06 February, 2017

6766 Administrative Assistant/Travel Specialist

Peace Corps Vanuatu

Government Agency (U.S)
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Full Time (40 hrs. per week), Monday - Friday. Candidates must have the ability to be flexible in order to respond to questions from volunteers after work hours and on weekends; must be able to travel (and overnight at outer islands) on short notice.
Due Date

Job Description:
Peace Corps Vanuatu wishes to recruit a highly qualified Ni-Vanuatu professional as the Administrative Assistant/Travel Specialist (AA/TS). The Administrative Assistant/Travel Specialist is a new position in the Peace Corps Vanuatu Post that reports directly to the Director of Management and Operations. The Administrative Assistant/Travel Specialist serves as primary point of contact for all Peace Corps official travels. The AA/TS position coordinates staff and volunteer in-country and international travels and hotel bookings, maintains administrative filing systems, completes data entry, files transactions documents, and enters payment into PC payment systems. 
      • A year 12 certificate is required. A tertiary qualification in accounting, business, finance or related fields is preferred
      • Combination of a completed secondary school, secretarial certificate, computing or accounting technician
      • Three to five years of related experience in accounting, bookkeeping or similar duties is essential
      • Computer literacy with good proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Access
      • Excellent English communication skills both oral and written. Knowledge of French is helpful
      • Able to pass a U.S. Embassy background security investigation
      • Possession of valid driver's license; and ability to drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles.
      • Ability to meet deadlines; pays attention to details; and demonstrate a high level of integrity
      • Ability to maintain good working relationships with Peace Corps staff (American and Ni-Vanuatu) and Volunteers
      • Ability to maintain good working business relationship with vendors including Airline Agents & Hotels & Motel operators
      • Willingness to travel to the outer islands if requested
      • Demonstrated abilities to work as a team member
      • Ability to interpret Fiscal, procurement policies, travel regulations and related administrative services and operations.


      Annual basic starting salary range for this position begins at VT2,164,032 per annum.



      How To Apply:

      Candidates can obtain the full statement of work at the Peace Corps office or by emailing dmo@vu.peacecorps.gov

      Candidates interested in this position should submit: 1) Cover Letter addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications and requirements; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Three references with current contact information. Acceptable methods of submission include:
      • Mail: Director of Management & Operations, U.S. Peace Corps Vanuatu, Private Mail Bag 9097, Port Vila, Vanuatu
      • Email: dmo@vu.peacecorps.gov
      • Deliver: Peace Corps Vanuatu, Level 1, Vila Mall Building, Pierre Lamy Street, Port Vila
      Applications must be received at the Peace Corps Vanuatu Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 13th February, 2017.

      Contact Person:

      Director of Management & Operations


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      PMB 9097, Port Vila, Vanuatu



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                   06-February-17 Daily Post (Issue # 5011)

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