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

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – P3/P4

Location: 
Praia, Cabo Verde
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – ECREEE
Department: Energy and Mines
Directorate: Energy and Mines
Division: Office of the Executive Director
Line Supervisor: Executive Director
Supervising: N/A
Grade: P3/P4

Role Overview

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is expected to play the cross-cutting function of guiding the planning of program results, and the monitoring and evaluation of progress towards achievement of those results across the organization.
  • With support from the Office of Executive Director, the M&E Officer provides general leadership, sets standards and maintains oversight of ECREEE’s entire monitoring and evaluation function.
  • The M&E is a core member of the agency’s strategic plan implementation committee, ensuring that overall performance is measured and adequately disseminated.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Coordinate planning, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects;
  • Periodically update existing procedures for projects performance monitoring and evaluation, and champion their use by programme officers and other related staff;
  • Lead the development of plans for monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Support programme officers to monitor implementation of projects’ performance;
  • Coordinate periodic performance reviews of projects;
  • Provide technical and coordinate administrative support to external evaluators to conduct planned evaluations;
  • Lead the reporting of results to ECREEE management, Board and ECOWAS Commission;
  • Identify M&E capacity needs within ECREEE and, design and deliver, and/or recommend external capacity building opportunities, and
  • Conduct any related tasks assigned by the Executive Director.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Development Economics, Sociology, Statistics, Public Administration, Management, or other Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation;
  • Knowledge of the Result Based Management approach to planning, monitoring, evaluation of development interventions ;
  • Knowledge of rules, policies, and guidelines of development partners;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in collect and data analysis.

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 the chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information, and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues, and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep key stakeholders informed about progress or setbacks, paying attention to timelines and, quality work;
  • 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 responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness, and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact, and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbiased and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges, and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends, and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and web-based data management;
  • 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 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 formulate results, identify/construct indicators, and lead the determination of targets and collect indicator data to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA37,651.28, USD59,406.19/UA44,032.04,USD69,473.75.


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: meofficer@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Communication Officer

Location: 
Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: N/A
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: Communication
Division: Information and Communication
Line Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer, Information & Communication
Grade: P3

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the PPO, Information and Communication, the Communication Officer shall structure, collect, process and disseminate information on Commission’s activities and programmes.

Supervising:

  • Programme Assistants Multimedia
  • Photographer & Cameraman
  • Videographer.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Structure, collect, process and disseminate information on Commission’s activities;
  • Assist in enhancing and promoting Commission’s projects, programmes activities and achievements;
  • Assist for continuous improvement of internal and external communication of the Commission;
  • Contribute to the definition, development and implementation of communication plans and strategies;
  • Contribute for content and design of various publications
  • Implement successfully public awareness campaigns on the organisation’s activities;
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Power Point & Internet surfing);
  • Draft speeches, communiques, press releases and reviews;
  • Design and structure press kits;
  • Design advertisements;
  • Assist in drafting and designing the Commission’s information bulletin;
  • Produce Regular updates for content of the Commission’s website;
  • Provide continuous information to a dedicated network of regional and international media;
  • Media coverage and support for communication related needs for meetings , press conferences, seminars etc;
  • Assist in the coordination of interviews and media interaction’s for Commission’s management with local, regional and international press;
  • Initiate partnerships and establish strong networks with regional and international media to increase visibility and raise awareness about Commission’s activities;
  • Carry out any other assignment that may be assigned and regularly at short notice.

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication or related field from a recognized university.
  • 5 years’ experience in journalism, communications and public relations;
  • Knowledge in developing communication strategies and plans for internal and external communication;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage complex communication campaigns and events;
  • Ability to conceptualize and contribute to design communication campaigns that target and multicultural audiences;
  • Proven knowledge of communication and the ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instil a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means,;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • 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;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

Annual Salary
UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72.


