Strategic Planning Officer Recruitment At ECOWAS

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Strategic Planning Officer Recruitment At ECOWAS

Applications are invited for the vacant position of Strategic Planning Officer at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), interested candidates should proceed to apply but not until they are sure that they meet the following criteria.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Under the supervision of the Bureau & Strategic Planning Manager, the Strategic Planning Officer shall assist the Parliament to situate itself properly within the strategic vision of the community by helping to define and implement a well-targeted plan and evaluating its impact.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and contribute to the review and development of the Parliament’s quadriennial Strategic Plan;
  • Develop monitoring reports to track the progress across the Parliament in achieving the outcomes of the Strategic Plan;
  • Provide advice and support to Divisions in the development of monitoring plans for their project design documents;
  • Support the creation of good monitoring practices in the Secretariat by planning and conducting spot audits of monitoring practices by divisions and follow up with feedback and suggestions;
  • Keep track of the challenges and issues raised through monitoring reports from Divisions to see how this will impact on the ability of the Secretariat to meet the objectives of its Strategic Plan;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Secretariat’s six-monthly reports and the Annual Performance Report for presentation to the Secretariat’s governing bodies’ meetings.
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to divisional and inter-divisional meetings to support determining how divisions can achieve the strategic planning outcomes ;
  • Undertake research, where and when necessary, on issues of strategic importance and relevance to the implementation of the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Project Management, Economics from a recognized University.
  • 2 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in managing programmes or projects or related area is required;
  • Knowledge of Institution or agency programme area and ability to identify the required resources to contribute to the effective and efficient functioning of the programme team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management methods (including budget management, reporting monitoring, and evaluation)

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AGE LIMIT

Be below 50 years old.  This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • Must be able to respect the chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information, and resources;
  • Contribute to maintaining the organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Must be able to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues, and subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness, and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion;
  • ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgment, tact, and diplomacy;
  • ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences;
  • Must be able to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbiased and transparent manner.
  • knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes, and policies;
  • knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services, and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends, and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions, and/or internal committees.
  • knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges, and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance, and performance targets;
  • knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions, and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • ability to organize work set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators, and risks;
  • proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

How To Apply For Strategic Planning Officer In ECOWAS

Send your application b1p_stratplanoff@parl.ecowas.int

The application deadline is 2021-04-13

To apply for this job email your details to b1p_stratplanoff@parl.ecowas.int