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Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Fresh Jobs [11 Positions]

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23 Feb, 2017

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Vacancies 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. Considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, the organization was founded in order to achieve collective self-sufficiency for its member states by creating a single large trading bloc through an economic and trading union. It also serves as a peacekeeping force in the region. The organization operates officially in three co-equal languages French, English, and Portuguese.

We are currently recruiting for the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Logistics Specialist
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/11
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Reports to : Head of Division, Administration and Finance

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Administration and Finance Division, the logistician is responsible for assisting in the management of all logistical aspects related to epidemic prevention, detection and control, particularly within the framework of the deployment of the ECOWAS Regional Rapid Response Team.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Incumbent will work closely with the Professional Staff of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance Control, in particular with the Incident Manager. He/she shall:

  • Provide logistic services for the deployments of the ECOWAS Regional Rapid Response Team.
  • Support the Administration division in planning and organizing the work of casual/temporary staff
  • Plan and organize with local and international suppliers and freight forwarders/clearance agents, the transport of medicines, vaccines, reagents, materials and equipment for epidemics prevention, detection and control: customs clearance, search for storage site, negotiating contracts with freight forwarder/clearance agent etc.
  • Supervise and manage activities of receipt, storage and provision of materials in the warehouse.
  • Manage the flow of materials between the area of storage or the warehouse and intervention sites, in particular of the Rapid Response Team.
  • In collaboration with the Administration Officer of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, monitor supplies and relationship with suppliers
  • Send reminders in case of delay in the delivery to the store and inform Line Manager.
  • Supervise and send faulty materials or products back to suppliers for replacement
  • Manage equipment and materials safety.
  • Supervise control of supplies and equipment (including vehicles, electrical / electronic equipment) and development of user and maintenance guides (guides, protocols, procedures, etc.)
  • Provide administrative and financial guidelines regarding logistical aspects and the use of equipment, in particular vehicles (insurance, registration, tax discs/license tags, driving licenses, etc.)
  • Ensure the availability of facilities for storage of equipment
  • Collect information and analyze context
  • Establish the basic safety plan
  • Comply with the proper application of safety procedures and rules
  • In addition, as part of his/her mission, the Logistician (s) will be required to supervise handling staff, as needed.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in logistics or related field;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, logistics processes (flow management, inventory management) and logistics performance indicators.
  • Control of storage procedures and optimal preservation conditions for pharmaceuticals
  • Basic knowledge of management for the development and monitoring of an order budget
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in Operations and Logistics Engineering;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to three (3) years;
  • Excellent leadership skills, collaboration with partners, good interpersonal relations and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, global approach, report writing abilities).
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment in ECOWAS Countries.

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 USD – 44,469/ USD 44,328 – USD 51,637

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Health Communication Specialist
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/8
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Director, Department of Surveillance, Early Warning and Response

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Director for Surveillance, Early Warning and Response of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, and in close collaboration with the other professional staff of the Centre, the Health Communication Specialist will be responsible for facilitating the dissemination of information on health situation trends and sensitize the various stakeholders on appropriate response measures

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support communication and ensure effective and timely dissemination of information on the epidemiological trends in the region (including the drafting and dissemination of weekly report on the trends of public health events).
  • Support the ECOWAS-RCDSC and member countries with regard to their health communication strategies, especially in the event of health crises.
  • Ensure ongoing review of informal media reports, rumors and other sources of information that could lead to early warning against public health threats across the region.
  • Contribute to strengthening collaboration with partners, including WHO, to promote the needed coherence in the communication process on health risks.
  • Take part appropriately with the relevant Authorities of Member States and other interested Parties in public awareness campaigns
  • Ensure Communication plans are developed and implemented in the event of public health events.
  • Provide technical support in writing scientific reports and articles on epidemiological surveillance and response.
  • Take an active part in running a website and in all other communication and social mobilization activities.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by Management

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Degree in medicine or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Communication, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health education) and a postgraduate qualification in health communication or health promotion;
  • At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in health communication or health promotion and certified by work certificates;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to three (3) years;
  • Good knowledge and proven experience in the use of new communication technologies (internet, twitter, etc.) in West Africa;
  • Excellent strategic thinking, global approach, and report writing abilities;
  • Proven experience in writing scientific reports and articles on surveillance and disease control;
  • Excellent leadership skills, collaboration with partners, good interpersonal relations and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment in health Professionals training in ECOWAS Countries;
  • Experience in the management of epidemics and emergencies in the ECOWAS region;

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 USD – 44,469/ USD 44,328 – USD 51,63.

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Accountant Assistant
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/7
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
Grade : G4/G5
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Accountant – RCSDC

Summary

  • Reporting directly to the Accountant, a major responsibility of the Accounting Assistant shall be on managing the daily, weekly, and monthly financial activities that are required for the proper review, approval and payment expenditures and other commitments of the Centre.
  • He/she will be responsible for generating accurate, timely and complete financial information each month/quarter as required by the financial regulations as to the extent to which expenditures meet budget and any variances achieved, as well as explanations for these variances.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of entries for the settlement of accounts payable and other expenditures.
  • Commitment of advances and expenditures, and payments on contracts in accordance with the financial regulations and procedures.
  • Implement budgetary control procedures and ensure that expenditures approved for payment have been provided for in the Budget
  • Ensure that Accounting Codes/Budgetary Codes are adhered to.
  • Ensure that over expenditure on any Budget Heads are checked.
  • Prepare quarterly budgetary control.
  • Preparation and maintenance of financial and budgetary records and reports
  • Ensure prompt and accurate recording of financial data and timely reconciliation of accounts.
  • Ensure the proper filing and safe keeping of all supporting documents for review by both external and internal auditors.
  • Vetting of financial documents such as invoices, memorandum on expenditure request, and request for payment on contract, giving appropriate explanation as applicable and referring them for approval and/or further action.
  • Prepare, analyze and evaluate information from the financial records and provide data and assistance to superiors on issues relevant to improvement of the financial operation.
  • Ensure the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report of Accounts.
  • Ensure conformity with applicable policies and regular preparations of such documents.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • A National Diploma in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration.
  • A part qualification of a formal professional Accountancy designation e.g. (ICA, ACCA, CIMA etc) would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum of four (5) years professional experience
  • Operational knowledge of at least one major Financial Accounting Software
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of responsibility, and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent knowledge of Financial Accounting principles and concepts including the International Accounting Standards.
  • Knowledge of International Public Accounting Standards (IPSAS) would be an advantage.

Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Financial Reporting, analysis and financial control techniques.
  • Professional experience of donor accounting, disbursement and reporting procedures would be an advantage
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines including strong ability to manage multiple tasks to completion at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written) and interpersonal skills (team player)
  • Must be computer literate.

Age:

  • Candidates must not be over 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Anual Salary
USD 98955 – USD 3355./ USD 12465. – USD16575.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Head, Division of Surveillance and Early Warning
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/4
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control

Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, the incumbent shall work closely with other divisional Directors of the Centre to ensure early detection of threats to public health, assess, design and support the implementation of appropriate intervention strategies to enable the Community and the Member States cushion the effects of these threats.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent shall:

  • Coordinate divisional activities together with other divisions of the Centre to ensure that:
  • Public health-related data and information on countries’ response capacity to support policy and implementation of targeted actions on disease prevention and control in the ECOWAS region are reviewed and made available to decision-makers in the Community.
  • There is support for preparedness and response to major health risks particularly in the field of infectious diseases and cross-border events that pose serious threats to public health.
  • Coordinate the network of National Coordinating Institutions (NCIs) in the 15 ECOWAS Member States.
  • Guarantee the quality of tasks performed by professional officers in her/his Division.
  • Ensure in her/his Division compliance with decisions from ECOWAS – RCDC Management and Board of Directors.
  • Convene and preside over divisional meetings.
  • Supervise and appraise the performance of Professional Officers in her/his division and make recommendations for promotions and confirmations.
  • Prevent, reduce and resolve conflicts among staff.
  • Address unsatisfactory performance of Professional Officers and support them in their quest for improvement.
  • Foster talents and promote interests of each member of the Division.
  • Prepare and submit annual work plans including the budget.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of individual staff work plans.
  • Prepare annual report on all activities of the Division for the year ended no later than six months after the end of the financial year and work program for the following year.
  • Ensure performance appraisal of Professional Officers in the Division.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills
The applicant must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Medical Sciences with Postgraduate qualifications in Public Health and/or field epidemiology;
  • At least 10 years of effective professional experience, including two (2) years at a supervisory level, in management and implementation of complex public health programs involving management of epidemics and health emergencies in West Africa.
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to eight (8) years;
  • Good knowledge of and proven experience in the organization of health systems in West Africa;
  • Strong ability for strategic analysis, summary and report writing.
  • Proven experience in implementation of surveillance and disease control strategies, team work, supervising implementing partners, program administration, ensuring contract compliance and monitoring of financial management;
  • Excellent ability in leadership, collaboration with partners, interpersonal relations and advocacy;
  • Communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment in health professionals training in ECOWAS countries;
  • Be acquainted with the principles and practice of epidemics and health emergencies management in the ECOWAS region.

Age:

  • Candidate must not be over 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 52,273 – USD 59,100.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Head of Administration and Finance
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/3
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Executive Director – RCSDC

Job Summary

  • The incumbent is responsible for planning, co-coordinating and directing the organization’s work in Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Support such as travel, procurement, inventory, vehicles and drivers, printing and mail, facilities management, safety and security and visa, language and protocol services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with financial procedures of the various financing agreements of the Centre and the manual of procedures;
  • Undertake the financial planning of the Centre;
  • Operate and keep the special accounts up-to-date: create a recording and filing system of financial documents of the Centre;
  • Create and implement a management control system;
  • Supervise the bookkeeping and cash management of the Centre;
  • Prepare and provide assistance to external audit missions;
  • Participate in drafting the mid-term and annual reports on the activities of the Centre;
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of the Centre’s budgets and analyse implementation variations;
  • Co-sign with the Executive Director of the Centre all financial documents, including the envisaged payment modes (transfers, cheques, cash);
  • Prepare and present monthly financial statements, especially quarterly management and financial reports for donor reviews;
  • Ensure the preparation of periodic reports on the status of the accounts and bank reconciliations;
  • Ensure the management of special accounts and follow up the direct payments;
  • Follow up the invoices of the suppliers and prepare for payments;
  • Administration and human resource management: keep personal files, subscribe to health insurance contracts, pay pension contributions, monitor staff retirement, performance appraisals, training, recruitment, salaries and other benefits, staff welfare, etc…
  • Organize and direct staff in varied administrative functions ensuring adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures and the effective and efficient delivery of administrative, technical and support services throughout the organization;
  • Ensure the induction of new recruits;
  • Manage staff travels and missions;

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Management or Administration;
  • Chartered membership in Accounting or Management, Administration would be an advantage;
  • At least 10 years of effective professional experience, including two (2) years at a supervisory level, in Financial Management, Accounting for projects financed by international donors and a strong knowledge of administration and human resources management,
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to eight (8) years;
  • Previous experience as Administrative Manager (administration and human resources and assets) and Finance Officer or any relevant experience;
  • Good knowledge of some financial and accountancy software for the monitoring of  donors resources ( European Union, World Bank, AFD, AfDB or KFW);
  • Good knowledge of the disbursement procedures for donors ( European Union, World Bank, AFD, AfDB or KFW);
  • Good understanding of all Human resource instruments and techniques and the social legislation, etc. would be an advantage;
  • Professional experience in the establishment  of procedures and manuals of procedures;
  • Ability to identify the requirements and adapt them to the relevant solutions;
  • Good analytical and deductive skills, sense of organisation and ability to work in a team;
  • Have sense of judgment and initiative;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with colleagues and other members of staff of different nationalities and cultures.

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 52,273 – USD 59,100

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Head, Division of Laboratory Services
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/5
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control

Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, the incumbent will work closely with the Heads of other Technical Divisions of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
  • He shall ensure proper coordination of laboratory activities of the ECOWAS Regional Laboratories Network.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent shall:

  • Ensure proper coordination of the Regional Laboratories Network;
  • Support the actual integration of laboratories into the ECOWAS Regional disease Surveillance system;
  • Contribute to strengthening of laboratories governance and capacity;
  • Provide technical support to Reference Laboratories towards implementing a quality assurance policy;
  • Participate in the periodic assessment of the Regional Reference Laboratories for the renewal of their accreditations;
  • Ensure delivery of timely and complete biological information by the Reference Laboratories through NCIs Laboratories Focal Points;
  • Ensure proper publication of the Weekly Epidemiological Bulletins;
  • Work with Surveillance, Alert and Response Units to set up an efficient Warning System supported by quality laboratory services;
  • Coordinate laboratory activities in the event of epidemics especially, by deploying biologists and / or mobilizing a mobile laboratory for easy field diagnosis.
  • Ensure consistent and quality technical network activities and produce regular reports documenting technical assistance-related results;
  • Help mobilize resources to support the Regional Laboratories Network’s activities ;
  • Be ready to travel to ECOWAS Countries and perform all other tasks assigned by the RCDC Authorities.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills
The applicant must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Pharmacy with specialization in Medical Biology, Public Health or Epidemiology from a recognized University.
  • At least 10 years of effective professional experience, including two years at a supervisory level, in management and implementation of complex public health programs involving diagnosis laboratories for epidemic-prone diseases and research on communicable diseases and epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to eight (8) years;
  • Good experience in surveillance and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases particularly in an international reference laboratory;
  • National and international experience in deployment of multidisciplinary investigation teams, especially in West Africa;
  • Proven experience in implementation of disease surveillance and control strategies, programs administration, especially on the international stage;
  • Strong ability for strategic analysis, summary and report writing;
  • Ability to organize, supervise and manage a multidisciplinary scientific team;
  • Be ICT compliant;
  • Proven leadership attributes, demonstrate team spirit and ready to work with high-level professionals such as clinicians, biologists, program managers and policy makers;
  • Capacity to create and maintain good interpersonal relations and have technical knowledge for advocacy;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment of laboratory services in ECOWAS countries;
  • Demonstrate ability to foster partnerships and collaborate effectively with implementing partners;
  • Ability to work under pressure and show respect within a multicultural and multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to adapt to the professional context and create an environment conducive for results-based work.

Age:

  • Candidate must not be over 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 52,273 – USD 59,100.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Accountant
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/6
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Administration and Finance -RCSDC

Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Administration and Finance the incumbent shall be responsible for all book-keeping, supervision of Accounts Assistants; ensure the proper usage of funds, bank reconciliations and postings into the general and personal ledgers.
  • Be in charge of salaries, asset register and ensure proper filing of all supporting documents on receipts and payments.

Descriptions of Main Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent shall:

  • Be responsible for all book-keeping and directly supervise the Accounts Assistants in a manner as to ensure proper segregation of duties.
  • Exercise close supervision of the Accounts Assistant responsible for treasury by conducting surprise checks on the books and funds held at predetermined time so as to ensure proper and duly authorised usage of funds.
  • Be responsible for all bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Be in charge of postings into the general ledger and personal ledgers.
  • Be in charge of the Centre’s Asset Register.
  • Be responsible for accounting for all donor funds received and the preparation of Report for Donors as may be required.
  • Supervise the posting of all returns received from programme Officers.
  • Ensure the proper filing of all supporting documents relating to Donor Funds;
  • Prepare the Draft-Final Account for the Centre for each financial year.
  • Personally be in charge of postings into the general and personal ledgers.
  • The Accountant shall be responsible for additional tasks such as: review transactions before data can be entered by Accounts Assistants, and request the authorization of the Head of Administration & Finance before undertaking changes in the accounts.
  • Ensure accounting for project funds provided by Partners.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to him/her from time to time by the Head of Administration and Finance.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Holds at least a good first degree in Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized university.
  • A professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, ICA would be an advantage.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in accounting.
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to three (3) years;
  • The incumbent must have excellent computer skills. Knowledge of an accounting software such as SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Have proven knowledge of IPSAS will also be an additional advantage.
  • Have proven leadership skills, ability to work in a team, create and maintain good interpersonal relations.
  • Be able to work under pressure in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on assignments, fulfilling responsibilities
  • Keep abreast with new developments in own occupation/profession;
  • Actively seek to develop oneself professionally and personally.

Age:

  • Candidates must not be over 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 USD – 44,469/ USD 44,328 – USD 51,637.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Incident Manager
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/2
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Head of the Division of Health Emergency and Disasters Management

Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Head of the Division, the incumbent will work closely with the Professionals in charge of Surveillance, Laboratory Services, Research and Training to design and implement appropriate intervention strategies for epidemic and health emergency control in West Africa .

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and strengthen the capacity of Member States and ECOWAS in epidemic preparedness and response including risk assessment and technical support to human resources.
  • Support Emergency Operations Centres (including ICT and communication skills), Incident Management Plans to ensure optimal support to the management of public health emergencies.
  • Conduct incident management process including coordination of activities of the ECOWAS’ Regional Rapid Response Team (ECOWAS/RRRT) to be mobilized for field deployment in case of outbreak.
  • Provide quality training and state of the art equipment to ERRT Workforce
  • Develop and manage Regional databases on FELTP and Disease surveillance Experts and Technicians who may be mobilized from one country to another if necessary.
  • Manage resources (medicines, medical supplies, vaccines, reagents, consumables), in collaboration with Donor Agencies in case of outbreak or emergency.
  • Produce management information, including key performance indicators and reports on outbreak management and health emergency in West Africa to afford capitalization of lessons learned and identification of Best Practices.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of incident management and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Contribute to research on epidemic-prone diseases and complex emergency situations.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Medical Sciences with Postgraduate qualifications in Public Health and/or Intervention Epidemiology.
  • At least 5 years of cognate professional experience in management and implementation of complex health programmes in West Africa;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to three (3) years;
  • Proven experience in the implementation of disease control strategies, teamwork and supervision of implementing partners.
  • Excellent leadership skills, collaboration with partners, Good interpersonal social and advocacy skills.
  • Strong ability for strategic analysis, summary and report writing in at least two of the three official languages of ECOWAS (French, English and Portuguese).
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment in ECOWAS Countries.

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 36,901 USD – 44,469/ USD 44,328 – USD 51,637

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/1
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
Grade: D1
Status: Permanent
Reports to: DG – WAHO

Institutional Context

  • A Directorate in ECOWAS Community Institutions is a subset of Departments headed by Statutory Appointees or D2 level Officers. Directorates are headed by Directors or Officers holding Director level positions.
  • Directors or Director level Officers are responsible for providing the expertise in particular areas for the design and implementation of technical projects in line with ECOWAS objectives.
  • Directors in ECOWAS provide leadership and management to major sector(s) of technical activities which are substantively important to the accomplishment of the Institution’s mandate.
  • They are responsible for interpreting governing bodies’, the President’s and the Commissioner’s broad visions and policy guidelines, and for developing and managing goals and objectives to meet that mandate.
  • D1 positions typically supervise 10 or more professionals some of who may be Division Chiefs at the P5 level and thus supervise other professional staff.

Duties & Responsibilities
Leadership Tasks:

  • Directors or Director level Officers report directly to Departmental Heads. As the principal link between the Directorate and the wider beyond, the Director is responsible for:
    • Clearly communicating the Department’s vision to staff, explain how the Directorate’s activities aligns with them as well as ways of carrying out set tasks on it;
    • Staying on top of fast-moving technical, political, social or economic changes;
    • Remaining in frequent contact with the other Directors in the Institution to ensure that the work is harmonized with that of other Directorates as needed.

Managerial Tasks

  • The Director will supervise staff of the Directorate including Professional and General staff. He or she will utilize a range of transactional managerial skills to ensure that staff of the Directorate performs efficiently and effectively, and that they deliver the regular outputs needed at sufficient quality and in a timely manner.

Managerial tasks will include:

  • Plan annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Directorate’s overall plans; measure and monitor goal achievement; negotiate suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Directorate;
  • Organize the Directorate in an efficient way with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities and authority;
  • Work with the relevant Directorate 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 reporting;
  • Actively engaged in the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures;
  • Create productive working atmosphere within the Directorate to encourages staff participation.

Use of Personal Expertise:

  • While the Director will have a reserve of skilled professionals to draw upon, he or she may at times be called upon to apply his or her personal expertise directly in the relevant technical field in any of the following ways:
    • Direct technical guidance on programme design or implementation in an area where he or she has high-level technical expertise;
    • 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;
    • Advise on issues relating to his or her area of technical expertise.

Technical Tasks
Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the Director General of WAHO, under the control of the Governing Board and in accordance with the rule of procedures, the Director will be saddled with running the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control with a view to assisting ECOWAS Member States in strengthening their capacities for more efficient control and prevention of diseases and other deficiencies through strengthened disease surveillance and rapid response to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent shall exercise oversight over all activities of the Centre. More specifically, she/he shall:

  • Ensure the day-to-day operations of the Centre;
  • Develop strategies and plans for implementation;
  • Implement annual work programs and approved decisions;
  • Ensure appropriate scientific, technical and administrative support for the Advisory Council;
  • Ensure that the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control performs its tasks in ways which meet the needs of its users, in particular in terms of scientific excellence and independence of activities and opinions, relevance of services provided and in keeping  to deadlines;
  • Prepare the statement of income and expenditure as well as ensure budget execution of the ECOWAS -RCDC;
  • Take care of all staff matters,

Furthermore, the Director shall submit annually to WAHO:

  • An annual report on all activities of the Centre for the year ended no later than six months after the end of the financial year;
  • Work programs;
  • A budget estimate for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree and post-graduate qualifications in Medicine or Medical Sciences with Postgraduate qualifications in Public Health;

Experience:

  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of cognate professional experience in disease surveillance and response preparedness including six (6) years relevant international experience and five (5) years in a supervisory level;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to ten (10) years with five (5) years in a supervisory or managerial capacity;
  • At least a-ten year training or similar practice in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Management of Health Services;

Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities):

  • The Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control must have demonstrated expertise in some or all of the following areas:
    • Adaptive capacity: Be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a constantly evolving workplace, while performing effectively and efficiently her/his tasks;
    • Ethics: Good understanding of socially acceptable behavior and administrative practices and ensure that her/his own behavior and the behavior of others meet these standards and are aligned with the values of the Organization;
    • Building relationships: Build and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
    • Communication: Ability to listen, and to speak and write clearly, thoughtfully and timely using suitable and efficient communication tools and techniques.
    • Ability to communicate in two of the three official languages of ECOWAS will be an asset;
    • Creativity and innovation: Fashion out new and unique ways to improve the finances of the Organization and create new opportunities.
    • Foster team spirit: Work in synergy with others in order to set goals, solve problems and make decisions that will enhance the organization’s efficiency;
    • Leadership: Positively influence others to produce results that will serve the best interest of the Organization;
    • Decision-making: Appraise situations so as to determine the relevance, urgency and risks, and make clear and timely decisions in the best interest of the Organization;
    • Organization: Set priorities, prescribe timelines; monitor progress towards the goals and activities, data and information;
    • Planning: Develop strategies to promote the organization’s advancement, set goals, implement action plans, and assess processes and results;
    • Troubleshooting: Assess situations posing problems so as to identify causes, gather and analyze relevant information, propose solutions, and make recommendations and/or fix the issues;
    • Strategic thinking: Assess the possibilities and actions in the light of the trends and conditions pertaining to the environment, vision and values of the Organization. Age Candidates must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community: English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Language:

  • Candidates should not be over 50 years old at the point of recruitment and must be citizens of one of the ECOWAS member states.

Anual Salary
USD 60,372 6 USD 75,005.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: Head of Division, Health Emergency and Disaster Management
Reference: ECW/WAHO-CDC/9
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P5
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control.

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, the Head of the Division for Health Emergency and Disaster Management will work closely with the other divisions of the Centre to develop and implement appropriate response strategies to control epidemics and health emergencies in West Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate activities of the Division and work with the other divisions of the Centre to:

  • Analyze and provide Member States’ decision-makers with information on countries capacities to support policy development and implementation of actions to prevent and control diseases in the ECOWAS region.
  • Support preparedness and response to major health risks, particularly in the area of infectious diseases and serious cross-border health threats.
  • Coordinate the ECOWAS Regional Rapid Response Team.
  • Ensure Professionals within the Division discharge their duties with quality.
  • Ensure implementation within the Division of decisions by the Management and Governing Board of the Centre.
  • Convene and chair meetings of the Division
  • Supervise and appraise performance of staff and recommend them for confirmation in post and promotions.
  • Prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts among staff
  • Address low performance issues of staff and support them for improvement
  • Foster skills development and take care of interests of each staff member of the Division
  • Prepare and submit annual work plans including budgets.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of individual staff work plans.
  • Prepare the annual report for all activities of the Division as well as the work programme of the upcoming year not later than six months after the end of the financial year;
  • Appraise performance of Professional staff

Qualifications/Experience/Skills
The Applicant must have the following qualifications and skills:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Medical Sciences with Postgraduate degrees in Public Health and/or Field Epidemiology.
  • At least 10 years of cognate professional experience, including two (2) years at a supervisory level, in management and implementation of complex health programmes involving management of epidemics and health emergencies in West Africa;
  • Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to eight (8) years;
  • Good knowledge an demonstrated experience in organizing health systems in West Africa;
  • Excellent strategic thinking, global approach, and report writing abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of disease control strategies, teamwork, supervision of implementing Partners, program management and ensuring contract compliance and monitoring of financial management.
  • Excellent leadership skills, collaboration with partners, good interpersonal relations and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge of health policies and work environment in the area of health Professionals training in ECOWAS Countries.
  • Be familiar with the principles and practice of epidemic and emergency management in the ECOWAS region;

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Annual Salary
USD 52,273 – USD 59,100.

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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Job Title: ICT Specialist (Information and Communication Technologies)
Reference : ECW/WAHO-CDC/10
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
Grade: P3/P4
Status: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Division, Administration and Finance

Summary
Under the supervision of the Head of the Division for Administration and Finance of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control, the ICT Specialist is responsible for the management of IT tools to enable the Storage and timely transmission of data to produce information for epidemic prevention, detection and control.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Specifically, the Incumbent shall discharge duties as follows:
  • Assist in assessing the Centre Staff needs in computer equipment, software and training
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the IT system (equipment, LAN/WAN and software of any kind)
  • Participate in the installation, configuration and maintenance of workstations and various servers
  • Installation and configuration of operating systems and other software
  • Analyze, design and develop specific applications to meet the needs of the Centre; manage web platforms for managing epidemics, alerts and health information
  • Participate in the analysis of health data and disseminate health information via Internet;
  • Establish a policy for the regular backup of data
  • Install and maintain an anti-virus system on all workstations and servers in the Centre.
  • Provide user support
  • Keep an updated inventory of all computer and communication equipment
  • Conduct according to the training plan resulting from the expression of the training needs, a user training on the software used and radio and communications stations.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by Management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ICT from a well renown institution
  • A Post Graduate Degree would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in analysis, design and development of web-based software
  • Possession of higher Degree would reduce the required professional experience to 3 years
  • Proficiency in various programming languages such as C #, Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Experience in health informatics, particularly standards of health information exchange and interoperability (eg, IHE, HL7, OASIS, X12)
  • Open source platforms and enterprise database solutions such as DHIS2, iHRIS, OpenMRS, CommCare, OpenLMIS, Open HIE,
  • RapidPro, MySQL, Oracle
  • Experience in configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows and Linux server
  • Experience in: Network Virtualization (LAN, WAN, MAN -CISCO switching), Windows Server operating system (Windows Server, 2008 R2 -Windows Server 2008), Linux Operating Systems (Debian -Ubuntu) storage system.

Skills:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment, including changing requirements and priorities
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, with the ability to communicate on technical topics to non-technical audiences

Age:

  • Candidate must not be more than 50 (fifty) years of age at the point of recruitment and must be an ECOWAS citizen.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Anual Salary
USD 98955 – USD 3355./ USD 12465 – USD16575.

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Job Application Form”, fill it and send it as an email attachment together with their CV’s to: [email protected] No certificate should be attached.

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