Assistant to the CEO
What's your favourite pair?
Your best Levi's? Macaroni & cheese? Simon and Garfunkel?
At Rhino Africa, our favourite pair is our duo of co-CEOs, David Ryan and Guido Dunckel. They've led us to the pinnacle of the African travel industry and have overseen the growth of a start-up into "Africa's Leading Luxury Safari Company", as recognized by the World Travel Awards for the last four years in a row.
We've long since recognized that two heads are better than one, and now we're offering the chance for one recent graduate or ambitious young professional to learn this for themselves: as Guido Dunckel's right hand person.
As Assistant to the CEO at Rhino Africa, you will enter the business at executive level, offering you the opportunity to gain insight and experience in every department that comprises an continental leader. From Digital Marketing to Web Development and Finance, you will have the chance to work with, and learn from, the best. Your benchmark would be perfection, covering responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
You appreciate the importance of simple and clear communication - understanding and making yourself understood is key. You are appreciative of specific and constructive criticism and can handle a steep learning curve. Your emotional intelligence allows you to communicate effectively with people on any level. You remember people and their names and you understand the importance of excellent conduct and nurturing professional relationships. You are not afraid to ask questions and are bold in communicating your well-thought-out ideas and opinions.
You are a fast learner and have natural business acumen. You will quickly learn the intricacies of our industry and the vision and mission of our business. You are resourceful and have a good understanding of numbers and figures. You are able to conduct research or compile a report or presentation under time pressure. Excellent command of Excel, Google Apps and PowerPoint is key. You may also be called upon to conduct research for personal tasks, taking control of the end-to-end process entirely to produce a satisfiable outcome.
Planning & Execution
You are a gifted planner. You are analytical and understand the complexity of projects, timelines and schedules and are able to plan the agenda of your CEO. You manage correspondence and schedules, prioritise tasks, write reports, summarise and circulate meeting minutes etc. At times you might be called upon to manage presentations or projects for high level business people. These assignments will conjure up your creative and precise copywriting abilities and draw on your hidden (or not so hidden) talent for digital design.
We are looking for an energetic and personable Assistant with a sense of humor and a strong backbone, as well as:
- A Bachelor/Postgraduate degree in Business, Social Science or a related field (if you feel your qualification is relevant for the role, tell us why!)
- Maximum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience
- A sense of personal discretion and accountability
- A detail-oriented nature and a penchant for organization and administration
- Excellent communication skills
- High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Google Suite
- Flexibility in terms of time and place (working with a CEO is rarely an 9-5 job)
Find out more about this role here.
Please note that only previously disadvantaged South African candidates (PDIs) will be considered for this position.
As Assistant to the CEO at Rhino Africa, you will enter the business at executive level, offering you the opportunity to gain insight and experience in every department that comprises an industry leader. From Digital Marketing to Web Development and Finance, you will have the chance to work with, and learn from, the best.
Standard benefits include:
- R12,000 - R16,000 monthly CTC
- A culture of open and direct communication and honest feedback
- Competitive salary and 20 days paid vacation
- The Rhino Cafe, offering subsidized freshly ground coffee and gourmet meals
- Office space in the heart of Cape Town, one of the world's top destinations