Office Administrative Assistant Job Opportunity at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title: Office Administrative Assistant

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

The Makerere University Walter-Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-governmental, non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 by a memorandum of understanding between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the advancement of Military Medicine and Makerere University for purposes of undertaking medical research in development of HIV vaccines and has recently increased its portfolio to include vaccines for Ebola and Marburg in addition to surveillance of influenza and influenza-like viruses in humans and animals.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

·         A degree in humanitarian studies, or it’s equivalent.
·         A minimum of 2 years experience at the Front Desk.
·         Excellent telephone manners.
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Highly organized, sensitive to detail and self motivated.
·         High level of integrity
·         Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Receive Volunteers/Visitors and put them in contact with appropriate person/department.
·         Receive incoming calls cheerfully and courteously and direct them to the appropriate staff members.
·         Take messages accurately and refer to person/department involved.
·         Keep written log of all messages, visitors, deliveries etc
·         Receive mail, packages etc and refer to designated locations.
·         Maintain an awareness of the location of personnel and activities of the Project so as to be able to make accurate referrals.
·         Maintenance of the reception area in a clean and professional manner.
·         Assist in preparation of meetings and trainings when requested.
·         Assist in up-dating the office notice board.
·         Assist MUWRP staff with photocopying services.
·         Ensure that Laboratory and clinic coats are cleaned and delivered on time.
·         Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisors.
How to apply:
Applications, including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and letters from two referees should be addressed to the;

The Human Resource Administrator
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Plot 42, Nakasero Road, P.O Box 16524, Kampala

Not later than May 25, 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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