Job Position: Parliamentary Research Officer, ECOWAS (US$31,191)

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Invites application for the position of a Parliamentary Research Officer.

The ECOWAS Parliament, also known as the Community Parliament, is one of the Institutions of ECOWAS. It is the Assembly of Peoples of the Community serving as a forum for dialogue, consultation, and consensus for Representatives of the people of West Africa with the aim of promoting integration.

Location:  Abuja, Nigeria
Start Date: As soon as possible.

The successful candidate will assist the Members of Parliament by providing them relevant well-researched information for their work.

  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or inquiries from Committee members and other Members of Parliament;
  • Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on clearly defined subjects;
  • Analyze and evaluate research and interpret data in order to identify the key issues;
  • Prepare and present, in both written and oral forms, the results of research in a manner appropriate for answering parliamentary questions, providing briefings to Committee members, or for providing content for newspaper articles and press releases ;
  • Monitor motions, petitions, legislation, Hansard, and other parliamentary activity as appropriate;
  • Monitor coverage in the media issues before the Committees;
  • Advice and guide the Committees, Members of Parliament, the Secretary-General and Committee Clerks on relevant policy matters;
  • Progress casework through liaison with local and national bodies, government agencies, lobby groups, and other associated bodies;
  • Develop knowledge of relevant legislation and ensure that knowledge is maintained and updated;
  • Maintain precise, detailed records of each issue and ensure the confidentiality of data at all times;
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas as required by the Committees;
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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An annual Salary of UA19,769, equivalent to US$31,191.

Job Requirements

Required qualifications and experience include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized University;
  • Applicant should be below 50 years old;
  • knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency or institutional mandate, international non-proliferation theories, concepts and developments and ECOWAS strategies, including cooperation with Member-States and international organizations;
  • Classification of information of relevance to the human resources management functional areas;
  • knowledge and understanding of ECOWAS agency/institution’s relations with national and regional agencies, international organizations, and other international and diplomatic institutions;
  • excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify, and summarize data systematically.
Application Process

Applicants are kindly requested to apply by following the under-listed steps:

  • Download the application form by clicking on the link in parentheses (JOB APPLICATION FORM), and fill it out correctly
  • Attach the completed application form, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a letter of motivation.

And send to

Application Deadline: December 19, 2020

For more information, visit the official site.