General International / Multinational

ECOWAS Vacancy for Financial Sector Officer (giaba)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional grouping with 15 Member States in West Africa (three landlocked and one island) with a population of about 300 million with an annual economic growth rate of around 6%. The ECOWAS Commission is one of the
eight Regional Economic Communities supporting the African Union to coordinate the implementation of continental and regional integration and development programmes in the West African region.

Job Title: Financial Sector Officer (giaba) at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Location: Abuja
Experience: 5year(s)
Course of Study: Law

Reference: ECW-GIABA/FSO-P/002/2015
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Specialised Institution
Directorate: Programmes & Projects
Grade: P3/P4
Supervisor: Principal Programmes Officer

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, the Financial
Sector Officer shall provide support for the other experts in
evaluating the financial sector.
    He/she shall also ensure the
link with the relevant regulatory and supervisory institutions in Member
States for the achievement of GIABA’s objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Ensure the analysis of guidelines, documents, reports and other financial policy instruments.
    Participate in the assessment of techncial assistance needs of GIABA Member States;
    Participate in GIABA’s Mutual Evaluation exercises;
    Ensure the drafting of reports related to the evaluation of the financial sector;
    Ensure training and other capacity building measures;
    Ensure the compliance with AML/CFT measures;
    Contribute to the development of the financial sector policy in accordance with FATF Sstandards;
    Assist in sourcing technical and financial support for GIABA’s programmes;
    Provide technical assistance to Member States, in collaboration with the other experts at the Secretariat;
Ensure permanent consistency of actions and activities implemented in
line with the specific targets of the Division and the general
objectives of the Institution;
    Ensure efficient periodic reporting of activities implemented as well as outcomes to the line supervisor.
    Make proposals on all the activities pertaining to Its mandate;
    Independently undertake specific missions at the request of the line supervisor;
    Perform any other task entrusted to himher by the DG.


Educational Qualification:

    A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Law or Social Science or any other related field.


    A minimum of (5) years proven experience in the pertinent areas at national or international level.
    A post-graduate degree will reduce the number of years experience to three (3) years.
    Experience with a regional or international organisation is desirable;
    Working experience in the public sector would be an added advantage.

Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities):

Knowledge of or familiarity with measures against economic and
financial crimes, including money laundering, and financing of
    Sound knowledge of AML/CFT issues;
    Good writing skills;
    Listening and supervision ability;
    Ability to work in a team;
    Excellent ability of analysis and synthesis;
    Sound knowledge of the regional financial system and principles of the ECOWAS Integration Programme;
    Effective interpersonal and communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex multicultural, multi-ethnic
environment and to maintain effective work relations with people of
different national and cultural backgrounds;
    Sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
Demonstrated understanding of the normal practices, cultures,
socio-economic circumstances and national issues within the region,
including ECOWAS integration policy;
    Excellent computer skills.
    Sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
    A good knowledge and practical use of computer systems.


    Applicants must not be over 50 years of age at the point of recruitment.


    Applicants must be fluent in one of the official languages of ECOWAS: English, French and Portuguese.
    A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 – USD 51,637

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Deadline: 4th December, 2015

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