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ENGLISH INTERPRETER/ TRANSLATOR (Grade P5-1)

Employee Type
Description

Job Summary
The successful candidates shall, under the supervision of the Head of the Language Services Division, translate a wide range of documents on economic, financial, legal, administrative, technical, operational issues relating to projects financed by the Bank, as well as interpret at meetings of the Bank, from French into English or from English into French.

Duties

Translation of sensitive and complex documents using specialized and adequate vocabulary and complying with internationally acknowledged quality standards.
Proof reading and alignment of translated documents with other official documents of the Bank while ensuring consistency of terminology and quality of style.
Simultaneous interpretation into English or French, as well as consecutive interpreting or in whispering modes during meetings of the decision-making organs of the Bank (Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Management Committee, etc) and at all other meetings organized by the Bank.
Contribution to terminological research, and to creating of a term bank as well as drawing up of lexicological tools and equipment to meet the needs of the Division.
Execution of all related duties that may be assigned.

Is it a local employment?
Country
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Qualification, Competences, and Skills

Master’s degree in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation and/or a postgraduate degree in translation/interpretation or other related fields.
At least seven (7) years of professional experience in translation and interpretation, preferably in an international organisation.
Ability to submit timely translation works within required deadlines, that meet the highest standards of accuracy, consistency, and faithfulness to the spirit of the text, style, and register of the source text.
Excellent analytical skills for synthesizing and quickly understanding contexts enabling to convey sensitive and complex messages, whilst remaining faithful to the content of the texts to be translated and the interventions to be interpreted simultaneously, consecutively, etc.
Perfect command of French or English and a good knowledge of the other language.
knowledge of Portuguese will be an additional asset.
Mastery of terminological and reference research techniques.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment, in team, and often under pressure.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Be a national of one of the ECOWAS Member States;
must not be above 45 years at the time of recruitment
Have sound knowledge of computer tools (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point);
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

A detailed curriculum vitae,
A cover letter,
Copies of academic and professional certificates,
A copy of national identity card or passport,
A copy of birth certificate.
Interested candidates should submit no later than October 29, 2021, their hard copies application dossiers in a sealed envelope marked “2022 RECRUITMENT SESSION” addressed to:

ECOWAS BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (EBID)
128, Boulevard du 13 janvier, B.P. 2704, Lomé – Togo.
Tel : +228 22 21 68 64

N.B.: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. EBID reserves the right to withdraw the notified vacancies or offer position at a lower grade.

Years of Experience
7

Head of Sales & Customers

Employee Type
Description
  • About NXT Grid:

Mini-grids are small (<100kWp) independent electricity networks, generally powered by renewable energy sources, which are expected to play a pivotal role in the race to deliver universal energy access in the coming decade. NXT Grid is a scalable B2B mini-grid rental company, creating a unique platform with the following key (on-line and off-line) components, providing the solutions to solve today’s growth challenges within the mini-grid sector:

 

(i) NXT Grid works in partnership with local entrepreneurs whom we support and train to become professional mini-grid developers.

 

(ii) Our proprietary on-line tool chain (“NXT Platform”) assists and supports developers throughout the life-cycle of a mini-grid. From the use of AI algorithms, satellite data to high grade and design new sites, remote operations & maintenance monitoring, all the way through to an on-line payment system to ensure full payment collection.

 

(iii) With our rental offering in combination with procurement support with key leading suppliers of mini-grid components, including in-country stock, maintenance, assistance and training, we ensure our local partners build sustainable and profitable businesses.

 

Job description:

The Head of Sales & Customers is responsible for the overall relationship management with (potential) customers. This responsibility starts with the search of new customers (developers), convincing them of NXT Grid’s value proposition and entering into (framework) agreements. Once agreements are entered into, the Head of Sales & Customers (with his/her) team of account managers) remains responsible for the day-2- day interface with customers.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Build out NXT Grid’s pipeline of (partner) developers and (proposed) mini-grid sites.

• Maintain relationships with customers.

• In consultation with Head of Training & People and Technical Director add ideas and content to NXT Grid Training manual and programmes.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Have a degree in Economics or Marketing subjects

 

• Minimum 3 -5 years experience

• Having worked previously in a sales position within a technology environment would be a plus.

 

To submit an application, please visit the Areeba Jobs platform and search for this vacancy.

