Economic Community of West African States Executive Director - ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Executive Director - ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) 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.


  • Plan and Coordinate annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Regional Competitive Authority’s strategies and targets;
  • Establish and monitor goals achievement; negotiate suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Authority;
  • Organize the Authority in an efficient way with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities and authority – organogram as approved by the Commission;
  • Work with relevant Directorates to ensure efficient and effective services such as recruitment, action on performance decisions, promotions and related matters;
  • Set standards of work and create mechanisms to monitor staff output and ensure that standards are maintained and deadlines met without compromising quality of work;
  • Manage the system of setting individual performance planning and standards through available Performance Planning and Evaluation systems;
  • Provide regular and prompt performance feedback to direct reports;
  • Actively engaged in the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures of the Directorate;
  • Create productive working atmosphere within the Authority to encourage staff participation;
  • Provide direct technical guidance on programme design or implementation in competition; economic research analysis; legal investigation; compliance and enforcement;
  • Represent ECOWAS in professional meetings or working groups; make speeches, negotiate agreements, mediate disputes;
  • Lead or participate in technical missions to develop projects and programmes;
  • Exercise oversight over all day-to-day operations of the Authority;
  • Implement annual work programs and approved decisions.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university in a discipline related to the mandate of the organization and the position;
  • 15 years of progressively
    responsible experience in international relations, law, business management, financial management , infrastructure, political affairs, conflict resolution, preventive diplomacy and/or peace building in a senior leadership capacity with a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on issues related to the ECOWAS region; experience working with Member States and delegations in the context of international organizations; extensive experience in Programme and project planning, financing and oversight;
  • Knowledge of policy and strategy development, change management and related issues, with broad geographical outcomes/impacts;
  • Ability to lead the development, management/review of reports and papers on technical and policy issues;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS policies, management, administrative, budgetary and staffing systems, procedures and regulations;
  • Progressive senior leadership experience in establishing strategic partnerships, working collaboratively and building consensus with multiple stakeholders on critical and/or complex issues.

    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 Executive Director - ECOWAS Regional Competitive Authority (ERCA) Jobs in Nigeria

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