Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies - Sept. 2017

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - 8 Vacancies - Sept 2017 - The ECOWAS is both regional  political and economic block in West Africa. The Commission is one of the eight Regional Economic Communities supporting the African Union to coordinate the implementation of continental and regional integration and development programmes in the West African region.

It is a regional grouping with 15 Member States in West Africa

ECOWAS is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions below:

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

(1) Accountant (Payables & Advances)

Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/001/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective

Reporting directly to the Principal Accountant (Accounts payable), the Accountant has a responsibility for the execution of financial policies and regulations in the area of Accounts Payable and other contract expenditure processing including payment of advances and update of related books of accounts for the ECOWAS Commission.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or equivalent qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience. Being a professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CA etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Experience with EU Pillar Assessment on Internal Control and Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Ability to operate standard Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access).
  • Good inter-personal skills and team working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers. Proven record of experience in multicultural environments will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion and with set deadlines.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key financial and managerial issues.

Language

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click to download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.int

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

(2) Accountant (Financial Reporting & Reconciliation


Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/002/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective


  • Reporting directly to the Principal Accountant (Reporting & Reconciliation), the Accountant has a responsibility for the execution of financial policies and regulations in the area of production of financial statements including Income & Expenditure statements, Balance Sheet and other reports as may be required by management.
  • Ensure all ledger reconciliations and maintain an up to date record of all accounts
  • Qualifications, Knowledge, skills and abilities Required
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or equivalent qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience. Being a professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CA etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Experience with EU Pillar Assessment on Internal Control and Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of Financial Reporting, Financial Statements Analysis, and Financial Control techniques.
  • Ability to operate standard Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
  • Good inter-personal skills and team working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers. Proven record of experience in multicultural environments will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion and with set deadlines.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key financial and managerial issues.

Language:

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.int

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

(3) Accountant (Receivables)


Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/003/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective:

  1. Reporting directly to the Senior Accountant (Receivables), the Accountant has a responsibility for the execution of financial policies and regulations relating to the recording of amounts due to the Commission and to follow up and regularize any advances due from staff and other debtors.

  1. The incumbent will be required to ensure all ledger reconciliations and maintain an up to date record of all accounts.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or equivalent qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience. Being a professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CA etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Experience with EU Pillar Assessment on Internal Control and Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Ability to operate standard Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
  • Good inter-personal skills and team working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers. Proven record of experience in multicultural environments will be an added advantage
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion and with set deadlines.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key financial and managerial issues.

Language:

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.
Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.int



(4) Accountant (Treasury Management)

Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/004/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective

  • Reporting directly to the Principal Accountant (Cash & Banks), the Accountant, Treasury Management has responsibility for an efficient and effective management of the Commission’s funds.
  • He should ensure that the Commission’s funds are managed and disbursed in accordance with the Financial Regulation of the ECOWAS Commission.
  • General Description
  • A major responsibility of this position is spent in analysing finances of the Commission and proposing strategies for cost reduction.
  • The Accountant (Treasury Management) oversees the organization’s investments. He also oversees financial operations such as lease financing if any, which includes analysing bid proposals, negotiating bid terms and determining how payments will work.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • In addition, the incumbent would spend time on the supervision of the work of his/her staff including providing solutions to cash management problems and other treasury problems as they arise from time to time.
  • Providing guidance, motivating and mentoring staff would be important to the success of this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or equivalent qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience. Being a professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CA etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Experience with EU Pillar Assessment on Internal Control and Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Ability to operate standard Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
  • Good inter-personal skills and team working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers. Proven record of experience in multicultural environments will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion and with set deadlines.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key financial and managerial issues.

Language:

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.
Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.in

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017

(5) Economist (Budget)

Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/005/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective@

Reporting directly to the Principal Accountant (Budget), the Economist has a responsibility for the execution of financial and budgeting policies and regulations in the area of Budget formulation, preparation, execution and monitoring for the ECOWAS Commission and Community.
General Description

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • At least A Bachelor's degree in Economics/Public Finance (or equivalent academic qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience.
  • Experience in resource mobilisation especially Customs operations will be an added advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with forecasting techniques and tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Previous experience in Budget-related activities will be a distinctive added value.
  • Good inter-personal skills and team working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial and managerial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key budgeting and managerial decisions.

