Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Job Recruitment (SSCE, Diploma, Degree) ($11,906 monthly) 15 Positions

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Job Recruitment. Download Job Application Form for the latest and ongoing ECOWAS job vacancies recruitment

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 following positions below:

Job Title: Individual Consultant to Support the Implementation of Projects on Training of Youth in ICT and Digital Technology Entrepreneurship and Facilitate Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for e-Skills Development

Reference No.1-ECW/ADM-PROC-DITS/6-11/kik
Location: Abuja
Venue: ECOWAS Commission

Overview

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  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in the framework of the execution of its 2020 Budget, intends to apply a portion of the budgeted funds for the Selection of an Individual Consultant to support the Implementation of Projects on Training of Youth in ICT and Digital Technology Entrepreneurship and Facilitate Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for e-Skills Development.
  • The overall objective of this programme is primarily to promote digital entrepreneurship, create jobs, alleviate poverty, promote an enabling environment for employment and spur economic growth through youth digital capacity building and enterprise support. In addition to job creation, this programme seeks to encourage and support youths to fulfil tomorrow’s job requirements through e-skills development.
  • 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 renewable.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultants

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  • Conduct, comprehensive assessment of Center of Excellence (CoEs) (inventory of existing facilities, level and quality of trainers in the institutions, costs for individual/group of trainee and modality of payment, location and easy accessibility to the trainee participants, on-site and online training capability, training languages, etc);
  • Analyze Center of Excellence (CoEs) offers/packages on job creation training/capacity building that they can provide for the youths and women in the different sphere identified in the programme and totally complying with the objective of the programme and eventually propose new appropriate trainings;
  • For the assignments i) and ii) the consultant will use as inputs the questionnaire of ECOWAS filled by CoEs and complete by online consultative with those CoEs who did not respond or not identified in the initial list establish by ECOWAS for consultation.
  • Assess and analyze the current status of the ecosystem of youth entrepreneurship in Member States (training, various practices and incentives, etc.);
  • Take stock of what Member States are doing as well as the priority actions they plan to undertake to promote youth entrepreneurship over the next 3 to 4 years;
  • For the assignment iv) and v) the consultant may use as input the questionnaire filled by Member States and complete by online consultative with Member States who did not respond to the questionnaire;
  • From proposals of CoEs and other specialized institutions and outcomes from Members States entrepreneurship ecosystem analysis, propose the content of the ECOWAS regional training programme for youth on Digital Entrepreneurship which ECOWAS will implement in two phases (first phase of two years priority programme, second phase which implementation is totally owned by member states through their national center of excellence) in line with the job creation objective and e-skills development; and
  • Evaluate the total cost of the Programme to be considerate in the financing plan and the financing mobilization documents taking into consideration various potential contributions.

Requirements
Educational Qualification:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Telecommunications / ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or any related field from a recognized university;

Experience:

  • Shall justify at least fifteen (15) years progressively responsible experience in project management, planning, design, development, implementation of information systems and telecommunications and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Candidates shall justify of having executed at least one (1) similar assignment (large nationals or international projects) organized and successfully executed with International Organization or Public Body or Government or Donors funded project;
  • Candidates shall justify Knowledge of ICT industry benchmarks for performance, enhance services and performance management with demonstrated ability to lead a programme transformation (Proof of 1 similar assignment);
  • Shall demonstrate Strong knowledge of Information Systems and Telecommunications Technologies for large and complex geographically dispersed organizational environments and knowledge of relevant software related to Strategic Planning / MS Project / Training etc.

Language:

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

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2020 by 11.00 am (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their “Expressions of Interest (1 Original and 3 Copies)” which must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Selection of an Individual Consultant to support the Implementation of Projects on Training of Youth in ICT and Digital Technology Entrepreneurship and Facilitate Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for e-Skills Development ”, Do not open except in the presence of the Evaluation Committee” to the address below:
The Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
Plot 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District,
P.M.B 401, Abuja,
Nigeria.

Please note that electronic submissions are accepted and shall be addressed to the following email addresses indicated: [email protected], with copy to: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]

Important Information / Notice

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  • 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 shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the position.
  • 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 copy to: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement  


Job Title: Accountant, Financial Reporting & Treasury

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P3 / P4
Directorate: Adminsitration & Finance
Division: Finance
Line Supervisor: Head, Finance Division    
Supervising: Accountants Accounting Assistant

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Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Accountant, the incumbent shall assist the Division in managing the financial resources of the Parliament in accordance with accounting principles and the financial regulations of the Community.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and review the work of the Accounting team under his supervision;
  • Supervise the daily input of accounting data into the accounting system;
  • Check and reconcile output data on payment vouchers to commitment orders;
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements;
  • Check the arithmetical accuracy of accounting data on payment vouchers;
  • Supervise preparation of cheques and cash pay-outs;
  • Assist the Head of Division in the preparation of final accounts for external audit;
  • Prepare financial and any other related memoranda for administrative purposes;
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance from a recognized University.

Experience:

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

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies
Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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;

Multicultural Sensitivity and Advocacy:

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.

Knowledge of Ecowas:

  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.

Analytical and Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Communication:

  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.

Planning and Implementation:

  • 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
The position is on Grade P3-1 with an Annual Salary of UA23,724, equivalent to US$37,432.

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Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Accountant

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Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2 / P3
Division: Finance
Slot: 2 Openings
Directorate: Adminsitration & Finance
Line Supervisor: Accountant, Financial Reporting & Treasury

Role Overview

  • Under the supervison of the Accountant, the incumbent shall assist in delivering financial services to the Parliament.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Check balances under the budget head to ensure sufficiency of funds before inputting transactions;
  • Cast and cross-casts the arithmetical accuracy of input and output data;
  • Prepare payment vouchers for payment of goods and services;
  • Prepare on a monthly basis payment vouchers for staff salaries;
  • File appropriately all authorized payment vouchers and commitment orders;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 2 years progressive experience in Accounting, Finance, Budget, Business Administration or related area is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures with a basic practical understanding of broad theories, concepts and approaches;
  • Ability to provide support services in collecting and analyzing data for anomalies, trends, errors, and answers using various methods and techniques.

ECOWAS Key Competencies
Leadership

  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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 everyday 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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 interrelate 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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:

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  • 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 database (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.

Planning & Implementation:

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  • 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.

Age Limit:

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

Annual Salary
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Français (French) Português (Portuguese (Portugal))


Job Title: Translator, Portuguese

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P3 / P4
Directorate: Parliamentary Affairs And Research
Division: Languages Services
Line Supervisor: Revisor

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Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Revisor, the incumbent shall be responsible for translating, from French or English into Portuguese, a wide variety of texts documents for Parliamentary meetings, conferences, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondences and provide other translation services to the Parliament.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translate documents into Portuguese from either one or two of the other official Community languages, French and English.
  • Assist in compiling and building a body of terminologies peculiar to and useful in the work of the Parliament.
  • Assist with consecutive interpretation during staff and management meetings.
  • Translates a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondence, etc;
  • Perform the terminological and conceptual research required in order to produce high-quality translations of scientific, technical, legal, and administrative texts;
  • Translates and self-revises from texts of considerable difficulty, using computer-assisted translation tools were possible;
  • Assists in providing support for terminology and style; respond to queries about terminology, nomenclature, translation, and writing posed by staff; conducts linguistic research and assist in the maintenance of glossaries;
  • Contributes to the establishment of accurate terminology and to promote the terminology database;
  • Assists in review of external translators for the ECOWAS roster;
  • Provides translation support in emergencies, including working under tight deadlines and quick turnaround of translated documents;
  • Provides feedback for machine translation dictionaries;
  • Participates in professional forums, conferences and seminars; shares knowledge and practices with translators of other international organizations; keeps abreast of specialized terminology and best translation practices;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Translation or equivalent from a recognized Institute or University.

Experience:

  •  5 years of experience in translation and revision and technical writing;
  • Proven knowledge with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools;
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, grammar, and history.

Ecowas Key Competencies
Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade / influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.

Client Service Orientation:

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  • 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;

Multicultural Sensitivity and Advocacy:

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project / programme assigned to own position.

Analytical and Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Communication:

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  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports / proposals and edit / check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.

Planning and Implementation:

  • 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.

