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Ongoing recruitment at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)


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: Consular Officer
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3 / P4
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference And Protocol
Division: Protocol
Line Supervisor: Principal Protocol Officer
Slot: 2 Openings

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer Protocol, the incumbent will provide day-to-day protocol support services with issuing visas, resident permits resolving challenges and ensuring the smooth delivery of services whilst providing needed support to the Principal Protocol Officer.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate liaison between the Commission and the host Government counterparts as well as the diplomatic community.
  • Undertake protocol activities of the Protocol Division in the Commission and provide protocol services and advice to the Commission, its staff and guests;
  • Delivers consular and passport services to the Staff of the Commission, including responses to client enquiries with requests for information and forms
  • Process passport applications and conduct personal interviews
  • Perform security checks and follow procedures for centralised passport operations
  • Maintain passport databases for the Commission’s staff
  • Update schedule of fees and printed instructions as required
  • Maintain stock levels of all passport related materials including application forms, travel documents and laminates
  • Manage consular cases, update and maintain consular case records, including welfare, whereabouts, repatriations, visa refusals and denials.
  • Communicate and co-ordinate with hospitals, police, lawyers, social services, airlines, government and non-government authorities and other contacts as required
  • Execute notarial acts using ECOWAS guidelines
  • Organise and execute accreditation of diplomats and heads of missions as well as multilateral organizations that partner with the commission.
  • Coordinate and provide protocol services during the ECOWAS Statutory and technical meetings and important events organised by the Commission or those being held under its auspices;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Social sciences from a recognised University;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in protocol, travels, tourism, hospitality or any related area;
  • knowledge of accepted norms, rules and customs of international diplomatic protocols, including practices developed within ECOWAS system or similar international organisations;
  • knowledge of diplomatic and travel services in a governmental or international organisation including experience in developing constructive working relationships with host governments;
  • Proven experience in the organisation of international conferences/events;
  • knowledge of accepted norms, rules and customs of international travel logistics, including practices developed within international organisations;
  • knowledge of the airline industry, travel planning in a governmental or international organisation including experience in developing constructive working 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 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 organisational 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 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 unbias 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 workgoals;
  •  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

  • P3: UA49,106.81, USD77480.72
  • P4: UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information

Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Translator (French A, English C, Portuguese C)

Location: Abuja
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P4
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Language Coordination
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator, the incumbent shall be responsible for translating, from Portuguese and English into French, a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondences.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translates a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondence, etc;
  • Performs the terminological and conceptual research required in order to produce high-quality translations of scientific, technical, legal, and administrative texts;
  • Translates and self-revises from texts of considerable difficulty, using computer assisted translation tools were possible;
  • Assists in providing support for terminology and style; respond to queries about terminology, nomenclature, translation, and writing posed by staff; conducts linguistic research and assist in the maintenance of glossaries;
  • Contributes to the establishment of accurate terminology and to promote the terminology data base;
  • Assists in review of external translators for the ECOWAS roster;
  • Provides translation support in emergencies, including working under tight deadlines and quick turnaround of translated documents;
  • Provides feedback for machine translation dictionaries;
  • Participates in professional forums, conferences and seminars; shares knowledge and practices with translators of other international organizations; keeps abreast of specialized terminology and best translation practices;
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Translation from an accredited/recognized University.
  • 7 years of experience in translation and revision (at least 2 of which should have been revision experience), and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • A master’s degree in Translation will be an added advantage.

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 work group 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, bottle necks, 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 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 an 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
UA56,591.37,USD89,289.87

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information

Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Revisor (Portuguese)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference And Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, in accordance with professional standards, revise texts translated by in-house and independent translators, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality of texts and application of ECOWAS jargon.
  • She/he supervises the relevant language section and may also translate a variety of often complex, confidential, urgent, and important texts intended for different audiences. Facilitates the setting-up and updating of terminology databases and on request, provides advice on language usage.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Revises translations dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature;
  • Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, confidential, complex or technical nature;
  • Plans, co-ordinates and supervises the daily, medium- and long-term work of their translation section;
  • Supervises the weekly maintenance of the translation log;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, French C or English C. (ability to translate into B language is an advantage);
  • Allocates work to staff, assigns staff to particular translation or revision duties;
  • Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation section concerned and assists the Language Coordinator in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division;
  • Assists the Language Coordinator in monitoring the quality of in-house and outsourced translations;
  • Regularly provides feedback on in-house and outsourced translations;
  • Guides, counsels and trains or supervises the training of translators and trainee revisers, evaluates their performance and promotes the best use of their skills and experience;
  • Keeps abreast of language industry trends especially technological advances useful to the work of the Division;
  • Performs other related duties as required;
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary.

Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Translation from a recognized university / institution;
  • 10 years of experience in translation (at least four of which should have been revision experience);
  • Demonstrated experience in use of relevant computer assisted translation software/tools;
  • Exhibits highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information and to conduct complex research;
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of the third language of ECOWAS is an advantage.

