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Chief Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations Officer

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  • Position title: Chief Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations Officer
  • Grade: PL3
  • Position N°: 50093594
  • Reference: ADB/17/327
  • Publication date: 13/07/2017
  • Closing date: 26/07/2017
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire

Objectives

THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa

THE COMPLEX:

The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President ; Independent Development Evaluation Department ; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit ; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board ; Administrative Tribunal ; Office of the Auditor General ; Group Risk Management Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department ; Communication and External Relations Department ; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office  and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:

The role of the Banks' Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank. The Secretary General and the General Secretariat  is comprised of:

1.  the Immediate Office of the Secretary General which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section;

2.  Board Affairs and Proceedings Division ;

3.  Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division ; and

4.  Conferences and Meetings Division. 

THE POSITION:

The Chief Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations Officer leads the Corporate Governance Policy Coordination and Shareholder Relations Section whose major objectives are to serve as the focal point for expertise on corporate governance matters in the Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat; and assist the Secretary General in managing the Bank’s relationship with its shareholders and other international development finance institutions.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Secretary General, the Chief Conference, Ceremonies and Events Management Officer will:

A.  Serve as the focal person on corporate governance matters and, in this respect:

1.  Lead the development, adoption and implementation of best practice policies in corporate governance for the Bank;

2.  Research, analyze and draft publishable articles on current trends in corporate governance and their implications for the work of the Bank;

3.  Coordinate the drafting of, and as appropriate revisions to, terms of reference for the subsidiary organs of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors;

4.  Stay abreast of current governance practices in other international financial institutions and, as appropriate, propose improvements to the Boards’: (i) approval processes and procedures; and (ii) overall effectiveness and efficiency;

5.  Conceive and coordinate capacity building initiatives for new knowledge areas in corporate governance for the benefit of Board of Directors and their Advisers as well as members of Senior Management;

6.  Liaising with Complexes and Departments on appropriate knowledge areas to enhance the work of the Board of Directors;

7.  Contribute to the drafting of the Bank Group Annual Report;

B.  Assist the Secretary General in managing the Bank’s relationship with its shareholders and other international development finance institutions and, in this respect:

1.  Establish and maintain relationships with focal persons in member countries and partner institutions;

2.  Liaise with said focal persons to prepare major meetings and accompany the Secretary General to those meetings when requested;

3.  Coordinate the review and preparation of responses to all official correspondence;

4.  Serve as focal point for the Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat’ collaboration with the corporate secretariats of other international financial institutions;

C.  Perform any other tasks assigned by the Secretary General, including preparing Flash reports for Board meetings.

Selection Criteria

1.  Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Corporate Governance, Economics, Management, Corporate Law, or related fields;

2.  Have a minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in a Multilateral Development Bank or similar institution;

3.  Excellent understanding of corporate governance issues in international financial institutions;

4.  Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.

5.  Effective research, analytic and writing capabilities;

6.  Good understanding of multilateral development institutions group policies, strategies and operational issues.

7.  Demonstrated experience on issues related to Board effectiveness;

8.  Very good interpersonal relations and facilitation skills;

9.  Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work programs, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

10.  Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds in a cooperative team environment;

11.  Excellent negotiating skills and demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; high level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality;

12.  Ability to develop and conduct training plans;

13.  Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;

14.  Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP (or other integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage

INFORMATION ON THE POSITION:

 

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