The main function of this job role is to provide administrative support to the MD and accomplish strategic objectives by overseeing the holistic life cycle of multiple project activities and business ideas.
Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the MD including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports etc.;
Take minutes of meetings attended with the CEO and circulate accordingly
Plan and design the organisational programme portfolio consisting of multiple projects
Create and implement guidelines for evaluating the programme’s strengths and areas where improvement is required.
Assign tasks to project team members to ensure project objectives are completed as required.
Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of each project throughout the project life cycle.
Ensure project execution on time and within budget, in accordance with the developed Project Management Plan
Proactively monitor schedule and quality, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action(s)
Collect and analyse project performance data for accurate management decisions
Ensure appropriate allocation of all resources and skills across each project
Manage third party contributions to the projects
Professionally manage communications with all internal and external stakeholders
Develop and achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans as communicated by Executive Management
Compose and prepare correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arrange complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agenda; and compile documents for travel-related meetings.
Plan, coordinate and ensure the MD’s schedule is followed and respected. Provide “gatekeeper” and “gateway” roles, creating win-win situations for direct access to the MD’s time and office.
Communicate directly and on behalf of the MD, with staff, clients, potential clients, and others, on matters related to the MD.
Research, prioritize and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the MD, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
Provide a bridge for smooth communication between the MD’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with Senior Management staff.
Work closely and effectively with the MD to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
Act as a “barometer,” having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the MD updated.
Provide leadership to build relationship crucial to the success of the organization
Successfully complete critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the MD’s ability to effectively lead the organization.
Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
Senior Management Liaison:
Participate as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings.
Assist in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings, and all-staff meetings.
Facilitate cross-divisional coordination of travel and other plans.
Communications & Partnerships:
Ensure that the MD’s bio is kept updated and respond to requests for materials regarding the MD and the organization in general.
Edit and complete first drafts for written communications to external stakeholders.
Work with the Strategic Initiatives team in coordinating the MD’s outreach activities.
Follow up on contacts made by the MD and support the cultivation of ongoing relationships.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Competence / Skills:
Excellent programme management skills
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
Excellent decision-making and organisational skills
Excellent Stakeholder management skills
Excellent planning and time management skills
Proven ability to balance multiple projects, and collaborate across disciplines in a cross- functional atmosphere
A self-starter who is a “doer” and can work on his/her own projects with minimal direction
Knowledge of Office Software and Internet
Behavioural Qualities/ Other Competences
High entrepreneurial acumen
Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
Goal, quality and excellence orientation
High level of ibility and adaptability
Ability to motivate others to achieve goals and instill confidence whilst respecting and supporting colleagues and team members to reach their full potential.
Ability to translate strategic objectives into everyday activities
Ability to solve complex problems, continuously improve and adapt the ideas of others.
Interested candidates should possess a Degree with 0 – 3 years relevant work experience.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job position as the subject of the mail.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.