Ecowas Commission: Commissioner of Administration, Conference and Protocol

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12 Sep, 2013

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Under the guidance of the President and in harmony with colleagues and the community, the Commissioner for Administration, Conference & Protocol is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring the General Administration of and Management of Conference and Protocol Services, Procurement of goods & services and material resources of the Commission in line with laid down rules and procedures.


•   Conceptualises, defines and implements strategy, policies and operational guidelines in Procurement, Conference & Protocol Services, Material Management and General Administration with a view to ensuring efficiency and further ECOWAS integration programmes;
•   Co-ordinates and harmonises Regional/Community policies to ensure the efficient compliance with the ECOWAS Tenders Code;
•   Collaborates with other regional International bodies, specialised institutions, Public-Private Partnerships to facilitate the implementation of Regional Programmes;
•   Collaborates and works in synergy with colleagues and other Commissioners;
•   Represents the President or Vice-President whenever necessary;

In addition to the functions listed above, the Commissioner is expected, among other things, to communicate a compelling vision to the ECOWAS role in integration programmes and ensure that staff and stakeholders subscribe to and support that vision.

•   The Commissioner is also responsible for leading and managing the mangers and staff reporting to him/her, which includes:
•   Ensuring that he/she remains a successful team player within the Commission of fifteen, by contributing to common goals, assuming a fair share of the work, supporting fellow Commissioners in their own initiatives, and making enough time to meet with other Commissioners on a regular basis to discuss common concerns.
•   Organising the Directorates under his /her authority efficiently, with clear reporting lines, definition of responsibilities, and ensuring that his/her own immediate staff help this process and do not become an obstacle.
•   Ensuring that during his/her absence, an officer-in-charge is thoroughly briefed and given the delegated authority to make decisions so that the work of the Commissioner is not obstructed.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A higher degree in the Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Management, and/or any related field, preferably at the doctorate degree level
•   Senior level experience in advocating for and representing a large organisation to partners and other stakeholders in the public service/private sector/international agencies
•   Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ work experience in Management, General Administration or any related domain with at least seven (7) successful years in a senior management position in a comparable organisation.
•   Must have managed other managers over several divisions.
•   Political exposure could be an added advantage;
•   Fluency in both oral and written English/French/Portuguese with good working knowledge of any other as a second ECOWAS official language.
•   Preference will be given to candidates who have directly managed private/public partnerships.
•   Good knowledge and practical use of Microsoft office tools.



•   Ability to plan effectively;
•   Ability to tap and develop staff potentials;
•   Capable of rewarding and sanctioning in the interests of improving staff performance;
•   Ability to set, monitor and maintain good performance standards;
•   Ability to chair meetings efficiently;
•   Good communication skills for influencing groups of peers and stakeholders outside the organisational (public speaking, writing, persuasiveness, credibility, negotiation, problem-solving)
•   Able team-player with peers (creates solutions to problems, creates ideas, takes on share of the work, reliable).
•   Drive and energy;
•   Demonstrates fairness;
•   Self-control and stress management methods;
•   Good personal organisation with ability to prioritise comfortably, adjust to rapidly changing priorities and to manage time well.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria


How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be submitted by hand or post to:

The Director
Africa & Regional Integration Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration
P. O. Box M53

Tel: +233 302 999623
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 20 September, 2013


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