African Development Bank Conference and Meetings Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Conference and Meetings Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution.

Its mission is to promote economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank has 80 member countries, including 54 African countries (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 (High 5s), 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.

Reference: ADB/18/207

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Position N°: 50071286

Grade: PL5


  • Research, write, and edit content for online and external publications that reflects current African Development Bank practice and is of the quality and scope that meets the objectives of the Bank’s external and internal stakeholders.
  • Edit and substantively re-edit copy from Bank departments, rewrite materials, including web copy for grammatical accuracy, adherence to Bank style and policy, purposeful structure, clarity of ideas and logical, persuasive presentation of content according to subject matter, product plan, and target audience.
  • Coordinate multiple contributions by teams/units on major initiatives, obtain clearances, and make other changes, particularly on sensitive issues.
  • Interview experts and conduct research as well as write and analyse a diverse and broad range of material.
  • Assign editorial and writing tasks and projects as required to meet deadlines.
  • Read and approve all content - notices, reports, PR’s etc. to be published on behalf of the Bank in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all information is accurate before publishing, whether it is written or visual content, to prevent copyright infringements (e.g. plagiarism and ghostwritten content) and discard any misrepresentation or defamation.
  • Crosscheck quotes and examine references.
  • Assist with training and supervise new staff.
  • Support and mentor colleagues in relation to writing, maintain content and answer questions from stakeholders, including through sub-editing.
  • Keep up-to-date with all relevant African Development Bank developments so that all content for which he/she is responsible reflects and takes account of current practice.
  • Develop relationships with external sources as required with a view to obtaining contributions for stories and other content or improving content through third party insights.


  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Conference and Events Management, Logistics Management, International Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration or related disciplines.
  • A minimum of eight
    (8) years of extensive and progressive experience in a similar organization, with managerial level experience in conference management.
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Client Orientation
  • Team working and relations
  • Solid experience in planning and organizing meetings and conferences and implementing technology strategies in international organizations.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities, diplomacy and technical excellence and an established operational track record of excellence in achieving results;
  • Ability to anticipate problems proactively deal with them (able to predict potential problems and provide appropriate solutions, i.e. manage contingencies) by supervising and monitoring the performance of staff before, during and after an event.
  • Knowledge of the relevant rules and procedures of the Bank.
  • Uses industry/business trends knowledge to develop and drive improvements which give competitive advantage and contribute to client’s satisfaction;
  • Proactively proposes value-added operational solutions to clients based on understanding of business requirement and current market trends;
  • Takes initiative to improve policies/programmes and products in order to maximise efficiency;
    Engages, supports and motivates the team to implement efficient ways of doing things;
  • Communicates and shares information with external (e.g.: service providers, etc.) and internal conference and meetings team, clients, Bank technical services, etc.;
  • Ability to deliver quality initiatives in order to enhance team's performance;
  • Train and motivate the conference and meetings team.
  • Fluency in English or French (Spoken, Written). A good working knowledge of the other language is desirable.
  • Competence in the use of standard Bank software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and SAP).
  • Familiar IT with Conference Infrastructure systems and electronic systems set up and operations.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Conference and Meetings Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

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