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IMF Recruitment

Staff Assistants

The IMF often seeks applicants for general entry-level support-level positions, such as staff assistants. The role of Staff Assistants is ever evolving. We look for dynamic individuals with writing, office management, computer applications and database management skills.

As a Staff Assistant at the Fund, you may undertake a variety of tasks:

  • Proofread and edit correspondence, research papers, and reports.
  • Take care of the logistics for staff missions (travel arrangements, security clearances, etc).
  • Organize meetings or conferences at headquarters, overseas, and also via videoconference.
  • Provide office support, such as ordering office supplies, and assist staff with administrative matters.
  • Maintain calendars and schedule appointments and meetings.
  • Manage paper and electronic information.

You should have:

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • The ability to pass an online test of office skills given in English.

We are particularly interested in finding bilingual assistants who are native speakers of Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

We typically fill support-level vacancies through contractual appointments (up to an initial period of 12 months). Only candidates physically residing in the local Washington, D.C. area are eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

Administrative positions are typically advertised in our Current Vacancies under the title “Staff Assistants.” You may submit your application for consideration in the ongoing Support Staff Recruitment Program by applying for a general "Staff Assistants” vacancy in the Current Vacancies JobLink. Select the Job Field category "Support: Administrative" for your job search.

If you meet the qualification requirements, upon review of your application, you will be instructed to take the online staff assistant proficiency test. Please note you will not be automatically considered for openings unless you receive an invitation to take the online assessment and you successfully pass it. CEB, a leading provider of pre-employment assessments, administers this test. The assessment has been tailored to the IMF's needs, and include hard and soft skills assessments using computer-adaptive and simulated testing, as well as multiple choice questions. The hard skills assessment includes math, proofreading, typing, vocabulary, Computer literacy, and Word. The soft skills assessment includes client focus, conscientiousness, following instructions, and potential. Please see the frequently asked questions below.