Principal Officer, Legal Services & Research at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Financial Group of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African nations. Based on 28 Might 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to advertise financial integration throughout the area.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Principal Officer, Authorized Companies & Analysis

Location: Abuja

Establishment: ECOWAS Group Courtroom of Justice

Grade: P5

Standing: Everlasting

Division: Analysis

Directorate: Analysis and Documentation

Division: Authorized Companies & Analysis

Line Supervisor: Director, Analysis And Documentation

Function Overview

  • Below the supervision of the Director, Analysis and Documentation, the incumbent shall undertake authorized analysis and evaluation, write authorized opinions and report on numerous points pertaining to the judicial work of the Courtroom and its day-to-day functioning, whereas offering authorized assist to the Workers and different providers of the Courtroom, as required.

Supervising:

  • Senior Analysis Officers
  • Analysis Officers

Roles and Duties

Managerial Duties:

  • Lead the Analysis group in conducting authorized analysis and evaluation on assigned circumstances, monitor workers efficiency  and guarantee high quality of labor and output supply inside prescribed deadlines;
  • Determine and apply motivational incentives and revolutionary analysis methodologies, whereas offering steerage and management all through the analysis course of, from conceptualization, by way of knowledge assortment and evaluation to the writing of sound authorized opinions, complete contract and partnership agreements, and rigorous tutorial paper displays;
  • Design and Provoke initiatives and packages on analysis instruments improvement, together with thematic reviews, authorized texts assortment, index of jurisprudence, follow guides and literature evaluate throughout the ambit of the Courtroom’s mandate and jurisdiction;
  • Contribute to the event and implementation of authorized analysis methods, insurance policies, pointers and procedures, in accordance with statutory necessities, worldwide requirements {and professional} greatest practices;
  • Present common efficiency suggestions to the Director and share related data with the Analysis group, as applicable;
  • Making ready finances submissions, creating annual procurement and work plans, securing vital approvals, monitoring implementation and making certain common efficiency reporting.

Technical Duties:

  • Research and advise on the principles, follow and jurisprudence of the Courtroom;
  • Undertake and supervise authorized analysis and evaluation on pending circumstances earlier than the Courtroom;
  • Draft authorized briefs and opinions on numerous authorized problems with Group curiosity;
  • Produce thematic reviews and a subject-matter Index of the jurisprudence of the Courtroom;
  • Put together and evaluate draft contracts and partnership agreements involving the Courtroom;
  • Present authorized recommendation and assist in respect of workers profession administration in accordance with the ECOWAS Workers Laws;
  • Produce tutorial papers and displays on the follow and jurisprudence of the Courtroom;
  • Present authorized assist and recommendation to the Workers and different providers of the Courtroom, as required;
  • Put together the draft annual finances and work program of the Analysis and Authorized Service;
  • Help the Director within the administration and coordination of the Analysis and Authorized Service;
  • Help and Signify the Director, as required, in conferences and work periods of each statutory and advert hoc committees;
  • Report back to the Director on all official actions and duties carried out;
  • Carry out some other activity as could also be assigned.

Educational {Qualifications} and Expertise

  • Grasp’s diploma (or equal) in Legislation, with a specialization in Human Rights and Humanitarian Legal guidelines, Worldwide Legislation, Administrative or financial regulation from a acknowledged College;
  • 10 years of progressively accountable expertise in administrative regulation or associated areas together with 2 years related worldwide work and 5 years at a supervisory stage;
  • Information of ECOWAS rules and guidelines, insurance policies, procedures and operations;
  • Demonstrated skilled competence and mastery of administrative regulation and judicial procedures and skill to evaluate and edit the work of others and handle the functioning of an workplace and its workers members;
  • Sturdy analytical abilities and skill to conduct complete authorized analysis on a spread of points together with these of a novel or complicated nature;
  • Skilled expertise in authorized illustration and follow, together with authorized analysis, evaluation and writing of court docket processes throughout the judicial system, in a regulation agency or a authorized workplace of an intergovernmental group, a state company or a human rights NGO;
  • Glorious information of worldwide regulation and skill to use authorized experience in analyzing complicated authorized points and creating revolutionary authorized options;
  • Information of the follow and process of worldwide Courts and Tribunals;
  • Information of Authorized points arising out of regional integration processes and worldwide and regional mechanisms on the promotion and safety of human rights;
  • Sturdy drafting abilities and skill to arrange sound authorized briefs, submissions and opinions;
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Age Restrict:

  • Be beneath 50 years previous. This provision doesn’t apply to inside candidates.

ECOWAS Key Competencies:

  • Skill to guide in assigned packages and initiatives by offering the mandatory managerial and operational experience required for the success of the group’s mandate;
  • Skill to guide by instance and arrange teamwork to encourage cooperation to attain focused outcomes, champion and construct momentum for change and to result in worker engagement; develops and implements inside controls for pilot program to handle potential limitations to implementation;
  • Skill to respect chain of command in an applicable method;
  • Glorious self-management abilities, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for inside controls of guidelines, delegations and transparency;
  • Skill to carry collectively complementary abilities/experience, assess particular person contributions and acknowledge/handle accomplishments and shortcomings in a way that brings continued success to the group;
  • Information of program administration on the stage often acquired from a certification in program administration.
  • Skill to analysis benchmarks and tendencies to result in one of the best suggestions for the event and enchancment of packages/initiatives that can greatest serve the group/group;
  • Properly-developed networking and interpersonal abilities to hunt suggestions, data and knowledge from a community of pros from a number of nations/sectors/organizations and to determine and prioritize essentially the most essential group necessities;
  • Skill to handle and co-ordinate consumer administration initiatives and make suggestions;
  • Skill to develop and implement greatest practices in consumer providers;
  • Skill to develop and implement stakeholder administration plans, packages and initiatives to acquire buy-in on new initiatives, to raised perceive dissenting views, to acquire assets and to extend perceptions of success.
  • Skill to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of different individuals from assorted backgrounds, understanding numerous cultural views particularly inside West Africa with the power to transform range into alternatives to enhance program/operational outcomes;
  • Skill to create a various and inclusive interactive atmosphere that advantages from numerous strengths bringing collectively revolutionary practices;
  • Skill to stay goal in managing battle no matter cultural variations /positions, gender variations, and encourage different workers to beat cultural and gender bias and  variations;
  • Skill and accountability for incorporating gender views and making certain the equal participation of ladies and men in all areas of labor;
  • Skill to serve the curiosity of culturally numerous multinational groups/organizations/communities and individuals with incapacity with out prejudice and bias.
  • Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational construction, related dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, take part, contribute and lead successfully;
  • Information of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities in addition to the financial, political and social state of affairs and tendencies in member states, as pertains to personal scope of labor;
  • Information of ECOWAS greatest practices, program administration approaches and analysis methods to guide and/or contribute to the event or evaluation of packages, initiatives or initiatives;
  • Information of the ECOWAS guidelines and procedures with a purpose to appropriately interpret and apply directive textual content, present technical recommendation, coach others and assess efficiency.
  • Skill to research a state of affairs by utilizing indicators to evaluate the prices, advantages, dangers, and possibilities for fulfillment, in making  choices;
  • Skill to drag collectively data from totally different sources to determine the reason for issues, penalties of other causes of motion, potential obstacles and methods to keep away from the issue sooner or later;
  • Skill to interrupt down very complicated conditions/data into easy phrases  to clarify suggestions and conclusions aimed toward fixing issues or bettering operations/packages/initiatives;
  • Skill to develop new insights into conditions, apply revolutionary options to issues and to design new strategies of addressing points or disconnects the place established strategies and procedures are inapplicable or now not efficient.
  • Skill to speak with impression, clearly and concisely in a succinct and arranged method conveying credibility & confidence when making displays, setting expectations and explaining complicated points;
  • Skill to pay attention intently and appropriately interpret messages from others and reply appropriately;
  • Completed technical writing and modifying abilities;
  • Exhibit energetic listening abilities to encourage stronger communication amongst  group members, to point out care and make them really feel valued and to  drive worker engagement in all establishments and companies;
  • Skill to offer constructive suggestions, present recognition, handle shortcomings and encourage direct reviews to work at peak efficiency;
  • Proficiency in  data communication applied sciences(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of many ECOWAS official languages of the Group (English, French & Portuguese). Information of a further one might be an added benefit.
  • Organizational and challenge/program administration abilities with vital expertise figuring out timelines, targets, prices and assets essential to ship on operational/program/challenge outputs in step with outcome based mostly administration strategy;
  • Skill to set efficient objectives and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or challenge priorities in response to altering circumstances;
  • Skill to make use of participatory strategy in challenge planning and determine gaps affecting the achievement of program/challenge expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to construct the specified activity;
  • Skill to implement rigorous monitoring and analysis practices and to set in place common reporting schedules related to key outputs;
  • Skill to plan, arrange, management assets, and to adjust to insurance policies, procedures and protocols to attain particular objectives.

Annual Wage

UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42

Utility Closing Date

twelfth December, 2020.

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