ADMIN ASSISTANT TO HEAD OF PROCESSINGJOB OPENING – ADMIN ASSISTANT TO HEAD OF PROCESSINGBackgroundMekong Timber Plantations manages an existing plantation estate in Laos with a focus on improving silvicultural practices and ensuring the business meets international best practices for responsible forest management.The company has approximately 24,000 hectares of lease area in Bolikhamxay and Khammouane provinces under a concession agreement. Mekong Timber Plantations will focus on its existing core estate of around 18,000 hectares of tropical hardwoods. MTP is now in the final stages of planning a wood processing facility, and we are seeking an ambitious person to become Admin Assistant to the Company’s Head of Processing. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Processing. Job description:Duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the company’s Processing Department. Support Head of Processing, and line managers through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Responsible for confidential and time sensitive material. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures.Ability to effectively communicate via phone and email ensuring that all Administrative Assistant duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.The Admin Assistant will be reporting to Head of Processing.Responsibilities:Maintain day to day contact with suppliers of equipment for mill constructionMaintain day to day contact with logistics and forwarding agents to facilitate imports of goods and equipment to Laos during construction phaseSupportCarry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.Take minutes during meetingReply to email and / or phone enquiriesConduct research on supplies / equipment on behalf of Head of ProcessingRequirementsProven admin or assistant experienceFluency in English, both in speaking and writingKnowledge of office management systems and proceduresAttention to detail and organizationProficient in MS OfficeExperience in import/export procedures an advantageExperience in logistics an advantageDuty StationInitially the successful candidate will be stationed at MTP HQ in Vientiane, but as project moves forward duty station will be at the company’s processing site in Danhi Village, Hinboun District, Khammouan Province.Commencement date: The vacant position will be filled immediatelyApplication Procedures:If you are interested, please send your application with cover letter and CV to the contacts below:HR Manager: Niphavanh KeovilayE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +856 (0) 21 353 511Application closes: 22 January 2021.