Amnesty International: Executive Assistant

Amnesty International (AI) International Secretariat
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 15 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Executive Assistant
Johannesburg
Permanent
$37,131 per annum

Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! Our South Africa Regional Office, located in Johannesburg, works to ensure respect for human rights, and for equal and just societies throughout the region. You’ll provide substantial support to help our management team to succeed. The South Africa Regional Director is a central figure and is seeking a driven and team-oriented person to provide substantial administrative support and assist with her busy agenda.

About the role:

As the Executive Assistant to the South Africa Regional Director at Amnesty International, you will play an essential role in enabling the South Africa leadership to meet ambitious human rights objectives. You will be responsible for providing a range of high-level administrative and other support services to ensure the efficient running of the Director Office. The Regional Director’s work should be effectively supported with the appropriate service, systems and processes to maintain high standards and facilitate monitoring and reporting on work undertaken. Alongside this, the Executive Assistant will also provide full administrative and project management support to the office Team, whilst also contributing to the support of the South Africa management Team.

About you:

As the first point of contact for the Regional Director you will be a strong communicator, providing a high-level service to a range of stakeholders. You will be based in Johannesburg but in constant communication with relevant internal and external contacts in the South Africa region, and other world locations, be detail-oriented, be able to work at pace and to juggle independently the broad requirements of a role at this level of seniority. You must demonstrate the political judgement and discretion to manage sensitive information in addition to the initiative and discipline necessary to working with conflicting priorities and complex activities within a short time frame on a daily basis. You will also have excellent administrative and financial skills with the ability to monitor budgets for individual programmes and the Regional Director office as a whole. You also need to have strong inter-personal skills to secure access to high-level contacts with government officials, and other senior leaders in the public, private and NGO sectors.

About us:

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have: 

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.
 
Closing date: 15th November 2015

For more information and to apply, please click the apply link.

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Johannesburg

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