Administrative Assistant

Education Development Center (EDC) - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
3 to 4 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
English, Arabic
1 open position
Job Roles:
About the Job
  • Support the HR and Office Manager to ensure office activities are carried out smoothly and in a timely manner;
  • Prepare documents, make photocopies, and catalog data;
  • Maintain project filing system, both electronic and hard copies;
  • Answer project telephone and greet guests;
  • Facilitate internal office communication;
  • Draft and send correspondence;
  • Assist with scheduling and organizing project meetings with USAID and other key stakeholders;
  • Coordinate appointments and travel schedules for project staff;
  • Maintain office equipment and purchase supplies;
  • Establish and maintain contact with office property and rental management and report any concerns about security risks or space and equipment malfunctions, should these arise;
  • Provide inventory support;
  • Review material for accuracy and quality, propose format or presentation enhancements;
  • Plan, organize and independently carry out workload priorities;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of project matters at both technical and financial-administrative levels;
  • Ensure that all project staff have the necessary materials to carry out their work inside and outside the office;
  • Apply organizational terms, procedures, systems, and policies; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Job Requirements


The Administrative Assistant shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


  • Secondary education, vocational training or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred in business administration or related area.

Skills and Experience:

  • 3-4 years’ experience working in office administration required; supervisory experience preferred;
  • At least one (1) year of experience working in an international organization or agency;
  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability working with multidisciplinary teams, including local project staff, international staff, consultants, and government officials;
  • Ability to multitask while attending to detail and efficiency;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure; and
  • Experience working with a USAID-funded project desirable.

Fluency in Arabic is required. Proficiency in English is preferred.

About this Company

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

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