Career Opportunities at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 

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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 positions below:

 

 

 

Job Title: Director, Transport

Location: Abuja
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade D1
Status: Permanent
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Administration, Human Resources and Finance
Line Supervisor: Commissioner, Infrastructure

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Commissioner, Infrastructure, the incumbent shall lead three (3) technical divisions, namely (i) Roads and Railways; (ii) Maritime Transport, Transport Facilitation and Corridors; and (iii) Air Transport.
  • The Director of Transport will therefore provide leadership and manage the Transport portfolio in line with Article 32 of the ECOWAS Treaty which seeks to support Member States evolve Common transport policies, laws & regulations, develop an extensive network of railways & all-weather highways within the Community, priority being given to Interstate Highways, improve maritime transportation and logistics, ensure a vibrant, affordable and well-connected Air Transport to support the Free movement of goods, persons and services.

Supervising:

  • PPO Roads & Railways
  • PPO Maritime & Transport
  • PPO Air Transport.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Advice on the preparation and implementation of common Transportation Policies, Laws & Regulations for the ECOWAS Community ;
  • Implement interventions aimed at supporting the development of an extensive network of railways and the transformation of the community highways network into world class development corridors to spur economic growth within their zone of influence;
  • Develop short, medium and long term programs and plans for the planning, construction, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of road and railways infrastructure in ECOWAS region;
  • Formulate programs and projects for the improvement of Maritime transport including coastal shipping services & interstate inland waterways;
  • Promote the development of an affordable, reliable, well connected and efficient Regional air transportation services within the West African Region and beyond;
  • Develop policies, programs and strategies to ensure the standardization of the transportation services and systems in road transport (vehicles, loading limits, signage, design norms, equipment, maintenance & repairs, etc.); Air Transport (Aircrafts, Airports, Safety and Security, Pricing, etc.); Railway (gauges, rolling stock. Signaling, services and operations, management, etc.) and maritime (Port infrastructure capacity and security – ISPS compliant, port efficiency, etc.) as well as other transport modes deemed necessary in line with modern best practices;
  • Perform managerial responsibilities for scheduling and resourcing project teams, preparing sector budgets, and the corresponding staff development measures to ensure implementation;
  • Provide business support functions including financial management of projects, assistance with the preparation of bids and submissions, and the development and mentoring of other staff;
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Transport, Civil Engineering, Transport economics, Transport Policy / Planning or in similar field from a recognized University.
  • 12 years of progressive experience in management of skills in the area of transport policy (road, sea, rail or air), infrastructure, engineering in a National or International structure;
  • Experience of infrastructure analysis in the context of developing countries including 5 years relevant international work and 5 years at a supervisory level with demonstrated ability to oversee and lead policy development processes and programmes;
  • Extensive experience in infrastructure projects;
  • Experience managing at least 3 transport related projects at the regional, multinational or continental levels in at least two (2) key transport modes (Maritime, Rail, Air and Road).
  • Experience in multi-modal transport that integrates all transport modes including air transport, railway development, port and border operations, transit systems, inland container depots, warehousing and logistics clusters
  • Proven competence and capacity to engage member states in the implementation and enforcement of Common Transport Market policies; ability to support the establishment and operationalization of more viable, competitive and profitable regional Airlines to support the Regional Integration Agenda; ability to coordinate the smooth operation of major aviation organizations of relevance to the West African Region;
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of regional project and programme management, implementation and monitoring with inter-governmental agencies, private actors and international support groups within the framework of ECOWAS Infrastructure Strategy;
  • Applied knowledge of infrastructural development to support economic priorities (macro), options for pro-poor infrastructure service delivery, infrastructure financing, budgeting and fund sourcing;
  • Good knowledge of public infrastructure in West Africa, mindful of the opportunities and challenges;
  • Ability to work with development partners, sub-regional bodies, Africa Union and other Regional Economic Communities to develop and implement development corridor initiatives, ports infrastructure and maritime transport and logistics programs and solutions for the economic and social development of West Africa;
  • Experience in implementing at least three (3) projects using development partners’ procurement and disbursement procedures such as European Union, World Bank, DFID, AfDB, JICA etc.;

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.
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Annual Salary
UA 81,435.54 USD128,488.99.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Political Advisor

Location: Niamey, Niger
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P4 / P5
Status: Permanent
Department: Office of the President
Directorate: ECOWAS Permanent Representation in Niger
Line Manager: Resident representative

Overview

  • Under the authority of the Resident Representative, the incumbent will work with the Representative of the ECOWAS Commission’s President to brief him/her on various matters and offer advice on different matters and issues relating to politics in the sub-region.
  • He/She shall review various matters and provide advice on national and regional politics.
  • He/She shall also write speeches and communiques presenting the ideas, options and views of the Commission in such a way as to inform stakeholders and explain certain positions taken by ECOWAS.
  • The political adviser shall take into consideration all factors in a given situation, analyse same and advise the Resident representative. He/She shall present reports from time to time.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Establish a surveillance system to gather information that may influence national or regional politics
  • Regularly assess political situations and events and their consequences, and render report thereof
  • Give appropriate advice regarding the country situation and ECOWAS’ position to the Resident Representative
  • Explain the organisation’s positions, draft summary notes and write the Representative’s speech
  • Analyse the laws and rules of the area and provide information on the political and economic situation of the country to the Resident Representative
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the political content of ECOWAS Commission statutory meetings and the Group of Ambassadors meetings
  • Ensure close relations and contacts are maintained with leaders and all political and social bodies to make them understand ECOWAS position on all subjects
  • Under the supervision of the Resident Representative, participate in meetings organised by leaders, social actors or the political class, to which ECOWAS is invited
  • Ensure working links and information channels between the Office and the technical departments of the Commission. Organise and implement, under the authority of the Resident Representative, all activity aimed at enhancing the visibility of ECOWAS in Niger
  • Contribute to the preparation and organisation of all the Office’s official missions
  • Ensure that matters under his/her purview are strategically monitored
  • Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned by the Permanent Representative.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences, Economics, Law, Public Administration or similar field, from a recognised university.
  • (7) Seven years’ experience with increasing responsibility in political affairs, governance, diplomacy, conflict resolution, security or a related field;
  • An understanding of political, economic, governance and security, as well as conflict management and resolution dynamics
  • Technical skills for the collection of information, research and analysis with modern technology.

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to work closely in a group through active participation, creation of  an environment of respect and openness, application of appropriate techniques for group management, development of its potential, motivation and guidance
  • Ability to organise teamwork and lead an inter-divisional working group to formulate creative solutions and/or lead a small group of top-level professionals and administrative support staff
  • Ability to appropriately show respect for hierarchy
  • Develop on-the-job training techniques combined with excellent coaching and mentoring skills, knowledge of new approaches to staff orientation to facilitate understanding of the position and the organisation
  • Ability to delegate work and provide timely and consistent feedback on technical competence and effectiveness
  • Must be able to properly represent the organisation.
  • Ability to take into account the impact of a change in programme orientation based on the needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to promote and take into account staff feedback to streamline processes and meet deadlines in line with client expectations
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop situational problem-solving, mediation and conflict resolution skills, to deal with disagreements, complaints, bottlenecks, time constraints affecting the quality and quantity of services provided to the client
  • Ability to anticipate growing client needs and expectations, in order to continuously improve service quality, timescales, delivery and respond promptly to client concerns
  • Must be able to communicate openly with clients, by keeping them informed of progress and issues requiring attention/resolution
  • Ability to implement programme changes in a manner that ensures a bias-free working and a fair and equitable application of new rules and regulations
  • Adherence to policies, goals, objectives and principles which promote diversity in the performance of daily tasks and responsibilities promote behaviours that demonstrate tolerance and understanding of diverse cultures
  • Able to remain objective in conflict management regardless of cultural differences/ positions, gender, and ability to encourage other members of staff to overcome prejudices and cultural and gender differences
  • Ability to create value by drawing on the diverse contributions of cultures, employees and clients
  • Ability to mainstream gender and ensure equal participation of women and men in all areas of work
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that builds on the strengths of different innovative practices
  • Ability to seek out good practices to make relevant organisational decisions in terms of diversity management, while ensuring that project and programme activities are focused on vulnerable areas and monitoring systems.
  • A good knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and relations between the various bodies, particularly regarding their sectors/work programme
  • Knowledge of approaches to policy and programme development in an international organisation and project management
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of international organisations in relation to the post
  • Knowledge of indicators, challenges and development opportunities of Member States on projects/programmes relating to the position.
  • Creativity and flexibility to depart from traditional methods to develop new processes, procedures and tools, using technology to simplify methods and approaches wherever possible
  • Ability to reassess current procedures and suggest improvements to ensure an efficient and streamlined process
  • Ability to gather and synthesize information to predict stakeholder views on new policy/programs and excellent analytical skills to assess external policies and trends when considering policy and programme options, advantages, disadvantages and recommendations
  • Ability to manufacture complex information gathered from a variety of external and internal sources and disseminate it in a logical manner
  • Ability to apply an appropriate methodology to detect or identify general policy and resources issues
  • Evaluate, incorporate and inform on recent developments in his/her area of operation using ECOWAS directives and criteria
  • Develop interpersonal skills, in negotiation, networking and presentation, as well as be able to explain complex information while showing empathy and openness
  • Proficiency in computer use, ability to use information technology tools to communicate
  • Must be able to convey clear, concise and organised oral and written information
  • Listening actively for better communication among team members, being attentive to them, making them feel that their presence is valuable, and fostering a sense of commitment among staff in all institutions and agencies
  • Proficiency in information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written French.  Knowledge of one or two ECOWAS languages will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of in-house planning cycles and ability to contribute to the development and implementation of Community or institutional policy by identifying the target public, setting coalitions with appropriate population and monitoring the achievements
  • Ability to take into account circumstances, external trends and factors during the organisation of project activities in order to obtain best results
  • Ability to take into account the outcome of processes, correspondence, reports and policy documents, to develop practicable plans
  • Must be able to organise meetings with staff, stakeholders, colleagues and other persons, in order to define organisational requirements while adjusting the plans and activities accordingly
  • Ability to adjust project plans based on the contributions of staff and stakeholders and/or the capacity to design and implement the guidelines, tools and models in order to adapt new or revised programmes and services.

Annual Salary
UA48,078.94 USD75,858.95 / UA55,624.68 USD87,764.62

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Grade: G4/G5/G6
Status: Permanent
Agency: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Department: Regulatory Council
Directorate: Finance and Administration
Division: Admin, HR & Finance
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance

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Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Administration, Finance & Human Resources, the incumbent will assist in ensuring efficient day-to-day administrative functions and support the activities of the Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance and other staff of ERERA as required.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning, organizing and overseeing the Administrative and HR functions of ERERA.
  • Assist with monitoring and meeting the administrative/HR and material needs of ERERA, and assist in the preparation, storage and retrieval of requisite records.
  • Assist in the provision of administrative support for the procurement process in ERERA.
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic status reports of ERERA, including drafting of briefs, minutes of meetings, speeches, letters and other relevant documents as needed in ERERA to be reviewed by the HR and Administration Officer
  • Assist in ensuring a properly maintained filing system for Administrative/HR documents in ERERA.
  • Assist the HR and Administration Officer, prepare the agenda for meetings and supporting material for distribution.
  • Assist in the update Staff lists, documentation of new Staff and ensure that their requirements and needs are met for the effective functioning in ERERA.
  • Assist in the provision of ad-hoc support to ERERA as and when the need arises

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Brevet deTechnicien Superieur (BTS) / Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent in a similar field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services;
  • Knowledge of general office and administrative support services including administrative policies, processes and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and adapt to various software packages;
  • Excellent knowledge of work unit functions, roles and relationships with other parts of the organization

Eligible Candidates:

  • Nationals of Ghana or other ECOWAS member-states resident in Ghana.

Age Limit:

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

Annual Salary
UA25,844.84 USD40,777.98 / UA30,266.13 USD47,753.90 / UA34,293.95 USD54,109.00

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer – Disarmament

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade:  P3
Status: Permanent
Department: Political Affairs, Peace &Security
Directorate: Peacekeeping & Regional Security
Division: Small Arms
Line Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer Small Arms

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of Principal Programme Officer Small Arms, the incumbent shall support the implementation of disarmament programs/activities by providing adequate capacity to Member States in Arms and Ammunition Stockpile Management including Weapons Marking, Tracing, Collection & Destruction.
  • The Officer will also undertake the collection of relevant information/data on the status of arms and ammunition administration and management in the region.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support elaboration of programs and projects related to disarmament  based on emerging threats in the region;
  • Support coordination of disarmament programs in Member States by carrying out the following activities:
    • Providing sustainable capacity building on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), including training and equipment support;
    • Planning and execution of collection and destruction of Arms and Ammunition exercises in Member States;
    • Support the implementation of Weapons Marking & Tracing in Member States;
    • Support in building a regional Database/Roster of Experts in PSSM, Marking & Tracing;
    • Support implementation of programs/projects on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR);
  • Support Mobilization of Resources for the implementation of the Convention on SALW ;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations, Computer Science, or any Social Science or Security related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Political Affairs, Governance, Diplomacy, conflict resolution, information management 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.
  • Ability to understand and apply approaches, techniques and tools that draw on a wide range of inputs and improve the quality and pace of mediation in the coordination of Reginal Political Affairs.
  • Experience working in an international organization or at a multi-country level highly desirable;
  • Experience in supporting development of regional and national security policies/strategies will be an advantage;
  • Strong knowledge of ECOWAS, AU and UN policies, strategies and approached in Small Arms is required;
  • Knowledge of relevant instruments of peace and security will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Knowledge of the life-cycle approaches in the management of SALW, practical disarmament measures such as physical security and stockpiling of weapons, arms marking and destruction
  • Field experience in weapons management;
  • Knowledge of regional, continental and international small arms control obligations and programs on disarmament and non – proliferation;

