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Friday 04-May-2012 | views 1008| by Latest Job Vacancies in Nigeria | Category: NGO Jobs | Location: Nigeria |Recruiting Company:

 GIABA International recruitment  for ECOWAS Countries for Various Positions

Company Profile:
The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), with its Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal, is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
GIABA  is also a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Style Regional Body (FSRB), committed to the implementation of the FATF Recommendations  against Money Laundering, Terrorist and Proliferation Financing .

The objectives of GIABA include to:
 (i) Protect the national economic  and the financial and banking  systems of Member States against abuse, and the laundering  of proceeds of crime  and the  financing of terrorism:
 (ii) Improve measures and intensify efforts to combat money laundering  and terrorist financing in West Africa; and
(iii) Strengthen cooperation amongst its members. GIABA is also mandated to coordinate Anti-Money Laundering  and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) technical assistance to member states of ECOWAS.
 Thus, is core functions include support to member States to enact and upgrade legislation against money laundering and terrorist financing; undertake mutual evaluations of its members based on the FATF Methodology to determine their  level of compliance with acceptable  international standards; undertake typologies exercise and other  research studies on money laundering and financing  of terrorism; support the establishment  and maintenance of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs); promote strategic partnership with professional and civil Society organizations; and promote and deepen regional and international  cooperation.



Under the supervision of the Director of Programs and Projects, the incumbent shall be responsible for supervising the Communication and Advocacy Unit, Information Centres, Language  Services. Conference and Protocol Units. The incumbent shall provide high quality logistic and linguistic support to program 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.

A minimum of first degree in relevant general administration, program management, logistics;
Minimum of 10 years proven experience in program support/management and logistics management at the national level or a  minimum of eight ( 8 ) years at the international level
Proven ability to plan and organize work
A good knowledge and practical use of computer systems
Job seeker should  include some  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.
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;

The duty station for all the posts is Dakar, Senegal except that the Information Officer which is Abidjan. 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. Neverthe less, 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  services comparable  to many international  organization.

All applicants must be proven citizens  of ECOWAS Member states. Whilst proficiency in one  of the Community Languages  (English, French and  Portuguese) is 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 (50) years are  not  eligible for  recruitment. Interested persons are  requested  to summit their written applications  addressed to:

GIABA is seeking  suitably qualified candidates to fill the following  positions:



Under the direct supervision of the Director General, the incumbent will work with some autonomy and be responsible for monitoring and evaluation of GIABA programs and projects.

A first degree in criminology, law, program management or the Social Sciences:
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and maintain efficient working relationships with people of different nationalities and culture:
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, make timely decisions and to plan, coordinate and monitor the work of others;
At least 10 years of professional experience including! years supervisory experience in a permanent or acting capacity;
Good knowledge of and working experience Monitoring and Evaluation preferably with international organization;
Good knowledge of the mandate and strategic direction of GIABA and the overall ECOWAS regional integration vision and mission;
A good knowledge and practical use of computer systems mainly in data analysis is very  necessary

LOCATION: Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programs and Projects and responsible for the coordination of the Communication and Advocacy Officer at the Secretariat, the incumbent is to head the Abidjan Information Centre and is responsible for developing active communication and  advocacy activities relevant to effective implementation of AML/CFT measures and good governance principles in West Africa.

A minimum of first degree in Journalism, Communication Arts, International Relations,  Social Science or any other related field with 8 years
Ability to undertake  analysis of the political, social and economic environment
Ability to plan, promote  and set priorities on training
Excellent writing  and communication skills.Excellent knowledge of one  French, English or Portuguese and a  good  working knowledge of a second language will be an advantage
Proven experience in Communication and Advocacy or Master’s degree in relevant field with 7 years cognate experience
Cognate experience of 7 years at the national level or 5 years at the international level is desirable
Excellent  knowledge and  good exposure to a range of media, public relations and advocacy issues
Adaptability, innovation and ability to create network and strategically promote organizational goals and values
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work in a team and respect for diversity

The Director General
Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering  in West Africa (GIABA)
Immeuble A. ler e’tage 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 on or before June 30th, 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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