This job opportunity is part of the MATCH project.

 

CLOSING DATE: 28TH OCTOBER, 2021.

Years of Experience
4

Head of People & Training

Employee Type
Description

About NXT Grid:
Mini-grids are small (<100kWp) independent electricity networks, generally powered
by renewable energy sources, which are expected to play a pivotal role in the race to
deliver universal energy access in the coming decade.
NXT Grid is a scalable B2B mini-grid rental company, creating a unique platform with
the following key (on-line and off-line) components, providing the solutions to solve
today’s growth challenges within the mini-grid sector:
i. NXT Grid works in partnership with local entrepreneurs whom we support and
train to become professional mini-grid developers.
ii. Our proprietary on-line tool chain (“NXT Platform”) assists and supports developers
throughout the life-cycle of a mini-grid. From the use of AI algorithms, satellite
data to high grade and design new sites, remote operations & maintenance
monitoring, all the way through to an on-line payment system to ensure full
payment collection.
iii. With our rental offering in combination with procurement support with key leading
suppliers of mini-grid components, including in-country stock, maintenance,
assistance and training, we ensure our local partners build sustainable and
profitable businesses.

Job description:
The Head of People & Training is responsible for the overall management of NXT Grid’s
training aspects (both of internal staff as well as staff of NXT Grid partner developers). In
addition, the person will also be responsible for management of HR matters arising
within the NXT Grid Nigeria’s team, including future recruitment efforts.

What you’ll do:
Build out and maintain NXT Grid’s training manual and programme, this in consultation
with both the Technical Director and Head of Sales & Customers.
• In consultation with the Country Director, manage HR matters arising in the company.
• Responsible for future recruitment efforts.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Have a degree in social sciences, preferably in HR, training or coaching subjects
• Minimum 3 -5 years experience
• HR, training or coaching experience in a technical and/or sales organization is a strong
plus.

To submit an application, please visit the Areeba Jobs platform and search for this
vacancy.
This job opportunity is part of the MATCH project.

CLOSING DATE: 28TH OCTOBER, 2021.

Years of Experience
4

Country Director

Employee Type
Description

Mini-grids are small (<100kWp) independent electricity networks, generally powered
by renewable energy sources, which are expected to play a pivotal role in the race to
deliver universal energy access in the coming decade.
NXT Grid is a scalable B2B mini-grid rental company, creating a unique platform with
the following key (on-line and off-line) components, providing the solutions to solve
today’s growth challenges within the mini-grid sector:
i. NXT Grid works in partnership with local entrepreneurs whom we support and
train to become professional mini-grid developers.
ii. Our proprietary on-line tool chain (“NXT Platform”) assists and supports developers
throughout the life-cycle of a mini-grid. From the use of AI algorithms, satellite
data to high grade and design new sites, remote operations & maintenance
monitoring, all the way through to an on-line payment system to ensure full
payment collection.
iii. With our rental offering in combination with procurement support with key leading
suppliers of mini-grid components, including in-country stock, maintenance,
assistance and training, we ensure our local partners build sustainable and
profitable businesses.

Job description:
The country director is responsible for the overall management of NXT Grid’s business in
Nigeria, including the management of a team of 8 to 10 internal staff

What you’ll do:
Be the face of NXT Grid in Nigeria, towards customers, partners, government
authorities and its own staff.
• Manage an in-country team of around 8 staff (and growing), distributed over the
following functions:
i. People & Training
ii. Technical, Quality & Supply Chain and
iii. Customer Relations

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Master’s degree in Engineering or Finance
• Minimum 3 -5 years experience
• Experience in managing a technical organization and/or handling the customer interface
is a strong plus.
• Be the face of NXT Grid in Nigeria, towards customers, partners, government
authorities and its own staff.
• Manage an in-country team of around 8 staff (and growing), distributed over the
following functions:
i. People & Training
ii. Technical, Quality & Supply Chain and
iii. Customer Relations
What you’ll do:
How to apply:
To submit an application, please visit the Areeba Jobs platform and search for this
vacancy.
This job opportunity is part of the MATCH project

CLOSING DATE: 28TH OCTOBER, 2021

Years of Experience
4

Management Trainee

Employee Type
Description

To submit an application for Management Trainee with Manuchar, please visit
the Areeba Jobs platform and search for this vacancy.
This job opportunity is part of the MATCH project.

