UN Agencies English-Portuguese Bilingual Assistant Ready to Take On New International Challenges

Posted by | 08/10/2012 | Learn from Other Candidates, Profile Interviews, Website News

This enthusiastic English-Portuguese Bilingual has already 5 years experience as an Executive Assistant and in Project Coordination for United Nations Agencies. She is very keen to further develop her international career in this field.

REF 104

Where do you work (city, country)?

São Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil


What is your job title and what industry do you work in?

Program/Project Assistant; Executive Assistant; Coordination Assistant.


How many years of experience do you have in this field?

5 years


What languages do you speak? Has it been helpful in your career and why?

I speak Portuguese, English and some Spanish. It has been really important because I graduated in International Relations and have always worked for multinational companies.


Can you tell us what you do on a daily basis in your job (tasks, activities, responsibilities…)?

I am responsible for communication between the agencies; supporting inter-agency meetings; administration and implementation of operational strategies and projects; implementation of effective internal controls; provide administrative support to the Country Office’s internal and external operational issues; preparation of internal meetings and technical cooperation meetings, taking notes and minutes.


If anything, what would you change about your job?



Would you recommend others to do the same job? why?

Yes, it is an amazing opportunity to learn how international organizations like the UN and multinational companies work and it is motivating to work in a multicultural environment.


How did you start in this industry/career?

I’ve answered a job offer


What qualifications do you have? Has it been helpful to find this job?

I have a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, I have been on Specialization Courses in Human Rights and Project Management, I have more than 5 years of relevant work experience, excellent computer and interpersonal skills.


In your career to date, have you learned any lessons?

Yes, I have learned to manage people, it’s a really important lesson.


Is there something you are very proud of achieving in your career to date?

I am proud of working for the UN. It was a big professional goal of mine.


Do you work well as part of a team? Individually?

I can work very well as part of a team and individually.


What is your salary range?

Around R$ 3.500,00


Do you work long hours? Any other challenges?

Yes, of course, long hours and many challenges.


What is the best thing about your job? The worst thing?

The best thing is to work for an organization that supports peace and development, the worst thing is to be away from home sometimes.


If you could, what would you do differently if you were starting your career now?

I would start to learn foreign languages as early as possible.


What are your objectives for the future?

Grow internationally, have an international career and be fluent in more languages.


What companies would you like to work for?

Coca Cola Foundation, Human Rights Watch, UNHRC and other UN agencies.


Why do you think a company would benefit from recruiting you?

I am a very qualified professional with a broad vision. I am excellent at team work and I have years of relevant work experience.


Would you relocate to another City? To another Country?



Is there anything else you want to add about yourself?

I am a very motivated professional



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