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

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ECOWAS Parliament was established by the ECOWAS Revised Treaty of 24 July 1993 as one of the Institutions of the Community. The Parliament is the House of Representatives of the peoples of the Community. It is composed of 115 Representatives from the 15 Member States of ECOWAS: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.


August 16, 2022
. Law Enforcement Officer

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA
Grade: P2/P3    
Directorate: Evaluation And Compliance
Division: Law Enforcement
Unit: Law Enforcement
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Law Enforcement
Supervising: None
Duration: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Law Enforcement, shall be responsible for following functions:

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide support role and participate fully in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant FATF Recommendations and Immediate Outcomes;
  • Provide support roles in the organization of GIABA assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology organized for Member States;
  • Analyze follow up reports by Member States;
  • Provide inputs and/or participate in the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks;
  • Undertake the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities relevant to law enforcement;
  • Provide support role in the organization of capacity building activities on law enforcement actions for relevant stakeholders in member States;
  • Assist in the development and revision AML/CFT operational framework of member States at national, supra-national and regional levels relating to law enforcement;
  • Provide inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal ME Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by Member States;
  • Provide inputs in the production of draft reports for GIABA Statutory meetings (Technical Commission/Plenary; GMC and any other fora);
  • Provide the inputs into GIABA Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or Members of the AML/CFT Global Network;
  • Support in the liaison with relevant law enforcement agencies including anti-graft institutions in member States in carrying out the work of GIABA, including providing training and other capacity building measures to ensure effective compliance with AML/CFT standards;
  • Provide inputs for the development of AML/CFT policies in accordance with the FATF Standards.
  • Participate in the technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of
  • Law enforcement issues relating to AML/CFT compliance.
  • Perform any other functions as maybe assigned from time to time.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a renowned university in Security, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or any other field relevant to the position;
  • 2 years of progressively responsible experience in AML/CFT monitoring and compliance issues
  • Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to drug law enforcement/criminology /criminal justice;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to organized crime, illicit trafficking, drug demand reduction, etc.;
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and rules of ECOWAS, as well as of applicable jurisprudence; legal and administrative expertise to analyzing a diverse range of issues and problems, including in the context of the disciplinary process, and to develop innovative and creative solutions and to litigate employment-related matters
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of money laundering, combating terrorism financing (AML/CFT), proceeds of crime,
  • Knowledge of law enforcement actions relating to AML/CFT measures;
  • Knowledge and understanding of wide range of investigative techniques for investigating money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • Familiarity with financial investigation of predicate offences of money laundering;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant AML/CFT international instruments, including FATF Standards, FATF Methodology, United Nations Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism;
  • Experience in capacity building at national and/or regional level.

Age Limit:

  • To be at least 24 years and less than 50 years old. This age limit does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete task at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positiveattitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • Proficiency ininformation 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Annual Salary
UA 32,123.20 – USD 50,683.98
UA 37,674.89 – USD 59,443.44
UA 43,414.62 – USD 68,499.59

Application Closing Date
11th May, 2022.

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

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Legal Officer – International Instruments & Other Enforceable Means

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA
Grade: P2/P3    
Directorate: Evaluation And Compliance
Division: Legal
Unit: Common Law
Line Supervisor: Senior Legal Officer, Common Law
Supervising: None
Duration: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Legal Officer, Civil Law shall be responsible for following functions:

Role and Responsibilities

  • Review relevant international AML/CFT instruments such as United Nations Security Council Resolutions and successor resolutions; FATF Standards and methodology and implications for member States; FATF Guidance and Best Practices papers; ECOWAS Treaties and Protocols; African Union Protocols; etc.
  • Develop regional uniform AML/CFT framework and implementation strategies.
  • Provide support role and/or participate (when required) in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant FATF Recommendations and Immediate Outcomes;
  • Provide support roles in the organization of GIABA assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology organized for Member States;
  • Analyze follow up reports by member States;
  • Provide inputs and participate in the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks;
  • Undertake the identification, design and implementation of training and capacity building activities in the legal sector;
  • Provide support in the organization of the GIABA Evaluation and Compliance Group meetings
  • Provide inputs in the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the legal sector
  • Support the organization of capacity building activities on issues in Legal area for relevant stakeholders in member States
  • Assist in the development and revision AML/CFT legal framework at national, supranational and regional levels;
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions other than legal unit
  • Provide inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal ME Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by Member States
  • Produce draft reports for GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora)
  • Provide the inputs into GIABA Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or Members of the AML/CFT Global Network
  • Participate in the mutual evaluations and training activities by other assessment bodies either as an expert or delegate as the case may be.
  • Participate in the technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of legal issues relating to AML/CFT compliance.
  • Serve as part of the in-house legal team to GIABA Secretariat
  • Perform any other functions as maybe assigned from time to time.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (preferably Common Law), with a specialization in International, Administrative or Commercial Law from a recognized university;
  • 3 years progressively responsible experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an intergovernmental organization or private consultancy firm is desirable;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments, including FATF Standards and FATF Methodology; ECOWAS treaties and protocols, United Nations Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of money laundering, combating terrorism finance (AML/CFT), proceeds of crime, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, and extradition legislation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of confiscation and provisional measures for confiscating criminal proceeds;
  • Experience in capacity building on AML/CFT at national, supranational and/or regional level;
  • Knowledge of international law; ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions;
  • Knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of international organizations;
  • Knowledge of legal frameworks of Common Law jurisdictions in ECOWAS member States;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, or legal submissions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.
  • Knowledge and understanding of programs/project management;
  • Familiarity with the conduct of AML/CFT Mutual Evaluations;
  • Excellent use of IT tools;
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.

Age Limit:

  • To be at least 24 years and less than 50 years old. This age limit does not apply to internal candidates.

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA 37,674.89 – USD 59,443.44
UA 43,414.62 – USD 68,499.59

Application Closing Date
11th May, 2022.

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

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Legal Officer (French & Portuguese)

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Slots: 2
Institution: GIABA
Grade: P2/P3    
Directorate: Evaluation And Compliance
Division: Legal & Law Enforcement
Line Supervisor: Senior Legal Adviser
Supervising: None
Duration: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Legal Officer, Civil Law shall Provide support role and/or participate (when required) in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant FATF recommendations and immediate outcomes.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide support role and/or participate (when required) in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant FATF Recommendations and Immediate Outcomes;
  • Provide support roles in the organization of GIABA assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology organized for Member States;
  • Analyze follow up reports by member States;
  • Provide inputs and participate in the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks;
  • Undertake the identification, design and implementation of training and capacity building activities in the legal sector;
  • Provide support in the organization of the GIABA Evaluation and Compliance Group meetings;
  • Provide inputs in the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the legal sector;;
  • Support the organization of capacity building activities on issues in Legal area for relevant stakeholders in Member States;
  • Assist in the development and revision AML/CFT legal framework at national, supranational and regional levels;
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions other than legal unit ;
  • Provide inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal Mutual Evaluation (ME) Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by Member States;
  • Produce draft reports for GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora)
  • Provide the inputs into GIABA Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or Members of the AML/CFT Global Network
  • Participate in the mutual evaluations and training activities by other assessment bodies either as an expert or delegate as the case may be;
  • Participate in the technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of legal issues relating to AML/CFT compliance;
  • Serve as part of the in-house legal team to GIABA Secretariat;
  • Perform any other functions as maybe assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a specialization in International, Criminal, Administrative, Civil, or Commercial Law from a recognized University.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in AML/CFT and risks monitoring.
  • Knowledge of the AML/CFT strategic surveillance operational framework and FATF standards and instruments used in conducting national risk assessment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of anti-money laundering, combating terrorism finance (AML/CFT), proceeds of crime, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, and extradition legislation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant ECOWAS treaties, Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Ability to foster regional and international contacts and cooperation for the continuous monitoring of risks in GIABA member states and to the effective operation of a country’s AML/CFT/financial/economic regime;
  • Familiarity with the conduct of AML/CFT Mutual Evaluation.

Age Limit:

  • To be at least 24 years and less than 50 years old. This age limit 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
UA 37,674.89 – USD 59,443.44
UA 43,414.62 – USD 68,499.59

Application Closing Date
11th May, 2022.