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: pocomm@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Office Manager (Bilingual Secretaries)

Location: Abuja
Grade: G5/G6/G7
Slot: 22 Openings
Department: General Administration & Conference
Directorate: General Administration
Line Supervisor: Line Director

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director, the Office Manager should play a vital role in the smooth running of the Department.
  • From welcoming visitors, to reception of calls, fixing appointments, organizing the schedule of his/her superior, drafting of correspondence and filing documents, his or her duties will be critical to the daily activities of the Department /Directorate. In this regard, he/she should be quite accessible and responsive in the face of competing demands from both internal and external parties.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Management of the Supervisor’s schedule: Manage the Supervisor’s diary and schedule, organise and manage appointments; receive and welcome visitors; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond or transfer to the supervisor.
  • Administrative Management: Organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; book meeting rooms; request and provide supplies to the office.
  • Management of mail and documents: Create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure e-archiving and e-filing of documents using ECM software for easy retrieval when the need arises; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval.
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Ms Office, ECM and other Ecolink software when it is possible. Demonstrate ability in word processing in English, French and/or Portuguese.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • HND or equivalent in Secretarial Studies or Administration or a related field from a  recognized higher institution;
  • 6 years’ experience in administrative and  secretarial services;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions with little supervision;
  • Knowledge of related computer software and relevant ECM filing systems and correspondence-related procedures, guidelines and processes to preparing and using administrative documents and templates.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA25,527.53, USD40,277.34/UA30,178.98, USD47,616.39/UA34,933.43, USD55,117.96


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: bsofficemanager@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Director of External Relations

Location: 
Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: N/A
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: External Relations
Division: N/A
Line Supervisor: President of the Commission
Grade: D1

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall provide the Commission with information on mechanisms to build effective partnerships that can draw the required financial resources for the implementation of projects, programmes and policies, in line with ECOWAS strategic vision. S/he shall coordinate the full range of the Commission’s external relations policies and programmes.

Supervising:

  • Resource Mobilisation and Coordination
  • Relations with ECOWAS Member States
  • Office Manager
  • Office Aide.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement effective mechanisms for the coordination of the Commission’s resource mobilisation strategies in line with ECOWAS strategic vision;
  • Develop mechanisms to monitor and coordinate resource mobilisation with development partners in accordance with the directives of the President of the Commission;
  • Harmonise resource mobilisation activities in line with ECOWAS strategic vision;
  • Develop and implement mechanisms for the implementation of partnership policies and strategies;
  • Prepare technical notes for the President for audiences and various meetings with external partners;
  • Manage the Commission’s relations with different stakeholders involved in the regional integration process and implementation of the Commission’s programmes;
  • Develop and implement mechanisms for effective coordination of relations with ECOWAS National Offices and Permanent Representations in Abuja;
  • Develop and implement procedures to monitor relations with civil society organisations in conjunction with the relevant departments;
  • Develop and ensure the maintenance of a database to adequately monitor partnerships;
  • Manage the accreditation process for new ambassadors, heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations to the Commission;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the President of the Commission.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years progressively responsible experience in providing strategic analysis and policy advice, including experience in international organizations;
  • Possesses expert knowledge of advanced concepts of dialogues with regional counterparts and other stakeholders to strengthen advocacy efforts, incorporating country, regional and global perspectives, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant ECOWAS policies and procedures;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS’ role in African and international affairs, and good understanding of ECOWAS rules, regulations, policies and guidelines and their applications;
  • Experience working with Member States, Diplomatic corps and Intergovernmental organizations;
  • Sound experience in resource mobilization and coordination;
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of stakeholder management, communication, project management and Partners’ management practices and procedures.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Recent and progressive senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in multi-disciplinary governmental or international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities;
  • 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 balance 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;
  • Ability to judge and make decision 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 write reports and to analyze reports, and to determine areas of potential obstacles or challenge 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 coordinate development partners’ project/programmes cycle management, and to ensure their successful implementation
  • Ability to actively listen and understand perspectives of others to inform assertions, decisions or recommendations;
  • Ability to build multiple external collaborative relationships and networks 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 (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Superior planning skills exemplified by setting clear expectations and conducting consistent and effective oversight of performance management practices to ensure 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, mobilizing/engaging people, identifying critical success factors, mitigating risks, monitoring indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and building capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Annual Salary
UA81,435.54,USD128,488.99.


