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Committee Clerk Job at ECOWAS, Abuja

Committee Clerk Job at ECOWAS, Abuja

ECOWAS Parliament was established by the ECOWAS Revised Treaty of 1993 as one of the Institutions of the Community. The Parliament is the Assembly of the peoples of the Community. The Administrative Secretariat of the Parliament is headed by a Secretary-General, and consists of two Directorates: the Directorate of Administration and Finance, and the Directorate of Parliamentary Affairs and Research. A number of job vacancies exist at the ECOWAS Parliament for which applications are hereby invited. Application is on-line, and application forms as well as guidelines for application are all available on the websites.








To serve as the administrator, co-ordinator and adviser to the Parliamentary Committees to which one is assigned, and to assist the Principal Parliamentary Affairs Officer in managing the business of the Plenary.


Assists in preparing the draft agenda of Parliamentary Sessions.
Assists in drafting minutes of the proceedings of Plenary Sessions and draft reports of Parliamentary Sessions.
Plans and organises the activities of Committees in liaison with relevant units of the General Secretariat.
Prepares the draft agenda and draft work programmes of the Committees.
Prepares draft speeches for the Chairmen of the Committees.
Conducts research and gathers information and documentation required for the work of the Committees.
Advises on Parliamentary procedure.
Prepares draft reports of the meetings of the Committees.
Proposes conference topics for the deliberations of the Committees.
Prepares the terms of reference (TOR) for the meetings of the Committees.
Identifies and contact resource persons for the meetings of the Committees.
Liaises with the relevant Departments of the ECOWAS Commission responsible for the areas of competence of the Committees to which one is assigned.
Undertakes studies and research as well as prepare memoranda as may be determined by the Committees, the Secretary-General or the Speaker of Parliament.
Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Candidates with any of the following qualifications may apply: a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration, Law, Business Administration, Physics, Agricultural Science, Accounting and Finance, Industrial Relations, Information Technology, Mass Communication, Education or Environmental Sciences.


Seven (7) years post qualification working experience required. For holders of higher degrees, five (5) years will be sufficient. Candidates with prior working experience in a National or Regional Parliament or an International Organisation as a Committee Clerk have an added advantage.


The position is on Grade P4-1 with an Annual Salary of UA28,499, equivalent to US$44,966.


Only citizens of ecowas Member States are eligible for appointment in ecowas Institutions and Agencies. In the case of permanent positions, only candidates whose age is less than fifty (50) years at the time of appointment are eligible for consideration.

Method of Application

To apply, candidates should download the (JOB APPLICATION FORM), fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment to pstaffparlrecruit@ecowas.int with their CV.

Application Deadline: 22 June 2017.

The U.S. Embassy Recruitment for Chauffeurs / Clerks – FSN-04/FP-AA, May 2017

The U.S. Embassy Recruitment for Chauffeurs / Clerks – FSN-04/FP-AA, May 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the Public Affairs Section (PAS):

Job Title: Chauffeur / Clerk – FSN-04/FP-AA
Ref: RAO-008
Location: Abuja – Regional Affairs Office (RAO)

Open To: All Interested Candidates

Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week

Basic Function of the Position

The incumbent serves as a Chauffeur, Expeditor and performs administrative tasks in the Regional Affairs Office.

Position Requirements

Note: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified:

Completion of Secondary School education is required.

Minimum of three (3) years driving experience, which includes safety and emergency preparedness, administrative functions and local procurement, is required.

Knowledge of the local area roads, government facilities, resident Embassies and Consulates, restaurants and shops is required.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.

Good computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel) are required.

Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

Must have valid Nigerian driver’s license.

Hiring Preference Selection Process

When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
Hiring Preference Order:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
Important Information

Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.

If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.

Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria

Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule

The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.

Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

OR – Ordinarily Resident (OR) – N3,599, 599 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-04

In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – AEFM/EFM – US$25,514 Starting basic salary p.a. Grade: FP-AA


Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.

All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission(com) authority does have to

Be assigned officially to post.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174)or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,

Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.

A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.

Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

Application Deadline: 12th May, 2017.