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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 25, 2019
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  • Welcome to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Established on May 28 1975 via the treaty of Lagos, ECOWAS is a 15-member regional group with a mandate of promoting economic integration in all fields of activity of the constituting countries. Member countries making up ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’ Ivoire, Th...
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    Programme Coordinator

    Vacancy code: GOPA/PARCI/MBB/PROCO/2019101
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Job category: Professional
    Department/office: ECOWAS, Dept. of External Relations
    Contract type: Consultant

    Details

    • EU Support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants.

    Background Information
    The ECOWAS Commission adopted in December 2016 the Regulation PC/REX.4/12/16 establishing a Regional European Development Fund (EDF) Cell within the ECOWAS Commission to support the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO). The main objective of the Cell is the facilitation of project programming and preparation, coordination of activities with the different stakeholders, information, communication and training.

    The role of the cell is to provide support to the RAO on the following:

    • Identification, formulation, programming and coordination of the implementation of EU funded programmes;
    • Monitoring and evaluation and audits of the EU funded programmes;
    • Coordination among the ECOWAS departments involved in the implementation of the EU funded activities;;
    • Dialogue with the EU, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ECOWAS Member States, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the EU funded programmes;
    • Support the preparation of meetings of the EU funded programmes governance bodies, including the Technical Working Group (TWG/GTT) and the Strategic Orientation Committee (SOC/COS) meetings;
    • Follow up and monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Strategic Orientation Committee;
    • Training to ensure the reinforcement of the capacities in the domains of programming, identification and formulation, implementation and financial & contractual management of EU funded programmes.
    • Development of information systems as well as other systems for monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of the programmes at contributing to the efficiency of the cooperation, improvement of the results, easing the information flows among stakeholders.

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure efficient monitoring of the EU funded projects, in coordination with the WAEMU Commission and in the context of improved coherence with other partners’ interventions.
    • Support of coordination and policy dialogue such as policy dialogue, TWG/GTT and SOC/COS meetings with the EU, and conduct of periodic high-level coordination meetings with EU and implementing partners.
    • Participate/follow up in the coordination of activities of the EU funded programmes at the national level with the office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) of the Member States in close collaboration with the ECOWAS implementing directorates.
    • Contribute to capacity building through training and advisory support.
    • Lead and coordinate the activities of the Cell ensuring the supervision of the staff of the cell and the timely delivery of high quality outputs.

    Qualification and Skills

    • Advance degree in Project Management, Law, Economics, Business, Development Studies, Engineering or related disciplines
    • 10 years’ experience as Team Leader or Project Manager
    • Deep knowledge of EU funding instruments (PRAG).
    • Deep knowledge of EDF programmes and procedures.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
    • Proven strong reporting skills.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and at least one of the other two official ECOWAS languages (French or Portuguese).

    General Professional experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in international development sector.
    • At least 5 years of experience working in West Africa Region.

    Specific Professional experience:

    • Experience as team leader/project manager in an international cooperation programme/project funded by an international partner such as EU, USAID, World Bank, AfDB, DANIDA etc. for a period of more than one year.
    • Experience in managing internationally funded programmes/projects.

    Conditions of Employment
    ECOWAS Member State Citizenship is required.



    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV to: pco.parci@gmail.com with the position applied for as subject of the email.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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