Secretary-Country Office, COMA at African Development Bank – AfDB

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 mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region.

The AfDB is a financial provider to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries (RMC). While it was originally headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank’s headquarters moved to Tunis, Tunisia, during the civil war in Côte d’Ivoire.Reference: ADB/20/038
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Position N°: 50064579
Grade: GS5

The Complex

The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.

The Hiring Department:

The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director-General is accountable of the specific African region. Each Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.
Morocco Country Office of the African Development Bank has been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

The Position

The Secretary will work closely with the Country Manager and the Team to provide administrative support.
The incumbent of the position will help the Country Manager and the team to make the best use of his time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Country Manager, the Secretary will perform the following duties:

Make appointments for experts and other staff of the Country Office and keep their schedules up to date;
Receive visitors and attend to them with tact and discretion;
Prepare briefing material used by experts for official missions and special meetings;
Handle protocol-related issues concerning reception of the visitors of experts and of the Office;
Organize experts’ meetings; assist the Country Manager’s secretary in coordinating official receptions given by the Resident Representative;
Participate in staff meetings, take notes and produce reports in the absence of the Country Manager’s secretary ;
Draft correspondence on non-substantive issues and ensure its follow-up;
Manage the experts’ incoming and outgoing mail and the office’s telephone communication;
Maintain an appropriate filing system; process experts’ back-to-office reports, ascertain the  quality of documents requiring the approval and / or signature of experts and other staff members;
Prepare and finalize draft correspondence (letters, faxes, etc. …) concerning various aspects, on behalf of experts, prepare minutes of experts ‘meetings;

Selection Criteria

Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Commerce, Administration or a related field, supplemented by training in secretarial functions/administration/office management
Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in progressive positions, attached to an executive’s office, preferably in an international organization;
Be able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting. Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background
Handling speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.
Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines
Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies etc.)
Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration services
Be able to multi-task, excellent problem-solving skill and attention to detail
Effective communication; highly client-oriented, good team working and relations
Ability to operate effectively in a multicultural organization.
Good innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits for the clients and the organization
Integrity and confidentiality
Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other;
Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems would be an asset;

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