African Development Bank Nigeria Jobs for Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary

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African Development Bank Nigeria is recruiting for the post of Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary. Interested applicants can submit their applications on the official career website of the bank by 26 June 2020.

Below is all the information related to the job, including job roles, job duties and responsibilities, selection criteria, and how to apply.

African Development Bank Nigeria Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary Job Details


Position title: Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary – (Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness) Code, PSEG1
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50068481
Reference: ADB/20/068
Closing date: 26-Jun-2020
Duty station: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Job Role:

This position’s overall objective is to provide secretariat services to the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors and the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE), including drafting, revising and translating meeting reports while ensuring the proper conduct of meetings of the Boards of Directors, the Boards of Governors and their subsidiary organs.

Job Duties and responsibilities


Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Boards of Directors and Boards of Governors and the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) by enhancing the decision-making process;

Assist the Chairperson of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) to prepare and conduct Committee meetings and advise on any relevant matters;

Prepare background papers, analyses, and recommendations to be used by the Committee Chairperson and members;

Coordinate the activities of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) and manage the relationship between Senior Management and members;

Cover Committee meetings, analyze and determine the thrust of discussions/deliberations and then synthesize, and prepare a succinct summary of the main decisions and conclusions reached;

Contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) through research and submission of documents on issues under consideration;

Populate the Board Dashboard and follow up on Committee recommendations;

Ensure the coverage of relevant Boards of Governors meetings; analyze and determine the thrust of discussions/deliberations and then synthesize and draft the main decisions and conclusions reached;

Translate the syntheses and reports drafted in the department; and

Carry out any other assignment required by service exigency.

Selection Criteria

Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Communication, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Development Finance, Social Science and other related disciplines;

Have a minimum of six years (6) years of relevant professional experience in similar organizations;

Be proficient in English and French both written and oral; and have strong and proven translation skills.

Have sound institutional, policies, and operations knowledge.

Private sector experience will be an added advantage.

I have excellent analytical and drafting skills and be good at summarizing and synthesizing.

Be able to identify and meet clients' needs within the framework of established rules while processing reports and identify appropriate solutions and alternatives, when necessary.

Be able to work efficiently under pressure and be willing to work long hours to meet tight deadlines.

Be able to multi-task, and demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

I have excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Show proof of discretion, tactfulness, and flexibility in dealing with clients such as the Boards of Governors, Boards of 
Directors, Ambassadors, and Senior Management.

Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

How to apply

If you are the right person for this role then click here to apply or visit at www.afdb.org career website to know about other vacancies of AfDB Bank.

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