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

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Job Title: Programme Officer, Mining Development

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Energy & Mines
Directorate: Energy & Mines
Division: Mining Development & Geological Resources
Line Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer, Mining Development & Geological Resources

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer Mining Development shall be based at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja.
  • He/She shall work in the Directorate of Energy and Mines under the direct supervision of the Principal Programme Officer Mining Development & Geological Resources.
  • He/She shall assist to design and execute programmes and activities towards optimization of benefits from extraction of geological resources in the Community, under the coordination of the Principal Programme Officer.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and harmonizing policies, regulations and institutional frameworks for the development of the mining sector;
  • Assist in the identification, designing and execution of programmes/projects and all other relevant activities in the extraction of geological resources;
  • Liaise with related stakeholder-groups to promote the design and execution of other specialized programmes/projects to enhance the development of the geo-extractives sector in the Community;
  • Assist the Principal Programmes Officer to promote the design and implementation by Member States of policy options that will encourage all stakeholder institutions and operating entities adopt relevant quality standards to enhance the competitiveness of the geo-extractives sector;
  • Collate data/information on national, regional, and global issues on mining sector to inform strategic decisions towards realizing optimal benefits for the Community;
  • Develop and periodically update a database of relevant Community-origin and non-Community-origin Experts and Institutions, Operating Entities, Suppliers and other key stakeholders in the geo-extractives sector;
  • Promote activities that generally will enhance the realization of optimal benefits along the entire value chains of the Community’s geological resources;
  • Participate in preparation of periodic Reports of the Directorate;
  • Participate in the preparation of Budgets and Monitoring & Evaluation Activities;
  • Participate in specialized technical meetings and conferences;
  • Assist the Supervisor to create a conducive working ambience;
  • Carry-out any other legitimate task as may be assigned by his/her Supervisor.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Mining Engineering, Geological Sciences, Geological Engineering or a similar field from a university of recognized standing;
  • 5 years’ professional experience in the field of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Geological resources, Mining development in the public or private Institution.
  • 5 years’ progressively professional experience in the field of mining development, geological resources in the public or private Institution;
  • Good knowledge and experience in the planning, preparation and coordination of mining/geological programs and projects at national and/or regional levels;
  • Technical expertise in mining/geological policy, strategy and institutions.

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;
  • 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 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 to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to 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 convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 49,106.81 USD 77480.72 / UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1MiningDevP@ecowas.int 

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Job Title: Revisor (French)

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration and Conference
Directorate: Conference and Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

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 jargon.
  • She/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;
  • Language Combination: French A, English C or Portuguese C. (ability to translate into a B language is an advantage);
  • 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 Language Coordinator in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division;
  • Assists the Language Coordinator 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;
  • Performs other related duties as required;
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary.

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 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 programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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 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 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • 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 implement rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs (e.g. management indicators, project milestones, program results, processing targets);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1RevisorsFrP@ecowas.int 

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Job Title: Interpreter (Portuguese)

Location: Abuja
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference And Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

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

Role and Responsibilities

  • Services all meetings as assigned by Language Coordinator 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 C or French C. (Any proven B 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 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 or Bachelor’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 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 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 organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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 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 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • 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 plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with   policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1InterpretsPtP@ecowas.int 

Click Here for More Information

 

Job Title: Revisor (Portuguese)

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration and Conference
Directorate: Conference and Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

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 jargon.
  • She/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;

Language Combination: Portuguese A, French C or English C. (ability to translate into B language is an advantage):

  • 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 Language Coordinator in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division;
  • Assists the Language Coordinator 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;
  • Performs other related duties as required;
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary.

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  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 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 organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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 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 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, French C or English C. (ability to translate into B language is an 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 implement rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs (e.g. management indicators, project milestones, program results, processing targets);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1RevisorsPtP@ecowas.int 

Click Here for More Information


Job Title: Interpreter (English)

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference And Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

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

Role And Responsibilities

  • Services all meetings as assigned by Language Coordinator and Management; Provides interpretation in relevant language combination, (simultaneous, consecutive, whispering, liaison) of speeches or statements;
  • Routinely assigned to sensitive meetings;
  • Language Combination: English A, French C, or Portuguese C. (Any proven B 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 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

  • Masters or Bachelor’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 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 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 organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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 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 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • 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 plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with   policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

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

Deadline: 16th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1InterpretsEnP@ecowas.int 

Click Here for More Information

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