ECOWAS Recruitment 2020/2021: Available Positions and How to Apply

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If you have been wanting to know whether the Economic Community of West African States has started recruiting, then I have good news for you.  The ECOWAS Recruitment exercise for 2020/2021 is currently ongoing.

The 2020/20201 Recruitment Forms for ECOWAS Job Applications are now available on their portal.

So, if you are an unemployed Nigerian or citizen of any ECOWAS member states, then you can select from the ECOWAS job opportunities in this article.

The interesting thing about this ECOWAS recruitment opportunities is that they come with very attractive salaries.

This job update will furnish you with all the information you need to successfully apply and get a job With ECOWAS.

You will get access to the job details, recruitment application form, recruiter emails and other information.

Before you get to those details, it’s important for you to read up this article to get salient information about ECOWAS.

This might come in handy during your application process and, hopefully,  interview session.

What is ECOWAS all about?

The Economic Community of West African States is basically a regional economic group of sixteen West African countries. 

The commission has its headquarters in Abuja , Nigeria.

Members of the ECOWAS community includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Waden, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea – Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. 

Mauritania left its membership in 1999 while Guinea and Niger were suspended in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

What are the main objectives of ECOWAS?

The main objectives of ECOWAS include to;

  • Encourage development and cooperation in economic, social and cultural areas.
  • Improve the lifestyle of people of all member countries, increasing and sustaining economic stability.
  • Improve the relationship between member countries, and contribute to the development and progress of Africa.

For ECOWAS Recruitment 2020 Application Form, Ecowas Career, Job Vacancies, visit official portal www.ecowas.int click on “Career” link to see the current vacancies, recruitment updates, application form.

How to Apply for Available Positions in the Ongoing Ecowas Recruitment– Step by Step

  • First, visit the Website of Economic Community of West African States- www.ecowas.int
  • Click on the “Career” link available at top menu of the recruitment portal
  • You will be redirected to Current Careers page
  • Here you can see current vacancies, closing date, and duty station
  • Click on any position given under vacancy title
  • Read job title, role overview, roles and responsibilities, academic qualification, experience, age limit and other posts

What job positions are available in the 2020/2021 ECOWAS Recruitment Exercise?

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The ECOWAS Recruitment application form is out for various positions with different deadlines for submission of application. 

Candidates who meet with their requirements can apply online through the official recruitment portal.

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ECOWAS job information, salaries and application closing dates

Here is the list of all available job openings currently accepting applications in the commission.

Take some time to visit each of them to see the requirements before applying.

1. Principal Program Officer, System Management and Planning

Education requirement: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Project Management, Economics, Geo-Information Systems, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Social Science or a similar field from a recognized University;

Job location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application deadline: 10 November 2020

2. Program Officer, Agribusiness And Value Chains Development

Education requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economy, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Agri-food or related field or any similar field from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 5 years of professional experiences in the field of Agri-business, development of agricultural sectors

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

3. Programme Officer Ecowas Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS)

Education requirement: 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.

Work Experience: Have at least 8 years of professional experience in the field Agriculture Statistics and Data analysis and management.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

4. Programme Officer, Aquaculture Development

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in aquaculture, aquatic sciences, fisheries, agriculture, biology and animal nutrition, or in a related discipline or in a closely related field of a recognized University.

Work Experience: Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

5. Programme Officer Livestock Development – Pastoralism and Transhumance

Education Requirement: Bachelors’ Degree in livestock engineering, veterinarians, rural development, agronomy, or related field, or at least a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Economy or any equivalent in field from a recognized University

Work Experience: 5 years of professional experience in the field of livestock development, zoo-technics, animal and veterinary sciences, territorial development

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

6. Programme Officer Marine and Continental Fisheries Development

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in development economics, fisheries economics or marine affairs with a specialization in marine and continental fisheries, or natural resource management and/or governance environmental policy and other field related to marine and continental fisheries from a recognized University

Work Experience: Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

7. Programme Officer, Food Security and Nutrition

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in aquaculture, aquatic sciences, fisheries, agriculture, biology and animal nutrition, or in a related discipline or in a closely related field of a recognized University.

Work Experience: Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the formulation and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

8. Chairman ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

Education Requirement: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electromechanical engineering, energy, economics, finance or law from a recognized university in a discipline related to the mandate of the organization and the position.

Work Experience: 15 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of energy especially in generation, transmission, distribution or sale and/or regulation, law, economics and finance financial management, diplomacy in a senior leadership capacity with a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on issues related to the ECOWAS region; experience working with the Member States and delegations in the context of international organizations; extensive experience in program and project planning, financing and oversight;

Job Location: Accra, Ghana

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2020

9. Principal Officer, General Admin & Conference

Education Requirement: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Management, Business Administration or Social Science from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years of progressively responsible experience in general administration, conference logistics, procurement or related field, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

10. Principal Officer, Communication

Education Requirement: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in journalism, public relations, mass communication or related field from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years responsible experience in journalism, communications, public relations, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

11. Principal Accountant, Finance

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a complex organizational environment, in budget formulation, financial monitoring, accounting and financial reporting, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

12. Principal Officer, Human Resources

Education Requirement: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources, Social Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University.

Work Experience: Ten (10) years of professional experience in Human Resource Management, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

13. Principal Program Officer, Infrastructure

Education Requirement: Masters degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Public Works, Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering, Telecommunications/Electronics Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or Finance, with extensive experience in infrastructure projects, or any Masters degree in Applied Science related to infrastructure, from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years of progressive experience of applied infrastructure analysis in a developing country context, working on policy development processes and programmes, planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems and telecommunications, of which at least 2 years relevant international work and 2 years at a supervisory level.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

14. Principal Officer, Language Services

Education Requirement: Master’s degree or equivalent in Translation (Revisor) from a recognized University/institution;Bachelors or Master degree in Conference Interpretation from a recognized University/Institution.

Work Experience: 10 years of experience in translation or interpretation, at least 4 of which should have been revision experience or as a staff interpreter

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

15. Principal Officer, Library, Documentation & Research

Education Requirement: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or any related field from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years of professional experience in public affairs including 5 years at a supervisory level

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

16. Principal Officer, Protocol

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in political science, international relations, management, public relations, communications or related fields from a recognized University.

Work Experience: 10 years of progressively responsible experience in conference management, protocol services or related field, including 2 years of relevant international work experience and 2 years of experience in conference and protocol at a supervisory level.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020

How to Avoid Fake ECOWAS Recruitment

In the midst of the difficulty of finding work and the difficulty of finding the right candidate, sometimes some fake job vacancies appear that are deliberately made to attract job seekers.

In order not to be consumed by the temptation of job vacancies, you need to recognize the characteristics of fake job vacancies and the right way to avoid them.

Characteristics of fake companies vacancies

  • Recruiters’ e-mails do not match company names
  • Everything is unclear
  • The company cannot be found online
  • You find it on social media
  • Job advertisements appear excessive

Tips for avoiding fake ECOWAS job vacancies

  • Do your research first
  • Avoid companies that ask for your personal data
  • Be careful if you are asked for money