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

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Individual Consultant – Programme Manager to Support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation and Development Project in Guinea Bissau

Reference Number: 2-ECW / ADM-PROC-VP / 07-03 / kik
Location: Abuja

Description

  • Under the supervision of ECOWAS National Offices and the Fund Management Unit in ECOWAS Commission, and in close coordination with National Implementing Partners, the consultant will coordinate the implementation of the work programme of the Fund at the country level.
  • This shall include coordinating of project activities, collection of data for monitoring and evaluation, facilitation of communication, procurement, knowledge management and reporting.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the deliverables listed under item 4. below and the duration of the contract shall be for a period of one (1) year reable based on the performance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the overall planning and implementation of projects at the country level, as approved by the Project Steering Committee (PSC);
  • Collaborate with National Implementing Partners to ensure timely delivery of expected interventions, in line with strategic objectives of the ECOWAS Commission;
  • Assist National Implementing Partners with project management and coordination, development of work plans, deliverables, and activities;
  • Coordinate exchange between the Fund Management Unit / ECOWAS Commission and the National Implementing Partners;
  • In collaboration with lead national ministries, support coordination of the meetings and activities of the National Advisory Committee, and ensure availability of records of their activities;
  • Provide inputs to programme / project designs, including comments on project documents, support development of results matrixes from planning, monitoring and evaluation perspectives;
  • Develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation framework for projects implemented at the country level;
  • Ensure coherence of country level M&E data with the overall M&E framework of the regional programme, in close coordination with the Fund Management Unit;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of data and studies relevant to projects implemented in the country, taking into account developmental trends.

Requirements
The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Project Management, International relations, Political Science, Development Studies or related course from a recognized University;

Experience:

  • Shall justify of at least five (5) years of working experience in project/programme management
  • Candidate shall justify having executed at least two (2) similar assignments / projects project / programme management organized and successfully executed with International
  • Organizations or Public renowned Body or project financed by Donors;
  • Strong IT / Computer Skills (Microsoft Office suite) and knowledge of relevant software related to project management.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent in English, French or Portuguese Languages (reading, writing, speaking) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of the other of the ECOWAS Official language (English, Portuguese or French) would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2022 at 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expressions of Interest (1 original and 2 copies) which must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant to serve as Programme Manager to support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation and Development Project in Guinea Bissau, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration,
Public Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,  Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Please note that electronic submissions are also accepted and shall be sent to: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]

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Note

  • The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract.
  • In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • The candidates with the highest score above the cut-off mark, will be requested to submit its Technical and Financial Proposal.
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]
  • This REOI is also published on the ECOWAS website: http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-inecowas/ecowas-procurement.

Individual Consultant to Serve as Programme Manager to Support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation and Development Project in Niger

Reference No.: 2-ECW/ADM-PROC-VP/07-03/kik
Location: Abuja

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of ECOWAS National Offices and the Fund Management Unit in ECOWAS Commission, and in close coordination with National Implementing Partners, the consultant will coordinate the implementation of the work programme of the Fund at the country level.
  • This shall include coordinating of project activities, collection of data for monitoring and evaluation, facilitation of communication, procurement, knowledge management and reporting.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the deliverables listed under item 4. below and the duration of the contract shall be for a period of one (1) year reable based on the performance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultants

  • Support the overall planning and implementation of projects at the country level, as approved by the Project Steering Committee (PSC);
  • Collaborate with National Implementing Partners to ensure timely delivery of expected interventions, in line with strategic objectives of the ECOWAS Commission;
  • Assist National Implementing Partners with project management and coordination, development of work plans, deliverables, and activities;
  • Coordinate exchange between the Fund Management Unit/ECOWAS Commission and the National Implementing Partners;
  • In collaboration with lead national ministries, support coordination of the meetings and activities of the National Advisory Committee, and ensure availability of records of their activities;
  • Provide inputs to programme / project designs, including comments on project documents, support development of results matrixes from planning, monitoring and evaluation perspectives;
  • Develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation framework for projects implemented at the country level;
  • Ensure coherence of country level M&E data with the overall M&E framework of the regional programme, in close coordination with the Fund Management Unit;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of data and studies relevant to projects implemented in the country, taking into account developmental trends.

