Personal Assistant/Secretary

Monday, April 3, 2017
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Head of Finance
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The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Personal Assistant/Secretary.

Under the supervision of the Head of Finance or his/her delegate, the Personal Assistant/Secretary will be responsible for administrative, logistic, secretarial and clerical duties. In particular s/he will carry out the following tasks;

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Able to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative.
  2. Integrity, flexible approaches to work couple with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  3. Good organization and planning skills.
  4. Excellent telephone skills.
  5. Effective time management skills.
  6. Good interpersonal skills.
  7. Ability to work in a team.
  8. Good communication and public relations skills.
  9. Good writing and presentation skills.
  10. Some analytical skills.
  11. Knowledge & understanding of office administration and office practice and procedures.
  12. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range individuals and institutions.
  13. Maintenance of confidentiality at all times.
  14. The ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Education and Experience:

  1. Minimum of a college diploma and a High School certificate in General Administration, Office Administration, Secretarial Studies, Management, and / or social sciences.
  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible in administrative, secretarial, logistics and clerical work experience, including at least two (2) years in a busy finance department.
  3. Excellent working knowledge of computer applications (MS Word, Excel & Powerpoint).
  4. Some form of specialist training relevant to the position.

Application: To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$14,580.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (US$5,832.00), Housing allowance ($11,260.80 per annum), Pension (19% of gross salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to locally recruited staff of the African Union.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 3 April 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 1234

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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