Principal Programme Officer Cultural Affairs

CEDEAO / ECOWAS - Abuja (Nigeria)

Reference ECW-COMM/REC/HDG-P/001/2012

Type of Contract CDI

Duration of Contract Indéterminée

Education Bac + 3

Work Experience Au moins 10 ans

Department: Education, Science and Culture

Application Deadline 03/04/2014

Position n° 186

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About the employer / working context

Principal Programme Officer Cultural Affairs

Internationally recruited position

Department: Education, Science and Culture

Directorate: Education, Culture, Science & Technologie

Grade: P5

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

Supervisor: Director Education, Culture, Science and Technologie

Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/HDG-P/001/2012

Duration: Permanent

Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria

Closing Date: 03 April 2014

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Cultural Programme and Plan of Action;
  • Facilitate Cultural Exchanges;
  • Promote Cultural Industries and Copyright Protection;
  • Liaise with research Institutions and carry out exchange of information, documentation and establish community networks and data bank;
  • Collect and analyze date;
  • Disseminate information to partners and stakeholders including civil society organizations;
  • Coordinate and follow up cooperation with bilateral and multilateral partners;
  • Prepare the meetings (write reports and memoranda);
  • Any other duty assigned by the President of ECOWAS Commission or any officer designated by him.

Job Qualifications & Skills / Selection Criteria


Educational Qualification

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or related field.
  • A higher degree in the relevant field may substitute for two years of professional experience


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in similar roles, including two years supervisory experience in a permanent or acting capacity
  • Excellent flare and aptitude for technical report writing.


Candidate should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen 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.

Additional Information about the position

Position Type: Temps plein

Working Hours: Horaire normal

Working Language: Anglais

Second Language: Français

Other Language(s): Portugais

Closing Date: 2014-04-03