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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 Programme Officer (PPO), Education and Training
Location: Abuja
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Education, Science and Culture
Directorate: Education, Science and Culture
Division: Education and Training
Line Supervisor: Director,  Education, Science and Culture
Role Overview
  • Under the supervision of the Director, Education, Science and Culture, the incumbent develops Programmes, Projects, and activities relating to Education and Training in the ECOWAS Region in line with regional, continental and global priorities and ensures implementation of agreed thematics through consultation, interaction, capacity building, general coordination and documentation.
  • This position therefore, requires a blend of cognitive, psycho-motor and affective skills.
Supervising:
  • PO, Basic Education and Literacy
  • PO, Technical & Professional Education and Entrepreneurship
  • PO, Higher Education & Development of Teachers
Role and Responsibilities
Manage, Coordinate, Facilitate, and Promote implementation of ECOWAS Education priority projects relating to:
  • Higher Education including Academic mobility
  • Equivalence of certificates and harmonization of Education Systems;
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship;
  • Basic Education
  • Education and Training of Girls, women and other vulnerable groups;
  • School Health and Nutrition;
  • Popularization of the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering (STEM) and other fields of strategic importance to the ECOWAS region;
  • Teacher Training and Development;
  • Education Management Information Systems (EMIS)
  • Quality of Education at levels and in all ramifications;
  • Early Childhood Development;
  • Education for the Culture of peace.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Education; Primary Education, Social Sciences, or field relevant to international development assistance from a recognized university.
  • 10 years of professional experience including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in areas of education, primary education, scientific innovation and/ social sciences;
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: programme and project management in education, monitoring and evaluation, training and capacity development in education, alternative basic education, curriculum development and in promoting of science;
  • Solid knowledge of ECOWAS policy on cultural affairs and related areas, and a strong appreciation of the role of culture in empowering and enabling other actors.
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.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • 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
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42
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: b9ppoedutrn@ecowas.int using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.
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Job Title: Program Officer, Railway Development
Location: Abuja
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Infrastructure
Grade: P3/P4
Directorate: Transport
Division: Roads & Railways
Line Supervisor: PPO Roads & Railways
Supervising: Rail Transport Officer
Role Overview
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Roads and Railway, the PO in-charge of Railway Development will provide technical expertise in the area of railway transportation as relates to policy, strategy, services, operation and infrastructure development.
  • The PO will also advice the Department on specific technical areas for the design and implementation of key programs, projects and interventions to support the improvement of the railway sector in the region, in line with the objectives of ECOWAS
Role and Responsibilities
  • Lead the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Railway Master Plan;
  • Develop programs, projects and activities to promote the development of the railway sector in the region.
  • Advise on rail sector projects (feasibility, planning, development, and transaction advisory).
  • Provide technical leadership (Team Leader) and manage technical expertise on rail sector projects in emerging markets, to help project managers deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Support development of the Regional railway programs and projects with the objective of improving project implementation and Member States capacity.
  • Identify potential markets for railway development in the region, and developing and executing the marketing plans.
  • Support the Department of Infrastructure to develop and maintain the Community’s expertise on railway transport, and logistics to support the strategic goals of the Commission and West Africa.
  • Manage the timely submission of project deliverables, record keeping, and participation in meetings/briefings as required by project contracts.
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including evaluating and advising on whether to pursue project opportunities in the rail sector and identifying potential partners and team members.
  • Participate in the preparation of rail sector procurement and contracting activities covering expressions of interest (EOIs), Terms of Interest, requests for proposals (RFPs) as well as the evaluation of tenders and contracting.
  • Monitor the implementation of railway components of major transport infrastructure programs in ECOWAS member states.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Head of roads and railways division, Director of Transport or Commissioner.
Academic Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Railway Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and, Mechanical Engineering, Transport Engineering, Planning, Economics Logistics, or other related discipline from a recognized university;
  • 5 years’ experience in railway project implementation and development in a developing country, with  extensive experience in the preparation and execution of  infrastructure projects;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy development process, project preparation, procurement, technical studies, Design of major Railway projects
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of rail transport operations and management, rail logistics chains and infrastructure development in line with best practices
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure related projects or programmes;
  • Knowledge and experience in policy development process, Programme design and execution.
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 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.
  • 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 and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • 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 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
UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87.
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: b9porailwaydev@ecowas.int using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.
Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)
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Job Title: Programme Officer, Corridor Development & Logistics
Location: Abuja
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors
Line Supervisor: PPO, Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors
Role Overview
  • Under the supervision of the PPO Maritime and Transport Facilitation Corridors, the incumbent will develop strategies for addressing logistical barriers regarding regional transit as well as reducing the transportation cost in the Community which ranks among the highest in the World.
