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Fresh Openings at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)is established on May 28 1975 via the treaty of Lagos, ECOWAS is a 15-member regional group with a mandate of promoting economic integration in all fields of activity of the constituting countries. Member countries making up

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

Applications are invited from suitable qualified and interested candidate for openings at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Principal Officer, Institutional Framework

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Electoral Assistance, the incumbent main task will be to support the Head of Division in implementing programmes and activities related to institutional framework, in line with the provisions of ECOWAS extant Protocols and Decisions, in particular, the 1999 Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Peacekeeping and Regional Security, the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in discussions and formulation of political and technical strategies in electoral fields;
  • Support the Head of the Division planning and executing ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact-Finding Missions logistics
  • Coordination and arrange logistics for ECOWAS Election Observation Missions ( Long and Short-Terms)  in the region;
  • Liaise with National election management bodies and ECONEC and other organisations as required on electoral matters
  • Provide analytical reports on electoral matters;
  • Prepare policy papers and talking points for senior ECOWAS officials as required;
  • Meets regularly with counterpart in the department of political affairs to plan electoral projects and review activities;
  • Support the Head of the Division in planning and executing All ECOWAS After Action Review.
  • Provides substantives input for the formulation of operational plan of electoral field presence;
  • Makes recommendations on actions to be taken, participates in discussions regarding electoral matters and democratization;
  • Make contacts with other organizations and provide as appropriate, suggestions and recommendations on electoral issues;
  • Manage or supervise electoral projects being implemented in the countries;
  • Carry out with the Head of Division, administrative functions relating to the staffing, planning and budget of electoral operations, including selection of staff assigned to electoral missions;
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, Economics, Law, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized University.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international relations, law, conflict resolution, or related field;
  • Ability to prepare technical summary and analytical briefing notes and reports on political issues;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peacekeeping operations, including in the field of mediation.

Age Limit

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to 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 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;
  • Ability to work in teams to carry out semi-routine work including assigning work, training and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to keep  clients informed on matters of relevance to expectations, establishing “bring forward” systems and introducing other procedures/techniques to ensure that service standards are maintained;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with clients;
  • Well-developed problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others, and to understand the attitude, interests, needs, and perspectives of others;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to explain to others the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the functional area assigned to and the contributions it makes to the organization and its mandate;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS semi-routine procedures, processes and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and information systems;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to edit, check, track and review documents prepared by others and reorganize data or information according to instructions using latest technology;
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands  data management operations;
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment of work.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools, to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports and other documents;
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise documents to ensure they follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance to ECOWAS communication standards;
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast-paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Understanding and adherence to the policies, procedures and guidelines required to support the ECOWAS planning cycle at the individual and organizational level;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary
UA42,916.53,USD67,713.70 / UA49,106.81,USD77,480.72

Communication Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer, Administration and Finance, the incumbent shall coordinate all activities related to the Communication and visibility of ECREEE.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide support in development and implementation of all Information and Communications programs and projects of ECREEE, including but not limited to capacity building, training, knowledge management, etc.; mobilize support from development partners and other stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of innovation and continuous improvement in support of organizational excellence and world-class performance;
  • Update the Head of Division, on a regular basis, on the progress and challenges faced by the Communication Unit in the implementation of the programs and projects as well as on technical, policy or strategic issues;
  • Carry out all activities aiming to enhance the image of the Centre; in charge of presenting the positive image of the centre in the public by ensuring permanent dissemination of information on the centre through the relevant communication media;
  • Create and coordinate the Newsletter of the centre in order to make its activities more accessible to the public, donors and development partners;
  • Ensure that the ECREEE website is functioning in a proper manner and all information and data are regularly updated in collaboration with the ICT officer;
  • Define the requirements of the centre communication equipment;
  • Liaise regularly with the program managers and project teams to enrich the web site and determine communication requirements for the Centre;
  • Cover all activities related to workshops, seminars, conferences, forums, events, etc.. organized by the Centre;
  • Serve as information focal point of the centre and its corporate image;
  • Develop, implement and oversee monitoring of the long-term Communication and Public Relation Strategy of ECREEE ;
  • Develop and implement actions to promote the visibility of ECREEE and acknowledgement of its policy positions and activities in regional and international policy processes and debates;
  • Review projects presented to ECREEE for funding and recommend communications and capacity building actions in their support to the Head of Division;
  • Undertake activities related to the communication strategy and policy of the center;
  • Undertake advocacy, public information and communication activities in coordination with the other Units of ECREEE. Support the implementation of on-the-job training for Energy Ministries, Electricity Utilities, Regulatory Agencies, Private Sector and Civil Society on the design, implementation, oversight and operation of RE, EE and Energy Access projects. Support the preparation of training material, training programs and awareness-raising materials for stakeholders (including the general population, academia, NGOs and CSOs, etc.);
  • Identify, publish and disseminate best practices and lessons learned to build capacity and knowledge;
  • Undertake any duty assigned to him/her relating to the general communications framework.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • 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 the design of communication campaigns that target multilateral 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 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.
  • 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 work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programs and policies;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform  policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  •  Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to 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
UA37,651.28, USD59,406.19/ UA44,032.04, USD69,473.75

