Staff Assistant/Administrative Assistant (APD), Washington 302 views

Staff Assistant/Administrative Assistant (APD) ( Job Number: 1900891 )

  • This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules taking effect on May 1, 2015.


The Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund seeks two highly-motivated assistants to join our team. Specific placement/assignment would be determined after the selection process.

The Staff Assistants/Administrative Assistants will report to the Division Chief (or in case of immediate office assignment, Deputy Director), assume responsibilities for overseeing the administrative work, and interact with various departments and officials from member countries. The candidates will also be expected to perform a wide variety of administrative support duties of a highly responsible nature, including monitoring the flow of information and keeping track of shifting priorities, and timely completion of the division’s/ front office’s administrative work and may also be asked to carry out department-wide responsibilities or projects. The selected candidates will be expected to work under minimum supervision and be required to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and utmost discretion in performing their duties and in handling complex and sensitive matters. The candidates should possess proven ability to contribute to the coordination and production of technically complex country reports and Fund documents. The candidates will be part of a team of assistants and will act as a backup for other assistants in the immediate office or in an adjoining division when needed.

Candidates must be physically residing within the metropolitan Washington DC area in order to be qualified for further consideration.


Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant experience, is required.

The successful candidates should have the following:

  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as a team.
  • Strong administrative, technological, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in standard software packages (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and in handling administrative functions and related applications in PeopleSoft.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication to facilitate interaction with Fund staff and external contacts at all levels.
  • Flexibility in working hours and overtime (occasionally at short notice).

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

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