ECOWAS Recruitment 2023 Application (5 Positions)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established on May 28, 1975, with the aim of promoting economic cooperation and integration among its member states in West Africa. Originally composed of 15 countries, ECOWAS now includes 15 member states, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Gambia. Over the years, ECOWAS has worked towards regional integration, peace, stability, and economic development through various initiatives such as the establishment of a common market, free movement of people and goods, and regional peacekeeping efforts.

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recently declared its recruitment drive for five vacant positions. They ( ECOWAS Recruitment 2023 Application) are as follows:

Programme Assistant

Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Category: ECOWAS National Volunteer (with Supervisory duties)
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)
Deadline for Application: 15th June 2023

Required Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, project management, economics, international
relations, or any other appropriate diploma, with at least 3 years of professional experience.
Key cores competencies:

  • Mastery of the project life cycle;
  • Be results based management oriented;
  • Good writing and research skills, sense of analysis and synthesis;
  • Ease in communication and contact with the target audience;
  • Predisposition to work in networks and good knowledge of networking;
  • Have good organizational skills;
  • Good knowledge of human resources and data management;
  • Be proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Have good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Have interpersonal skills.
    Additional skills must include:
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
    Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset.
    Language Requirements:
  • Perfect command of the English or French language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese will be considered an asset / advantage
  • Support the implementation of the visibility and communication strategy;
  • Scan documents, compile relevant data and information from different sources and the
    Internet;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experience and submit for EVP publications/websites,
    newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Perform duties such as photocopying, collection and distribution of incoming mail,
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Composition of Application:
Applications must include:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the Director, EYSDC, Ouagadougou,
    Burkina Faso;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates (originals or certified true copies will be
    required for sighting before deployment);
  • Copy of international passport or National Identity Card
  • A police clearance certificate of less than three months (will be required before assumption
    of duty).
    Submission of Applications:
    Applications must be submitted no later than 15th June 2023, via email to the address:
    eysdc.nevprogramassistant@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title:
    Application for the Post of EVP Programme Assistant on the subject line.
    To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:
  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single

Communication and Visibility Specialist


Duty Station: Abuja, Republic of Nigeria
Category: International ECOWAS Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1
st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)
Deadline for Application: 15th June 2023
II. Preamble
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Required Qualifications and Experience:

CategoryInformation
Education/DegreesMaster of Science/Master Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication related fields
Qualifications/SkillsJournalistic writing, Classic and electronic media, Report writing, Content generation, Social Media: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Experience3 years minimum
Other conditionsImmediately available, In good health, Full physical mobility, Able to undertake field missions, Ability to work under pressure, Ability to speak, listen, analyze, make synthesis, Multicultural environment
SoftwareMicrosoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet tools, Publishing tools, Infographics
ValuesProfessionalism – Probity – Human values
AttitudeWinning mindset, Optimistic, Results-focused, Volunteerism mind, Client approach

itional skills must include:

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Good computer skills and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
    Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset.
    Language Requirements:
  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be
    considered an asset / advantage
    Composition of Application:
    Applications must include:
  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the Director, EYSDC, Ouagadougou,
    Burkina Faso;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates (originals or certified true copies will be
  • required for sighting before deployment);
  • Copy of international passport or National Identity Card
  • A police clearance certificate of less than three months (will be required before assumption
    of duty).

Submission of Applications:


Applications must be submitted no later than 15th June 2023, via email to the address:
epf.ievcommunication@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title: Application
for the Post of Communication and Visibility Specialist on the subject line.
To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:

  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single PDF document,
  • Meet the deadline mentioned above.

