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African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Security Agent

Reference: ADB/19/112
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS4
Position N°: 50000428

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 ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG)

The Hiring Department

  • The African Development Bank’s Security Unit (PSEC) is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank. Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank. Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic. Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

The Position

  • The Security Agent assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for AfDB in the Bank’s Head Quarter host country or in the region of assignment.
  • The Security Agent fully supports the PSEC Management through the execution of their security responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head Of Security Unit, the Security Agent will:
Access Control:

  • Key control and opening of offices as required;
  • Ensure that access to the Bank’s facilities are made through the appropriate entrance;
  • Ensure that exit from the Bank’s facilities are through the appropriate exits;
  • Maintain control of the Emergency Key and its Log Sheet;
  • Control, organize and supervise access to facilities in conjunction with security supervisor and other related parties.

Facilities Monitoring and Control:

  • Conduct periodic checks of sensitive areas within the Bank’s building (s);
  • Conduct physical security checks of individual office areas ensuring that they are properly secured;
  • Organize and control security for special events organized by the Bank;
  • Periodically analyse all information collected from access control equipment and make recommendations to improve the overall security posture of the Bank’s premises;
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and policies associated with security such as emergency procedures, Fire safety etc.
  • Observe areas immediately surrounding the Bank’s premises to identify threats. Recommend risk mitigation or prevention strategies for identified threats.
  • Implement measures prescribed to deter and detect fraudulent activities from inside or outside the Bank.
  • Report any security issues to the direct supervisor and PSEC Leadership for resolution.
  • Implement protective and preventive security measures against terrorist attacks as directed.

Incident Response:

  • Collect information from victim(s) and provide immediate assistance as required
  • Collaborate with external parties and partners in the management of incidents
  • Communicate using the appropriate defined channels.
  • Request the update of residential information on security databases as and when necessary.

Residential Assessments:

  • Assist with the completion of residential assessments
  • Participate in the liaison with staff to ensure the implementation of Security improvements
  • Contribute to the development of methodologies for residential assessments.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a higher education Associate Degree, Completion of police, gendarme, military or guard training is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years performing duties in security agencies, police, gendarmerie or  armed forces
  • Experience in International Organization or AfDB is desirable
  • Well-groomed with a good level of physical fitness;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate under pressure;
  • Confidentiality and flexibility;
  • Experience with CCTV System; Emergency Communication System (Radio, Satellite phones, first responders, guard force managements and tactical operations
  • Communication – Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Client Orientation – Ensures that the Bank’s staff is considered to be of primary importance in all interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate staff needs, and ensures that staff receives the best possible service from the Unit.
  • Team Working and Relationships – Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. This includes nights, week-ends and holidays
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Proficiency in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, is a plus.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Protocol Clerk

Reference: ADB/19/112
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS6
Position N°: 50070300

The Complex

The role of the Bank’s Office of the Secretary General and General Secretariat (PSEG) is to facilitate the achievement of the objectives set out in the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy, the High 5s and the Development and Business Delivery Model, by streamlining the decision-making process of governance bodies and forging better working relationships with shareholders and host countries of the Bank. Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat:

  • The Office of the Secretary General, which is also responsible for managing the Records Management and Archives Section, the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section and the Conferences and Meetings Section;
  • Board Affairs and Proceedings Division; and
  • The Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division.

The main functions of the Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division (PSEG.2) are to provide protocol services and manage relations with the Bank Group Headquarters or host Country Offices of the Bank Group and diplomatic missions.

The position

The mission of the Protocol Assistant is as follows:

  • Receive, process and carefully verify documents to maintain and strengthen the trust of African Development Bank partners
  • Ensure the careful preparation of draft notes verbales addressed to the host country and diplomatic missions with particular attention to preserving the Bank’s good image.
  • Prepare administrative correspondence addressed to host country authorities taking into account local specificities.
  • Manage day-to-day affairs with host countries and diplomatic missions, in accordance with protocol standards and relevant instruments
  • Ensure the faithful implementation of Partnership/Host Country Agreements

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and direction of the Principal Protocol Officer, the Protocol Assistant performs the following:

  • Receive and process visa applications from staff members of the African Development Bank and their family members.
  • Prepare notes verbales for visa applications
  • Send visas requests to diplomatic missions for missions, holidays, children’s study trips, medical evacuation and transit stays.
  • File visa documents
  • Liaise between PSEG, various ministries and other host country authorities as well as between PSEG and the various Diplomatic Missions
  • Welcome and assist Elected staff, official delegations and guests of the African Development Bank at the Airport.
  • Keep monthly statistics on visa activities.
  • Process and follow up on entry visa applications with relevant services
  • Ensure that protocol is respected at ceremonies and events organized by the Bank.
  • Ensure protocol is respected at African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings and other statutory meetings.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a higher education (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) diploma in Diplomacy, Law and Administration.
  • Possess at least four (4) years of professional experience in the area of Protocol, Public Relations or Public Administration.
  • The incumbent should also have work experience in a multicultural environment.
  • General knowledge of Protocol and similar experience in an intergovernmental organization
  • Private-sector experience would be an added advantage.
  • Possess sound knowledge of diplomatic norms and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficiency in the use of common Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP (or another integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools) would be an added advantage.


Deadline: 27th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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