Economic Community of West African States Director, Digital Economy & Post Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Director, Digital Economy & Post Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.


  • Formulate and implement an ECOWAS Post and Telecommunication/ICT Policy and Regulatory framework towards the development of a digital economy in the region;
  • Develop the regional strategy for the promotion of Telecommunication/ICT services and applications including Internet in the region;
  • Conduct policy and program dialogues with Member States on issues relating to Internet development and ICT emerging issues such 5G, Artificial Intelligence;
  • Engage in advocacy on cyber security and cyber crime at the national, regional, and international levels for a more secure cyber environment in the ECOWAS region;
  • Promote the development of broadband Infrastructure, particularly mobile broadband network as well as good management of Scare Resources (numbering and radio-frequency spectrum);
  • Provide leadership towards the development of the regional Observatory on Post and Telecommunication/ICT;
  • Develop and plan the annual goals, objectives and budget of the Directorate in line with the Commission’s overall strategies and plans;
  • Oversee the implementation of initiatives, projects and programs of the Directorate;
  • Maintain functional and technical cooperation networks with heads of relevant regional and international organizations in the fields of the Post, Telecommunication/ICT and cyber security;
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic budget implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) reports.


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunications/ICT, Electronics Engineering, Postal Services or any related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development and
    implementation in the telecommunications/ICT sector and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of telecommunications technologies and postal services for large and complex organizational environments, with a focus on improving operations, enabling transformation and leading the management of information and resources;
  • Proven mastery of large, complex telecommunications/ICT and postal projects, which may contain significant scope, ambiguity, risk & geographical diversity;
  • Demonstrated competence to drive the development, review and communicate ICT policies, regulations and standards throughout the ECOWAS community, with an ability to engage member states institutions on developing an economically enhancing ICT policy frameworks.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Director, Digital Economy & Post Jobs in Nigeria

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