, organizational and program assessments, proven ability to co-ordinate/facilitate the development of a regional strategy within the framework of the global and continental development agendas;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning techniques applying a Result Based Management approach including key implications and strategic options for program/project implementation;
  • Professional competence and ability to develop implement and monitor, medium and long term strategic documents and detailed regional strategic plan, programs and projects;
  • Understanding of the policy environment and major institutions of the ECOWAS Community.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA 81,435.54 (USD 128,488.99) per annum.

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

nterested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to to: b1DirSPUM&[email protected]

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Executive Director – ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Executive Director – ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) – D2

Job ref.: ECW/HR/06051929
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Grade: D2
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Department: Trade, Customs & Free Movement of Persons
Agency: ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA)-Gambia
Directorate: Executive Director
Supervising: Director Operations; -Director Administration & Finance
Line Supervisor: Commissioner Trade Customs, Free movement and Tourism

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Commissioner Trade Customs, Free movement and Tourism, the incumbent will manage the ECOWAS Regional competitive Authority, including but not limited to planning, coordination, organization, leading and supervision of all Programmes, Projects, Partner Relations, Funds, Personnel Management at the Authority.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Plan and Coordinate annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Regional Competitive Authority’s strategies and targets;
  • Establish and monitor goals achievement; negotiate suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Authority;
  • Organize the Authority in an efficient way with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities and authority – organogram as approved by the Commission;
  • Work with relevant Directorates to ensure efficient and effective services such as recruitment, action on performance decisions, promotions and related matters;
  • Set standards of work and create mechanisms to monitor staff output and ensure that standards are maintained and deadlines met without compromising quality of work;
  • Manage the system of setting individual performance planning and standards through available Performance Planning and Evaluation systems;
  • Provide regular and prompt performance feedback to direct reports;
  • Actively engaged in the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures of the Directorate;
  • Create productive working atmosphere within the Authority to encourage staff participation;
  • Provide direct technical guidance on programme design or implementation in competition; economic research analysis; legal investigation; compliance and enforcement;
  • Represent ECOWAS in professional meetings or working groups; make speeches, negotiate agreements, mediate disputes;
  • Lead or participate in technical missions to develop projects and programmes;
  • Exercise oversight over all day-to-day operations of the Authority;
  • Implement annual work programs and approved decisions.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university in a discipline related to the mandate of the organization and the position;
  • 15 years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, law, business management, financial management , infrastructure, political affairs, conflict resolution, preventive diplomacy and/or peacebuilding in a senior leadership capacity with a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on issues related to the ECOWAS region; experience working with Member States and delegations in the context of international organizations; extensive experience in Programme and project planning, financing and oversight;
  • Knowledge of policy and strategy development, change management and related issues, with broad geographical outcomes/impacts;
  • Ability to lead the development, management/review of reports and papers on technical and policy issues;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS policies, management, administrative, budgetary and staffing systems, procedures and regulations;
  • Progressive senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple stakeholders on critical and/or complex issues.

