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  • Posted on: 2 August, 2014 Deadline: 20 August, 2014
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  • Call for Experts - EU Support to ECOWAS Regional Peace, Security and Stability Mandate 

    Objectives of the project:

    The specific objective of the project is to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to execute its conflict-prevention and –resolution mandate in a sustainable way, notably by executing a shift from a reactive to a preventive mode in acquiring increased strategic, operational and management capacities. 

    Length of the project: 60 months
    Start Date: January 2015

    Team Leader – Change Management and Institutional Capacity Development:


    • Preferably a Master Degree in management, international relations of related subject
    • Leadership experience
    • At least 10 years working experience in capacity building for programme/project management, research and policy analysis at national and/or regional levels in the area of conflict prevention and resolution
    • Strengthening of implementation; preparation/facilitation of EU cooperation
    • Strong experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation, project planning, policy analysis or PCM
    • Experience in ACP countries, preferably in ECOWAS countries
    • Fluent French and English (and possibly Portuguese for Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde)

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    Conflict Prevention and Security Advisor


    • Must have a university degree in international relations, conflict resolution and security or other related subject
    • Minimum of 10 years proven experience in the area of monitoring  and evaluation, project planning, or policy analysis in conflict prevention and security
    • Minimum of 10 years proven experience in development cooperation in ECOW AS member states and a good knowledge of ECOWAS region
    • Previous experience with ECOWAS Commission would be an advantage
    • Good knowledge of institutional building would be an advantage as the technical assistance is required to assist in the articulation and drafting of programmes, terms of reference, identification of assistance needs and related activities
    • Fluency in the English and working knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset

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    EDF Processes, Policy development and Monitoring Advisor


    • Must have a university degree of at least four years in Economics, Law and Management or related subject
    • At least 10 years of work experience in the area of development at the planning and programming, and management of EDF resources
    • Comprehensive knowledge of EDF programming & project design, Annual Action Plan
    • Project Identification Fiches, Action Fiches, Financing Agreements & Contribution Agreements.
    • Prior experience of ECOW AS-EU cooperation, particularly in the implementation of EDF financed projects would be an advantage
    • At least ten years of professional experience in the management or in the implementation of donor funded projects
    • At least five years in an ECOW AS region

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    Budget and Finance Advisor


    • Must have a university degree of at least four years in Financial Accounting or Financial Management or related subject
    • The expert must have at least 10 years of work experience in the area of financial management or accounting at the planning, management or implementation level
    • The expert must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in Financial Management in a public institution
    • Knowledge and previous experience with EDF procedures and Sun Systems or equivalent accounting software support
    • Proven experience in developing and managing automated Financial Management Systems
    • Proven experience of strengthening organisations on adherence to the Financial Rules and Regulations

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    Human Resources and Administration Advisor


    • Must have a university degree of at least four years in Human Resources Management or Public Administration or Management or related subject
    • At least 10 years of work experience, up to senior level in the area of human resources management or public administration or management in a public organisation setting nationally, regionally or internationally
    • Working experience in managing the human resources management/public administration function including policy and strategy development and implementation
    • Prior experience in assessing training needs and in organising and implementing training programmes nationally, regionally or internationally would be an advantage
    • Previous experience in the ECOW AS region would be an advantage

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