Computer Information Technology Specialist

Duty Station: Abuja, Republic of Nigeria
Category: International ECOWAS Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1
st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)
Deadline for Application: 15th June 2023

Required Qualifications and Experience:

CategoryInformation
Education/DegreesBachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields
Qualifications/SkillsIT Certification, Programming language, Development of applications and websites, Webmaster, Network Administration/Internet security, Social Media: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., IT support (Hardwares & Softwares), Project Monitoring & Evaluation is an advantage
Experience2 years minimum
Other conditionsImmediately available, In good health, Full physical mobility, Able to undertake field missions, Ability to work under pressure, Ability to speak, listen, analyze, make synthesis, Multicultural environment
SoftwareProgramming language: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, etc., Mastery of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet tools/Data Science/Database/Statistical softwares
ValuesProfessionalism – Probity – Human values
AttitudeWinning mindset, Optimistic, Results-focused, Volunteerism mind, Client approach

Additional skills must include:

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Good computer skills and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
    Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset.
    Language Requirements:
  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be
    considered an asset / advantage
    Composition of Application:
    Applications must include:
  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the Director, EYSDC, Ouagadougou,
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates (originals or certified true copies will be
    required for sighting before deployment);
  • Copy of international passport or National Identity Card
  • A police clearance certificate of less than three months (will be required before assumption
    of duty).

Submission of Applications:


Applications must be submitted no later than 15th June 2023, via email to the address:
epf.ievcomputerit@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title: Application for
the Post of Computer Information Technology Specialist on the subject line.
To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:

  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single PDF document,
  • Meet the deadline mentioned above.

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Youth Programme Specialist

Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   

Category: International ECOWAS Volunteer

Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position

Expected start date: 1st July 2023

Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Deadline for Application: 15th June 2023

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education:

A minimum of Bachelors’ degree in the Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, Youth or related discipline.

Experience:

At least 3 years of professional experience in project management, youth coaching or youth programme organisation and management, international development, or any other related field.

Key Competences:

  • Good understanding and mastery of youth issues and of youth empowerment
  • Good knowledge of the socio-economic situation of the ECOWAS region
  • Good editorial and research skills
  • Good analytical and composition skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to connect with target public
  • Inclination to network and good knowledge of networking
  • Takes initiatives to finance youth-related projects
  • Good organisational skills ; 
  • Proactive and enterprising (takes initiative)
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent skills in the field of research, management and project development
  • Experience working with a regional or international organization would be an advantage.

Additional skills must include:

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team 
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation

Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English or French language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese will be considered an asset / advantage

Composition of Application:

Applications must include:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the Director, EYSDC, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates (originals or certified true copies will be required for sighting before deployment);
  • Copy of international passport or National Identity Card
  • A police clearance certificate of less than three months (will be required before assumption of duty).

Submission of Applications:

Applications must be submitted no later than 15th June 2023, via email to the address: eysdc.ievyouthspecialist@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title: Application for the Post of Youth Programme Specialist on the subject line. 

To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:

  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single PDF document,
  • Meet the deadline mentioned above. WHO is also recruiting

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso
Category: International ECOWAS Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1
st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)
Deadline for Application: 15th June 2023
II. Preamble
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Education:

  • A university degree in social sciences, Economics, Statistics or in any other relevant course.
    Experience:
    5 years of relevant experience in coordination, monitoring and evaluation of development
    programmes at the national or international level. Possession of a master’s degree will reduce the
    required number of years of professional experience to 3 years.
    Core competences:
  • A good knowledge of ICT as a source of knowledge and networking
  • Good analytical and brief drafting skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a team
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Experience in research is an asset;
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good computer skills and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with a regional or international organization would be an advantage.
    Additional skills must include:
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
    Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset.
    Language Requirements:
  • Perfect command of the English and French languages (written and oral) is mandatory.

Composition of Application:
Applications must include:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the Director, EYSDC, Ouagadougou,
    Burkina Faso;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates (originals or certified true copies will be
    required for sighting before deployment);
  • Copy of international passport or National Identity Card
  • A police clearance certificate of less than three months (will be required before assumption
    of duty).
    Submission of Applications:
    Applications must be submitted no later than 15th June 2023, via email to the address:
    eysdc.ievmonitoringevaluation@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title:
    Application for the Post of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist on the subject line.
    To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:
  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single PDF document,
  • Meet the deadline mentioned above.
    V. Conditions of Service
    An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a monthly Volunteer

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