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ECOWAS Recruitment 2019/2020 Application Form : Are you looking for ECOWAS Recruitment form 2019? Do you want to apply for ECOWAS recruitment 2019/2020 job application form online? If yes, we’re happy to inform you that the Economic Community of West African States recruitment form 2019 is online. Follow the instructions on this page to apply ECOWAS recruitment.

ECOWAS Recruitment 2019/2020 application form portal is now open to receive applications from interested persons. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is currently recruiting. Does interested for this job should continue reading this article.

There are a lot of things you need to understand about ECOWAS recruitment. There are various job vacancies available in the Economic Community of West African States Recruitment 2019.

There are about 15 vacant positions. Qualified and interested candidates can apply for his/her desired areas in the vacant positions available.

Now let’s get to the main thing.

ECOWAS Recruitment 2019-2020 form requirements?

Here, you will get to know all the requirements for ECOWAS 2019/2020 recruitment things you need to have before applying for ECOWAS jobs in 2019. See all Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) application RECRUITMENT requirements below:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidates applying for these positions must not be more than 30 years of age.
  2. Qualified Candidates are advised to visit the ECOWAS website,  https://www.ecowas.int/ and apply for the positions online..
  3. Candidates are to upload their CVs and certificates.
  4. Applicants will be required to take an online qualifying examination
  5. Passing the relevant tests;
  6. Your willingness to push yourself beyond your comfort zone;
  7. Ability to show a flair to develop all the skills you need to be the best you can be.

The above guide is all you need to know about the general requirements for ECOWAS recruitment 2019/2020 form. If you still need an in-dept knowledge about some other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) criterias, kindly read the guide below:

  • You must be a Nigerian; either by birth or nationalisation.
  • Applicant must have a valid means of identification; A voters card, driving license or national immigration passport.

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ECOWAS Recruitment 2019/2020 Application Form.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position listed below.

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Reviser, English – Portuguese at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Reviser, English – Portuguese – P5

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Line Supervisor: Deputy Chief Registrar
Supervising: 2 Portuguese Translators

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, revise texts translated by in-house and independent translators, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality of texts and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • S/he supervises the relevant language section and may also translate a variety of often complex, confidential, urgent, and important texts intended for different audiences.
  • Facilitates the setting-up and updating of terminology databases and on request, provides advice on language usage.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Revises translations dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature
  • Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, confidential, complex or technical nature
  • Plans, co-ordinates and supervises the daily, medium- and long-term work of their translation section
  • Supervises the weekly maintenance of the translation log;
  • Allocates work to staff, assigns staff to particular translation or revision duties
  • Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation section concerned and assists the HOD in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division
  • Assists the HOD in monitoring the quality of in-house and outsourced translations
  • Regularly provides feedback on in-house and outsourced translations
  • Guides, counsels and trains or supervises the training of translators and trainee revisers, evaluates their performance and promotes the best use of their skills and experience.
  • Keeps abreast of language industry trends especially technological advances useful to the work of the Division.
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in translation from a recognized university / institution;
  • 10 years of experience in translation (at least four of which should have been revision experience)
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of relevant computer assisted translation software/tools.
  • Exhibits highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text.
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information and to conduct complex research.
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of the third language of ECOWAS is an advantage.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS Court organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS Court rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in two of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of a third language will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result-based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, French B or English B. (ability to translate into C language is an advantage).

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD104,330.42.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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 [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Administrative Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Administration & Human Resources
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, ECOWAS
Line Supervisor: Head of Division, Administration & Human Resources

Role Overview

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance and Head of Division Administration and Human Resources, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing administrative services by ensuring the analysis, the follow-up and the coordination in line with the established rules and regulations of the Community.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out smooth operation of the administrative functions including work environment, space, equipment and information retrieval system;
  • Assist in identifying the operational needs and develop and support the implementation of the rules to facilitate the workflow process;
  • Provide information to staff regarding office administration procedures, processes and practices;
  • Ensure the implementation of all the initiatives that will enable a rational management of the material, human resources (logistics and procedures);
  • Ensure the preparation of objective, accurate, coherent reports in conformity with ECOWAS Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure the efficient reporting of actions implemented and results to the Chief of Staff;
  • Optimize document flow management and propose process improvement solutions;
  • Provide technical and logistical assistance in the organization of activities;
  • Provide support to the Office in the analysis and review of incoming and outgoing files and documents;
  • Provide day-to-day support in planning and coordinating the activities of the Office;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him by the direct superior.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent degree in Management or a related field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in administration and human resources management
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS Administrative and Procurement Regulations and Procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic SAP/ECM HCM modules to carry out human resource functions, to include basic data entry, extraction and interpretation

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competences:

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

Supervising:

  • 2 Maintenance Assistants,
  • 2 Store Assistants,
  • 10 Drivers

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

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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 to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Programme Officer – Intellectual Property at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Programme Officer – Intellectual Property

Ref.: ECW/HR/18041922
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Education, Science & Culture
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Education, Science and Culture
Division: Arts and Culture
Line Supervising: PPO Arts and Culture
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer – Intellectual Property reports to the Arts and Culture Division but works closely with all departments involved in the management of intellectual property. S/he is responsible for the implementation of all tasks related to intellectual property, including literary and artistic property and industrial property.
  • S/he is tasked with contributing to the development of strategies and policies relating to intellectual property and monitoring and implementation of projects in his/her area of expertise.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Plan and monitor the implementation of activities related to the development of intellectual property;
  • Ensure the implementation of projects and action plans in the area of literary and artistic property and industrial property, in accordance with the guidelines given by his/her line manager or other departments involved in intellectual property matters.
  • Monitor the implementation of resolutions and decisions of ECOWAS governing bodies in the field of intellectual property;
  • Prepare and submit progress and assessment reports to his/her line manager on the implementation of intellectual property projects;
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned Commissioners, Directors or Heads of Division in the normal course of his/her duties in the field of intellectual property
  • Prepare, plan, implement and monitor the intellectual property budget
  • Seek funding for the implementation of intellectual property projects;
  • Develop an intellectual property database;
  • Ensure the monitoring and coordination of exchanges with other ECOWAS institutions involved in intellectual property matters;
  • Ensure the visibility of initiatives in the field of intellectual property
  • Develop international cooperation in the field of intellectual property,
  • Develop, within the scope of the work, constructive and close cooperation links with other stakeholders involved in intellectual property.
  • Provide expertise in the implementation of intellectual property projects and programmes;
  • Plan and monitor possible recruitment or cooperation needs with consultants in the field of intellectual property;
  • Plan for human resources capacity building in the intellectual property sector;
  • Propose an innovative approach to programme management, taking into account scientific opportunities and new technologies
  • Perform his/her technical tasks in line with the expected outcomes in the field of intellectual property, in particular its literary and artistic property component.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Law, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, or in a field related to intellectual property from a recognised university.
  • 5 years of professional experience including relevant international work;
  • Solid knowledge of ECOWAS policy on intellectual policy and related areas,
  • Good knowledge of international or regional organisations working in the field of intellectual property.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to proactively interact and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect, credibility and professionalism clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigate issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards.
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to 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 institutions, sectors, programmes and policies
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations
  • Ability to 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;
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • 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 work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.
  • 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 identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA 39,73872 USD 62,699.75/ UA 46,539.98 USD 73,430

Application Closing Date
24th August, 2019.

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]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word

Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer – P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Research And Documentation
Division: Legal Services And Research
Line Supervisor: Hod Legal Services And Research
Status: Permanent
Grade: P4

Role Overview

  • Under the overall supervision of the Director, Research and Documentation and the direct supervision of the HOD Legal Services and Research, the incumbent shall, in accordance with the Staff Regulations and professional standards, undertake legal research and analysis, write legal opinions and reports on various issues pertaining to the judicial work of the Court and its day-to-day functioning, while providing legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Study and advise on the rules, practice and jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Undertake and supervise legal research and analysis on pending cases before the Court;
  • Draft legal briefs and opinions on various legal issues of Community interest;
  • Produce thematic reports and a subject-matter Index of the jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Prepare and review draft contracts and partnership agreements involving the Court;
  • Produce academic papers and presentations on the work of the Court;
  • Provide legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required;
  • Assist and Represent the HOD and the Director, as required;
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or economic law from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of relevant professional experience in legal practice, including legal research, analysis and writing within the judicial system, a law firm, a legal office of an intergovernmental organization or Government;
  • Excellent knowledge of international law and ability to apply legal expertise in analyzing complex legal issues and developing innovative legal solutions;
  • Proven knowledge of the practice and procedure of international Courts and Tribunals;
  • Knowledge of Legal issues arising out of regional integration and international human rights protection;
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills and ability to prepare sound legal briefs, submissions and opinions;
  • Fluency in any one of the three-official language of ECOWAS (English French and Portuguese); and a good knowledge/command of a second one.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA 56,591.37 – USD 89,289.87.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Director – Budget & Treasury at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Director – Budget & Treasury

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Budget & Treasury
Institution: Community Court of Justice
Line Supervisor: Commissioner, Finance

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Commissioner for Finance, the incumbent shall coordinate and supervise the production of quarterly cash flow projections, analysis of advances and related reports on timely basis as well as the Reconciliation of Bank Accounts on a monthly basis.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the production of quarterly cash flow projections, analysis of advances and related reports on timely basis as well as the Reconciliation of Bank Accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Manage and ensure the performance of all activities relating to disbursements such as payroll, payments of internal and external vendors, management and payments for contracts, monitoring and management of banking relationships;
  • Establish, implement and monitor financial controls, which would include approvals and authorization and a review of all financial processes and financial systems in conjunction with the Commissioners and Departmental Heads.
  • Supervise the preparation of Annual Budget Circular for the ECOWAS Community, Annual Budget for the ECOWAS Commission and the Consolidated Budget of the ECOWAS Community.
  • Supervise the preparation of Budgetary Control Statements for circulation to management
  • Manage all cash management functions including cash concentration, wire transfers, accounts funding; ensure adequate liquidity for working capital needs and invest short-term excess cash.
  • Provide leadership in the management of Community Levy funds and arrange for the performance of all financial activities relating to the proper financial management of all incomes received from the Member States.
  • Oversee cash management, banking and financial institution relationships, negotiate bank and service fees, implement new bank technologies, products and services to improve cash cycle and simplify Commission’s operations.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel of the Directorate, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel action.
  • Serve on Committees which would recommend or approve, coordinate and implement changes or make improvements in fiscal controls, policies, procedures as well as financial, administrative and human resource management systems.
  • Serves as the Business Process Owner for these areas of responsibility (Disbursement, Budget, Treasury & Community Levy)
  • Ensure full use of ECOLink by all Divisions and supervise the preparation of key reports from the System to highlight the benefits derived from the System.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance, or equivalency in the same disciplines from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience in managing finance and budget operations in international or multinational organizations, and in the formulation of new strategies/approaches to complex financial management or accounting, including 6 years of relevant international work experience and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • In-depth knowledge of International Public Service Accounting Standards budgeting, fiscal management skills and commercial acumen; expert knowledge of corporate reporting, sustainable management accounting, financial management, audit assurance and taxation;
  • Demonstrated job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through ongoing professional development with professional body membership and international certifications such as ACCA, CIMA, etc. would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources and ability to develop budgetary policies, formulate new strategies/policies/programmes and technical approaches to budgetary matters and procedures.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

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

Supervising:

  • Principal Accountant – Budget &Treasury
  • Principal Accountant – Disbursement
  • Principal Accountant – Community Levy

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 81,435.54 / USD 128,488.99

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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 to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

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Executive Director – ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Executive Director – ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) – D2

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

Role Overview

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

Role and Responsibilities

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

Academic Qualifications and Experience

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

Age Limit

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

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

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

Application Closing Date
19th August, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Download and Complete the Application Form below and send to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

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Courtroom Technician at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Courtroom Technician

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Process And Case Management
Line Supervisor: Registrar, Judicial Process & Case Management
Status: Permanent
Grade: G4/G5/G6

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Registrar, the Courtroom Technician is responsible for the control, maintenance and operation of the Courtroom interpretation equipment, verbatim recording equipment and other technical appliances in the Courtroom.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Registrar (Judicial Process & Case Management) carries out inspection, basic installation, control and operation of the Courtroom and deliberation room equipment.
  • Undertakes simple repairs of equipment in the Courtroom & deliberation room. Supervise & coordinates installation, maintenance and repair activities by independent contractors.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Brevet de Technicien Superieur (BTS)/OND/HND or equivalent in related field from a university of recognized standing;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in administration, including experience in the area of archives, electronic record management or related area is required.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS documentation, the document processing chain and relevant operational and administrative procedures, registry policies and practices, terminology and reference standards or that of a similar international organization.
  • Knowledge of registry duties, practices as well as the ability to use relevant ECM module to carry out routine tasks
  • Knowledge of document storage and retrieval and of electronic record keeping and relevant information systems procedures in terms of the working environment.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Must have the ability to communicate fluently in one of the official languages of the Community; English and/or French and/or Portuguese.
  • A good knowledge of one of the other official languages would be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Well-developed 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;
  • Good knowledge of diversity management as it relates to daily work expectations and assigned tasks.
  • Good 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;
  • Excellent 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
  • Excellent 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;
  • 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). 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
(G4-UA 20,166.30 USD 31,818.39)/(G5-UA 25,527.53 USD 40,277.34)/ (G6-UA30,178.98 USD 47,616.39).

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2019.

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]

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Office Manager at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Office Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Office of the Director of Administration & Finance
Line Supervisor: Director Of Administration & Finance
Supervising: Office Aide
Status: Permanent
Grade: G5/G6/G7

Role Overview

  • Reports to the Director of Administration & Finance (DAF). Implements and supports the communication and documentation activities of the office of the DAF, which manages a component of a major programme and which is normally organized into several interdependent units. Relieves the DAF of selected paperwork, reporting and office details.
  • Responsible for considerable coordination and follow-through with delegated monitoring of deadlines.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Management of the Supervisor’s schedule: receive and welcome visitors; organise and manage appointments; keep the Supervisor’s timetable; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond; manage the Director’s diary and schedule;
  • Administrative management: organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; meeting room bookings; provide supplies to the office;
  • Management of mail: create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure archiving and filing of documents; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted to the Director for signature;
  • Demonstrate experience in word processing in English and French and/or Portuguese in accordance with established standards;
  • Knowledge of and technical competence to apply post editing techniques and practices for the preparation and production of documents according to ECOWAS policy.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the superiors.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • HND or equivalent in Secretarial Studies or Administration from a related field from a recognized higher institution;
  • 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative, secretarial services;
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
  • 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, 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 to take responsibility for own career and performance and to regularly and independently engage in self-assessment activities (e.g. self-reflection, obtain feedback);
  • Ability to develop and maintain skills and expertise required to perform in the role effectively e.g. relevant technologies, professional standards, and relevant regulations/policies.
  • 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 and stakeholders;
  • 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 to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviours;
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions, particularly those of own institution/agency;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities (e.g. standards and rules) and work tools (e.g. technology);
  • 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.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data following clear and simple instructions;
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge established procedures with a view of improving performance and/or outputs;
  • Detail oriented with an 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 judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers with advanced word-processing skills including a working knowledge of spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • Ability to read/listen and understand semi-routine instructions and carry them out with limited supervision;
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct written material in English or French and to have equal verbal language proficiency;
  • Ability to address issues with others in a candid, timely and straight-forward fashion;
  • Ability to organize semi-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
(G5-UA 25,527.53 USD 40,277.34)/ (G6-UA30,178.98 USD 47,616.39) / (G7- UA 34,933.43 USD 55,117.96).

