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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: Program Officer (PO) – Monitoring & Evaluation – P5
Ref.: ECW/HR/08051935
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Line Supervisor: Director Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Principal Programme Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan of the Community as well as the coordination of the monitoring and evaluation plans of the different Institutions and Agencies.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Develop a regional monitoring and evaluation framework or plan of the Community, based on the regional results framework and concise impact, outcome and output indicators;
  • Develop appropriate tools for data collection, analysis and reporting on the implementation of programmes at the regional and institutional/agency levels, including mid-term reviews, impact assessment, programme performance and terminal evaluation;
  • Develop, in collaboration with key stakeholders, key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor ECOWAS programme and activities within the Commission and in other ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies, and make recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation;
  • Draft the quarterly, mid-year and annual progress and performance reports of the Commission;
  • Undertake periodic field missions to monitor and assess programme implementation and progress, and to ensure compliance with operational procedures (results and logical frameworks);
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment of M&E Officers of Institutions and Agencies, develop and carry out training programmes to build their capacity;
  • Assess on a regular basis the efficiency of programmes/activities by mapping the financial resources utilized to the results of these programmes/activities;
  • Work closely with the Division of the Planning, Programming and Coordination to strengthen the capacities of the M&E focal points of the ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies, in Result Based Management so as to ensure efficient achievement of the goals and objectives of the Community;
  • Ensure that ECOWAS institutions, and Agencies deliver high quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Prepare and maintain a data base of the programs and projects of Institutions and Agencies, with an in-built mechanism for data quality control.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business or Public Administration, Management, Statistics, Economics, Political Science or other social sciences from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of institutional evaluation, environmental assessment, result based management and strategic evaluation;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in methodology of monitoring & evaluation, including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods;
  • Understanding of various approaches and methods of programme and project monitoring & evaluation.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS 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;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with the filled Application Form below to: b1M&EP@ecowas.int
using the “Job Title” as subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Maritime Transport – P3/P4
Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Infrastructure
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Line Supervisor: PPO, Maritime & Transport Facilitation Corridors
Directorate: Transport
Supervising: PO Port Development

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Maritime & transport Facilitation Corridors, the PO Maritime Transport will provide technical expertise in the area of maritime transport in support of the PPO Maritime & Transport Facilitation Corridors and the Director of Transport.
  • The PO will also coordinate with major ports and shippers to provide efficient and reliable port facilities and services to support intra-regional trade and trading with external partners.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Review and assist in the development of policies on Maritime and Inland Water transport with the view of improving efficiency of Regional Ports and maritime resources
  • Provide Technical support to the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Port Master Plan
  • Assist in the Prepare the contribution of ECOWAS to key ports infrastructure and logistics development for a while sensitizing ECOWAS Member States, Partners, Regional, Continental and Multilateral partners on maritime transport and logistics in the West African Region.
  • Monitor the implementation of policy decision of ECOWAS Authorities on Ports and inland water transportation and related matters.
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of regional strategies for Port operations and inland water ways in the region in collaboration with ECOWAS member states.
  • Support Member States to provide and maintain efficient modern Sea Ports.
  • Coordinate the implementation of international standards in West African Ports
  • Coordinate Member State effort in implementing IMO’s Conventions of safety at Sea and the ISPS Code.
  • Develop projects to support national Port development programs
  • Coordinate donor involvement in the Maritime and Ports Sectors
  • Follow up with development partners on funding and development of the Maritime and Inland Water sector.

Academic Qualification and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or Public Works, Transport Planning, Transport Economics, Transport Logistics or Maritime Transport from a recognized university;

Experience:

  • 5 years of considerable experience in maritime transport. Experience in shipping services or Port Operations or Management in a developing country context
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transport management and transport service delivery in the area of maritime and inland water transportation
  • knowledge and experience in policy development process, programme design and execution.
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of projects in maritime transport, transport logistics chains, Port operations and infrastructure development in line with best practices

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 resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining directorate’s performance goals and standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to keep a stakeholders (member states, development partners, internal sector departments, private sector investors, etc.) informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;

Knowledge of ECOWAS

  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programs and policies;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and Opportunities as it relates to project/program assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • 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 contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.

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: b1MaritimeTranspP@ecowas.int using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

 

Job Title: Director, Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation – D1
Ref.: ECW/HR/08051935
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: D1
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Line Supervising: Vice President
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Vice- President, the Director of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will oversee the translation of the ECOWAS Vision into a community strategic framework that will serve as basis for the development of the medium-term work programmes of the Institutions, Departments and Agencies; and coordinate the implementation of the framework.
  • He/she will also coordinate the development and implementation of a community results framework and ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of the community strategic framework.

