EOI – Senior English-speaking Writer / Editor Consultant (PCER) Job Recruitment at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)


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EOI – Senior English-speaking Writer / Editor Consultant (PCER) Job Recruitment at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Job Title: EOI – Senior English-speaking Writer / Editor Consultant (PCER)

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Department issuing the request: Editorial and Media Relations (PCER1)
Job family: Communication & External Relations
Duration of the assignment: 12 months
Tentative date of commencement: 9th August 2023
Reporting line: The Senior Writer and Editor (Consultant) will report to the Manager PCER1.

Brief Description of the Assignment

  • The consultant will support the development and execution of strategic communications plans for the Bank, internally and externally.


  • The African Development Bank (“the Bank”) is a premier multilateral development finance institution. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development and social progress of its regional members, mobilize resources for the financing of development projects and promote economic integration on the continent.
  • The Bank has 54 African member countries and 27 nonregional member countries. It has established cooperation ties with an extensive network of international development partners, and enjoys a very good reputation on the capital markets.
  • Since its inception in 1964, the Bank Group has committed over US$100 billion to support more than 4,000 development projects and programs in Africa.
  • Over the last 10 years, the Bank has grown in size and impact, and modernized its operations to drive efficiency and value for money.
  • The Communication and External Relations Department is seeking to recruit a Senior Writer and Editor (individual consultant) to help the Department deliver on its mandate, meet tight deadlines and provide high-level editorial services to the Bank’s Senior Management.

Scope of work

  • The responsibilities of the Senior Writer and Editor will be to support the development and execution of strategic communications plans for the Bank, internally and externally. This will include but not be limited to the following:

Core responsibilities:

  • Provide editorial support for strategic purposes and high-level events involving the Bank’s president, senior vice president, vice presidents, secretary general and senior management of the Bank.
  • Editorial responsibilities shall include and not limited to the following: Oversight responsibility for the drafting and editing of press releases, social media posts, web stories, opinion/editorial articles, analysis, feature stories, social media posts, blogs, talking points, interview briefs, press statements and recording audio clips.
  • To be deployed for key missions of the Bank, including those led by the president, senior vice president, vice presidents and other senior management personnel of the Bank. During missions, follow the Bank’s deployment practice of delivering coverage before, during and after the mission. This includes setting up media interviews, coordinate necessary all communication collaterals and offering any multimedia production support.
  • Provide media and social media training support to Bank management and staff as requested by PCER Director.
  • The Senior Writer and Editor will be expected to perform any other duties as assigned by PCER management.

Qualifications and Experience
The assignment will be undertaken by an individual consultant who meets the following

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, or a related field
  • National of an African Development Bank member country;
  • Not less than 20 years of experience as a writer, reporter, journalist and communication expert, with at least 10 years of professional experience as an editor for a recognized digital or print publication or website.
  • Experience in the fields of finance, economics, agriculture or human development would be particularly welcome.
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate flawlessly in English, and a good working knowledge of French.
  • Proven ability to write and edit a various set of pieces for Senior Management: op-eds, speeches, feature stories.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working experience within multicultural teams and international organizations or companies, and knowledge of Africa and development issues
  • Ability to solve problems, undertake relevant research and analysis, and fact-checking
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player and self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • Proficiency in standard software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as knowledge of best practices in social media.

Timeframe and place of work:

  • The consultant is expected to commence the assignment on the 9th of August 2023. The assignment is for a period of twelve months. The consultant will work from home with regular contact with the supervisor and the team, as necessary.

Establishment of a shortlist
A shortlist of three to six individual consultants will be established at the end of the stipulated
period of request for expressions of interest. Consultants on the shortlist will be assessed based on the following criteria and on the basis of their updated Resumé:

Qualifications relevant to the assignment 30%
Experience in the area of the assignment as shown in work samples and understanding of the terms of reference 40%
Experience with writing and editing for both traditional and digital media platforms 10%
Experience with international institutions such as the African Development Bank 5%
Knowledge of the region (Africa) 10%
Language proficiency (fluent English, with working knowledge of French) 5%
Total 100%

Application Closing Date
19th July, 2023 (17:00 GMT).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Questions and requests for clarification may be sent to: [email protected]
  • To express your interest, please submit their Cover Letter and an updated CV. Please use this template for naming files:
    • [Your-Last-Name]_[Your-First-Name]_CV
    • [Your-Last-Name]_[Your-First-Name]_Cover-Letter
    • [Your-Last-Name]_[Your-First-Name]_Samples.

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