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2019.

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]

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IT Officer/Webmaster at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: IT Officer/Webmaster – P3/P4

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: Community Court Of Justice, Ecowas
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Division: Administration & Human Resources
Line Supervisor: Head Of Division, Administration & Human Resources
Supervising: 2 IT Assistants
Status: Permanent
Grade: P3/P4

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall serve as the IT Officer/Webmaster.
  • He/she shall acquire, deploy and support the information systems technology (hardware and software) in line with the needs and approved standards of the organization and report directly to the Director of Administration and Finance or the Head of Division as the case may be.

Role and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for activities among others:

  • Design and implement the delivery of IT/IS Solutions for supporting the organization’s processes;
  • Acquisition, deployment and support of the information systems technology (hardware and software) in line with the needs and approved standards of the organization;
  • Manage the organization’s website, the local area network and other relevant e-Solutions for the organization including video conferencing and other electronic systems;
  • Perform systems, network, communications and data base management and administration;
  • Design, implement and operate scalable, highly available and fault tolerant systems;
  • Ensure the availability, performance and security of IT systems and applications at the Court;
  • Investigate, Diagnose and Classify incidents for users;
  • Escalate Incidents and service requests where necessary to OEMs and service providers and follow up the resolution;
  • Identify customer service trends; determine system improvements;
  • Serve as second level support for all deployed systems;
  • Develop user guides on systems and applications and help conduct user training when necessary;
  • Provide timely status updates of support activities to the line supervisor.
  • Contribute to the establishment of Standards and Guidelines for the development, standardization and regulation of IT practices.
  • Ensure the application of appropriate frameworks with which to implement policies, standards and guidelines designed to achieve the Information Technology policy objectives of the Court.
  • Assist in the regular review of the standards and guidelines in accordance with the evolution of the IT environment and technology innovations;
  • Be responsible for IT security;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Systems Analysis & Design, Information Systems Management or any related ICT field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years progressively responsible experience in planning, web design, development, implementation and maintenance of information and communication technologies;
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS ICT infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s);
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the design, development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex web projects using web content management systems and technologies;
  • Knowledge of relevant high-level web programming languages (PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, etc.) and programming skills, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems (MS-SQL/MySQL), web platforms (Linux/Apache/Windows), scripting (JavaScript, jQuery, Perl, Linux shell scripts) and query languages;
  • Good knowledge of security controls, governance processes and compliance validation;
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts and protocols, advanced technical knowledge of common network protocols (DNS, HTTP/HTTPS) and network security concepts;
  • Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects of the organization;
  • Ability to assess risks in line with information security objectives and risk tolerance of the organization;
  • Ability to present and explain technical information to diverse types of audience (management, users, vendors and technical staff).

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

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

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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]

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Accountant at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 2 Openings

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Abuja/Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Institutions
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Finance
Directorate: Budget & Treasury
Division: Finance
Line Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Supervising: Accounting Assistants
Slot: 2 Opeings

