Economic Community of West African States Executive Director - D1 Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Executive Director - D1 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.


  • Provide strategic leadership at the RAHC for the prevention and control of TADs and emerging and re-emerging zoonoses; and regional Food Safety through Public Health support;Promote the achievement of high-quality results through effective management of multi-disciplinary teams and diverse partnerships;Initiate and supervise the implementation of projects/programs in the field of animal health and food safety while monitoring the stages of their implementation and the achievement of their objectives;
  • Ensure the implementation of monitoring and evaluation for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the results of projects/programs related to the objectives as well as the work plans;Supervise staff and the implementation of work plans, ensure the maintenance of a certain impartiality in the evaluation of their performance;
  • Plan and manage finances and administration in general, especially the preparation of annual activities;
  • Develop business plans, prepare budgets, manage expenditures in accordance with approved budgets, and prepare progress reports for activities;Identify opportunities for strategic partnership and steer towards the establishment and strengthening of collaborative projects with such partners;
  • Work closely with the Heads of Unit in their area of ​​competence to provide them with a strategic direction for the implementation of their activities;Lead specific resource mobilization activities such as donor identification and relationship management as well as proposal development;
  • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health,
    Animal Health Economics or a related field from a recognized university;
  • 12 years’ experience with multilateral negotiations and advice to governments with program fund resource mobilization, 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge and experience in project formulation for the prevention and control of trans-boundary animal diseases and zoonosis at the regional level;
  • Knowledge of relevant veterinary policies and regulations governing livestock sector development;
  • Experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple internal and external stakeholders on complex issues in a multi-disciplinary governmental or international organization;
  • Experience in project planning, formulation and implementation, as well as funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding partners.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Executive Director - D1 Jobs in Nigeria

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