Deadline: 08 October, 2021

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Administrative Assistant.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs).


  • Support the convening of the global community of practice seminars
  • Assist in the proofreading and editing of knowledge products
  • Receive and register all incoming and outgoing documents of the department/division
  • Ensure 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
  • Make travel arrangements for the director including tickets, hotel reservation, etc
  • Assist in preparation of presentation using PowerPoint and other software packages on own initiative or on the basis of instruction
  • Perform other office administration tasks (photocopies, emails) when the need arises


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Law, Political Science, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Experience in professional editing, drafting legal or policy documents, etc
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer and administration services
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies, etc.)
  • Proficiency/good written and oral skills in English and/or French

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: AfDB


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