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Principal Officer, Capacity Building & Best Practices

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PPO Electoral Assistance, the incumbent will support the Division in implementing programmes and activities of the Division Electoral Assistance, in line with the provisions of ECOWAS extant Protocols and Decisions, in particular, the 1999 Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Peacekeeping and Regional Security, the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of modules for Election training;
  • Organize workshops, seminars, conferences for Election experts;
  • Facilitate exchange programmes for Electoral Commissions;
  • Prepare policy papers and talking points for senior ECOWAS Officials on Election fields;
  • Ensure linkages and coordination between the work of the Division and the Network of Electoral Commission – ECONEC activities;
  • Provide substantive inputs into the operational activities of the Division, particularly for guiding training sessions during elections observation missions;
  • Assist in preparing statements, talking points, speeches and other documents for the Director of Political Affairs;
  • Participate in discussions and formulation of training modules for Electoral Commissions;
  • Coordinate training of election observers alongside with ECOWAS Centers of Excellences;
  • Coordinate and exchanges extensively with Directors in charge of training within Electoral Commissions;
  • Carry out with the Head of Unit, administrative functions relating to the staffing, planning and budget of electoral operations, trainings including selection of staff assigned to electoral missions;
  • Carry out any other assigned duty by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, Economics, Law, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized University.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international relations, law, conflict resolution, or related field;
  • Ability to prepare technical summary and analytical briefing notes and reports on political issues;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peacekeeping operations, including in the field of mediation.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to  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 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;
  • Ability to work in teams to carry out semi-routine work including assigning work, training and checking work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to keep  clients informed on matters of relevance to expectations, establishing “bring forward” systems and introducing other procedures/techniques to ensure that service standards are maintained;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with clients;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with clients;
  • Well-developed problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
  • ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others, and to understand the attitude, interests, needs, and perspectives of others;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to explain to others the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the functional area assigned to and the contributions it makes to the organization and its mandate;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS semi-routine procedures, processes and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and information systems;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to edit, check, track and review documents prepared by others and reorganize data or information according to instructions using latest technology;
  • Efficiently retrieves, inputs, edits, formats, transmits and links electronic file data used for analysis and understands  data management operations;
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment of work.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools, to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports and other documents;
  • Ability to proofread, edit and revise documents to ensure they follow standard conventions for punctuation and mechanics and formatted in accordance to ECOWAS communication standards;
  • Ability to relay/redirect complete and accurate messages to appropriate persons/departments;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Understanding and adherence to the policies, procedures and guidelines required to support the ECOWAS planning cycle at the individual and organizational level;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary

  • UA42,916.53, USD67,713.70 / UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72

