Thursday, July 29, 2010

ECOWAS Recruitment : Programme Officer Transport Facilitation and Policy
The Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with its headquarters in Abuja was transformed into a Commission headed by a President. ECOWAS is pre-occupied with the implementation of critical and strategic programmes and wishes to recruit qualified and capable individuals into the following professional and general positions.

Job Title : Programme Officer Transport Facilitation and Policy
    * Department: Infrastructure
    * Directorate: Transports & Telecommunications
    * Grade: P5
    * Salary Scale: USD 80,335.83 - USD 89,325.91
    * Supervisor: Director, Transports & Telecommunication
    * Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/INFRA-P004/2010
    * Duration: 2 Years, Renewable
    * Closing date: 02-08-2010

Under its cooperation Agreement with the African Development Bank for implementation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Highway Project and implementation of the Regional Programme for Roads Infrastructure, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, is to recruit one Programme Officer, Road Infrastructure & Road Safety and one Programme Officer Transport Facilitation & Policy to reinforce the capacity of the Transport Division of the Directorate of Transport and Telecommunications.

Duties and responsibilities
    * Review and assist in the development of transport policies with the view of improving transport facilitation within the region.
    * Monitor the implementation of policy decision of ECOWAS Authorities on road transport as they relate to facilitation
    * Monitor the implementation of the regional transport facilitation component in ECOWAS member states.
    * Develop action plans to extend the facilitation programme on new regional corridors
    * Coordinate implementation of the Action Plan of West African Transport Facilitation Strategy.
    * Follow up with donors on the funding of all the component of the programme.
    * Sensitize member states on the needs for transport facilitation.
    * Develop short, medium & long term plans for the sustainable implementation of the facilitation programme (project preparation & implementation)
    * Must be computer literate
    * Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Transport &Telecommunications Directorate and the Principal Programme Officer, Transport.

    * A bachelors or Higher Degree in Transport studies Economics, Law or any other degree in social Science or equivalent with specialization in Transport Economics, Policy or Planning.
    * 10 years relevant experience in transport facilitation or related areas
    * He/she must have cognate work experience in policy analysis and formulation in the road transport sector
    * Experience in a regional or international organization is an advantage as well as membership in professional associations
    * Ability to prepare project proposal for submission to donors
    * Ability to prepare Terms of Reference for studies, to be carried and for consultants to be recruited in the area Transport Policy
    * Sound experience in the planning, preparation and coordination of programmes.
    * Familiarity with Donor Procurement Procedures (ADB, EU, World Bank) will be an added advantage
    * Knowledge in the Management of Donor Funded Projects will be an added advantage.
    * Must be computer literate.
    * Ability to write & present articulated reports.
    * Ability to work in a multicultural team.

Candidates must not be fifty (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 ECOWAS: English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of a second official language would be an advantage.
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