Job Recruitment at the The Economic Community of West African States…

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

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title:  Programme Officer, Statistical Harmonization – P3/P4
Ref: ECW/HR/06051930
Location:  Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Statue: Permanent
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Department: Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Research
Directorate: Research and Statistics
Division: Statistical Harmonization and Data Management
Line Supervisor: Statistical Harmonization and Data Management

Role Overview

  • Production of regional adapted methodology guides necessary for harmonization of regional Economic and Financial Statistics for policy decision making. Data collection, Statistical analysis and production of statistical publication and dissemination of quality harmonized statistics.

Supervising:

  • PO Balance Of Payment Statistics
  • PO Public Finance
  • PO Trade
  • PO Real Sector

Role and Responsibilities

  • Leading the Development of regional adapted harmonized statistical methodology documents and guides
  • Collecting, processing and disseminating statistics, and responding to user requirements;
  • Performing data quality and consistency control on statistics and contributing to statistical harmonisation in the region;
  • Advising ECOWAS Member States on statistical harmonization issues;
  • Performing data analysis, compilation and reporting, using sound statistical tools;
  • Contribute to the development of the statistical systems in the region and implementation of the statistics policy and the regional statistics Programme.
  • Organise the development of regional frameworks aimed at achieving data comparability in the region;
  • Lay down and maintain the norms and standards in the field of statistics, involving concepts and definitions, methodology of data collection, processing of data and dissemination of results.
  • Provide an advisory service to users on economic and financial statistical matters and related subjects.
  • Provide regular and timely statistical information on the economic state of the region.
  • Lead capacity building of regional economic and financial statistics development by mobilizing need technical resources.
  • Plan, monitor and coordinate the implementation of statistical activities for standardization and harmonization of economic and financial statistics.
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned to him/her by his/her supervisors.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Economics or related field of study from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of professional experience.
  • Strong understanding of statistical harmonization methodologies in price statistics, National account, Balance of payment and public finance statistics and the ability to compile regional statistical aggregates;
  • Excellent knowledge of data compilation computer systems applications.
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of databases and data dissemination computer systems and software
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to the collection and management of information;

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make   recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

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

Interested and qualified candidates should Download and Complete the Application Form below and send to:  b1POStatisticalHarmo@ecowas.int

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

Role Overview

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

Role and Responsibilities

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

Academic Qualifications and Experience

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

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

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

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

Interested and qualified candidates should Download and Complete the Application Form below and send to:  b1ExeDirERCAD@ecowas.int

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Job Title:  Programme Officer, Statistical Coordination And Dissemination – P3/P4
Ref: ECW/HR/06051931
Location:  Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Statut: Permanent
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Departement: Macroeconomic Policy And Economic Research
Directorate: Research And Statistics
Division: Statistical Harmonization And Data Management
Line Supervisor: Statistical Harmonization And Data Management
Supervising: PO Data Dissemination

