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About 1TV-Media:

1TV is one of the fastest growing television stations in the country.  Known for its hard-hitting news reports and high-impact current affairs programs, 1TV prides itself on news as it happens and factual reporting.

1TV reaches a large percentage of affluent viewers, targeting a younger audience and a greater share of the middle class.  Its aggressive national reach and popular programming make it one of the leading privately owned commercial television stations in Afghanistan.

1TV has an impressive record of ‘firsts’ in Afghanistan.  It was the first channel to create its original programming content, broadcasting 24×7 and the first to produce all original music programming.  It was the first channel to develop and televise live popular events from all over Afghanistan.

1TV is well equipped with world class high-end digital broadcast equipment.  Using its state-of-the-art production facilities, the staff at 1TV is able to provide compelling, continuous coverage of the most important news and cultural affairs.  1TV has over 325 square meters world class studios, modern lighting systems, video switchers, and video recognition capabilities, Sony video cameras, video editing stations, comprehensive dubbing systems and digital audio studios.

1TV is owned by Group-One, an Afghan communications and media company founded by Afghan investors in hopes of promoting principles of independence, human rights, and freedom of speech for Afghan people.

Job Description:

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Roles and Responsibilities Executive Support:

1- Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.

2- Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO’s time and office.

3- Communicates directly, and on behalf of CEO, with Board members, donors, and others, on matters related to CEO’s programmatic initiatives.

4- Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

5- Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.

6- Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer,” having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated.

7- Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational impact.

8- Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the company.

9- Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Job Requirements:

Senior Management Liaison:
Participates as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings .

Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings.

Communication:

Ensures that responds to requests for materials regarding the CEO and the organization in general.

Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stake holders.

Strategic Initiatives:

Works with the Strategic Initiatives team in coordinating the CEO’s outreach activities.

Follows up on contacts made by the President and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships Edits all, and creates acknowledgement letters from the CEO to Clients.

 Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners

Expert level written and verbal communication skills (In Dari, Pashto and English_English is mandatory)

Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability Emotional maturity

Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response

Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor or Master degree required

Strong work tenure: 3 to 5 years of experience supporting, Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), and Social Media web platforms.

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should send their resumes via e-mail. Clearly indicate on the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number, Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

Only short-listed candidates will contact for interview.

Submission Email:

m.ali@1tv.af

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