The World Bank Country Office in Burundi is looking for a highly organized, energized, and experienced person capable of operating effectively and discreetly in a very demanding, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment to serve as a Team Assistant. The region attaches importance to creating a supportive work environment, based on the values of teamwork, transparency, trust, client service, and professional excellence. The successful candidate will work under the leadership of the Country Manager and the day-to-day supervision of the Operations Officer who provide supervision and guidance to the ACS (Sectorial, Administrative, and Client Support) staff. Selected candidate will provide administrative and client support to the Operational Staff. The job implies frequent interaction with other institutional units, staff in other locations (locally and internationally), Government officials, consultants, and external organizations.
Roles & Responsibility
The Team Assistant’s duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) Operational and administrative support:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree.
• At least 2 to 3 years direct relevant office support experience in a large international or multinational or corporate or public service organization.• Ability to pass relevant Bank Group tests in place at time of recruitment (e.g. English language, computer applications, etc.).• Mastery of French and English language (verbal and written).• Working knowledge of word processing and Microsoft Office suite.• Good team player with ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all levels.• Willingness to seek assistance from supervisor(s)/colleagues and learn from them.• Ability to deal accurately and complete tasks every day according to specific standards.• Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment.• Ability to proactively follow through on work priorities and respond creatively to client requests.• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, initiative, resourcefulness, effective time management, organizational skills and ability to handle confidential information.
As a representative of the World Bank Group, all professional activities are expected to be consistent with our Core Values: personal honesty, integrity, commitment, working together in teams -with openness and trust; empowering others and respecting differences; encouraging risk-taking and responsibility; enjoying our work and our families.
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments