The World Bank Country Office in Abuja is looking for a highly or united, energized and experienced person capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast paced environment to serve as a Team Assistant. The Team Assistant will be under direct supervision of the Operations Manager (OM) who is responsible for her/his technical and professional development and performance evaluation. The Team Assistant is an integral part of the Nigeria Country Office Administrative and Client Support (ACS) team. (S)He 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
POSITION: TEAM ASSISTANT
2-YEARS LOCAL APPOINTMENT
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Operational and Administrative Support:
(1) Provide support for preparation and implementation of world Bank projects and activities according to Bank procedures. (ii) Use desktop processing skills to produce complex texts, reports, presentations, charts, figures, graphs, etc. according to Bank format and distribution. (iii) Collect and input data provided by Task Team Leaders into the central database, including processing new project status reports. (iv) Keep abreast of the Organization’s directives and ensure effective processing of all project documents. (v) Draft routing correspondence (standard letters, memos, faxes, etc.) conforming to the Organization’s regional standards, using proper grammar, punctuation and style and proofread materials. (vi) Draft minutes of meetings and provide assistance in editing large documents. (vii) Maintain up-to-date divisional project files (both paper and electronic) and retrieve data from various sources and compile these for use by the country director and/or the country management unit (CMU). (viii) Incorporate agreed comments into documents, making full use of shared drives and software capabilities.
Information Management and Client Interaction:
(i) Answer internal and external queries on the assigned portfolio or, as necessary, take accurate and comprehensive telephone messages, and route them to appropriate persons to handle.
(ii) Maintain current distribution lists, phone/address lists of project/product contacts and distribute documents for the team.
(iii) Co-ordinate with service units and liaise frequently with team members both in Washington and in the Country Office.
(iv) Track and report on appropriate aspects of the Team’s operational activities.
Time management & Logistics Planning:
(i) Arrange working schedule and meeting with counterparts for the visiting teams.
(ii) Co-ordinate time management and schedules, taking current and future priorities into account, anticipate and monitor changes, and communicate the information.
(iii) Track assigned tasks/project steps/time tables using modern office management technologies, coordinate with relevant staff, provide assistance and/or information on project-related matters.
(iv) Solve non-routine problems creatively and resourcefully and assist in preparation and logistical planning for various events, e.g. conferences, workshops, negotiations, board presentation and signing, etc.
The successful candidate should meet the following criteria: hold a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience. Previous experience with a multilateral /bilateral organization is an advantage. Demonstrated ability to work within institutional guidelines and procedures. Good organizational, problem solving, project and task management skills. Extensive experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Applied experience in finding solution to a problem Advanced proficiency in excel, MS word, PowerPoint and any other applications. Exhibits strong client-orientation and personal standard of accountability. Ability to pass relevant Bank Group tests in place at time of recruitment (e.g. English language, computer applications, etc.),
Application: for the full position description, complete selection criteria and required competencies, candidates are requested to submit an online application through www.worldbank.org/jobs Under the “New Job Potal” box –click to access the new job portal> Search the job No.: req7269(in the Keyword or Req. ID box). The World bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, race, nationality, culture and educational background, individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date is Friday 22 May, 2020.