Program Officer, Cross Border Cooperation

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JOB VACANCIES AT THE ECOWAS COMMISSION

 

 Job Ref # ECW/CHR/MR/3105/2017
Title of Position PROGRAMME OFFICER, CROSS BORDER COOPERATION
Supervisor Principal Programme Officer, Cross Border Cooperation
Grade Level P3
Department Trade, Customs and Free Movement & Tourism
Directorate Free Movement  & Tourism
Duty Station Abuja, Nigeria
Duration Contract
Job Summary Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the surveillance of the border.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist in providing support to cross-border cooperation pilot projects implemented under the auspices of ECOWAS in favor of stability and development, and analyzing the impact of cross-border cooperation on free movement, the right of establishment and migration.
  • Assist in establishing a Community cross-border cooperation financing fund.
  • Assist in Initiating concrete regional community cooperation projects.
  • Participate in developing good neighborliness relations between ECOWAS Member States and between ECOWAS and its neighbors.
  • Assist in identifying border areas that can serve as bases for cross-border cooperation.
  • Assist in initiating regional and multilateral development projects in collaboration with the other technical directorates of the Commission and those of Member States.
  • Participate in discussing and initiating a vast medium- and long-term land use planning program.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with bilateral agreements on inter-State land boundary demarcation.
  • Participate in initiating campaigns to raise the awareness of populations straddling borders, of the need for peaceful cohabitation.
  • Assist in monitoring ECOWAS Member States’ boundary delineation/demarcation processes.
  • Assist in identifying sources of border problems. Preparing a directory of land borders. Building national authorities’ and local communities’ border management capacities.
Minimum Requirements
Educational Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration or related field;

Experience

  • A minimum of  five (5) years of experience. A higher degree will reduce the number of years experience by two (2) years.
  • Experience with a regional , governmental, non-governmental or international organisation is desirable.

Language:

  • The candidate must be fluent in one of the official languages of ECOWAS namely, English, French and Portuguese. Working knowledge of another language will be an advantage.

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