Supervising:

  • Planning, Programming & Coordination
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Office Manager
  • Office Aide

Role and Responsibilities

  • Advise the Management on the development of the vision to strategically position the ECOWAS region in the global and continental scheme of affairs;
  • Coordinate, in collaboration with the Community Institutions and in consultation with various stakeholders in the Member States, the translation of the ECOWAS Vision into a community strategic framework or plan, taking into account international development paradigms such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union Agenda 2063;
  • Coordinate with Community Institutions and national planning offices in member States to make sure that the Strategic Plans are in line with the development goals and objectives of Member States;
  • Coordinate the development of a regional results framework and put in place a mechanism for the effective monitoring and evaluation of the community strategic framework;
  • Assist ECOWAS Institutions, Agencies and Department to develop medium-term work programmes and ensure that these programmes are well aligned with the community strategic framework
  • Assist the ECOWAS Commission to define the institutional goals and objectives of the ECOWAS Commission and ensure their realization within specified time frames in order to achieve the desired results;
  • Install and perpetuate a Results-Based Management (RBM) culture within ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies;
  • Put in place a mechanism for the systematic collection and analysis of data, and the preparation of the quarterly, mid-year and annual progress and performance reports of ECOWAS Institutions, Departments and Agencies; monitoring and measurement of the performance of Community programs, based on well-defined impact, outcome and output indicators;
  • Implement a feedback and measurement system to ensure implementation of approved plans and budget at all levels;
  • Carry out business process design, improvement and management;
  • Identify possible bottlenecks/ constraints that could lead to under-performance of programs assigned to Community Institutions and recommend remedial measures;
  • Prepare training and operational manuals for ensuring effective and efficient Monitoring & Evaluation processes by Community Institutions and Agencies;
  • Provide good leadership and direction in the management of the Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-President of the Commission.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Management, Economics, Planning or a similar field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience including 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of strategy development techniques, including demonstrated ability to conduct environmental scan, organizational and program assessments, proven ability to co-ordinate/facilitate the development of a regional strategy within the framework of the global and continental development agendas;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning techniques applying a Result Based Management approach including key implications and strategic options for program/project implementation;
  • Professional competence and ability to develop implement and monitor, medium and long term strategic documents and detailed regional strategic plan, programs and projects;
  • Understanding of the policy environment and major institutions of the ECOWAS Community.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

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

Annual Salary
UA 81,435.54 USD 128,488.99

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1DirSPUM&ED@ecowas.int

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer, Strategic Planning Coordination – P3/P4
Ref.: ECW/HR/08051935
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Division: Strategic Planning
Line Supervising: PPO Planning, Programming & Coordination
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Status: Permanent

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer for Planning, Programming and Coordination, the Programme Officer, Strategy Analysis and Development will provide assistance in the implementation of the work programme of the Division, and provide any other support to the Directorate as required including supporting in research work, data analyses, compiling data and information, drafting reports, taking notes, and editing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support in the overall implementation of strategic planning activities in the ECOWAS Institutions in line with the Community Strategic Frameworks and other strategic planning guidelines;
  • Assist in ensuring that multi-year strategic plans and annual work planning processes are well coordinated in line with the recommended timelines and guidelines;
  • Assists with project management and coordination/development of work plans, deliverables, and activities;
  • Contribute to preparation of annual, quarterly, and detailed implementation work plans, and other related documents for timely commencement and implementation of the component activities;
  • Provides advisory services to heads of directorates, divisions and programme officers in the development of annual work plans;
  • Provide inputs to programme / project designs, including comments on project documents, support development of theory of change and results matrixes from planning, monitoring and evaluation perspectives;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of data and relevant studies on strategic planning taking into account developmental trends;
  • Ensure availability of an up-to-date information on all critical issues on strategic planning; initiate and design analytical and technical reports, including assessments and studies in support to strategic planning efforts the regional and national level, including baseline assessments and methodological recommendations;
  • Maintain regular contact with the heads of Directorates, divisions and programme offices,to keepthem awareof strategic documents andto seekfeed-backfrom them sothat the organization can effectivelyimplementits programmewith continuous improvement;
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of ECOWAS long term vision and medium term strategic framework;
  • Prepare medium to long range studies, as wellasdeveloptheoveralllogicin preparation of long term strategic plans;
  • Performs other duties as assigned the President.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Science or any related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in leading effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes at the national or international level;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring & evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, reporting and in methodological guides for all types of monitoring & evaluation;
  • Proven ability to implement, monitor and evaluate strategic plans with an RMB approach;

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an 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 break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific workgoals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.

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

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1SPUCoordinatP3P@ecowas.int

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Highway & Road Engineer – P2/P3
Location: 
Abuja / Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P2/P3
Status: Permanent
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Roads & Railways
Line Supervisor: PO Road Infrastructure Development
Supervising: Program Assistant

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the PPO Road Infrastructure Development, the PO Highway & Road Engineer will provide technical expertise and support project implementation in the road development, road engineering and related policy and strategies in the development of the regional highway network.
  • The PO Highway & Road Engineer will also coordinate with Member State Ministries and Road Agencies as well as Development Partners to implement community cross border road projects and services to support the attainment of regional integration Agenda of ECOWAS.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of short, medium and long term programme and plans for construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of road infrastructure in ECOWAS region;
  • Coordinate and monitor implementation of Community Highway corridor development program in the ECOWAS region;
  • Promote the harmonization of roads policies, Design standards, procedures and practices in the ECOWAS Member States
  • Support the preparation of term of reference for studies in road infrastructure and coordinate such studies;
  • Analyze and monitor current policies, design standards, procedures and practices that are used for highway design in ECOWAS Member States.
  • Ensure that transport infrastructure designs meet the approved regulations and standards;
  • Develop and monitor programmes for the improvement and integration of roads networks;
  • Must have experience in multi-modal transport that integrates all transport modes including air, road, transport, railway development, port and border operations, transit systems, inland container depots, warehousing and logistics clusters
  • Assist the management of Road projects from conceptual stages, pre and post-contract activities.

