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Recruitment at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Sep 17, 2020, 11:18 PM

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: Non-Financial Entities Officer

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA
Status: Permanent
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Agriculture, Environment And Natural Resources
Directorate: Evaluation & Compliance
Division: Financial Institution And Non Financial Entities
Line Supervisor: Financial Institutions And Non Financial Entities Officer

Role Overview
Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Financial Institution and Non-Financial Entities, the incumbent shall be responsible for the following:

Role and Responsibilities

  • Participate fully in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant FATF Recommendations and Immediate Outcomes;
  • Participate in GIABA assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology organized for Member States;
  • Analyze follow up reports submitted by Member States;
  • Undertake the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the financial sector;
  • Organize capacity building activities Designated Non-financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs), Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), Self-regulatory Bodies (SRBs) and other non-state actors involved in AML/CFT in Member States
  • Assist in the development and revision of AML/CFT operational framework of Member States at national, regional and international levels for non-financial institutions;
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions;
  • Provide inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal ME Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by Member States
  • Provide inputs for the production of draft reports for GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora)
  • Provide inputs into GIABA Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or Members of the AML/CFT Global Network
  • Support in the liaison with relevant regulatory and supervisory institutions in Member States in carrying out the work of GIABA, including providing training and other capacity-building measures to ensure effective compliance with AML/CFT standards;
  • Establish a comprehensive/updated database of stakeholders in the non-financial sector of member States;
  • Provide technical assistance to relevant sectors in the non-financial sector at national and regional levels with a view to enhancing coordination among operators and between the Secretariat and operators in the financial sector in the implementation of preventive AML/CFT measures;
  • Participate in the technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of non-financial sector issues relating to AML/CFT compliance.
  • Perform any other task as may be assigned.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, law, banking and finance or any other relevant discipline in the social sciences obtained from any recognized university;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in AML/CFT and risks monitoring;
  • Knowledge of the AML/CFT strategic surveillance operational framework and FATF standards and instruments used in conducting national risk assessment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of money laundering, combating terrorism finance (AML/CFT), proceeds of crime, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, and extradition legislation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments, including ECOWAS treaties, Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Ability to foster regional and international contacts and cooperation for the continuous monitoring of risks in GIABA member states and to the effective operation of a country’s AML/CFT/financial/economic regime.
  • 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.

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 and colleagues 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  customer service standards;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • 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 unbiased 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.

Salary

  • UA43,414.62, USD68,449.59 / UA50,354.45, USD79,449.26 annually

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: b17nonfinentoff@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: Communication and Advocacy Officer

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA (ECOWAS)
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent    
Directorate: Directorate General
Division: Communication And Advocacy
Line Supervisor: Director General
Supervising: Information Centre  Manager Lagos, Information Centre Manager Abidjan

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director General and in collaboration with the Information Centre of Lagos and Abidjan respectively, the incumbent shall be responsible for developing a communication and advocacy strategy and communicate to the Director General any information considered pertinent regarding AML / CFT, human rights and governance.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research, analysis and ensure the monitoring of information on communication products;
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of activity/advocacy/sensitization programmes;
  • Ensure the planning, coordination and control of activities of the Communication and Advocacy Unit;
  • Ensure internal and external visibility of the actions and results of the Unit;
  • Ensure the coordination of the team of collaborators of the Department;
  • Ensure the collection of information from various sources;
  • Ensure the analysis of current issues and assess their potential impact;
  • Ensure evaluation of the effectiveness of the information campaigns;
  • Identify and propose topics for the information bulletin, data sheets, public announcements or press releases and other promotion tools;
  • Ensure the treatment of interview requests;
  • Participate in the sensitization activities of the Director General in the region;
  • Ensure the treatment of various requests for information from third parties;
  • Ensure the promotion of partnerships with the civil society, particularly the media;
  • Ensure the preparation of speeches of the Director General;
  • Support GIABA’s network of national correspondents;
  • Establish and manage the public information centre of the Institution;
  • Participate in the improvement and enrichment of the GIABA website;
  • Make proposals on all activities pertaining to his missions;
  • Accomplish any other task that could be entrusted to him by the DG.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication or related field from a recognized university;
  • 10 years responsible experience in journalism, communications, public relations, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;
  • Proven competence in developing content and implementing complex communications strategies to broaden awareness of Programmes and priorities;
  • Knowledge in drafting communication strategies and plans in order ensure visibility across key audiences, including the media;

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 work under pressure;
  • 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
UA57,772.51  -  USD 91,153.46

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: b17commadvoca@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 Officer, Strategic Planning and  Resource Mobilization

