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.


Responsibilities


  • 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.


    Requirements


  • 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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