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: dirextrels@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Principal Programme Officer – Veterinary Governance

Location: Bamako, Mali
Grade: P5
Department: Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources
Directorate: Regional Animal Health Center (Rahc) – Bamako
Division: Veterinary Governance
Line Supervisor: Executive Director; Regional Animal Health Center (Rahc) – Bamako
Supervising: 2 Programme Officers

Role Overview

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, the Principal Program Officer on Veterinary Regulations will ensure the formulation and implementation of regional and international regulations for good veterinary governance on animal disease control, improved public health and animal welfare that will support the effective and efficient delivery of veterinary services to support food security and nutrition, livelihoods, wealth creation and poverty reduction through the efficient management of animal health in the ECOWAS region in line with the goal of the ECOWAP/CAADP.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support ECOWAS Member States to strengthen veterinary governance;
  • Formulate and ensure implementation of regional and international veterinary regulations and guidelines
  • Support increased investments in national and regional veterinary governance infrastructure to close the gaps in the OIE Gap Analysis in the ECOWAS region.
  • Formulate, align and implement regional and international veterinary education and training guidelines in the ECOWAS region.
  • Support capacity building and veterinary continuing education and particularly explore online education and training delivery.
  • Formulate and implement regional and international regulatory frameworks and guidelines on veterinary information management and risk communication to populations.
  • Facilitate networking with veterinary regulatory agencies in ECOWAS Member States and other relevant regional and international partners.
  • Facilitate networking with regional and international academic and scientific community.
  • Facilitate regular regional publications on veterinary regulation issues.
  • Support the establishment and/or strengthening of regional socio-economic and risk communication networks.
  • Support the strengthening of regional animal producer/professional network.
  • Ensure the alignment of activities with the implementation of ECOWAP/CAADP and related projects.
  • experience in project planning, formulation and implementation, as well as funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding partners
  • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Health Economics or a related field from a recognized university.
  • 10 years’ experience with multilateral negotiations and advice to governments with programme fund resource mobilization, 3 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of relevant veterinary policies and regulations governing livestock sector development;
  • Experience of project formulation and funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding partners;
  • Technical capacity to develop a vision, mission and strategies and to focus on the needs of member countries and to adjust strategies to take account of changing circumstances;

Age Limit:

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

Key Ecowas Competences

  • 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 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;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management;
  • 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 respect the chain of command in an appropriate manner
  • Proficiency in information, communication and 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 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 use participatory approach in project planning and identifying 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;
  • Competence in technical writing and editing skills;
  • 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 analyze a situation by indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success in making decisions;

Annual Salary
UA59373.81, USD93,680.00 per annum.


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: vetgovernbamako@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Officer, Community Decisions Monitoring and Coordination – P5

Location: 
Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: N/A
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: Secretary – General
Division: Community Decisions Monitoring and Coordination
Line Supervisor: Secretary General
Supervising: Programme Monitoring and Coordination
Grade: P5

