Program Officer Disarmament Job at Ecowas Abuja, Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) offers job opportunities to anyone who is unemployed and needs a job. You can apply for the following ECOWAS Recruitment 2021.


ECOWAS is recruiting to fill the position of Program Officer Disarmament on a permanent basis for Accra, Ghana. Interested candidates can apply till 07th February 2021.


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Position Title: Program Officer Disarmament

  • Recruitment Institute/Agency/Company/Organization: ECOWAS Commission
  • Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Mini. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
  • Salary (Annual): UA 49,106.81 USD77,480.72
  • Other details: 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Political Affairs;
  • Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.
  • How to Apply: By email
  • Last Date for Application: 07th February 2021


Job Role

Under the supervision of Principal Programme Officer Small Arms, the incumbent shall support the implementation of disarmament programs/activities by providing adequate capacity to the Member States in Arms and Ammunition Stockpile Management including Weapons Marking, Tracing, Collection & Destruction.


The Officer will also undertake the collection of relevant information/data on the status of arms and ammunition administration and management in the region.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support elaboration of programs and projects related to disarmament based on emerging threats in the region;
  • Support coordination of disarmament programs in the Member States by carrying out the following activities:
  • Providing sustainable capacity building on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), including training and equipment support;
  • Planning and execution of collection and destruction of Arms and Ammunition exercises in the Member States;
  • Support the implementation of Weapons Marking & Tracing in the Member States;
  • Support in building a regional Database/Roster of Experts in PSSM, Marking & Tracing;
  • Support implementation of programs/projects on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR);
  • Support Mobilization of Resources for the implementation of the Convention on SALW ;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.


Job Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations, Computer Science, or any Social Science or Security related field from a recognized University.
  2. 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Political Affairs, Governance, Diplomacy, conflict resolution, information management security, or related field;
  3. Understanding of political, governance and security dynamics, conflict prevention management and resolution;
  4. Technical competence to conduct information gathering, research, and analysis with modern technology.
  5. Ability to understand and apply approaches, techniques, and tools that draw on a wide range of inputs and improve the quality and pace of mediation in the coordination of Reginal Political Affairs.
  6. Experience working in an international organization or at a multi-country level highly desirable;
  7. Experience in supporting the development of regional and national security policies/strategies will be an advantage;
  8. Strong knowledge of ECOWAS, AU, and UN policies, strategies, and approached in Small Arms is required;
  9. Knowledge of relevant instruments of peace and security will be an added advantage;
  10. Knowledge of project management, monitoring, and evaluation of projects;
  11. Knowledge of the life-cycle approaches in the management of SALW, practical disarmament measures such as physical security and stockpiling of weapons, arms marking, and destruction
  12. Field experience in weapons management;
  13. Knowledge of regional, continental and international small arms control obligations and programs on disarmament and non – proliferation;


How to apply

The last date to apply is 07th February 2021.


To apply, download the ECOWAS Job Application Form from here.


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

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