Admin Jobs – Program Assistant at PATH

Job Title:   Program Assistant
Organisation: PATH
Project Name:  Sayana Press Project
Funding Source:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Tracking Code: 7824
About US:
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative
innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and
children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs,
diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our
entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion
for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation
to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle
their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that
disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About Sayana Press Project:
The Sayana Press Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Sayana Press
(SP) is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive. The project facilitates the
introduction of Sayana Press through existing delivery channels in four African
countries – Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. Research on the new
delivery mode of Sayana Press self-injection in Senegal and Uganda is underway.
A new project will launch in January 2017 to generate evidence and guidance
that decision-makers and implementers in Uganda and beyond can use to advance
self-injection programs. This work will provide insights on how to design and
implement self-injection programs that are cost-efficient but still achieve
client proficiency and satisfaction; reach a range of women and adolescents
through multiple channels; and ensure acceptability among health providers
across multiple channels. The principal results of this new project will be
optimal self-injection program components that can advance scalable and
replicable self-injection programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
Job Summary: The Program
Assistant will support the Sayana Press Project through the provision of
administrative support to the project team across workstreams, including
photocopying, scheduling meetings, filing, preparing training materials
(flipcharts and participant folders) and assist with completion of administrative
forms as required, including procurement request forms, check requests, meal
conference forms, contribute directly through research, analysis, and/or
writing to various types of reports, analyses, timelines, and presentations
using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and MS Project.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
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Offer administrative support to the Sayana Press
project team across workstreams, including photocopying, scheduling meetings,
filing, preparing training materials (flipcharts and participant folders).
·        
Handling invitations for meetings and events,
preparing invitation & reminder letters, booking meeting and training
venues, managing and organizing drivers’ schedules, and field support for
trainings as needed.
·        
Internalize project workplan and anticipate
administrative needs to support implementation, evaluation, and communication
and dissemination workstreams.
·        
Offer support in the completion of
administrative forms as required, including procurement request forms, check
requests, meal conference forms, etc.
·        
Assist in managing Project Manager’s
scheduling/calendar and other communications.
·        
Regularly attend team meetings, take notes and
follow up on action items.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the PATH International
Program Assistant career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree, or
Associate’s degree.
·        
At least four years’ directly related
experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
·        
Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office
suite and additional software is a requirement.
·        
Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
·        
Excellent verbal and written communications
skills.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills.
·        
Well organized, work well under deadlines,
flexible/adaptable to changing priorities.
·        
Proactively seek solutions to challenges that
arise, and ask for assistance when needed.
·        
Demonstrated ability to work well with a team.
·        
Ability to take direction and work autonomously
on well-defined tasks.
·        
The applicant must have legal authorization to
work in Uganda.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the
link below.
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