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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Recruitments. The Application deadline is 28th June 2019.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa. Collectively, these countries comprise an area of 5,114,162 km2 (1,974,589 sq mi), and in 2015 had an estimated population of over 349 million. The union was established on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, with its stated mission to promote economic integration across the region. A revised version of the treaty was agreed and signed on 24 July 1993 in Cotonou. Considered one of the pillar regional blocs of the continent-wide African Economic Community (AEC), the state’s goal of ECOWAS is to achieve “collective self-sufficiency” for its member states by creating a single large trade bloc by building a full economic and trading union.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Principal Officer, Career Management

Job ref.: ECW/HR/17041921
Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Division: Career Management
Department: Human Resources
Line Supervisor: Director, Human Resources
Supervising: Performance & Career Management, Training Officer

Role Overview

  • He/she oversees the strategy and framework and support the implementation of Career Management at the Commission to identify existing develop career learning goals skills and take action to enhance their careers in line with HR best practice.
  • He/She will be a focal point for interventions to support staff to develop their ability to manage their careers that also ensure best fit matches personal traits to job factors.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and manage the development strategy for the commission in conjunction with the director;
  • 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;
  • Initiate the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures;
  • Develop a mechanism for the proper staffing of the departments of the commission;
  • Develop, implement, and manage the performance management and learning development policies and procedures in relation to job evaluations, performance appraisals, KPI’s etc.…;
  • Regularly review (with the director) the strategy and implementation of the performance and development policies and procedures and update its methods and procedures where it is deemed necessary;
  • Develop and implement and maintain a training process and procedure for the Commission and its institutions;
  • Develop e learning development policy for the Commission in conjunction with the director;
  • Design and deliver training programs for the staff of the Commission;
  • Produce methods and means of assessing training needs and roll out mechanisms for its successful implementation;
  • Design and deliver an appropriate selection process for development and training opportunities;
  • Perform administration of the training centre and its related training programmes;
  • Perform any others tasks that may be assigned by the Director.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or Social Science is required.

Experience:

  • 10 Years’ experience in HR position in an International organization in Career and Training Management;
  • Broad and deep knowledge in areas related to staffing, human resource strategy, staff development, career management and training management;
  • In-depth knowledge of HR Management best practices.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes 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;
  • 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;
  • Diplomacy, tact 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;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS 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 rules and procedures  in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance;
  • 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 one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage;
  • 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.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42 annually.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1CareerMgtP@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Principal Officer, Strategy, Manpower Planning & Recruitment
Job ref.: ECW/HR/17041920
Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Division: Strategy, Manpower Planning & Recruitment
Department: Human Resources
Directorate: Human Resources
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Line Supervisor: Director, Human Resources
Supervising: Planning & Recruitment Officer, Recruitment Officers.

Role Overview

  • He/she oversees the strategy, manpower planning and recruitment of staff members at the Commission to achieve the recruitment targets plans set and supports the institutions and agencies in the selection and recruitment of talents to ensure best fits are taken onboard.
  • He/she Works closely with recruiting managers in other Institutions to share best practices, provide assistance on critical needs and coordinate initiatives.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and develop  HR strategy in co-operation with the Director, Human Resources;
  • Assist in developing the recruitment strategy and manpower plan/targets in line with the recruitment procedures and in line with the strategy of the Commission;
  • Develop and implement a recruitment policy framework for the commission;
  • Develop and implement a functional recruitment strategy for the Commission;
  • Develop Policies, Procedures and Processes (PPP) for manpower panning and recruitment for the Commission;
  • Review and refine the recruitment process to ensure levels of efficiency and effectiveness are being achieved;
  • Design and deliver appropriate methods and means of short listing of candidates and constantly review the interview and selection process with the Director;
  • Develop a functional contract-offer-acceptance policy and procedure for the Commission;
  • Develop and implement advertorial policies in the Commission;
  • Develop procedures of evaluating the re-staffing of departments of the Commission;
  • Develop and implement an effective means of staffing on contract/ temporary basis;
  • Support managers to ensure that their sectors are developed in terms of recruitment to the highest standard;
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientations to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives;
  • Develop and implement in conjunction with the director an induction process for the Commission;
  • Support timely and proper onboarding of new staff members;
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Director Human Resources.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Human resources or Social Sciences is required;
  • 10 Years’ experience in Strategy, Manpower Planning and Recruitment;
  • In-depth knowledge of HR Management best practices;
  • Practical Knowledge of ERPs;
  • Practical knowledge of SAP/HCM 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 programmes 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;
  • 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;
  • Diplomacy, tact 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;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS 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 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 way of 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 one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage;
  • 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.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42 annually.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1StratgManpowerP@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Director, ECOWAS Gender Development Center
Job ref.: ECW/HR/26031917
Location: Dakar / Senegal
Grade: D1
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Department: Social Affairs And Gender
Agency: ECOWAS Gender Development Centre
Line Supervisor: Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender
Supervising: Administration and Finance Division, Programme Division, Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Role Overview