Requirements
The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follow:

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Project Management, International Relations, Political Science, Development Studies or related course from a recognized University;

Experience:

  • Shall justify of at least five (5) years of working experience in project/programme management;
  • Candidate shall justify having executed at least two (2) similar assignments/projects project/programme management organized and successfully executed with International Organizations or Public renowned Body or project financed by Donors;
  • Strong IT / Computer Skills (Microsoft Office suite) and knowledge of relevant software related to project management.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent in English, French or Portuguese Languages (reading, writing, speaking) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of the other of the ECOWAS Official language (English, Portuguese or French) would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
11:00am (GMT+1 – Nigerian Time) Thursday, 7th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expressions of Interest (1 Original and 2 Copies) must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant to serve as Programme Manager to support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation and Development Project in Niger, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Please note that electronic submissions are also accepted and shall be sent to: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]

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Note

  • The attention of interested Individual consultantsis particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The candidates with the highest score above the cut-off mark, will be requested to submit its Technical and Financial Proposal.
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]
  • Please note that electronic submissions are also accepted and shall be sent to the email addresses indicated above.
  • This REOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-inecowas/ecowas-procurement

Individual Consultant to Serve as Finance Officer to Support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project in Niger

Reference No.: 1-ECW/ADM-PROC-VP/07-03/kik
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of ECOWAS National Offices and the Fund Management Unit in ECOWAS Commission, and in close coordination with National Implementing Partners, the consultant shall oversee financial transactions, preparation of budgets at the country level, and ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources with high level of professionalism.
  • The consulting services (“the Services”) include the deliverables listed under item 4. below and the duration of the contract shall be for a period of one (1) year reable based on the performance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily, weekly and monthly financial activities that are required for the proper preparation of financial statements.
  • Carry out all book-keeping activities and process all approved payments;
  • Prepare Financial Reports/Statements;
  • Post into the general ledger and personal ledgers;
  • Take charge of the Asset Register;
  • Account for all funds received and the prepare report as may be required;
  • Prepare the Draft-Final Account for each financial year;
  • Take charge of postings into the general and personal ledgers;
  • Account for project funds provided by Partners;
  • Carry out all bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  • Oversee and review posting of transactions into the accounting system;
  • Prepare periodic reports (monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, etc.);
  • Ensure bank reconciliations are coordinated.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by supervisor.

Requirements
The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance from a recognized University;
  • Possession of an Accounting certification such as ICAN, ACCA will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Shall justify of at least four (4) years of working experience in finance, accounting and budgeting;
  • Candidate shall justify of having executed at list two (2) similar assignments/projects in finance, accounting and budgeting organized and successfully executed with International Organizations or Public renowned Body or project financed by Donors;
  • Strong IT / Computer Skills (Microsoft Office suite) and knowledge of relevant software related to finance, accounting and budgeting.

Language:

  • The individual consultants shall be fluent in English, French or Portuguese Languages (reading, writing, speaking) and the practical knowledge (reading, writing, speaking) of the other of the ECOWAS Official language (English, Portuguese or French) would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2022 at 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expressions of Interest (1 original and 2 copies) which must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant to Serve as Finance Officer to Support the Implementation of ECOWAS Regional Stabilization and Development Project in Niger, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration,
Public Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,  Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Please note that electronic submissions are also accepted and shall be sent to: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]

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Note

  • The attention of interested Individual consultants is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
  • The Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The candidates with the highest score above the cut-off mark, will be requested to submit its Technical and Financial Proposal.
  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the email addresses below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1. Email: [email protected] , with a copy to: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]
  • This REOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-inecowas/ecowas-procurement.

Administrative Officer, Nigeria

Location: Abuja, Nigeria | Institution: Ecowas Parliament | GRADE: P1/P2/P3 | ECOWAS Parliament
Status: Permanent
Directorate:  Directorate Of Admin. and Finance
Division: General Administration & Conference Division
Line Supervisor: Administrative Officer (P3/P4)



Role Overview

  • Under the supervison of the Administrative Officer , the incumbent shall assist  with providing full administrative support to the Parliament.

