Part-time Administrative Assistant

The Ottawa-based Secretariat for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, a global business and human rights initiative, is seeking a self-starting administrative assistant to join our small team for approximately 1 to 2 days per week.


This position will report to the Head of Secretariat and support all members of the Secretariat. It is anticipated that the position will include the following roles: 

  • Support accounts payable and receivable, as well as invoicing and reminders to the membership 

  • Assist with event planning, including managing registrations and logistics 

  • Update and maintain document database 

  • Maintain membership and other lists 

  • Help revise and update documents 

  • Help record and summarize meeting minutes 

  •  Purchase office supplies, etc 




  • Experience working as an administrative assistant 

  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc 

  • Good Communication, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills 

  • Strong English language skills  

  • Eligibility to work in Canada 


Asset Qualifications: 

  • Experience in performing event planning as well as accounts payable/receivable 

  • Knowledge of the global human rights movement 

  • Language skills such as French, Spanish or Portuguese  

The position is available immediately and the remuneration will be $26.00/hour.   

Please forward your covering letter and cv by August 16, 2019 to:  

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