Principal Officer, Salary Policy & Pension Administration

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director, Human Resources, the incumbent oversees salary policy, Pension Administration, Insurance Management and Staff Data Management/Archiving. The position is responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives, including relationships with internal/external auditors and all relevant stakeholders. The role manages payroll process and performs accounting-related tasks.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise human resources data management, archiving/payroll, pension management and staff insurance;
  • Supervise Staff attendance management;
  • Survey industry and/or community to determine organization’s competitive position in employee benefits;
  • Study payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits and other related and to ensure effective accounting support in line with best practices;
  • Facilitate management and employee understanding of payroll procedures;
  • Oversee the preparation of staff salaries and other emoluments on a monthly basis;
  • Perform various variations analysis and reconciliations;
  • Review and approve for processing, expenditures such as educational expense refunds and other staff related expenses;
  • Supervise the preparation of payroll returns such as provident deductions and other payroll deductions and ensure the prompt payments of such returns;
  • Implement budgetary control procedures and ensure that expenditures approved for payments have been provided for in the budget;
  • Oversee the maintenance of all payroll records and ensure they are up to date;
  • Review salary annually process in terms of annual increments;
  • Maintain payroll pensions, benefits, allowances data in the ECOLink system;
  • Facilitate smooth operation of  pension schemes;
  • Assure company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act;
  • Supervise the development of benefits information and statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers and management;
  • Oversee Staff Insurance such as Group Life and Group Accident Insurance;
  • Supervise staff data and archiving management both electronically and physically;
  • Audit and Oversee employee records management;
  • Prepare reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, pension deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) for management quarterly, year-end and when required;
  • Analyze and supervise preparation and input of payroll data. Typically uses ECOLink/HCM system to produce accurate and timely payroll. Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations;
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Director Human Resources.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources, Finance, Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.
  • 10 years of professional experience in Human Resources Management, including 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Broad knowledge of human resources management with in-depth knowledge of practices, procedures and processes in several of the following sub-functions: recruitment and promotion, training and executive development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, HR information systems, analytics, reporting, monitoring, strategic and workforce planning, talent management, salary administration and financial planning, pension and organizational design/position administration ;

• Demonstrated practical knowledge of relevant employment laws, rules, regulations, and principles with  deep understanding of opportunities and challenges unique to public sector management and international organizations;

• Knowledge of change management and organizational development, preferably in diversified and geographically dispersed public-sector and/or international organizations;

• Ability to lead on policy and program development initiatives, carry out consultations, produce options and research impacts/risks.

AGE LIMIT

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

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Library, Archiving and Documentation or related field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years responsible experience in Library, Archiving and Documentation services, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Proven competence in developing content and implementing complex communications strategies to broaden awareness of Programmes and priorities;
  • Knowledge in drafting communication strategies and plans in order ensure visibility across key audiences, including the media;

AGE LIMIT

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

Principal Officer, Archiving and Documentation

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Under the supervising of the Director of Communication Keep data organized, safe and available is the main task. This involves maintaining paper files, electronic files, or even databases. Inputting, organizing, and retrieving information from these systems.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide professional advice on library development/documentation support to the Community.
  • Planning, Development, Supervision and coordination of delivery of Library, Archiving and Documentation services.
  • Supervise and coordinate the maintenance of accurate and timely reference answers to enquiries of information about ECOWAS Community and its institutions.
  • Supervise the acquisition, processing, organisation and presentation of official documents, books, journals/magazines relating to core mandate of the ECOWAS Commission in textual, audio, photographic formats
  • Manage data about ECOWAS Commission and other ECOWAS institutions, new acquisitions including reports, publications and research for cataloguing.  Develops on line guides for easy access.
  • Supervise the storage, archiving and develops on- line guides for retrieval of the Commissions’ documents.
  • Supervise document control activities by reviewing and editing prior to them being sent to ECOWAS Commission and other ECOWAS institutions and departments or archived
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Library, Archiving and Documentation or related field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years responsible experience in Library, Archiving and Documentation services, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Proven competence in developing content and implementing complex communications strategies to broaden awareness of Programmes and priorities;
  • Knowledge in drafting communication strategies and plans in order ensure visibility across key audiences, including the media;

AGE LIMIT

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

Principal Accountant, Community Levy

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

The incumbent shall ensure the timely production of periodic Community Levy reports for the Commission and the whole Community for his supervisors review. The position will primarily be responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and management of grants, submission, ensure effective implementation of grants.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The incumbent shall report directly to the Director, Budget & Treasury and ensure the timely production of periodic financial reports for the Commission and the whole Community for his supervisors review. The position will coordinate for review the strategic development, implementation, and management of grants, submission, ensure effective implementation of grants.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiate plans and programmes for the assessment and collection of Community Levy proceeds, arrears of proceeds and any contribution arrears from Member States.
  • Arrange for visit to Member States to investigate the assessment, collection and deposit of Community Levy proceeds into ECOWAS Accounts at the Central Banks.
  • Liaise with the various Customs authorities in Member States for information on Community Levies collected.
  • Arrange with the Central Banks to provide monthly bank statements on ECOWAS Community Levy Accounts on regular basis.
  • Ensures the proper recording and reconciliation of Community Levy proceeds with National Offices.
  • Oversee the operation of the Treasury Unit and make proposals to the Director of Finance on the best form of investment for surplus funds including surplus Community Levy proceeds.
  • Represent the Finance Department at Inter-departmental and inter-institutional meetings which concerns the Community Levy management during the absence of the Director of Budget & Treasury.
  • Ensures the provision of quarterly reports to management on the performance of Member States in connection with the collection and remittance of Community Levy and contribution arrears.
  • Prepare annual reports the Administration & Finance Committee and the Council of Ministers on the implementation of the Community Levy Protocol.

