On Monday, 21st May 2018, the LCBC Conference Room played host to the reception ceremony of newly recruited staff members in the presence of the top management of the institution and other staff members. As such, there are 25 new staff members who are coming on board to give a new impetus to the organisation, which has to overcome numerous challenges, which include, inter alia, the sustainable and equitable management of Lake Chad and other shared water resources of the basin, the preservation of ecosystems of the catchment area as well as the promotion of integration and transboundary peace and security. This move falls in line with the recent institutional reform of the organisation, which aimed at making the Executive Secretariat more effective and efficient thus sidelining the appointment of senior staff members by their respective countries of origin for the competency-based recruitment as a result of an international call for applications.
The Executive Secretary of LCBC, Head of Mission of the MNJTF, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu told the newly recruited staff members:’’you were recruited following a tedious process for which you should be proud. In addition, your various credentials and work experience are an evidence of your abilities to deliver the goods. However, you should bear in mind that you are assuming office in a special regional organisation taking into account the current challenges. In this vein, your expertise, professional background and ideas are paramount. You have to achieve both your social and professional induction successfully. LCBC heavily relies on you. The management will do its best to make your induction and assignment easier. At first, you can count on the colleagues who are available to guide you and enable you to familiarise with your new working environment. You can also rely on the management who bestows its confidence on you. LCBC is a specific basin organisation, not only for its location but also for the multifaceted challenges facing it and the services it has to render to diverse communities. The Executive Secretariat hopes that you will address these challenges thanks to ground-breaking strategies, experience and expertise for a constant improvement and continued leadership. More than ever, I would like us to perform better, be more effective and forward-looking in line with the expectations of our communities in member countries as well as our development partners’’.
Earlier, the Director of Administration and Finances and the Head of Division, Human Resources took the floor to wish a warm welcome to new staff members and read out the relevant resolution of the 63rd ordinary session of the Council of Ministers, which assigns to the Executive Secretariat to fill the vacant posts available in the organisational chart of the institution.
A group photograph and refreshment concluded the ceremony.
List of new staff members:
Ngassa Marc Justin, Head of Division, Finances and Accounting ;
Olaitan Ebenezer Olusola, Head of Division, Human Resources ;
Alio Abdoulaye, Head of Division, Basin Observatory ;
Ali Abdoulaye Traoré, Head of Division, Cooperation and Projects ;
Hassane Tahirou Amadou, Remote Sensing Officer ;
Beadem Rokoulyo, Expert Socio-Economist;
Abderamane Hamit, Expert Water Quantity/Quality ;
Mme Nodjimbaye Carine, Procurement Expert ;
Ahamadou Yacouba Mamane Bachir, Statistics Expert ;
Chikobe Eke, Expert on HR Planning and Development ;
Ahmed Ghali Muhammad, Expert on Projects Management ;
Abubakar Umar, IT Expert ;
Rohallati Ndara, Expert on Water Management and Coordinations Policies ;
Aminu Magaji Bala, Expert on Environment and Climate Change;
Mrs Mintsa Amougou Marthe, Expert on Projects Identification and Development ;
Djamassal Alain, Communication Expert ;
Hamadou Bouba, Financial and Accounting Expert ;
Na-Andi Mamane Tahir, Agropastoralist Expert ;
Mohammed Dan Assabe Bila, Modeller ;
Moutade Eric Console, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert ;
Derba Telmba Jérome, Accounting Agent ;
Obia Ranndy, Translator French/English,
Abdouramane Mohamed Moctar, Translator English/French ;
Nguimfack Fidjio Vivien Hervé, Translator English/French ;
Amane Yamarke, Human Resources Officer (Analyst).