- Publications Officer job and career
vacancy has been announced by African Development Bank for the
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), a
forum for policy dialogue on education.
ADEA acts as a catalyst for innovative policies and practices through
the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. According to the
release, "Its overall objective is to contribute to the development of
equitable, high-quality education through the concerted efforts of
African governments and their partners".
* Position title: Publications Officer
* Grade: PL-5
* Position Nį: NA
* Reference: ADB/ 11/003
Publications Officer Duties and
* Implementing ADEAís publications program, including the publication of
documents stemming from ADEA conferences and major activities,
particularly Biennales, Triennales and regional conferences. To this
end, he/she will:
o Edit documents to be published and follow them through all stages of
the publication process, from reception of the manuscript to final
o Develop a quality control policy and procedures for ADEA publications;
o Manage the updating, printing and online posting of the ADEA
* Producing and printing documentation for statutory meetings and major
meetings organized by ADEA.
* Within the framework of ADEAís development strategy, developing and
implementing a dissemination policy that will ensure wide dissemination
of ADEA publications.
* Supervising and advising the ADEA working groups as regards the
publication and dissemination of their documents and ensuring that the
working groupsí publications comply with ADEA standards and editorial
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
* At least a Master or its equivalent degree in literature, humanities,
social sciences, political science, information science, or related
* Excellent writing skills in English and French.
* A minimum of five years experience in publishing.
* Familiarity with development issues.
* Thoroughness and attention to detail in keeping track of the editing
and publication process.
* Interest in working in an international environment as part of a team.
* Competence in the use of the Bankís standard applications (Word,
Method of Application
To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of African
Development Bank (AfDB) member countries.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being
considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be
considered if they submit an online application, and attach a
comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the
right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.
All application closes 25 February 2011.
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This is a job for an experienced person in publications. The African
Development Bank a regional multilateral development bank is a major
organization focused on promoting economic development and social
progress in Africa.
It is an organization that is high visibility, high profile in African
countries. It is a "known" name. Many seek jobs with such "known names",
but is that enough? The job requirements are straight forward - for an
experienced publications professional. Only candidates that meet the
qualifications and work experience requirements will be considered.
Assessment will be the candidate's previous work experience which must
be relevant to requirements, as well as the candidate's packaging.
As with most jobs requiring
experience, leadership and maturity attributes should be a factor. It is
important that you have good references from previous employers and
Because of its ADB expect
competition from alll over Africa. Follow application instructions to
the letter. Get to know about ADEA and ADB. Is the job in line with your
career plan and expectations? Do your research. What is the nature of
the job? What are the expected duties and responsibilities for a
Publications Officer in ADEA? Expect a "public service" culture not
private sector orientation. How interested are you in working in this
Show that you meet the requirements and show your readiness to
contribute. Prepare well and package yourself
appropriately to meet this need.
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