Executive Assistant to CEO
 
JOB TITLE: Executive Assistant to CEO
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Tourism Board DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-05 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-01-04

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (Milli Turizm Təbliğat Bürosu) is a newly established entity under the State Tourism Agency and is national tourism organization. Our core tasks include the promoting Azerbaijan as a holiday destination, innovative marketing in the most internationally promising markets and the transfer of our knowledge of guests and markets to the domestic tourism industry. In this way we make an important contribution to the competitiveness of the holiday destination Azerbaijan.

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to provide executive and organizational support to CEO.

Responsibilities:

• Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including managing the calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
• Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for all stakeholders, team members and clients.
• Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO with staff, and others, on matters related to CEO’s programmatic initiatives.
• Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
• Provides a bridge for smooth communication between all internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
• Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments, changes and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer“ having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment.
• Provides capacity to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization,and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational impact.
• Successfully completes deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting letters, research information or reports.
• Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
• Follows up on contacts made by the CEO and supports the cultivation of on-going relationships.
• Arranging and facilitating meetings and related follow up actions - also by arranging refreshments, seating and taking minutes if required to do so.
• Maintains discretion and confidentiality.
• Completes additional tasks as requested by the CEO.

Requirements:

• Good communication skills in English, Azerbaijani and Russian languages, written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, external partners and clients
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
• Emotional maturity
• Highly resourceful team player
• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals
• Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Strong work tenure: 2 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms

Candidates are requested to send their CVs to job@tourismboard.az  until 05 January, 2019 .
Please indicate the name of the position  (Executive Assistant to CEO) you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further stages of the recruitment process.

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