AGE LIMIT

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

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

Director Trade

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Commissioner, Trade, Customs & Free movement of Persons, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and supervising trade negotiations, policies, programmes and instruments.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate the President’s and Commissioner’s vision to staff, explaining how the Directorate’s activities align with them and how the Director expects the Directorate to carry-out set tasks on it;
  • Stay on top of fast-moving technical, political, social or economic changes;
  • Be in regular contact with the other Directors in the Institution to ensure that the work is harmonized with that of other Directorates as needed;
  • Maintain a network of peer technical specialists and decision-makers in Member States, needed to ensure the smooth introduction of ECOWAS programmes;
  • Plan annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Commission’s overall plans; measuring and monitoring goal achievement; negotiating suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Directorate;
  • Organise the Directorate in an efficient way with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities and authority;
  • Work with the relevant Directorate to ensure efficient and effective services such as recruitment, action on performance decisions, promotions and related matters;
  • Set standards of work and creating 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;
  • Engage in the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures;
  • Create productive working atmosphere within the Directorate to encourage staff participation;
  • Contribute to the formulation of the Department’s and Directorate’s overall strategies and policies;
  • Undertake or oversee the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Directorate, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates;
  • Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Directorate;
  • Chair meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; and represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference;
  • Direct technical guidance on programme design or implementation in an area where he or she has high-level technical expertise;
  • 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;
  • Advise President, Vice President and Commissioner on issues relating to the Director’s area of technical expertise;
  • Work with the relevant specialized Parliamentary Committee on regional legislation, as needed;
  • Develop and manage the network of trade teams based around the region, ensuring that all trade quotas and performance targets are achieved;
  • Develop a Regional Trade policy framework for ECOWAS to deliver and achieve stretching quotas and bilateral/multilateral trade agreements within member states, including a trade plan and events calendar;
  • Ensure integration of trade and investment activities within ECOWAS, maximizing the synergies offered by integration and cooperation;
  • To ensure ECOWAS Trade activity is in line with national and regional policies and that trade within ECOWAS member states is fully benefiting from national initiatives;
  • Undertake analysis of performance and progress against quotas and agreements and as a result liaise with ECOWAS, AU and relevant regional partners, ensuring incorporation of effective measures of the value to the regional and national economy of trade support activities;
  • Build close working relationships with stakeholders: AU, UN, NEPAD, WTO, UNCTAD, EC and other sub-regional and international bodies;
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the President.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the Business Administration, Economics, International Trade Law/Economics, Statistics, Public Administration or in any related field in Trade from a recognized University.
  • 12 years progressively responsible experience in applying the principles of economic and social development normally gained through programme development and management experience in an international organization preferably in the context of West-Africa; practical experience in the area of regional integration, trade, infrastructure and natural resources management;
  • In-depth knowledge of economic and social policy development in key areas of regional integration, trade, investments, infrastructure development; land policy; agricultural development and industrialization;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of West-African regional cross-border cooperation, West African migrations and migration policies protocol on free movement, the Right of Residence and Establishment and the related decisions, boundary delineation and demarcation;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS regional rules and regulations on customs tariff classification of goods and origin of goods and Customs tariffs and taxes compliance policies.

