• Executive Assistant Job at The African Wildlife Foundation

  • Posted on: 9 February, 2017 Deadline: 10 February, 2017
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  • The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

    Executive Assistant



    • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President
    • Plans, coordinates and ensures adherence to the President's schedule
    • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.
    • Communicates in liaison with the President, donors, staff, and others on matters related to President’s office
    • Arranges corporate travel and meetings by developing itineraries and agendas; arranging lodging and meeting accommodations
    • Facilitates meeting/ conference set-ups, programs and program participants related to the President’s office
    • Drafts acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence and other tasks that facilitate the President’s ability to effectively lead the organization
    • Handles matters expeditiously, proactively and follows-through on projects to successful completion
    • Records minutes, maintains records of actions coming from President’s meetings
    • Assists the President to communicate with and plan regular national and regional advisory councils for AWF’s program and fundraising goals in different countries and regions as required

    Qualifications & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related qualification
    • A minimum of 5 years’ in similar roles with proven international/ NGO experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professionalism.
    • High level verbal and written communication skills
    • Exceptional reporting & desktop research skills
    • Ability to work under pressure with high levels of flexibility
    • Excellent organizational aptitude and coordinating ability
    • Ability to pay attention to detail and meet strict deadlines
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite especially Word and PowerPoint
    • Fluency in French will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Please submit a cover letter and your detailed CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Closing Date: February 10, 2017

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Wildlife Foundation career website on www.awf.org to apply

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