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 organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • Language Combination: Portuguese A, French C or English C. (ability to translate into B language is an 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 implement rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs (e.g. management indicators, project milestones, program results, processing targets);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary

  • UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information

Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Revisor (English)

Location: Abuja
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P5
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Language
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

  • The incumbent shall, revise from French into English, texts and translations, in accordance with professional standards, translated by in-house and independent translators, ensuring high linguistic and terminological quality of texts and application of ECOWAS jargon.
  • S/he supervises the relevant language section and may also translate a variety of often complex, confidential, urgent, and important texts intended for different audiences.
  • Facilitates the setting-up and updating of terminology databases and on request, provides advice on language usage.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Revises translations dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature
  • Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, confidential, complex or technical nature
  • Plans, co-ordinates and supervises the daily, medium- and long-term work of their translation section;
  • Language Combination: English A, French C and/or Portuguese C. (ability to translate into B Language is an advantage).
  • Supervises the weekly maintenance of the translation log
  • Allocates work to staff, assigns staff to particular translation or revision duties
  • Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation section concerned and assists the Language Coordinator in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the entire Division
  • Assists the Language Coordinator in monitoring the quality of in-house and outsourced translations
  • Regularly provides feedback on in-house and outsourced translations
  • Guides, counsels and trains or supervises the training of translators and trainee revisers, evaluates their performance and promotes the best use of their skills and experience
  • Keeps abreast of language industry trends especially technological advances useful to the work of the Division
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Participates in recruitment exercises where necessary

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Translation from a recognised university / institution;
  • 10 years of experience in translation (at least four of which should have been revision experience)
  • Demonstrated experience in use of relevant computer assisted translation software/tools
  • Exhibits highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text
  • Ability to maintain highest standard of confidentiality
  • knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use wide variety of information and to conduct complex research
  • A perfect command of the target language and an excellent knowledge of the source language. Good knowledge of the third language of ECOWAS is an advantage.

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 organize teamwork to encourage cooperation in order 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 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 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

Knowledge of ECOWAS:

  • 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;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;
  • 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 implement rigorous monitoring, and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs (e.g. management indicators, project milestones, program results, processing targets);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Annual Salary
UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information

Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Translator (French A, English C)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Slots: 2
Grade: P4
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Language Coordination
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview
Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator, the incumbent shall be responsible for translating, from English into French, a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondences.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translates a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondence, etc;
  • Performs the terminological and conceptual research required in order to produce high-quality translations of scientific, technical, legal, and administrative texts;
  • Translates and self-revises from texts of considerable difficulty, using computer assisted translation tools were possible;
  • Assists in providing support for terminology and style; respond to queries about terminology, nomenclature, translation, and writing posed by staff; conducts linguistic research and assist in the maintenance of glossaries;
  • Contributes to the establishment of accurate terminology and to promote the terminology data base;
  • Assists in review of external translators for the ECOWAS roster;
  • Provides translation support in emergencies, including working under tight deadlines and quick turnaround of translated documents;
  • Provides feedback for machine translation dictionaries;
  • Participates in professional forums, conferences and seminars; shares knowledge and practices with translators of other international organizations; keeps abreast of specialized terminology and best translation practices;
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in translation from an accredited/recognized University.
  • 7 years of experience in translation and revision (at least 1 of which should have been self- revision experience), and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • A master’s degree in Translation will be an added advantage.

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 work group 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, bottle necks, 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 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 an 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   

  • UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

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Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Translator (Portuguese A, French C, English C)

Location: Abuja
Slot: 4 Openings
Institution: Ecowas Commission
Grade: P4
Status: Permanent
Department: General Administration And Conference
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Division: Language Coordination
Line Supervisor: Language Coordinator

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator, the incumbent shall be responsible for translating, from Portuguese and English into French, a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondences.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Translates a wide variety of texts documents for ECOWAS conferences and meetings, working papers, scientific articles, speeches, programme statements, web materials, reports, correspondence, etc;
  • Performs the terminological and conceptual research required in order to produce high-quality translations of scientific, technical, legal, and administrative texts;
  • Translates and self-revises from texts of considerable difficulty, using computer assisted translation tools were possible;
  • Assists in providing support for terminology and style; respond to queries about terminology, nomenclature, translation, and writing posed by staff; conducts linguistic research and assist in the maintenance of glossaries;
  • Contributes to the establishment of accurate terminology and to promote the terminology data base;
  • Assists in review of external translators for the ECOWAS roster;
  • Provides translation support in emergencies, including working under tight deadlines and quick turnaround of translated documents;
  • Provides feedback for machine translation dictionaries;
  • Participates in professional forums, conferences and seminars; shares knowledge and practices with translators of other international organizations; keeps abreast of specialized terminology and best translation practices;
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Translation from an accredited/recognized University.
  • 7 years of experience in translation and revision (at least 2 of which should have been revision experience), and use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills; highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the style and nuances of the original text;
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools, machine translation tools and on-screen editing tools.
  • A master’s degree in Translation will be an added advantage.

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 work group 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, bottle necks, 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 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 an 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
UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below, fill it out correctly; attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Motivation Letter and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information

Application Deadline  13th September, 2020.