Administrative Assistant (m/f/d) Technology and Information Unit- Parental Leave Replacement

Bonn, Germany
Deadline for application

March 03, 2020

The Role

To provide effective and efficient administrative and communications support to the Technology and Information Unit.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To support the establishment of administrative processes in line with the needs of the unit.
  • To support
    • the management of contracts
    •  the procurement processes of the unit
    • the preparation, coordination and execution of unit meetings, trainings, and phone conferences
  • To make travel arrangements for unit staff.
  • To process invoices and expense claims, review credit card statements.
  • To assist with the administration of external service providers
  • To support the communications efforts of TIU including for example
    • acting as liaison person with the Communications Unit
    • drafting, copy editing and editorial review of communications and outreach materials  
    • updating and maintaining the unit’s Web content.
  • To coordinate TIU maintenance and curation of content placed on FSC Intranet and the FSC Open Knowledge Repository.
  • To maintain unit information resources and databases.
  • To assist with the updates of dashboards that report and summarize unit information resources.
  • To serve as central point of contact of TIU for external correspondence and general enquiries.
  • To carry out personal assistant tasks for the unit director.
  • Any other task as agreed with the formal supervisor and project work as assigned by special organizational needs.

Your Profile

Education and Training:

  • University degree or equivalent vocational training or experience in a relevant field, for example, office administration.  

Working Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in office management and/or executive support, administration and financial office support, or equivalent other exposure (e.g. internship).
    • Working for an international organisation in a multi-stakeholder environment is a plus.
    • Experience in creating website content is a plus.

Style and Skills:

    • Strong organizational and administration skills.
    • Writing and number skills.
    • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling a number of administrative and support functions simultaneously.
    • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
    • Proven ability to plan and organize work.
    • Proactive and problem-solving attitude.


    • Fluency in English (spoken and written) and German (spoken and written).
    • Fluency in Spanish (spoken and written) is a plus.

Computer Skills:

  • Good skills in the use of/experience with: Standard software packages (MS Office).

Communication Skills:

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Starting Date: 1st June 2020 or as soon as possible.
  • Working Hours: Full-time - 40 hours per week.
  • Duration of contract: Parental Leave Replacement for 14 months.

How to Apply

  • Please fill in the form below and let us know what motivates you to work for FSC, in this position and why think you are suitable candidate.
  • Submit your CV in English.
  • Please indicate your gross salary expectation.
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