Principal Programme Support Officer at Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

Principal Programme Support Officer at Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)
The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) is seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Principal Programme Support Officer P5. The duty station for this post is Dakar, Senegal except that the Information Officer which is Abidjan. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 July 2012. More details are given below.

Position Name: Principal Programme Support Officer P5
Vacancy Number: GAB-04-12

Duties and Responsibilities Principal Programme Support Officer P5
Under the supervision of the Director of Programmes and Projects, the incumbent shall be responsible for supervising the Communication and Advocacy Unit, Information Centres, Language Services and Conference Unit. The incumbent shall provide high quality logistic and linguistic support to programme implementation, as well as ensuring effective communication on GIABA mandate and activities. In addition, the incumbent shall coordinate and oversee the management of the diplomatic status of GIABA and protocol activities.

Qualifications & Skills
  • A minimum of first degree in relevant general administration, programme management, logistics;
  • Minimum of 10 years proven experience in program support/management and logistics management at the international level or a minimum of eight (8) years at the national level;
  • Proven ability to plan and organize work;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and maintain efficient working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultures;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, make timely decisions and to plan, coordinate and monitor the work of others;
  • Good knowledge of ECOWAS administrative and financial regulations;
  • Sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  • Observable sense of justice and self-control in the face of any challenge;
  • A good knowledge and practical use of computer systems;
  • You should include some practical knowledge in the organization and management of large meetings, especially multilateral meetings, as this will be a core function under this post.
General Information
The selection criteria will be based on the ECOWAS regulations; and whilst efforts would be made to ensure geographical and gender balance, merit will not be compromised in the process. Nevertheless, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Service in GIABA is guided by the ECOWAS Rules and Regulations. Thus, all posts have attractive remuneration and conditions of service comparable to many international organisations.

How to Apply

All candidates must be proven citizens of ECOWAS Member States. Whilst proficiency in one of the Community Languages (English, French and Portuguese) is the basic requirement, a working knowledge of a second community language will be an added advantage. A minimum ICT knowledge is required for eligibility to all posts. Candidates above the age of fifty years are not eligible for recruitment. Interested persons are requested to summit their written applications addressed to:
The Director General,
Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA),
Immeuble A, 1er ├ętage Av. Cheikh Anta DIOP X Canal IV,
Complexe SICAP, Point E,
BP 32400, Ponty-Dakar, Senegal
Please indicate clearly the position for which you are applying. Preferably applicants are strongly advised to send their applications by email to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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