Administrative Assistant

European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Panama, Panama
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Job Summary

Job Description

ECHO Regional Office (RO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama, is looking for an Administrative Assistant.

Job description: The incumbent serves as support on administrative and finance issues and ensures receptionist functions in the Office.**

Minimum requirements:

Education: Secondary education or equivalent commercial school. Minimum secretarial diploma.

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience; previous experience in an embassy, government institution or international organisation is an advantage.

Excellent drafting skills and ability to prepare official letters (i.e. protocol issues, to get visas, customs clearance, etc.).

Good communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Capacity to work in a multitasking position.

Knowledge of basic accounting principles.

Excellent command of office software package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer, Outlook)

Languages: Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written). French will be an asset.

This position is open to nationals and other residents of Panama with valid work and residence permits.

DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. Our recruitment policy is based on respect for diversity, maintaining the gender balance, as well as the balance between professional and private life, and support for training and development opportunities.

As a reference, the base salary offered to a person with 3-year experience (the minimum required for the post) is USD 1,268.00 and it could be higher, based on the years of relevant professional work experience supported by a work certificate from previous employers.

Contracts will be ruled under the Panamanian labour legislation.