Executive Assistant in Lagos, Nigeria

at GE

Financial Services
Administration & Office Support
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.
  • As a key member of the GE Africa team, this position will provide efficient and effective administration service/support to assigned GE Africa leaders in Nigeria and coordinate VIP Country Travel.
  • In addition, this role will support as office administrator for the Nigerian office and perform other duties/special projects as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities
Executive Administrative Support: In this role, responsibilities include:

  • Act as first point of contact for those approaching the GE Executives, responding to and re-directing incoming enquiries as appropriate.
  • Support senior executive staff in scheduling of calendars, managing diaries and events etc.
  • Gather market intelligence and preparing reports
  • Manage facilities in Nigeria office and provide office management support.
  • Handle information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

Project Coordination - Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, execution, and finalization of projects according to strict deadlines. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Facilities Management and Commercial Events Coordination.
  • VIP Region Travel Coordination: Responsibilities include:
  • Manage protocol and coordinate the region itinerary for visiting GE Officers and VIPs to SSA region
  • Liaise with relevant global executive assistants, security, corporate travel and GE staff
  • Ensure compliance with GE guidelines on government protocols



  • A University Degree in Management, Business Administration or Social Sciences
  • Proven experience in dealing at Senior Executives level within a multinational
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, with at least 3 years in supporting Executives
  • 3+ years with GE or similar multinational supporting Officers and Senior Executives international travel.
  • Excellent calendar management skills, travel management, including the coordination of complex executive meetings across multiple geographies
  • Team player, inclusive and ability to build relationships
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment at a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Outstanding presentation, attention to details, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, clear thinker with a high degree of creativity and resourcefulness with experience working in developing markets
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Excellent project management skills, good business acumen and attitude in order to support Executive and team in high growth markets
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required.
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior work experience in Africa a strong plus. Must possess a valid permit to work in Nigeria
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to consistently produce high quality work with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work flexible working hours Demonstrated ability to balance workload under short deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions with minimal oversight … a self-starter and an ability to think ahead and plan for all scenarios


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