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Administrative Assistant

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: ADM1622-2201


Reporting to the Corporate Security Administrative Supervisor, the Administrative Assistant provides daily administrative support activities such as maintaining the Corporate Security filing system, maintaining the Corporate Security Intranet site, and preparing & monitoring Purchase Requisitions. The Administrative Assistant translates various documents and correspondence into/from Russian, English and Czech. S/he also communicates with regional bureaus on security matters and conducts security briefings for new employees, interns, fellows, contractors, and freelancers. The incumbent is expected to manage his/her time well and display initiative, discretion, acute attention to detail, good judgment and to participate in a back-up support role for the Corporate Security Administrative Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Administrative Duties:

  • Prepare and process security-related requisitions.
  • Maintain the Corporate Security filing system and internal databases.
  • Translate documents and other correspondence into/from Russian, English and Czech.
  • Maintain and edit the Corporate Security Intranet site – LibertyNET.
  • Conduct security briefings for new employees in English, Russian and Czech.
  • Interpret during meetings between the Corporate Security management and employees in case of language barrier.
  • Occasionally consult or assist with the background security check applications and fingerprinting.

2. Prepare Access Control forms:

  • Work with the Corporate Security Administrative Supervisor to process access requests, access log reports, and other duties using the specialized P2000 software.
  • Communicate with the contract security guards and the receptionist regarding special events and visitors’ access requirements.
  • Register employee’s cars for authorized access to the RFE/RL employee parking lot.
  • Provide employees and their family members the ID photography service (taking, editing, printing, or preparing electronic pictures for various ID documents).

3. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Administrative Supervisor, the Assistant Director, and the Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in the European Union or a university recognized in the European Union (Desirable)

Work Experience:

  • Administration 1-2 years (Desirable)
  • Discretion and understanding of confidentiality issues (Mandatory)
  • Previous experience working in a multicultural or a multinational environment; or experience living and working abroad, preferably in relevant RFE/RL target regions. (Desirable)

Competencies:

  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and projects simultaneously. (Mandatory)
  • Ability to perform a wide range of administrative tasks (Mandatory)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision (Mandatory)
  • Dependability & reliability (Mandatory)
  • End-user knowledge of Lotus Notes. (Desirable)
  • End-user knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (Desirable)
  • End-user knowledge of MS Office applications. (Mandatory)
  • Office practices (Mandatory)
  • Organizational skills (Mandatory)
  • Previous experience handling confidential data. (Mandatory)
  • Understands and meets customer needs in a helpful way, whether they are internal or external clients (Mandatory)

Languages:

  • Czech language Proficient (Mandatory)
  • English language Proficient (Mandatory)
  • Russian language Proficient (Mandatory)

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Appointment against this post is on a local basis only. Please note that for the locally advertised positions preference will be given to those with a work permit and/or a valid residence status in the Czech Republic. Locally recruited employees should reside within commuting distance of Prague, Czech Republic, or be willing to move to take up work. They are not eligible for allowances applicable to candidates who are internationally recruited. Rather, they receive statutory benefits as per Czech labor law. Salary scales for locally recruited employees are based on the best prevailing local conditions. RFE/RL does, however, cover the costs of interview travel and, upon appointment, some relocation costs.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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