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African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)



AMCOW is an inter-governmental, Pan-African, non-budgetary institution working under the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment of the African Union (AU), and provides political oversight on water resources and sanitation in Africa.  AMCOW’s mission is to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development, and poverty alleviation among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and the provision of water supply and sanitation services, and is mandated to provide political leadership in the implementation of the African Water Vision 2025 and water components of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. For more information, refer to:


At its infancy stage, the EU through GIZ and BMZ supported AMCOW in Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building. AMCOW intends to further strengthen its relationship with EU through among other things requesting to be entrusted with the implementation of the EU Budget under indirect management. This calls for a comprehensive EU Pillar Assessment before AMCOW can be certified to implement the EU Budget under the indirect management. To prepare for the comprehensive EU Pillar Assessment, AMCOW calls for Expression of Interest(EOI) from reputable Consultants to carry out a Pre-EU Pillar Assessment (the Assessment) of AMCOW for the year ended 31st December, 2019.

The objective of this pillar assessment is to:

I.  Enable the auditor to report on whether the entity fulfils the requirements set out in points (a) to (f) of Article 154(4) of the Financial Regulation(FR) applicable to the General Budget of the European Commission and in Article 29(1) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the European Development Fund for each relevant pillar;

II. Express a conclusion as to whether the entity:

(a) has set up and ensures the functioning, in all material respects, of an effective, efficient and economical internal control system based on international best practices and in line with the criteria set by the European Commission;

(b) uses an accounting system that provides in all material respects accurate, complete and reliable information in a timely manner, based on international accounting standards and in line with the criteria set by the European Commission;

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The service provider shall provide a twenty-four hours seven days a week (24/7) in all AMCOW Offices/Premises in Abuja.

I. Routine Specific Instructions

The service provider shall ensure the following:

a. guards report to the premises 15 minutes early to facilitate a full and proper handover

b. control pedestrians entering the compounds by ensuring that all visitors entering the premises are giving clip tags

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The position of IT and Database Officer is one of the management functions under the Director of Finance and Administration at AMCOW Secretariat located in Abuja, Nigeria. The overall scope of the position is to deliver an integrated, efficient, and secure working environment where information is readily available to help AMCOW achieve on its mandate. The IT and Database Officer function is a strong support to the Director of Finance & Administration, who designs ICT operations, service delivery, architecture and information security and management of the database infrastructure used for water and sanitation sector monitoring and reporting(WASSMO).

Specifically, the IT & Database Officer shall be responsible for the following: manages the internal computer network of the institution and coordinates the activities of the IT Intern in the following areas:

I. manage the overall technology infrastructure for AMCOW including planning, implementation, and management of the software applications and hardware infrastructure that support operations, liaising as relevant with technology service providers.

II. propose design of improvements to AMCOW’s ICT architecture and work with the ICT Business Partners to integrate requirements into the ICT strategic framework.

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The position of the Driver is an office support administrative function at AMCOW Secretariat located in Abuja, Nigeria. The scope of responsibilities covers AMCOW Secretariat’s staff and guests’ safe and timely transportation, Secretariat’s vehicles maintenance, and courier services, as required.

The Driver is a support administrative position in the Finance and Administration Department that reports to the HR/Procurement Officer is responsible for adapting safe driving and speed to weather and traffic conditions, maintaining the vehicle clean, reporting mechanical issues, loading and unloading materials, and providing first aid in case of emergency.

More specifically the function is responsible to perform the following tasks:

I. take instructions from supervisor regarding each day’s deliveries or pick up / drop off services.

II. drive office vehicles for the transport of authorised personnel. Pick up and drop off, as instructed, Secretariat visitors, professionals or consultants from /to desired destinations.

III. collect and deliver mail, documents, and other items.

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Submit Applications to:

The Executive Secretary

African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)

No. 11, T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro District  Abuja, Nigeria.




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