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Executive Assistant To The Director

New role based in Yangon focused on improving productivity of senior staff initially focused on our Founding Director.

Primarily (60%+) an executive assistant role with some (20%-) personal assistant and some (20%+) financial control support / company secretarial support / compliance support obligations.

Please note: This is not a secretary role, it is a career path for a enthusiastic autodidact or Management / Business qualified individual (or equivalent industry experience) with energy and aptitude to take on significant commercial and personal responsibilities best suited to aspiring (typically junior) management or more senior roles as their next career step.

High Level Role Description

The work of an executive assistant (sometimes called a management assistant) differs a great deal from that of an administrative assistant. In many organizations, an executive assistant is a high-ranking position in the administrative hierarchy. Executive assistants work for a company officer or executive (at both private and public institutions), and possess the authority to make crucial decisions affecting the direction of such organizations. As such, executive assistants play a role in decision-making and policy setting. The executive assistant performs the usual roles of managing correspondence, preparing research, and communication, sometimes with one or more project resources, administrative assistants or scheduling assistants who report to him or her. The executive assistant also acts as the “gatekeeper”, understanding in varying degree the requirements of the executive, and with an ability through this understanding to decide which scheduled events, meetings, teleconferences, or e-mails are most appropriate for allocation of the executive’s time.

An executive assistant may, from time to time, act as proxy for the executives, representing him/her/them in meetings or communications and project managing the production of reports or other deliverables in the absence of the executive. An executive assistant differs from an administrative assistant (a job which is often part of the career path of an executive assistant) in that they are expected to possess a higher degree of business acumen, be able to manage projects, as well as have the ability to influence others on behalf of the executive. In the past, executive assistants were required to have a high school diploma, but increasingly jobs are requiring a bachelor’s degree.

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