Economic Community of West African States is Recruiting For Programme Officer, Ecowas Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS)
Economic Community of West African States
Abuja, NG
5d ago
source : Mrjobsnaija

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  • Address : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sir Tafawa Balewa House, Room 328, Western Wing , Opposite Eagle Square, Central Business District, P.
  • M.B. 130, Garki G.P.O. Abuja - Nigeria

    About Economic Community of West African States’s Job offer

    Job title : Programme Officer, Ecowas Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS)

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  • Institution : ECOWAS Commission

    Grade : P3 / P4

    Department : Agriculture, Environment And Natural Ressources

    Directorate : Agriculture And Rural Development

    Division : Agriculture

    Line Supervisor : Director, Administration & Finance

    Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Agriculture, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the ECOWAS integrated agricultural information system to enable analysis and decision-making
  • Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and implement the Regulation on ECOAGRIS and its steering, monitoring and governance bodies
  • Monitor and coordinate the National Focal Points and the ECOAGRIS Regional Focal Points,
  • Coordinate and ensure the permanent updating of the database of agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery products and markets,
  • Produce analytical reports (dashboard) on agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery production for the ECOWAS SAP-ECOLINK database,
  • Maintain the quality of the data collected in the countries and acquisition of Geo-Data from satellites
  • Ensure the IT security of the ECOAGRIS database in permanent consultation with the CILSS / AGRYMETH Center,
  • Collaborate with CILSS / AGRYMETH, UEMOA and other Regional and International Institutions Contributing to ECOAGRIS database
  • Ensure the availability of data to ECOWAS decision makers and interested Partners,
  • Provide data and information to food security early warning systems;
  • Formulate and Develop regional projects and actions on Agri-data development to allow Management to mobilize international funds.
  • Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Statistic, Engineering, Economy, Agri-economy, Agronomy, or related field, Rural Economy or any other relevant field from a recognized University
  • Have at least 8 years of professional experience in the field Agriculture Statistics and Data analysis and management
  • Broad experience as a program / project manager, project manager and programs;
  • Demonstrated experiences in the fields of agriculture statistic data collection, analysis and aggregation
  • Skills in agricultural policy formulation, project / program formulation, strategic planning or institutional and regulatory framework;
  • 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;
  • Ability to respect 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;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project / programme assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data / information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • 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;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.
  • Annual Salary

    UA49,106.81, USD77480.72 / UA56,591.37, USD89,289.87

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