Personal Assistant to President, ProVeg International

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin Office

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary
The Personal Assistant to the President provides executive, administrative, and development support to the President. Serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the President, the PA also acts as a liaison to the board and senior leadership; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. We are looking for someone who can see the bigger picture and serve as a sparring partner to the president while also being willing to take care of repetitive and mundane tasks at times.
Responsibilities
  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with correspondence and phone calls.
  • Managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments. 
  • In coordination with the Special Advisor support/consulting on strategic issues
  • Prepare for and take minutes at meetings, including Board meetings
  • Reminding the president of important tasks and deadlines.
  • Typing, compiling and preparing internal & external speeches, interviews, reports, presentations and correspondence.
  • Managing databases and filing systems.
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems.
  • Collating and filing expenses.
  • Support with analysis/reporting
  • Coordination on legal issues together with the Legal Counsel
  • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation.
  • Collecting signatures and handling of important documents & contracts
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as necessary.
Qualifications
Required :
  • Holds a university degree, preferably in business administration, communication, science, international relations, law or related fields
  • Has a minimum of two years experience in a similar role/environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Organizational talent / "hands-on" mentality
  • Supportive and loyal while also willing to provide critical feedback 
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to prioritise as well as multitask
  • Flexible and resourceful approach to work and a “can do” attitude
  • Professional demeanour when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone
  • Capacity to work in a vibrant and fast-paced environment, while remaining calm
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritise tasks, excellent time-management, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Confident handling of figures and analyses
  • Very good software knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, G Suite apps, etc.)
  • Identification with the goals of ProVeg
  • Ability to work on their own initiative as well as work as a team player.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
Prefered:
  • Experience in the NGO sector
  • Experience with project management software (Wrike, Asana, Odoo, etc.)
  • Willingness to relocate to Berlin where applicable

Benefits of working with us
  • A strong organisational focus on personal development and designated training budget
  • Flexibility around working arrangements
  • And last but not least: Become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals and our planet
When?
Application deadline: open until filled
Further information
Our Application Procedure

Your application should include a cover letter and CV. Please tell us how you found this job ad. Please submit your application using our online form. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!

If you have successfully made it to the long list of applicants, you will be invited for a phone interview, usually within two weeks of the application deadline. Should you be shortlisted, the next steps will be:
  1. An online task.
  2. A virtual face-to-face interview.
  3. If applicable, an optional ‘trial day”, that includes the handling of tasks that are typical for the role you are applying for. This step helps us to get to know you and your way of working better and gives you a chance to get a full picture of the job and our organisation. 
  4. The final decision may require an additional interview, usually with Senior Management.
Job Details
Status: Permanent, Full-time
Hours: 40 hours/week
Location: Berlin, Germany
Reports to: President of  ProVeg International
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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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