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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Programme Officer – Promotion of Scientific Excellence and E-Learning

Grade: P3/P4
Location: Abuja
Status: Permanent
Division: Scientific Research & Innovation
Department: Education, Science and Culture
Directorate: Education, Science and Culture
Line Supervisor: PPO Scientific Research & Innovationbsc
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Supervising: JD_Eng_PO Ex Sc et Elearning DRSI final ok

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer – Promotion of Scientific Excellence and E-learning reports to the Scientific Research and Innovation Division for all tasks relating to the promotion of Scientific Excellence and E-learning.
  • S/he is tasked with contributing to the development of strategies and policies for a culture of excellence and e-learning and monitoring the implementation of the resulting action plans.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Implement the African Research and Innovation Forum (FARI) as a platform to showcase the outcomes of research and technological discoveries by researchers in the ECOWAS region and beyond and open new opportunities for partnership between research and innovation stakeholders and the private sector;
  • Implement the African Research and Innovation Programme (PARI), designed to fund research on a competitive basis by calling for applications for research projects that contribute to the fight against poverty; promote the mobility of researchers and equip research laboratories in the ECOWAS region.
  • Implement the programme for the development of ECOWAS centres and poles of excellence in strategic development areas and ensure their monitoring and evaluation;
  • Implement programmes in ethics and bioethics of science and technology;
  • Implement the programmes in support of the ECOWAS Prize for Excellence in Science and the African and International Awards for Scientific Excellence;
  • Develop programmes on the dissemination of research results through publication or support for scientific journals;
  • Develop strategies and programmes to encourage young people and women to pursue scientific careers;
  • Promote the dissemination of books, newspapers and science and technology magazines;
  • Facilitate capacity building sessions and meetings in the relevant areas of expertise;
  • Implement the action plan of the Regional Policy on E-learning and ensure its monitoring and evaluation;
  • Develop e-learning training modules and course materials in the professions and areas of expertise of all socio-economic sectors in the region.
  • Develop programmes for the promotion of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the ECOWAS region;
  • Encourage the culture of e-learning as a means of developing skills in public and private sector services (tourism, health, agriculture, finance, communication, transport, trade, energy, etc.), professional development and upgrading of the working-age population in ECOWAS Member States, etc;
  • Develop innovative approaches to make initiatives related to Excellence in Science and Research and E-Learning more visible;
  • Improve the use of modern technology, in particular to broaden access to the educational system through ICTs.
  • Document reports and databases related to his/her area of expertise;
  • Plan and budget activities related to the programme;
  • Identify additional sources of funding and potential partners for the implementation of projects related to the programme;
  • Effectively and efficiently organise the activities related to his/her programme;
  • Prepare reports for the attention of his/her immediate supervisor;
  • Develop cooperation with partners and Member States;
  • Advise the Head of Division on how to improve the implementation of programmes and activities;
  • Review all documents related to the Promotion of Excellence and E-Learning before publication.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Technology and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities, Engineering Technology or a related field from a recognised university.

Experience:

  • 5 years of professional experience including relevant international work;
  • Solid knowledge of ECOWAS policy on scientific research and innovation,
  • Good knowledge of international or regional organisations working in science and innovation.

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

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

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1ScExcelELearnP@ecowas.int

 

 

Job Title: Programme Officer, Energy Access
Ref Id: ECW/HR/25031907
Location:
 Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Department: Energy and Mines
Directorate: Energy and Mines
Division: Energy Access and Alternative Energy
Line Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer, Energy Access and Alternative Energy

