Economic Community of West African States Programme Officer, Counter Terrorism Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Programme Officer, Counter Terrorism 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 technical support to the ECOWAS Commission in the development and coordination of implementation of the ECOWAS Counterterrorism Strategy and Implementation Plan as well as the ECOWAS Counter Terrorism Training Manual.
  • Lead programme development and policy development, including the review and analysis of Counterterrorism and PVE and related issues.
  • Support training and capacity building of law enforcement agents in Member States based on the ECOWAS Counterterrorism Training Manual.
  • Facilitate collation, sharing, analysis and dissemination of crime data and statistics relating to Counterterrorism and PVE from Member States so as to promote evidence-based decision making.
  • Facilitate harmonization of policies and legislations of Member States relating to Counterterrorism and PVE in line with the ECOWAS Counterterrorism Strategy and international best practice, and in collaboration with Directorate of Legal Affairs.
  • Monitor all communications relating to Counterterrorism and PVE and propose responses.
  • Lead knowledge production and knowledge sharing, including development and production of documentation and written materials relating to the programme.
  • Lead programme information dissemination and implementation of communication strategy.
  • Support resource mobilization and manage budgeting and financial disbursements for the programme.
  • Provide technical and capacity building support to the Commission in all aspects of Counterterrorism and PVE.
  • Provide advice on result-based planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, evaluation
    and review of Counterterrorism and PVE programmes/projects in Member States and at the regional level.
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Division.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, Economics, Law, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized university
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, governance, diplomacy, conflict resolution, security or related field;
  • Understanding of political, governance and security dynamics, conflict prevention management and resolution;
  • Technical competence to conduct information gathering, research and analysis with modern technology.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: Application Closing Date 25th May, 2019.

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