Individual Short Term Legal Consultant Vacancy at the African Development Bank (AfDB)
Posted: 07/Feb/2018

African Development Bank (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: Individual Short Term Legal Consultant

Location: Côte d’Ivoire


  • The African Development Bank is in the process of rolling out a New Development & Business Delivery Model (DBDM) approved by the Board of Directors on 22 April 2016.
  • The DBDM aims to make the Bank more efficient, more effective, and better positioned to deliver greater development impacts among its member countries. As part of this transformation process, a new organizational structure was announced with some new roles created and some existing roles have significantly changed.
  • The Staff Rules being a critical document in people management needs to be updated in line with on-going transformation.
  • The Corporate Human Resources Management (CHHR) is therefore desirous of completing this Review and update of Staff Rules as soon as possible.

Structure of Assignment:

  • The Short Term Consultant’s work will be focused on supporting legal activities related to changes and reviews in the Staff Rules, Recruitment Manual, as well as other sundry legal issues related to people management. 

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director CHHR, and working closely with the Lead HR Operations, the Short Term Consultants Terms of Reference will include the following: 

Coordinate and bring to closure the Review of the Staff Rules and Regulation: 

  • Liaise with the committee on the Review of the Staff Rules and provide advice and document agreed changes to the Rules working in collaboration with the HR Operations and the designated Counsel in the office of the Chief Counsel of the Bank.
  • Produce the Final draft amendments of the Staff Rules for the Review and approval of Senior Management.
  • Coordinate the work of the Review Committee and facilitate the deliberations and Review meetings of the Committee and articulate and reflect agreed changes.

Review of the Recruitment Manual:

  • The Recruitment manual is currently undergoing review. The consultant is expected to bring this process to conclusion and facilitate the process of review and approval by Senior Management.
  • Liaise with the Division Manager CHHR.3 and Recruitment Officer in the update and documentation of  a new Recruitment manual for the Bank.
  • Organise and facilitate necessary consultations with all stakeholders and aggregate their inputs into the new Recruitment Manual.
  • Prepare the necessary documentation/templates to be used in the Review.
  • Liaise with the recruitment team to ensure that the necessary logistical arrangements are made for the Review of the Manual.
  • Liaise with the CHVP’s Front Office to clear up some outstanding legal issues and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Task Manager from time to time.


  • The Short Term Individual Consultants will work as members of the Bank’s Legal Team in PGCL with dual supervision and reporting to the Director, CHHR. 


  • The total duration of the contract will be six (6) months from the date of assumption of duty. Though not a staff member, the Consultant will be required to observe the Bank’s official working hours and working ethics so as to be able to attend to clients’ needs as and when they arise.

Bank Responsibilities:

  • Relevant Bank documents and information that will facilitate effective performance of the duties and responsibilities will be provided to the consultant.
  • The Bank will allocate a team to work with the Consultant to provide a brief of the issues arising and any additional input concerning the assignment.
  • The Bank’s Coordinator for the consultancy is the allocated Task Manager, while the sponsor of the consultancy is the CHHR.0.
  • The Bank will assist in securing meetings for the Consultant with relevant stakeholders where needed.
  • The Bank will assist with translation of documents. These must be submitted well in advance to interpretation services.
  • The Bank will provide logistics and facilities for any training that will be needed during the Consultancy period.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • The Short Term Individual Consultants will be well-qualified and professionally competent to carry out the duties and responsibilities.
  • It is expected that the Consultants will have the following qualifications:


  • At least a Master’s degree in Law from reputable institution of learning.


  • The Consultant must have at least 5 years’ experience in professional legal practice with strong experience in international labor laws.
  • Experience in the design and development of Human Resources and staff policies in organisations similar to the Africa Development Bank
  • Knowledge and experience in emerging issues on policy design and reviews in IFIs is strongly desired.
  • Experience of working with persons from multicultural diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of best practices in International Labor Conventions related to Employee Management Policies in International organisations and multinationals.
  • Computing knowledge
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage
  • Language
  • Command of written and spoken English and/or French (preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language).

Application Closing Date 
12th February, 2018. 

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online