Reference: ADB/16/ 009
Location: Cote d'Ivoire
Position N°: 50063800
Duties and Responsibilities
- The Secretary-General reports directly to the President and supervises the General Secretariat which provides secretarial services to Boards of Governors and Boards of Directors.
- The Secretary-General is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the General Secretariat (SEGL) and other responsibilities which include but are not limited to the following:
- Providing advisory services to the President of the Bank and senior management on the one hand and ensures consensus building - formal and informal - with respect to Board matters.
- Providing administrative support and secretarial services to the Board of Directors, Governors of the African Development Bank and the African development Fund.
- Ensuring the coordination of statutory relations with the Governments of member countries and Boards of Governors.
- Directing and supervising activities relating to reproducing, publishing, storing and distributing of Bank's internal documents.
- Ensuring management and safe-keeping of vital records and supervising utilization of the Bank's seals.
- Verifying, controlling and ensuring the observance by the Bank Group, of obligations and rights stipulated in agreements and conventions signed with member States, Governments and International Organizations.
- Planning, directing and supervising the translation of all official documents and interpretation services for meetings of the Board of Governors, Directors and organizational units.
- Ensuring that efficient protocol and related support services are provided to the Bank's elected officers, and other related administrative services to Bank staff.
Including desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- A minimum of a Master's degree or its equivalent in Political Science, Law, Corporate Governance, Business Administration, or related disciplines.
- A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant and demonstrable experience acquired in corporate governance and or Board management or relevant areas. The last eight (08) years should be at a senior management level.
- Demonstrable understanding of corporate governance and protocol issues; and the role of Boards in multilateral development institutions and issues related to Board effectiveness.
- Experience in managing host country agreements and relations with governments and the diplomatic community.
- Excellent understanding of multilateral development institutions group policies, strategies and operational issues and the role of the Board and governors in these processes.
- Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.
- Proven ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
- Strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills; ability to think strategically.
- Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as Boards of Executive Directors and Governors and other senior management and government officials.
- Ability to think strategically and design long-term plans and programs to develop staff competences in line with strategic priorities.
- Ability to inspire, generate and sustain staff commitment and professional excellence.
- Excellent negotiating skills and ability to communicate orally and write effectively in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.