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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Executive Assistant to the Country Representative Job at Lutheran World Federation (LWF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Executive Assistant to the Country Representative

Jobs at:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Deadline of this Job:
April 28, 2017

Duty Station:
Head Office in Kampala

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Job details:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department for world service (LWF-DWS),an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assests, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda is currently operating in Pader Kitgum, Lamwo, Adjumani,Moyo Luuka, Kamwenge, and Kampla District
The LWF is looking for mature, qualified and experienced person for the following position
Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Country representative
Place of Assignment: Head Office in Kampala
Reports to: Country Representative
job Profile: The incumbent will report to the Country Director, and her/ his primary responsibility will be to provide high-level Executive support to the Country Director and the Country Management Team (CMT). The post holder will undertake specific projects, manage and develop administrative functions in order to ensure the effective operations of the country representatives office.
Duties and responsibilities: visit our Website:
Essential Qualifications and Skills
  • Recognized Degree in relevant field or equivalent qualification;
  • Substantial experience (at least three to five years) of providing an Executive Assistant support in a similar role ;
  • High level of tact and diplomacy and the ability to use appropriate styles and methods of communication to ensure a professional yet personal customer service;
  • judgment and initiative to a). Anticipate the CD s standard response and preferred courses of action and b). To identify when the CD oran associate should deal with an issue direct or guide the response;
  • Good organizational and administrative skills and the ability to prioritize competing tasks and meet deadlines;
  •  Willing, speedy and accurate. Can pay good attention to detail and finish tasks;
  • Good communication, negotiation, influencing and interpersonal skills. An ability to work with others both independently and as part of a team. With excellent written and spoken English;
  • Numerate and able to work with budgets; Ability to build working relations with others at all levels of the organisation;
  •  Ability to organize multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating appropriately and saying “no” or finding alternative solutions where appropriate;
  • Proven ability to remain calm, focused and organized to deliver results on time when under pressure and with rapidly changing circumstances;
  • High degree of tenacity and initiative combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy- ability to observe strict confidentiality, and to be tactful and diplomatic;
  • Ability to use Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office. Sound working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint;
  •  Flexibility to travel it need be; ,
  • A commitment and understanding of the principles relating to LWF's values and aims;
  • Awareness of gender issues.
Job application procedure
Application (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names and email addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent by April 28, 2.017 to: Email:  , Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply.
LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organizations commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Only short- listed candidates will be contracted.