Professional, Corporate Secretary

New Development Bank (NDB)


Ref: SP157-84

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Closing on: June 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (China Standard Time)
Based in: Shanghai, China
Target Market: Global recruitment

Reporting to the Director General and Corporate Secretary, the position will support the functioning of the Board of Governors, Board of Directors and Board Committees. The incumbent will contribute to ensuring the adherence of Articles of Agreement and Rules and Procedure related to the Board of Governors and the Board of Directors as well as be responsible for recording the outcomes of Board meetings.

Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Facilitate the decision-making of the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors, under guidance and direction of the Director General and Corporate Secretary.
• Draft or review all Board documents, policies and communications that are circulated to the Board.
• Engage the stakeholders in the Bank and follow-up on the implementation of the decisions of Board of Governors and the Board of Directors.
• Draft the Resolutions, Minutes and Summaries of Board meetings.
• Act as one of the focal points for a Board Committee and coordinate activities thereunder.
• Prepare meeting notification, correspondence and agendas.
• Assist in the planning and organization of the Annual Meetings, Board Meetings, Retreats, Executive Committee meetings, Board seminars, etc.
• Promote good governance and monitor and promote compliance with Articles of Agreement, the Rules and Procedure and relevant policies.
• Ensure high-quality communications, event planning, and project management related to the Board matters.
• Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time.


Position requirements
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience (legal, corporate governance or related functions) in a multilateral development bank or government or regulated private/public sector financial institution or a large corporate enterprise.
• Proven track record of legal or related working experience.
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
• Experience of drafting and editing policies and official documents will be an advantage.
• Exceptional problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills with high resilience and drive in achieving objectives and goals.
• Relevant experience in a multi-cultural work environment fostering a climate of teamwork and collaboration.
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in law or another field relevant to NDB.

About the Company

The New Development Bank (NDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) with the objective of financing infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries. NDB’s work complements the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions, toward global growth and development.

Our work is centered around maximizing the impact of development in a fast, flexible and efficient manner. To catalyze the kind of development we envisage, we are always keen to listen, learn and collaborate with other MDBs, governments, financial institutions and social organizations.

To fulfill its purpose, the Bank supports public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments.

Our headquarters is in Shanghai, China. The geographic distribution of NDB’s operations is becoming increasingly balanced as the Bank develops its capacity to identify and prepare projects in all member countries. The first regional office of NDB – the Africa Regional Centre (ARC) – was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2017. In July 2019, NDB began to build the Americas Regional Office team, based in São Paulo, Brazil, with a sub-office in Brasília. NDB and the Government of Russia signed the Agreement on the Hosting of the NDB Eurasian Regional Centre in Moscow, Russia on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasília in November 2019.

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