Role Overview

  • The Programme Officer Energy Access 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 Principal Programme Officer Energy Access and Alternative Energy.
  • He/She shall be responsible for the implementation of all the activities related to sustainable, reliable and affordable access to modern energy services, under the coordination of the Principal Programme Officer.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and harmonizing policies, regulations and institutional frameworks related to the improvement of energy access in the region;
  • Assist in the Implementation of the ECOWAS rural and peri-urban electrification Master plan and set up a regional capacity to implement its action plan;
  • Initiate the development of pilot investment programs for scaling-up access to productive use of energy and modern energy services particularly in rural areas;
  • Establish a coordination mechanism with the National and Regional Multi-sectoral groups on access to Energy Services;
  • Assist Member States to define national Energy Access strategies and policies and ensures regional/national synergies ;
  • Coordinate the technical development of the Regional Capacity Building Program for investment and programs implementation in energy access;
  • Coordinate the technical development of regional financing mechanisms to support Member States in raising funds for their national energy access programs;
  • Closely coordinates ECOWAS work with its various partners on the Energy Access Program, and work to expand relevant partnerships;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of programs to support the development and reconstruction of the energy sectors of post conflict ECOWAS Member States;
  • Increase synergy with the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre for the regional programs related to energy access at national and regional levels;
  • Develop and strengthen the cooperation with regional and sub-regional bodies with the international organization on energy access (AUC, UN SE4ALL, Power Africa etc.);
  • Represent ECOWAS Commission at the International meeting on energy access;
  • Initiate projects and prepares project documents on any relevant issues related to energy access, monitors and evaluates projects implementation.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Renewable Energy, Alternative Energy, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or a similar field from a university of recognized standing;
  • 5 years’ progressively professional experience in the field of renewable energy promotion and development, access to energy services, energy efficiency, energy economics and bioenergy in the public or private Institution;
  • Good knowledge and experience in the planning, preparation and coordination of energy programs and projects at national and/or regional levels;
  • Technical expertise in energy 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.

Multicultural Sensitivity and Advocacy:

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability 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

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1EnergyAccessP@ecowas.int

 

 

 

Job Title: Election Management Officer
Ref.: ECW/HR/25031918
Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Departement: Political Affairs, Peace And Security
Directorate: Political Affairs
Division: Electoral Assistance
Line Supervisor: Head, Electoral Assistance
Supervising: Director, Political Affairs

Role Overview
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Electoral Assistance Division, the Election Management Officer’s main tasks and responsibilities will be to:

  • Support the Head of Division in implementing the ECOWAS Vision for the Division, coordinating the activities of the Electoral Assistance Division, in line with the provisions of ECOWAS existent Protocols and Decisions, in particular, the 1999 Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Peacekeeping and Regional Security, the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the 2008 ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Participate in discussions and formulation of political and technical strategies in electoral fields;
  • Coordinate ECOWAS Electoral Assistance packages and support to Member States organizing elections;
  • Prepare ECOWAS pre and post-election engagements with Member States;
  • Ensure regular contact with National Electoral Commissions through the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions;
  • Drafting of Mission budget taking into account different scenarios;
  • Plan together with the Head of Division the logistics of all fields related missions;
  • Supervise and maintain regular update of the ECOWAS Observers Database;
  • Organize a comprehensive approach taking into account different criteria for selection of ECOWAS Observers and Experts to be deployed in the field;
  • Ensure that Gender is taking into account in the selection of Heads of Mission, heads of pre-election fact-finding missions and deployment of Long and Short term observers ;
  • Advise the Head of Division in search of financial support for ECOWAS electoral activities;
  • Organize regular meetings of the Electoral Commissions in the region to discuss issues around elections , sharing of experiences and lessons learnt;
  • Initiate and follow up on activities and programme with civil society organizations;
  • Collate and analyze information and data on ECOWAS election monitoring reports;
  • Prepare policy papers and talking points for senior ECOWAS officials as required;
  • Meets regularly with counterpart in the department of political affairs to plan electoral projects and review activities;
  • Provides substantives input for the formulation of operational plan of electoral field presence;
  • Manage or supervise electoral projects being implemented in Member States;
  • Carry out with the Head of Unit, administrative functions relating to the staffing, planning and budget of electoral operations, including selection of staff assigned to electoral missions;
  • Carrying out any other duty as assigned.
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Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:

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

Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, governance, diplomacy, conflict resolution, security or related field;
  • Understanding of political, governance and security dynamics, conflict prevention management and resolution;
  • Technical competence to conduct information gathering, research and analysis with modern technology.