Role Overview

  • Lead the production of data quality framework, Dissemination and statistical Coordination and Cooperation.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the statistical systems in the region and implementation of the statistics policy and the regional statistics Programme.
  • Develop plans of resources mobilisation, technical cooperation and statistical dissemination,
  • Lead Statistics Coordination and legal framework for the production of quality statistics.
  • Advise ECOWAS Member States on data publication and dissemination issues;
  • Design and create regional portals, facilitating access to relevant databases and updating statistics databases.
  • Advise on the Implementation of new innovations in the areas of modern statistics development for census, surveys and data collection and dissemination techniques
  • Organise the development of Databases, Data portals aimed at achieving data comparability in the region;
  • Build a strong network with regional and international institutions in issues relating to statistical cooperation and dissemination;
  • Define appropriate policies for regional statistical dissemination and publication;
  • Perform data analysis and reporting, using sound statistical tools;
  • Lay down and maintain the norms and standards in the field of statistics, involving concepts and definitions, methodology of data collection, processing of data and dissemination of results.
  • Provide an advisory service to users on all-statistical matters and related subjects.
  • Provide regular and timely statistical information on the economic and social state of the region.
  • Mobilise need resources for production and provision of quality and timely statistical services.
  • Dissemination of statistical information on various aspects through a number of regular or ad-hoc publications to the management, ECOWAS member countries and various other national and international organisations; and through seminars/workshops.
  • Plan, monitor and coordinate statistical activities for standardization and harmonization of codes and indicators.
  • Ensure that the work programme reflects the needs of users and to encourage frequent communication with users in order to assess these needs.
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned to him/her by his supervisors.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Economics, Computer or related field of study from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of professional experience.
  • Understanding of data management and statistical harmonization methodologies in price statistics, National account, Balance of payment and public finance statistics, social and sector statistics and the ability to conduct statistical analysis and apply their results to sustainable development policies;
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of databases and data dissemination computer systems and software
  • Knowledge of data management and statistical harmonization methodologies;
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of database and data dissemination computer systems and softwares;
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to the collection and management of information.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established   client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply   judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make   recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others   to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

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

Interested and qualified candidates should Download and Complete the Application Form below and send to:  b1StatCoordDissP@ecowas.int

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Job Title:  Executive Director – D1
Ref: ECW/HR/06051932
Location:  Bamako, Mali
Grade: D1
Statut: Permanent
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Supervising: Office Aide
Directorate: Regional Animal Health Center (RAHC) – Bamako

Role Overview

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, the incumbent will provide strategic leadership for the prevention and control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) in terrestrial and aquatic animals, and emerging and re-emerging zoonoses through the delivery of good and sustainable regional veterinary governance as well as public health support for food safety in the ECOWAS region to contribute to the overall vision of poverty reduction, improved livelihoods, wealth creation, and food and nutrition security as envisioned in the ECOWAS agriculture policy (ECOWAP).

Supervision
Line Supervisor:

  • Commissioner – Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources.

Supervising:

  • 3 Heads of Division: Administration & Finance; Veterinary Regulation; Animal Health & Epidemio-surveillance
  • Office of the Executive Director: Communication and Public Relations; Legal; Monitoring & Evaluation; Office Manager

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership at the RAHC for the prevention and control of TADs and emerging and re-emerging zoonoses; and regional Food Safety through Public Health support;Promote the achievement of high-quality results through effective management of multi-disciplinary teams and diverse partnerships;Initiate and supervise the implementation of projects/programs in the field of animal health and food safety while monitoring the stages of their implementation and the achievement of their objectives;
  • Ensure the implementation of monitoring and evaluation for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the results of projects/programs related to the objectives as well as the work plans;Supervise staff and the implementation of work plans, ensure the maintenance of a certain impartiality in the evaluation of their performance;
  • Plan and manage finances and administration in general, especially the preparation of annual activities;
  • Develop business plans, prepare budgets, manage expenditures in accordance with approved budgets, and prepare progress reports for activities;Identify opportunities for strategic partnership and steer towards the establishment and strengthening of collaborative projects with such partners;
  • Work closely with the Heads of Unit in their area of ​​competence to provide them with a strategic direction for the implementation of their activities;Lead specific resource mobilization activities such as donor identification and relationship management as well as proposal development;
  • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.

Academic Qualification And Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Health Economics or a related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years’ experience with multilateral negotiations and advice to governments with program fund resource mobilization, 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge and experience in project formulation for the prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases and zoonosis at the regional level;
  • Knowledge of relevant veterinary policies and regulations governing livestock sector development;
  • Experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organization;
  • Experience in project planning, formulation and implementation, as well as funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding partners.

Age Limit:

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

Key Ecowas Competences:

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

Annual Salary 
UA 70,836.52 / USD111,765.86 per annum

Interested and qualified candidates should Download and Complete the Application Form below and send to:  b1OfficeManagerG@ecowas.int

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 (Ms Word)

 

Application Deadline  7th July, 2019.

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