The ideal candidate's competencies for secretaries / assistants job vacancies listed below are those on which you will be assessed on during a panel interview.
1. Handling Information
Ability to handle information – written and oral – in an authoritative and secure manner, employing appropriate technologies and processes.
Continuous search for opportunities to improve technical knowledge and skills, knowledge sharing with colleagues.
2. Dealing with Details
3. Task Organisation and Planning
Ability to plan, organise and distribute tasks in a highly effective manner. Ability to handle many issues at once.
Effective establishment of priorities – ability to distinguish between the urgent, the important and the critical.
Autonomous management of office procedures and events, one step ahead in managing time and diaries.
4. Organisational Awareness
Understanding of the OECD’s institutional context and internal workings and an ability to apply this knowledge to get things done.
Sensitivity and alertness to organisational and cultural issues which may affect performance in the OECD.
5. Team Orientation
Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with others in an international, multi-cultural environment.
Willingness to share information, knowledge and experience with colleagues. Willingness to help others and to be helped. Ensure quality work and team success.
Ability to express thoughts clearly and succinctly, orally and and writing. Effective and tactful communication with colleagues of all nationalities. Oral fluency in English and French.
Liaison and organisation between immediate boss and other team members/ contacts.
7. Service Orientation
8. Achievement Orientation
Ability to accept and succeed in new roles, work arrangements and methodologies, facilitated by curiosity, responsibility, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
11. Self Direction
Self-motivation and results-orientation with a developed sense of Organisational and Directorate values. Initiative and perseverance – also under considerable stress.
Commitment to high performance standards.