Team Assistant

negotiable / YEAR Expired 2 weeks ago
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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

The Team Assistant will provide support to the Panama Country Office, specifically to Sector Coordinators, Visiting Missions as well as support to all office related activities, specifically providing back-up support to other team members and assist in ad-hoc activities.

Responsibilities will involve collaboration with team members in the Panama Office and in other World Bank Group Units, as well as frequent interaction with external counterparts such as consultants, Government officials, international donors, service providers, vendors and members of the private sector and civil society.


Support to Sector Coordinators  and teams

• Make arrangements for meetings, travel, visas and other logistics related to the program as required;

• Assist with the logistical organization and implementation or events related to the their programs  in Panama and other countries as required. This may include compilation, preparation and translation of written materials and arrangements with providers for a range of visual materials; and

• Provide support operations-related matters, including processing of lending or implementation support documents, and seeking out Bank guidelines on processing these documents, including distribution lists, formatting, required documents, etc.

Support to Visiting Missions:

• Assist with visiting missions in coordination with Task Team Leaders as needed, including scheduling meetings, and organizing transportation, or other logistical support.

• Follow up with visiting missions through the LC2 Clearance process on Mission Announcement Letters (MALs) and security clearance forms prior to giving clearance for travel.

• Update and circulate the visiting missions calendar and update of Welcome Letter regularly.

General Office Support:

• Update the Panama Master Contact List regularly;

• Serve as backup to colleagues as required, to contribute to the effective workflow of the office;

• Draft routine letters, memos and other internal and external correspondence as required;

• Assist in filing and archiving WB documents;

• Assist in event preparation; and

• Other duties as assigned.

Follows guidance from the Senior Executive Assistant promptly and proactively; and works with exemplary dedication to our clients above. 


Selection Criteria


* Fluent in English and Spanish.

* College degree preferred and minimum two years of relevant experience;

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with clients and staff at all levels;

* Proficiency in using advanced functions of computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint);

* Ability to draft and translate simple correspondence as required;

* Prior experience in a similar office assistant role; experience in a client service function in a multi-lingual environment would be a plus;

* A proven team player, deeply committed to working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to contribute productively to the team’s work and output; demonstrating respect for different points of view; acting with integrity at all times to build trust with team members and external clients and partners;


World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

Panama City, Panama
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