Executive Assistant , Amnesty International

Executive Assistant
€29,474 per annum
Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! Our West Africa Regional Office, located in Dakar, works to ensure respect for human rights, and for equal and just societies throughout the region. You’ll provide substantial support to help our management team to succeed. The West Africa Regional Director is a central figure and is seeking a driven and team-oriented person to provide substantial administrative support and assist with her busy agenda.
About the role:
As the Executive Assistant to the West Africa Regional Director at Amnesty International, you will play an essential role in enabling the Americas leadership to meet ambitious human rights objectives. You will be responsible for providing a range of high-level administrative and other support services to ensure the efficient running of the Director Office. The Regional Director’s work should be effectively supported with the appropriate service, systems and processes to maintain high standards and facilitate monitoring and reporting on work undertaken. Alongside this, the Executive Assistant will also provide full administrative and project management support to the office Team, whilst also contributing to the support of the West Africa management Team.
About you:
As the first point of contact for the Regional Director you will be a strong communicator, providing a high-level service to a range of stakeholders. You will be based in Dakar but in constant communication with relevant internal and external contacts in the West Africa region, and other world locations, be detail-oriented, be able to work at pace and to juggle independently the broad requirements of a role at this level of seniority. You must demonstrate the political judgement and discretion to manage sensitive information in addition to the initiative and discipline necessary to working with conflicting priorities and complex activities within a short time frame on a daily basis. You will also have excellent administrative and financial skills with the ability to monitor budgets for individual programmes and the Regional Director office as a whole. You also need to have strong inter-personal skills to secure access to high-level contacts with government officials, and other senior leaders in the public, private and NGO sectors. You are bilingual in French and English.
About us:
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have: 
  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.
Closing Date: 14th October 2015
For more information and to apply, please click the apply link.