Job description / Role
One of Irwin & Dow’s newest clients, based in Abu Dhabi is seeking an Executive Assistant for a minimum period of 6 months. A global consultancy firm providing both strategic and operational needs across a diverse range of disciplines have been awarded a new contract within the Global Technical Team. The office is based close to the Zayed Sport City area of Abu Dhabi and will support a team of 5 mid to senior level professionals.
As the sole support in the office this will be a busy Executive Assistant role that requires flexibility and on occasion the need to work to European office schedules, including Friday and working across global time zones when required. This is a new technical project and the successful candidate will take full responsibility for all research, PowerPoint presentations, excel spreadsheets, documentation, filing and overall office coordination. A large volume of the work will encompass diary and meeting management, travel organisation on a global scale and collation and processing of all expense claims. The team is innovative and fast paced and therefore the candidate is expected to be able to work with little supervision and anticipate their needs to ensure efficient and smooth operations at all times. Additionally, the Executive Assistant will be responsible for the management of ad hoc hospitality events internally, with clients and external visitors to the office.
Initially the role is expected to be for a 6-month duration, however this may be extended further if required. Our client is seeking those whom are well educated, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Executive Assistant position with full diary and travel management and strong MS office skills including both PowerPoint and excel. The role is open to both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers and where possible those on a family or spouse visa is preferred. However, this is certainly not essential for the right candidate. Exceptional inter personal skills including social competency, strong cross-functional communication and people skills alongside a high energy is required to assist this dynamic and motivated Global Technical team.
About the Company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.
Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.
Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.
Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.