Age Limit:

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

Annual Salary

  • The position is on Grade P3-1 with an Annual Salary of UA23,724, equivalent to US$37,432.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Assistant Budget Officer

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2 / P3
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Finance
Line Supervisor: Budget Officer

Role Overview
Under the supervision of the Budget Officer, the incumbent shall assist with preparation of  periodic reports on budget transactions such as reports on the status of budgetary accounts at the Parliament.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Prepare commitment orders for the payment of goods and services;
  • Prepare commitment orders for the retirement of all advances related to sessions, meetings and missions;
  • Commit all receipts (community levy, refunds and other receipts) in favour of the institution;
  • Reconcile on a weekly basis commitment orders (input data) to budget distribution statements (output data) and master file records to ascertain accuracy of processing;
  • Prepare or evaluate financial reports such as budgeted vs. actual expenditure or commitment;
  • Interpret and apply budget and finance rules and regulations;
  • Receive and evaluate regular financial reports with particular attention to apparent anomalies or unusual trends; bring anomalies to the attention of the Manager and initiate corrections as indicated;
  • Prepare routine, recurrent reports to management and draft commentaries;
  • Prepare preliminary budget projections;
  • Define requirements and user needs for automated systems;
  • Assist etc;
  • Assists in the coordination of inputs (e.g., for preparation of budgetary submissions);
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

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  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized University.

Experience:

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  • 2 years progressive experience in Accounting, Finance, Budget, Business Administration or related area is required;
  • Familiarity with administrative and financial policies and procedures with a basic practical understanding of broad theories, concepts and approaches;
  • Ability to provide support services in collecting and analyzing data for anomalies, trends, errors, and answers using various methods and techniques.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies
Leadership:

  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Planning & Implementation:

  • 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
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

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Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Inter-Institutional Liaison Officer

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2 / P3
Directorate: Office of Secretary General
Division: Office of Secretary General
Line Supervisor: Secretary General

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Secretary General, the incumbent shall  assist in monitoring developments in sister Parliamentary Institutions, maintain relations with them and help develop the international Parliamentary fraternity.

Roles and Responsibilities

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  • Monitor developments in the National Assemblies of Member States and bring issues to the attention of the Secretary General for action;
  • Monitor developments in other Regional Parliaments and bring lessons to the attention of the Secretary General;
  • Monitor developments in inter-Parliamentary unions and bring needed actions to the attention of the Secretary General;
  • Keep a calendar of the activities of Parliament’s associate bodies and draw attention of the Parliament’s involvement long in advance;
  • Keep records of Parliament’s relations with all National Assemblies, Regional Parliaments and inter-Parliamentary bodies.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 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 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.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies
Leadership:

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  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Planning & Implementation:

  • 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
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Human Resource Officer

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2 / P3
Directorate: Admisnitration & Finance
Division: Human Resource
Line Supervisor: Head, Human Resource Division

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Head, Human Resources Division, the incumbent shall assist to provide support in the various human resources functions at the Parliament.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Prepare the monthly Payroll and other periodic benefits for the staff of the Parliament, such as Housing Allowances, Leave Allowances, Education Grant, End of Service Benefits, etc. Use the ECOLINK system for this purpose;
  • Contribute to implementing HR policies and resolving any related issues; give explanations, provide clarifications and make recommendations for resolving  issues in the course of policy implementation;
  • Assist in hiring and uploading approved staff data/documents on the SAP sotfware sucha as ECOLINK etc;
  • Assist train and assist staff members in accessing various HR services through the Employee Self Service system;
  • Assist with the facilating the process of performance management by drafting circulars and assisting staff members and their managers through the cycle in the ECOLINK system; follow up and assist appraisors up to the completion of the exercise; implement annual progression as awarded;
  • Assist in compiling HR budget and HR reports, and in preparing presentations and drafting correspondence for the Division;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 2 years relevant work experience in human resources, administration or related area, is required;
  • Basic technical knowledge of human resources management including professional work experience in human resources at entry level operations;
  • Basic knowledge of office routines and practices relating to document management, records management and/or office management of relevance to the human resources management functional areas;
  • Knowledge of routine human resources business processes involving repetitive tasks supported by clear instructions and regular coaching e.g. data entry, data verification, 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
Leadership:

  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Planning & Implementation:

  • 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
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Strategic Planning Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Parliament
Grade: P2/P3
Directorate: Office Of The Secretary General
Division: Bureau & Strategic Planning
Line Supervisor: Bureau & Strategic Planning Manager

