Directors or Director level Officers report directly to Departmental Heads. As the principal link between the Directorate and the wider beyond, the Director is responsible for:
The Director will supervise staff of the Directorate including Professional and General staff. He or she will utilize a range of transactional managerial skills to ensure that staff of the Directorate performs efficiently and effectively, and that they deliver the regular outputs needed at sufficient quality and in a timely manner.
Managerial tasks will include:
While the Director will have a reserve of skilled professionals to draw upon, he or she may at times be called upon to apply his or her personal expertise directly in the relevant technical field in any of the following ways:
Under the supervision of the Director General of WAHO, under the control of the Governing Board and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Director will be saddled with running the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control with a view to assisting ECOWAS Member States in strengthening their capacities for more efficient control and prevention of diseases and other deficiencies through strengthened disease surveillance and rapid response to emergencies.
The incumbent shall exercise oversight over all activities of the Centre. More specifically, she/he shall:
Furthermore, the Director shall submit annually to WAHO:
The Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control must have demonstrated expertise in some or all of the following areas: