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  • Posted: May 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The World Bank Group is a multilateral organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose members include most of the world’s countries. Five institutions make up the World Bank Group to collectively serve as a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries.
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    Program Assistant

    IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

    IFC’s Johannesburg  office is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Program Assistant to provide effective and efficient administrative support to the assigned departmental team.  This role will contribute to the effective operation and administrative coordination of the team in the assigned department and should be ready to step up to undertake new responsibilities and challenges with enthusiasm.

    Duties and Accountabilities:

    Duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide high quality support to the department/team, including scheduling of appointments, monitor documents for signature/approval; monitor and follow up on issues and priorities; handle incoming correspondence and internal and external queries; draft and handle routine correspondence;Provide primary assistance in the implementation of the teams work program, including some specialized support in a specific area(s), e.g. task management, procurement, database management, information technology, editorial assistance, etc.Identify and resolve diverse issues/problems as they arise, which often requires interpretation of existing procedures and processes and independently determining the appropriate application;Suggest ways to enhance work organization and effectiveness;Exercise quality enhancement function for project and other documents by ensuring adherence to departmental and institutional guidelines;Serve as an information resource on status of projects/products and draft a variety of standard project-related correspondence;Act as back-up to other ACS colleagues in the office in their absence or during a busy period;Undertake ad hoc duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor, or the designated Task Team Lead.Work will involve frequent interaction with the following:Internal contacts: other VP units, World Bank as well as staff in all locations, locally and internationally.External contacts: Government Officials, Consultants, External Organizations, and other Service providers

    Selection Criteria

    • Bachelor’s degree with at 3 – 5 years’ relevant work experience in a large multinational organizationProficiency in office productivity tools (including MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)High degree of judgment and tact in handling, processing and communicating matters of a sensitive and confidential natureHigh degree of motivation, initiative, flexibility and reliabilityOutstanding interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a range of contacts internally and externally and deal effectively with diverse situations which require good judgment, tact and diplomacyProven ability to work effectively in a team-orientated, multi-cultural environment, and function as an effective team member in various groupsStrong written and verbal communication skills to prepare draft communications and ensure quality of written outputsAbility to produce high quality work under pressureEffective time management and organizational skillsFluency in English

    Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank Group on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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