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, present findings and make recommendations;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform   policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner.
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.

Annual Salary

  • (UA 49,106.81/USD 77,480.72)  /  (UA 56,591.37/USD 89,289.87).

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1ElectionMgtP@ecowas.int

 

 

 

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer, Domestic Taxes
Ref.: ECW/HR/27031917
Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: Trade, Customs and Free Movement
Directorate: Customs Union and Taxation
Division: Domestic Taxation
Line Supervisor: Director, Customs Union & Taxation
Supervising: Programme Officer, Fiscal Transition & Direct Tax,  Programme Officer, Indirect Tax  & Tax Policy

Role Overwiew

  • Contribute to the harmonization of domestic tax laws and procedures within the Community in compliance with ECOWAS Directives and relevant laws of Member States, and ensure the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Fiscal Transition Programme.

Role and Responsibilities
Under the authority of the Director of Customs Union and Taxation, contribute to the consolidation of the ECOWAS Customs union. Specifically:

  • Work towards the adoption of ECOWAS Directives on VAT and Excise Duty harmonization and their implementation in Member States
  • Work towards the effective implementation and monitoring of the ECOWAS Fiscal Transition Programme
  • Work towards the simplification and harmonization of personal and corporate Income tax procedures in the region
  • Work towards the implementation of the Community rules for the elimination of double taxation on income, capital and inheritance and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance in the region.
  • Undertake activities within the region to support tax reform measures for positive and effective domestic revenue mobilization.
  • Carry out activities  aimed at modernizing tax administrations and building their capacities
  • Contribute significantly to work on the networking and sharing of information among the tax administrations of Member States and relevant stakeholders.
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Business, Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, Sociology, History, Law Or Political Science from recognized university;
  • Have worked in a Tax administration or in taxation for at least 10 years at progressively senior level;
  • Understand issues relating to regional economic integration
  • Have attended courses (local and international) in Tax matters.
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of taxation in the facilitation of international trade;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and ECOWAS regional rules and regulations relating to tax policy.
  • Be conversant with the functions and activities of regional and International tax bodies like ATAF and WATAF in shaping ECOWAS Tax Administrations.

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;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • 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;
  • 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 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;
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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;
  • 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 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

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1DomesticTaxP@ecowas.int

 

Job Title: Principal Programme Officer, Healthcare Delivery
Job ref.: ECW/HR/26031916
Location: Bobo Dioulasso / Burkina Faso
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Division: Healthcare Delivery
Department: Education, Science and Culture
Directorate: Healthcare Services
Line Supervisor: Director Healthcare Services
Institution: West African Health Organisation (WAHO)

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director, the appointee shall lead the development and coordination of relevant regional projects and programs aimed at improving healthcare services and accelerating the achievement of universal health coverage by member states.
  • He/she shall supervise the implementation of the Maternal and Child Health, Healthcare Standards and Quality, Traditional Medicine and Primary Health Care and Non Communicable Diseases programmes.
  • In supervising these programmes, he/she will ensure that the population of the ECOWAS region benefit from integrated healthcare services that are effectively and efficiently managed and delivered.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of strategic work-plan;
  • Monitor the implementation of strategic work-plan;
  • Coordinate the Traditional Medicine, Maternal and Child Health, Health Care Standards and Quality, as well as the Primary Healthcare and Non-Communicable Diseases programmes;
  • Support the Member States to promote rational Traditional Medicine practices and programs;
  • Document and publicise the gains made in promoting Traditional Medicine in West Africa;
  • Champion the development of Essential Primary Health Care Package in Member States;
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of the essential primary health care package in Member States;
  • Supervise the development of healthcare service delivery policies and standards;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of policy changes and plans to meet health service needs in the region;
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with partner organizations, Ministries of Health and other relevant stakeholders to ensure sustainable partnerships;
  • Supervise the implementation of innovative strategies to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of high impact interventions to address the increasing challenge of non-communicable diseases in West Africa;
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Supervising:

  • PO Traditional Medicine
  • PO Maternal and Child Health
  • PO Healthcare Standards and Quality
  • PO Primary Healthcare and Non Communicable Diseases
  • JD_ ANG_PPO Healthcare Delivery final ok

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Public Health, Health Sciences or any related relevant field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of professional experience in health sector, and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Ability to manage multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.
  • Knowledge of intra, inter-regional and international healthcare systems;
  • Knowledge of healthcare delivery, theories, principles and methods in West-Africa;
  • Knowledge of policy analysis and development and strategic program planning.
  • 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 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;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to 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 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 international best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Ability to use   ECOWAS rules and procedures 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;
  • 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 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.
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Annual Salary
UA 53,809.91 USD 84,901.27

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1PPOHealthDelivery@ecowas.int

 

 

 

Job Title: Director of Planning and Health Information
Ref Id: ECW/HR/25031913
Location:
 Bobo Dioulasso/Burkina Faso
Institution: West African Health Organization (WAHO)
Grade: D1
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Planning and Health Information
Line Supervisor: Director General
Supervisor: PPO – Health Information, PPO – Planning and Resources Utilization

Role Overview

  • S/he shall provide leadership and management to major sector(s) of technical activities which are substantively important to the accomplishment of the Institution’s mandate.
  • Responsible for interpreting governing bodies’, the President’s and the Commissioner’s broad visions and policy guidelines, and for developing and managing goals and objectives to meet that mandate.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of the Organisation’s Strategic, Thematic and Annual Plans;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan;
  • Communicate clearly the Institution’s vision to staff;
  • Plan annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Institution’s overall plans; measure and monitor goal achievement; negotiate suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Directorate;
  • Oversee the system of setting individual performance planning and standards through available Performance Planning and Evaluation systems;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of health financing strategies (Health Accounts, Universal Health Coverage, etc.);
  • Support member countries in their health sector planning and reform exercises;
  • Coordinate the development of the Organisation’s projects and programmes;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Organisation’s periodic activity reports;
  • Coordinate health cooperation with member states, other Community Institutions, Partners and regional and international organisations;
  •  Coordinate the Organisation’s health research and information activities;
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Health Economics, Health Information/Statistics or other field (s) of equal relevance to international development assistance from a recognized university;
  • 12 years professional experience in planning and health information including at least 6 years relevant international work and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Be acquainted with ECOWAS health policies and issues;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public information approaches and tools, including social media and computer literacy and experience working with partner institutions ;
  • Proven ability to provide sound editorial judgment, including on politically sensitive issues on health and to make decisions with an eye on the impact to stakeholders and intended results.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social state/trends of member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Exhibit consistency on actions, values, methods, confidentiality, ethics, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes which connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Heads of Institutions, elected officials and statutory employees to facilitate compliance, build engagement, resolve conflicts and obtain support for change;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for simultaneously addressing a variety of stakeholder needs, pursuing multiple tasks and achieving positive outcomes;
  • Ability to create synergies with client groups and others to achieve objectives in setting and monitoring service standards and indicators;
  • Ability to motivate and engage others in promoting or adopting best practices in client services ;
  • Ability to identify and improve services and client interactions through appropriate networks and to create innovative ways of addressing these in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory/human rights regulatory environment and ability to advance strategies to foster an inclusive working environment and healthy organization respectful of   cultural diversity and gender equality and  free from harassment and discrimination;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, being sensitive to group differences, gender issues and ability to contribute to, advocate for, and/or develop policies which are gender sensitive  and responsive to various cultures;
  • Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive interactive work environment that can effectively bring together a wide spectrum of ideas and experiences to solve problems, develop projects/programs and improve results;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, workplace culture and dynamics;
  • Ability to apply knowledge of ECOWAS legal framework, strategic priorities and operational standards to develop/modernize policies and programs and/or to implement policies and programs in a sustainable and effective manner;
  • Well-developed business, social and political acumen, demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision and mandate of ECOWAS coupled with a broad knowledge of the economic, political and social situations and trends in member states;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills on matters relating to policy and strategy development important to the realization of the ECOWAS mandate and the improvement of outcomes for member states.
  • Ability to analyze reports as well as socio-economic and institutional dynamics and recognize areas of potential obstacles or challenges and develop innovative solutions or alternatives to address barriers and achieve strategic/operational priorities;
  • Ability to anticipate and interpret the effects of environmental changes (social, economic and political),and its impact   and make  recommendations;
  • Ability to identify/address strengths and weaknesses, stimulate creativity, reduce resistance to change and improve the achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Ability to make prudent decisions relating to the management of human, financial and material resources.
  • Ability to actively listen and understand perspectives of others to make informed assertions, decisions or recommendations;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conviction, make compelling presentations which promotes new insights, ideas and perspectives and a better understanding of issues and challenges;
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills focusing on building and nurturing effective and collaborative relationships;
  • Computer literate and 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 advantage.
  • Ability to prepare plans, set clear objectives in a consistent manner and have effective oversight of performance management practices to ensure that goals and standards are met;
  • Ability to set effective goals/results and manage change in a manner that demonstrates resilience, composure and a positive outlook in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity;
  • Ability to implement plans, mobilize/engage people, identify critical success factors, mitigate risks, monitor indicators and feedback, initiate corrective measure and build capacities for sustainability;
  • Ability to institute rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to learn from setbacks and mistakes to ensure continuous improvement.

Remuneration
Annual Salary: UA 64,032.75 USD 101,030.87

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1DirPlanHealtInfoD@ecowas.int

 

 

Job Title: PPO – Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization
Ref.: ECW/HR/25031915
Location: Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Institution: West African Health Organisation (WAHO)
Grade: P5
Directorate: Office of the Director General
Division: Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization
Line Supervisor: Director General
Supervising: PO Monitoring and Evaluation; Relevant Coordinators of Partner-Funded Projects

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director General, the incumbent shall identify potential long term partners for WAHO and lead discussions on collaboration and funding programmes
  • S/he shall undertake resource mobilisation activities for the Organisation; design memoranda of understanding; promote the Organisation’s diversity of programmes; supervise relevant partner-funded project coordinators; monitor progress in programme implementation and take part in the evaluation of programmes; audit the proper utilisation of donor funds; attend meetings/conferences to solicit for funds.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of WAHO’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy;
  • Design appropriate brochures to inform potential partners about WAHO’s programmes;
  • Source for new funding partners to complement the implementation of the Organisation’s programmes;
  • Prepare Memoranda of Understanding between partners and WAHO;
  • Promote diversity in the funding of programmes;
  • Supervise relevant coordinators of partner-funded projects
  • Monitor the implementation partner funded programmes;
  • Evaluate the success of programme implementation and provide reports;
  • Ensure partner funds are used for original intent;
  • Supervise and support the Monitoring and Evaluation team at WAHO
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of resources (human, financial and material) during emergencies and disasters outbreaks;
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences, or relevant related field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in implementation of strategic plans, resources mobilization, and partnership management with 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning techniques, institutional and organizational evaluation, result based management (RBM) and monitoring & evaluation techniques; including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation,
  • Knowledge of funding rules, policies and guidelines forpartners;
  • Knowledge in developing work plans, monitor and evaluate programmes and provide reports;
  • Ability to develop viable funding proposals.

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;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to 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 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 international best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Ability to use ECOWAS rules and procedures 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;
  • 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 todrive 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;
  • computer literate and proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT), including the use of analytical databases;
  • 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 53,809.91/USD 84, 901.27.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1SPartnResourceMob@ecowas.int

 

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Application Deadline: 17th June, 2019.

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