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.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA 49,106.81 USD77,480.72

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Grade: G1/G2/G3
Status: Permanent
Agency: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Department: Regulatory Council
Directorate: Administration, Finance & Human Resources
Division: Administration, Human Resources and Finance
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance

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Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance, the incumbent  shall provide support to the fleet management & transport of the office with everyday operations in making sure of the smooth running of the assigned vehicles.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily preventive maintenance checks before moving a particular vehicle for the first time in the day;
  • Perform airport departure and arrival formalities when required;
  • Monitor consumption of fuel and lubricants by vehicles to ensure their efficient use;
  • Initiate timely requests for fuel replenishments;
  • Maintain accurate record of fuel/lubricant usage for planning and audit purposes;
  • Ensure accurate completion of vehicle log books by drivers;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate with a formal driver training certificate and a valid driver’s license/ certification to operate assigned vehicle.
  • 2 years’ experience as a driver, preferably for an international organization involving a variety of makes and models of vehicles;
  • Working knowledge of  traffic rules and regulations, and ability to read and interpret traffic signs and  documents such as safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions;
  • Experience in maintaining a vehicle log book;
  • Knowledge of defensive driving practices, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads and conditions, and protocols of relevance to safety and security of passengers during inclement weather, terrorism events, motor accidents, criminal and violent incidents;
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance (e.g. circle check) and ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and minor vehicle repairs.

Eligible Candidates:

  • Nationals of Ghana or other ECOWAS member-states resident in Ghana.

Age Limit:

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

Annual Salary
UA16,861.73 USD26,604.43 / UA18,202.06 USD28,719.20 / UA23,161.58 USD36,544.33

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources and Administration Officer

Location: Accra, Ghana
Institution: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Grade P3
Status: Permanent
Agency: ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
Department: Regulatory Council
Directorate: Administration, Finance & Human Resources
Division: Administration, Human Resources and Finance
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Administration, Finance & Human Resources, the incumbent will assist to manage the Agency’s activities pertaining to Human Resources and Administration and ensure high level of professionalism.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with relevant Institutions/Stakeholders and follow up on correspondence with and outside ERERA.
  • Assist with planning, organizing and overseeing the Administrative and HR functions of ERERA.
  • Assist with monitoring and meeting the administrative/HR and material needs of ERERA, and assist in the preparation, storage and retrieval of requisite records.
  • Provide administrative support for the procurement process in ERERA.
  • Prepare the periodic status reports of ERERA, including drafting of briefs, minutes of meetings, speeches, letters and other relevant documents as needed in ERERA to be reviewed by  the Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance .
  • Ensure a properly maintained filing system for Administrative/HR documents in ERERA.
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance, preparation of the agenda of meetings and supporting material for distribution.
  • Update Staff lists, documentation of new Staff and ensure that their requirements and needs are met for the effective functioning in ERERA.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to ERERA as and when the need arises
  • Responsible for processing issues relating to Insurance Policies.
  • Responsible for supervision of the Registry.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and briefs for the Principal Officer, Administration, HR and Finance; and other superior officers.
  • Supervise subordinate staff and assess adequacy of manpower, monitor overtime and duty allowances and handles standard personnel matters in the area of activity.
  • Perform other tasks which may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in administration and human resources management
  • Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices relating to leave, compensation, benefits, pensions, medical, recruitment, payrol, etc and the ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting.
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS Financial, Administrative and Procurement Regulations and Procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic SAP/ECM HCM modules to carry out human resource functions, to include basic data entry, extraction and interpretation

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 the 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.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA42, 930.42 US67, 735.62

 

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2021.

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: b19directortrans@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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