Secretary General’s Office: Executive Assistant

We are looking for a motivated Executive Assistant with an interest in corporate governance to join the Office of the Secretary General.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. ICC’s core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

Main responsibilities include: 

We are looking for a motivated Executive Assistant with an interest in corporate governance to join the Office of the Secretary General.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Executive Assistant will be a key contributor to a fast-paced team, providing high-quality operational and administrative support.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing meetings for ICC’s governing bodies, including the World Council, Executive Board and Board-level committees. The position will also support communications and special projects coordinated through the Office of the Secretary General.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organise ICC governing body meetings, including logistics, Executive Board/committee materials, meeting agendas and notifications, in coordination with ICC’s General Counsel
  • Serve as a central point of contact for national committees, chambers, members and the Executive Board regarding key meetings
  • Prepare first drafts of meeting minutes and resolutions for follow-up
  • Provide support for the governance and operations of the Merchants of Peace Foundation
  • Ensure information related to the Secretary General is updated for the intranet and extranet
  • Draft and proofread documents, correspondence and other communications
  • Share responsibility for administrative support in close coordination with the team’s other Executive Assistant
  • Travel internationally to support governing body meetings on-site (up to three times per year)
  • Support communications and special projects coordinated by the Secretary General

Education, experience and skills:

  • 2-5 years in a legal support, administrative or operational role, working closely with senior executives
  • Demonstrates ownership by taking initiative and following through on projects and tasks under the direction of the Chief of Staff
  • Uses best judgment and common sense to work efficiently and problem solve
  • Higher-level university education
  • Near-native English with solid writing skills; excellent level in French is a plus
  • Some legal education or training would be advantageous
  • Full proficiency in MS Office Suite (especially Word and PowerPoint)
  • Service- and results-oriented team player with a positive attitude
  • Meticulous and consistent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and priority driven
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced working environment, with diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Intellectually curious and committed to continuous learning
  • Discrete in dealing with confidential matters and materials

Terms and conditions: 

Authorization to work in France is required (e.g., work permit)

Contract type and duration: CDI

Location: ICC International Headquarters – Paris, France

Start date: As soon as possible

How to apply: Please send a full CV and cover letter to the selection committee at

Closing date for applications: 15 March 2020

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