AGE LIMIT

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

Program Officer Payment Systems

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the PPO, Investment Promotions and Payment /Settlement Systems, the incumbent will support the formulation and implementation of programs and action plans to facilitate the emergence of an integrated financial markets in the region.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop short, medium and long-term work programs and action plans to facilitate the integration and development of financial markets in the region
  • Facilitate networking among financial sector participants in the region and develop linkages to the global financial market to increase investment and access to finance;
  • Facilitate interconnectivity of financial markets infrastructure in member-states to engender free flow of capital across borders and promote financial inclusion;
  • Support implementation of short, medium and long-term work programs and action plans for regional investment facilitation through enhancement of financial intermediation in the region;
  • Facilitate the harmonization of regulations on capital issues, listing and trading requirements on the stock exchanges in the region;
  • Collaborate with associations and institutions in the regional and international financial sector to facilitate the adoption of best practices on the stock exchanges and other segments of financial markets in the region;
  • Collaborate with financial markets stakeholders to promote cross listings and the establishment of a regional stock exchange with diversified linkages in members states;
  • Promote activities that will increase the use of diverse financial market instruments and institutions in raising capital for business in the region;
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the insurance industry to promote a regional risk mitigation and management framework and instruments for cross border business risks management in the region.
  • Collaborate and organize meetings with experts and donors as necessary to promote the Regional financial markets;
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the PPO Investment Promotion and Financial Markets Development.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration/ Management, Economics, Finance, Banking or in a related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of professional experience in industry, private sector or in an international organization in the area of industry and private sector promotion;
  • Understanding of the functioning and operation of financial markets and respective financial markets infrastructure;
  • Understanding of best practice financial markets and financial markets infrastructure governance and regulatory frameworks in a regional environment;
  • Knowledge of institutional capacity building initiatives and experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in establishing linkages to improve access to finance, employment and business advisory services in a regional environment;
  • Understanding of the development sector;
  • Technical capacity to lead formulation and implementation of comprehensive policy framework for financial markets governance in a regional environment;
  • A professional qualification in finance, banking and allied professions will be an added advantage.

AGE LIMIT

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

Principal Programme Officer, Quality And Standards

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND, MSC/MBA/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Industry contribute to industrial development and growth of ECOWAS through the promotion of standardization, quality assurance, accreditation and metrology and the overall quality infrastructure in the region.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the ECOWAS Quality Policy (ECOQUAL) and its strategy framework;
  • Implement ECOWAS Standards Harmonization Model (ECOSHAM);
  • Collaborate with National Standards Bodies (NSBs) in Member States to harmonize standards in the region;
  • Facilitate active involvement of stakeholders in the initiation and development of standards;
  • Develop and encourage the enforcement of technical regulations in ECOWAS;
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and institutions to establish Conformity Assessment Infrastructure in ECOWAS;
  • Facilitate the establishment of internationally recognised Regional Accreditation Body that will offer efficient services to the national Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs);
  • Encourage the linkage of the Regional Accreditation Body to affiliate to continental and global accreditation bodies;
  • Facilitate the availability of scientific metrology services in the region in collaboration with National Metrology Institutes and coordinate the harmonization of appropriate legal framework for a functional metrology system;
  • Encourage harmonization of scientific, legal and industrial metrology and related laws to enhance metrology services development in ECOWAS;
  • Support traceability of National Measurement Standards and uniformity of measurement units in the region;
  • Promote Quality Culture and awareness raising in ECOWAS;
  • Support the development of education, training and human resource development on quality and standards;
  • Provide support towards enhancing collaboration with development partners to mobilize financing resources for the development of quality infrastructure in the region;
  • Foster and strengthen partnerships with international organizations responsible for quality development and support Member States membership of International Quality Organizations;
  • Carry out other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director of Industry.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Science (Physics, Chemistry & Microbiology), Engineering, Quality management or in a related field from a recognized University.
  • 10 years of professional experience in industry, private sector or in an international organization in the area of industry and private sector promotion; including 5 years’ experience at supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of quality assurance, standards development & harmonization and any other, such as conformity assessment, accreditation, technical regulations & metrology;
  • Knowledge of industrial competitiveness of the region through provision of quality infrastructure system as well as protection of consumers and the environment for sustainable deveopment.
  • Knowledge of institutional capacity building initiatives and experience in program  planning,  implementation, monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Experience in establishing linkages to improve services along the value chains;
  • Understanding of the development sector.

AGE LIMIT

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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates for “Openings at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)” should send their CV to the emails below;

Principal Officer, Institutional Framework – b10Pinstframework@ecowas.int

Communication Officer – pocommecreee@ecowas.int

Principal Officer, Capacity Building & Best Practices – b10Pcapacitybbp@ecowas.int

Principal Officer, Salary Policy & Pension Administration: b12posalarypol@ecowas.int

Principal Officer, Salary Policy & Pension Administration: b10Parchivingdoc@ecowas.int

Principal Accountant, Community Levy: b10Pacctclevy@ecowas.int

Director Trade: b12dirtrade@ecowas.int

Program Officer Payment Systems: b12popaymentsys@ecowas.int

Principal Programme Officer, Quality And Standards: b12poqualitystd@ecowas.int


Note:

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Deadline: August 9, 2020

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