21/04/2017
Committee Clerk, P4

INSTITUTION : ECOWAS PARLIAMENT

DIRECTORATE : PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS & RESEARCH

POSITION TITLE : COMMITTEE CLERK

GRADE/STEP : P4-1

DURATION : PERMANENT

DUTY STATION : HEAD OFFICE, ABUJA

SUPERVISOR : PRINCIPAL PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS OFFICER

SUPERVISING : NIL

OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists in preparing the draft agenda of Parliamentary Sessions.

  2. Assists in drafting minutes of the proceedings of Plenary Sessions and draft reports of Parliamentary Sessions.

  3. Plans and organises the activities of Committees in liaison with relevant units of the General Secretariat.

  4. Prepares the draft agenda and draft work programmes of the Committees.

  5. Prepares draft speeches for the Chairmen of the Committees.

  6. Conducts research and gathers information and documentation required for the work of the Committees.

  7. Advises on Parliamentary procedure.

  8. Prepares draft reports of the meetings of the Committees.

  9. Proposes conference topics for the deliberations of the Committees.

  10. Prepares the terms of reference (TOR) for the meetings of the Committees.

  11. Identifies and contact resource persons for the meetings of the Committees.

  12. Liaises with the relevant Departments of the ECOWAS Commission responsible for the areas of competence of the Committees to which one is assigned.

  13. Undertakes studies and research as well as prepare memoranda as may be determined by the Committees, the Secretary-General or the Speaker of Parliament.

  14. Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

EXPERIENCE

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.

ANNUAL SALARY

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

Eligibility

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.

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