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Executive Assistant and Research Analyst at Peace Building Development Consult (PBDC)

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The Peace Building Development Consult (PBDC) was established to advocate for, develop, and promote a deeper understanding of peace and reconciliation in our world. We started operations in 2004 as a research group that seeks to explore a wide range of conflict and peace-related matters with specific reference to Africa and Africans in Diaspora. Our work started in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, and since then, we have developed ten main arms of operation to help achieve this vision.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Executive Assistant and Research Analyst

Location: Asokoro, Abuja (FCT) 
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role:

  • An executive assistant at PBDC is in charge of overseeing the communications and schedules of the executive director, planning and organising legal and strategic documents, and offering general administrative assistance to the executive director and PBDC.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage professional and personal scheduling for ED, including agendas, mail, email, phone calls, client management, and other company logistics
  • Coordinate complex scheduling and calendar management, as well as content and flow of information to senior executives
  • Provide administrative and office support, such as typing, dictation, spreadsheet creation, and maintenance of filing system and contacts database
  • Maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality with all materials
  • Organize team communications and plan events, both internal and off-site
  • Conserving executive’s time by handling tasks like drafting letters and researching information.
  • Gathering, analyzing and working with data to improve efficiency, profitability and savings for PBDC
  • Manage senior executives’ travel logistics and activities, including accommodations, transportation, and meals

Personal Specification:

  • First Class Degree holder or Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Four or more years of experience in an administrative role reporting directly to upper management
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools and an aptitude for learning new software and systems
  • Flexible team player, willing to adapt to changes and unafraid of challenges
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information related to the company and its employees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills and an ability to organize and coordinate multiple concurrent projects

Experience:

  • Experience in overseeing budgets and expenses
  • Experience in developing internal processes and filing systems

Skills:

  • Respectful, empathetic and supportive approach to work with PBDC partners
  • Humility to embrace the rich heritage whilst driving a process of continuous improvement.
  • Reflective, and willing to learn from experience
  • Willing to travel as at when required.

Values:

  • Strong commitment to PBDC’s cause and values
  • Highly motivated self-starter

 

Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their a two-page cover letter stating why they are interested in this position, what they would bring to the role, and how they fit the personal specification to: info@pbdc.org.ng and pbdfafrica@gmail.com  using “Program Officer” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 8th January, 2024.

Note:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work in the FCT.
  • PBDC is an equal opportunity employer, and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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