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Special Assistant to the Chairman

Job Reference

345AAL

Region

Northern Africa

Our client is one of Africa’s leading investment infrastructure funds who are in a period of rapid expansion. They are currently looking for a Special Assistant to the Chairman. This is an incredible high-profile role within the organisation and senior management team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities for the successful applicant will include, but not be limited to:
  1. Providing assistance to the Chairman and the Senior Advisor to the Chairman on all matters relating to operations, including the Board and Shareholder interactions.
  2. Providing input, analysis, and recommendations on issues brought to the Chairman’s office for information or action.
  3. Coordinating with the Chairman on all meetings requiring the Chairman’s attendance.
  4. Ensuring that the Chairman is adequately briefed, informed, and prepared for Board meetings, General Shareholders Meetings, and other of important issues as they arise.
  5. Maintaining regular contact, both informally and formally, with the Senior Advisor, CEO, Corporate Secretary, and other members of the senior leadership team to stay abreast of emerging issues requiring the Chairman’s attention and establishing a program of systematic interaction and follow-up.  Following-up on actions, decisions, and commitments made by the Chairman.
  6. Drafting or assisting in drafting responses to Shareholders, Ministerial and Stakeholder correspondences and reviewing and/or providing guidance for briefs, speeches, and drafting talking points for a wide spectrum of meetings/events.
Selection Criteria, Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  1. Hold Master's degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification.
  2. Have at least six (6) years' post MBA/Graduate degree experience in finance or management consulting in the field of infrastructure investment or relevant field
  3. Excellent organizational, analytical, and logistical skills, with keen attention to detail and an ability to follow-up systematically on a broad set of initiatives and decisions.
  4. Possess strong initiative and record of performance with low supervisory requirements to function effectively as a team member in an unstructured and high-pressure work environment.
  5. Possess superior interpersonal skills, including an ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
  6. Possess a high degree of tact and discretion in dealing with internal and external clients, staff at all levels, and in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  7. Able to work long hours, as needed, and to travel extensively.
  8. Be fluent in both English and French.
 
Our client is one of Africa’s leading investment infrastructure funds who are in a period of rapid expansion. They are currently looking for a Special Assistant to the Chairman. This is an incredible high-profile role within the organisation and senior management team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities for the successful applicant will include, but not be limited to:
  1. Providing assistance to the Chairman and the Senior Advisor to the Chairman on all matters relating to operations, including the Board and Shareholder interactions.
  2. Providing input, analysis, and recommendations on issues brought to the Chairman’s office for information or action.
  3. Coordinating with the Chairman on all meetings requiring the Chairman’s attendance.
  4. Ensuring that the Chairman is adequately briefed, informed, and prepared for Board meetings, General Shareholders Meetings, and other of important issues as they arise.
  5. Maintaining regular contact, both informally and formally, with the Senior Advisor, CEO, Corporate Secretary, and other members of the senior leadership team to stay abreast of emerging issues requiring the Chairman’s attention and establishing a program of systematic interaction and follow-up.  Following-up on actions, decisions, and commitments made by the Chairman.
  6. Drafting or assisting in drafting responses to Shareholders, Ministerial and Stakeholder correspondences and reviewing and/or providing guidance for briefs, speeches, and drafting talking points for a wide spectrum of meetings/events.
Selection Criteria, Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  1. Hold Master's degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification.
  2. Have at least six (6) years' post MBA/Graduate degree experience in finance or management consulting in the field of infrastructure investment or relevant field
  3. Excellent organizational, analytical, and logistical skills, with keen attention to detail and an ability to follow-up systematically on a broad set of initiatives and decisions.
  4. Possess strong initiative and record of performance with low supervisory requirements to function effectively as a team member in an unstructured and high-pressure work environment.
  5. Possess superior interpersonal skills, including an ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
  6. Possess a high degree of tact and discretion in dealing with internal and external clients, staff at all levels, and in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  7. Able to work long hours, as needed, and to travel extensively.
  8. Be fluent in both English and French.
 
 
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