Principal Programme Officer, Youth Policy and Programmes Implementation

ECOWAS Youth and Sport Center - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Référence annonce ECW-COMM/REC/YOS-P/001/2015

Poste publié le 26/11/2015

Type de contrat International

Durée du contrat Indéterminée

Niveau d'étude Bac + 3

Niveau d'expérience Au moins 10 ans

Fonction / Service: Social Affairs and Gender

Date limite candidature 04/12/2015

Poste n° 471

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Contexte / Présentation de l'employeur

  • Department: Social Affairs and Gender

  • Directorate: ECOWAS Youth and Sport Center

  • Grade: P5

  • Annual Salary: USD 52,273 - USD 59,100

  • Supervisor: Director, ECOWAS Youth and Sport Centre

  • Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/YOS-P/001/2015

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Closing Date: 04 December 2015

Description du Poste et Responsabilités

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is head of the Division, Youth Policy and Programme Implementation and reports to the Director of the Centre.
  • S/he shall provide strategic leadership, develop and coordinate the implementation of ECOWAS policies, action plans and programmes on youth and youth employment. To that end, s/he shall:
  • Assist the Director and coordinate the implementation of ECOWAS programmes and policies on youth, including policy harmonisation;
  • Define an advocacy programme in various sectors of youth development;
  • Conduct policy and programme dialogue with ECOWAS member States on youth development;
  • Interface with, and canvass for funding from international development partners on matters relating to youth development and youth employability in West Africa;
  • Liaise and collaborate with other experts in youth development or related fields to discuss issues on youth development, youth exchanges and latest findings and guidelines on youth development, etc with a view to enrich ECOWAS policies and actions and presenting to ECOWAS for adoption and implementation, the best international practices in the field;
  • Ensure that lessons learnt are analysed and included in the Centre’s development programmes or other initiatives that directly contribute to achieving the goals and objectives of ECOWAS.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of the Centre.

Profil et critères de sélection du candidat



  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or equivalent professional qualification in youth development and related fields ;


  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant professional experience in the field of youth development, two (2) of which must be in a managerial or supervisory position;
  • Possession of Advanced University degree will reduce required years of relevant professional experience to eight (8) years, of which two (2) in a managerial or supervisory position;


  • Must have a good knowledge of the missions, policies and similar institutional orientations pertaining to youth  development and employability issues;
  • Must have a good knowledge of the operations of youth centres and civil society organisations involved in youth development issues;
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural environment and under pressure;
  • Must have sound conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Must have perfect computer proficiency.


Candidates should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be citizens of one of the ECOWAS member states.


Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission: English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

Informations complémentaire sur l'emploi

Secteur d'activité: Organisation sous-régionale

Type de poste: Temps plein

Horaires de travail: Horaire normal

Langue de travail: Français

Deuxième langue de travail: Anglais

Autre langue possible: Portugais

Délai de candidature: 04/12/2015