Academic Qualification and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Works, Highway Engineering or related discipline

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of considerable experience in the implementation of road infrastructure projects in a developing country context
  • Experience in highway and road infrastructure project implementation, studies and works supervision in the public or private sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to monitoring and evaluation of road infrastructure projects or programmes.
  • Proven experience in at least two of the following key aspects: planning, design, construction, financing, regulation and maintenance

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies

  • Ability to execute tasks, contact colleagues and contribute as needed towards decision making to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to guide own work by setting and monitoring goals with strong personal initiative and commitment to ECOWAS;
  • Ability to model and advocate for compliance, good work ethics, flexibility and persistence to get job done coupled with an ability to influence positive teamwork and cooperation;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders in positive exchanges that establishes mutual expectations, understanding and reduces uncertainties and conflicts;
  • Ability to make decisions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and maintain confidentiality and discretion with stakeholders;
  • Good judgement and demonstrated ability to be assertive – rather than passive or aggressive when interacting with Stakeholders ;
  • Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, open to understanding diverse cultural differences especially within West Africa;
  • Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • Ability to explain the functional area assigned to and the contributions it makes to the organization and its mandate;
  • Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondences, etc. and to contribute to implementing associated changes as directed.
  • Ability to carefully review and check the accuracy of information in work reports provided by management, management information systems or other individuals;
  • Good knowledge of office monitoring indicators of relevance to own work and ability to provide brief reports or updates;
  • Ability to condense information and/or produce concise summary notes to help others with decision-making, problem solving and/or assessment of work.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to communicate using tools, to write and format documents appropriately for presentation, the web, proposals, reports and other documents;
  • 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 information and materials for others, solving minor problems and checking for completeness and compliance to standards and instructions;
  • Knowledge of techniques to prioritize tasks in fast paced workplace with frequent interruptions and moving deadlines and adaptability/ flexibility to meet work expectations;
  • Good initiative with an ability to identify what needs to be done and take action in a proactive manner.

Annual Salary
(UA 42,916.53   USD 67,713.70) / (UA 49,106.81  USD 77,480.72).

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1POHighwayP@ecowas.int Using the “Job Title” as subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer (PO), Strategic Development / Analysis
Ref.: ECW/HR/08051935
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Division: Strategic Planning
Department: Office of the Vice President
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Supervising: Programme Assistant
Line Supervisor: PPO Planning, Programming & Coordination
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer for Planning, Programming and Coordination, the Programme Officer for Strategy Analysis and Development will provide assistance in the implementation of the work programme of the Division, and provide any other support to the Directorate as required including supporting in research work, data analyses, compiling data and information, drafting reports, taking notes, and editing.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out periodic analysis of the current external and internal environment of the organization, support in formulating organizational objectives and strategies based upon the environmental assessment, and developing procedures to implement and evaluate the strategic plan;
  • Conduct occasional research, identifying key challenges for the Commission and prepare relevant materials to be disseminated within the Commission in relation to capacity building;
  • Support other ECOWAS institutions and departments in the development of their strategic plan and annual work programme;
  • Assist in providing and delivering strategic data analysis, insights and presentations to the Management and other functional teams;
  • Analyze concepts and ideas in relation to strategic planning and assess feasibility, trade-offs and constraints in respect of their application;
  • Examine available models and analytical frameworks and apply appropriate models to related concepts, providing the department with materials for use at strategy and planning sessions;
  • Develop an outcome “planning” document and related templates suitable for developing action plans (objectives, responsibilities, time lines, budgets, etc.);
  • Coordinate capacity building activities in collaboration with Directorates and Units of the Commission as well as Development Partners (using existing coordination mechanisms);
  • Contributes to improving the department’s internal systems, processes and tools particularly as they enhance the implementation of strategic documents;
  • Updates data from multiple sources on a regular basis to provide information to management to make strategic business decisions;
  • Maintains report forms, formats, information dashboards, data generators, reports and other resources
  • Assist in ensuring that the overall results of the Strategic Framework are well understood and executed by the ECOWAS institutions and the departments of the Commission;
  • Support in the development of strategies, policies and processes across  all functions that will help to achieve the defined strategic objectives;
  • Performs other duties as assigned the President.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Science or any related field from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in leading effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes at the national or international level;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring & evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, reporting and in methodological guides for all types of monitoring & evaluation;
  • Proven ability to implement, monitor and evaluate strategic plans with an RMB approach.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards.
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an 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 break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform   policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make   recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform   policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks.

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

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: b1StratgDevAnalysP@ecowas.int

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

 

Application Deadline 29th July, 2019.

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