Age Limit

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

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  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public service principles, values and ethics, and the practice of accountability in public sector management;
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage others to solve problems and resolve conflicts, to modify leadership style, to meet situational requirements, and to lead successfully in uncertain and volatile environments; develops a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results;
  • Exhibit consistency on actions, values, methods, confidentiality, ethics, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes which connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances;
  • Well-developed political acumen, superior judgement, tact and diplomacy to work with various interest groups and stakeholders, to influence/enlighten policy direction, to implement and promote adherence to governance principles, the regulatory environment and corporate vision, and to advance strategic priorities associated with the ECOWAS mandate;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a balanced perspective on the organization’s leadership and governing body to keep ECOWAS mission, vision, and values at the forefront of employee decision making and actions;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS 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;
  • Sound knowledge of change management concepts and approaches to enable the fulfillment of reforms and modernization initiatives, to mobilize people for change, energize transitions and to build sustainability;
  • Ability to conduct high-stakes negotiations with high-level clients while taking account of different stakeholder agendas, cultural norms, situational factors, ECOWAS interests; demonstrates the ability to partner with internal and external clients;
  • Ability to identify and capitalize on synergies with other departments, specialized agencies, zonal duty stations and key actors and partners to achieve objectives;
  • Demonstrates the ability to personally, commit to advancing ECOWAS goals for improved client services and stakeholder relations; assures appropriate measures are established to deliver client service excellence;
  • Knowledge of member states future business requirements, balanced with an understanding of internal capacity, culture and climate;
  • Leads and manages complex service agreements and strategic relationships with member states; leads and/or oversees new program and project activities;
  • Understands diverse cultural views especially within west Africa, and sensitive to group differences; sees diversity as an opportunity, challenges bias and intolerance;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, workplace culture and its dynamics;
  • Plays a leadership role in shaping the ethics, values and culture of the organization by consistently communicating and exemplifying them;
  • Ability and passion to actively support diversity management policies and principles, act as role model and a champion and advocate of diversity policies and principles;
  • Understands inclusion, the impact of unconscious bias, and how to manage and leverage differences; ability to make/apply the connection between diversity and innovation, and to oversee a talent system that remains inclusive, transparent, and well understood;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to identify roadblocks to principles of equity, fairness and transparency, to oversee diversity indicators for planning and program development and to create a workplace free of discrimination and harassment;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and specialized agencies, and how they interrelate as well as superior understanding of member countries, their social, economic and political opportunities and challenges, their cultural and geopolitical ties and shared common interests;
  • Excellent knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework and approaches to policy development;
  • Proven knowledge of the rules and procedures of ECOWAS, the implementation of which is necessary for the realization of goals, the establishment of sound internal controls as well as the monitoring and evaluation of programs, plans and policies;
  • Sound knowledge of ECOWAS partnership agreements, sector programs and projects, procurement, financial and human resources policies and practices as well as internal reforms and capacity development initiatives;
  • Ability to think creatively and innovating generating alternatives, visualizing new possibilities, challenging assumptions, and being open to additional information;
  • Ability to prioritize action steps to stay focused on key objectives while handling multiple demands and competing priorities;
  • Ability to make trade-offs/compromise while understanding the potential advantages and disadvantages of an idea or course of action;
  • Ability to analyze reporting or working relationships between several departments’ agencies and institutions, and recognize areas of potential obstacle or challenges and produce solutions or alternatives to achieve strategic priorities;
  • Ability to obtain information, opinions and recommendations from various sources to inform decisions, produce conclusions and to drive change;
  • Continually working to broaden own knowledge and experience communicating with various stakeholders, partners and media to see connections and patterns across seemingly unrelated fields of knowledge;
  • Communicates strategically, considering such aspects as optimal message timing, and form of communication; skillfully handles complex on-the-spot questions from others, such as senior public officials, special interest groups, citizens or the media;
  • Communicates complex issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences using two-way communication to gain others’ input and understanding;
  • Strategically builds networks and contacts to support ideas, initiatives and directives; ensures communication plans are developed and implemented so audiences are informed in a timely manner;
  • 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 clearly articulate links between the organization’s strategy and the institution’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities; acts as a champion or sponsor of change programs and agendas;
  • 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;
  • Sound ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing tasks;
  • Foresees risks and provide for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and use time efficiently;
  • Translates the strategic direction, including vision, mission and values into effective strategies; develops, leads and ensures meaningful communication of shared vision, values, mission and strategic direction to inspire and influence others; positions the organization to deal with emerging and long-term trends, issues and opportunities;
  • Champions the development of proactive strategies and uses strategic alliances to extend organizational and ECOWAS impact;
  • Establishes performance expectations, inspires excellence and recognizes performance; oversees the implementation and monitoring of performance management programs to ensure all employees meet performance expectations.

Annual Salary
UA 71,739.86  (USD 113,191.16)

Application Closing Date
19th August, 2019.

How to Apply

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