Executive Assistant to Board Director - Tenders Global

Executive Assistant to Board Director

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Requisition ID 33841
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division EIB
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 05/09/2023

This position is being offered as a job-share opportunity, working on Thursdays.

Role Overview

The Board of Directors is divided into 23 Constituency Offices, representing the Bank’s 73 shareholders. Each office typically has a Director, an Alternate Director, and an Executive Assistant, although some offices may also have one or more Advisers.The Executive Assistant reports to the Director, but is also expected to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Alternate Director, as well as ensuring the smooth running of the Constituency Office. In addition, the Executive Assistant may be required to assist with more specialised tasks involving contact with government officials and other Constituency nationals.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

To provide administrative and secretarial support to the Director and Alternate Director, and ensure the smooth running of the Constituency Office. Responsible for the orderly conduct of routine administrative business of the office.

  • Efficient diary management; arranging internal and external meetings; dealing with visitors.
  • Making travel arrangements and hotel reservations; arranging visas as and when required.
  • Dealing with expense records for Constituency budget purposes and handling appropriate claims relating to travel, hospitality and medical matters.
  • Typing reports, correspondence and memoranda.
  • Drafting routine business correspondence as required.
  • Distributing Board documents and other materials within the office and to the EIB.
  • Monitoring communications with the EIB and ensuring Constituency requirements are being looked after.
  • Monitoring office budget.
  • Deal with the necessary preparations for Annual Meetings and other major events.
  • Maintaining an effective filing system.
  • Other ad-hoc administrative and secretarial duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven secretarial / administrative experience and sound knowledge of the EBRD, with an excellent performance record.
  • Knowledge of the Banks procedures and policies.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the other official languages of the EIB and EBRD, i.e. French or German, would be an advantage.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative is required.
  • Good typing skills.
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and Teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Experience and knowledge in dealing with other institutions and the business community.
  • Diplomatic skills and protocol experience to handle relations with authorities, business community and EBRD staff in a multicultural setting.
  • Ability to adapt to change and respond positively to new challenges.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Strong team player, able to integrate into a small team with the ability to work efficiently and effectively handling simultaneous assignments on a wide variety of tasks involving a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and a capacity for hard work.
  • Good sense of priority and initiative.
  • Reliable, flexible and willing to work overtime if required.

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Banks core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

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