Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for this position

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and technical support particularly on the ECOWAS Commission’s political work, as well as on policy proposals, development and implementation within the policy areas which fall within his/her remit.
  • Improve the implementation of the ECOWAS Programme Policies, Standards and Procedures as relating to strategy, project design and management, and draft corresponding written recommendations to support new focus areas.
  • Advise and support processes in designatedDirectorates and Units.
  • Support the processes of capacity building including recommendations on ideas which
  • extend the existing range of options available;
  • Contribute to the planning process of the next ECOWAS Vision;
  • Liaising with relevant ECOWAS Departments and Directorates;
  • Provide support as may be required in
  • organizing, following-up and advising
  • counterparts on cooperation with Development Partners;
  • Prepare and draft briefing statements, reports, analysis notes or Executive summaries for and on behalf of counterparts that reflect his/her Office’s political viewpoint;
  • Review, provide advice and comment on drafts prepared by internal and external Officials, departmental reports, speeches, statements, answers to questions, responses to requests, etc;
  • Highly skilled in overseeing the organisation of international forum
  • Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

Required qualifications, competences and experience:

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Social or Political Sciences, or equivalent. PhD is an added advantage.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience with an appreciable knowledge of international cooperation, regional economic and political integration and knowledge management.
  • Experience in advisory/consultancy services at high political level.
  • Technical experience working and formulating policies and program execution and assessment, designing development strategies in international development programs, including at least two years of work overseas

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to synthesize complex messages and deliver presentations to various stakeholders.
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English and at least another ECOWAS Official Language (French or Portuguese); Very good working knowledge of ITC (related computer software, email, internet)
  • Willingness to upskill and to adjust to the personalities of the counterparts, as required by the task to be performed.

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