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Governance Consultant


  • Organization: AIIB - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Location: Beijing
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-23

Application close date


1. Project Background

The Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) is a multilateral platform aiming to increase high-quality connectivity infrastructure investment in developing countries in compliance with International Financial Institution (IFI) standards, including by encouraging other investors and financial institutions to adopt such standards. The MCDF Secretariat supports the day-to-day operations of MCDF. This includes organizing the meetings of the MCDF Governing Committee (GC), which decides the use of funds under the MCDF Finance Facility, and the MCDF Coordination Committee (CC), which oversees the MCDF Coordination Platform. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) serves as the Administrator of MCDF and host of the MCDF Secretariat with effect from June 30, 2020. The MCDF Secretariat is technically established by, but substantively independent from AIIB. Under the leadership of the CEO, the MCDF Secretariat comprises: • The Office of CEO (OCEO), which supports strategic planning, communications, and a digital database. • The Platform Team, which is responsible for promoting dialogue and information exchange among participants of the MCDF Collaboration Platform. • The Program Team, which oversees the operational activities of the MCDF Finance Facility. • The Corporate Secretariat Unit (CSU), which provides support to the CEO in working with both the GC and the CC, including organizing meetings of the GC and the CC and coordination among GC and CC members. • The Business Management Unit (BMU), which is responsible for administration of the MCDF Secretariat.

2. Objectives of the Assignment

Work as a junior professional and key member of the CSU of the MCDF Secretariat to support the effective running of GC and CC meetings.

3. Scope of Services

Provide professional services to support the Head of CSU in providing effective support to the GC and CC and performing CSU functions. The scope of the responsibilities of the Governance Consultant will include, but not be limited to, the following: • Support the Head of the CSU in providing effective support to the GC and CC to ensure their effective functioning in accordance with relevant procedures and policies and providing effective support to the CEO and the MCDF Secretariat teams/units in relation to all GC and CC matters; • Support the Head of the CSU in maintaining and strengthening partnerships with GC and CC members by helping to maintain strong contracts and communication; • Support the Head of the CSU as the Secretary of GC and CC meetings, including by maintaining, implementing, and developing strong governance practices in line with guidance from GC and CC members; • Support the Head of the CSU in the preparation and holding of GC and CC meetings and the wrap-up meetings following GC and CC meetings, including but not limited to, timely preparation and circulation of documents, GC and CC meeting registration, travel arrangement for GC members, and meeting venue arrangements; • Support the Head of the CSU in providing efficient and transparent decision-making and implementation of decisions by the GC and CC, as well as reporting on their results; • Support the Head of the CSU in the preparation and revision of relevant governance policies, procedures, and other documents to facilitate decision-making by the GC and CC; • Support the Head of the CSU in ensuring effective cooperation among the MCDF Secretariat’s teams and units for the effective servicing of the GC and CC; Undertaking any other activities needed to support servicing GC and CC meetings and other activities of the CSU, in close coordination with the Head of the CSU and other MCDF Secretariat personnel.

4. Consultancy Output / Deliverables

1. Updated contact lists of the GC and CC; 2. Organization of GC and CC meetings at least on a quarterly basis, including 4 regular GC meetings, 4 regular CC meetings, and other special meetings as needed; 3. Timely revision, preparation, and circulation of agendas, documents, and presentations of GC and CC meetings; 4. Draft and final Chair’s summaries and minutes of GC and CC meetings; 5. Facilitation of other bilateral engagement with GC and CC members; 6. Filing documents and records into the document management system in a timely manner as per specified filing plans.

5. Implementation Arrangement

The expectation is that under normal circumstances, the Governance Consultant will work onsite (in the MCDF Secretariat office in Beijing). Preference will be given to candidates who are already based in China. As needed, the Governance Consultant is expected to travel to complete his/her duties.

6. Support to the Consultant by the Bank

The Governance Consultant will report to the Head of CSU, who will be available regularly for discussions with the Governance Consultant and provide timely feedback on the Governance Consultant’s work.

7. Knowledge Transfer and Training

The Governance Consultant is expected to work through the MCDF’s Records Management System and internal documents management systems so that their work is retained by MCDF systems.

Qualification Requirement

1. Bachelor’s degree or above in law, business, finance, economics, public policy, international development, or related areas from a reputable university. 2. Ideally, 5-7 years of relevant working experience, including at least 5 years in supporting the decision-making of governance bodies, particularly in multilateral development banks or other international organizations. 3. Excellent cross-cultural, interpersonal, organizational, and negotiation skills, with a proven track record. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Written English products must be print-ready.

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