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Head of Corporate Secretariat Unit (Base in Beijing)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Head of Corporate Secretariat Unit Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance

The Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) is a multilateral initiative designed to promote high-quality connectivity and infrastructure investments in developing countries through partnerships. MCDF works in the sectors of transport, energy, ICT and cross-border water management. Its activities include information sharing, building capacity and project preparation.
The MCDF comprises Collaboration Platform and Finance Facility. Collaboration Platform is overseen and directed by the MCDF Coordination Committee (CC). It aims to promote communication and collaboration among the IFIs and other development partners about their plans and activities relating to connectivity investment, investment standards, and other related issues that help ensure the quality and sustainability of investments. Finance Facility is overseen and directed by the MCDF Governing Committee (GC). It provides grants to support MCDF activities.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) serves as the Administrator of MCDF and host of the MCDF Secretariat. The MCDF Secretariat provides daily based operational support to MCDF. It is administratively established by, but functionally independent from, AIIB. The MCDF Secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Recognizing its functional independence, the MCDF Secretariat is accountable to the GC for its substantive activities while remaining accountable to the Administrator for complying with AIIB's administrative rules and procedures.
Under the leadership of the CEO, the MCDF Secretariat comprises:
  • The Office of CEO (OCEO) supports strategic planning, communication and digital database.
  • The Platform Team is responsible for promoting communication and information exchange among participants in the MCDF Collaboration Platform.
  • The Program Team oversees the operational activities of MCDF Finance Facility.
  • The Corporate Secretariat Unit (CSU) provides support to the CEO in working with both GC and CC, including organizing meetings of the GC and the CC and coordination among GC and CC members.
  • The Business Management Unit (MBU) is responsible for administration of the MCDF Secretariat.
Head of Corporate Secretariat Unit (CSU) - Duties and Accountabilities
The Head of CSU will support the CEO in supporting the MCDF's governing bodies, the GC and the CC, and will lead the work of the CSU. Under the guidance of the CEO, the Head of CSU will work closely with the other MCDF Secretariat teams and units to collectively ensure that the MCDF Secretariat fully fulfills its commitments to the GC and CC in an effective and efficient way.

The responsibilities of the Head of CSU include:
  • Lead the work of the CSU as a key unit in the MCDF Secretariat providing effective support to the GC and CC to ensure their effective functioning in accordance with relevant procedures and policies, providing effective support to the CEO and the MCDF Secretariat teams/units in relation to all GC and CC matters, and performing all the CSU functions as they are described in the MCDF Secretariat's documents;
  • Maintain and strengthen partnerships with CC and GC members through strategic planning and effective implementation;
  • Act as the Secretary to the GC and CC meetings, as appointed by the CEO, maintaining, implementing, and developing strong governance practices in line with guidance from GC and CC members;
  • Act as the key liaison person for the GC and CC Chairs in relation to the matters relating to the GC and CC meetings, respectively;
  • Lead the preparation of the GC and CC meetings and lead on the holding and wrap-up of the GC and CC meetings, liaising with the teams and units of the MCDF Secretariat and in particular with the Platform Team in relation to the CC meetings;
  • Support efficient and transparent decision-making and implementation by GC and CC, as well as reporting on their results;
  • Build collaborative relations with concerned departments in AIIB as Administrator regarding CC and GC matters;
  • Lead the preparation and revision of relevant governance policies, procedures and other documents to facilitate decisionmaking for review and approval by the GC or CC;
  • Ensure effective cooperation among the MCDF Secretariat's teams and units for the effective servicing of the GC and CC;
  • Provide inputs on the MCDF budget, Annual Reports and other relevant documents in relation to GC and CC matters;
  • Be able to multitask and assist on other matters as may be requested by the CEO.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Minimum 12-15 years of working experience, ideally in multilateral development banks (MDBs), financial institutions or other relevant organizations.
  • Demonstrated strong ability to maintain effective dialogue with government agencies, international financial institutions, and other development finance institutions as well as private sector entities.
  • Extensive experience working with MDBs, development finance institutions and other financial institutions.
  • Extensive understanding of the mechanisms and instruments in the governance and administration of partnerships and funding facilities.
  • Strong team leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • A Master's degree or equivalent in law, political science, business administration, finance, economics or related fields from a reputable university.

We are committed to diversity, transparency and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside AIIB members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

ALL CURRENT VACANCIES * Closing Date: All opportunities close at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8) on the dates listed.
** Job Type: Recruitment of staff is conducted through a merit-based competitive selection process. AIIB shall strive to provide employment opportunities open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.

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