Executive Assistant to the IMT (32-40 h/w)

‘Discreet, proactive and well organised, with talent for balancing multiple priorities and managing relations’

Your Challenge

As Executive Assistant you provide office administration and secretarial and organizational support to the members of the International Management Team (IMT) and in particular to the Managing Director (MD), the Director of International Programmes (IPD) and the Director of Shared Operations (DSO). The activities are of a confidential nature.

Your responsibilities

  • Coordinate and arrange meetings for the supervisory board, the IMT, Shared Operations and International Programmes
  • Manage and keep track of IMT members calendars, remind members of scheduled meetings, establish priorities and update the calendars
  • Provide organizational support by organizing a variety of meetings and arrange the necessary facilities/resources
  • Keep track of the follow-up to decisions and actions. Provide office administration and procedural support to help carry out decisions. Handle the preparations and supply the required information
  • Serve as the point of contact for the members of IMT, of the MD, DSO and IPD both within the organization and elsewhere
  • Draft and process correspondence and other material documents based on broad instructions. Organize and oversee the board’s records
  • Keep minutes of meetings, write reports and/or summaries and take appropriate action to realize the progress of the arrangements made
  • Organize incoming postal mail, emails and other documents (hardcopy and electronic) by their importance to the IMT’s decision making processes or consultations. Deal with those appropriately
  • Facilitate and organize the meetings, conferences, travel and overnight accommodation etc. of the IMT and where needed of the supervisory board
  • Advise the IMT on process related and organizational matters
  • Identify problems in work processes as they arise. Put forward suggestions for improvements and takes appropriate action, subject to prior approval from the MD, DSO and IPD
  • Work together with the Business Support Team and serve as a backup for the Travel Officer when needed.

Your Profile

  • HBO degree or higher
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as Executive Assistant or similar role
  • Solid experience in administration with excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Strong command of Windows Office at an advanced level, knowledge of Unit4 is an added benefit
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English and Dutch
  • Capability to nurture contacts at various levels
  • Experience in balancing complex schedules, meetings logistics and priorities
  • Fully support War Child’s mandate and mission
  • Available 32-40 hours per week, starting ASAP
  • In possession of a EU passport or a valid working permit and visa for the Netherlands.

Our offer

  • Salary range from €2734 to €3399 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Laptop to work from any location and mobile phone contribution of €25 per month
  • Possibility to follow (online) training and/or courses
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

Our organisation

War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office and in our remote work, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child Holland offers a challenging job in an inspiring work environment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 12 July 2022. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter here:

Please mention where you found this vacancy. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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Equal opportunity

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Application process

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