Job Title: Political Advisor
Organisation: ECOWAS Commission
Location: Niamey, Niger
Closing Date: 7 February 2021
Salary: UA48,078.94 USD75,858.95/UA55,624.68 USD87,764.62
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
Under the authority of the Resident Representative, the incumbent will work with the Representative of the ECOWAS Commission’s President to brief him/her on various matters and offer advice on different matters and issues relating to politics in the sub-region. He/She shall review various matters and provide advice on national and regional politics. He/She shall also write speeches and communiqués presenting the ideas, options and views of the Commission in such a way as to inform stakeholders and explain certain positions taken by ECOWAS.
The political adviser shall take into consideration all factors in a given situation, analyse same and advise the Resident representative. He/She shall present reports from time to time.
Role and Responsibilities
Establish a surveillance system to gather information that may influence national or regional politics
Regularly assess political situations and events and their consequences, and render report thereof
Give appropriate advice regarding the country situation and ECOWAS’ position to the Resident Representative
Explain the organisation’s positions, draft summary notes and write the Representative’s speech
Analyse the laws and rules of the area and provide information on the political and economic situation of the country to the Resident Representative
Assist in the development and implementation of the political content of ECOWAS Commission statutory meetings and the Group of Ambassadors meetings
Ensure close relations and contacts are maintained with leaders and all political and social bodies to make them understand ECOWAS position on all subjects
Under the supervision of the Resident Representative, participate in meetings organised by leaders, social actors or the political class, to which ECOWAS is invited
Ensure working links and information channels between the Office and the technical departments of the Commission. Organise and implement, under the authority of the Resident Representative, all activity aimed at enhancing the visibility of ECOWAS in Niger
Contribute to the preparation and organisation of all the Office’s official missions
Ensure that matters under his/her purview are strategically monitored
Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned by the Permanent Representative.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in political science, international relations, social sciences, economics, law, public administration or similar field, from a recognised university.
Seven years’ experience with increasing responsibility in political affairs, governance, diplomacy, conflict resolution, security or a related field;
An understanding of political, economic, governance and security, as well as conflict management and resolution dynamics
Technical skills for the collection of information, research and analysis with modern technology.
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