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African Development Bank (AFDB): Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Legal Counsel (Finance)

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african development bank The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the institution aims at assisting African countries – individually and collectively - in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. Combating poverty is at the heart of the continent’s efforts to attain sustainable economic growth. To this end, the Bank seeks to stimulate and mobilize internal and external resources to promote investments as well as provide its regional member countries with technical and financial assistance. African Development Bank (AFDB) is recruiting for Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel-Finance Chief Legal Counsel Position title: Chief Legal Counsel Grade: PL-3 Job Position N°: 5568 Job Reference: ADB/09/125 Objectives Duties and responsibilities The Chief Legal Counsel is the team leader of the Administrative Affairs Section, and assists the Division Manager in co¬ordinating and supervising the work of the section; She/he may be required to deputize in the absence of the Division Manager. She/he will: * Draft and finalize Board documents on institutional governance; * Revise principal Bank instruments (Staff Regulations, Staff Rules) for Board approval; * Prepare pleadings and briefs, and represent the Bank before the Staff Appeals Committee and the Administrative Tribunal; * Draft and finalize service contracts between the Bank and contractors, consultants and suppliers; * Advise on applicability and interpretation of Bank Rules and Regulations; * Advise on scope and application of Bank’s privileges, exemptions and immunities; * Draft and finalize Board resolutions on administrative matters; * Draft and negotiate legal instruments of cooperating with bilateral and multilateral partners; * Advise on matters related to the Staff Retirement Plan; * Render legal opinions and advise on personnel matters; * Participate in meetings with respect to evaluation of bids for the acquisition of goods and services; * Undertake missions to other international organizations to pursue institution building work; * Undertake such other assignments as are required in the absence of the Division Manager. Selection Criteria Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience * At least a Master’s degree in Law, plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; or a first university degree plus a relevant combination of academic qualification in law e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; * Preferably a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, preferably with an international organization or established law firm with proven administrative experience; * Competence in Administrative Law and International Law; * Competence in the use of standard software applications; * Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with good working knowledge of the other language. Chief Legal Counsel - Finance Position title: Chief Legal Counsel - Finance Grade: PL-3 Position N°: 5119 Job Reference: ADB/09/124 Objectives Duties and responsibilities * The Chief Legal Counsel is the team leader of the Finance Section, and assists the Division Manager in coordinating and supervising the work of the section; she/he may be requested to deputise in the absence of the Division Manager. She/he will: * Prepare all necessary documentation for the Bank’s borrowings in the international capital and money markets; * Review, update and recommend for approval standard documentation, in accordance with market and industry practice, for use in derivative transactions; * Negotiate with investment banking and corporate legal specialists to structure documentation for the Bank’s debt issues; * Review, revise and recommend for approval global clearing, custody, execution and repurchase agreements to facilitate the Bank’s investment and risk management; * Prepare draft, contracts for use and procurement of consulting and professional services, as well as intellectual, technical and other products; * Propose and design appropriate amendments to the Bank Agreement and other governing instruments, such as the financial regulations; * Provide legal advice and assistance through the Division Manager to the Bank and its operating organs on all matters of finance, investments and reporting obligations to internal and external authorities; * Assist the Division Manager in the selection of local counsel to represent the interests of the Bank; * At the request of the Division Manager or in his absence, participate in meetings with Vice President, Finance and with Directors in the Finance complex on finance issues in the Bank; * Prepare draft Legal Opinions for approval by Supervisors on Management proposals for the Bank’s Financial Operations. Selection Criteria Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience * At least a Master’s degree in Law, plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; or a first university degree plus a relevant combination of academic qualification in Law (e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; * Preferably a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, preferably with an established law firm, international organisation or financial institution with proven administrative experience; * Competence in Finance Law and International Law; * Competence in the use of standard software applications; * Ability to communicate and write effectively in French and/or English, with good working knowledge of the other language. APPLICATION Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PHF (also available from the Bank’s web site), and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing Date for Application is 10th September 2009
2009-08-19

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