GRADE     P1/P2
    ANNUAL SALARY    (UC36,929.06    USD58,266.68) / (UC42,916.53    USD67,713.70)

Applications should be sent to:



  • To assist the Court Registrar, HOD Judicial Records, Archives and Publication in Proof Reading and evaluating written manuscripts of Judgements and other legal documents for grammatical and typographical errors.



  • ·      Liaise with Judges, Chief Registrar and Printer to determine the composition of specific texts in the publication of law reports.
  • ·      Compare typeset proof against original copy to identify errors or omission.
  • ·      Use word processors and other specialized software to make changes on typeset documents.
  • ·      Evaluate the dimensions of page elements such as text spacing and positioning to ensure they conform to set specification.
  • ·      Ensure page numbers are in the right order and not repeated or omitted.
  • ·      Analyze legal documents to ensure chapter titles match list of contents.
  • ·      Use symbols which are standard and recognized by printing and publishing companies.
  • ·      Mark corrections highlighted by the Chief Registrar, Deputy Chief Registrar and ensure they reflect on the master set proof.
  • ·      Rephrase written text to ensure document structure and content are consistent.
  • ·      Stay abreast with grammatical development as well as new terminologies in a language.
  • ·      Ensure illustrations are suitably captioned and referenced.
  • ·      Contact Printers directly to clarify grammatical inconsistencies related to style and text choice.
  • ·      Forward proof read materials for approval and publication.
  • ·      Ensure project is completed within set time constraints.
  • ·      Read and evaluate written manuscripts of judgments and other legal documents for grammatical error.




  • ·      A minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • ·      Possession of higher degree would be an advantage


  • ·      Three (3) years relevant professional experience in this field, including two (2) years relevant International experience.
  • ·      Experience in a variety of private and public institutions preferably in a multi-cultural setting and in an international institution would be an advantage.



Be Below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidate



  • ·      Ability to motivate self and/or others to engage in and successfully complete tasks at hand;
  • ·      Demonstrated experience leading conversations that will either provide participants with new information, ideas or awareness or elicit feedback;
  • ·      Ability to positively influence co-workers when faced with challenges and work problems to help trigger solutions and build confidence;
  • ·      Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • ·      Ability to lead in the management of own career and performance and to seek assistance/coaching when required.
  • ·      Well-developed client service skills including a positive  attitude, creative thinking skills, good work ethic, teamwork experience, time management skills, flexibility;
  • ·      Ability to take initiative to resolve problems and improve quality and/or quantity of work by identifying alternative solutions and discussing appropriateness/approach with supervisor;
  • ·      Strong desire to help others and capacity to empathize to generate mutual understanding;
  • ·      Ability to work as part of a team in supporting and addressing the needs of clients and stakeholders;
  • ·      Ability to multitask and to meet client service/stakeholder management standards and objectives of pertinence to assigned responsibilities.
  • ·      Ability to perceive the moods and feelings of others from various cultural backgrounds, and to understand interests, needs, and perspectives so as to prevent/address misunderstandings and complaints;
  • ·      Well-developed ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds and sound understanding of diverse cultural differences especially within west Africa;
  • ·      Ability to listen attentively to people’s ideas, requests and concerns and to understand and internalize the need for diversity management in every day workplace practices;
  • ·      Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • ·      Ability to factor in diversity when providing services, responding to requests, recognizing and releasing preconceived notions and stereotypical views of certain groups and individuals.
  • ·      Basic understanding of the ECOWAS organization mandate and its functions;
  • ·      Ability to explain the ECOWAS programs and projects relevant to tasks and demonstrated understanding of data used by the department/institution/agency, including knowing where data resides in the system, the
  • ·      Ability to see how the data in the system interrelates and how data entries and changes may impact data in other parts of the system.
  • ·      Knowledge of ECOWAS routine procedures and practices as it relates to assigned responsibilities;
  • ·      Ability to apply ECOWAS standards in emailing, reporting, correspondence, etc. and to accept and implement changes as directed.
  • ·      Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collect, collate, classify and summarize data systematically.
  • ·      Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting primary and secondary research activities in accordance with instructions and/or best practices in research techniques (e.g. interviews, tests, desk research);
  • ·      Ability to identify inconsistencies in reasoning and to articulate findings clearly;
  • ·      Ability to use creativity and initiative in the generation of alternative solutions to a problem;
  • ·      Ability to gather, analyze and arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • ·      Ability to provide useful feedback when asked and to use feedback constructively when given;
  • ·      Demonstrated ability to use computers with superior word-processing skills and proficiency in the use of data base (e.g. access), spreadsheets (e.g. excel), inter/intranet, email and social media;
  • ·      Tact, diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • ·      Ability to write accurate, clear and well-organized text;
  • ·      Proficiency in  information communication technologies(ICT);
  • ·      Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • ·      Well established time management skills with the ability to make well considered/reasoned decisions regarding own work and to follow them through;
  • ·      Ability to use action planning skills, set priorities, develop work goals and identify the steps needed to achieve goals of relevance to own work area;
  • ·      Ability to work well and meet objectives of tasks when under pressure or when exposed to uncertainties, challenges and/or changing work environments;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to team/work unit goals and plans as well as to collective decision-making.