EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Lagos)

JOB REFERENCE: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Contract: 2 years
Deadline for Application: Friday, 24 February 2017
Salary: N80,000 – N110,000 monthly

 

DESCRIPTION

Book Buzz Foundation is seeking a dynamic Executive Assistant who will provide the Director excellent administrative support. Applicant must be an excellent organizer and communicator who is a proactive. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. You must be able to multi-task and have the ability and flexibility to work in our dynamic and ever-evolving environment. You must also be work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

DUTIES:

  • Organizing of meetings
  • Time/diary management
  • Acting as the point of contact between the Director and internal/external clients
  • Screening and directing phone calls and distributing correspondence
  • Handling requests and queries appropriately
  • Organizing correspondence and following up on pending matters with limited direction
  • Responding to urgent requests
  • Organizing and preparing documents, preparation of meeting and board papers
  • Co-coordinating and booking travel arrangements
  • Assisting with organizing events

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven work experience as a personal assistant or related field (Minimum of 3 years)
  • Exceptional computer literacy (Knowledge of office management systems and procedures, MS Office and English proficiency)
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Up-to-date with latest office gadgets and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and maturity to handle a range of situations
  • PA diploma or certification would be considered an advantage

Please send CV, cover letter and passport photo to info@bookbuzzfoundation.org with job reference as email’s subject.

 

ORGANISATION
The Book Buzz Foundation is a non-governmental organisation whose main goals are three fold: to promote literacy, especially amongst children of school-going age; to develop reading spaces, and to organise literary and cultural events. In partnership with Africultures (France), this is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team as they embark on a two-year, EU-funded initiative called ‘Right to Write Project’. Over the two years, the project involves:

-Identifying, mentoring and publishing new writers from specific states in Northern Nigeria

-Identifying and training media specialists from specific states in Northern Nigeria

-Developing innovative ways of supporting teachers in the use of class readers in Northern Nigeria

 

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