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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Computer Science Teacher
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Computer Science Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for Computer Science at all Key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high-quality learning environment within the Computer Laboratory
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behavior, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related to Computer Training.
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of Computer Science.
  • Evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information & Technology or other related science courses.
  • Work experience and Other Skills
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite ;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Composition of Application:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
  • A criminal/police record of less than 6 months.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.cstl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Computer Science Teacher on the subject line.

Job Title: Physics Teacher
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Physics Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for Physics at all Key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high quality learning environment within the physics area
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behavior, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related to Physics
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of physics
  • Evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education

  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in Physics or other related science courses.

Experience and Other Skills:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.ptl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Physics Teacher on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Geography Teacher
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected Start Date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Geography Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for Geography at all Key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high-quality learning environment within the Geography area
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related to Geography.
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of Geography.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography or other related Science courses.
  • Work experience and Other Skills
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.gtl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: “Application for the Post of Geography Teacher” in the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Language Art Teacher
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
  • mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
  • provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Language Art Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for English and Literature at all key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high-quality learning environment
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related the Language Art
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of English Language and Literature
  • Evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English & Literature Studies or other related courses.

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite ;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage
  • Composition of Application:
  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
  • Criminal/police record of less than 6 months.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.latl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Language Art Teacher on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Chemistry Teacher
Location
: Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble
The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.

Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:

  • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
  • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Chemistry Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for Chemistry at all Key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high quality learning environment within the Chemistry area
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related to Chemistry.
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of Chemistry.
  • Evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry or other related Science courses.

Work Experience and Other Skills:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.ctl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Chemistry Teacher on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Asset Management Specialist
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level.
  • The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Asset Management Specialist will work directly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the management of Ministry of Agriculture fixed assets including agro equipment, vehicles, land irrigation system and plants.
  • Coordinate and account for the management of assets across the fifteen counties of Republic of Liberia.
  • Develop and manage assets monitoring and tracking system
  • Build the capacity of local team in assets management
  • Develop value chains for both cash and food crops

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture Economics or other related fields

Experience and Other Skills:

  • Two years of experience in Farm Asset Management
  • Two to three years of experience in a professional agriculture sales position, production, extension, education or finance position or
  • Two to three years of experience in a related field with an agriculture background
  • Solid working knowledge of agriculture production
  • Prolific analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of post conflict ommunity will be an advantage
  • Ability to identify and resolve day to day management issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.
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Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.amsl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Asset Management Specialist on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Agro-Geologist
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Agro-Geologist will work directly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct Nation –wide soil suitability survey and mapping
  • Coordinate effective irrigation techniques, utilization and management
  • Create a credible data base for projects
  • Provide technical advice year round cultivation crop and climate issue

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master Degree in Geology or Environmental Studies

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • 2 years’ experience in Agro- Geology projects
  • Knowledge of a range of sciences and their applications
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers
  • Computer literacy and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.agl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Paediatrician on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Mathematics Teacher
Location:
Republic of Liberia
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level.
  • The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Mathematics Teacher will work directly with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow schemes of work for Mathematics at all Key Stages
  • Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Ensure a high quality learning environment within the Mathematics area
  • Ensure discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • Promote aspects of Personal Development related to Mathematics
  • Update professional knowledge and expertise as appropriate to keep up to date with developments in teaching practice and methodology, in general, and in the curriculum area of Mathematics
  • Evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Mathematics or other related science courses.

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of post conflict community will be an advantage
  • Ability to live and work in remote places.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;
  • Good inter-personal skills

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a basic Monthly Living Allowance of 412.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of all ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 38 years by the date of recruitment.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.mtl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Mathematics Teacher on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Driver/Messenger
Location
: Sierra Leone
Catégorie : National Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme
Expected starting date: 01st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble
The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.

Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:

  • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
  • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Country Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Programme Administrative Assistant, the incumbent will work as a Driver/Messenger to transport personnel of the Programme and other functional partners.

S/He will :

  • Ensure the delivery and retrieval of mails, documents, folders, or specific goods.
  • Transport staff or visitors to town, or to other parts of the country or abroad.
  • Ensure daily maintenance of the vehicle (washing, cleaning and checking of the levels of: fuel, oil, water and tyre pressure, and top them up to appropriate levels).
  • Report any malfunctioning of the equipment and make repairs in authorized garages.
  • Maintain the logbook of the vehicle and keep accurate records of all expenses incurred.
  • Follow specific instructions, procedures and standards for efficient use of the vehicle to avoid damage to the vehicle, and to ensure the comfort and safety of the passengers.
  • Comply with the driving laws and regulation in force in the country as well as the procedures governing the use of ECOWAS vehicles.
  • Ensure the update of all administrative documents of the vehicle.
  • Ensure the renewal of the vehicle insurance at least one (01) month before the expiration date
  • Carry out any other relevant task assigned by the Office.

