Programme Officer Ecowas Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS)

JOB TITLE Programme Officer Ecowas Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS)
ANNUAL SALARY UA49,106.81,USD77480.72/UA56,591.37,USD89,289.87






Applications should be sent to:



Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, Agriculture, the incumbent shall monitor and coordinate the ECOWAS integrated agricultural information system to enable analysis and decision-making



•     Monitor and implement the Regulation on ECOAGRIS and its steering, monitoring and governance bodies

•     Monitor and coordinate the National Focal Points and the ECOAGRIS Regional Focal Points,

•     Coordinate and ensure the permanent updating of the database of agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery products and markets,

•     Produce analytical reports (dashboard) on agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery production for the ECOWAS SAP-ECOLINK database,

•     Maintain the quality of the data collected in the countries and acquisition of Geo-Data from satellites

•     Ensure the IT security of the ECOAGRIS database in permanent consultation with the CILSS / AGRYMETH Center,

•     Collaborate with CILSS / AGRYMETH, UEMOA and other Regional and International Institutions Contributing to ECOAGRIS database

•     Ensure the availability of data to ECOWAS decision makers and interested Partners,

•     Provide data and information to food security early warning systems;

•     Formulate and Develop regional projects and actions on Agri-data development to allow Management to mobilize international funds.




•     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

•     Have at least 8 years of professional experience in the field Agriculture Statistics and Data analysis and management

•      Broad experience as a program/project manager, project manager and programs;

•     Demonstrated experiences in the fields of agriculture statistic data collection, analysis and aggregation

•     Skills in agricultural policy formulation, project / program formulation, strategic planning or institutional and regulatory framework;



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



·         ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;

·         ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;

·         ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;

·         ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;

·         ability to utilize the  Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;

·         ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.

·         contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.

·         interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;

·          ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;

·         ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;

·         ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established  client service standards;

·         demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;

·         understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;

·         ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply  judgement, tact and diplomacy;

·         ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;

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

·         ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbiased and transparent manner.

·         knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;

·         knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;

·         knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;

·         knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;

·         knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.

·         ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make  recommendations;

·         ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;

·         knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;

·         ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.

·         demonstrate operational computer proficiency  using appropriate tools;

·         ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.

·         ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;

·         exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;

·         proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);

·         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.

·         ability to develop,  implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;

·          identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;

·         ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others  to set and meet deadlines;

·         ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

·         ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.




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