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Director General at the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA)

The ECOWAS Monetary Cooperation Program (EMCP) was launched in 1987 by the Authority of Heads of State and Government to prepare the grounds for a single monetary zone for the whole of ECOWAS by 2 000. The West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) was established in 1996 as an autonomous monetary institute of ECOWAS, funded and managed by member Central Banks to lead this process of the realization of the single currency in ECOWAS. WAMA is headquartered in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The member central banks are: Central Bank of West African States l(BCEAO), the common central bank for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’lvoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo], Bank of Cape Verde, Central Bank of The Gambia; Bank of Ghana, Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea, Central Bank of Liberia, Central Bank of Nigeria and Bank of Sierra Leone.

WAMA is supervised by the Committee of Governors of Central Banks of the member states who serve as the Governing Board. The Committee of Governors is assisted by a Technical Committee drawn from member central banks. However, on policy issues, the Committee of Governors reports to the Convergence Council of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, who reports to the Council of Ministers answerable to the Authority of Heads of State and Government. WAMA is seeking to recruit a high caliber, results oriented, experienced individual for the position of:

Position: Director General

The Role

The Director General is responsible for the day to day management of the Agency. The Director General is employed for a term of four years, renewable once.

The Person

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced university degree in finance, economics, or any other related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management and people management skills through work experience in leading positions in a multilateral or public organization, a central bank, a regional Economic Organization or a high profile academic institution
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and achieve results in highly complex situations
  • Ability to build credibility and work effectively with multilateral institutions such asAfDB, IMF, World Bank, UNECA, member central banks etc.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Fluent in English or French; a working knowledge of the other is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of macroeconomic and monetary issues.

The offer

A competitive salary is offered together with other fringe benefits.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial 4 year appointment with possibility of renewal subject to performance.

Open exclusively to citizens of member countries of ECOWAS.

Other information

WAMA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from men and women. All applications should include a complete CV and be limited to a maximum of 6 pages.

Only applications retained for further consideration will receive a reply. Short-listed candidates will be invited to Accra, Ghana for a final face-to-face evaluation exercise.

Application details

Interested candidates should apply for the position directly by forwarding an electronic copy of their CV and all relevant documentation by email to hr@kpmg.com.gh .

All applications must be received on or before 31st May 2016, Applications not received by this date will not be considered.


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