Principal Officer, Protocol – De Spherical Desk

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JOB TITLE Principal Officer, Protocol
ANNUAL SALARY UA66, 123.98, USD104, 330.42
DIRECTORATE Workplace Of The Secretary Basic
DIVISION Protocol Division
SUPERVISING  Protocol Officer

Purposes must be despatched to:


Below the supervision of the Secretary Basic, this place will advise the Secretary-Basic and the Parliament on Protocol and Diplomatic issues and supervise Protocol Providers of the Parliament.


  • Advise on Protocol insurance policies and lead within the implementation of such insurance policies;
  • Plan, co-ordinate and supervise the work of the Protocol Division, together with contributing to the drawing up of the annual price range and supervising the employees of the Division to make sure provision of environment friendly Protocol companies to the Establishment;
  • Co-ordinate the Parliament’s inter-phase with the Diplomatic Neighborhood and facilitate entry to Diplomatic Missions and the Ministry of Overseas Affairs;
  • Guarantee efficient Protocol companies to the Honourable Speaker and different excessive stage delegations of the Parliament on official missions and guarantee VIP remedy for these personalities;
  • Supervise Protocol companies throughout classes and different conferences of the Parliament, together with receiving of visitors, planning of seating preparations, organising receptions, lodging and transport;
  • Supervise ticketing preparations for official journey and facilitate journey preparations such because the acquisition of visas;
  • Carry out some other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Grasp’s diploma in political science, worldwide relations, administration, public relations, communications or associated fields from a acknowledged College.
  • 10 years of progressively accountable expertise in convention administration, protocol companies or associated discipline, together with 2 years of related worldwide work expertise and a couple of years of expertise in convention and protocol at a supervisory stage;
  • Information of norms, guidelines and customs of diplomatic convention and protocol developed inside a world setting;
  • Capability to keep up updated info associated to protocol/journey companies, composition of organizations and of Governments;
  • Confirmed expertise in growing and implementing an efficient mechanism for the administration and supply of convention, protocol and journey companies.


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


  • capacity to guide in assigned programmes and initiatives by offering the mandatory managerial and operational experience required for the achievement of the group’s mandate;
  • capacity to guide by instance and manage teamwork to encourage cooperation to realize focused outcomes, champion and construct momentum for change and to result in worker engagement;
  • capacity to respect chain of command in an applicable method;
  • glorious self-management expertise, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for inside controls of guidelines, delegations and transparency;
  • capacity to convey collectively complementary expertise/experience, assess particular person contributions and acknowledge/handle accomplishments and shortcomings in a way that brings continued success to the group;
  • data of program administration on the stage often acquired from a certification in program administration.
  • capacity to analysis benchmarks and tendencies to result in the most effective suggestions for the event and enchancment of packages/initiatives that may greatest serve the group/group;
  • well-developed networking and interpersonal expertise to hunt suggestions, info and information from a community of pros from a number of nations/sectors/organizations and to determine and prioritize essentially the most vital group necessities;
  • capacity to handle and co-ordinate shopper administration initiatives and make suggestions;
  • capacity to develop and implement greatest practices in shopper companies;
  • capacity to develop and implement stakeholder administration plans, packages and initiatives to acquire buy-in on new initiatives, to higher perceive dissenting views, to acquire assets and to extend perceptions of success.
  • capacity to be diplomatic, tactful and respectful of different folks from diversified backgrounds, understanding numerous cultural views particularly inside West Africa with the flexibility to transform range into alternatives to enhance program/operational outcomes;
  • capacity to create a various and inclusive interactive surroundings that advantages from numerous strengths bringing collectively modern practices;
  • capacity 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;
  • capacity and accountability for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of labor;
  • capacity 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;
  • data of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities in addition to the financial, political and social scenario and tendencies in Member States, as pertains to personal scope of labor;
  • data of ECOWAS greatest practices, program administration approaches and analysis strategies to guide and/or contribute to the event or evaluation of packages, initiatives or initiatives;
  • data of the ECOWAS guidelines and procedures with a view to appropriately interpret and apply directive or textual content, present technical recommendation, coach others and assess efficiency.
  • capacity to research a scenario through the use of indicators to evaluate the prices, advantages, dangers, and probabilities for fulfillment in making choices;
  • capacity to drag collectively info from completely different sources to determine the reason for issues, penalties of other causes of motion, potential obstacles and methods to keep away from the issue sooner or later;
  • capacity to interrupt down very complicated conditions/info into easy phrases to elucidate suggestions and conclusions geared toward fixing issues or bettering operations/packages/initiatives;
  • capacity to develop new insights into conditions, apply modern options to issues and to design new strategies of addressing points or disconnects the place established strategies and procedures are inapplicable or not efficient.
  • capacity to speak with influence, clearly and concisely in a succinct and arranged method conveying credibility & confidence when making shows, setting expectations and explaining complicated points;
  • capacity to hear intently and appropriately interpret messages from others and reply appropriately;
  • achieved technical writing and modifying expertise;
  • exhibit energetic listening expertise to encourage stronger communication amongst workforce members and to  drive worker engagement in all establishments and businesses;
  • capacity to present constructive suggestions, present recognition, handle shortcomings and inspire direct stories to work at peak efficiency;
  • proficiency in info communication applied sciences(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of many ECOWAS official languages of the Neighborhood (English, French & Portuguese). Information of a further one might be an added benefit.
  • organizational and undertaking/program administration expertise with important expertise figuring out timelines, targets, prices and assets essential to ship on operational/program/undertaking outputs in keeping with end result based mostly administration strategy;
  • capacity to set efficient targets and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or undertaking priorities in response to altering circumstances;
  • capacity to make use of participatory strategy in undertaking planning and determine gaps affecting the achievement of program/undertaking expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to construct the specified job;
  • capacity to implement rigorous monitoring and analysis practices and to set in place common reporting schedules related to key outputs;
  • capacity to plan, manage, management assets, and to adjust to insurance policies, procedures and protocols to realize particular targets.



Vital Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the overall nature and stage of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They don’t seem to be to be construed as an exhaustive record of all tasks, duties and expertise required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different tasks along with these specified once in a while, as wanted
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    • Purposes submitted after the deadline won’t be thought-about.
    • As a result of urgency of the place, we now have the proper to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates might be invited for interview

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