Language:

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.int

(6) Economist (Donor Funds)


Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/006/2017
Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Finance
Grade: P3
Supervisor: Principal Accountant
Duration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Job Objective

  1. Reporting directly to Head of Donor Unit, the Economist (Donor Funds) has responsibility for assisting with the development of financial policies and the execution of these policies relating to the management of Donor funds.
  2. The incumbent shall also be responsible for the recording and reporting on all donor funds in accordance with respective agreements with such donors.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (or equivalent academic qualification) with additional 5 years of relevant record of professional experience. Basic accounting knowledge will be an advantage.
  • A higher degree will reduce the number of years of experience to three (3);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent) in one of the official languages of the ECOWAS Community (English, French and Portuguese). Good working knowledge of a second Community language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Experience with EU Pillar Assessment on Internal Control, Accounting, Procurement and Grants at both the Institution and programme and project levels will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of general aspects of financial management software and/or of at least one ERP software. Previous specific experience with SAP will be an asset.
  • Minimum of 2 years of previous work with donor funded projects (EU, WB, USAID, DFID, GIZ, etc.), and good knowledge of Donors’ accounting, disbursement and reporting procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of Programme and Project Reporting, Financial and Economic Analyses and Financial Control techniques.
  • Good inter-personal skills and team-working ability necessary to enable effective interaction in performing key financial activities of other team members and supervise their works, including peers.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to write high-quality reports.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion and with set deadlines.
  • Ability to make recommendations on key financial and managerial decisions.

Language:

Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 - USD 44,469.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – 8 Vacancies  - Sept. 2017


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to: ecorys@ecowas.int

(7) Bilingual Secretary

Reference: ECW-CDC/BSEC-G/2017
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Administration & Finance
Directorate: Administration & Finance
Grade: G5
Supervisor: Administration & Finance
Duration: Permanent

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Management of the Supervisor’s schedule: receive and welcome visitors; organise and manage appointments; keep the Supervisor’s timetable; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond; manage the Director’s diary and schedule;
  • Administrative management: organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; meeting room bookings; provide supplies to the office;
  • Management of mail: create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure archiving and filing of documents; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted to the Director for signature;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the superiors.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Vocational Training/Diploma or equivalent in Secretarial work or Administration;
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Excellent command of computer applications: MS-Office (Windows, Word, Excel, Internet);
  • Document and database management skills;
  • Sense of confidentiality;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • able to work under pressure in a multicultural environment;
  • organised and high sense of responsibility and relations;

Language:

Fluency (written and oral) in two of the official languages of ECOWAS: French, English and Portuguese. A working knowledge of a third ECOWAS language would be an advantage

Age:
The officer should not be over 50 years old at the point of recruitment

Annual Salary
USD USD 19,388 - USD 25,781.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" , fill the form and send it as an e-mail attachment along with their CV's to:  border@ecowas.int

Note: Locally-recruited Post ; candidates to this position should be legally resident in the Member State where the duty post is located, at the time of application.

(8) Program Officer, Cross Border Cooper

Job Ref # ECW/CHR/MR/3105/2017
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: PPO Free Movement & Tourism
Grade Level: P3
Department: Trade, Customs and Free Movement & Tourism
Directorate: Free Movement &Tourism
Duration: Contract

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Head of the Programme& Project, the incumbent is responsible for the surveillance of the border.
Minimum Requirements

Educational Qualification:

A Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration or related field;

Experience:

  • A minimum of  five (5)years of experience. A higher degree will reduce the number of years experience by two (2) years.
  • Experience with a regional , governmental, non-governmental or international organisation is desirable.

Language:

The candidate must be fluent in one of the official languages of ECOWAS namely, English,French and Portuguese. Working knowledge of another language will be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment to: border@ecowas.intwith their CV's.

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