About Manuchar:
A multinational of Belgian origin
Manuchar is a leading distributor of chemicals across emerging markets and actively trades in
several other commodities.
We operate in more than 35 emerging markets with our own local logistics assets and people
providing storage, value-added logistics and just-in-time (JIT) deliveries in over 170 locations.
Our entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence and unmatched reliability have grown
Manuchar’s annual revenues to over 1.5 billion USD.
The ingredients of our success?
We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions, and we have the necessary
financing capabilities. But most of all… we have the people that make it work!
At Manuchar, we keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.

Main tasks:
During a 1 year internship in Antwerp, you will first receive an introduction to file administration
on an operational, documentary, and financial level. After the internship in Antwerp, you will
permanently be based in Nigeria.
• You will gradually become part of the trading team of Chemicals in Nigeria. You will handle
requests, draw up offers, and follow-up quotations till closing the deal.
• You have an important role in our international trading business, from purchasing goods from
our suppliers to shipping them to our customers in Nigeria.
• You monitor recurrent business and assist the traders in the further strategic expansion of
their markets.
● Besides the commercial support, you will be involved in reporting and in following up on
incoming payments of the markets you commercially support.
● You coordinate the planning of the maritime and road transport in cooperation with the
shipping and transport companies. Our back office will handle the orders, but you supervise
the filing process from a sales perspective and solve problems smoothly where necessary

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

We are looking for someone who has common sense, is willing to learn and grow in
his/her career path.
• You have a background in and interested in sales or logistics.
• Young graduate eager to learn are also welcome.
• You have an understanding of the local Nigerian market and our clients’ needs.
• Good communication and people skills
• You are a team player, motivated & willing to understand the Manuchar culture.
Colleagues appreciate your sense of initiative, flexibility, and teamwork.
• You have a proficiency in English and are willing to learn Dutch.

CLOSING DATE: 28TH OCTOBER, 2021.

Years of Experience
1
Accounts Officer aldelia-nelex Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:39
Employee Type
Description

Wiseleap Training and Consulting - Our client, KingDee Suites & Apartments is a classic and royal residential hotel located in Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. Their mission is to make every guest in our facility live like a king or queen thereby creating memorable experiences.

They are seeking highly intelligent and courteous team players to provide extraordinary services for their guests in the capacity below:

Job Title: Accounts Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

The Accounts Officer reports to the Financial Controller.
He/She keeps precise records of incoming and outgoing payments of the hotel.
Processes payment requests, making payments for services, verifying accounts payable and receivable, and researching financial account activity, among other duties.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Candidate Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Banking & Finance or related discipline.
Two (2) years experience in marketing a residential hotel or a guest house in Abuja as Sales Executive.
Application Closing Date
17th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and Passport Photograph to: wiseleaphrconsulting@gmail.com using the Job Title of the position applied for as the subject of the mail.

Years of Experience
2
Administrative Officer aldelia-nelex Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:34
Employee Type
Description

Wiseleap Training and Consulting - Our client, KingDee Suites & Apartments is a classic and royal residential hotel located in Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. Their mission is to make every guest in our facility live like a king or queen thereby creating memorable experiences.

They are seeking highly intelligent and courteous team players to provide extraordinary services for their guests in the capacity below:

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Summary

The Administrative Officer will report to the Hotel Manager.
He/She will be responsible for Human Resources Administration, General administrative processes of the hotel, procurement and serves as liaison officer between the hotel and government and corporate bodies.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Candidate Profile

At least (2) years experience in administrative or human resources services and other related services.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or other related fields.
Application Closing Date
17th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Intereste and qualified candidates should send their CV, Cover Letter and Passport Photograph to: wiseleaphrconsulting@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Years of Experience
2
Swimming Pool Attendant aldelia-nelex Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:32
Employee Type
Description

Wiseleap Training and Consulting - Our client, KingDee Suites & Apartments is a classic and royal residential hotel located in Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. Their mission is to make every guest in our facility live like a king or queen thereby creating memorable experiences.

