Principal Programme Officer, Quality And Standards

Job Information

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    Category East 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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Job Description

  • Implement the ECOWAS Quality Policy (ECOQUAL) and its strategy framework;
  • Implement ECOWAS Standards Harmonization Model (ECOSHAM);
  • Collaborate with National Standards Bodies (NSBs) in Member States to harmonize standards in the region;
  • Facilitate active involvement of stakeholders in the initiation and development of standards;
  • Develop and encourage the enforcement of technical regulations in ECOWAS;
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and institutions to establish Conformity Assessment Infrastructure in ECOWAS;
  • Facilitate the establishment of internationally recognised Regional Accreditation Body that will offer efficient services to the national Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs);
  • Encourage the linkage of the Regional Accreditation Body to affiliate to continental and global accreditation bodies;
  • Facilitate the availability of scientific metrology services in the region in collaboration with National Metrology Institutes and coordinate the harmonization of appropriate legal framework for a functional metrology system;
  • Encourage harmonization of scientific, legal and industrial metrology and related laws to enhance metrology services development in ECOWAS;
  • Support traceability of National Measurement Standards and uniformity of measurement units in the region;
  • Promote Quality Culture and awareness raising in ECOWAS;
  • Support the development of education, training and human resource development on quality and standards;
  • Provide support towards enhancing collaboration with development partners to mobilize financing resources for the development of quality infrastructure in the region;
  • Foster and strengthen partnerships with international organizations responsible for quality development and support Member States membership of International Quality Organizations;
  • Carry out other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director of Industry