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Secretary General, the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of Community Decisions in Member States and in the Institution and Agencies, assessing their level of implementation and providing feedback on challenges and status.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Monitors the status of implementation of Decisions made by ECOWAS Statutory Organs and provide reports;
  • Liaises with Member States and Community Institutions and Agencies and provides clarification on Decisions made by Statutory Organs of the Community;
  • Establishes appropriate indicators for measuring progress on the implementation of Community Decisions;
  • Develops a framework to assess the impact of Community Decisions on Citizens pf Member States;
  • Ensures information gathered through monitoring activities is shared quickly and in an appropriate format with Management so that any problems arising can be resolved;
  • Assesses the efficient utilization of community funds received by Member States relating to the implementation of Community Decisions;
  • Undertakes regular field missions to coordinate implementation of Community decisions in Member States and ensures that they are all at the same level of understanding;
  • Provides advice on ways and means of improving the status of implementation of Community Decisions;
  • Serves as a focal point for Member States and Community Institutions and Agencies with regard to the implementation of Community Decisions;
  • Anticipates, plans and supports funding requirements as they relate to the efficient implementation of Community Decisions;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics or a similar field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of professional experience in management including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS as a whole and the role of the institutions of the ECOWAS Community;
  • Demonstrated expertise in successively setting up framework to monitor decisions making process;
  • Proven track record on policy work related to governance, economic reform and social issues.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement;
  • 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 respectful 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 or 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 and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA66,123.98, USD104,330.42.


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: cdecmonitoring@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Principal Program Officer, Information and Communication – P5

Location: 
Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: N/A
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: Communication
Division: Information and Communication
Line Supervisor: Director, Communication
Grade: P5

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director of Communication, Principal Program Officer, information and Communication will organize, coordinate, implement and supervise all information and communication activities of the Division.

Supervising:

  • Communication Officers
  • Information and Public Relations Officers
  • Website and Social Media

Role And Responsibilities

  • Supervise the definition of ECOWAS Communication Strategy and its implementation;
  • Organize, coordinate and supervise all information and communication activities;
  • Assist in enhancing the Commission’s internal and external communication;
  • Develop, implement and monitor communication plans and strategies;
  • Supervise the design and production of communication tools/publications such as leaflets, flyers, information notes, brochures, notice boards etc
  • Draft internal communication, speeches , communiques, press releases and reviews;
  • Coordinate the design , production and dissemination strategy of the Commission’s information bulletin;
  • Supervise the revamping and updating of Commission’s website and social networks and develop inherent strategies;
  • Organise public awareness and sensitization campaigns on Commission’s activities and programmes;
  • Manage content and strategy for the Commission’s continuous information flow to regional and international media;
  • Establish and set up a permanent network of specialized and dedicated media /journalists in each member country and international
  • Supervise the definition of a strategy for the promotion of ECOWAS as an organization to Member States and citizens of West Africa, regional and international organizations, development partners and the general public etc;
  • Generate enhanced visibility of Commission’s activities and programmes;
  • Coordinate media coverage of ECOWAS regular, statutory and extraordinary meetings ( meetings, public and press conferences of Heads of State and Government , Council of Ministers, ministerial meetings, Civilian Stakeholders etc);
  • Execute any other tasks as may be assigned to him/her within deadlines.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Journalism, Public Relations or any related specialized field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years responsible experience in journalism, communications, public relations, or related field of which 3 years is at a supervisory level
  • Proven competence in developing content and implementing wide range communications strategies to broaden awareness of Activities, Programmes and priorities;
  • Knowledge and experience in drafting communication strategies and plans in order to ensure visibility across key audiences and media;
  • Ability to conceptualize and design on target communication campaigns for diversified and larger audiences.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise/technicity required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work within very short deadlines
  • Ability to manage change in orientations, instructions and content and react appropriately
  • 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 develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to service internal communication requests across board ECOWAS : Commission, Institutions and Agencies
  • 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 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, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • 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 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 listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to 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 plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA66,123.98, USD104,330.42.


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: ppoinfocomm@ecowas.int

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Job Title: Director, PPDU- D2

Location: 
Lome, Togo
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Agency: ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: PPDU
Division: N/A
Line Supervisor: PPDU Steering Committee / Commissioner for Infrastructure
Supervising: All PPDU Staff
Grade: D2

Role Overview
The PPDU was established by the ECOWAS Council of Ministers Regulation C/REG.5/08/11 as a Specialized Agency of the Community responsible for the preparation and development of regional infrastructure projects, to prepare bankable infrastructure investment projects which will attract private and public sector financing.

