Posted on :
5 Jan, 2011
5 Jan, 2011
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in “all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters
Ecowas Commission is recruiting for HR Officer (Job Evaluation)(1 Position)
Internationally recruited position
Department: Administration and Finance
Directorate: Human Resources
Salary Scale: USD 63,067.27
Supervisor: Principal Officer Performance and Development
Duration: Two Years
The Human Resources Directorate has focused on transforming the organisation to meet standards of best case practice within the sector. Top on its priority list is ensuring the organisation has a system and culture that attracts and retains the best brains of West Africa who consider a career opportunity with ECOWAS. To position the organisation as an employer-of-choice, it is apparent our compensation system is revised considering the increasingly competitive market for talents. The organisation must thus ensure it offers attractive salaries, benefits and working conditions and provide efficient quality service to its staff in order to achieve higher rates of retention, high motivation levels and quality delivery of work activities. In addition, the Directorate needs to ensure a proper administration/processing of compensation/benefits-related claims to ensure they conform to set policies and procedures.
Duties and responsibilities
Review existing job descriptions within the organisation and conduct job analysis where necessary
Conduct organisational assessments to identify structure issues and concerns as a result of functional and role analysis, including overlap in accountabilities, duplication of work efforts and overall organisation effectiveness
Conduct in-depth analysis of organisational structures and roles to ensure full understanding of job context, job content and to accurately assess work and job levels
Support Job Evaluation Consultants through the process of developing policy and procedures for job evaluation
Perform job evaluation jobs within organisation using defined policy and procedures
Work with Compensation and Benefits team to determine pay spines for each job level
In collaboration with Job evaluation consultants, define job classes, job groups or job families and their charateritics
Train staff on job classifications
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences or related field
Minimum of five (5) years relevant human resources experience working with job evaluation system
Must have training and or certification in a job evaluation methodology
Analytical Skills: Strong diagnosis and analytical skills and ability in effectively assessing organisational structures, differentiation of work complexity and consistent application of job evaluation methodology.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate, verbally and in writing, including use of persuasive presentation
Diversity Awareness: Understanding and ability to work effectively with individuals having diverse styles, abilities, motivations and background (including gender and cultural differences)
Ethics and Integrity: Demonstrated practice of integrity and ethical behaviour in all circumstances
HR Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of Organisation Design (OD) and Job Evaluation (JE) concepts and principles and ability to conduct research in those areas of expertise; good knowledge of HR programmes and processes and their linkage to the OD and JE functions.
Innovation: Ability to be innovative, creating and sustaining a positive environment that supports calculated risk-taking
Organisational Knowledge: Ability to promptly understand organisation’s mission, vision and values and how this ties to meeting the organisation’s goals
Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to build and sustain trust-based relationships, both individually and collectively over time.
Strategic Thinking: Ability to link specific human resource initiative to the greater organisation mission and deliverables
Team Behaviour: Demonstrated understanding of team behaviour and ability to work in teams and ensure high performance
Candidate must not be fifty (50) years old or more at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.
Proficiency (speaking, writing) in one of the three official ECOWAS languages- English, French, Portuguese. Proficiency in more than one is an added advantage
Application Closing date: 8th January, 2011