Job Position of A Public Account Specialist At ECOWAS COMMISSION
The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS as generally referred to, is a regional economic union of fifteen countries in the Western part of Africa. It was created to serve as a peace-keeping force supportive of each other when the need arises among member states in West Africa.
ECOWAS Branches are Six in Number. They include: Human Resources Management; Energy and Mines; Education, Science and Culture; Telecommunications and IT; Industry and Private Sector Promotion.
ECOWAS STATES include:
NIGER, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, TOGO,CÔTE D’IVOIRE,GAMBIA, GHANA,BURKINA FASO,BENIN; CABO VERDE,GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, LIBERIA and MALI.
The ECOWAS commission invites application from eligible and interested candidates to fill up the following positions:
Job Position: Public Account Specialist (in charge of the Harmonization, Adoption and Implementation of Public Accounting Framework)
Job Location: Abuja
Main Objective for Selection of a Public Account Specialist
The major objective is to employ the services of a Consultant (Public Finance Expert) that can assess Public Accounting Frameworks in member states< NIGER, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, TOGO,CÔTE D’IVOIRE,GAMBIA, GHANA,BURKINA FASO,BENIN; CABO VERDE,GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, LIBERIA and MALI > and formulate as well as implement a strategy to harmonize the Public Accounting Framework in ECOWAS.
Duration: 6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Carefully examine the existing documents on:
- The responsibilities of Authorizing Officers and Public Accounts in Member states;
- Budget implementation operations;
- Public accounting and Government Account,
- Control of budget execution in Member States;
Advanced degree or post graduate qualification in Law / Economics (Master’s degree at least) with specialization in Public Finance obtained from a reputable institution.
- Must be a Specialist in Public Finance possessing at least 10 years of practical working experience as Public Accountant.
- He/ she must before now have undertaken at least one (1) similar assignment;
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Excellent Computer Knowledge, including Microsoft office packages especially(MS Word, ExceI, Power Point
Applicants must be fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in one of the ECOWAS official languages (which are English, French or Portuguese. Knowledge of any other languages will be of an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
20th September, 2019.
How to Apply for the position of a Public Account Specialist at the ECOWAS Commission
Interested and qualified candidates should provide information that indicates that they possess the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.
After which the Expressions of Interest (1 original and 3 copies) should be delivered in sealed envelopes and marked thus –“Recruitment of a Public Account Specialist in charge of the Harmonization, Adoption and Implementation of the Public Accounting Framework”.
Download Expression of Interest form Here
All applicants who are interested should study the article 87 of the ECOWAS Tender Code(Download the PDF in the link provided below.)”Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees” is the Article and it covers corrupt and fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract.
Also, applicants are advised to refer to Article 17 of the ECOWAS TENDER CODE ”Conflict Of Interest” as it does relate with this job position.
The shortlisted candidate will be interviewed for the position.
Click here to download the ECOWAS Tender code pdf
The ECOWAS Tender Box,
The Directorate of General Administration,
Floor ECOWAS Commission,
101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
If you require more information, send your questions to the following email addresses:
Questions are entertained from 9am to 5pm during the period of this recruitment exercise. Please be professional and formal in your interaction with the team on the email addresses provided above.
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