They are seeking highly intelligent and courteous team players to provide extraordinary services for their guests in the capacity below:

Job Title: Swimming Pool Attendant

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

The primary objective is to ensure the safety and well being of the hotel Guests and Visitors.
Keep the pool area clean and well maintained and also ensure water hygienic and safety standards are met at all times.
Additionally welcome Guests to the pool facility and always be courteous and friendly to guests, be attentive to their needs, professionally handle problems and are conscious of the importance of safety.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

Candidate Profile

Qualified with lifeguard and first aid certificate
1 to 2 years hotel or club experience as a lifeguard.
Excellent swimmer with Basic Schooling
To have worked in hotels before as a lifeguard
Good oral and written communication skills in English.
Application Closing Date
17th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and Passport Photograph to: wiseleaphrconsulting@gmail.com using the Job Title of the position applied for as the subject of the mail.

Years of Experience
2
Office Manager (Bilingual Secretary) aldelia-nelex Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:51
Employee Type
Description

ROLE OVERVIEW

Under the supervision of the Auditor General, the Office Manager should play a vital role in the smooth running of the office. From welcoming visitors to reception of calls, fixing appointments, organizing the schedule of his/her superior, drafting of correspondence and filing documents, his or her duties will be critical to the daily activities of the office. In this regard, he/she should be quite accessible and responsive in the face of competing demands from both internal and external parties.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

§ Management of the Supervisor’s schedule: manage the Supervisor’s diary and schedule, organise and manage appointments; receive and welcome visitors; make telephone calls; verify in-coming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond or transfer to the supervisor.

§ Administrative Management: organise meetings; receive, draft, type and make follow-up on administrative letters; book meeting rooms; request and provide supplies to the office.

§ Management of mail and documents: create a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensure e-archiving and e-filing of documents using ECM software for easy retrieval when the need arises; manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters); ensure follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval.

§ Computer skills: Knowledge of Ms Office, ECM and other Ecolink software when it is possible. Demonstrate ability in word processing in English, French and/or Portuguese.

§ Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

§ HND or equivalent in secretarial studies or administration or a related field from a recognized higher institution;

§ 6 years’ experience in administrative and secretarial services;

§ Sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions with little supervision;

§ Knowledge of related computer software and relevant ECM filing systems and correspondence-related procedures, guidelines and processes to preparing and using administrative documents and templates.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

§ Ability to provide suggestions based on own observations that will improve the way work is accomplished and confidently lead on their implementation as requested;

§ Experience working effectively as a team member, mentoring teams and occasionally leading on discussions and/or replacing other leading roles as required;

§ Ability to support the team by keeping abreast of the team’s initiatives, events and needs, assisting team leaders as required;

§ Ability work under pressure and be dependable for results;

§ Ability to take responsibility for own career and performance and to regularly and independently engage in self-assessment activities

§ Ability to develop and maintain skills and expertise required to perform in the role effectively

§ Excellent work ethics, positivity, motivation, flexibility and problem-solving skills to carry out tasks associated with position;

§ Ability to take initiative to resolve semi-routine problems and make recommendations to improve the quality/quantity of services to clients;

§ Ardent desire to help others in a variety of circumstances of relevance to own work area and to refer to appropriate person for further assistance as required;

§ Ability to work as part of a team in articulating the needs of clients ;

§ Ability to manage own time effectively and meet service standards and objectives related to assigned responsibilities.

§ Understands how to access internal resources or services to enhance cultural awareness and actively seeks to improve multicultural skills when interacting with others with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, especially within west Africa;

§ Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand, internalize and develop diversity management skills in accordance with ECOWAS rules/policies;

§ Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

§ Ability to recognize preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals and to successfully adopt inclusive and culturally appropriate behaviors;

§ Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organizations mandate and its functions, particularly those of own institution/agency;

§ Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities and work tools;

§ Ability to apply ECOWAS standards for emailing and other routine tasks and to keep records, and information pertaining to assigned work in accordance with rules and regulations;

§ Ability to apply ECOWAS procedures relevant to tasks and demonstrate understanding of associated systems, processes, rules and/or standards sufficiently to explain their necessity and to identify errors and consequences.

§ Numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data following clear and simple instructions;

§ Ability to be innovative with established procedures with a view of improving performance and/or outputs;

§ Ability to detect and correct errors and to keep accurate records of simple indicators/information;

§ Ability to gather and arrange information and data in a simple and understandable manner.

