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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)


  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersNigeria
  • Founded1975
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries and was founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters. The Institutions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are as follows: The Commission The Community Parliament The Community Court OF Justice ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) Specialized Agencies The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, more often called The Fund are its two main institutions designed to implement policies, pursue a number of programmes and carry out development projects in Member States. Such projects include intra-community road construction and telecommunications; and agricultural, energy and water resources development. The following are more of ECOWAS's institutions: ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) ECOWAS Regional Development Fund (ERDF) West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) Specialized Technical Commissions ECOWAS Youth Sport and Development Center ECOWAS Gender Development Center Water Resources Coordination Unit Western African Power Pool Activities Agriculture Child Civil Society Culture Customs Drug Economic and Monetary Affairs Education and Training Youth Health and Social Affairs Energy Environment Political Affairs Private Sector Industry External Trade Food Security Defense and Security GIABA Gender Issues Humanitarian ICT / Information Society Infrastructure Rural Development Telecommunications Trade Transport Water

Where is Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Staff3Location of current staff


20Current jobs
101Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Election Management Officer
  • Principal Programme Officer: Domestic Taxes
  • Programme Officer: Energy Access
  • Programme Officer – Promotion of Scientific Excellence and E-Learning

Staff at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have experience in


  • economic policy
  • development
  • community
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • project support


  • commonwealth secretariat
  • goal global
  • global affairs canada


  • nigeria
  • united states
  • cote d ivoire
  • burkina faso
  • china


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Nigeria (headquarters)
  • Abuja
  • 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District


Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Economic Policy
Events / Training
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Research & Development
Personnel / Human Resources
Financial Services
Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
Torts / Conflict Resolution