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Administrative Assistant at the OPEC Fund for International Development

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The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are:  Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing secretarial/clerical services to the Director and performs administrative duties relevant to the Director responsibilities, within overall policies or instructions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Correspondence:

  • Receives, logs, reviews and distributes all incoming mail.
  • Provides background information and files concerning correspondence and ensures that urgent/ important items are drawn to the supervisor’s attention.
  • Drafts correspondence in one or more languages, upon own initiative or on-the-job instructions received.
  • Checks outgoing mail for accuracy, conformity with overall policies or instructions, and use of the correct communication channels.

Document preparation:

  • Prepares routine letters, memoranda, reports and similar documents following detailed instruction.

Business meetings/ events arrangement:

  • Arranges meetings, notifies participants of place, date, time, and subject.
  • Takes minutes of the meeting and prepares draft records for the Director approval.
  • Makes arrangements for duty travel, prepares travel authorizations, ensures that visas, vaccination certificates, etc., are in order and completes the required forms.

Coordination:

  • Liaises, on behalf of the Director, with officers inside and outside the Department/ Unit, to give or obtain information.
  • Ensures that the Director has all the relevant files needed for the Ministerial Council, Governing Board Meetings and Sub-Committees, as well as other high-level meetings, when necessary.
  • Assists the Director with the coordination of submissions in relation to budget, reports, documents, presentations and work programs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Preferably at least three years in an international development institution.

Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge in the usage of office technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), intra/internet as well as on-line database management.
  • Fluent in English and good German proficiency. French, Arabic, or Spanish is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: This position is subject to Local recruitment. Candidates with valid Residency and authorized permit to work in Vienna are also eligible to apply


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