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Date Posted: 23/Aug/2014
Deadline: 20/Sep/2014

Programme Officer Performance Reports


  • Department: Office of the Vice-President


  • Directorate: Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Grade: P3


  • Annual Salary: USD 36,901 - USD 44,469


  • Supervisor: Head of Division Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/MOE-P/001/2012


  • Duration: Permanent


  • Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria


  • Closing Date: 20 September 2014


The incumbent contributes to the establishment of the ECOWAS Monitoring and Evaluation system and operationalizes the procedures and tools of the Monitoring and Evaluation manual relating to reporting on performance.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective and efficient reporting on performance of operations and programmes of the Commission;
  • Apply standard tools, techniques, guidelines and reports for assessing and monitoring the implementation of the programmes of the Commission;
  • Collect relevant data, where available, on the ECOWAS strategic operations/programmes in collaboration with other institutions and partners;
  • Undertake periodic, independent field visits, focus groups, polls, etc and ensure validation of information received through regular reporting systems;
  • Identify effective communication channels and utilize these channels to ensure that stakeholders are fully informed on the performance of programmes;
  • Update reporting formats, frequency and distribution timelines for all monitoring and evaluation matrices and consolidate periodic reports on progress in achieving programme outcomes;
  • Prepare the performance assessment reports of ECOWAS programmes, and ensure their effective dissemination and feedback.


Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Management, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or any other related subject, with an expertise in planning and/or monitoring and evaluation of programmes and operations.
  • A higher degree will substitute for two years from the required professional experience.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience including at least two (2) years in planning and/or monitoring and evaluation related work.


Candidate should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.


Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.




Human Resources Officer, Performance and Career Management


  • Department: Human Resources


  • Directorate: Human Resources


  • Grade: P3


  • Annual Salary: USD 36,901 - USD 44,469


  • Supervisor: Principal Officer, Performance and Development


  • Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/HRD-P/001/2012


  • Duration: Permanent


  • Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria


  • Closing Date: 20 September 2014


The ECOWAS Commission’s Human Resources (HR) Directorate is committed to developing and maintaining policies and succession systems which provide the organisation with the diversity, flexibility, and mobility necessary to respond to a changing global environment, while supporting greater decentralization of the Commission’s operations, promoting efficiency and effectiveness.

Being conscious of the fact that the organisation is operating in a rapidly changing global environment which brings a variety of challenges, and considering several factors including technological evolution, outsourcing and off shoring, the dramatically changing demographics of the labor markets, the Directorate emphasizes the importance of implementing best-practice human resources solutions that ensure we attract, develop, retain and reward the right people skilled enough to deliver on our mandate.

The incumbent will work on reviewing current policies, processes and practices related to Performance, Career Management and design of new frameworks within the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with Human Resources Directorate’s Leadership and Operational teams to review current processes and provide technical advice in the areas of career management and succession planning;
  • Help explore and design frameworks/models, and support implementation of appropriate measures by applying modern methods, approaches, and tools in the areas of Performance and Career Management;
  • Lead and/or support multiple transformational activities in various lines of business from conception through implementation;
  • Design, prepare, deliver and conduct the needs assessment of current processes and practices related to Performance and Career Management
  • Ensure all Human Resources projects relating to Performance and Career Management use a consistent methodology, tools and templates; manage communications and change management activities targeted at all levels of audiences during implementation process
  • Facilitate and/or support key strategy decision meetings, focus-group discussions etc. as and when required


Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organization Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Development Economics, International Relations, Human Resource Management, etc.


  • Minimum of five years relevant experience in similar roles within international organizations
  • In-depth broad-based knowledge of and extensive experience in all major facets of HR management, trends, and practices in diverse organizations


Building Strategic Partnerships

  • Identifying and building partnerships
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Developing tools and mechanisms
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines (HR management)
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff
  • Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

  • Assisting the individuals to cope with change
  • Develops communications and programmes to assist Departments and Directorates in their adaptation to changing environment

Client Orientation

  • Demonstrates understanding of client's perspective
  • Keeps the client informed of problems or delays in the provision of services
  • Uses discretion and flexibility in interpreting rules in order to meet client needs and achieve organizational goals more effectively
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality
  • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management


Candidates should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.


Excellent oral and written communication skills in any of the official ECOWAS languages – English, French


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