Principal Officer, Communication – De Spherical Desk

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JOB TITLE Principal Officer, Communication
ANNUAL SALARY UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42
DIVISION Communication
LINE SUPERVISOR Secretary-Normal
SUPERVISING  Communication Officer

 Functions ought to be despatched to:


Below the supervision of the Secretary Normal, the incumbent will guarantee efficient dissemination of knowledge on the Parliament and its actions to all of the Group residents.peoples. He/She will even guarantee enhanced and steady visibility of the Parliament’s actions and programmes.


  • Plan, co-ordinate and supervise the work of the Communication Division by managing the communications dangers and alternatives of the establishment.
  • Lead within the formulation of a communication coverage for the Parliament to make sure efficient dissemination of knowledge on the Parliament to all of the peoples of the Group.
  • Associate with related officers of the establishment to successfully talk particular messages to focus on teams/audiences.
  • Formulate a Communication Plan to drive the establishment’s Strategic Plan and monitor and consider its affect inside the framework of desired outcomes.
  • Formulate the annual work plans together with the funds estimates of packages of the Division drawn from the general organizational Strategic Plan.
  • Determine or suggest applicable communication infrastructure for the Parliament according to ECOWAS coverage.
  • Guarantee efficient communications by way of numerous platforms, to a variety of stakeholders and Parliament’s constituents together with main-stream media, Members of Parliament, staff of Group Establishments, bloggers and new media communities, related authorities ministries and companies, civil society organizations, associate companies, spiritual/cultural leaders, influencers and opinion moulders, most people, and many others.
  • Supervise in addition to take part within the manufacturing of publications, audio-visual documentaries and publicity / PR supplies on the Parliament and guarantee their broad distribution amongst numerous related publics.
  • Advise Administration on points that will affect on the picture and popularity of the establishment.
  • Act as Net Editor for the establishment’s web site; edit net content material and guarantee immediate/real-time replace of content material utilizing a content material administration system (CMS), to make sure satisfactory net presence of the establishment; Rewrite or adapt contents for the Parliament’s web site, intranet in addition to the official social media platforms. Develop new content material and editorial tips.
  • Draft speeches, communiques, press releases and evaluations.
  • Organise public consciousness and sensitization campaigns on the Parliament’s actions and programmes.
  • Liable for the final administration of the Division, periodically assessing the human and materials useful resource wants and transmitting similar to Administration for applicable motion.
  • Supervise the coaching of finish customers to make sure optimum use of communication infrastructure to advance the course of the Parliament.
  • Set up and arrange a everlasting community of specialized and devoted media personnel in every Member State and internationally.
  • Carry out different duties as could also be required


  • Grasp’s diploma (or equal) in journalism, public relations, mass communication or associated subject from a acknowledged College.
  • 10 years accountable expertise in journalism, communications, public relations , of which a minimum of 2 years related worldwide work and a pair of years at a supervisory stage;
  • Confirmed competence in growing content material and implementing complicated communications methods to broaden consciousness of Programmes and priorities;
  • Information in drafting communication methods and plans so as guarantee visibility throughout key audiences, together with the media;
  • Competence in growing content material and implementing complicated strategic communications methods to broaden consciousness of Programmes and priorities and enhance their visibility throughout key audiences, together with the media;
  • Information to offer sound editorial judgment, together with on politically delicate points and to take choices with a watch to the affect on others and on the group.


Be beneath 50 years outdated. This provision doesn’t apply to inner candidates.


  • means to steer in assigned programmes and initiatives by offering the required managerial and operational experience required for the achievement of the group’s mandate;
  • means to steer by instance and arrange teamwork to encourage cooperation to realize focused outcomes, champion and construct momentum for change and to result in worker engagement;
  • means to respect chain of command in an applicable method;
  • glorious self-management abilities, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for inner controls of guidelines, delegations and transparency;
  • means to convey collectively complementary abilities/experience, assess particular person contributions and acknowledge/handle accomplishments and shortcomings in a fashion that brings continued success to the group;
  • information of program administration on the stage normally acquired from a certification in program administration.
  • means to analysis benchmarks and traits to result in the very best suggestions for the event and enchancment of packages/initiatives that may finest serve the neighborhood/group;
  • well-developed networking and interpersonal abilities to hunt suggestions, data and knowledge from a community of execs from a number of international locations/sectors/organizations and to determine and prioritize essentially the most vital neighborhood necessities;
  • means to handle and co-ordinate consumer administration initiatives and make suggestions;
  • means to develop and implement finest practices in consumer providers;
  • means to develop and implement stakeholder administration plans, packages and initiatives to acquire buy-in on new initiatives, to raised perceive dissenting views, to acquire sources and to extend perceptions of success.
  • means to be diplomatic, tactful and respectful of different folks from diverse backgrounds, understanding numerous cultural views particularly inside West Africa with the power to transform variety into alternatives to enhance program/operational outcomes;
  • means to create a various and inclusive interactive surroundings that advantages from numerous strengths bringing collectively progressive practices;
  • means to stay goal in managing battle no matter cultural variations /positions, gender variations, and encourage different employees to beat cultural and gender bias and variations;
  • means and accountability for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of labor;
  • means to serve the curiosity of culturally numerous multinational groups/organizations/communities and individuals with incapacity with out prejudice and bias
  • understanding of the ECOWAS organizational construction, related dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, take part, contribute and lead successfully;
  • information of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities in addition to the financial, political and social state of affairs and traits in Member States, as pertains to personal scope of labor;
  • information of ECOWAS finest practices, program administration approaches and analysis strategies to steer and/or contribute to the event or evaluation of packages, initiatives or initiatives;
  • information of the ECOWAS guidelines and procedures to be able to appropriately interpret and apply directive or textual content, present technical recommendation, coach others and assess efficiency.
  • means to investigate a state of affairs by utilizing indicators to evaluate the prices, advantages, dangers, and possibilities for achievement in making choices;
  • means to tug collectively data from completely different sources to determine the reason for issues, penalties of different causes of motion, potential obstacles and methods to keep away from the issue sooner or later;
  • means to interrupt down very complicated conditions/data into easy phrases to clarify suggestions and conclusions aimed toward fixing issues or enhancing operations/packages/initiatives;
  • means to develop new insights into conditions, apply progressive options to issues and to design new strategies of addressing points or disconnects the place established strategies and procedures are inapplicable or now not efficient.
  • means to speak with affect, clearly and concisely in a succinct and arranged method conveying credibility & confidence when making shows, setting expectations and explaining complicated points;
  • means to hear intently and appropriately interpret messages from others and reply appropriately;
  • achieved technical writing and modifying abilities;
  • exhibit energetic listening abilities to encourage stronger communication amongst crew members and to  drive worker engagement in all establishments and companies;
  • means to offer constructive suggestions, present recognition, handle shortcomings and inspire direct studies to work at peak efficiency;
  • proficiency in data communication applied sciences(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of many ECOWAS official languages of the Group (English, French & Portuguese). Information of an extra one can be an added benefit.
  • organizational and challenge/program administration abilities with vital expertise figuring out timelines, targets, prices and sources essential to ship on operational/program/challenge outputs according to outcome based mostly administration method;
  • means to set efficient objectives and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or challenge priorities in response to altering circumstances;
  • means to make use of participatory method in challenge planning and determine gaps affecting the achievement of program/challenge expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to construct the specified process;
  • means to implement rigorous monitoring and analysis practices and to set in place common reporting schedules related to key outputs;
  • means to plan, arrange, management sources, and to adjust to insurance policies, procedures and protocols to realize particular objectives.



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