- Job posted on: 5th Jan 2021
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The Multi-country Office (MCO) in Canberra covers the bilateral engagement with Australia and New Zealand along with 14 Pacific States (the latter also includes engagement with regional fora).
The Executive Support Associate works directly with the Representative. It is their responsibility to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the office of the Representative by providing executive support on an administrative and secretarial level.
The Executive Support Associate is responsible for the coordination of meeting and mission briefs for the Representative and will be required to work closely with the Deputy Representative and Senior Protection Officer to ensure quality, timeliness, accuracy and consistency.
The position will communicate with the offices of high-ranking officials to organise meetings, a high level of integrity, strong drafting skills and excellent inter-personal and communication skills, both written and oral, are therefore crucial.
Additionally, the Executive Support Associate is the designated HR focal point of the Multi-Country Office in Australia. It is therefore their task to provide advice to management in regard to HR policies, attend regional HR meetings and keep up to date with new policies or policy changes. As HR focal point, the Executive Support Associate is responsible for the organisation, administration and oversight of the recruitment processes at the Multi-Country Office.
Due to the fast-changing environment and the wide breath of tasks of the Executive Support Associate, the ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable, comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work well with other team members especially under pressure.
A position description is attached.