Administrative Assistant to Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party

TopFloorZambia TopFloor Limited

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Our client, an NGO that works to support the creation of an enabling environment that incentivizes productive investments in trade, agriculture, energy, eco-tourism and sustainable natural resource management, is looking for an Administrative Assistant to Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to join their team on a contract basis. The Administrative Assistant to Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support, ensuring the smooth operation of daily activities, handling a variety of tasks to support the executives, including clerical work, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, stakeholder communications, English document writing, and logistical support.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Clerical and Administrative Support:

  • Perform general clerical duties including photocopying, scanning, mailing, and filing.
  • Upload documents and make requisitions on the internal data base.
  • Manage and maintain executives’ schedules, including calendar updates and appointment scheduling.

Meeting Coordination:

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings for the CoP, DCoP.
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of staff, CoP, and DCoP meetings accordingly and as needed.
  • Ensure meeting rooms are prepared and equipped for various meetings.
  • Keep track of the notice board to inform boardroom(s) use and support to arrange meetings based on meeting reservations and details provided.

Visitor Reception:

  • Receive and greet visitors, notify concerned staff, and ensure they are attended to promptly and professionally.

Travel Arrangements:

  • Arrange and coordinate travel plans for the CoP and DCoP, including booking flights, accommodation, and transport.
  • Ensure all travel arrangements align with DT Global policies.

Communication and Correspondence:

  • Draft and handle letters, emails, and other correspondence as directed by the CoP and DCoP.
  • Manage all requests and communications from the executives.
  • Draft letters and communications to stakeholders as needed.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Maintain an updated staff contact list and a database of all key stakeholders Ministries, Departments and Agencies, USAID and other Cooperating partners and ensure it is up to date.
  • Keep track of, and flag any articles posted in newspapers or social media and/or broadcasted on radio or tv related to the projects mandate.

Logistical Support:

  • Schedule and manage transport requests for the CoP, DCoP.
  • Ensure all logistical arrangements for meetings and events are in place.

Miscellaneous Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation, writing, reviewing, and management of documents, presentations, reports, and project deliverables for the CoP and DCoP Executives.
  • Handle any other tasks as assigned by the CoP and DCoP to ensure the efficient running of the office and its mandate.

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in BAEd, Business Administration or related field is desired
  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or in a similar administrative role.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong English written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and adobe.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Detail-oriented and able to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to self-manage and highly motivated.
  • Previous experience working in an international development organization or a similar environment or international donor funded organization.
  • Familiarity with USAID operations and policies.
  • Standard office environment with occasional need for flexible working hours.

Global Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment.
  • Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal

How to Apply
Please visit our job portal to apply before 11th July, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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