§ Ability to provide accurate and complete information to supervisor/co-workers/clients as requested, using good judgment, tact and diplomacy;

§ ability to use computers with advanced word-processing skills including a working knowledge of spreadsheets, database, inter/intranet, email and social media;

§ ability to read/listen and understand routine instructions and carry them out with limited supervision;

§ ability to produce clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct written material in the three ECOWAS official languages and to have equal verbal language proficiency;

§ ability to address issues with others in a candid, polite , timely and straightforward manner;

§ proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);

§ 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.

§ ability to organize routine work tasks, to identify solutions to address conflicting priorities or uncertainty in carrying out new or changing tasks;

§ ability to develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve these goals;

§ ability to understand and contribute to team or work unit goals as directed by supervisor;

§ ability to work within well-established office practices and balance multiple tasks within set deadlines.

CLOSING DATE: 3rd November, 2021.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: b24offmanag@ecowas.int

Years of Experience
6
Office Aide aldelia-nelex Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:47
Employee Type
Description

ROLE OVERVIEW

The incumbent who is under the supervision of the Auditor General, is responsible for managing the administrative functions of the office including maintaining paper and electronic files, providing notes and records of meetings, managing office supply inventories.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Establish, maintains and updates filing system for the department;

· Receive and record incoming and outgoing mails/circulation and dispatch services;

· Knowledge of Ms Office;

· Assist in e-archiving and e-filing of documents using software such as ECM, for easy retrieval when the need arises;

· Manage documents (in-coming and out-going, filing of letters);

· Assist to follow-up on documents submitted for signature or approval;

· Retrieve needed information from files;

· Seek direction, clarity and accuracy of final copy of document;

· Assist in Office management;

· Assist in Reprographic services;

· Manage office supply inventories ;

· Answering telephone calls;

· Relaying messages;

· Receiving guest/visitors ;

· Responding to inquiries

· Perform any other duty assigned by the superiors.

Is it a local employment?
State
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

· West African School Certificate or equivalent certificate;

· 2 years of demonstrated experience working in an office as an intern, entry level office worker or receptionist;

· practical experience completing simple highly routine clerical and office tasks requiring minimal judgment and limited knowledge of office procedures;

· Understanding of processes and procedures of relevance to assigned responsibilities;

· Ability to quickly assimilate and apply standard office routines and tasks to complete assigned tasks according to performance expectations.

AGE LIMIT

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

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

· Understands own role in the team, making every effort to contribute in a meaningful way;

· Adapts quickly to new ways of doing things;

· Ability to follow simple instructions and to consistently complete work in a timely manner;

· Ability to learn from others, on-the-job and independently by reading instructions, guidelines and work manuals;

· Ability to motivate self along the organizational structure.

· Ability to interact with others in a candid, timely and straightforward manner;

· Ability to communicate general information in an accurate and customer-friendly way;

· Capable of dealing with difficult clients or situations in an effective manner, understanding own limitations and when to call for assistance;

· Ability to deal honestly with clients and avoid conflict of interest.

· Knowledge of ECOWAS diversity management and multiculturalism;

· Ability to interact with others in a manner that is adapted and that respects multicultural and diversity policies/expectations;

· Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

· Ability to ask questions in order to clarify multicultural and diversity expectations in the day to day execution of assigned tasks and learns from experiences.

· Clearly understands the goals and targets of assigned work;

· Knowledge of the mandate of the organization;

· Ability to understand, apply and explain ECOWAS procedures and work instructions;

· Ability to display values in the execution of assigned duties that reflect ECOWAS expectations.

· Keeps high quality records that are easy for others to understand;

· Knowledge of who to seek within ECOWAS for information important to the execution of assigned duties;

· Ability to write with correct grammar and spelling and draw reasonable conclusions from written instructions.

· Good written communication skills in order to understand correspondence/emails and reply accordingly;

· Ability to use technology as determined by assigned responsibilities and internal standards.

· Proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);

· 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.

· Approaches and carries out all duties in a thorough and organized manner;

· Ability to identify and appreciate the urgency and importance of different tasks;

· Knowledge of the need for quality record keeping in planning and implementation of assigned tasks.

· Ability to execute tasks in accordance with step by step instructions.

CLOSING DATE: 3rd November, 2021.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: b24offaidag@ecowas.int

Years of Experience
2