CARE International is a major humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects.
Job Summary: The Regional Executive Support Officer position exists to maximize the effective and efficient operation of the Regional Management Team’s ( RMT) areas of responsibility by providing professional administrative support and facilitating necessary action.
The Regional Executive Support Officer is charged with coordinating and managing the activities of the Regional Director (RD).
These activities include preparing written and verbal communication; coordinating meetings, calendar and travel arrangements; drafting correspondence, reports and summaries.
The Regional Executive Support Officer will handle special projects as needed on the Regional Director’s behalf, be able to represent the RD at selected meetings and organize RMT events.
A key responsibility will be to serve as liaison between RMT staff, Country Offices, external constituencies, CARE International members and to manage information flow between them.
Our ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate a capacity to organize themselves and others to work effectively together.
Working with a senior team of different nationalities and based in several countries, the Executive Support Officer will coordinate team communications and activities, keeping us on track with our commitments.
The role will cover a varied range of duties – from supporting the Regional Director with correspondence and travel, through to organizing really high quality international conferences.
It will be essential to be able to balance the need to react and respond to urgent issues arising as well as managing progress on projects. Excellent administrative, organizational, communications and presentation skills will be the key to success.
It will also be really important to be a self-starter, curious and someone who enjoys learning, and to be able to work comfortably with others at a distance and in challenging circumstances. It goes without saying that a commitment to CARE’s mission and values will be essential.
Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative Support /Office Management Assistance to the RD
Liaison Between RD & Internal Constituencies
Administrative Support to the RMT
Some of the ways the ideal candidate might be able to demonstrate these competencies include demonstrable experience in a similar role in a medium to large organization, relevant university degree or equivalent and have excellent written and spoken English.
The ideal candidate should be very comfortable with technology and able to get the most out of tech for our team.
The ideal candidate will be able to share examples of their capacity to organize and manage projects, work with others and solve problems creatively.
Ability to speak another language widely spoken in the region, such as Arabic, French or Portuguese would be an advantage.
In return, we offer an appropriate package, and a learning environment with opportunities for travel.
Required Qualifications and skills
Decision Making Authority
Key Relationships / Contacts
(a) Internal Contacts
(b) External Contacts
Core Values and Critical Competencies
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to SOMRecruitment@care.org by December 1, 2016. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse