GRI is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our Governance team to support the Senior Coordinator Governance Relations to guarantee assistance during maternity leave.

Overview

Governance Relations Assistant (maternity cover)

Start Date: mid May 2017 up to and including November 2017, 40 hrs p/w.
(€ 26,500 / € 28,000 gross per year on full time basis)

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Contract: maternity cover – temporary assignment

Position summary and job purpose
GRI is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our Governance team to support the Senior Coordinator Governance Relations to guarantee assistance during maternity leave.

The Governance Relations Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to all required governance tasks for GRI’s governance bodies, working in close cooperation with the Senior Coordinator Governance Relations. This will include – but is not limited to – assistance in preparing, documenting and be the back-up person in capturing meetings and conference calls. Moreover (s)he will assist in the coordination of the annual nomination processes of the governance bodies.

The post holder will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Job responsibilities
The post holder will perform a range of tasks in support of the team:

– Assists in Secretariat’s interactions with GRI’s governance bodies, which include its Board of Directors, Stakeholder Council, GRI Nominating Committee, Global Sustainability Standards Board, Due Process Oversight Committee and Independent Appointments Committee
– Supports the organization of governance body meetings and their sub-groups, and activities include assisting in setting up virtual meetings, voice recording, initial minute taking and assists in monitoring and coordinating of follow up points decided at the meetings
– Helps in ensuring high quality of preparation, documentation and minutes of governance body meetings
– Assists in the coordination and scheduling of meetings and calls of all governance bodies
– Assist in the coordination of the annual nomination processes of the various governance bodies
– Contributes to the facilitation and promotion of harmonious and effective Secretariat relations with GRI’s governance bodies through good communications and knowledge management
– Assists in the coordination of logistics for meetings, including related travel reimbursements, in close cooperation with the Senior Coordinator Office Management
– Assists in accurately updating the governance section on GRI’s website and GRI’s CRM
– Other duties as requested

Key competencies / Requirements

– Previous work experience in a governance related role within a multi-stakeholder organization would be a plus
– Excellent command of spoken and written English and a demonstrated grasp of precision in the use of the English language
– Experience in minute taking of conference calls and meetings with multiple participants is a plus
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Highly organized, consistent and systematic, with attention to detail
– Supportive and service minded; focused on helping members of GRI’s governance bodies to be effective
– Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse cultural and international perspectives and customs
– Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting
– Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI would be an advantage

 

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), Tuesday 14th March 2017. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
GRI, 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.

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.