Personal Assistant (m/f)

Bank Windhoek

Bank Windhoek is recruiting a Personal Assistant (m/f), to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • To provide an efficient and responsive administrative, organizational, and logistical service to the Human Capital function helping the Executive as well as the team, manage and coordinate associated activities within the Human Capital function
  • Responsible for providing full office management services to the Executive as well as the management team to ensure a high level of service. Job Specification: This position will be of key importance within the organization and the successful candidate must have previous secretarial and administrative experience within a fast-paced environment
  • The incumbent should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and organize workload and have the initiative to resolve issues quickly in an appropriate manner. Proactively contributing to the management of the Group Executive’s time and supporting the team in their efforts to reach their targets and deliver on their strategic goals. The role also includes ad hoc administrative support to the Executive Team Members
Diary Management and Meeting set-up
  • Maintaining a complete and up to date computer diary system for the Executive
  • Managing availability of Executive for key meetings and staff sessions
  • Schedule, reschedule and/or cancel appointments (internal and external), conference calls and confirms meetings
  • Appointment reminders (for 1 – 2 days ahead)
  • Take account of venue, travel and meeting intervals
  • Anticipate requirements in diary for preparation work and tasks other than meetings
  • Filter emails, highlight urgent correspondence and print attachments
  • Organize inbound emails into the appropriate folders and any relevant information to be copied into the correct file on the hard drive
  • Respond to emails as much as possible, dealing with appointments
  • Ensure busy diary commitments, papers and travel arrangements are managed effectively including producing a daily folder with diary, necessary papers etc. and troubleshooting problems
  • Conduct weekly diary meetings with the team to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests
  • Schedule on behalf of the Executive meetings between her and the team and the committees and groups to which she is a member
  • Filter general information, queries, phone calls and invitations to the Executive by redirecting or taking forward such contact as appropriate
  • Ensure the Executive is fully briefed on, or prepared for, any engagements she is involved in. Keep and maintain an accurate record of papers and electronic correspondence on behalf of the Executive
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of the Executive, including the drafting of general replies
  • Minute general meetings as required and complete research on behalf of the Executive
  • Keep and retrieve files
  • Ensure guests meeting with the team are well taken care of
Customer service
  • Manage customer complaints coming into the Executive’s office – logging all customer contact including customer complaints, seeking solutions, responding to complaints on behalf of the Executive and ensuring complaints are responded to within target times.
  • Dealing with difficult, and complex needs and ensuring the issues are addressed
Preparation for meetings
  • Prepare agenda and meeting documentation for meetings
  • Prepare reference material for meetings
  • Organize required catering and facilities in meeting rooms
  • Arrange technical support and equipment for meetings (incl. liaising with IT to set up the equipment)
  • Organize and prepare venues for meetings
Productive working relations
  • Establish positive and productive working relations with Executive and her related teams
  • Establish positive and productive working relations with other professional assistants in the company and outside
  • Establish positive and productive working relations with all internal/external stakeholders
  • Understand the key corporate decisions, strategies and policies in order to understand and fully support the Executive’s priorities
  • Act as the key contact point with entity HR Heads in respect of HR issues
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues to ensure the provision of a seamless service, jointly planning and sharing workload and supporting other team members to ensure the needs of customers of the service are fully met
Telephone Management
  • Answering telephones promptly and assisting callers in a friendly manner
  • Taking messages and channeling them to relevant individuals
  • Maintaining client and team contact lists
  • Completing vendor applications forms
  • Submitting invoices to Finance Department for payment
  • Following up vendor payments
  • Keeping records of all payments made
  • Research and presentations
  • All work is carried out with quality, high standard and timeliness, always maintaining confidentiality
  • Use initiative to support the team through research and providing first draft of letters, communications materials, presentations etc. Producing good quality presentations including PowerPoint and written briefings
Financial Responsibility
  • Forecasting, monitoring and processing invoices, payments and expenses
  • Monitoring and managing the office stationery budget to ensure it is kept within budget
  • Monitoring, managing and ordering all refreshments for the meeting rooms
  • Coordinating and processing expense claims on behalf of the team
Travel Arrangements
  • Liaising with travel agents for flight bookings, accommodation and car hire, and other necessary travel requirements
  • Completing the relevant requisition forms, approvals, authorizations, and follow/chase approvals through the system
  • Liaising with travel agents, hotels, etc
  • Collecting tickets, travel documentation, forex and ensuring that these are provided to the travelers timeously
  • Ensuring the above is undertaken is the most value for money way
  • Typing and filing
  • Typing and formatting reports, engagement letters and proposals, saving them in client folders
  • Taking and distributing minutes
  • Assisting in preparations of PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
  • Filing and maintaining a proper filing system (manually and/or electronically)
  • Manage filing daily
  • Retrieve relevant information from filing systems (proactively before meetings and on request)
  • Design and maintain the filing systems and ensure filing systems are maintained and up to date
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Executive PA or Office Manager
  • Extensive experience in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Computer literate
  • Grade 12
  • Degree would be preferable
Core Competencies & Attributes
  • Working with People
  • Adhering to principles & values
  • Analyzing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications


  • Entity Bank Windhoek
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  • Published 16.08.2022
  • Expires 26.08.2022
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