Team Assistant at World Bank, Niamey, Niger


Deadline: 28 May 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Team Assistant in Niamey, Niger. The duration of this post 2 years.

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The Team Assistant is responsible to provide administrative and client support, logistical and operational support to the World Bank Niamey Country Office.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Team Assistant will perform the following functions-

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  • Operational and administrative support
    • Carry out the full range of office support work, including managing processes and monitoring schedules related to the team’s products and tasks.
    • Coordinate extensively with service units and liaise frequently with team members both at headquarters and in the field, as well as external counterparts.
    • Carries out assignments with supervision as needed, targeting excellence of the task or product through teamwork.
    • Work regularly and substantially in more than one language, to include translating/drafting a variety of standard documents, applying effective proofreading and grammar skills in English and French.
    • Draft routine correspondence and proofreads materials using proper grammar, punctuation, and style.
  • Information Management and Client interaction
    • 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.
    • Maintain current distribution lists, phone/address lists of project/product contacts, and distribute documents for the team.
    • Co-ordinate with service units, and liaise frequently with team members both in Washington and in the Country Office.
    • Track and report on appropriate aspects of the Team’s operational activities
  • Time management & Logistic planning
    • Arrange working schedule and meeting with counterparts for the visiting teams.
    • Co-ordinate time management and schedules, taking current and future priorities into account, anticipate and monitor changes, and communicate the information.
    • Track assigned tasks/project steps/ timetables using modern office management technologies, coordinate with relevant staff, provide assistance and/or information on project-related matters.
  • Other duties
    • Serve as a back-up to other staff and Task Team / Program Assistants on project and administrative tasks.
    • Perform other tasks as requested by the Supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or a Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Office Management or Business Administration with 3 year’s relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral/bilateral organization is an added advantage.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English, including ability independently draft a variety of formal and informal correspondence; to proofread/edit materials.
  • Ability to retrieve reference materials from various sources (e.g. databases or other filing systems, Internet, etc.)
  • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Proven ability to build relationship and interact positively with senior counterparts in the public and private sectors, in French and English.
  • Committed team player with good inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure.
  • Nationality of Niger.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.