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News Institutional Support Officer - World Water Council Headquarters, Marseilles, France - Deadline: 07 June 2009

Work percentage: 100%

Duty station: World Water Council, Headquarters (Marseilles, France)

Reporting to: Director General

Availability: 1 July 2009

Under the general supervision of the Director General, the Institutional support Officer prepares the Board of Governors and the Bureau meetings, acts as the Secretariat liaison with the President's Office, support the Director General in preparation and follow-up of meetings, handles contacts with members and partners. He/ she will write notes and correspondence related to these tasks and will support administrative duties.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum Bachelor of Science / Art or equivalent degree in the field of administration or management;
  • A minimum of 10 years experience as secretary of which at least 3 years as Executive Assistant operating at an international level;
  • Interest in, and preferably experience with the United Nations and the development sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and work on a wide variety of tasks, activities and projects;
  • Alert, well organized and rigorous in work approach and delivery;
  • Experience in writing clear, high quality correspondence, proposals, and promotion materials;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and work effectively and efficiently;
  • Native English speaker and excellent French, with Spanish a plus;
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team;
  • Excellent capacities in main office software and a wide variety of internet tools;


Interested candidates can find a vacancy announcement on Those who meet the selection requirements are requested to send their curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation in English. This letter should explain the candidate's experience with carrying out the above tasks and his/her fulfilment of the specified qualifications. The proposed gross salary is between 2300-2500 Euros to be negotiated. The candidate needs to present the names and contact details of 3 references, including one recent employer. Applications can only be done through e-mail and should be received by the World Water Council no later than 7 June 2009 at:

Director - Administration and Finance

World Water Council

2-4 place d'Arvieux

Espace Gaymard

13002 Marseille - France

Tel: +33 (0)4 91 99 41 00

Fax: +33 (0)4 91 99 41 01


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News type Vacancies
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Source of information World Water Council (WWC)
Geographical coverage France
News date 25/05/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH