Economic Community of West African States Director, ECOWAS Gender Development Center Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Director, ECOWAS Gender Development Center 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.


  • Monitor and consolidate these strategies for the effective mobilization and development of women in the ECOWAS Region;
  • Periodically carry out needs assessment strategies for women empowerment in Member
  • States and on these outcomes, design appropriate training, advocacy and research programmes on gender issues;
  • Maintain a functional and pro-active Gender Centre;
  • As the key administrative and accounting officer of the Centre, effectively manage the human capital and material resources of the Centre;
  • Contribute strongly to the success of the Centre through the formulation of strategies to enhance and mainstream gender issues within the framework of ECOWAS mission;
  • Champion the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, NEPAD policies and programmes and other gender-related commitments, and work in collaboration with partners on gender programmes and projects in the ECOWAS region;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the superiors.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Sociology, Economics, other Social Science or related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years of professional experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, programme management, social research or related area, including 6 years relevant international work and 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of women and gender
    issues, principles and concepts of gender equality, empowerment and gender mainstreaming in relation to government, the private sector, civil society and international organizations;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS region and member countries, including the political, economic and social dimensions and the ability to effectively define gaps, build sectoral networks and partnerships, develop proposals and mobilize resources required to meet social and economic needs and gender operational goals and strategic priorities;
  • Knowledge of member States’ institutional frameworks, mandates, policies and strategies on gender and development;
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in gender mainstreaming in policies, strategies and programs.

    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, ECOWAS Gender Development Center Jobs in Nigeria

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