Role Overview

  • Under the supervsiion of the Bureau & Strategic Planning Manager, the incumbent shall assist the Parliament situate itself properly within the strategic vision of the Community by helping to define and implement a well targeted plan and evaluating its impact.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support and contribute to the review and development of the Parliament’s quadrienal Strategic Plan;
  • Develop monitoring reports to track the progress across the Parliament in achieving the outcomes of the Strategic Plan;
  • Provide advice and support to Divisions in the development of monitoring plans for their project design documents;
  • Support the creation of good monitoring practices in the Secretariat by planning and conducting spot audits of monitoring practices by divisions and follow up with feedback and suggestions;
  • Keep track of the challenges and issues raised through monitoring reports from Divisions to see how this will impact on the ability of the Secretariat to meet the objectives of its Strategic Plan;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Secretariat’s six-monthly reports and the Annual Performance Report for presentation to the Secretariat’s governing bodies’ meetings.
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to divisional and inter-divisional meetings to support determining how divisions can achieve the strategic planning outcomes ;
  • Undertake research, where and when necessary, on issues of strategic importance and relevance to the implementation of the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Project Management, Economics from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 2 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in managing programmes or projects or related area is required;
  • Knowledge of Institution or agency programe area and ability to identify the required resources to contribute to effective and efficient functioning of the programme team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management methods (including budget management, reporting monitoring and evaluation)

Ecowas Key Competencies
Leadership:

  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Planning & Implementation:

  • 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.

Age Limit:

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

Annual Salary
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Parliamentary Research Officer

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

Role Overview

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  • 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 newspaper 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
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field from a recognized University.

Experience:

  • 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
Leadership:

  • 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 new 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.

Client Service Orientation:

  • 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity & Advocacy:

  • 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.

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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.

Analytical & Critical Thinking:

  • 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.

Planning & Implementation:

  • 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
The position is on Grade P2-1 with an Annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2020.

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: Chief Registrar

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Community Court of Justice
Grade: D2
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Court Registry
Line Supervisor: President of the Court

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the President of the Court, the incumbent shall be responsible for the judicial case management, judicial administration, records management and the provision of services for the efficient discharge of the judicial functions of the Court. The Chief Registrar will assist the Judges in the Performance of their functions.

Supervising:

  • Director, Research & Documentation
  • Deputy Chief Registrar
  • Director Administration & Finance.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attends Court sittings;
  • Supervises, monitors and coordinates the activities of the Court Registry;
  • Responsible for the acceptance, transmission and custody of documents under the direction of the President;
  • Responsible for the preparation of minutes and records of proceedings under the direction of the President;
  • Supervises, monitors and coordinates the processing and service of all applications;
  • Monitors the translation of all pleadings into the official languages of the Court;
  • Plans, supervises, monitors and coordinates the duties and programs assigned to the Registry Department for the accomplishment of the court’s mandate under the direction of the President;
  • Supervises, monitors and coordinates Docket management, record keeping; judicial record management, automated case file management, control, indexing and retrieval mechanisms under the direction of the President;
  • Prepares the Institution’s annual draft program budget under the direction of the President;
  • Performs any other related tasks as may be assigned by the President.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

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  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Law from a recognized University.
  • 15 years of progressively responsible experience in Law 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;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework and approaches to policy development;
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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
UA90,555.55 USD142,878.54

Application Closing Date
12th December, 2020.

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: Accounting Assistant

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: G4 / G5 / G6
Status: Permanent    
Department: Office of the President
Division: Office of the Resident Representative – Ghana
Line Supervisor: Administrative Officer

Role Overview

  • The incumbent reports to the Administrative Officer who supervises the activities and the assigned task of the Accounting Assistant in the area of accounting as stated in the roles and responsibilities below.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the year end closing of accounts and preparation of the financial statements;
  • Monthly exports and review of the trial balance of the year in review and note areas with issues;
  • Assist in analyzing of all general ledger accounts (Payables, receivables, Income & expenses) and adjust/propose corrections where necessary;
  • Preparation of journal vouchers and post into accounting system;
  • Amortization/expensing of utilized prepaid accounts;
  • Clearing of General Ledger open items;
  • Respond and provide requested information/documents to external auditors on issues raised during the year-end audit and recommend/ propose ways to correct them;
  • Assist the Administrative Officer in liaising with external auditors in closing of accounts and preparation of reports;
  • Assist other accounting activities like accounts payables, bank reconciliation, receivables etc and with issues/proposed adjustments raised during the financial year audit;
  • Receive vendor invoices, scan/import the images, verify data extraction is accurate, and route the documents into electronic workflow for processing;
  • Verify and post scanned invoices using appropriate transaction codes in SAP;
  • Identify and prevent duplicate invoice processing;
  • Identify missing vendor workflow and initiate the vendor creation process;
  • Process invoices in accordance with SAP requirements and ECOWAS financial policies and procedures;
  • Obtain and attach additional documentation as required for special expenditures including capital expenses;
  • Monitor opportunities to optimize timing of payments, based on payment terms;
  • Process disbursements in accordance with schedule;
  • Reconcile supplier statements and monitor vendor account balances;
  • Enter and post cash receipts into accounting software system (SAP) using the appropriate transaction codes;
  • Post all payments made or received by wire transfer timely and accurately;
  • Prepare accurate bank reconciliation statements on a monthly and timely basis;
  • Respond to internal and external queries in a timely and in a professional manner;
  • Assist in resolving invoice discrepancies with the vendor;
  • Process payable documents in accordance with their legal and compliance policies;
  • Process and release cheques for related invoices and claims promptly;
  • Verify outgoing cheques for accuracy;
  • Assist in the archiving of department documentation;
  • Process staff expense claim and travel return forms in a timely manner;
  • Provide general filing and administrative support to the finance department;
  • Assist in maintaining detailed records of budget estimates, obligations and available balances, producing forecasts of expenditure; reconcile divisional accounts with central accounts;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Brevet deTechnicien Superieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent certificate in Finance Specialty, Accounting or a related field from a recognized University;
  • 5 years of progressively more responsible work experience in finance, budget, accounting, or related area;
  • Demonstrated professional competence to extract, interpret, and analyze a wide variety of accounting data and to resolve data discrepancies and other problems;
  • Knowledge of transactional based accounting activities such as budgeting, payroll, vendor claims processing, reconciliation and financial reporting as related to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to identify and resolve accounting data discrepancies and operational problems.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor/mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to explain client interactions to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • Ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA18,089.21 USD28,541.16 / UA22,874.75 USD36,901.78 / UA27,232.27 USD43,110.66

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2020.

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: Office Manager / Receptionist

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Status: Permanent
Grade: G4 / G5 / G6
Department: Office Of The President
Division: Office Of The Resident Representative – Ghana
Line Supervisor: Administrative Officer

Role Overview

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

Role And Responsibilities

  • Manage the Supervisor’s diary and schedule, organise and manage appointments; receive and welcome visitors; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond or transfer to the supervisor.
  • Organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; book meeting rooms; request and provide supplies to the office.
  • Create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure e-archiving and e-filing of documents using ECM software for easy retrieval when the need arises; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval.
  • Knowledge of Ms Office, ECM and other Ecolink software when it is possible. Demonstrate ability in word processing in English, French and / or Portuguese.
  • Check and confirm meetings for his / her Supervisor, upon the request of the Supervisor;;
  • Responsible for receiving and placing calls;
  • Receive all correspondence and record them properly in the book of entry, proceed to the distribution of mail, receive and ensure correspondences are delivered immediately to the appropriate person and prepare the output correspondence where applicable;
  • Draft routine correspondence upon request from the Supervisor;
  • Monitor and maintain stock of offices supplies in consultation with Administrative Officer;
  • Prepare and coordinate logistics for meetings;
  • Provide support with the protocol and events (booking, confirmation  and purchase of tickets, hotel reservations, acquisition and renewal of visas, etc.) in cooperation with the Administrative Officer;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Brevet deTechnicien Superieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent in Secretarial Studies or Administration or a related field from a  recognized higher institution;
  • 5 years’ experience in administrative services in a public or private international organization;
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency by quickly adapting to new technology and easily acquiring new technical skills
  • Knowledge of related computer software and ability to use relevant ECM modules for filing and archiving documents for proper storage, retrieval, and disposal of documents.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and an understanding of the business processes to effectively interpret and anticipate office needs.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to assume a credible presence when explaining rules, standards and expectations (e.g. deadlines) to ensure compliance and work expectations are met;
  • Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in discussions that will result in recommendations to improve processes, templates or other work tools;
  • Ability to engage in positive approaches to team work, participate actively in discussions and the achievement of team goals;
  • Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance with the occasional guidance from the supervisor/mentor;
  • Ability to build capacity of self and others by sharing knowledge, tools, expertise and experience with others to remain proficient and well informed in the execution of assigned role.
  • Interpersonal, listening and multitasking skills with a good understanding of client service responsibilities and role in representing ECOWAS values in all interactions;
  • Ability to take initiative to resolve routine problems associated with assigned tasks using good judgment in involving colleagues or superiors as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team to resolve concerns, problems and improve services;
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and organize own work area in a manner that will meet performance expectations related to assigned client services;
  • Ability to direct people to the appropriate source for further information and ask for help when overwhelmed with client demands.
  • Ability to apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Good diversity management skills to interact with individuals in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;
  • Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate and operational goals of relevance to assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with Departmental activities, schedules and goals of pertinence to own work team, functional area;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS procedures relevant to assigned work and the ability to apply sound judgment in their application;
  • Demonstrated strong interest and commitment to ECOWAS values and activities in daily assumption of duties.
  • Excellent ability to maintain, process and provide accurate information as part of assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize files and information for easy retrieval and record keeping;
  • Ability to spot mistakes, act promptly to correct them and learn from experiences;
  • Knowledge and ability to challenge and question fundamental assumptions regarding accepted ways of doing things in the spirit of improvement
  • Ability to use current technology to communicate effectively e.g. office software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and graphic presentation software; ability to type and format presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Well-developed information sharing skills using technology and in accordance in established processes and practices;
  • Advanced verbal assertiveness and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to acknowledge and understand the validity of others’ viewpoints and to respond in a constructive manner;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Working knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to allocate time for specific task in a manner that will meet deadlines and quality/quantity expectations
  • Good organizational skills with an excellent ability to break down work into smaller parts and focusing on the most important steps first;
  • With appropriate guidance, ability to contribute to maintaining organizational performance standards throughout implementation of new processes, practices and plans adopted by the Department and of relevance to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to monitor progress and to consider new goals in the context of assigned responsibilities;
  • Ability to follow through with commitments made to others.

