Career Opportunity - Director General, African Monetary Institute (WAMI)

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 March 19, 2012

The West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) is an institution established by the Governments of the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Its aim is to facilitate the creation of the West African Central Bank (WACB) and the introduction of a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). In line with this mandate WAMI is looking to recruit an astute, dynamic and visionary individual to provide leadership and guidance for the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI).
The Role Reporting to the Committee of Governors for the Central Banks of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), the successful candidate will have overall Strategic and operational responsibility for WAMI and lead the implementation of existing action plans all geared towards achieving WAMI’s defined targets.
Key Responsibilities
1.Manage all activities of the institute geared towards establishing the West African Central Bank (WACB) in the required timeframe.
2.Lead the team, by ensuring effective operational coordination of the work of various departments (Operations & Regional Integration, Finance & Administration, Payment Systems & ICT, Finance Integration, Research & Statistics, Multilateral Surveillance and Legal).
3.Serve as a representative for WAMI within the West African Monetary Zone and externally.
Qualification and Experience
1.A minimum of a Ph.D degree in Economics and/or Finance with Specialization in Monetary and/or Exchange Rate Policy
2.Relevant experience in leading positions in multinational or public Organizations, a Central Bank, a Regional Economic Organization or Research institution with demonstrable leadership, management and People management skills.
Skills and Competencies required
1.Ability to build consensus and achieve results in highly complex situations.
2.Ability to build credibility and work effectively with multilateral institutions such as AFDB, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank etc.
3.Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
4.Fluent in one of WAMI’s two official languages (English and French), a working knowledge of the other is an advantage.
5.Must be a citizen of one of the six member countries.
6.Employment is based on an initial 2-year appointment with a possibility of extension up to a maximum of 2 years.
Interested applicants should please apply with their most recent CVs and a one page synopsis indicating why they consider themselves suitable for the position by 27 April 2012 to:
HR Advisory Services
KPMG Marlin House
13 Yiyiwa Drive, Abelenkpe
P.O. Box GP 242
Or by e-mail to
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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