Role and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Office Aide, operate the Registry Unit of the institution;
  • Maintain a proper and user friendly filing and document control system for recording and tracking of all documents; .
  • Support other officers of the Division in daily administrative roles;.
  • Put up purchase requests for items needed for the work of the Division;
  • Create and maintain useful databases for the Division;
  • Perform research duties as and when required;
  • Assist on any ad-hoc tasks as may be required;

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.
  • 2 years relevant work experience in human resources, administration or related area, is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures related to conference services.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Salary (Annual)

  • P – UA36,929.06 (USD58,266.68).
  • P3 – UA42,916.53 (USD67,713.70).
  • P4 – UA49,106.81 (USD77,480.72).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Security Officer, Nigeria | ECOWAS Parliament Jobs Recruitment

| Location: Abuja | Grade: P1/P2/P3 | Status: Permanent | Directorate: Directorate of Administration and Finance
Division: Infrastructure
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Infrastructure
Supervising: Security Assistant


ECOWAS Parliament was established by the ECOWAS Revised Treaty of 24 July 1993 as one of the Institutions of the Community. The Parliament is the House of Representatives of the peoples of the Community. It is composed of 115 Representatives from the 15 Member States of ECOWAS: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Infrastructure, the incumbent shall ensure the safety of lives and property within the office premises and in the official residences of the institution.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Facility Manager and Transport Officer in arranging for a supply of Security Men from the Nigerian Legion as and when necessary;
  • Deploy Security Men tactically to give security cover to all sensitive points on the premises and official residences;
  • Supervise and manage Security Men, plan shifts and leave roaster to ensure adequate rest and effective performance by the Men;
  • Operate an effective communication system to facilitate coordination among team members in dealing with any security situation on hand;
  • Supervise parking within the office premises;
  • Maintain active contact with security services such as the Police Service and the Fire Service as well as the paramedical services to be able to deal with any emergency beyond the control of the Security Unit;
  • Assist the Facility Manager and Transport Officer in giving training and security/safety information to staff members and other users of the office premises;
  • Investigate and report all cases of security breaches within the office premises and/or official residences;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic QualificatIons and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of experience with a security agency or relevant security related military experience;
  • Demonstrated sound judgment in applying ECOWAS Security policies, procedures and practices;
  • Specialized trainings in safety and security is desirable;
  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols;
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and guidelines related to securing personnel, facilities, and information, including the requirements for handling, transporting, and protecting classified information and proper reporting of security incidents;
  • Knowledge of weaponry, and intelligence operations, public safety and security operations; occupational health and safety.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Salary (Annually)

  • P1 – UA 36,929.06 (USD 58,266.68)
  • P2 – UA 42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA 49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Job Title: Driver | ECOWAS Parliament | Location: Abuja, Nigeria | Grade: G1 / G2 / G3 | Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Status: Permanent
Division: Infrastructure Division
Line Supervisor: Transport Officer
Directorate: Administration & Finance

Role Overview

  • Under the supervison of the Transport Officer, the incumbent shall  assist in the safe and timely movement of Members of Parliament, guests of the Parliament and members of staff in the performance of their duties.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive safely and with courtesy ECOWAS Parliament’s official vehicles for any given assignment.
  • Maintain an up to date log book of all movements for the official vehicles;
  • Conduct basic checks on each vehicle and promptly report to the Transport Officer any fault, anomaly or deficiency for immediate action;
  • Ensure the availability of standard safety equipment (such as spare tyre, fire extinguisher, warning triangle, basic tools, first aid box) in the vehicle prior to any movement of the vehicle;
  • Promptly report the due dates for maintenance as well as the expiry dates of official vehicle documents such as road worthiness certificate, insurance, etc.
  • Ensure safety of the vehicle, passengers and other roads users by strict adherence to all safety and driving codes;
  • Ensure cleanliness, tidiness and comfort in each official vehicle.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.  

