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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 8, 2021
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  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB’s missi...
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    Short Term Staff - Administrative Assistant

    Position Number: 50086877
    Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
    Position Grade: GS7

    The Complex

    • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
    • The Complex is responsible for:
      • Providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy;
      • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

    The Hiring Department

    • The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by:
      • Providing advisory services on capacity building;
      • Identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and
      • Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.

    Key Functions
    Under the Supervision of the Senior Director, the Administrative Assistant (STS) will perform the following:

    • Support the convening of the global community of practice seminars
    • Assist in the proof reading and editing of knowledge products
    • Receive and register all incoming and outgoing documents of the Department/ Division;
    • Ensure that documents presented for Director’s signature are complete, with necessary attachments and background documents;
    • Provide background information to the Director / Manager for appointments with official visitors and/or staff members;
    • Relay information between Director, Division Managers and other staff members of the department;
    • Follow up on work deadlines with Division Managers;
    • Schedule weekly team and ad hoc meetings for the Director, according to schedules and Director's Agenda for the week;
    • Maintain a filing system in both hard and soft copies to meet the needs of the Department;
    • Keep a weekly calendar of activities that shows all meetings to be attended by the Director as well as by other staff members. It also includes all external visits to the Department ;
    • Make travel arrangements for the Director including tickets, hotel reservation, etc.;
    • Assist in preparation of presentations using PowerPoint and other software packages on own initiative or on the basis of instructions;
    • Perform other office administration tasks (photocopies, emails) when the need arises;
    • Other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

    • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Accounting, Law, Political Sciences, or a related field.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience at a similar position.
    • Experience in professional editing, drafting legal or policy documents, etc.
    • Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures;
    • Good coordination skills - methodical and self-organized;
    • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service;
    • Good interpersonal, planning and organizational skills;
    • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests;
    • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving;
    • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies, etc.);
    • Communication;
    • Problem Solving;
    • Client Orientation;
    • Team working;
    • Operational Effectiveness;
    • Innovation and Creativity;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Good analytical skills.
    • Proficiency /good written and oral skills in English and/or French languages.
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank - AfDB on www.afdb.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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