JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Our professional staff are hired internationally and occupy leadership functions or positions that require significant expertise.

Openings for professional employment will be posted on this page as opportunities become available.

The Wheat Initiative is committed to inclusion and gender equality in the workplace. Applications from people with severe disabilities are expressly welcome to apply and will be given special consideration during the selection process.

In order to support the reconciliation of work and family, the Wheat Initiative offers flexible working time models within the scope of employment opportunities.


WE ARE SEEKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE SECRETARY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

STARTING DATE: Available immediately

END DATE: December 21, 2022

LOCATION: Berlin Dahlem

APPLICATION DETAILS: Access the German application or the English application

The Administrative Assistant will support the Program Manager in the day-to-day operation of the Secretariat to facilitate the work of the Committees and Expert Working Groups. He/she will report to the Program Manager. While he/she will work in the Secretariat based in Berlin, occasional travel may be required to attend international events and workshops.

YOUR DUTIES:

  • General secretarial and office duties including handling correspondence, booking and managing appointment and filing;

  • Monitoring finances including reconciliation of budgets, and dealing with travel and other reimbursements;

  • Creating reports, agendas, and meeting minutes by bullet points;

  • Reception and assistance for visitors;

  • Translation of texts (German-English, English-German);

  • Liaison with other administrative and support groups and colleagues in the JKI; general support and interaction with colleagues in the JKI;

  • Assistance and support in the planning of events.

YOUR BACKGROUND:

  • Formal qualifications as office assistant, management assistant for office communication, business assistant, foreign language secretary or equivalent;

  • Practical experiences secretarial work and management;

  • An excellent written and oral command of English and German;

  • Good general knowledge, polite, friendly and open personality;

  • Able to work well as part of team and willingness to support others;

  • Good knowledge and experience in the use office computing (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, e-mailing and general internet use).

WE OFFER:

  • Full-time employment with 39,0 hours a week. Generally, various forms of part-time employment are possible. The employment contract will be based on the collective agreement for the public service in Germany (TVöD).

  • Remuneration according to salary group E 7 TVöD, provided that the successful applicant meets the required qualification and personal specification.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICATION DETAILS EITHER IN GERMAN OR IN ENGLISH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION BY SEPTEMBER 6.