Duties and Responsibilities
He or she will have the following specific responsibilities:
- Follow up the implementation of the project while considering measurable output, outcome and impact indicators
- Liaise with all relevant stakeholders regarding implementation of the projects, identify and track follow-up actions; Provide information and guidance to increase impact and cost effectiveness.
- Initiate relevant activities for the successful implementation of the project Draft relevant sections of the project reports to donors
- Manage project information and channel internal and external requests to the relevant parties;
- Undertake field visits and communicate with people
- Participate in occasional meetings with the projects Stakeholders
- At the end of a project, ensure that the Project Completion Report (PCR) is prepared following AUC guidelines on content and format
- Perform any other relevant tasks that may be assigned by the Manager of EPF
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field related to conflict prevention, peace keeping, post-conflict reconstruction or socio-economic development;
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on projects;
- Excellent skills (written and spoken) in one of ECOWAS official languages (English, French, Portuguese). A working nowledge in one of the two others would be an advantage;
Computer proficiency (MS Office-Word-Excel-PowerPoint as a minimum);
- Excellent analytical and organisational management skills and good inter-personal skills. Similar experience at international level is an advantage.
- He/she should be in sound health with the ability to work under pressure in a cross-cultural & complex environment, diplomatic framework;
- Ability to travel and undertake short term trips to various localities;
- Capacity to analyze complex situations, to make proposals and report are important factors.
- Professionalism: Knowledge of policies related to conflict, post-conflict operations, peace-building. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remain calm in stressful situations. Planning and organising: Proven ability to work under pressure and to use limited resources effectively,
Teamwork: Ability to operate effectively across organisational and country boundaries; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic work environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve organisational goals.
Communication: Excellent communication skills (written and spoken in French, English or Portuguese), including ability to draft/edit a variety of reports.
Candidates should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.
Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.