  • The PO Corridor Development and Logistics will employ current trends in the area of Economic Development Corridors while achieving corridor efficiency in terms of least cost, reliability and competitive travel times.
  • The interventions will cover facilitation of the entire supply and logistics chain starting from the port of origin (or inland points) through regional corridors to the destination points.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Develop programs, projects and activities to promote the facilitation of legitimate goods, persons and services along the ECOWAS Regional transit and transport Corridors.
  • Provide technical expertise on the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Program
  • Provide technical expertise for the implementation of economic development corridor initiatives that ensure efficiency in terms of least cost of transport, reliability and competitive travel times
  • Assesses and organizes logistics in terms of transport requirements, receipt, handling, storage and distribution of items and establishes proper warehousing and recording system
  • Establishes a detailed procurement programme plan to determine appropriate specifications of required items, according to established guidelines and procedures
  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on ports infrastructure and logistics issues and lead policy dialogue with governments in advancing policy, regulatory and institutional reforms in the ports sector
  • Involved in programme implementation and assists in all matters pertaining to logistics and procurement
  • Carries out regular trips to ensure that relief material forwarded to projects has been received and properly accounted for at their destinations, and in case of loss or damage follow up with clearing agents, shipping and insurance companies
  • Devises methods of stock control, closely monitors warehousing management, and regularly submits situation reports on stocks, equipment and prepositioned goods
 Academic Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s  degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Economics or Logistics, International Trade Policy or Social Sciences  from a recognized university;
  • 5 years’ experience in cross border corridor development projects covering areas such as cross-border infrastructure development, cross-border corridors and spatial planning, spatial development initiatives, engineering in a developing country, with  experience in project preparation and procurement;
  • Must have experience in port logistics & terminals, border operations, transit systems and multi-modal transport, inland or dry ports and warehousing as part of cross border trade and transit operations.
  • Must have been part of at least one project in transport logistics, transport facilitation or corridor development.
  • Knowledge of cross border transport projects and social impacts of infrastructure development projects and programs, and programme performance assessment;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure related projects or programmes;
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 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;
  • 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 and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;
  • 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 and implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;
  • 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
UA49,106.81, USD77,480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87
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: b9ppocorrdevl@ecowas.int using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.
Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)
Click here for more information



Job Title: Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Air Transport
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Department: Infrastructure
Directorate: Transport
Division: Air Transport
Line Supervisor: Director Transport
Supervising: Programme Officer, Economic  Regulation and Policy; Programme Officer, Aviation safety and Security
Role Overview
  • Under the supervision of the Director for Transport, the PPO Air Transport will provide technical expertise in the area of Air Transportation as relates to policy, strategy, services, operation and infrastructure development
  • The PO will also advice the Department on specific technical areas for the design and implementation of key programs, projects and interventions to support the improvement of the air transport sector in the region, in line with the objectives of ECOWAS.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Promote ECOWAS’s air transport views and interests and ensure the successful implementation of the Organization’s mandate and objectives within the Region
  • Promote the development of an affordable, reliable, well connected and efficient Regional air transportation services within the West African Region and beyond.
  • Actively lead regional initiatives and promote regional technical cooperation and assistance projects aimed at supporting a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation system within the ECOWAS region
  • Act as secretary to regional group meetings and coordinate regional programmes dealing with aviation safety (BAGASOO and UEMOA COSCAP/RSOO), air navigation capacity and efficiency, aviation security and facilitation, environmental protection, and other air transport related initiatives; participate in high-level meetings dealing with civil aviation
  • Support the implementation of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP), and the “No Country Left Behind” initiative and Cooperative Arrangement for the Prevention of Spread of Communicable Disease through Air Travel (CAPSCA) within the ECOWAS Region.
  • Provide strategic advice and assistance to high level authorities in Member States in the implementation of ICAO global aviation safety, security and facilitation, and air navigation capacity and efficiency plans, giving high priority to those States with Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs), Significant Security Concerns (SSeCs) and deficiencies on the implementation.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other partners providing technical assistance in the Region.
  • Support States in the implementation of ICAO SARPs; coordinate required assistance for States, including related training activities.