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate with a formal driver training certificate and a valid driver’s license/ certification to operate assigned vehicle;
  • 2 years of work experience as a driver, preferably for an international organization involving a variety of makes and models of vehicles;
  • Good knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, and ability to read and interpret traffic signs and  documents such as safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions;
  • Maintain a log book;
  • Knowledge of defensive driving practices, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads and conditions, and protocols of relevance to safety and security of passengers during inclement weather, terrorism events, motor accidents, criminal and violent incidents;
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance (e.g. circle check) and ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and minor vehicle repairs.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Understands own role in the team, making every effort to contribute in a meaningful way;
  • Adapts quickly to ways of doing things;
  • Ability to follow simple instructions and to consistently complete work in a timely manner;
  • Ability to learn from others, on-the-job and independently by reading instructions, guidelines and work manuals;
  • Ability to motivate self along the organisational structure.
  • Ability to interact with others in a candid, timely and straightforward manner;
  • Ability to communicate general information in an accurate and customer-friendly way;
  • Capable of dealing with difficult clients or situations in an effective manner, understanding own limitations and when to call for assistance;
  • Ability to deal honestly with clients and avoid conflict of interest.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS diversity management and multiculturalism;
  • Ability to interact with others in a manner that is adapted and that respects multicultural and diversity policies/expectations;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to ask questions in order to clarify multicultural and diversity expectations in the day to day execution of assigned tasks and learns from experiences.
  • Clearly understands the goals and targets of assigned work;
  • Knowledge of the mandate of the organization;
  • Ability to understand, apply and explain ECOWAS procedures and work instructions;
  • Ability to display values in the execution of assigned duties that reflect ECOWAS expectations
  • Keeps high quality records that are easy for others to understand;
  • Knowledge of who to seek within ECOWAS for information important to the execution of assigned duties;
  • Ability to write with correct grammar and spelling and draw reasonable conclusions from written instructions.
  • Good written communication skills in order to understand correspondence/emails and reply accordingly;
  • Ability to use technology as determined by assigned responsibilities and internal standards.
  • 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
  • Approaches and carries out all duties in a thorough and organized manner;
  • Ability to identify and appreciate the urgency and importance of different tasks;
  • Knowledge of the need for quality record keeping in planning and implementation of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to execute tasks in accordance with step-by-step instructions.

Eligibility:

  • General Service positions, such as this one, are only open to ECOWAS citizens resident in the host country, in this case, Nigeria.

Annual Salary

  • G1 – UA 9,535.80 (USD 15,045.59)
  • G2 – UA11,083.65 (USD 17,487.78)
  • G3 – UA 17,067.59 (USD 26,929.25).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Librarian / Documentalist

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Ecowas Parliament
Grade: P1/P2/P3
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Directorate of Parliamentary Affairs and Research
Division: Library, Documentation & Research
Line Supervisor: Librarian / Documentalist (P3/P4)

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Librarian/Documentalist, incumbent shall assist in providing, organizing and preserving information materials including documents produced by the Parliament, for reference in Parliamentary work as well as for access by Researchers on ECOWAS activities.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in ensuring the production, preservation and availability of desired documents to meet the needs of all organs of the Parliament;
  • Assist with policies and procedures for the management of the library and documentation of the Parliament;
  • Assist with establishing links with other libraries and international resource centres to facilitate access to scarce sources of information;
  • Assist in encouraging and facilitating the usage of the library by developing information tools on the library collection and facilities, as well as on the ways to access these;
  • Assist from time-to-time on the modernisation and up-dating of the library to take advantage of advances in information technology and diversified forms of research;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Public Administration or any similar field from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of professional working experience in documentation and organizing of parliamentary documents;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS parliamentary process;
  • Demonstrated skills in proofreading and attention to detail.

Age Limit

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ecowas standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.

Communication:

  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Salary (Annual)

  • P1 – UA36,929.06 (USD 58,266.68)
  • P2 – UA42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72)

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Committee Clerk

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2/P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Parliamentary Affairs And Research
Division: Parliamentary Business
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Parliamentary Affairs
Supervising: Committee Clerk Assistants
Slots: 5 Openings

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Parliamentary Affairs the incumbent shall serve as the administrator, coordinator, and adviser to the Parliamentary Committees to which one is assigned, and to assist the Principal Parliamentary Affairs Officer in managing the business of the Plenary.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assists in preparing the draft agenda of Parliamentary Sessions.
  • Assists in drafting minutes of the proceedings of Plenary Sessions and draft reports of Parliamentary Sessions.
  • Plans and organises the activities of Committees in liaison with relevant units of the General Secretariat.
  • Prepares the draft agenda and draft work programmes of the Committees.
  • Prepares draft speeches for the Chairmen of the Committees.
  • Conducts research and gathers information and documentation required for the work of the Committees.
  • Advises on Parliamentary procedure.
  • Prepares draft reports of the meetings of the Committees.
  • Proposes conference topics for the deliberations of the Committees.
  • Prepares the terms of reference (TOR) for the meetings of the Committees.
  • Identifies and contact resource persons for the meetings of the Committees.
  • Liaises with the relevant Departments of the ECOWAS Commission responsible for the areas of competence of the Committees to which one is assigned.
  • Undertakes studies and research as well as prepare memoranda as may be determined by the Committees, the Secretary-General or the Speaker of Parliament.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in political science, political affairs, international relations, law, mediation, conflict resolution, or related area is required;