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA (ECOWAS)
Status: Permanent
Grade: P5
Directorate: Directorate General
Division: Principal Officer, Strategic Planning and  Resource Mobilization
Line Supervisor: Director General
Supervising: Monitoring And Evaluation  Officer

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Director General, the Principal Officer, Resource Mobilization will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of GIABA’s overall organizational resource mobilization strategy.
  • S/he will ensure proper relationship building to cultivate and leverage an ever stronger donor support base for GIABA across select bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic, and corporate partners.
  • Working closely with other Directorates, s/he will lead the development and presentation of proposals to potential donors and partners, support teams on compliance to donor and GIABA requirements during implementation, and coordinate stakeholder management across donors on an ongoing basis to maximize delivery of the strategic partnerships and shared mission.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Resource mobilization strategy and systems development;
  • Developing and maintaining a current understanding of GIABA’s programs and beneficiaries across the organization in all the countries where operations are conducted;
  • Anchoring on GIABA’s institutional resource mobilization strategy, assist in the design, implementation and coordination of an institution-wide, comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that fosters positive and mutually rewarding relationships between GIABA and its donors;
  • Contribute to and review GIABA’s strategy documents and knowledge management products to help best position the institution for resource mobilization.
  • Under the guidance of the DG, take initiatives to expand GIABA’s current donor base, through effective stewardship and new funding opportunities as may be developed to grow donor support for GIABA
  • Working with other Resource Mobilization Officers, develop concept notes, proposals and budgets which drive the achievement of GIABA’s strategic plan and align with both GIABA and donor priorities.
  • Prospecting bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic and private sector partners and translating partnership opportunities into both funds and leverage in furtherance of program and resource targets;
  • Provide other forms of support as required in the implementation of the Resource.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with a portfolio of donors as a foundation for resource mobilization efforts. This includes gathering intelligence and analysing key trends in individual donor policies and plans vis-à-vis GIABA;
  • Organize briefings, meetings, visits and events with current and prospective donors, coordinate programmatic and logistical arrangements, draft reports and set action plans for follow-up;
  • Respond to internal and prepare response to external queries regarding donor contributions;
  • Support teams to ensure compliance with donor and GIABA requirements, including ensuring timely and quality reporting.
  • Have regular communication with donors, prospective and established, while working closely with GIABA’s Communication Unit, to coordinate inputs to external events and opportunities;
  • Support the DG in identifying representational events with the potential for meaningful donor interaction. Provide proactive and timely advice to the director General on strategic interaction with individual donors;
  • Represent GIABA at external fora and meetings on occasions designed to position the institution with donors and partners, which is critical to achieving GIABA’s strategy.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Science or Social Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in implementation of strategic plans, resources mobilization, partnership building, management and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning techniques, institutional and organizational evaluation, result based management (RBM) and monitoring & evaluation techniques; including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation,
  • Knowledge of  funding rules, policies and guidelines for  partners;
  • Knowledge of technical assistance on funding requirements  for member states;
  • Knowledge in developing  work plans, monitor and evaluate programmes and provide reports;
  • Ability to develop viable funding proposals.

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 work under pressure.
  • 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
UA57,772.51 USD 91,153.46.

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: b17straplanmore@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: Translator - English / French

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: GIABA (ECOWAS)
Status: Permanent
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Agriculture, Environment And Natural Resources
Directorate: Administration And Finance (Pooling With Ecowas Gender Development Center)
Division: Language Services Division
Line Supervisor: Revisor

Role Overview
Under the supervision of the Revisor, the translator shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Translate texts from English into French of correspondences,  for the institution involving the frequent use of terminologies relating to law, crime prevention, rule of law and other terminologies on money laundering and financing of terrorism

Role and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent shall perform translation services from English into French of correspondences,  for the institution involving the frequent use of terminologies relating to law, crime prevention, rule of law and other terminologies on money laundering and financing of terrorism
  • Contribute to the promotion of the use of coherent and uniform terminologies in GIABA documents.
  • Ensure an efficient periodic reporting on activities implemented and results obtained to the Director  of Administration and Finance;
  • Ensure the timely revision of documents;
  • Identify changes, trends, inconsistencies and linguistic variations in the various areas of the terminology used in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism;
  • Conduct linguistic research and documentation of multi-lingual terminology publications (bulletins, glossaries, vocabularies, notes and related materials);
  • Ensure the maintenance and update of databases and linguistic terminology materials;
  • Efficiently use computer-assisted translation to deliver translation services as may be needed from time to time;
  • Undertake, independently, specific missions at the request of the Revisor
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned from time to time

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation from an accredited/ recognized University;
  • 5 years of experience in translation, revision and technical writing;
  • Proven knowledge of computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools;
  • Sound knowledge of the structure and content of language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, grammar and history.

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 to encourage, empower and advocate for people in an unbiased 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 with assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting on 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 take proactive remedial action as required.

Annual Salary
UA43,414.62 USD68,449.59 / UA50,354.45 USD79,449.26

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: b17translat@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Job Title: Legal Adviser

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Institution: Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money laundering and financing terrorism in West Africa (GIABA / ECOWAS)
Grade: P4
Status: Permanent
Directorate: Directorate Evaluation and Compliance
Division: Legal and Law Enforcement
Line Supervisor: Principal Officer, Legal And Law Enforcement Officer
Supervising: Legal Officers

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Principal Officer, Legal and Law Enforcement Officer, shall be responsible for following functions.

Role and Responsabilities

  • Supervise the Legal unit ;
  • Coordinate mutual evaluations of member States ;
  • Participate fully in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on sections of the mutual evaluation reports (MERs) covering relevant recommendations and immediate outcomes ;
  • Organize assessors training; pre-assessment training; training on FATF Standards and Methodology;
  • Analyze follow up reports by Member States;
  • Organize the GIABA Evaluation and Compliance Group meetings;
  • Undertake the identification, design and implementation of capacity building activities in the legal sector;
  • Organize capacity building activities on issues in Legal area for relevant stakeholders in Member States;
  • Assist in the development and revision AML/CFT legal framework at national and regional levels;
  • Participate in other capacity building activities organized by other units or divisions other than legal unit ;
  • Provide inputs into revision of FATF Standards; Methodology; Guidance and Best Practice papers; Universal ME Procedures; and GIABA ME Processes and Procedure and other instruments for the purpose of improving the AML/CFT compliance by Member States;
  • Participate in FATF working group and plenary meetings as part of GIABA delegation as at and when necessary;
  • Produce draft reports for GIABA Statutory meetings (TC/Plenary; GMC and any other fora);
  • Provide the inputs into GIABA Annual reports, Strategic Plans; Annual Work Plan or any other relevant publications of GIABA and/or Members of the AML/CFT Global Network;
  • Participate in the mutual evaluations and training activities by other assessment bodies either as an expert or delegate as the case may be;
  • Participate in the technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of legal issues relating to AML/CFT compliance;
  • Serve as part of the in-house legal team to GIABA Secretariat;
  • Serve as a Member of designated committees of GIABA Secretariat as maybe assigned from time to time;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or commercial law from a recognized university;
  • 7 years progressively responsible experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an intergovernmental organization or private consultancy firm is desirable;
  • Knowledge of  international law; ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions;
  • Knowledge of legal issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of international organizations;
  • Proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, or legal submissions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competencies:

