Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

03/08/2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

SNC Geneva Office

Description

BACKGROUND

The SNC Geneva Office is representing and supporting the Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC) and its mandate by expanding and facilitating outreach to Syrians and international actors. As per its mandate, SNC’s vision is a negotiated end to the conflict benefitting the Syrian people through dialogue, peaceful means and democracy in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Position Summary The SNC Geneva Office is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support and strengthen the work of SNC in general and the SNC Geneva Office specifically. The Administrative Assistant is expected to provide general administrative support. This entails day-to-day administrative work as well as in relation to the planning and organisation of events. The Administrative Assistant should be motivated to further the cause of SNC’s mandate and vision.

MAIN TASKS

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments for the SNC Geneva Office
  • Book and manage travel arrangements, including for the SNC President
  • Manage logistics for events and meetings
  • Manage the calendar for the SNC Geneva Office
  • Compile, process and submit expenses reports and payments
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support, including minute taking
  • Provide interpretation and translation support, as relevant

Other responsibilities

  • Support the SNC President’s correspondence with diplomatic missions
  • Support the SNC Geneva Office on other tasks whenever needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  Knowledge & Experience  Essential/ Desired
University degree related discipline Desired
A minimum of two years experience in administrative and/or project support activities, preferably in an international context Essential
Proven experience in working in a diplomatic mission, UN or an NGO Desired
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook Essential
Proven experience in planning and organising events and activities Essential
Proven experience of working as part of a team and ability to manage own time Essential
Experience of working with diverse teams Essential
Experience of working in challenging and high-pressure environments Essential
Knowledge of the political context in Syria and the Middle East Desirable
  Skills & Attributes 
Excellent written and verbal English Essential
Excellent written and verbal Arabic Essential
Excellent written and verbal French Desirable
Proven ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with a broad range of people from different cultural backgrounds Essential
Excellent attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and the ability to be result-focused Essential
Self-starting, adaptable, and resilient personality Essential
Willingness and flexibility to work outside regular hours particularly during events and high-level meetings Essential
The right to work in Switzerland Essential