PPO Internet, Cybersecurity & E-Applications

JOB TITLE PPO Internet, Cybersecurity & E-Applications

ECW/HR/17041923

INSTITUTION ECOWAS COMMISSION
GRADE P5
ANNUAL SALARY UA 66,123.98 USD 104,330.42
STATUS PERMANENT
AGENCY
DUTY STATION ABUJA / NIGERIA
DEPARTMENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DIRECTORATE DIGITAL ECONOMY & POST
DIVISION INTERNET CYBERSECURITY & E-APPLICATIONS
LINE SUPERVISOR DIRECTOR, DIGITAL ECONOMY & POST
SUPERVISING ·         Program Officer Internet & Cybersecurity

·         Program Officer e-Applications & e-Government

JD_Ang_PPO Internet, Cybersecurity & E-Applications

Applications should be sent to: b1CybersecueAppP@ecowas.int

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Principal Program Officer Internet, Cybersecurity & e-Applications will work with the Director Digital Economy & Post to carry out the implementation of Telecommunication/ICT programmes with a focus on cybersecurity and Internet development for ECOWAS Region and its Member states.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Lead the implementation of the ECOWAS cybersecurity Programme;

·         Provide leadership and strategic guidance and coordination of the activities on the development of Internet including Critical Internet infrastructures;

·         Propose appropriate measures to improve legal and strategic frameworks to enhance cybersecurity and to fight against cybercrime;

·         Coordinate the development of Cybersecurity capabilities of Member States to enhance the abilities of technical units in charge of cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime;

·         Oversee the situational analysis related to cybersecurity and cybercrime in the ECOWAS region;

·         Promote the development of effective electronic and mobile applications (e-government, m-health, e-education, etc.);

·         Supervise the functioning of the regional Observatory on telecommunications/ICT and Post to provide the ECOWAS Commission, Member States and international partners with market statistics.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·         Master’s degree (or equivalent) in ICT, information systems management, or any related field from a recognized university;

·         10 years progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development and implementation in the ICT sector and 5 years at a supervisory level;

·         demonstrated knowledge of information systems for large and complex geographically dispersed organizational environments;

 

AGE LIMIT

·         Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

 

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

·         ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate;

·         ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;

·         excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;

·         ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization;

·      ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;

·      well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;

·      ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success;

·         diplomacy, tact and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within west Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;

·         ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

·         ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias;

·         understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;

·         knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;

·         ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;

·         ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;

·         ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;

·         accomplished technical writing and editing skills;

·         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;

·         organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result-based management approach;

·         ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances.

 

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