How to Apply for Recruitment of International ECOWAS Volunteers 2023

How to Apply for Recruitment of International ECOWAS Volunteers 2023 | The Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) are now open application portal for international ECOWAS Volunteers 2023. The ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) is a demand-driven flagship programme of the ECOWAS Commission, How to Apply read through.

The program seeks to harness and inject the expertise and professional and personal contributions of mainly young citizens into the process of the implementation of national development agenda of their host countries and communities. And as they do so, they also build and develop their own capacities through contacts with their new professional and social-cultural environments and the lessons derived therefrom.

The overall objective of the programme:

  •  to reduce the incidence, duration and intensity of violent conflicts in Africa, with the following specific results:
  • The conflict cycle management under APSA is improved, with a focus on effective Early Warning Systems and the African Standby Force.
  • The effectiveness of cooperation within and around the APSA framework including CSOs engagement are strengthened
  • The APSA is more inclusive of youth and children.

Read Also:

ECOWAS Volunteers Positions:

Job Title: Communication and Visibility Specialist

Duty Station: Abuja, Republic of Nigeria
Category: International ECOWAS Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce/generate content for EPF website, CSO Portal, EPF Social Handles (YouTube, Instagram,
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Generate content for PAPS newsletters, APSA IV and Peace Fund visibility,
  • Compile relevant data and information from different sources and the internet
  • Post information on the websites and social handles
  • Edit documents and publications, and infographics
  • Create/generate content
  • Digitalize documents
  • Issue briefs and Press releases
  • Supervise the implementation of Visibility and Communication strategy
  • Facilitate the generation of Mix virtual/in-person platforms for meetings
  • Develop scenarios,
  • Design communication and visibility items
  • Assist in Producing documentaries
  • Apply/use digital photographic and video equipment
  • Create and manage alerts
  • Develop an online training platform
  • Facilitate meetings, events, forum

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education/Degrees – Master of Science/Master Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication
    related fields
  • Qualifications/Skills – Journalistic writing Classic and electronic media Report writing Content generation
  • Experience – 3 years minimum

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

Additional skills must include:

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Good computer skills and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)

Job Title: Computer Information Technology Specialist

Duty Station:  Abuja, Republic of Nigeria
Category:  International ECOWAS Volunteer
Type of Contract:  ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date:  1st July 2023
Duration: One (01) year, with possibility for renewal (depending on budget availability and satisfactory
performance)

The overall objective of the programme is to reduce the incidence, duration and intensity of violent
conflicts in Africa, with the following specific results:

  • The conflict cycle management under APSA is improved, with a focus on effective Early
    Warning Systems and the African Standby Force.
  • The effectiveness of cooperation within and around the APSA framework including CSOs
    engagement are strengthened and
  • The APSA is more inclusive of youth and children.

Duties and Responsibilities of Computer Information Technology Specialist:

The ECOWAS Volunteer Computer Information Technology Specialist shall work under the direct
supervision of EPF Manager, and shall undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support to the preparation, submission and follow up of the workplans of the implementing
    directorates
  • Collection, processing and dissemination of appropriate data and information related to the APSA
    IV Program, including the use of the AMERT platform
  • Compilation and processing of relevant data and generation of relevant information from several
    sources, both classic and online sources
  • Administration/management of EPF website, CSO Portal, EPF
  • Social Media Handles (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Assistance in generating content for global visibility
  • Posting information on the internet and the website and social handles
  • Enhance Info graphics of documents and publications
  • Protecting the website and social media handles from intrusion and hacking
  • Digitalization of documents
  • Facilitation for Mix virtual/in-person platforms for meetings
  • Website development
  • Creation and management of alerts
  • Development/facilitation of online forum, discussions, engagement, capacity development platforms

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education/Degrees – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields)
  • Qualifications/Skills – IT Certification Programming language Development of applications and websites Webmaster
    Network Administration/Internet security

Additional skills must include:

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Good computer skills and the ability to analyze numerical and graphical data
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative)
  • Knowledge of volunteerism will be an asset

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

How To apply

To avoid disqualification, all the applicants are required to:

  • Submit their application via email with this subject title,
  • Group all their documents into one (1) single PDF document,
  • Meet the deadline mentioned above.

Applications must be submitted via email to the address: epf.ievcommunication@ecowasvolunteers.com (and CC: cdjs@ecowas.int) with the title: Application for the Post of Communication and Visibility Specialist on the subject line.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2023

For more information: Visit International ECOWAS Volunteers

Leave a Comment