Qualifications and Experiences Required
Education :

  • A minimum of class 3 of secondary school education (3 years of secondary education)
  • A minimum of class B driver’s license

Experience :

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience, good driving history. Very good knowledge of the highway code
  • Knowledge in auto mechanics will be an asset
  • Experience working with a regional or international organization would be considered an advantage.

Language Requirements :

  • A mastery of oral and written English language is a must.
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial 12 month contract will be offered with a total basic monthly living allowance of 247.5$ US or its equivalent in local currency.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to ONLY nationals of Sierra Leone, an ECOWAS Member State, aged not more than 35 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS National Volunteer position.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.dsl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Driver/Messenger, Sierra Leone on the subject line.

 

Application Deadline 18th July, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Radiologist
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Radiologist will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff activities to ensure the delivery of medical imaging services for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provide radiology services to support diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Provide technical support to medical and allied staff for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Provide capacity building for Radiography staff to enhance service delivery.
  • Develop and implement guidelines and processes to facilitate the delivery of radiology services.
  • Perform any other duty assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Radiology from a recognized University
  • Work experience and Other Skills
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in Radiography
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite.

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1,112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE (MS Word) to download the Job Application Form, fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Radiologist on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Consultant Midwife
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Consultant Midwife will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides expert professional nursing care to patients
  • Supervise the Nursing officers, Nurse Specialists and Senior Nurse Specialists working in units
  • Provides expert professional advice to patients and colleagues
  • Undertakes research in a specialist area/member of research group developing MoHS wide research
  • Provides specialist training & education/ develops education programmes for other staff, students
  • Monitor and ensure that standards in nursing care is maintained;
  • Participate in the development of National Health Action Plan/Policy and responsible for establishing how policies should be interpreted;
  • Advice the Deputy/Chief Nursing Officer on nursing technical issues
  • Appraise Nursing/Midwifery personnel;
  • Plans specialist nursing service provision, including education & training
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate nurses and nursing services at national, regional and local levels;
  • Responsible for ensuring the safe use of specialist equipment;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have served as a Specialist Nurse/Specialist Midwife
  • Must have had relevant working experience in a public institution for five years of which must be in a managerial position
  • Must have two (2) Publications to his/her credit
  • Must carry an updated Nurse/Midwife License
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1.112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of midwife on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Nurse Anaesthetist
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level.
  • The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Nurse Anaesthetist will work directly with the Ministry of Health and sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Participates in the training of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • Supervises the Work Performance of Nurse Anesthetists and Senior Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Performs any other duty so assigned by the Chief Nurse Anaesthetist.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates must possess a Degree in Anaesthesia with at least 4 Years working experience
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Computer literacy and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1,112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: evp.recruitment.nasl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Nurse Anaesthetist on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.
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Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Obstetrician/Gynaecologist will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to the Chief Medical Officer on all matters relating to obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Perform caesarean sections and other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients’ health and deliver babies safely
  • Prescribe or administer therapy, medication and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness
  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal and post-natal periods
  • Monitor the post-natal health of child and mother’s progress and evaluate treatment or refer when required
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment & advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues
  • Prepare annual work plan and report to the Chief Medical Officer on matters pertaining to Obstetrics & Gynecology department
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patient’s/family members
  • Advice patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene and disease prevention
  • Perform any other duty assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • A Fellow of West African College of Physicians from an accredited university.
  • Must have an updated registration license with Medical and Dental Council

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of active work experience with three years as a Senior Specialist as Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1.112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Obstetrician/gynecologists on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: General Surgeon
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer General Surgeon will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing and implementing policies and programmes in line with the mandate.
  • Lead a medical team in providing specialist care such as diagnosing and treating of surgical patients.
  • Provide professional advice to medical board on the referral of patient for oversee treatment.
  • Undertake and organize undergraduate and post graduate training.
  • Lead clinical research projects to evaluate surgical techniques against other techniques
  • Perform any other assigned official duty.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • A minimum Master’s Degree in Surgery from an accredited university.
  • Must be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council.
  • Work experience and Other Skills
  • A minimum of ten (10) years working experience, four (4) of which as a Specialist
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1,112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of General Surgeon on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Financial Assistant
Location
: Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS National Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble
The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.

Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:

  • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
  • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level.
  • The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Financial Assistant will work directly with the Ministry of Finance of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Process Financial and Business Form for the purpose of checking account balances, facilitating purchases etc.
  • Perform Routine Calculations to produce analysis and report as requested by the Financial Director
  • Create, send and follow up on Invoices
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets.
  • Review and Audit Financial Statement and Report
  • Suggest changes or improvement to increase accuracy efficiency and cost reduction
  • Answer Questions and provide assistance to EVP Country Office

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • A High School Diploma or a professional qualification/training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • At least Two (2) Years of Basic knowledge of accounting or financial principles/reporting
  • Basic knowledge in book keeping or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid working knowledge on MSOffice particularly Excel
  • Some knowledge about ECOWAS Volunteers and capacity building.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Composition of Application:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
  • A criminal/police record of less than 6 months.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial 12 months contract will be offered with a total basic monthly living allowance of $247.5USD or equivalent in local currency.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • This position is open to ONLY nationals of Sierra Leone. Candidates must not be older than 35 years at the date of recruitment
  • The allowance for this position is that of an ECOWAS National Volunteer with coordination/supervision responsibilities (a ‘non family’ position).
  • ECOWAS is committed to the promotion of gender equality and equity and therefore strongly encourages female candidates to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.fasl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Financial Assistant on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Pediatric Nurse
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level.
  • The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Pediatric Nurse will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform Pediatric nursing duties;
  • Supervise, monitor and coach nurses and other junior/auxiliary staff;
  • Administer and manage unit;
  • Ensure that the Bill of Rights of Patients is observed;
  • Ensure that the Code of Ethics for Nurses is observed;
  • Prepare Unit/ reports;
  • Collate and keep records, record and store heath data, and make available such data to appropriate officials;
  • Participate in the appraisal of staff;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Nursing Officer.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • A university degree in Nursing from a recognized institution

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • Must have worked as a Senior Staff Nurse for at least 5yrs
  • Must carry an updated Nurses/Midwives License
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1,112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: evp.recruitment.pnsl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Pediatric Nurse on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Paediatrician
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Paediatrician will work directly with the Ministry of Healthand Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Carry out comprehensive examination; perform and interpret diagnostic tests on children on a regular basis to assess their mental growth and physical development to determine medical condition and prescribed treatment.
  • Monitor patient condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescent.
  • Prescribe and or administer treatment, vaccination and other specialised medical care to treat or prevent illness, injury in infants and children.
  • Carry out minor surgical procedures on patients to remove, repair or improve functioning of injured body parts and system or to treat condition in patient.
  • Collect, record and maintain patient information such as medical history, report and examination result.
  • Ensure prompt referrals are done to other specialist when necessary.
  • Advice patients, parents or guardians on procedures and discuss tests results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
  • Conduct or participate in community outreach programs to sensitize community members on diet, activities, hygiene and measures to ensure disease prevention.
  • Direct and coordinate Nurses, medical Students and other junior medical personnel on morbidity and mortality meetings and other activities on research programs and management of pediatric illnesses.
  • Perform any other assigned official duty.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Must be a qualified medical Practitioner
  • Must possess a Post Master’s degree in Pediatric.

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • Must have served as a Senior Registrar for at least four (4) years.
  • Must have an updated registration license with Medical and Dental Council (MDCSL).
  • Must be a Member/Fellow of the West African College of Physician (Paediatrics).
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite;

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1.112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions:

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Paediatrician on the subject line.

 

 

Job Title: Family Medicine Specialist
Location:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

Preamble

  • The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
  • Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
    • Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
    • Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre

  • The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
  • The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
  • Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
  • The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
  • At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.

Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Family Medicine Specialist will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Admit and treat in-patient with various medical conditions such as diabetics, hypertension, heart attack, stroke etc.
  • Examine patients, take medical history and prescribe medication
  • Counsel patients on diet, hygiene and preventive health care
  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic test for appropriate treatment.
  • Assist in the development of policies and strategies of the department of Internal medicines.
  • Coordinate and participate in the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programs for staff at the hospital.
  • Perform any other assigned official duty.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Fellow of the West African College of Physician (FWACP) or equivalent Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).

Work experience and Other Skills:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience, three of which in a supervisory role.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
  • Good computer skills – Office Suite.

Language Requirements:

  • Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage

Composition of Application:

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
  • A criminal/police record of less than 6 months.

Conditions of Service

  • An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1,112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
  • At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
  • A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
  • Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.

Other Conditions

  • The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
  • This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
  • An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
  • ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates shoud send their Applications to: evp.recruitment.fmssl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Family Medicine Specialist on the subject line.

General Composition of Application

  • A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
  • A criminal/police record of less than 6 months.
  • Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should download (JOB APPLICATION FORM), fill it and send it as an attachment to the email address

 

Application Deadline 21st July, 2018.

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