ECOWAS RECRUITMENT | Public Finance Specialist
The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS as generally referred to, is a regional economic union of fifteen countries in the Western part of Africa. It was created to serve as a peace-keeping force supportive of each other when the need arises among member states in West Africa.
ECOWAS Branches are Six in Number. They include: Human Resources Management; Energy and Mines; Education, Science and Culture; Telecommunications and IT; Industry and Private Sector Promotion.
ECOWAS STATES are:
NIGER, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, TOGO,CÔTE D’IVOIRE,GAMBIA, GHANA,BURKINA FASO,BENIN; CABO VERDE,GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, LIBERIA and MALI.
The ECOWAS Commission, invites application from eligible and interested candidates to fill up the following positions:
Job Position: A Public Finance Specialist in Charge of the Harmonization of Public Department Management Framework
Job Location: Abuja
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) represented by the ECOWAS Commission within the framework of the execution of its 2019 budget intends to apply a portion of the budgeted funds to strengthen the Multilateral Surveillance Directorate by the engagement of a Public Finance Specialist in charge of the Harmonization of the Public Debt Management Framework.
The main objective is to employ the services of a Consultant (Public Finance Expert in Public Debt management) to assess current strategies for and mechanism employed to member countries public debt management and to formulate and implement a strategy for the harmonization of national public debt management strategies and practices for the ECOWAS region.
The -consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for a maximum period of six (6) months. The consultant is expected to be available in the ECOWAS office in Abuja full time. Duties and responsibilities of the consultant:
- Gathering and systematic review of all existing documents on public debt management in ECO WAS member States;
- Collation and review of all existing documents on the harmonization of Public Debt Management Framework in ECO WAS.
- Recommendation and harmonization of a framework for Public Debt management using the UEMOA documents on public debt management, among others, as working documents; This should include policies and procedures;
- Drafting of a Regulation on Public Debt Management in ECOWAS.
Advanced degree in Law / Economics (minimum master’s degree) with specialization in Public Finance from a recognized/ reputable institution preferably with post graduate studies in at least one of the relevant field;
- He or She should be a Specialist in Public Finance with at least 10 years of practical working experience in Public debt management.
- Must have undertaken at least one (1) similar assignment;
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Excellent computer and communication skills, including office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.).
Applicants must be fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in one of the ECOWAS official languages (which are English, French or Portuguese. Knowledge of any other languages will be of an added advantage.
All applicants who are interested should study the article 87 of the ECOWAS Tender Code(Download the PDF in the link provided below.)”Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees” is the Article and it covers corrupt and fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract.
Also, applicants are advised to refer to Article 17 of the ECOWAS TENDER CODE ”Conflict Of Interest” as it does relate with this job position.
The shortlisted candidate will be interviewed for the position.
Click here to download the ECOWAS Tender code pdf
Application Closing Date
20th September, 2019.
After which the Expressions of Interest (1 original and 3 copies) should be delivered in sealed envelopes and marked thus –“Selection of Project Promotion Specialist to promote ECOWAS priority projects”.
Download the Expression of Interest form here
The ECOWAS Tender Box,
The Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division,
1st Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
P. M. B. 401,
If you require more information, send your questions to the following email addresses:
Questions are entertained from 9am to 5pm during the period of this recruitment exercise. Please be professional and formal in your interaction with the team on the email addresses provided above.
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