Head, Hansard [Abuja, Nigeria]

POSTED BY: Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS)
Date Published:Monday, May 20, 2024
Date of Expiration:Saturday, November 16, 2024

 Nigeria |  ABUJA in Nigeria
PUBLISHED ON: 01/05/2024
CLOSING DATE: 30/05/2024
JOB CODE: 20003037
ANNUAL SALARY UA66,123.98, USD104,330.42
STATUS Permanent
DIRECTORATE Parliamentary Affairs & Research
LINE SUPERVISOR Director, Parliamentary Affairs & Research
SUPERVISING 3 Editors of Debate
DUTY STATION Abuja, Nigeria
Applications should be sent to: b46headhansard@ecowas.int

Under the supervision of the Director, of Parliamentary Affairs and Research, the incumbent shall be responsible for coordinating and recording the proceedings of the Parliament and production of the Hansard.

1. Supervise and coordinate the work of the Hansard Division to ensure the timely production of accurate verbatim reports of the proceedings of Parliament and its committees.
2. Oversee the compilation, collation, editing, indexing, and printing of the official reports of proceedings of Parliament and its committees.
3. Initiate and implement policies to ensure quality control in the production of reports of Parliament.
4. Draft and provide briefing material and notes to support decision-making.
5. Apply international formats and standards in Hansard production to ensure the highest quality of reports.
6. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

1. Master’s degree or its equivalent in Communication, Political Science, Law, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or in a similar field from a recognized University.
2. Ten (10) years of professional experience in Parliamentary Affairs and Research including five (5) years at supervisory level.
3. Experience in a National or Regional Parliament or an International Organization is an added advantage.
4. Knowledge of the policies being pursued by the major institutions of the ECOWAS Community.
5. Proven capacity to draft and provide briefing material and notes to support decision-making.
6. Good academic knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by Parliament.
7. Experience in reporting, editing, proofreading, and typesetting is required.

Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

1. Ability to lead assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfillment of the organization’s mandate.
2. Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement.
3. Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner.
4. Excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regard for internal controls of rules, delegations, and transparency.
5. Ability to bring together complementary skills/expertise, assess individual contributions and recognize/address accomplishments and shortcomings in a manner that brings continued success to the organization.
6. Knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.
7. Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization.
8. Well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information, and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements.
9. Ability to manage and coordinate client management initiatives and make recommendations.
10. Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services.
11. Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.
12. Ability to be diplomatic, tactful, and respectful of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes.
13. Ability to create a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths bringing together innovative practices.
14. Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences.
15. Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
16. Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational teams/organizations/communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.
17. Understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute, and lead effectively.
18. Knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political, and social situation and trends in the Member States, as pertains to own scope of work.
19. Knowledge of ECOWAS best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects, or initiatives.
20. Knowledge of the ECOWAS rules and procedures in order to appropriately interpret and apply directive or text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.
21. Ability to analyze a situation by using indicators to assess the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success in making decisions.
22. Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future.
23. Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects.
24. Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.
25. Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations, and explaining complex issues.
26. Ability to listen intently and correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately.
27. Accomplished technical writing and editing skills.
28. Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies.
29. Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings, and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance.
30. proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT).
31. Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
32. Organizational and project/program management skills with significant experience identifying timelines, targets, costs, and resources necessary to deliver on operational/program/project outputs in line with result-based management approach.
33. Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances.
34. Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task.
35. Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs.
36. Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals.

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