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Professional Assistant At Institute Of Technology & Management

Date Posted: 09/Aug/2014
Deadline: 19/Aug/2014

Professional Assistant in ITM Cross River
Total Emolument: 535,000
Location: Cross River State, Nigeria

The Professional Assistant is responsible for providing high quality support to the Rector, assisting the Rector to manage their workload effectively, undertaking a variety of tasks on behalf of the Rector and to be the initial point of contact for most communications.

Vision Statement
ITM has been established by the Cross River State Government (CRSG) of Nigeria in partnership with Highbury College Portsmouth, UK as part of a unique, transformational state wide Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVE Ecosystem project. CRSG has appointed Highbury to manage ITM to world-class standards.
The vision is to develop a world-class entrepreneurial polytechnic institute, the first of its kind in Nigeria. The Institute will have student success as its central mission and will focus on wealth creation, business formation/growth and employment outcomes to meet the needs of students and the local communities of Cross River State, Nigeria and beyond.

Main Duties

  • Provide a high level of administrative / secretarial support to the Rector.
  • Assist the Rector in the effective performance of the role by recognizing, prioritising, diverting them 10 other senior managers for action where appropriate.
  • Acting on behalf of the Rector in routine delegated matters.
  • Drafting/progressing/chasing/collating reports/papers/documents requested by/on behalf of the Rector.
  • Keeping the Rector appointments diary, arranging and preparing for meetings, visit, events.
  • Arranging all overseas travel documentation on Institute related business, including Risk Assessment, Visas a Overseas Travel paperwork.
  • Dealing with initial telephone and email matters.
  • Organising and maintaining and archiving filing systems, paper-based and electronic.
  • Organising, screening and prioritising incoming post and distributing as appropriate.
  • Undertaking initial reading of papers and literature sent to the Rector and making verbal and written precise for information
  • Researching for information inside and outside the Institute

Essential Criteria

  • Good standard of education including GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths/English (Grades A to C).
  • Shorthand, computer literacy Inc. Microsoft Office, word processing and Excel spread sheet work.
  • Evidence of on-going professional updating and development and evidence of substantial measureable achievements Experience of working with a CEO and senior managers.
  • Experience of working as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experience of managing a diverse workload and the ability to follow and review processes.
  • Experience of gathering, analysing and assessing information.
  • Understanding of safeguarding in the context of education.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including experience of drafting correspondence, reports and accurate meeting notes

Method of Application
To apply in the first instance please send your CV to: [email protected].
Deadline Date: 19.08.14
Start Date: ASAP
The college reserves the right to modify the deadline date.

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