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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: Principal Officer, Legal and Law Enforcement – P5

Location: 
Dakar/Senegal
Institution: GIABA
Directorate: Directorate of Evaluation and Compliance
Division: Legal And Law Enforcement
Line Supervisor: Director Evaluation And Compliance
Status: Permanent
Grade: P5

Role Overview

  • Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director of Evaluation and Compliance, the Principal Officer, Legal and Law Enforcement Division shall oversee the implementation of AML/CFT measures in GIABA member States relating to legal and law enforcement issues, coordinate the development and revision AML/CFT framework of member States in relation to legal; coordinate engagements with relevant stakeholders in GIABA member States on AML/CFT matters; coordinate mutual evaluations exercise independently or in collaboration with other staff of the Secretariat.

Supervising:

  • Legal Officers (3)
  • Law Enforcement Officer

Role And Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Legal and Law Enforcement Division
  • Supervise the coordination of mutual evaluations and participate fully in mutual evaluations of member States
  • Supervise the organization of assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology.
  • Manage the activities (submission of Follow Up Reports; analyses of FURs ; etc.) of the GIABA Evaluation and Compliance Group meetings
  • Coordinate the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the legal and law enforcement sectors for member States
  • Supervise the organization of capacity building activities on issues in Legal and law enforcement for relevant stakeholders in member States
  • Coordinate the development and revision AML/CFT legal framework of member States at national, supra-national and regional levels;
  • Liaise with counterparts at Secretariats of the FATF and other members of the Global AML/CFT Network on new developments with respect to AML/CFT compliance issues
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions of the Secretariat
  • Coordinate GIABA inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; policy papers ; Universal Mutual Evaluation Procedures; and GIABA Mutual Evaluation Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving AML/CFT compliance by member States
  • Participate in FATF working group and plenary meetings as part of GIABA delegation where necessary
  • Represent the Secretariat in different relevant fora as maybe assigned
  • Support the Director of Evaluation and Compliance in the organization of GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora)
  • Coordinate the inputs from the Legal and Law Enforcement Units into Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or members of the AML/CFT Global Network
  • Participate in the mutual evaluations and training activities of other assessment bodies, either as an expert or delegate.
  • Liaise and coordinate with National Correspondents in determining areas of collaboration that would facilitate implementation of effective AML/CFT measures in the member States
  • Support the Director of Evaluation and Compliance in engaging with member States on issues relating to the effective implementation of AML/CFT measures
  • Serve as a member of the in-house legal counsel to GIABA Secretariat
  • Serve as a member of designated committees of GIABA Secretariat as maybe specified by ECOWAS regulations
  • Undertake annual performance evaluation of staff of the division
  • Perform any other functions as may be assigned by the Director of Compliance and Evaluation.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree in Law, Criminology or relevant related field from a recognised University
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in Law including at least 5 years of international work experience in AML/CFT and 3 years at a supervisory level.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of AML/CFT legal and institutional frameworks in member States at national, supra-national and regional level
  • Indepth knowledge on Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism issues (FATF Standards; FATF methodology; etc.) especially compliance related functions
  • Considerable experience in conducting AML/CFT mutual evaluations and follow-up actions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments, including the UN Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to AML and the financing of terrorism
  • Experience in conducting AML/CFT mutual evaluations is desirable

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • 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;
  • 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 57,772.51 USD 91,153.46.

 

Job Title: Principal Procurement Officer (PPO) – P5

Location: 
Abuja/Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Department: General Administration & Conferences
Directorate: General Administration
Division: Procurement
Line Supervisor: Director General Administration
Status: Permanent
Grade: P5

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director General Administration, the Principal Procurement Officer will be responsible for all procurement related activities and contract management within ECOWAS Commission and its Agencies and Offices under ECOWAS Budget or donors funded Programmes and Projects.

Supervising:

  • Procurement Officer, Goods and Physical Items
  • Procurement Officer, Goods and Physical Services and Works
  • Procurement Officer, Intellectual Services
  • Procurement Officer, Budget; Invoice and POM
  • Procurement Officer, Works
  • Procurement Analyst; Code, Standards and Procedures
  • Procurement Assistant

