UN World Food Programme

Centre of Excellence is hiring a Director’s Assistant

Do you want to help us promote school feeding? The Centre of Excellence selects professional to work as the Director's Assistant, in Brasília.

Photo: WFP/Isadora Ferreira

Applications must be sent until August 15, candidates must have excellent communications skills in Portuguese and English and university degree  in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Marketing, International Law or other related area. Salary is R$ 5.420,00 per month.

Would you like to work at the Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brasília? This might be your chance! The Centre is looking for a highly motived, proactive, creative Director Assistant, with good writing and networking skills. It is an interesting position for a dynamic young professional who has recently completed academic studies, and has a good education background, exceptional language skills in Portuguese and English, and some experience abroad to serve and assist the Director.  

The Director Assistant is expected to promote good information flow within the Centre, manage the Director’s agenda, establish good relationships with working level interlocutors within stakeholder organizations, organize records, partner’s backgrounds, trends, preferences and policies, and provide well analyzed data with minimum supervision. Supporting and maintaining relationships with partners and donors, and preparing briefing materials and presentations are also under the Director’s Assistant responsibility.

To achieve all these goals, we believe candidates must have excellent writing skills in English and Portuguese; ability to network effectively and establish good relationships with working level contacts in key partner organizations, counterpart ministries and internally in WFP; good problem solving capacity with an ability to maintain accurate and precise records and to interpret and analyze a variety of data and resolve discrepancies; courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; proactive and flexible personality with excellent communication skills.

We are hoping to receive CVs from candidates with university degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Marketing, International Law or other related area, but master’s degree in one of these subjects or related area is preferred. Studies undertaken abroad are also considered an asset. Previous experience in working or interning in international organizations, large multinational companies and/or government is required, and related volunteer work will be considered. Knowledge in Brazilian food security and social programmes and south-south cooperation is also crucial.

Please send the Curriculum in English to: recruitment.brasilia@wfp.org, with the Subject WFP/HR/2014/Director´s Assistant. WFP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  Salary is R$ 5.420,00 (monthly), and applications must be sent until August 15.

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