  • Ability to get groups to work together cooperatively, by enlisting active involvement, creating a climate for respect and openness, and applying effective techniques for group facilitation, explore their potentials, motivate  and guide them;
  • Organize and lead cross-divisional workgroup in developing creative solutions to address problems and or lead a small group of entry-level professionals and administrative support staff;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Develop on-the-job training techniques paired with excellent coaching and mentoring skills; knowledge of new staff orientation approaches to facilitate understanding of the position and organization;
  • Ability to assign work to direct reports and provide timely and consistent feedback regarding technical proficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ability to represent the organization effectively before external parties.
  • Ability to consider the impact of a shift in programmatic direction to the needs of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to promote and consider staff feedback to streamline processes in order to meet deadlines of relevance to client expectations;
  • Ability to consistently maintain composure and direction in high- pressure situations;
  • Develop problem-solving, mediation and conflict resolution skills to address discrepancies, complaints, bottlenecks, time constraints affecting quality and quantity of client services;
  • Ability to anticipate growing client needs and expectations to continuously improve quality, timelines, service delivery and addressing client questions in a timely manner;
  • Ability to communicate openly with clients, keeping them informed of progress and issues requiring attention/resolutions;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to implement programmatic changes in a manner that ensures a biased-free work environment, fair and equitable application to new rules/regulations;
  • Experience and ability to adhere to policies, goals, objectives, and principles of valuing diversity in performing everyday duties and responsibilities; promoting/modeling behaviors that demonstrate tolerance and understanding of various cultures;
  • 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 to build value from leveraging diverse capabilities and inputs from various cultures, staff and clients;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to seek out best practices to make organizational decisions of relevance to diversity management, ensuring that project and program activities identify vulnerable areas and contain systemic checks.
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions and how the different organs relate to each other, particularly as it relates to own work sector/programs;
  •  Knowledge of approaches to policy and program development of  an international organization as well as project management ;
  • Knowledge of the rules, processes and procedures of an international organization, of pertinence to tasks related to own position;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • Creativity and flexibility to deviate from traditional methods in developing new procedures, processes and tools, using technology to simplify methods and approaches whenever possible;
  • Ability to reevaluate current procedures and suggest improvements to ensure an effective, streamlined process;
  • Ability to gather and summarize information to predict stakeholder views on a new policy/programmes; and excellent analytical skills to assess external policies and trends when reviewing policy/programme options, pros, cons and recommendations;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information gathered from a variety of external and internal sources and disseminate it to others in a logical manner;
  • Ability to apply appropriate methodology to discover or identify policy issues and resource concerns.
  • Ability to evaluate, incorporate, and communicate the latest developments in specialty area using institution/agency guidelines and criteria;
  • Develop interpersonal, negotiation, networking and presentation skills with proven abilities to influence, explain complex information and demonstrate empathy and open-mindedness;
  • Ability to demonstrate operational proficiency in the use of computer in communicating using technology tools;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both written and verbal expressions;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst  team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of any additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of internal planning cycles and ability to contribute to the development and to implement Community-wide or institution policy by determining target audience, building coalitions with the appropriate population, and monitor progress;
  • Ability to consider external circumstances, factors and trends when organizing project activities to ensure the best outcomes;
  • Ability to review process outcomes, correspondence, reports, and policy documents to develop achievable plans;
  • Ability to conduct meetings with staff, stakeholders, colleagues and others to ascertain  organizational  program and/or project needs, making adjustments to plans and activities accordingly;
  • Ability to adjust project plans based on input from staff and stakeholders and/or ability to design and implement guidelines, tools and templates to accommodate new or revised programmes and services.

Annual Salary
UA50,354.45 - USD 79,449.26

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: b17legalofficer@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Job Title: Information Manager

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Institution: GIABA (ECOWAS)
Status: Permanent
Grade: P3/P4
Department: Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
Directorate: Director-General
Division: Communication & Advocacy
Line Supervisor: Communication & Advocacy Officer

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Communication & Advocacy, the incumbent shall manage and maintain the Information Centre. He/She shall also be responsible for managing sensitisation and public outreach activities in French and Portuguese speaking GIABA member States.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage the Information Centre;
  • Effectively supervise the staff under him/her;
  • Develop and implement sensitisation and public outreach  programs and activities in the countries under his/her responsibilities;
  • Monitor and report on media activies as it relates to the work of GIABA on contiuous basis;
  • Maintain an eLearning training centre and deliver online training to relevant stakeholders;
  • Undertake advocacy activities and facilitate the advocacy activities of the Director-General;
  • Establish and maintain partnership with government agencies, professional bodies, academia, students, private sector, the media and other civil society bodies in support of GIABA’s AML/CFT activities;
  • Ensure wide media coverage for GIABA activities;
  • Maintain a physical library to serve AML/CFT reference centre;
  • Support the academia, students and other researchers conducting studies on ML/TF and AML/CFT;
  • Contribute to reports and other publications of GIABA;
  • Ensure the planning, coordination and control of activities of the Communication and Advocacy Unit;
  • Ensure internal and external visibility of the actions and results of the Centre and, for this purpose, produce periodicals, bulletins, newsletters, etc. as required;
  • Organise press engagements, from time to time, to disseminate strategic information and GIABA products;
  • Support the organisation of media events of the Director-General and delegated staff;
  • Assist with the communication, sensitisation and outreach needs of program activities;
  • Support the maintenance of the GIABA website;
  • Develop IEC materials for different target groups for production and distribution at different fora;
  • Maintain a database of various stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain social media and other network platforms;
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a befitting image for the institution;
  • Support events planning as may be required from time to time;
  • Contribute to the speeches of the Director-General;
  • Support GIABA national correspondents to enhance their communication strategy and outreach;
  • Periodical reporting to the line supervisor on activities implemented and the results obtained;
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Relations, Mass Communication or related any field from a recognized University;
  • 5 years responsible experience in journalism, strategic communications, public information or international relations;
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of strategy and guidelines for internal communications and the production of innovative platforms for the promotion of internal communication in ECOWAS;
  • Proven knowledge of communication, information and public relations and the ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships.

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 instil 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 and colleagues 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  customer service standards;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • 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 unbiased 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
UA45,511.85 USD71,808.60  /  UA53,235.34  USD83,994.71

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: b17infoman@ecowas.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Application Deadline 19th November, 2020.


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