Management Assistant / Intern

Association description
As a partner organisation of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the only business association in the world focusing on the development of off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing countries and emerging markets. We build on the experience from over 100 member organisations worldwide which represent the complete value chain of renewable energy technologies.
Job description
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is seeking to recruit an ‘Management Assistant / Intern’ from October 2016 (full-time), for a duration of at least 6 months, to assist with the following tasks:
Key tasks            
  • Administration Assistance to the Executive Director;
  • Meeting preparations;
  • Event organisation support;
  • Project assistance;
  • Correspondence with partners;
  • Logistical support (maintenance of databases; office supplies; travel bookings);
Qualifications and skills
  • Strong organisational and advanced IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Previous work experience in an international, preferably European, Institution, NGO or company desirable;
  • High level of English written and spoken required; knowledge of other languages (particularly French/Spanish) would be an asset;
  • Ability to provide clear and concise deliverables under time pressure;
  • Independent, flexible, efficient and a good team player.
To apply
Candidates should address their application to Marcus Wiemann (mailto: m.wiemann@ruralelec.org ) no later than Friday, 23rd September 2016.
The application should include the following documents in English:
  • Letter of motivation;
  • CV (max. two-pages);
  • Evidence of skills (e.g. references, certificates) requested;
  • Information about the earliest possible starting date.
Please note that only candidates accepted for interview will receive an answer from the ARE Secretariat.
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