Economic Community of West African States is Recruiting For Information Manager
Economic Community of West African States
Abuja, NG
2d ago
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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 : Information Manager

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  • Location : Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

    Institution : GIABA (ECOWAS)

    Grade : P3 / P4

    Department : Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

    Directorate : Director-General

    Division : Communication & Advocacy

    Line Supervisor : Communication & Advocacy Officer

    Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Officer, Communication & Advocacy, the incumbent shall manage and maintain the Information Centre.
  • He / She shall also be responsible for managing sensitisation and public outreach activities in French and Portuguese speaking GIABA member States.

    Role and Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage the Information Centre;
  • Effectively supervise the staff under him / her;
  • Develop and implement sensitisation and public outreach programs and activities in the countries under his / her responsibilities;
  • Monitor and report on media activies as it relates to the work of GIABA on contiuous basis;
  • Maintain an eLearning training centre and deliver online training to relevant stakeholders;
  • Undertake advocacy activities and facilitate the advocacy activities of the Director-General;
  • Establish and maintain partnership with government agencies, professional bodies, academia, students, private sector, the media and other civil society bodies in support of GIABA’s AML / CFT activities;
  • Ensure wide media coverage for GIABA activities;
  • Maintain a physical library to serve AML / CFT reference centre;
  • Support the academia, students and other researchers conducting studies on ML / TF and AML / CFT;
  • Contribute to reports and other publications of GIABA;
  • Ensure the planning, coordination and control of activities of the Communication and Advocacy Unit;
  • Ensure internal and external visibility of the actions and results of the Centre and, for this purpose, produce periodicals, bulletins, newsletters, etc. as required;
  • Organise press engagements, from time to time, to disseminate strategic information and GIABA products;
  • Support the organisation of media events of the Director-General and delegated staff;
  • Assist with the communication, sensitisation and outreach needs of program activities;
  • Support the maintenance of the GIABA website;
  • Develop IEC materials for different target groups for production and distribution at different fora;
  • Maintain a database of various stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain social media and other network platforms;
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a befitting image for the institution;
  • Support events planning as may be required from time to time;
  • Contribute to the speeches of the Director-General;
  • Support GIABA national correspondents to enhance their communication strategy and outreach;
  • Periodical reporting to the line supervisor on activities implemented and the results obtained;
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
  • Academic Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Public Relations, Mass Communication or related any field from a recognized University;
  • 5 years responsible experience in journalism, strategic communications, public information or international relations;
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of strategy and guidelines for internal communications and the production of innovative platforms for the promotion of internal communication in ECOWAS;
  • Proven knowledge of communication, information and public relations and the ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships.
  • 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 instil 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 and colleagues to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • 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 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 customer service standards;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • 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

    UA45,511.85 USD71,808.60 / UA53,235.34 USD83,994.71

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