Age Limit:

  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.
  • This post is also available in: Français (French) Português (Portuguese (Portugal))

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency or institutional mandate, international non-proliferation theories, concepts and developments and ECOWAS strategies, including cooperation with Member-States and international organizations;
  • Knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency/institution’s relations with national and regional agencies, international organizations and other international and diplomatic institutions;
  • Ability to liaise between ECOWAS members and Staff with the government of the country of residence, in focus areas;
  • 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.
  • 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.

Salary (Annual)

  • P1 – UA42,916.53 (USD67,713.70)
  • P2 – UA49,106.81 (USD77,480.72)
  • P3 – UA 56,591.37 (USD89,289.87).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Protocol Officer

Location: Abuja
Grade: P1/P2/P3
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Office of the Secretary General
Division: Protocol Division
Line Supervisor: Protocol Officer P3/P4

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Protocol Officer , the incumbent shall  assist in providing protocol services and ensuring the smooth delivery of services to the Parliament.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute in providing protocol services and advice to the organization and its constituents.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on partner institutions within the Diplomatic Community, such as Governments, missions, delegations, governmental and non-governmental bodies.
  • Receive, evaluate and process requests for diplomatic privileges and immunities and provide related information and advice.
  • Request visas and changes in visa status from the host country;
  • Facilitate the organization of official ceremonies, such as official visits, the signing of protocol agreements, and official social functions, such as receptions and luncheons.
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic QualificatIons and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities, Arts, Public Relations or in a similar field from a recognized university.
  • 2 years of work in the specific area of protocol relevant to job function, organizing events/meetings and conference support in a multi-lateral setting, and/or experience in international travel arrangements, procedures and processes or a related area ;
  • Knowledge of accepted norms, rules and customs of international diplomatic protocol, including practices developed within ECOWAS System or similar international organization;
  • Knowledge of diplomatic and liaison services protocol in a governmental or international organization

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Eligibility:

  • General Service positions, such as this one, are only open to ECOWAS citizens resident in the host country, in this case, Nigeria.

Salary (Annually)

  • P1 – UA 36,929.06 (USD 58,266.68)
  • P2 – UA 42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA 49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Parliamentary Research Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P2 / P3 / P4
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Division: Library, Documentation & Research
Directorate: Parliamentary Affairs And Research
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Library, Documentation & Research
Slot: 2 Openings

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Library, Documentation & Research, the incumbent shall assist Members of Parliament  by providing them relevant well researched information for their work.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or enquiries from Committee members and other Members of Parliament;
  • Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on clearly defined subjects;
  • Analyse and evaluate research and interpret data in order to identify the key issues;
  • Prepare and present, in both written and oral forms, the results of research in a manner appropriate for answering parliamentary questions, providing briefings to Committee members, or for providing content for spaper articles and press releases ;
  • Prepare and provide briefings for Committee Clerks to be tabled at meetings of the Committee;
  • Monitor motions, petitions, legislations, Hansard, and other parliamentary activity as appropriate;
  • Monitor coverage in the media issues before the Committees;
  • Advise and guide the Committees, Members of Parliament, the Secretary-General and Committee Clerks on relevant policy matters;
  • Progress casework through liaison with local and national bodies, government agencies, lobby groups and other associated bodies;
  • Develop knowledge of relevant legislation and ensure that knowledge is maintained and updated;
  • Maintain precise, detailed records of each issue and ensure the confidentiality of data at all times;
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas as required by the Committees;
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in political science, political affairs, international relations, law, mediation, conflict resolution, or related area is required;
  • knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency or institutional mandate, international non-proliferation theories, concepts and developments and ECOWAS strategies, including cooperation with Member-States and international organizations;
  • knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency/institution’s relations with national and regional agencies, International organizations and other international and diplomatic institutions;
  • Ability to liaise between ECOWAS members and Staff with the government of the country of residence, in focus areas;
  • Classification of information of relevance to the human resources management functional areas.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • Well-developed client service skills including a positive attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize 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 ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • 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.
  • Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.