Role And Responsibilities

  • Manage the affairs of the Procurement Division;
  • Develop and manage implementation of Procurement Plans ;
  • Provide day-to-day active technical support and advice to all Departments/Directorates/Agencies/ and Offices relating to procurement and contract management, at all stages of the procurement cycle in line with ECOWAS Procurement Code and its Manual;
  • Ensure application of relevant provisions of the Grant Code and its manual for the management of Grants within all ECOWAS Institutions ;
  • Ensure application of relevant Donor’s Guidelines for project related procurement of construction works, goods and services;
  • Coordinate the Preparation of Procurement and Monitoring Plans for ECOWAS Commission procurement activities;
  • Supervise the implementation of Procurement and Monitoring Plans for ECOWAS Commission procurement activities and maintain a complete and systematic set of records of day-to-day business transactions;
  • Coordinate the evaluation of the efficiency of the procurement process and propose modifications in the policy, where applicable;
  • Coordinate the preparation of standard Procurement documents ( guidelines, manuals , standard bidding documents , standard contracts );
  • Advise Departments on the drafting of Technical Specifications , Terms of Reference (Tors) ;
  • Coordinate the elaboration of specific procurement documents, i.e; Bidding Documents , Request for Proposal (RfP) as needed;
  • Develop staff training policy in terms of Procurement for ECOWAS Commission/Agencies and Offices regarding institutional purchases;
  • Design and prepare materials for Staff training on institutional purchases (procurement);
  • Coordinate all evaluation processes in line with criteria set up in the bidding document for contract award as well as the Procurement Code ;
  • Formulate strategies and design innovative solutions (where necessary) to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects;
  • Coordinate the preparation of procurement yearly and quarterly reports;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the working program of the Division and the budgetary estimations for the procurement of services, goods or works for ECOWAS Commission/Agencies/Offices;
  • Monitor and report budget implementation as well as progress of procurement activities;
  • Publish the information concerning purchases in local and international business circles;
  • Develop and manage a database of Suppliers/Service Providers/Contractors for the ECOWAS Commission;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities by consulting firms and/or contractors or service providers;
  • Keep track of orders and determine causes of any delays;
  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly progress report , including comparison between planned (as per the terms of the contracts) and actual progress (documented through the invoices), and identify delays and recommend remedial actions;
  • Monitor progress of contract implementation to ensure adherence to stipulated standards, procedures, and planned procurement timetables;
  • Monitor commercial issues and draft correspondence and notices, as well as ensure appropriate record keeping for use in substantiating future claims;
  • Collaborate closely with ECOWAS Commission User Departments in the supervision of contract implementation to ensure adherence to contractual agreements,  as well as recommend amendments and extensions of contracts, and advise concerned parties on their contractual rights and obligations;
  • Monitor the implementation of contracts in collaboration with the Finance Directorate as regards to the agreed payment terms.

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Procurement, Law, Economics, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a closely related field from a recognized university.

Experience:

  • 10 years of experience in procurement and/or supply chain management of which at least 5 years at supervisory level;
  • Experience in managing procurement activities within Public Institutions;
  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System or other procurement related management systems;
  • Experience of procurement procedures of Development Organization such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Union;
  • Relevant training certificate in Procurement or supply chain Management will be an added advantage
  • An International or Regional Experience in Procurement and/or supply chain management with International or Regional Organization will be an added advantage.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to 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 the ECOWAS rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42.

 

Job Title: Principal Officer, Financial Institutions & Non Financial Entities

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA
Directorate: Evaluation And Compliance
Division: Financial Institutions & Non Financial Entities
Line Supervisor: Director of Evaluation And Compliance
Status: Permanent
Grade: P5

Role Overview

  • Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director of Evaluation and Compliance, the Principal Officer, Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities Division shall oversee the implementation of AML/CFT preventive measures in the regional financial and non-financial sectors, coordinate the development and revision AML/CFT framework of member States in relation to the Financial and Non-Financial sectors; coordinate engagements with regulatory authorities and financial intelligence unit in GIABA member States on AML/CFT matters; coordinate mutual evaluations exercise independently or in collaboration with other staff of the Secretariat.

Roles And Responsabilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance and coordination of the activities of the Division (Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities Units)
  • Participate fully in mutual evaluations of member States
  • Coordinate GIABA engagement with FIUs and regulatory authorities in member States as well as the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units.
  • Coordinate the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the division
  • Supervise the organization of capacity building activities on issues in the Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities for relevant stakeholders in member States
  • Coordinate the development and revision AML/CFT framework of Member States in the Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities;
  • Collaborate with other officers of the Secretariat on new developments with respect to AML/CFT compliance issues
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions of the Secretariat
  • Coordinate the division’s inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal ME Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by member States
  • Participate in FATF Working Group and plenary meetings as part of GIABA delegation where necessary
  • Support the Director of Evaluation and Compliance in the organization of GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora)
  • Coordinate the inputs from the division into Annual reports, Strategic Plans, Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or members of the AML/CFT Global Network
  • Participate in the mutual evaluations and training activities of other assessment bodies, either as an expert or delegate.
  • Liaise and coordinate with National Correspondents in determining areas of collaboration that would facilitate implementation of effective AML/CFT measures in the member States
  • Support the Director of Compliance and Evaluation in engaging with Member States on issues relating to the effective implementation of AML/CFT measures
  • Undertake annual performance evaluation of staff of the division
  • Perform any other functions as maybe assigned by the Director of Compliance and Evaluation.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics; Banking; Finance or relevant related field from a recognised University
  • 10 years of cognite work experience in financial sector development in the relevant national and international organisations (FIU; FSRB; Egmont Group; IFIs; etc), Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities with in-depth knowledge in the implementation of AML/CFT preventive measures including at least 3 years of international work experience in AML/CFT and 5 years at a supervisory level
  • Practical experience in financial sector development especially in West Africa, and particularly good understanding of financial products and services; Anti Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) preventive measures; etc.
  • Proven knowledge in Anti Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) issues (FATF Standards; FATF Methodology; etc.) and compliance related issues
  • Experience in conducting AML/CFT mutual evaluations is desirable
  • Good knowledge of the operations of financial intelligence units and Egmont Group activities
  • Substantive knowledge of ECOWAS AML/CFT legal framework of Member States at national, supra-national and regional level;;

