Programme Officer (APSA-SP),Abuja,Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Programme Officer (APSA-SP),Abuja,Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; www.ecowas.int), along with other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) has been implementing since May 2011 the African Peace and Security Architecture Support Programme (APSA), supported by the African Union Commission and the European Union within the framework of Africa Peace Facility (APF).
The main purpose of APSA is to promote peace and security in Africa, specifically through conflict prevention, management, resolution and peace building as as well as capacity development
APF is sponsored by the 10th European Development Fund. Under APSA, the ECOWAS Commission is benefitting from two projects, namely the APSA Support Programme (APSA-SP) up to December 2014 and the EU Support to African Training Institutions/Training Centers of Excellence (TI-TCE). Officially the two projects are expected to run respectively till 31 December 2014 and 31 January 2013.

Purpose

The Programme Officer is responsible for monitoring, supporting stakeholders and reporting on the implementation of the project. He or she will be responsible for aggregating and assessing data, making them available to the project and its’ stakeholders, as well as producing coherent and comprehensive reports on the project.

Qualification

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field related to conflict prevention, peace keeping, post-conflict reconstruction or socio-economic development;
At least 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on projects;
Excellent skills (written and spoken) in one of ECOWAS official languages (English, French, Portuguese). A working knowledge in one of the two others would be an advantage;
Computer proficiency (MS Office-Word-Excel-PowerPoint as a minimum);
Excellent analytical and organisational management skills and good inter-personal skills. Similar experience at international level is an advantage.
He/she should be in sound health with the ability to work under pressure in a cross-cultural & complex environment, diplomatic framework;
Ability to travel and undertake short term trips to various localities;
Capacity to analyze complex situations, to make proposals and report are important factors.
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.
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.

To read more and to apply Click here

Closing Date: 11 February 2013

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