|A Directorate in ECOWAS Community Institutions is a subset of Departments headed by Statutory Appointees or D2 level Officers. Directorates are headed by Directors or Officers holding Director level positions.Directors or Director level Officers are responsible for providing the expertise in particular areas for the design and implementation of technical projects in line with ECOWAS objectives.
Directors in ECOWAS provide leadership and management to major sector(s) of technical activities which are substantively important to the accomplishment of the Institution’s mandate. They are responsible for interpreting governing bodies’, the President’s and the Commissioner’s broad visions and policy guidelines, and for developing and managing goals and objectives to meet that mandate. D1 positions typically supervise 10 or more professionals some of who may be Division Chiefs at the P5 level and thus supervise other professional staff.
WEST AFRICAN HEALTH ORGANISATION
Department: Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
Post: Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control
|Salary||USD 60,372 – USD 75,005|
|Reports to :||DG – WAHO|
|Duty Station :||Abuja (Nigeria).|
|Reference||ECW/WAHO-CDC/1 (word format for download Executive Director)|
|Duties & Responsibilities|
|Leadership TasksDirectors or Director level Officers report directly to Departmental Heads. As the principal link between the Directorate and the wider beyond, the Director is responsible for:
The Director will supervise staff of the Directorate including Professional and General staff. He or she will utilize a range of transactional managerial skills to ensure that staff of the Directorate performs efficiently and effectively, and that they deliver the regular outputs needed at sufficient quality and in a timely manner.
Managerial tasks will include:
Use of Personal Expertise
While the Director will have a reserve of skilled professionals to draw upon, he or she may at times be called upon to apply his or her personal expertise directly in the relevant technical field in any of the following ways:
Under the supervision of the Director General of WAHO, under the control of the Governing Board and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Director will be saddled with running the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control with a view to assisting ECOWAS Member States in strengthening their capacities for more efficient control and prevention of diseases and other deficiencies through strengthened disease surveillance and rapid response to emergencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent shall exercise oversight over all activities of the Centre. More specifically, she/he shall:
Furthermore, the Director shall submit annually to WAHO:
- A Master’s degree in Medicine or Medical Sciences or in Public Health;
- A Doctorate degree or PhD in Medicine, Medical Sciences or Public Health would be an advantage.
- A minimum of twelve (12) years of cognate professional experience in disease surveillance and response preparedness including six (6) years relevant international experience and five (5) years in a supervisory level;
- Possession of higher degree would reduce the required professional experience to ten (10) years with five (5) years in a supervisory or managerial capacity;
- At least a-ten year training or similar practice in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Management of Health Services;
Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities)
The Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control must have demonstrated expertise in some or all of the following areas:
- Adaptive capacity: Be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a constantly evolving workplace, while performing effectively and efficiently her/his tasks;
- Ethics: Good understanding of socially acceptable behavior and administrative practices and ensure that her/his own behavior and the behavior of others meet these standards and are aligned with the values of the Organization;
- Building relationships: Build and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Communication: Ability to listen, and to speak and write clearly, thoughtfully and timely using suitable and efficient communication tools and techniques. Ability to communicate in two of the three official languages of ECOWAS will be an asset;
- Creativity and innovation: Fashion out new and unique ways to improve the finances of the Organization and create new opportunities.
- Foster team spirit: Work in synergy with others in order to set goals, solve problems and make decisions that will enhance the organization’s efficiency;
- Leadership: Positively influence others to produce results that will serve the best interest of the Organization;
- Decision-making: Appraise situations so as to determine the relevance, urgency and risks, and make clear and timely decisions in the best interest of the Organization;
- Organization: Set priorities, prescribe timelines; monitor progress towards the goals and activities, data and information;
- Planning: Develop strategies to promote the organization’s advancement, set goals, implement action plans, and assess processes and results;
- Troubleshooting: Assess situations posing problems so as to identify causes, gather and analyze relevant information, propose solutions, and make recommendations and/or fix the issues;
- Strategic thinking: Assess the possibilities and actions in the light of the trends and conditions pertaining to the environment, vision and values of the Organization.
Candidates must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Community: English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.
- Candidates should not be over 50 years old at the point of recruitment and must be citizens of one of the ECOWAS Member States.
How to Apply:
Applications should be send to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 22 May, 2018