Annual Salary

  • P2 – UA 42,916.53 (USD 67,713.70)
  • P3 – UA 49,106.81 (USD 77,480.72)
  • P4 – UA 56,591.37 (USD 89,289.87)

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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Note

  • This post is also available in: Francais (French) Portugues (Portuguese (Portugal))
  • The age limit for consideration is fifty (50) years at the time of appointment.

Office Aide | Ecowas Jobs Vacancies

Location: Abuja
Grade: G1/G2/G3
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: General Administration & Conference
Line Supervisor: Administrative Officer P3/P4

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Administrative officer, the incumbent shall be responsible for managing the administrative functions of the office including maintaining paper and electronic files, providing notes and records of meetings, managing office supply inventories and assistance to the Registry.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Establish, maintains and updates filing system for the department; 
  • Receive and record incoming and outgoing mails/circulation and dispatch services; 
  • Retrieve needed information from files; 
  • Seek direction, clarity and accuracy of final copy of document; 
  • Assist in Office management; 
  • Assist in charge of Reprographic services; 
  • Manage office supply inventories;      
  • Answering telephone calls; 
  • Relaying messages; 
  • Receiving guest/visitors; 
  • Responding to inquiries  
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the superiors. 

Academic QualificatIons and Experience

  • West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate; 
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience working in an office as an intern, entry level office worker or receptionist; 
  • Practical experience completing simple highly routine clerical and office tasks requiring minimal judgment and limited knowledge of office procedures;  
  • Understanding of processes and procedures of relevance to assigned responsibilities; 
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and apply standard office routines and tasks to complete assigned tasks according to performance expectations.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Understands own role in the team, making every effort to contribute in a meaningful way; 
  • Adapts quickly to ways of doing things;  
  • Ability to follow simple instructions and to consistently complete work in a timely manner; 
  • Ability to learn from others, on-the-job and independently by reading instructions, guidelines and work manuals; 
  • Ability to motivate self along the organisational structure. 
  • Ability to interact with others in a candid, timely and straightforward manner; 
  • Ability to communicate general information in an accurate and customer-friendly way; 
  • Capable of dealing with difficult clients or situations in an effective manner, understanding own limitations and when to call for assistance; 
  • Ability to deal honestly with clients and avoid conflict of interest. 
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS diversity management and multiculturalism;  
  • Ability to interact with others in a manner that is adapted and that respects multicultural and diversity policies/expectations; 
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; 
  • Ability to ask questions in order to clarify multicultural and diversity expectations in the day to day execution of assigned tasks and learns from experiences. 
  • Clearly understands the goals and targets of assigned work;  
  • Knowledge of the mandate of the organization; 
  • Ability to understand, apply and explain ECOWAS procedures and work instructions; 
  • Ability to display values in the execution of assigned duties that reflect ECOWAS expectations  
  • Keeps high quality records that are easy for others to understand; 
  • Knowledge of who to seek within ECOWAS for information important to the execution of assigned duties; 
  • Ability to write with correct grammar and spelling and draw reasonable conclusions from written instructions. 
  • Good written communication skills in order to understand correspondence/emails and reply accordingly; 
  • Ability to use technology as determined by assigned responsibilities and internal standards. 
  • 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 
  • Approaches and carries out all duties in a thorough and organized manner; 
  • Ability to identify and appreciate the urgency and importance of different tasks; 
  • Knowledge of the need for quality record keeping in planning and implementation of assigned tasks. 
  • Ability to execute tasks in accordance with step-by-step instructions.

Eligibility:

  • General Service positions, such as this one, are only open to ECOWAS citizens resident in the host country, in this case, Nigeria. 

Salary (Annually)

  • G1 – UA 9,535.80 (USD 15,045.59)
  • G2 – UA 11,083.65 (USD 17,487.78)
  • G3 – UA 17,067.59 (USD 26,929.25).

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

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

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