European Development Fund (EDF) Official Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

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European Development Fund (EDF) Official Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

European Development Fund (EDF) – Created in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome and launched in 1959, the European Development Fund (EDF) is the EU’s main instrument for providing development aid to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and to overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

We are recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:

1. Job Title: Programme Officer, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Vacancy code: GOPA/PARCI/MBB/PMMNE/2019102
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Consultant
Job category: Professional
Department/office: ECOWAS, Dept. of External Relations
Project: EU Support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants

Background Information
The ECOWAS Commission adopted in December 2016 the Regulation PC/REX.4/12/16 establishing a Regional European Development Fund (EDF) Cell within the ECOWAS Commission to support the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO). The main objective of the Cell is the facilitation of project programming and preparation, coordination of activities with the different stakeholders, information, communication and training.

The role of the cell is to provide support to the RAO on the following:

  • Identification, formulation, programming and coordination of the implementation of EU funded programmes;
  • Monitoring and evaluation and audits of the EU funded programmes;
  • Coordination among the ECOWAS departments involved in the implementation of the EU funded activities;;
  • Dialogue with the EU, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ECOWAS Member States, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the EU funded programmes;
  • Support the preparation of meetings of the EU funded programmes governance bodies, including the Technical Working Group (TWG/GTT) and the Strategic Orientation Committee (SOC/COS) meetings;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Strategic Orientation Committee;
  • Training to ensure the reinforcement of the capacities in the domains of programming, identification and formulation, implementation and financial & contractual management of EU funded programmes.
  • Development of information systems as well as other systems for monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of the programmes at contributing to the efficiency of the cooperation, improvement of the results, easing the information flows among stakeholders.

Objectives

  • We seek to recruit four staff members to be employed in the European Development Fund (EDF) Cell to support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme funded by the European Union.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively coordinate, monitor, and report on EU funded programme
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation missions for the regional/national components of EU Funded programmes.
  • Prepare progress reports on the activities of the regional component adopting a holistic view of the
  • EU Funded Programmes taking into account the progress of the national components.
  • Preparation of reports of the outcome of the regional and overall steering committees to be presented to the participants.

Qualification and Skills

  • Degree in Project Management, Law, Economics, Business, Development Studies, Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Good knowledge of M&E of programmes.
  • Good knowledge of EDF programmes and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and at least one of the other two official ECOWAS languages (French or Portuguese).

General Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in international development sector for a public administration or an international regional organisation.
  • At least 1 year experience in working in West Africa Region.

Specific Professional Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in M&E of which at least 2 years must be in international donor funded programmes.

Conditions of Employment:

  • ECOWAS Member State Citizenship is required.

Application Closing Date
Friday, 25th October, 2019. (Time (CET) – 5:00PM)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and include a detail CV to: mne.parci@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


2. Job Title: Programme Officer, EDF Rules, Procurement, Contract and Finance
Vacancy code: GOPA/PARCI/MBB/ERPCF/2019103
Location: Abuja
Job category: Professional
Department/office: ECOWAS, Dept. of External Relation
Contract type: Consultant
Project: EU Support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants

Background Information
The ECOWAS Commission adopted in December 2016 the Regulation PC/REX.4/12/16 establishing a Regional European Development Fund (EDF) Cell within the ECOWAS Commission to support the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO). The main objective of the Cell is the facilitation of project programming and preparation, coordination of activities with the different stakeholders, information, communication and training.

The role of the cell is to provide support to the RAO on the following:

  • Identification, formulation, programming and coordination of the implementation of EU funded programmes;
  • Monitoring and evaluation and audits of the EU funded programmes;
  • Coordination among the ECOWAS departments involved in the implementation of the EU funded activities;;
  • Dialogue with the EU, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ECOWAS Member States, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the EU funded programmes;
  • Support the preparation of meetings of the EU funded programmes governance bodies, including the Technical Working Group (TWG/GTT) and the Strategic Orientation Committee (SOC/COS) meetings;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Strategic Orientation Committee;
  • Training to ensure the reinforcement of the capacities in the domains of programming, identification and formulation, implementation and financial & contractual management of EU funded programmes.
  • Development of information systems as well as other systems for monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of the programmes at contributing to the efficiency of the cooperation, improvement of the results, easing the information flows among stakeholders.

Objectives

  • Our client seeks to recruit four staff members to be employed in the European Development Fund (EDF) Cell to support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme funded by the European Development Fund

Responsibilities

  • Support the coordinator in the implementation and coordination of the activities and ensuring the timely delivery of high quality outputs. These include drafting of activity and financial reports required.
  • Support of on-going 10th & 11th EDF programmes and their closure, planned activities include monitoring of progress, overview of procurement operations, contract/project management, financial management and supervision of implementation.
  • Support the financial management of the EU Funded Programmes, while assuring compliance with donor procedures
  • Contribute to building capacity in procurement through training and support advice.

Qualification and Skills

  • Degree in Project Management, Law, Economics, Business, Development Studies, Engineering or related disciplines
  • 3 years’ experience in procurement/finance/contract management of donor funded projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of EDF rules and procedures and EU funding instruments for EDF -“PRAG”.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and at least one of the other two official ECOWAS languages (French or Portuguese).

General Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in international development sector.
  • At least 1 year of experience in working in West Africa Region.

Specific Professional experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a procurement and finance in an international cooperation programme/project funded by EU.
  • Experience in preparing bidding documents for services and supplies.
  • Proven good knowledge on EDF procedures and instruments.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU implementing modalities (MOPE, PAGoDA, Service Contracts) and EU rules and procedures including PRAG and PRAG for programme estimates.

Conditions of Employment:

  • ECOWAS Member State Citizenship is required.

Application Closing Date
Friday, 25th October, 2019. (Time (CET) – 5:00PM)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and include a detail CV to: edf.parci@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


3. Job Title: Programme Officer, IT/Communication
Vacancy Code: GOPA/PARCI/MBB/ITCOM/2019104
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job category: Professional
Department/office: ECOWAS, Dept. of External Relations
Contract type: Consultant

Background Information

  • The ECOWAS Commission adopted in December 2016 the Regulation PC/REX.4/12/16 establishing a Regional European Development Fund (EDF) Cell within the ECOWAS Commission to support the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO). The main objective of the Cell is the facilitation of project programming and preparation, coordination of activities with the different stakeholders, information, communication and training.

The role of the cell is to provide support to the RAO on the following:

  • Identification, formulation, programming and coordination of the implementation of EU funded programmes;
  • Monitoring and evaluation and audits of the EU funded programmes;
  • Coordination among the ECOWAS departments involved in the implementation of the EU funded activities;;
  • Dialogue with the EU, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ECOWAS Member States, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the EU funded programmes;
  • Support the preparation of meetings of the EU funded programmes governance bodies, including the Technical Working Group (TWG/GTT) and the Strategic Orientation Committee (SOC/COS) meetings;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Strategic Orientation Committee;
  • Training to ensure the reinforcement of the capacities in the domains of programming, identification and formulation, implementation and financial & contractual management of EU funded programmes.
  • Development of information systems as well as other systems for monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of the programmes at contributing to the efficiency of the cooperation, improvement of the results, easing the information flows among stakeholders.

Objectives

  • Our client seeks to recruit four staff members to be employed in the European Development Fund (EDF) Cell to support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme funded by the European Union.

Responsibilities

  • Major responsibilities include but not limited to the following, develop and oversee the Cells communication strategy and activities related to the Cell’s outreach.
  • Ensure strategic and timely flow of information and key messages about the Cell, its operations, and its analytical work to key external and internal audiences.
  • Work closely with the project teams to organize – often across multiple teams – press briefings; major conferences and seminars; public, print media, or broadcast media appearances; and other communications-related activities.
  • Write and/or oversee the preparation, production, and dissemination of both routine and complex outreach products (e.g., backgrounders, media packets, news releases, op-eds/articles, radio/TV broadcasts, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, Q&As, videos, websites, speeches, briefing notes, feature stories, etc.) that promote the image of the EU-ECOWAS Cooperation.
  • Work closely with ECOWAS, Department of Communications’ online and social media teams to manage and maintain the Cell’s website and social media, including Facebook and blog sites.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science or other relevant field.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in outreach and communications work, with specialized knowledge on working with media and social media.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
  • Knowledge and applied work experience in social media sufficient to execute, lead, or advise others in assuring that online communication and audience engagement tools and channels are fully leveraged.
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle/juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines. Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong computer skills – has the ability to use standard technology packages, e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Notes, Internet, etc.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and at least one of the other two official ECOWAS languages (French or Portuguese) and an ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style.

General Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years professional experience.
  • At least 1 year experience in working in West Africa Region.

Specific Professional Experience:

  • Communication – Very good ability at communicating with internal and external partners, and can articulate their communication needs; solid understanding of relevant international development topics.
  • Social Media, Information Channels, and Communication Tools Awareness – Has moderate experience in and/or demonstrates excellent familiarity with and working knowledge of media channels and tools.
  • Content Development – Has moderate experience in and/or demonstrates proficiency at a level sufficient to take full responsibility for the development of communication materials or lead others in developing drafts of communication materials.
  • Content and Style Editing – Excellent written communications skills; has experience in and/or demonstrates substantive working or functional proficiency level sufficient to write, rewrite, or edit complex communications products for purposeful structure, clarity of ideas, and the logical, persuasive presentation.

Conditions of Employment

  • ECOWAS Member State Citizenship is required.

Application Closing Date
Friday, 25th October, 2019. (Time (CET) – 5:00PM)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV to: itc.parci@gmail.com clearly indicating the “Job Title” as subject of your mail.


4. Job Title: Programme Coordinator
Vacancy code: GOPA/PARCI/MBB/PROCO/2019101
Location: Abuja
Job category: Professional
Contract type: Consultant
Department/office: ECOWAS, Dept. of External Relations
Project: EU Support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants

Background Information
The ECOWAS Commission adopted in December 2016 the Regulation PC/REX.4/12/16 establishing a Regional European Development Fund (EDF) Cell within the ECOWAS Commission to support the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO). The main objective of the Cell is the facilitation of project programming and preparation, coordination of activities with the different stakeholders, information, communication and training.

The role of the cell is to provide support to the RAO on the following:

  • Identification, formulation, programming and coordination of the implementation of EU funded programmes;
  • Monitoring and evaluation and audits of the EU funded programmes;
  • Coordination among the ECOWAS departments involved in the implementation of the EU funded activities;;
  • Dialogue with the EU, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ECOWAS Member States, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the EU funded programmes;
  • Support the preparation of meetings of the EU funded programmes governance bodies, including the Technical Working Group (TWG/GTT) and the Strategic Orientation Committee (SOC/COS) meetings;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Strategic Orientation Committee;
  • Training to ensure the reinforcement of the capacities in the domains of programming, identification and formulation, implementation and financial & contractual management of EU funded programmes.
  • Development of information systems as well as other systems for monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of the programmes at contributing to the efficiency of the cooperation, improvement of the results, easing the information flows among stakeholders.

Objectives

  • We seeks to recruit four staff members to be employed in the European Development Fund (EDF) Cell to support to the ECOWAS Commission through the WAEMU Institutional Capacity Building Programme funded by the European Union.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure efficient monitoring of the EU funded projects, in coordination with the WAEMU Commission and in the context of improved coherence with other partners’ interventions.
  • Support of coordination and policy dialogue such as policy dialogue, TWG/GTT and SOC/COS meetings with the EU, and conduct of periodic high-level coordination meetings with EU and implementing partners.
  • Participate/follow up in the coordination of activities of the EU funded programmes at the national level with the office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) of the Member States in close collaboration with the ECOWAS implementing directorates.
  • Contribute to capacity building through training and advisory support.
  • Lead and coordinate the activities of the Cell ensuring the supervision of the staff of the cell and the timely delivery of high quality outputs.

Qualification and Skills

  • Advance degree in Project Management, Law, Economics, Business, Development Studies, Engineering or related disciplines
  • 10 years’ experience as Team Leader or Project Manager
  • Deep knowledge of EU funding instruments (PRAG).
  • Deep knowledge of EDF programmes and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
  • Proven strong reporting skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and at least one of the other two official ECOWAS languages (French or Portuguese).

General Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in international development sector.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in West Africa Region.

Specific Professional Experience:

  • Experience as team leader/project manager in an international cooperation programme/project funded by an international partner such as EU, USAID, World Bank, AfDB, DANIDA etc. for a period of more than one year.
  • Experience in managing internationally funded programmes/projects.

Conditions of Employment:

  • ECOWAS Member State Citizenship is required.

Application Closing Date
Friday, 25th October, 2019. (Time (CET) – 5:00PM)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and include a detail CV to: pco.parci@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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