Secretary / Administrative Assistant (m/f)

Job Category

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

04 Oct 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes, often working under difficult conditions. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information, please consult

The GIZ Branch Office in Brussels has currently approx. 50 staff, the majority of whom is working in the acquisition and implementation of EC funded projects.

We are currently looking for a Secretary / Administrative Assistant (m/f) to start as soon as possible. GIZ offers a Belgian employment contract.

Applicants are asked to submit their updated CV together with a one-page cover letter indicating the salary expectation (both CV and letter in English) to the following email address:, mentioning the position you would like to apply for in the reference. The cover letter shall clearly outline the motivation and availability of the applicant.

Applications should be submitted at the latest by COB September 24, 2019. The candidate is expected to start as soon as possible; early applications will particularly be appreciated.

The selected candidate will provide administrative assistance and secretarial support to the GIZ Branch Office Brussels.

This will include, inter alia,

In the area of secretarial support to ongoing projects (50%):

  • Handling of travel arrangements (and related mission expense reports) and its correspondence
  • Preparation and documentation of team meetings
  • Document filing according to GIZ standards
  • Support in layout of experts’ outputs
  • Minor translation or correction work of texts
  • Verifying compliance of supporting documentation prior to processing of invoices and timesheets
  • Other administrative and secretarial tasks

In the area of administrative assistance to business development (50%):

  • Preparing and formatting project references
  • Formatting CVs of our Key Experts
  • Filing of project references
  • Preparation of Letter of Interest (LoI)
  • Preparation of administrative offers for our tenders submitted to the EU or other donors
  • Production of our technical, financial and administrative proposals
  • Support in knowledge management and data-entry in databases


Work permit for Belgium, as the location of the work will be Brussels.


  • Completed secondary school.
  • Degree in secretary management or comparable secretarial/administrative assistant experience.

Languages: Fluent English (ability to read, write and understand complex documents).

Knowledge of French and/or German and/or Spanish will be considered as assets.

Other competences:     

  • Full IT proficiency (all current MS Office applications, internet).
  • Able to work precisely under high time pressure and workload.

Service-oriented attitude, excellent communication skills, keen on working in a team.

Before you apply, read the latest news about EU policies on EURACTIV.COM.

Employers want to know how you found their job advert so please state that you found this position advertised on the EURACTIV JobSite.

The JobSite can give you more...
Get a bi-weekly newsletter featuring the latest jobs published online here.
Become the JobSite's fan on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter and receive the latest news and job of the day.


Disclaimer: EURACTIV is not responsible for the content of the job vacancies published. Reproduction or redistribution of the above text, in whole, part or in any form, requires the prior consent of the original source. Terms and Conditions apply.


Related Jobs

Office Manager (EN/FR) FEAD 1 to 3 years 30 September
Administrative Assistant American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium VZW/ASBL 1 to 3 years 18 September


Subscribe our jobletter!