About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:www.worldagroforestry.org
About the position
Under the supervision of SEA Regional Coordinator, the Regional Executive Assistant ensures through team work effective and efficient functioning of the regional office, optimal support to the Regional Coordinator on management and research issues, effective monitoring and management of agreements and contracts between ICRAF-SEA and donor communities, confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
For a detailed Job Description please visit http://worldagroforestry.org/careers/regional-executive-assistant
· A relevant bachelor degree (S1), or equivalent qualifications and experience
· At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international working environment
§ Strong computer skills in word processing and other relevant office applications software packages (i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)
§ Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and to take initiative and exercise good judgment
§ Demonstrated high degree of courtesy, tact, discretion, good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
§ Competency in personal organization, priority setting and accuracy, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities and meet deadline
§ Superior interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to be an effective team player
§ Strong service orientation, creativity, and capability to be flexible to respond to changing requirements
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is a national position and will be for a period of 3 (three)years, subject to 6 (six)monthsprobation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.
How to apply
Applications for the position must include:
- A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
- Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org should indicate “Application for REGIONAL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT” on their application letters and email submissions.
Applications will be considered until March 31, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.