Saturday, 25 August 2012

LOTS OF VACANCIES AT ECOWAS

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The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:


1.) Portuguese Interpreter (1 Position):

French To Portuguese And Vice-Versa

Responsibilities:


  • Provide interpretation from French into Portuguese and vice- versa during court sessions, meetings and deliberations;
  • Provide interpretation for the Judges and staff members as required;
  • Must be capable of working as part of a team of highly experienced interpreters; 
  • Must be capable of interpreting simultaneous, consecutive and other modes.
Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus a diploma or certificate in conference interpreting from a recognized school; OR a university degree in conference interpreting from a recognized school;
  • At least four (4) years post-qualification experience in conference interpreting;
  • Knowledge of law would be an advantage;
  • Ability to interpret from English into Portuguese would be an advantage.


Portuguese Interpreter (1 Position)

English Into Portuguese And Vice-Versa

Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretation from English into Portuguese and vice-versa during court sessions, meetings and deliberations; 
  • Provide interpretation for the Judges and staff members as required;
  • Must be capable of working as part of a team of highly experienced interpreters;
  • Must be capable of interpreting in simultaneous, consecutive and other modes.
Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus a diploma or certificate in conference interpreting from a recognised school; OR a university degree in conference interpreting from a recognised school;
  • At least four (4) years’ post-qualification experience in conference interpreting.
  • Knowledge of law would be an advantage;
  • Ability to interpret from French into Portuguese would be an advantage.

3.)
French Translator (1 Position)
English Into French

Responsibilities:

  • Translate court proceedings from English into French;
  • Translate official documents for Judges and staff members as required;
  • Report directly to the Revisor.
Qualifications:
  • A University degree plus a diploma or certificate in Translation from a recognised translation institute or school; OR a university degree in Translation from a recognised school;
  • At least Three (3) years experience in translation from English into French preferably in an intergovernmental or international organisation;
  • Excellent writing skills,
  • Knowledge of law would be an advantage; -
  • Ability to translate from Portuguese into French would be an advantage.

4. English Translator (2 Positions)

French Into English

Responsibilities
:
  • Translate court proceedings from French into English;
  • Translate official documents for Judges and staff members as required;
  • Report directly to the Revisor.
Qualifications:
  • A University degree plus a diploma or certificate in Translation from a recognised translation institute or school; OR a university degree in Translation from a recognised school;
  • At least three (3) years experience in translation from French into English preferably in an intergovernmental or international organisation;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge of law would be an advantage;
  • Ability to translate from Portuguese into English would be an advantage.

5.
  English Interpreter (1 Position)
French Into English And Vice-Versa

Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretation from French Into English and vice-versa during court sessions, meetings and deliberations;
  • Provide interpretation for the Judges and staff members as required;
  • Must be capable of working as part of a team of highly experienced interpret√©rs;
  • Must be capable of interpreting in simultaneous, consecutive and other modes.
Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus a diploma or certificate in conference interpreting from a recognised school; OR a university degree in conference interpreting from a recognised school;
  • At least four (4) years post-qualification experience in conference interpreting;
  • Knowledge of law would be an advantage;
  • Ability to interpret from Portuguese into English would be an advantage.
6.) Administrative Officer (1 Position):
Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible to the Head of Administration and Human Resources Division.
  • Coordinates specific tasks assigned to various sections;
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring of movable and immovable assets of the
  • Court and files relating to job security; 
  • Participate in the preparation of basic documents for budgetary sessions and internal and inter-institutional technical committee meetings;
  • Performs all other duties related to the functions of the position.
Qualifications:
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Administration or management; .
  • Must have a good aptitude for analysis and synthesis, organizational skills and good ability to work as a team in a multicultural environment;  
  • Must have an excellent ability to communicate in French and/or English and/or Portuguese;
  • A good knowledge of one of the two other languages would be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least seven (7) years post qualification professional experience in the field of administration or management;
  • Must have a good knowledge of computers, especially research on the internet, electronic communication, word processing through standard software; 


7.) IT Officer (1 Position)

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible to the Head of Administration and Human Resources Division
  • Analysis and development of computer applications;
  • Participation in all project linked to information system of the Court and ownership of roles that will be his/hers in order to take charge of obligations and time limits;
  • Establishment of a management solution and coordination of information flow in accordance with the internal information system of the Court;
  • Participation in the distribution and integration of solutions in production environments of the local area network of the Court (LAN);
  • Development and maintenance of the website of the Court;
  • Maintenance of existing applications: troubleshooting and technical support;
  • Development of interfaces between existing and future applications of the Court of Justice in order to obtain a stable and efficient information system;
  • First-dass support in the integration of any software solution and training of users in the context of ongoing and future projects;
  • Implementation of operating manuals for the various systems deployed.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Information Technology;
  • Must have at least seven (7) years post qualification professional experience in a technical and functional management project in which large projects have been carried out to completion;
  • Must have a good knowledge of the Internet and associated technologies;
  • Must have a good aptitude for analysis and synthesis, organizational skills and good ability to work as a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Must have an excellent ability to communicate in French and/or English and/or Portuguese;
  • A good knowledge of one of the two other languages would be an added advantage.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in software and/or web platforms development;
  • Must have a mastery of the concept and technology of software engineering workshops and have great experience in the design, distribution and use of related databases;
  • Must have a mastery of Mysql, Postgresql and SOL databases in general;
  • Must have the ability to use tools or language programming such as HTML, ASP, PHP, C, C++, CSS and JAVASCRIPT;
Requirements For All Candidates:
  • For candidates to be admitted, they are required to fulfil the following additional conditions:
  • Must be a citizen of an ECOWAS Member State; 
  • Must not be more than fifty (50) years of age at the moment of recruitment;
  • Must be computer literate.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the requirements for any of these positions should forward their application together with photocopies of all their certificates and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the information below in the following order:
  • Full names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Permanent address
  • Contact address
  • Country of origin
  • Work experience with names of establishments, dates and positions held
  • Institutions attended
  • Degree/Professional qualifications obtained with dates
  • Names and Addresses of three (3) referees
Applicants should state the desired position applied for at the top right hand corner of the envelope, and send their application by post to:

The President,
Community Court Of Justice,
No. 10, Dares Salaam Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria


NB:
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline:
8th October, 2012

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