Job Vacancy For Communication and Advocacy Officer (GIABA) At Ecowas Commission (Dakar, Senegal)

•   Department: Specialised Institution
•   Directorate: Programmes and Projects
•   Grade: P3/P4
•   Annual Salary: USD 36,901 - USD 51,637
•   Supervisor: Principal Officer, Programmes Support
•   Reference: ECW-GIABA/CAO-P/001/2015
•   Duration: Permanent

Under the supervision of the Principal Officer Programmes Support, responsible for the implementation of the GIABA Communication and Advocacy Strategy and and acting as communication link to and from the Secreetariat.

Duties and Responsibilities

•   Participate in  research, analysis and monitoring of information on communication products;
•   Assist in the  implementation and monitoring of activity/advocacy/sensitization programmes;
•   Ensure the planning, coordination and monitoring of activities of the Communication and Advocacy Unit;
•   Ensure internal and external visibility of the actions and performance of the Unit;
•   Ensure efficient periodic reporting on activities implemented and relevant outcomes to the Programme Director;
•   Assist in  the coordination of the Unit’s staff team;
•   Ensure the collection of information from various sources;
•   Ensure the analysis of current issues and assess their potential impact;
•   Evaluate the efficiency of awareness-raising campaigns;
•   Identify and propose topics for the Newsletters, data sheets, public announcements or press releases and other promotional tools;
•   Process interview requests;
•   Participate in the sensitization activities of the Director General in the region;
•   Process various information requests from third parties;
•   Ensure the promotion of partnerships with civil society, particularly the media;
•   Draft the Director General’s speeches;
•   Support GIABA’s National Correspondents’ Network;
•   Assist in establishing and managing the Institution’s public information centre;
•   Contribute to the improvement and enrichment of GIABA’s website.
•   Make proposals on all activities pertaining to its mandate;
•   Independently undertake specific missions at the request of the line Supervisor;
•   Accomplish any other task assigned to him/her by the Director General.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, International Relations, Social Science or any other related field;


•   A minimum of  (5) five years of proven experience in Communication and Advocacy.
•   A post-graduate degree will reduce the number of years experience to three (3) years.

Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities)

•   Excellent knolwedge and good exposure to a range of media, public relations and advocacy issues;
•   Adaptability;
•   Ability to analyze the political, social and economic environment;
•   Aptitude to plan, promote and set priorities of training topics;
•   Listening and training skills;
•   Fully computer literate;
•   Ability to work in a team.


Applicants must not be over 50 years of age at the point of recruitment.


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

Location: Dakar, Senegal

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants may use the application form to apply indicating the position(s) they are interested in.

Interested candidates should download the application form, fill it and send it together with their CV as an email attachment to the following email address:

•   Applicants should indicate in the body of their forwarding mail, the title(s) of the position(s) they are applying for.
•   Applicants experiencing difficulties sending their application with a hotmail or windows live email account should forward their application via other mail providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Applicants may also call +2349020946554 for further information.
•   Applicants may also call +2349020946554 for further information. Please call this number from Monday to Friday between 9AM and 5PM (GMT+1).

Closing Date: 04 December, 2015