Guided by Article 2 of the PPDU Regulation C/REG. 5/08/11), the Director of the PPDU shall act as the principal representative of the PPDU in its dealings with all the key stakeholders. The Director shall manage a team of experts under the supervision of the PPDU Steering Committee, in collaboration with the Departments in charge of the Infrastructure sector (Transport, Energy and ICT) of the ECOWAS Commission and national or intergovernmental structures in charge of infrastructure project preparation, the private sector and the technical partners to prepare and develop regional integration infrastructure projects in ECOWAS Member States in order to promote investment in infrastructure from the public and private sector.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Lead the identification, selection and prioritization of regional integration infrastructure projects in consultation with the ECOWAS Commission, Member States and the private sector;
  • Initiate and/or undertake the studies and activities required for preparation and development of infrastructure projects with a view to making the projects bankable;
  • Oversee the management of the Infrastructure project preparation Funds, and all the other Funds placed at its disposal;
  • Ensure that the PPDU serves as regional focal point for capacity-building of similar structures in ECOWAS Member States;
  • Lead the mobilization of resources required for preparation and development of infrastructure projects;
  • Help to create an attractive climate for regional infrastructure projects financing and investment;
  • Lead negotiations and conclude cooperation and/or partnership agreements with regional and sub-regional institutions in the area of infrastructure project preparation and development;
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of  the implementation of PPDU supported projects;
  • Act as the principal representative of the PPDU in its dealings with all the key stakeholders;
  • Initiate and conduct staff recruitment in conformity with the organizational structure and the relevant procedures, as adopted by the PPDU Steering Committee/ ECOWAS;
  • Enhance the reputation of the Unit by the quality of the projects prepared;
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the PPDU Steering Committee.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university in engineering; or any master’s degree (or equivalent) in applied science related to infrastructure from a university of recognized standing; Masters in economics, business administration or finance with extensive experience in infrastructure projects will be an added advantage.
  • 15 years of progressively responsible experience in infrastructure project development 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.
  • Proven competence in preparation, development, design and implementation of infrastructure project financing/ public private partnerships (PPP) investment including conducting feasibility studies, procurement and contract management;
  • Proven record of effectively managing teams to deliver programmes with a strategic vision and operational focus:
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple stakeholders (especially National Governments);
  • Proven experience in negotiating and concluding cooperation and/or partnership agreements with regional and international institutions in the area of infrastructure project preparation and development.
  • Experience in mobilizing resources from donors/ development and financing partners
  • The position of the PPDU Director is for a tenure of 5 years renewable once (Article 8.2e ECOWAS Regulation C/REG. 5/08/11)

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public service principles, values and ethics, and the practice of accountability in public sector management;
  • 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;
  • Ability to successfully inspire, motivate and engage others to creatively and innovatively solve problems and resolve issues; develops a culture where staff members hold themselves personally accountable for results;
  • Well-developed acumen, superior judgement, tact and diplomacy to work with various interest groups and stakeholders, to influence/enlighten policy direction and to advance strategic priorities;
  • 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 and key actors and partners to achieve objectives;
  • 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; ability to challenge bias and intolerance;
  • Plays a leadership role in shaping the ethics, values and culture of the organization by consistently communicating and exemplifying them;
  • 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 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;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS mandate, sector programs and projects as well as  organizational structure, workplace culture and its dynamics;
  • 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; adjust priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing tasks;
  • Ability to prioritize action steps to stay focused on key objectives while handling multiple demands and competing priorities;
  • 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.
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members and to drive employee engagement in all activities of the unit;
  • Ability to clearly articulate links between the Unit’s strategy and the ECOWAS Commission’s goals;
  • Ensures communication plans are developed and implemented so audiences are informed in a timely 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.
  • 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 adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing tasks;
  • 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;
  • Establishes performance expectations and oversees the implementation and monitoring of performance management programs to ensure all employees meet performance expectations.

Annual Salary
UA75,489.30, USD119,107.02.


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: ppdudirlome@ecowas.int

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Deadline: 29th January, 2020.

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