Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

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The ideal candidate must be Fluent (written and oral) in two of the official languages of ECOWAS: French, English and Portuguese. A working knowledge of a third ECOWAS language would be an advantage.
Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

The ECOWAS:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. The organization operates officially in three co-equal languages which are  French, English, and Portuguese.
The organisation is currently recruiting Bilingual Secretary 

Recruitment Details:

Reference: ECW/PRG/BSEC-G2018
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Supervisor: The Permanent Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission to The Gambia
Grade: G5
Duration: Contract 1 year (renewable)

Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

Duties And Responsibilities:

Duties involve:
  • Booking and scheduling of appointments for the Permanent Representative;
  • Making telephone calls, verifying incoming calls to ensure their importance and possibility to respond
  • Receiving and guiding visitors to the office of the Permanent Representative;
  • Creating a recording system of in-coming and out-going mails; ensuring archiving and filing of documents;
  • Keeping records of important files and documents for the Permanent Representative and making them available for reference as and when needed;
  • Ensuring follow-up on documents submitted to the Permanent Representative for signature;
  • Drafting, preparing, typing letters, reports, memos and general correspondence for Permanent Representative;
  • Organising and taking minutes of Meetings;
  • Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned

Qualifications
  • A minimum of Higher National Diploma or equivalent in Secretarial Administration or related field.


Experience And Skills:

  • Six (6) years work experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Excellent operational and administrative skills
  • Must be computer literate and possess excellent command of computer applications: MS-office (word, Excel, powerpoint, Access)
  • Document and database management skills
  • Experience in electronic and physical filing of documents
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency (written and oral) in two of the official languages of ECOWAS: French, English and Portuguese. 
  • Aworking knowledge of a third ECOWAS language would be an advantage

Salary
Annual Salary: USD 12,465 – USD 16,575
Application Closing Date
9th March, 2018.

Economic Community of West African States Recruiting Bilingual Secretary

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: bilingualsecgambia@ecowas.int
Note: Locally recruited post; candidates to this position should be a Gambian or ECOWAS citizens legally resident in The Gambia.
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