Role Overview

  • Under the direct supervision of the Principal Accountant, the incumbent shall be responsible for all book-keeping, supervision of Accounts Assistants; ensure the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and postings into the general and personal ledgers. Be in charge of salaries, asset register and ensure proper filing of all supporting documents on receipts and payments.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the processing of financial claims and expenses in line with ECOWAS financial rules and regulations on a timely basis;
  • Create and maintain all vendor master records in the financial system;
  • Supervise and train the Accounting Assistants for maximum efficiency and output in a manner as to ensure proper segregation of duties;
  • Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedure, rules and regulations;
  • Review the work of Accounting Assistants to ensure proper documentation, proper approval, use of appropriate transaction codes in accordance with the ECOlink, ECOWAS Financial Regulations and the Manual of Accounting Procedures;
  • Monitor ageing and due dates of payables in a timely manner;
  • Act as liaison between Vendors, other departments and the Finance Directorate and offer impeccable customer service;
  • Review/reconcile vendor statements on a regular basis;
  • Review and/or prepare monthly reports on receivables and collections
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for management review;
  • Investigate Vendors and Employee inquiries and track down delinquent invoices;
  • Supervise the timely filing of all related vouchers and records to enable easy retrieval of documents and ensure proper archiving of prior fiscal year documents;
  • Retrieve and furnish all relevant vouchers and details for internal and external audits
  • Assist in the review and analysis of various accounting data;
  • Assists in the analysis of open item managed accounts in the ERP system (SAP) and initiate corrective action;
  • Assist in the collection of data for preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources;
  • Assists with the data extract for and preparation of various reports to management;
  • Assist in monitoring budget implementation and performance;
  • Supervise the processing of all approved payments, reconciliations of bank accounts statements on a monthly basis, and postings into the ledgers.
  • Maintain and update the Asset Register including proper asset modification in SAP (sales, write off, Master data modification)
  • Maintain records of all donor funds received and prepare report for Donors as may be required.
  • Supervise the postings of all regularization vouchers and returns received from programme Officers.
  • Supervise timely filing of all supporting documents relating to ECOWAS and Donor Funds;

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university;
  • 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:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • 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 utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

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

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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 [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Translator – English into Portuguese at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Translator English into Portuguese – P4

Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Institution: Community Court of Justice
Line Supervisor: Portuguese Reviser

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, provide translation services for Judicial and non-judicial documents in Portuguese to the Hon. Judges in the discharge of their judicial mandate. Ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • S/he shall assist the setting-up and updating of terminology database and compilation of glossaries.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translation Services as assigned by the HOD Language and Management; Provides translation into Portuguese of speeches, statements and Court processes.
  • Routinely assigned Translation of official documents for Judges and staff members as required;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (Any proven C language in either of the other two working languages of the Community will be an advantage)
  • Assists the HOD Language Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and conduct of examination for prospective translators;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, compilation of glossaries, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of experience in translation, and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of ECOWAS;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to work on a variety of legal instruments and related documents;

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competences:

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

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 56,591.37 / USD 89,289.87

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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 to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Interpreter (Portuguese) at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Job Title: Interpreter (Portuguese)

Location: Abuja
Institution: Community Court of Justice, Ecowas
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Registry
Division: Judicial Certified Translation & Interpretation
Line Supervisor: Deputy Chief Registrar

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, provide interpretation services for meetings, deliberations and hearings of the Court, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality and application of ECOWAS Court jargon.
  • He/she shall facilitate the setting-up and updating of terminology database and compilation of glossaries.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Services all Court meetings, deliberations and sessions as assigned by the HOD and Management; Provides interpretation in relevant language combination, (simultaneous, consecutive, whispering, liaison) of speeches or statements;
  • Routinely assigned to sensitive meetings;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (Any proven C language in either of the other two working languages of the Community will be an advantage).
  • Functions as language team leader when assigned to a given meeting;
  • Assists the Head of Language Services Division, as appropriate, in the screening, training and conduct of examination for prospective interpreters;
  • Participates in establishment of terminology database, compilation of glossaries, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Conference Interpretation from a recognized university or institute;
  • 10 years of experience in Interpretation (four of which should have been as a staff Interpreter)
  • Exhibits highest standards of split-second accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original and source languages;
  • Demonstrated understating of how to “weigh” Interpretation teams;
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally and keep abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
  • Demonstrated comprehension of every imaginable accent, in addition to coping with issues of speed and style;
  • Ability to find proper cultural equivalents and take cultural context into account, thorough knowledge of both language and culture is thus required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to uphold team coherence and booth manners;
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of a third language of ECOWAS is an advantage.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programs and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regard for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS Court organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS Court’s mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS Court Rules and procedure in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making decisions;
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in two official languages of ECOWAS (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of a third language will be an added advantage.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result-based management approach;
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, English B or French B. (ability to translate into C language is an advantage).

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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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1 Comment
  1. Adams k momoh Friday says

    glory to God for this notification,
    i humbly wish to grab the privilege seeing my self as a staff and member of this great institution.