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Do you have a strong passion for the development of Africa? Do you have innovative ideas on how the youth can contribute to Africa’s development? Do you want to expand your network by working directly with the African Union, United Nations ECOSOC, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, World Bank, African Development Bank, the International Trade Centre and/or YALI? Do you want to attend meetings at the UN Headquarters in New York or World Bank in Washington DC or globally once the pandemic is over? Do you love to network and meet people from all over the world? Then this position is for you!
YALDA is a networking organization that is truly Africa branded: "By Africans, For Africa!".
YALDA is a non-profit international organization that was established by Harvard University students, who were born and raised in Africa, in order to create a resourceful networking database for those with a strong interest in Africa. The network is centered around YALDA branches, primarily at African universities and in Diaspora, and serves to increase the capacity of youth in Africa by developing positive leadership skills and espousing an honest work ethic.
YALDA US works on: organising virtual events and trainings; keeping young people informed about positive development stories in Africa through social media; researching opportunities in Africa; fundraising activities; establishing and working with branches; maintaining relationships with UN and World Bank, and compliance with regulations as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit/NGO status.
YALDA US has a vacancy for the position of Personal Assistant to the Advisor Intern reporting directly to the YALDA US Advisor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The YALDA US Personal Assistant to the Advisor Intern is responsible for providing direct administrative and clerical support to YALDA US Advisor in order to ensure effective and efficient operations.
The position requires a person who is detailed oriented, confident and exercises initiative while maintaining a professional demeanor. To be successful the ideal candidate will work with minimal supervision, propose solutions to problems, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Normal working hours will be stipulated by the activities as determined by the schedule of work throughout the 9 months. We expect working hours to be no less than 5 hours and no more than 20 hours a week.
Manage, create and edit email correspondence on behalf of YALDA US Advisor using his/her own email account or the Advisor's email accounts as directed
Work with organizations such as the African Union, United Nations ECOSOC, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, World Bank, African Development Bank, the International Trade Centre and/or YALI and keep the Advisor abreast of all discussions and developments
Manage YALDA US Advisor Relationships Google drive excel and keep it up-to-date
Update YALDA US Advisor's task list using meeting minutes
Assist YALDA US Advisor with tasks related to YALDA i-Boot Camp 2021 Virtual Summit including the following:
Send requests for partnership and sponsorship on behalf of the YALDA US Advisor and keeping the excel up-to-date
Sending speaker invitation letters and keep the YALDA US Advisor speaker excel up-to-date
Ensure all other YALDA US staff, interns and volunteers are performing their tasks on target and reporting any issues to the Advisor
Keep YALDA US Advisor email accounts in order, labelling emails and filing them in the right folders
Maintain YALDA US Advisor Social Media accounts ensuring regular weekly posts with prior approval from the Advisor
Keep a calendar of the YALDA US Advisor and schedule and organize conference calls or meetings for him or her as requested
Prepare, edit and format documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
Maintain electronic and paper files
Basic research, data compilation and database maintenance for projects and documents
Copying and organizing materials for meetings
General administrative support
Must have Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; administrative/clerical experience
Advanced PC skills; including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers
Excellent attention to detail, organization and accuracy of work
Must have good writing skills, organization skills, and have research skills
Communicate in a professional manner and develop good rapport with both internal and external individuals
Must have constant and reliable access to internet
Must have a strong interest in Africa
Please send your Resume and Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote "Personal Assistant to the YALDA US Advisor" in the subject line.
About Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA)
P.O. Box 402581, Gaborone, 0000, BW
Yalda provides a forum for youth on the African continent and those abroad with a commitment to the welfare of Africa. By networking with professionals, mentors and each other, members will increase their capacity to take on positive leadership roles in their universities, countries and on the continent. Through Yalda, members will implement their short and long-term visions for Africa.
The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (Yalda) envisions an international network of inspired, empowered and proactive young African leaders who hold influential decision-making positions, are running their own organizations or companies, culminating in a prosperous and developed African continent.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.