Country Liaison Officer

at Organisation of Educational Cooperation
Published November 15, 2022
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

Under the overall authority of the Secretary-General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for FINDEV, and the direct supervision of the CLUB Coordination Chief of Section, Country Liaison Officer will work closely with the Senior Country Liaison Officer and will act as a liaison between OEC Member States and creditors. This is an external-facing role for a highly organised, motivated and personable individual who is keen to contribute to OEC’s mission to assist Member States secure sustainable development finance. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the core team of a new international organisation – contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory – and an innovative international financing instrument.

Duties

Work closely with the Senior Country Liaison Officer to support in liaising with senior government officials from OEC Member States to discuss financing needs, development gaps, debt issues, challenges related to credit access etc.
Act as a liaison between creditors and OEC Member States and ensure that each country’s requirements and voices are heard during the debt origination phase
Work together with the CLUB Coordination’s Chief of Section and the Senior Investment Officer to review loan proposals submitted by OEC Member States
Support in facilitating meetings and workshops between OEC Member States to discuss progress on the CLUB’s negotiations, creditor views, challenges, opportunities etc.
Conduct research, deliver presentations to stakeholders, draft policy briefs and annual reports as required
Assist in the coordination of all activities under the CLUB which inter alia include setting goals and objectives, defining roles and producing schedules and timelines for tasks, tracking team’s progress and preparing regular reports for the CLUB Coordination Chief of Section and the Under-Secretary-General for FINDEV
Competencies

Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications
Experience in conducting research, analysing data, writing reports and policy briefs
Strong interpersonal and organizational abilities as well as excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent cross-cultural communication and diplomatic skills
Excellent networking and negotiation skills; credibility and confidence in relating to and dealing with people from various backgrounds
Ability to operate sensitively and effectively in a multicultural environment and deal with cross-cultural sensitivity
Experience in living in a developing country is highly desired
Experience in supporting the coordination of projects is desired

Education

Master’s degree preferably in international development, political science, international relations or related fields

Experience

At least 2 years of experience in working at international development consultancy and/or government advisory and/or public sector

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