Job Post: Executive Assistant

Closing date for applications is: 31 December 2023

Africa!Ignite 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠: 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐄𝐎

The Executive Assistant to the CEO provides comprehensive administrative and organisational support to the CEO of Africa Ignite. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the CEO’s effectiveness and the smooth operation of the organisation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Schedule Management
• Communication and Correspondence
• Project Management and Organization
• General Administrative Support
• Confidentiality and Discretion
• Human Resources

• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, executive assistance, or a related field
• Minimum of 5 years of experience as an executive assistant or in a similar administrative support role
• Proven organisational and time management skills
• Proven knowledge of project administration and coordination functions
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritise tasks and work independently under pressure
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software application

Additional Requirements:
• Strong understanding of non-profit organisations and their operations
• Familiarity with international business practices and protocols
• Fluency in English essential
• Can-do attitude and ability to maintain team collaboration
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Willingness to travel

Expression of Interest:
This is an initial round for expression of interest. Once shortlists are created, candidates will be required to submit a comprehensive application. The following is required for expression of interest:
• Comprehensive CV
• Proof of Qualifications
• Certified copy of South African ID
• Certified copy of Drivers License
• Cover Letter explaining why you would be interested in working with Africa!Ignite and what value you would bring to the organization.

Please send the above to Rhod McDonald, [email protected] and Niki Glen, [email protected]

Note that this will be for an initial 6 month contract with potential to extend, based on performance.

Subject: Expression of Interest to work for Africa!Ignite – Executive Assistant to the CEO

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