Short Term Staff Careers at Africa Development Bank (AFDB) ( High School Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree required)

Are you constantly looking out for opportunities in the development sector? Do you possess a high school diploma? or Do you have a Bachelor’s degree? Did you know that the African Development bank offers careers for individuals with high school diploma with at least 3 years of work experience? Check out Short Term Staff Careers at Africa Development Bank (AFDB)


Location: Abidjan CI

Grade :GS3/4/5/6/7/8


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 81 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 (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.

From time to time, the Bank requires services provided by contingent staff, other than its own permanent or regular staff to: support additional activities or work not projected in the normal work program; cover for regular staff who are absent over longer periods and cover temporarily gaps created by vacant positions, within the time limits set by the Bank.

Applications submitted are regarded as spontaneous and will be used to populate our database for short term opportunities in the Bank.

General competencies and profile sought

The Bank is looking for skills in the following areas, but it should be noted that the list is not exhaustive:

    1. Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth
    2. Agriculture, Human and Social Development
    3. Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization
    4. Strategy and Operational Policies
    5. Economic Governance and Knowledge Management
    6. Gender
    7. Finance
    8. Corporate Services and Human Resources
    9. Development Evaluation
    10. Legal Services
    11. Risks Management
    12. Audit
    13. Integrity and Anti-Corruption.
    14. Ethics
    15. Security
    16. Communications and External relations

The targeted positions are as follows:

    1. Accounts Assistant
    2. Administrative Assistant (Support in various departments)
    3. Audio Visual Technician
    4. Audit Assistant
    5. Budget Assistant
    6. Building Technician
    7. Business Analyst
    8. Catering, Logistics
    9. Communications Assistant
    10. Corporate Card Assistant
    11. Data Analyst (In various departments)
    12. Data Entry Assistant
    13. Desktop Publisher
    14. Driver
    15. Event and Conference Management Assistant
    16. Ethics Assistant
    17. Finance Assistant (In various departments)
    18. Fixed Assets Management Assistant
    19. Help Desk Assistant
    20. Human Resources Assistant (In various HR positions)
    21. Information Technology Assistant
    22. Information Security Assistant
    23. Insurance Assistant
    24. Language Services Assistant (Interpretation, Translation)
    25. Learning and Development Assistant
    26. Legal Assistant
    27. Medical Services: Midwife, Nurse, Laboratory Assistant etc.
    28. Office Clerk
    29. Operations Assistant (Support in various departments).
    30. Portfolio data Analyst (Support in various departments)
    31. Procurement/Contracts Assistant.
    32. Project Assistant
    33. Protocol Assistant
    34. Records Management and Archives Assistant
    35. Research Assistant
    36. Secretarial services.
    37. Security Assistant
    38. Statistics & Research Assistant
    39. Team and Unit Assistant (Support in various departments)
    40. Travel Assistant.
    41. Training Assistant.Treasury Assistant
    42. Web Design Assistan
    43. Others (please specify)

The Bank aims to recruit candidates who possess the adequate academic background, training, experience, technical depth, and breadth in the required disciplines.


Under the overall supervision of the Director, a Manager or a Team Leader, the Short-Term Staff will carry out duties as outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToR) for each specific position.


The terms and conditions of the Short-Term appointment are stipulated in the letter of offer that will be signed by the recruited Short-Term Staff (STS).

COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

    1. Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, with a minimum relevant experience of four (4) years for (GS5/6), five (5) years for (GS7), and six (6) years for (GS8) grade levels.
    2. Hold at least a High School Diploma, with a minimum of three (3) years of experience for (GS3/4) grade levels e.g., Driver, Office Clerk.
    3. Experience in international organizations will be an asset.
    4. Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures.
    5. Good coordination skills – methodical and self-organized.
    6. Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service.
    7. Good interpersonal, planning and organizational skills.
    8. Ability to think proactively and to respond to urgent requests.
    9. Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving.

Other Attributes

    1. Communication
    2. Problem -Solving
    3. Client Orientation
    4. Team working
    5. Operational Effectiveness
    6. Innovation and Creativity
    7. Attention to detail
    8. Good analytical skills
    9. Proficiency /good written and oral skills in English and/or French languages
    10. Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies, etc.)
    11. Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage




Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to HR Direct: HRDirect@AFDB.ORG

Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for any position will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunity employer, therefore,  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The African Development Bank Group does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever


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