Planning & organizing:
Ability to develop clear objectives in accordance with agreed upon strategies;
To identify tasks and activities that have to be dealt with as a matter of priority;
To adjust priorities if required; to allocate appropriate time and resources to completing tasks; To anticipate risks and to adopt corrective measures in the course of planning and executing activities;
To use time in an effective manner.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, solicits input by genuinely valuing new ideas and expertise;
Willingness to learn from others; place team agenda before personal agenda; support and act in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
Share credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings; ability to work with a small team of professional staff;
Flexible approach and willingness to assist with a variety of other tasks.
Very good communication skills, including the ability to draft policy, studies and communications to various counterparts and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner; Ability to listen to others, correctly interpreting messages from others and responding appropriately; demonstrating openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.