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Commiss„o Da Cedeao Ecowas Commission Commission De La Cedeao Vacancy Announcement
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COMMISS√O DA CEDEAO
ECOWAS COMMISSION COMMISSION DE LA CEDEAO

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) a regional organization with its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, seeks to recruit qualified capable and result oriented individuals into the position of Programme Officer, Geographic information System (GIS) and Mapping Expert.

Department:                    Early Warning

Post: Programme Officer Ė Geographic Information System (GIS) and Mapping Expert

Ref: ECW-COMM/REC/EW-P/001/2009
Grade: P3 (UA 21,567-25,991)
Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer System Manager
Duty Post: Abuja, Nigeria

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) services to support Early Warning Centre operation of the ECOWAS Regionís Geographic Information System (GIS).

Evaluate the need for services and data, and develops work plans, and work products to fulfil requests. The work may include routine to moderately complex geoprocessing and analysis, geodatabase development, data maintenance map compilation, and development and maintenance of CAD drawings

Perform all functions seamlessly including problem solving and advanced scripting using AutoCAD and ArcGIS software.

Utilize and imports outside client files into AutoCAD and ArGIS software.

Transfer data to and from AutoCAD and ArcGIS software.

Perform advanced spatial analysis of data from all GPS units.

Problem solving and trouble shooting of all in-house GPS and geospatial software technology

Interpret and explains spatial difficulties to project managers and outside clients.

Analyzes, interprets, manipulates and inputs aerial photography data

Install geospatial software and patches, as well as analyzes and interprets geospatial data.

Learn and utilize capabilities of new geographic software versions.

Handle data creation and performs data change analysis.

Analyze, interprets and evaluates new GIS technology and software.
The integration of all-house geospatial software.
Perform any other tasks assigned.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS

Bachelorís degree or its equivalent in Geography/Geographic systems;

Five (5) years professional experience;

Possession of a higher degree would reduce the requires experience to three (3) years;

Knowledge of principles and practices of CAD and GIS and Remote Sensing theory, data collection, and mapping would be an advantage;

Knowledge of aerial photography and geospatial data would be an advantage;

Knowledge of GPS units and software would be an advantage;

Ability to be detail oriented and organized;
Ability to work effectively with various personalities and levels of authority.

Language

Excellent oral and written communication skill in English / French / Portuguese with a good working knowledge of the second official language

Age Limit

Candidates should not be more than fifty (50) years of age.

Method of application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed curriculum vitae including photocopies of their academic certificates, telephone numbers, e-mail; addresses with a covering letter, quoting the relevant reference number at the top right hand corner of their application envelopes addressed to the:

The president of the Commission

Attention: Director of Human Resources
ECOWAS Commission,
101, Yakuba Gowon Crescent,
P.M.B 401, Garki
Abuja, Nigeria

E-mail: snjiw@ecowas.int or mamasaihou@yahoo.comProspective Candidates are also advised to visit ECOWAS website at www.ecowas.int

The deadline for the receipt of all application is Friday, 10 April, 2009 at 5p.m prompt.Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and only citizens of ECOWAS Members States are qualified to apply


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