Director, Trade

Job Information

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    Category West Africa Jobs
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    Posted On Jun 17 ,2020
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    Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
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    Employer Name The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
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    Contact Email

Job Description

  • Communicate the President’s and Commissioner’s vision to staff, explaining how the Directorate’s activities align with them and how the Director expects the Directorate to carry-out set tasks on it;
  • Stay on top of fast-moving technical, political, social or economic changes;
  • Be in regular contact with the other Directors in the Institution to ensure that the work is harmonized with that of other Directorates as needed;
  • Maintain a network of peer technical specialists and decision-makers in Member States, needed to ensure the smooth introduction of ECOWAS programmes;
  • Plan annual goals, objectives, activities and budget tied to the Commission’s overall plans; measuring and monitoring goal achievement; negotiating suitable adjustments to goals and budgets;
  • Implement performance-based budgeting within the Directorate;
  • Organise the Directorate in an efficient way with clear reporting lines, minimal bureaucracy and optimal delegation of responsibilities and authority;
  • Work with the relevant Directorate to ensure efficient and effective services such as recruitment, action on performance decisions, promotions and related matters;
  • Set standards of work and creating mechanisms to monitor staff output and ensure that standards are maintained and deadlines met without compromising quality of work;
  • Manage the system of setting individual performance planning and standards through available Performance Planning and Evaluation systems;
  • Provide regular and prompt performance feedback to direct reports;
  • Engage in the development of staff to ensure skills are built to match plans, goals and existing structures;
  • Create productive working atmosphere within the Directorate to encourage staff participation;