Siyashesha Leadership Incubator: Personal Assistant

Siyashesha Leadership Incubator NPC
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 25 October, 2012
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Siyashesha Leadership Incubator is a nonprofit organisation that develops skills, builds opportunity and connects young leaders from across South Africa through the Activate Leadership and Public Innovation Training Programme.

Siyashesha seeks to appoint a Personal Assistant to the CEO and COO, based in Cape Town.

The person will efficiently and effectively aid the CEO and COO in executing their functions. S/he will provide secretarial and administrative support to the CEO and COO.


  • General secretarial support and assistance, including typing correspondence, taking minutes of Board meetings, preparation of presentations, prepare and distribute monthly report, and maintain filing systems (both electronically and manually);
  • Manage CEO Inbox;
  • Keep minute books up to date with latest signed minutes as well as attendance registers;
  • Assist in compiling and preparing board packs for Board Meetings and ensure that it is delivered timeously;
  • Diary management for CEO, coordination of meetings, screening of calls, boardroom arrangements and managing the office in the absence of the CEO and COO;
  • Coordinate the flow of information, providing a central point of contact for internal and external customers’ queries/complaints;
  • Assist the COO with expense claims and petty cash.


  • Secretarial qualification;
  • Excellent command of the English language, with the ability to compile proficient written communication;
  • Exceptional interaction skills - personally and telephonically;
  • Professional typing skills (Speed, accuracy and layout);
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite and Internet;
  • Planning and organisational skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Proactive and able to take initiative;
  • Minimum of three years experience in a similar role.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to or fax to: 086 691 5657.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

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