The Assistant will perform a wide range of tasks in support of the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE), enhancing capacity for the DCE, and functioning as her personal assistant and liaison between DCE and GRI staff as well as between DCE and external contacts.

Overview

Assistant to Deputy Chief
Start Date: A.S.A.P., 40 hrs p/w. (€ 38,000 / € 40,000 gross per year on full time basis)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent
Position summary and job purpose
The Assistant will perform a wide range of tasks in support of the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE), enhancing capacity for the DCE, and functioning as her personal assistant and liaison between DCE and GRI staff as well as between DCE and external contacts.

Core responsibilities include
Generally taking responsibility for all aspects regarding the smooth and reliable operation of the DCE activities in a coordinated and proactive manner. Task and responsibilities are, but not limited to:
•  managing the DCE’s commitments related to internal and external activities, calendar, meetings, travel schedules including logistics
•  preparing briefing materials for meetings and visits, including background research
•  monitoring the DCE’s to do list and following up tasks with others involved in the DCE’s work
•  drafting correspondence ensuring correct completion and distribution
•  in the DCE’s absence to act as the first point of contact and to coordinate with the DCE regarding the resolution of key issues
•  support in preparation of documents and presentations
•  managing related office files, record keeping and filing to ensure optimal accessibility of information and documentation, making information available to GRI staff when needed
•  providing administrative support to the DCE (business expenses, reimbursements, travel reporting) and selected DCE team activities
•  following internal GRI meetings and organizational processes as needed
•  other duties as requested

Key competencies / Requirements
•  Proven excellence as a senior PA in an international environment
•  Excellent organizational and time-management skills, strong attention to detail and accuracy, reliable in following up and following through
•  Representative professional manner, diplomatically assertive and persuasive communicator, with an effective style in writing and on the telephone
•  Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a culturally diverse organization and a natural networker
•  Ability to work independently, effectively and confidently, with superior discretion on delegated tasks
•  Ability to make balanced decisions and to act swiftly when necessary, capable problem-solver
•  Good written and oral skills in English (native speaker’s level) and preferably  one other language (Dutch would be an advantage)
•  Advanced abilities to work with Microsoft Office programmes and willingness to maintain proficiency in these applications
•  Check and gather information quickly and present it in a structured way
•  Eligible to live and work in the Netherlands

About GRI
GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision-making process.

Our Mission: To empower decision makers everywhere through our sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Friday, 26 May 2017. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Stichting Global Reporting Initiative, Attn. Human Resources
Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 531 00 00 www.globalreporting.org

About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.