Executive Assistant to the CEO & SRSG

Partner SEforALL
Job categories Administration
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5119/14973
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Vienna, Austria
Contract type Others
Contract level Other
Duration 8 Months (Maternity Replacement)
Application period 06-Feb-2018 to 19-Feb-2018

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This Vacancy Announcement is being published by UNOPS - ECR Geneva on behalf of the SEforALL Initiative

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an International Non-Governmental Organization operating a world-wide multi-stakeholder platform focused on the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal #7.  Launched as a UN initiative in 2011 by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, SEforALL is widely acknowledged for its achievement in raising global awareness of the world's sustainable energy challenges, ensuring they were included in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. SEforALL is directed by its CEO and supports the work of the CEO as she carries out her duties as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All, as well as her role as the co-chair of UN-Energy.  These roles include advising the UN Secretary General and his staff on issues relating to sustainable energy and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) and supporting the coordination of sustainable energy issues in the United Nations system.  The Secretary General’s advisory committee on Sustainable Energy for All will be supported by the SRSG and SEforALL.

The ambitions of SDG7 on ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030 are extraordinary.  Aiming to achieve them in the context of the Paris agreements involves transformation at a scale never undertaken by humanity before. Swift action needs to be taken by leaders in governments, companies, institutions, financiers, development banks, unions and communities, entrepreneurs and civil society.  As a global team, SEforALL crafts interventions that support these leaders in accelerating the delivery of actions.  All interventions comprise one or more of SEforALL’s competencies: (i) to marshal the evidence, (ii) to benchmark progress towards SEforALL objectives, (iii) to amplify the voices of the energy poor; (iv) to tell stories of success, and (v) to connect stakeholders to each other and to solutions. All interventions systematically draw on strategic insight, build on compelling communications, and are delivered through and include action-oriented partnerships.

Context of Assignment:   The United Nations Secretary General, having initiated Sustainable Energy for All, appointed a Special Representative (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy as well as a high-level Advisory Board which he leads, as its co-chair, in guiding the activities of and remaining personally engaged with the initiative. Under the guidance of the Advisory Board, SEforALL has been set up as an independent legal entity, incorporated in Austria as an International Organization under Austrian Law (“Quasi-International Organization”); it is managed by an Administrative Board who appointed the UN Special Representative for Sustainable Energy (SRSG for SEforALL) as its Chief Executive Officer. In delivering on her global, political, institutional and organizational leadership functions, the Chief Executive Officer engages with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, advocating, speaking, advising, lecturing and teaching, negotiating, and engaging on boards and high-level panels, while also leading the SEforALL senior management team and organization.   With her partners and stakeholders located across the world and engaged in a multitude of parallel global coordination processes, on topics ranging from sustainable development and infrastructure investment more generally through to sustainable energy ad climate change more specifically, the CEO heavily relies on the smooth functioning of her Executive Office.  The Executive Office, to whom the CEO delegates many of her day-to-day managerial and administrative responsibilities, plays a central role in enabling SEforALL, its leadership and its partners, in operating effectively and efficiently.

Within the Executive Office, an exciting opportunity is opening for the role of an Executive Assistant to provide maternity cover.  We are looking for someone passionate about building, shaping and leading the effective design and implementation of all administrative processes necessary for the Executive Office to run smoothly, while also providing direct support services that will ensure the CEO and SRSG’s interactions are as effective and seamless as possible.  The position requires superb problem-solving capability backed with highest levels of can-do attitude, attention to detail, political understanding, process management, sound judgment, communication skills, and capacity to deliver.  The position offers a unique perspective, exciting interactions, and the opportunity to serve one of the most important missions of our time.  

Supervision Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and SRSG Content and metho...

Education and Work Experience: A first (or higher) level university. Th...

Technical Competencies: Relationship Management: Ability to interact with senio...

-   SEforALL offers exciting high-impact assignments, a collegial and ...
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