  • The EGDC Director serves as the legal representative of the Centre, with overall responsibility to provide strategic direction, innovative leadership and ensure the effective management of the Centre.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and consolidate these strategies for the effective mobilization and development of women in the ECOWAS Region;
  • Periodically carry out needs assessment strategies for women empowerment in Member States and on these outcomes, design appropriate training, advocacy and research programmes on gender issues;
  • Maintain a functional and pro-active Gender Centre;
  • As the key administrative and accounting officer of the Centre, effectively manage the human capital and material resources of the Centre;
  • Contribute strongly to the success of the Centre through the formulation of strategies to enhance and mainstream gender issues within the framework of ECOWAS mission;
  • Champion the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Protocol to the African Charter onHuman and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, NEPAD policies and programmes and other gender-related commitments, and work in collaboration with partners on gender programmes and projects in the ECOWAS region;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the superiors.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Sociology, Economics, other Social Science or related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, programme management, social research or related area, including 6 years relevant international work and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of women and gender issues, principles and concepts of gender equality, empowerment and gender mainstreaming in relation to government, the private sector, civil society and international organizations;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS region and member countries, including the political, economic and social dimensions and the ability to effectively define gaps, build sectoral networks and partnerships, develop proposals and mobilize resources required to meet social and economic needs and gender operational goals and strategic priorities;
  • Knowledge of member States’ institutional frameworks, mandates, policies and strategies on gender and development;
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in gender mainstreaming in policies, strategies and programs.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Recent and progressive senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organization;
  • 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 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 other 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 challenge 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 inform 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;
  • Superior planning skills exemplified by setting clear expectations and conducting consistent and effective oversight of performance management practices to ensure 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, mobilizing/engaging people, identifying critical success factors, mitigating risks, monitoring indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and building capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Annual Salary
UA 69,552.34 (USD 109,739.69)

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1DirGendDevCenter@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Principal Program Officer – Internet, Cybersecurity & E-Applications
Job ref.: ECW/HR/17041923
Grade: P5
Location: Abuja
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Digital Economy & Post
Division: Internet Cybersecurity & E-Applications
Line Supervisor: Director, Digital Economy & Post
Department: Telecommunications & Information Technology
Supervising: Program Officer Internet & Cybersecurity, Program Officer e-Applications & e-Government

Role Overview

  • He/she oversees the strategy and framework and support the implementation of Career Management at the Commission to identify existing develop career learning goals skills and take action to enhance their careers in line with HR best practice.
  • He/She will be a focal point for interventions to support staff to develop their ability to manage their careers that also ensure best fit matches personal traits to job factors.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and manage the development strategy for the commission in conjunction with the director;
  • 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;
  • Initiate the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures;
  • Develop a mechanism for the proper staffing of the departments of the commission;
  • Develop, implement, and manage the performance management and learning development policies and procedures in relation to job evaluations, performance appraisals, KPI’s etc.…;
  • Regularly review (with the director) the strategy and implementation of the performance and development policies and procedures and update its methods and procedures where it is deemed necessary;
  • Develop and implement and maintain a training process and procedure for the Commission and its institutions;
  • Develop e learning development policy for the Commission in conjunction with the director;
  • Design and deliver training programs for the staff of the Commission;
  • Produce methods and means of assessing training needs and roll out mechanisms for its successful implementation;
  • Design and deliver an appropriate selection process for development and training opportunities;
  • Perform administration of the training centre and its related training programmes;
  • Perform any others tasks that may be assigned by the Director.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or Social Science is required.

Experience:

  • 10 Years’ experience in HR position in an International organization in Career and Training Management;
  • Broad and deep knowledge in areas related to staffing, human resource strategy, staff development, career management and training management;
  • In-depth knowledge of HR Management best practices.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes 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;
  • 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;
  • Diplomacy, tact 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;
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS 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 rules and procedures  in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance;
  • 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 one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage;
  • 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.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 (USD 104,330.42)

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1CybersecueAppP@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Registrar, Judicial Process & Case Management
Job ref.: ECW/HR/25041919
Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status:Permanent
Division: Judicial Process & Case Management
Directorate: Registry
Line Supervisor: Deputy Chief Registrar
Institution: ECOWAS Court of Justice

Description
Supervising:

  • Assistant Registrar,
  • Bailiff,
  • Docket Clerk,
  • Court Clerk,
  • Document Control,
  • Courtroom Technician, and
  • Reproduction Clerk.

Role Overview

  • Head of the Judicial Process & Case Management Division and responsible for the supervision, monitoring and coordination of the activities of the Division and for ensuring efficient Case Management.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Registrar coordinates the activities of sections and units in the Division under the authority of the Deputy Chief Registrar;
  • He carries out case management functions under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Registrar;
  • Responsible for drawing up the General cause list in accordance with the instructions of the Judges, Chief Registrar and Deputy Chief Registrar;
  • Supervises the verification of new application, receipt, processing, transmission and service of all Applications lodged in the Registry;
  • Supervises the service of all Court processes to Judges, Parties, Counsel, Translators, and Research Division and ensures the translation of Court processes;
  • Prepares for Court hearings in accordance with the Rules, Protocol, Practice direction and instructions to the Chief Registrar under the supervision of Deputy Chief Registrar;
  • Record a summary of the proceedings in the Record Book during Court session and prepare the Minutes of the Proceedings;
  • Attends and may represent the Chief Registrar at Court hearings;
  • Assist the Chief Registrar and his Deputy in the discharge of their functions;
  • Performs any other related tasks as may be assigned by the Judge Rapporteur, Chief Registrar or Deputy Chief Registrar.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative law or related areas including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS regulations and rules, policies, procedures and operations;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and mastery of administrative law and judicial procedures and ability to review and edit the work of others and manage the functioning of an office and its staff members;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues including those of a unique or complex nature.

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 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;
  • Diplomacy, tact 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 the court functioning;
  • 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 organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS COURT mandate, strategic plan/priorities as the judicial institution of the community;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the initiatives;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS rules and procedures  in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE rules, procedures and practices and its coming challenges;
  • Ability to analyze a situation by way of indicators 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 one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage;
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, 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;
  • 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.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98  (USD 104,330.42)

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: registjudprocess@ecowas.int

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Job Title: Director, Digital Economy & Post
Grade: D1
Location: Abuja
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Digital Economy & Post Division
Department: Telecommunications & Information Technology
Line Supervisor: Commissioner Telecommunications & Information Technology
Description
Supervising:

  • Telecoms & Post Policy And Regulations (P5)
  • Internet, Cybersecurity & E-Applications (P5)
  • Office Manager (G5/G6/G7)
  • Office Aide (G1/G2/G3)

Role Overview

  • The Director, Digital Economy & Post, under the guidance of the Commissioner Telecommunications & Information Technology, is responsible for the operational policy and strategy for digital economy and post development activities in the region and the coordination of the implementation of programmes, projects and activities for socio-economic growth of the ECOWAS Region and its Member states.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement an ECOWAS Post and Telecommunication/ICT Policy and Regulatory framework towards the development of a digital economy in the region;
  • Develop the regional strategy for the promotion of Telecommunication/ICT services and applications including Internet in the region;
  • Conduct policy and program dialogues with Member States on issues relating to Internet development and ICT emerging issues such 5G, Artificial Intelligence;
  • Engage in advocacy on cybersecurity and cybercrime at the national, regional, and international levels for a more secure cyber environment in the ECOWAS region;
  • Promote the development of broadband Infrastructure, particularly mobile broadband network as well as good management of Scare Resources (numbering and radio-frequency spectrum);
  • Provide leadership towards the development of the regional Observatory on Post and Telecommunication/ICT;
  • Develop and plan the annual goals, objectives and budget of the Directorate in line with the Commission’s overall strategies and plans;
  • Oversee the implementation of initiatives, projects and programs of the Directorate;
  • Maintain functional and technical cooperation networks with heads of relevant regional and international organizations in the fields of the Post, Telecommunication/ICT and cybersecurity;
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic budget implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) reports.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunications/ICT, Electronics Engineering, Postal Services or any related field from a recognized university;

Experience:

  • 12 years progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development and implementation in the telecommunications/ICT sector and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of telecommunications technologies and postal services for large and complex organizational environments, with a focus on improving operations, enabling transformation and leading the management of information and resources;
  • Proven mastery of large, complex telecommunications/ICT and postal projects, which may contain significant scope, ambiguity, risk & geographical diversity;
  • Demonstrated competence to drive the development, review and communicate ICT policies, regulations and standards throughout the ECOWAS community, with an ability to engage member states institutions on developing an economically enhancing ICT policy frameworks.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Recent and progressive senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organization;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • 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 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 motivate and engage others in promoting or adopting best practices in client services;
  • 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;
  • 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 actively listen and understand the perspectives of others to inform 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 promote new insights, ideas and perspectives and a better understanding of issues and challenges;
  • 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 set effective goals and manage change in a manner that demonstrates resilience, composure and a positive outlook in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity;
  • Ability to implement plans, mobilizing/engaging people, identifying critical success factors, mitigating risks, monitoring indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and building capacities for sustainability.

Annual Salary
UA 81,435.54 (USD 128,488.99)

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1DirDigitEconPostD@ecowas.int

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Application Deadline 28th June 2019.

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