Administrative Assistant - Early Childhood Programme
The Open Society Foundations’ Early Childhood Programme (ECP) promotes healthy development and wellbeing of young children through initiatives that emphasise parent and community engagement, professional development and government accountability. Our diverse and inclusive staff is passionate about cultivating a more democratic, equitable world.
Joining our team in London, we’ll look to you to manage individual and team calendars and arrange staff travel, as well as taking care of expense reports and invoices. You will also deal with logistics for events and meetings, and related budgets and costs.
You’ll need to be personable as you will foster and maintain internal relationships in order to accomplish our shared goals. This role is fully integrated into the Early Childhood Programme, so basic knowledge of, and alliance with, the OSF mission is important.
To be successful, you’ll need to be educated to degree level in a relevant field of study or have equivalent experience/education. Ideally, you’ll have been progressively responsible in your previous job, preferably within a large and complex organisation, NGO, or foundation.
Essentially, you’ll be interested in and committed to addressing issues affecting young children and their families, as well as having an understanding of cross-cultural issues. You’ll also take pleasure in building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity in making administrative judgements and handling information in a confidential manner are also essential for this role.
For more information and to apply online, please visit our website.
Closing date: 20 April 2018.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.