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 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;
  • 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 57,772.51 –  USD 91,153.46

Deadline: 19th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: PPOInstFinance@ecowas.int

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Job Title: Project Office Assistant

Location: Nigeria
Report to: PIU Bilingual Administrative Assistant
Project: Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme

Background

  • The ECOWAS Commission has received Grants from the African Development Fund (ADF) and the European Development Fund (through the African Investment Facility -AflF) to cover the cost of the study on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development project, and intends to use part of the Grant amount to finance the service contract of a Project Assistant to support the Project Implementation Unit.

Contract Duration:

  • One (01 )year renewable for the Project Life Cycle based on performance
  • S/He will be subject to the successful completion of a probation period of Three (Three (3) Months

Purpose of Job

  • Support the administration of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Offices to carry out the needed project management services.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Project office Assistant will support the PIU Administrative Assistant in:

  • Performing general office administrative duties
  • Carrying out receptionist duties, greet and welcome visitors and refer them to appropriate staff members or take messages in their absence.
  • Coordinating messenger service, copying, scanning, filing, handling of documentation, running errands;
  • Ensuring effective and timely pickup and delivery of documents, mails and other materials to their designated destinations;
  • Record incoming mails;
  • Distribute incoming mails and dispatch outgoing mails including bulk mails;
  • Maintain all offices clean and free from clutter;
  • Make sure the office front desk is clean and create a good impression;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the superiors.
  • S/He shall exhibit professionalism, diligence and confidentiality in all activities involving the delivery ot his or her duties

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Shall possess a High National Diploma (HND) or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, General Sciences, Business Administrations or any in relevant discipline.
  • Shall justify at least one (1) working year of experience in a similar position with Projects or international Organization or Public Body or; Private renowned Entity;
  • Excellent Computer and Communication skills (Receiving & dispatching mails and receiving calls), including office software packages (MS Word, Excel & Power Point)
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to perform multitasks

Language:

  • S/He must be fluent in English. A working knowledge of French would be an advantage

Performance Criteria
She / He would be evaluated upon the following skills:

  • Punctuality on the job
  • Quality of letters register books and documents maintained
  • Quality of collaboration with PIU Members
  • Willingness to assist in other support activities

 

Job Title: Project Driver

Location: Nigeria
Report to: PIU Coordinator
Project: Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme

Background

  • The ECOWAS Commission has received Grants from the African Development Fund (ADF) and the European Development Fund (through the African Investment Facility – AfIF) to cover the cost of the study on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project, and intends to use part of the Grant amount to finance the service contract of a Project Driver to support the Project Implementation Unit.

Contract Duration

  • One (01) year renewable for the Project Life Cycle based on performance. S/He will be subject to the successful completion of a probation period of Three (3) Months

Purpose of Job

  • Support the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to carry out the needed project management services.

Duties and Responsibilies

  • Driving PIU/Infrastructure Department Project
  • Management Staff, Consultants, Development partner Staff and any others as may be assigned on official business.
  • Ensure Project Vehicle is well secured, maintained, clean and tidy and promptly report vehicle problems to the Administrative Assistant
  • Undertake all necessary periodic maintenance activities including routine service, road worthy checks, insurance, etc. –
  • Maintaining a vehicle Log Book which records all movement of the vehicle as per the PIU procedures
  • Operate the assigned vehicle in a safe manner in order to avoid accidents and damages;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is parked at the designated time and place;
  • Undertake dispatch activities for letters, documents, official items, etc. to designated stakeholders;
  • Carry out office related errands on behalf of the Project office
  • Assist in the day to day office operations of the project as may be required;
  • In performing the above duties, the driver shall exhibit professionalism, respect and ensure extreme confidentiality in all activities related to this assignment and the project.

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Holder of at least a Higher National Diploma or its equivalent
  • Holds a valid driver’s License issued officially by the Nigerian Vehicle lnspectorate Office (VlO)
  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years driving experience with International organization or Public Body or; Private renowned Entity.

Language:

  • S/He must be fluent in English. A working knowledge of French would be an advantage

Performance Criteria
She / He would be evaluated upon the following skills:

  • Punctuality on the job
  • Qualfty of vehicle log books maintained
  • Effective maintenance of the vehicles
  • willingnessto assist in other support activities

Deadline: 4pm; 2nd December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send expressions of interest electronically (CV + Scanned copies of all certificates) to: sbangoura@ecowas.int with copy to: procurement@ecowas.int , cappiah@ecowas.intdeklu@ecowas.int , ing.mohamed.selmene@gmail.com , ikkamara@ecowas.int and must be clearly marked: “Selection of a Driver for PIU – AbidjanLagos Project”.

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