Executive Assistant – Yalelo

Yalelo is a leading supplier and pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. Founded in 2011, we have grown quickly to become the leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. We breed and grow our tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sell our product fresh nation-wide.

We are seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Production Director in using his time as effectively as possible by undertaking a wide range of administrative and organizational tasks as well as miscellaneous projects on his behalf.

Executive Assistant Responsibilities

  • Electronic and hard copy correspondence management
  • Diary and Schedule Management
  • Undertake secretarial duties such as answering and screening phone calls, taking messages and attending to visitor hospitality for the Production Director
  • Meeting coordination: agenda preparation, room set up, minute taking and distribution of meeting minutes
  • Make travel arrangements, including flight bookings, transportation, and organize lodging for Directors, investors and business visitors
  • Maintain an electronic filing system, ensuring processes and software are up to date and in good working order

  • Manage projects and follow-up with team members where required
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with relevant departments and teams
  • Offer general support to Production Director & Executive Members as and when required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related (preferred)
  • Corporate background/work experience in a professional setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented (values doing things properly)
  • Strong communicator (verbal and written), including professional written communication
  • Resourceful, persistent, problem-solver

  • Independent worker with personal initiative, able to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible hours when required
  • Can-do attitude and professional presentation
  • Willing to live and work in Siavonga


To apply for this job email your CV and Cover letter to careers@yalelo.com

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