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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.

ECOWAS Job Portal

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Job Title: Security Consultant

Location: Abuja
Description

  • The provision of safe and secured working environment for staff of ECOWAS is of paramount concern
  • In the face of growing security needs and challenges, the ECOWAS Commission is in the process of upgrading its safety and security environments and therefore needs a Consultant to provide expert safety and security guidance, support as well as related services to the ECOWAS Commission (and as needed, other ECOWAS Institutions) in establishing a highly robust and further improved safety and security environments.

Duration

  • The consultancy is for a period of 12 months and the selected Consultant will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant shall collaborate with the Security Unit and other relevant stakeholders at the Commission to perform the following for the ECOWAS Commission and, where applicable, for other ECOWAS Institutions:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments / studies on security infrastructure and operations as well as workplace safety.
  • Develop and guide the adoption of appropriate safety and security policies and standards, as well as standard operating procedures (SOPs), tools and templates for the effective implementation of developed policies and standards.
  • Draft and guide the approval as well as the implementation of a comprehensive proposal for the harmonization of safety and security for ECOWAS as a whole.
  • Contribute to the overall management of safety and security, including but not limited to the production of plans and budgets; participation in security threat assessment and the production of regular security advisories; as well as the organization of regular meetings on safety and security.
  • Guide the implementation of the “Security Management” project and ensure that its objectives are fully attained.
  • Draft proposals for overall safety and security improvements
  • Provide expert guidance, advice and support in terms of overall safety and security
  • Provide guidance and lead efforts to create a safe work environment, as well as develop and implement safety training and awareness activities for all staff
  • Design, develop and implement capacity building activities (including training, seminars, lectures) for both security staff and the general staff population.
  • Perform all other duties on safety and security as may be required.

Qualifications
The qualifications of the Consultant should include, among others:

  • Must possess a Master’s Degree or higher in Police Science, Criminology or Criminal Justice, Military Science, Security Management or closely related area of studies
  • Must have at least 15 years of practical experience in Policing or security in the public sector or with International Organization
  • Of the 15 years mentioned above, at least 5 years must have been at managerial level(s)
  • Must have successfully completed formal training as a Police or Military Officer
  • Must have served as an active duty Police Officer or Military personnel for at least 4 years.
  • Must be trained and licensed to operate fire arm.
  • Must have practical experience in deploying and managing modern security systems and technology
  • Must demonstrate strong abilities to conduct investigations, security analysis and evaluations and solve intricate security problems
  • Must be an effective communicator (both verbal and written).
  • Must be proficient in producing and presenting security reports and briefings using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint Presentations,
  • Must speak and write fluent English and prove that she/he can successfully work in an environment where French and Portuguese are spoken

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2019 by 11.00 a.m. (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their “Expressions of Interest (EOIs)” which must be delivered in sealed envelopes (1 signed Original and 3 Copies) in English, French or Portuguese and clearly marked “Recruitment of an Individual Security Consultant”, and in person or by registered mail to:
Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Division,
First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District,
P.M.B. 401, Abuja,
Nigeria.


2. Job Title: Consultant (Firm) to Establish the Integrated Conference Information Management System (ICIMS)

Location: Abuja
Source of Funding: ECOWAS Budget
Type: Expressions of Interest
Description

  • The ECOWAS Commission has embarked on a project to technologically modernize its Conference and Protocol Services. In so doing, the Commission has allocated resources for the establishment of an online integrated Conference Information Management System (ICIMS).
  • Therefore, the ECOWAS Commission intends to hire the services of an experienced Information Systems / Technology Development company (not an individual) to develop the ICIMS for the ECOWAS Commission.

Duration:

  • The consultancy is for a period of 12 months and the selected Consultant will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters

Qualifications

  • The ECOWAS Commission invites Consulting Firms specialized in Integrated Conference Information Management System (ICIMS) to submit their candidacy for the services described above. Interested, eligible and qualified consulting firms must provide full information on their qualifications and experience, demonstrating that they are qualified and experienced in providing similar services.

The criteria for shortlisting Companies are as follows:

  • Must possess verifiable experience, as a company, developing similar systems and must be able to demonstrate through presentation of concrete evidence, similar systems developed for national or international civil service organizations
  • Must have dedicated and qualified personnel for this project. Dedicated personnel must at the minimum include: IT Project Manager, Systems Designer, Online Systems Developer and/or Database Engineer – with verifiable credentials;
  • Must have experience developing web systems that integrate with SAP ERP system, Open Text’s Live Link, Computer Assisted Translation System based on Trados, Microsoft SharePoint and other Microsoft Productivity Applications, as well as 3rd Party Events Management Systems such as “Event Brite”.
  • System must be developed such that its management can be handled by non-technical personnel. For example, content updates should be as simple as filling text templates rather than coding.
  • Demonstrate capacity to communicate; analyse; evaluate and produce reports in the three (3) ECOWAS Official Languages (English; French and Portuguese) as the ICIMS must be available in the three (3) official languages of ECOWAS: English, French and Portuguese. Users should be able to change their language settings

Note: In addressing the above listed criteria, Companies/firms must provide tangible evidence and detailed references for all claims made in terms of experience and capabilities, similar assignments, etc. Each reference provided should be summarized on a project sheet, and will be considered and accepted only if the candidate attaches supporting documents indicating the contact information of the contracting authorities so as to facilitate verification of the information provided, covering excerpts of contract (inner cover page; page with the signatures and the Terms of Reference) along with attestation(s) of good performance of each contract presented.

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2019 by 11.00 a.m. (GMT+1), Nigerian Time.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their “Expressions of Interest (EOIs)” which must be delivered in sealed envelopes (1 signed Original and 3 Copies) in English, French or Portuguese and clearly marked “Selection of a Company/Firm to Establish the Integrated Conference Information Management System (ICIMS)”, and in person or by registered mail to:
Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Division,
First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District,
Abuja – Nigeria.


3. Job Title: Principal Procurement Officer (PPO) – P5

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

Role Overview

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

Supervising:

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

Role And Responsibilities

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

Academic Qualifications And Experience
Education:

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

Experience:

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

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42.

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]
Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)
Click here for more Information


4. Job Title: Principal Officer, Legal and Law Enforcement – P5

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

Role Overview

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

Supervising:

  • Legal Officers (3)
  • Law Enforcement Officer

Role And Responsibilities

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

Academic Qualifications And Experience

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

Age Limit:

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

Ecowas Key Competences:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of international best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Ability to use ECOWAS rules and procedures to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Computer literate and proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT), including the use of analytical databases;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA 57,772.51 USD 91,153.46.

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]
Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)
Click here for more Information


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

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

Role Overview

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

Roles And Responsabilities

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

Academic Qualifications And Experience

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

Age Limit:

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

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;
  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;
  • Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;
  • Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;
  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;
  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;
  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;
  • Knowledge of international best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;
  • Ability to use ECOWAS rules and procedures to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;
  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;
  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;
  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to  drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Computer literate and proficiency in   information communication technologies(ICT), including the use of analytical databases;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;
  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;
  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA 57,772.51 –  USD 91,153.46

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected]
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Note:

  • The selection will be done on the basis of a comparison of Curricula Vitae and interviews and the selected Consultant will be invited for negotiation prior to the conclusion and signing of the Contract Agreement. (Selection method: Individual Consultant)
  • The selected Consultant will be expected to submit all required reports in English or French or Portuguese.
  • Interested consulting firms can obtain further information at the address above during working days (Monday to Friday) and hours of the ECOWAS Commission from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1 or by e-mail to the following addresses: [email protected] , [email protected] ; [email protected]
  • The attention of interested Consultants is particularly drawn to Article 117 of the ECOWAS Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 118 of the ECOWAS Procurement Code.
  • The ECOWAS Tender Box is located in the address above
  • Electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.

Application Instruction

  • The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Consultants (Individual) to indicate their interests in providing these services. The interested Consultants must provide all information supporting their qualification to perform the services (Kindly attach detailed Curriculum Vitae that highlights the following: Curriculum and Certificates; Past Experiences of similar jobs over the past ten (10) years; Computer knowledge; knowledge of the subject matter; knowledge of the area; language and any other information useful for the accomplishment of this assignment).
  • Please note that if individual Consultants are proposed by firms, only the experience and qualifications of the individuals shall be used in the selection process, their corporate experience shall not be taken into account, and the contract, if given, will be signed with the proposed individual.

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  1. Godwin Iji says:

    Dear team,
    I’m interested in latest ECOWAS job openings for experienced hire. Kindly avail me your latest update to enable me submit my application.
    See my email address and phone number below.
    Thank you.

    [email protected]
    +234 802 554 7263

  2. kaase says:

    Any update on the Ecowas job

  3. Abdulwahab Mohammad Sani says:

    Please i want register for ECOWAS

  4. Abdulwahab Mohammad Sani says:

    [email protected]
    07063581615

  5. ramatu abdullahi says:

    Were waiting for appointment because we apply,thanks

  6. Musa Abubakar says:

    I have applied and i have filled one position among the 49 positions listed in the ECOWAS website, but up to now i did not hear anything on the recruitment, please can you let me know about it through my phone number or email below.
    08128787815,
    09023496341
    [email protected]
    Thank you for your quit understanding.

  7. Samuel says:

    Have applied for ECOWAS.. And I have not hear anything. Thank u sir

  8. chukwu udochukwu marcellinus says:

    The recruitment execerise is for Nigeria only.