ECOWAS Jobs in Abuja – Principal Program Officer, System Management and Planning

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Position: Principal Program Officer, System Management and Planning

Recruitment Agency/Company/Organization/Institute: ECOWAS Commission

Grade: P5

Annual Salary: UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

Duty Station: Abuja

Department: Office of the Vice President

Division: System Management and Planning

Line Supervisor: Director, Early Warning

Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Application Mode: Through Email

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Last date for apply: 10th November 2020


Job Role Overview:

The director, who oversees the early warning, will oversee the administrative and technical functions of the early warning system. The nature of early warning requires a broad understanding of human and nature-induced crises/conflicts and forms the basis of the multi-disciplinary work of profiles.


Job Role And Responsibilities:

  • Design of the Early Warning System and ensures its daily functionality and maintenance, which includes all components; i.e. equipment, hardware, software, databases, and users throughout the network;
  • Conceptualize, designing and planning early warning strategies and methodologies;
  • Organize work across the network (Headquarters, National Mechanisms, Continental early Warning System);
  • Support and develop capacities of other divisions of the directorate;
  • Estimating and Allocating resources;
  • Ensure effective and efficient tracking and reporting progress;
  • Analyze results based on the facts achieved;
  • Forecast future trends in IT and geo-information related acquisitions;
  • Maintain cooperation with key individuals and organizations (UN, AU, Regional Communities, Civil Society, development partners) concerned with the use of Early Warning System;
  • Ensure Quality management in line with international best practices;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.


Job Requirement

Academic Qualifications And Experience

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Project Management, Economics, Geo-Information Systems, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Social Science or a similar field from a recognized University;

10 years of progressively responsible experience in security, disarmament, conflict resolution, as well as 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level;

Knowledge of ECOWAS Conflict Analysis Framework and policies guidelines of the Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management Resolution, Peacekeeping & Security and the 20001 Supplementary Protocol on Good Governance;

Demonstrated expertise in the implementation of an early warning system with a gender perspective including the management of a network on early warning;

Experience in the planning and management of Crisis related Information systems and programmes, including at least five years of working familiarity with geospatial Information technologies and applications;

Familiarity with national, regional, and international conventions/other legal tools and policies.

Ability to maintain cooperation with key organizations concerned with the use of Early Warning System and evaluate international situations and other human security, particularly on public health, agriculture, and environmental issues, within the West African region.

Demonstrated familiarity with ECOWAS programmes, initiatives, rules and regulations and ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

Demonstrated experience in network development and knowledge management;

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes;

Proven knowledge of the regional sectoral development issues.


How to apply

Download Ecowas Job Application Form

Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a motivation letter to

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