Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities) • Knowledge and mastery of measures designed to fight against economic and financial crimes, particularly money laundering, terrorism financing and law enforcement would be an added advantage; • Wealth of experience in social issues and communication, in the context of cooperation with State Officials as well as multilateral and bilateral agencies; • Proven ability to plan and organize work, review and correct others’ work, produce reports and documents on technical issues in a concise, clear, objective and professional manner; • Be prepared to sustain interpersonal relationships and capacity for sound judgments and decision-making; • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment with respect for diveersity and ensure confidence building amkng staff while maintaining effective relations with development partneners, stakehoders and civil society; • Thorough understanding of international instruments, standards and best practices, including the 40 FATF Recommendations and GIABA’s mandate; • Thorough knowledge of ECOWAS texts and ability to advse Management to comply with them; • Outstanding abiltiy to nogotiate and present facts to member states in a concise and practical maner to ensure the latter take ownership of the programmes.
Age Applicants must not be over 50 years of age at the point of recruitment must be citizens of an ECOWAS Member State.
Duties and Responsibilities • Ensures adequate planning and coordination of support and logistical activities; • Ensures the interpretation and application of HR rules and regulations as well as the internal procedures and processes of a speciality; • Ensures planning, coordination and control of activities of the Human Resources; • Ensures internal and external visibility of actions and results; • Periodically ensures efficient reporting on activities implemented and results to the Principal Officer of Administration and Human Resources; • Ensures the adequacy of insurance contracts (health insurance, life insurance, accident insurance) signed at Headquarters; • Participates in the identification and determination of important information on risk reduction, security demands, respect of risk management; • Ensures the development of annual budget needs of the Human Resources Unit; • Assists in the control and monitoring of expenditures in the above areas of responsibility; • Ensures the determination and calculation of the rights of staff for payment; • Guarantee the management of the usual problems of staff in their areas of activity; • Ensures the development and analysis of organizational and HR data and statistics; • Ensures pertinent reporting to the line supervisor; • Ensures the treatment and publication of vacancy positions; • Informs new staff about the conditions of service, remuneration, social security and other rights; • Sees to the development and analysis of organizational data and statistics and HR; • Rules, regulations and procedures of the Organization; • Coordinates the recruitment, appointment and integration of new staff; • Informs new staff about the conditions of service, remuneration, social security and other rights; • Verify and sign staff administrative documents; • Verify and sign salary treatment ; • Participates in the amendment of terms and conditions of service and staff entitlements; • Participates in the planning and implementation of internal training programmes; • Organises social dialogue (Staff town hall meeting, Staff representatives meeting), • Ensures internal communication ; • Responsible for the organization of social activities; • Plans, coordinates and writes the reports of G-Staff annual performance assessment reports; • Drafts letters after the annual performance assessments; • Drafts the work contracts of the new staffs; • Supervises the management of leave; • Calculates the entitlements of staff leaving the institution and delivers work attestations; • Supervises handover in case of departure; • Updates staff files; • Writes and updates job descriptions.
Qualification Required & Experience • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and/or Administrative Management or any related field.
The ECOWAS Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in West African (GIABA) is a specialized institution of ECOWAS with a mandate to develop anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism measures, as well as a Financial Action Task Force Style of Regional Body (FSRB) with its headquarters in Dakar, Republic of Senegal.
Its mandate is to develop anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) measures, and to coordinate regional efforts to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF).
Money laundering is the process of transforming the profits of crime and corruption into legitimate or legal assets.
“We have the responsibility of providing safe and sound financial environments to ensure that we have economic stability which is underpinned by monetary and financial system stability.” “Money laundering and terrorism financing is a scourge that we need to fight to remove from our society and do everything we can to make sure that we have a system that is robust enough to try to weed out these vulnerabilities because they have the potential of destabilizing and unsettling an entire country…” The Director of Financial Intelligence Unit, Mohamed Kamara, said there are twenty categorized offences in the International Financing Action plan among which are fraud, financial terrorism, bribery and corruption, money laundering.
It also includes terrorism financing and evasion of international sanctions and taxes.
Office of National Security (ONS) Director, Francis Langumba Keili, elucidated, “It is conventional knowledge that where money laundering activities occur the States financial stability is grossly undermined.
Qualification Required & Experience • A Bachelor Degree in Criminology, Law or Social Sciences or related fields of study.
Experience • A minimum of five (5) or seven (7) years proven experience in pertinent areas at the national and international levels.