Project Assistant, Middle-East and North Africa

CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peacemaking.

CMI is seeking a PROJECT ASSISTANT for its Middle-East and North Africa team for a fixed term contract until 31.12.2025 to support the team in various assistant duties.

The Project Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the team in various administrative tasks, including but not limited to:
    • international travel and meeting arrangements
    • logistical support for events and individuals
    • financial support including processing of invoices and travel claims
  • Supporting administration related to project planning, implementation and reporting
  • Supporting coordination of team and project activities
  • Drafting of internal documents such as agendas and reports
  • Producing meeting notes from internal and external meetings
  • Other tasks as needed

A successful candidate is expected to:

  • Have at least one (1) year of work experience in assistant duties. Experience in assisting management and/or teams in a multinational environment is seen as an asset.
  • Be well organized, proactive, service-minded and accurate
  • Have a flexible attitude and ability to work under pressure in rapidly changing circumstances and to tight timelines in an international team
  • Have excellent communication and teamworking skills
  • Have fluent written and spoken skills in English and in Arabic, French and Finnish skills are seen as an asset
  • Be willing to travel to target countries with challenging operational contexts, if needed
  • Have strong IT skills and knowledge of Office programmes
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in the field of management and administration
  • Interest and motivation to work in a supporting role for the greater benefit for the team
  • Commit to CMI values and principles of neutrality
  • Have a working permit to work in Finland

Starting date is early 2023 and the position is fixed-term until 31.12.2025. Project Assistant will report to Head, Middle-East and North Africa. The position is located in Helsinki. Working permit for working in Finland is a prerequisite.  Please apply through the link latest on 7.12.2022 by attaching your CV and application letter. We will proceed with suitable applicants already during the application period. Applications received via e-mail will not be processed. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, Head for Middle East and North Africa  Maruan El-Krekshi is happy to answer any questions you might have by email (maruan.elkrekshi@cmi.fi).

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Employment type: Fixed-term

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CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peacemaking.

Location: Eteläranta 12, Helsinki
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