YALDA International Executive Committee Chairperson Personal Assistant



Hours per week

5 to 20 hours per week



Application Deadline





Do you have a strong passion for the development of Africa? Do you have innovative ideas on how the youth can contribute to Africa’s development? Do you want to work directly with the African Development Bank, UNHabitat, the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa? Do you want to attend meetings at the UN Headquarters in New York? Do you love to network and meet people from all over the world? Then this position is for you!


YALDA is a networking organization that is truly Africa branded : "By Africans, For Africa!".


YALDA is a non-profit international organization that was established by upper level and graduate Harvard University students in order to create a resourceful networking database for those with a strong interest in Africa. The network is centered around YALDA branches, primarily at African universities, and serves to increase the capacity of youth in Africa for developing positive leadership skills and to espouse an honest work ethic. YALDA US works on researching opportunities in Africa, fundraising activities, working with branches, maintaining relationship with UN and compliance with regulations as a 501 (c)(3).


The YALDA International Executive Committee (IEC) has a vacancy for the position of Personal Assistant to the Chairperson reporting directly to the YALDA IEC Chairperson. Please note this is an UNPAID internship.



The YALDA IEC Personal Assistant to the Chairperson Intern is responsible for providing high level1[ administrative and clerical support to YALDA IEC Chairperson in order to ensure effective and efficient operations.


The position requires a person who is detailed oriented, confident and exercises initiative while maintaining a professional demeanor. To be successful the ideal candidate will work with minimal supervision, propose solutions to problems, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Normal working hours will be stipulated by the activities as determined by the schedule of work throughout the 9 months. We expect working hours to be no less than 5 hours and no more than 20 hours a week.




  • Manage, create and edit email correspondence on behalf of YALDA IEC Chairperson using his/her own email account or the President's email accounts as directed
  • Work with organizations such as the African Development Bank, UN Habitat, The African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and keep the President abreast of all discussions and developments
  • Manage YALDA IEC Chairperson Relationships Google drive excel and keep it up-to-date
  • Update YALDA IEC Chairperson’s task list using meeting minutes
  • Assist YALDA IEC Chairperson with tasks related to YALDA i-Boot Camp 2018 to be held in Morocco
  • Monitor tasks assigned to other YALDA IEC members and YALDA Branch, interns and volunteers on behalf of the IEC Chairperson and and reporting any issues as required
  • Keep YALDA IEC Chairperson email accounts in order, labelling emails and filing them in the right folders
  • Maintain YALDA IEC Social Media accounts ensuring regular weekly posts with prior approval from the IEC Chairperson
  • Keep a calendar of the YALDA IEC Chairperson and schedule and organize conference calls or meetings for him or her as requested
  • Prepare, edit and format documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Maintain electronic and paper files
  • Basic research, data compilation and database maintenance for projects and documents
  • Copying and organizing materials for meetings
  • General administrative support



  • Must have Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; administrative/clerical experience
  • Advanced PC skills; including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization and accuracy of work
  • Must have good writing skills, organization skills, and have research skills
  • Communicate in a professional manner and develop good rapport with both internal and external individuals
  • Ideally candidates must be located in Africa or in Europe but location is not a priority
  • Must have constant and reliable access to internet
  • Must have a strong interest in Africa






This is an unpaid internship.

How To Apply



Please send your Resume and Cover letter to yaldarecruit@gmail.com by 31 March 2018. Please quote "Personal Assistant to the YALDA IEC Chairperson" in the subject line.