Programme Administrative Assistant

Employer
Open Society Foundations
Location
London, SW1P 4QP
Salary
Competitive rates of pay apply
Closing date
30 Apr 2019
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The Economic Justice Programme aims at the expansive goal of economic advancement in which it seeks to influence systemic change on regions, industries, value-chains and capital flows in ways that contribute to building open and socially just societies. It aims to achieve this by deploying a suite of tools, including: investment capital, policy work, civic and community strengthening, and stakeholder engagement. It will deploy these tools individually or in concert depending on local need and context.

The Programme Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing skilled administrative duties and acquiring OSF specific knowledge in the course of performing assigned duties. You will report to the Supervising Programme Administrative Officer and be responsible for providing the highest-quality general administrative support to the non-supervisory level staff of the Economic Justice Programme.

A secondary job responsibility for this position will be Salesforce Administration. The team utilises Altiva-Salesforce as an essential investment tool to track deal flow, investee interactions, and to increase transparency and team communication. Additionally, team members use Chatter, to communicate to the entire team, or other team members regarding general matters, sectors, and regions. You would ensure that the system remains up-to-date and organised, so that it continues to be a helpful and essential tool for all team members.

You must have significant experience managing administrative duties for a team while juggling multiple tasks. You will have demonstrated the highest discretion and diplomacy, integrity, excellent judgment, and respect in his or her relationships with colleagues and have excellent skills in communication and cross-cultural collaboration.

For further information about this role and to apply, please visit the employment page on the Open Society Foundations’ website. 

Closing date: 30 April 2019.

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 adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfil the essential functions of the job.

Open Society Foundations

Website: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

We are a global network of foundations committed to local knowledge and national expertise. Our network includes national foundations, regional foundations, and other geographic programs operating in more than one hundred countries. At the same time, many programs with global reach operate from our four headquarters in Europe and the United States, including programs on digital information, documentary photography, drug policy, early childhood, education, fellowships, fiscal governance, higher education, human rights, international migration, justice, public health, scholarships, think tanks, and women’s rights. In addition to making grants to organizations and individuals, the Open Society Foundations engage in policy advocacy, legal advocacy and litigation, program-related investing, and public communications, as well as providing direct assistance to governments. Most programs and foundations in the network are governed or advised by their own boards.

The Open Society Foundations are the global philanthropies of George Soros, who, as chairman, plays an active role in the work of the foundations.

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