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Assistant

Posting Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Cairo, EG

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 30747
Office Country Egypt
Office City Cairo
Division Banking Countries of Operations  
Contract Type Short Term 
Contract Length 12 months 

 

 

 

 

This position is advertised as a 12 month short term contract 

 

Purpose of Job

The Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to allocated managers. The role is responsible for the smooth running of the managers’ business activities including travel planning, expenses & diary management.

 

Background

The Assistant provides secretarial and administrative support to staff, managers and works with other support staff in the team as and when required. This role will entail dealing with colleagues in various departments.

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to team/department.
  • Provide secretarial cover during absences and provide handover notes to ensure a smooth transition
  • Arrange internal and external meetings and conference calls, receiving visitors ensuring that each meeting is seamlessly executed
  • Making hotel/travel arrangements, itineraries and arranging visas, renewing passports as required to ensure travel arrangements run smoothly.
  • Handling team expense claims relating to travel, hospitality, following up on reimbursement and monitoring corporate card bills to ensure all costs are recovered in a timely manner.
  • Maintain comprehensive filing in various hard copy and electronic systems and archiving for Managers’/team to ensure instant retrieval of documents.
  • Coordinate the logistics and catering arrangements for RO events/visits.  
  • Act as Stationery Co-ordinator, keeping a stock of stationery and toners (In. business card ordering) to ensure stationary is available.   
  • Accept Ad-hoc tasks.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • College/Bachelor Degree
  • Fluent English, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of another language both written and spoken would be useful

Experience/Knowledge

  • Secretarial and administrative experience essential
  • Good organisational skills, proactive and flexible attitude to work essential.
  • Ability to prioritise own work and to work on own initiative.
  • Good communications skills, including pleasant and efficient telephone manner
  • Attention to detail and eye for accuracy
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues in a multicultural environment
  • Conscientious, reliable and flexible with a professional and helpful attitude.
  • Strong team player, with the ability to work highly efficiently and cheerfully and to handle simultaneous assignments involving a wide range of bank-wide contacts.
  • Willing to work overtime as and when required, sometimes at short notice.
  • Ability to multi-task while remaining calm and professional and a capacity for hard work.
  • Excellent interpersonal manner, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to exercise judgment on and deal discretely with confidential/sensitive information and data.
  • Ability to take on responsibility.
  • Knowledge of SAP is an advantage
  • Excellent time-keeper.

Technical Skills

  • Computer literate: Windows XP: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proven skills to do business correspondence and document writing, summarise information in written narratives and presentations including textual, numeric and graphic/charts parts
  • Knowledge of SAP desirable but not essential

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

 

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people's lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in. 

 

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.

 

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.


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