The Office of the IGAD Executive Secretary (ES) is well regarded and highly placed in the hierarchy of the regional organization. According to the Agreement Establishing IGAD (the Agreement), the holder of this office is described as the chief executive officer of the organization and acts as its bona fide spokesman.
Indeed, Article 3 of the Agreement points out, in part that IGAD shall, in the exercise of its legal personality, be represented by the ES. He shall act in the aforementioned capacities and perform "such other functions as are entrusted" to him by the Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government, and the Council of Ministers as clearly stipulated in the terms of reference.
The Agreement further empowers the ES to "bring to the attention of the Summit and Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of regional peace and security". In addition, the Agreement also defines the powers of the office and grants its occupant considerable scope for action.
The day-to-day work of the ES includes managing the daily affairs of the IGAD Secretariat, consulting with government officials of IGAD Member States and representatives of development partners, as well as representing IGAD at various international and regional forums. One of the most critical roles that he plays using his office and authority is to prevent regional disputes from arising, escalating or spreading. This is often done publicly and in private, drawing upon his independence, impartiality and integrity. Furthermore, the ES is charged with the responsibility of advocating and building the image of the organization and the region. The office bearer travels worldwide to mobilize necessary resources to run the organization’s programmes and to keep the leadership and the people of the region informed about the vast array of issues of concern that are on the organization's agenda at any given time.
Each year, the ES produces a detailed annual report that documents results of its activities/projects and programmes and outlines future priorities.
Hence, the overall duties and responsibilities of the office bearer can be summed up to include, providing strategic leadership within the mandate of IGAD, as well as to the senior management team and staff so as to build and sustain the organization’s role as a key regional player in peace and security, economic cooperation and integration, trade and development activities.
The current ES, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim is the fifth since the organization was established in 1986. He is a national of Kenya and took over from Dr Attalla Bashir of Sudan who had served two four-year terms between 2000 and 2008.
Addis Ababa, 31-08-2016: Ministers from Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning validated in Addis Ababa the IGAD Regional Investment Plan (IGAD-RAIP) 2016-2020 in the presence of His Excellency Ato Wondirad Mandefro; State Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Executive Secretary of IGAD Amb. (Eng) Mahboub Maalim as well as stakeholders.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) whose members are Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda was established in 1986, in response to the recurrent droughts of 1970s and 1980s. In 1996, the mandate of IGAD was expanded to encompass food security and environmental protection; economic co-operation and political and humanitarian affairs. The intention of the expanded mandate of the organization was to act as a vehicle through which the sub-region’s resources and energies would be collectively mobilized and channeled to address robust and sustainable socio-economic development.
To provide comprehensive staff medical and health insurance cover to Inter-Governmental Authority on Development employees and their eligible dependents.
IGAD’s Head Quarter is in Djibouti and having satellite offices in member states totally having around 230 number of staff & eligible dependents.
IGAD has arranged Group Medical Insurance benefits to its staff which provides a Medical Scheme as stated under Article 59-60 of its Service Regulation of 2004. In these articles it is stated that all categories of staff and their eligible family members shall be provided with Group medical Insurance Policy cover against hospitalization, illness and others as stated on the ToR attached in the tender document:
1. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) now invites eligible and qualified Insurance Companies/Agencies providing staff medical Insurance as per the TOR attached.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the Selection, Evaluation and Award Criteria of IGAD Procurement and Grants Manual July 2012 edition, revised on 31st March 2014, and is open to all Eligible Consultancy Firms.
3. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English language is as attached to this Invitation for Consultancy Service.
4. The bids must be submitted in two separately sealed envelopes. One envelope should contain the technical proposal and clearly marked ‘Technical Proposal’. The other should contain the financial proposal and clearly marked ‘Financial Proposal’.
5. The Technical and Financial proposals shall be sealed separately and sent /submitted to IGAD Secretariat Procurement Unit to address given below. Late bids will be rejected.
6. The deadline for submitting the offers will be at or before 2:00pm on 26 September 2016 and address for submitting the offer will be:
Administration and Finance, IGAD Secretariat
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
P.O. Box 2653
Djibouti, Rep. of Djibouti
Any request for clarification should be addressed to the following E-mail address: