Admin Jobs – Executive Assistant to the Country Representative at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran World
Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with
local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human
suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them
to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their
own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in
Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary: The Executive
Assistant will provide high-level Executive support to the Country Director and
the Country Management Team (CMT). The incumbent will undertake specific
projects, manage and develop administrative functions in order to ensure the
effective operations of the country representative’s office.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World
    Relief (LWR) Executive Assistant to the Country Representative job
    opportunity  should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent qualification;
  • A minimum of three to five years’
    experience providing an Executive Assistant support in a similar role;
  • High level of tact and diplomacy and the
    ability to use appropriate styles and methods of communication to ensure a
    professional yet personal customer service;
  • Judgment and initiative to anticipate the
    CDs standard response and preferred courses of action. Ability to identify
    when the CD or an associate should deal with an issue direct or guide the
    response;
  • Good organizational and administrative
    skills and the ability to prioritize competing tasks and meet deadlines.;
  • Willing, speedy and accurate. Can pay good
    attention to detail and finish tasks;
  • Good communication, negotiation,
    influencing and interpersonal skills. An ability to work Vith others both
    independently and as part of a team. With excellent written and spoken
    English;
  • Numerate and able to work with budgets;
  • Ability to build working relations with
    others at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks,
    prioritizing and delegating appropriately and saying “no” or finding
    alternative solutions where appropriate;
  • Proven ability to remain calm, focused and
    organized to deliver results on time when under pressure and with rapidly
    changing circumstances;
  • High degree of tenacity and initiative
    combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy – ability to observe
    strict confidentiality, and to be tactful and diplomatic;
  • Ability to use Lotus Notes and Microsoft
    Office. Sound working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Flexibility to travel if need be;
  • Show commitment and understanding of the
    principles relating to LWF’s values and aims;
  • Awareness of gender issues.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
(One-page motivation letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the
position and an updated Curriculum vitae, CV), with the names and e-mail
addresses of three professional referees and send via Email to:
recruitment@lwf.or.ug.
NB: Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed candidates will
be contacted
Deadline: 28th April 2017
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