Election of the Secretary-General
and His Deputies
In proposing to the Administrative Council one or more candidates for
the office of Secretary-General or any Deputy Secretary-General, the Chairman
shall at the same time make proposals with respect to:
(a) the length of the term of service;
(b) approval for any of the candidates to hold, if elected, any other
employment or to engage in any other occupation;
(c) the conditions of service, taking into account any proposals made
pursuant to paragraph (b).
(1) If, on the election of a Deputy Secretary-General, there should at
any time be more than one Deputy Secretary-General, the Chairman shall
immediately after such election propose to the Administrative Council
the order in which these Deputies shall act as Secretary-General pursuant
to Article 10(3) of the Convention. In the absence of such a decision
the order shall be that of seniority in the post of Deputy.
(2) The Secretary-General shall designate the member of the staff of
the Centre who shall act for him during his absence or inability to act,
if all Deputy Secretaries-General should also be absent or unable to act
or if the office of Deputy should be vacant. If there should be a simultaneous
vacancy in the offices of Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General,
the Chairman shall designate the member of the staff who shall act for
Appointment of Staff Members
The Secretary-General shall appoint the members of the staff of the Centre.
Appointments may be made directly or by secondment.
Conditions of Employment
(1) The conditions of service of the members of the staff of the Centre
shall be the same as those of the staff of the Bank.
(2) The Secretary-General shall make arrangements with the Bank, within
the framework of the general administrative arrangements approved by the
Administrative Council pursuant to Article 6(1)(d) of the Convention,
for the participation of members of the Secretariat in the Staff Retirement
Plan of the Bank as well as in other facilities and contractual arrangements
established for the benefit of the staff of the Bank.
Authority of the Secretary-General
(1) Deputy Secretaries-General and the members of the staff, whether
on direct appointment or on secondment, shall act solely under the direction
of the Secretary-General.
(2) The Secretary-General shall have authority to dismiss members of
the Secretariat and to impose disciplinary measures. In the case of Deputy
Secretaries-General dismissal may only be imposed with the concurrence
of the Administrative Council.
Incompatibility of Functions
The Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretaries-General and the members
of the staff may not serve on the Panel of Conciliators or of Arbitrators,
or as members of any Commission or Tribunal.