Annual Salary
UA18,089.21 USD28,541.16 / UA22,874.75 USD36,901.78 / UA27,232.27 USD43,110.66

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2020.

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: Office Manager (Bilingual Secretary)

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Status: Permanent
Grade: G5 / G6 / G7
Department: Office Of The President
Line Supervisor: The Resident Representative – GHANA

Role Overview

  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Resident Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission Cape Verde, the Office Manager should play a vital role in the smooth running of the office.
  • From welcoming visitors, to reception of calls, fixing appointments, organizing the schedule of his/her superior, drafting of correspondences and filling of documents. He/she should be quite accessible and responsive in the face of competing demands from both internal and external parties.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Supervisor’s diary and schedule, organise and manage appointments; receive and welcome visitors; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond or transfer to the supervisor.
  • Organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; book meeting rooms; request and provide supplies to the office.
  • Create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure e-archiving and e-filing of documents using ECM software for easy retrieval when the need arises; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval.
  • Knowledge of Ms Office, ECM and other Ecolink software when it is possible. Demonstrate ability in word processing in English, French and/or Portuguese.
  • Assists colleagues with administrative tasks;
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Undertakes such other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • HND or equivalent in Secretarial Studies or Administration from a related field from a recognized University.
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services,  Secretarial services including such tasks as the maintenance of personnel and financial records, technical cooperation planning and/or implementation;
  • Understanding of administrative-related policies, procedures, and processes, and ability to recommend suitable office administration-related software and systems to be used;
  • Technical competence in relevant ECM filing systems and correspondence-related procedures, guidelines and processes to preparing and using administrative documents and templates;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions with little supervision.
  • knowledge of  related computer software and relevant ECM filing systems and correspondence-related procedures, guidelines and processes to preparing and using administrative documents and templates;

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA22,874.74 USD36,091.78 / UA27,323.27 USD43,110.66 / UA31,870.30 USD50,284.96

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2020.

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

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: G1 / G2 / G3
Status: Permanent
Department: Office of the President
Division: Office of the Resident Representative – Ghana
Line Supervisor: Administrative Officer
Slot: 2 Openings

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the position provides support to Fleet Management & Transport with everyday operations in making sure of the smooth running of the Commission’s fleet of vehicles.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily preventive maintenance checks before moving a particular vehicle for the first time in the day;
  • Monitor consumption of fuel and lubricants by vehicles to ensure their efficient use;
  • Initiate timely requests for fuel replenishments;
  • Maintain accurate record of fuel/lubricant usage for planning and audit purposes;
  • Ensure accurate completion of vehicle log books by drivers;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned.
  • Take/Receive officials and guests to and from the airport or other authorised  locations;
  • Ensure security of goods and persons transported;
  • Respond immediately to accident emergencies by notifying emergency response providers;
  • Ensure cleanliness of the vehicle;

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 experience as a driver, preferably for an international organization involving a variety of makes and models of vehicles;
  • Working 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 new 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 organizational 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.
  • Keep 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.

Annual Salary
UA8,265.28 USD13,040.96 / UA9,745.61 USD15,376.62 / UA15,125.69 USD23,865.31

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2020.

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.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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