  • Advice on the preparation and implementation of regional and continental air transport Policies, Laws & Regulations for the ECOWAS Community in accordance with the ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
  • Initiate action and follow-up the implementation of policy decisions / directives of ECOWAS Authority on air transport matters such as establishment of autonomous civil aviation administrations/authorities, coordination with national civil aviation authorities especially within the Air Transport Committee meetings, and, the common representation of the ECOWAS Member States to the ICAO Council (Part 3);
  • Coordinate and monitor the execution of regional air transport programmes (PASTA-CO) and projects including studies, and  work closely with consultants;
  • Develop policies, programs and strategies to ensure the standardization of the air services, Air Transport (Aircraft Airlines, Airports, Handling services, Safety and Security, aviation charges & fees, aviation training centers,  Feasibility Studies, etc.) and the implementation of air transport integration based projects such as regional aircraft maintenance facility, regional airline company, development of airport infrastructure, equipment and facilities;
  • Coordinate/Cooperate with the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the World Food Program (WFP) as well as with other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and integration organizations such as West African and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Banjul Accord Group (BAG) Secretariat;
  • 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 procurement of goods and services, preparation of bids and submissions, and the development and mentoring of other staff.
  • Contribute to fund mobilization with donors, partners for sustainable development of air transport sector
  • Prepare annual work plans and budgets for air transport activities in line with the Commission’s strategic framework.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Transport, the Commissioner in-charge of – Transport or the management of ECOWAS Commission.
Academic Qualification and Experience
  • Master’s Degree or academic equivalent in an aviation-related field, including Scientific or Technical Discipline, Management, Administration, Economics, Engineering, Law or a related area.
  • 10 years experience in aviation safety, air navigation, air transport or related area or a regional / international organization involved in the development of air transport standards, services, programmes or policies
  • Technical experience in a public, private or international civil aviation organization.
  • Experience at the international level or dealing with aviation matters crossing national boundaries, including high-level negotiation with government authorities.
  • Experience in dealing with civil aviation activities in the ECOWAS/Africa Region.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, initiative and judgment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy development process, project preparation, procurement, technical studies, design of national, international, regional, continental air transport policy
  • Practical technical knowledge and understanding of key air transport guiding protocols like the ICAO SARPs, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative on single market for air transport in Africa, Yamoussoukro Decision as well as air transport infrastructure development in line with best practices
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of air transport related projects or programmes.
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.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • 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 output.
Annual Salary
  • UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42.
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: b9ppoairtrans@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)
Click here for more information
Job Title:Principal Programme Officer (PPO), Institutional Cooperation and National Coordination Committees (NCCs) Support
Location: Abuja 
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Institution: ECOWAS Commission
Departement: Macro- Economic Policy And Economic Research
Directorate: Macro-Economic Stability & Multilateral Surveillance
Division: Institutional Cooperation And National Coordination Committees (NCCs) Support
Line Supervisor: Director, Macro-Economic Stability & Multilateral Surveillance
Role Overview
  • Under the supervision of the Director, Macroeconomic Stability And Multilateral Surveillance, the PPO Institutional Cooperation And National Coordination Committees Support, will be responsible for the supervision of Programme Officers in-charge of Macroecnomic convergence and ECOWAS Commission Interim and Annual Reports and Inter-Institutional Cooperation including the effective functioning of National Coordination Committees (NCCs).
Supervising:
  • PO, Convergence & ECOWAS Report
  • PO, Inter-Institutional Cooperation
Role and Responsibilities
  • Monitor the effective operations of the National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) in terms of the timely production of the Country Economic Reports and the management of the ECOMAC database for multilateral surveillance;
  • Coordinate the organization of meetings of the other institutional organs of the ECOWAS Multilateral Surveillance Mechanism, namely the Joint Secretariat, and the ECOWAS Convergence Council;
  • Coordinate the effective collaboration and cooperation with other regional organizations and technical partners involved in multilateral surveillance mechanism;
  • Collate and analyze the national economic and financial reports of the National Coordinating Committees;
  • Coordinate the production of the Annual and Interim reports on a timely basis ;
  • Carry all other tasks as may be assigned by Director of Economic Stability and Multilateral Surveillance.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics or any related field from a recognized University;
  • 10 years of professional experience including 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of economic and social policy, ranging from interest rates, taxation, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policies, energy, health, transport and international development;
  • Knowledge of up-to-date macroeconomics, development planning and statistical data representation and interpretation, and statistical analysis software;
  • Published track record on economic issues;
  • Experience in macroeconomics, international trade and finance, econometrics, and research methodology as well as in design and management of research projects, conceptualization publication;
  • Knowledge of economic development issues and policies of African countries and availability of professional publications;
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of macro-economic theories, policies and understanding of ECOWAS framework of Monetary Cooperation Program.
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.
  • Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result based management approach;
  • 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
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42
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: b9ppoinstcoopnccs@ecowas.int using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.
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Application Deadline 24th May, 2020.

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