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Background:

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Description:

The USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project (PRP), implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and its partners (Creative Associates International, World Learning, and Institute of Rural Management), is a seven year project with the objective to support the provincial and regional departments of education (DoE) throughout Pakistan to improve reading skills of children in grades one and two. The project will achieve this goal through three distinct but interrelated components that will work in synergy to affect the quality of early grade education: improve classroom learning environment for reading, improve policies and systems for reading, and community based support for reading in Pakistan.

Position Summary:

Perform a broad range of clerical, secretarial and reception duties. As a member of Office Administration, provide timely staff services and efficient office operations.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Office Assistant reports to the Admin & Finance Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Update database to track key information
  • Handles all email, mail and phone general inquiries and requests for information and materials.
  • Collects departmental updates for monthly organization report.
  • Retrieves, logs and sorts resume and inquiries via emails, mail and phone
  • Maintain employee telephone lists, and floor map
  • Assists with ordering supplies and copy room inventory, as needed
  • Assists with trip expense reports, photocopying, ordering books and materials as needed
  • Assist staff with mailing projects
  • Perform other duties, as necessary and/or as requested.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma with minimum two years’ office experience;
  • Must be local and fluent in local language(s)
  • Demonstrated reliability regarding attendance and work performance;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse clientele and staff;
  • Courteous and professional demeanor with experience providing customer service;
  • Experience in organizing and filing information;
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion;
  • Medium level knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Clear speaking voice and proficient English language skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to work in busy environment.

Applicants having permanent residency/domicile of the same city/district/agency will be given preference in shortlisting process. No telephonic inquiries please, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.