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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Technical Expert (Civil Engineer) – Support to the Department of Infrastructure of the Ecowas Commission with Project Preparation, Contract Management and Development Partner Coordination
Infrastructure Department: Recruitment of a Technical Expert (Civil Engineer)
Source of Financing: ECOWAS Commission
The ECOWAS Commission through its Infrastructure Department is coordinating the implementation of major regional transport infrastructure projects including the 6-Lane Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project and the Praia-Dakar-Abidjan Multimodal Corridor with components covering road, railway and maritime transportation with a global objective of reducing the cost of transportation to enhance intra-community trade and free movement.
The ECOWAS Commission is also collaborating with respective Member States to implement some Development Partner financed multinational projects including the Mano River Union Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Project and the Nigeria-Cameroon Highway and Transport Facilitation Project for the Enugu-Bamenda Corridor, which involves the construction of the Mfum Joint Border Post (JBP) and Border Bride over the cross-river between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Republic of Cameroon. These major projects require a sustained staff capacity to ensure timely implementation. The Commission is also working with concerned Member States to operationalize the Seme/Krake and Akanu/Noepe Joint Border Posts (JBPs) between Nigeria and Benin and Togo and Ghana.
In order to expedite procurement, project preparatory and project management activities and to speed up the implementation of these Projects, the Infrastructure Department intends to use part of the budget allocation for the Infrastructure Department to cover the cost of the service contract of Technical Expert (Civil Engineer) with requisite knowledge and experience in regional transportation to provide urgent support to the Commission.
The services under this contract mainly concern the Transport Infrastructure projects preparation and implementation activities. The activities include:
The overall duration of the Consultancy Services is estimated at twelve (12) months.
The Consultant will be a high-level Specialist in implementing road engineering projects with a good knowledge of international projects. In addition, he/she must possess procurement skills in line with the procedures of multilateral donors, particularly AfDB and World Bank and have the following profile:
The eligibility criteria, preparation of the shortlist, and the selection procedure shall comply with the ECOWAS Commissions Rules and Procedures for selecting, available on the ECOWAS’s website: http://www.ecowas.int
Application Closing Date
4:00 pm. (GMT+1), 25th March, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates/Consultants must produce a letter of expression of interest and their Curriculum Vitae, providing clear information on their experience and qualification with respect to the assignment (CV, references of similar services demonstrating that they are qualified, description of their experiences and tasks in similar assignments, etc.).
The Expressions of Interest (EOI) should be submitted or sent to the physical address below and must be clearly marked: “Support to the Department of Infrastructure of the ECOWAS Commission – Recruitment of a Technical Expert (Civil Engineer)” for delivery in person or by registered mail to:
Directorate of General Administration,
1st Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District, Abuja,
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