Project Assistant Non-profit Jobs – Advance Afrika

Job Title:    Project Assistant
Organization: Advance Afrika
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager,
TECOMA
About US:
Advance Afrika is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes sustainable livelihoods for young people.
The organisation aims at
contributing to a safe and
free society that upholds the dignity of every person through innovative approaches of creating opportunities for sustainable livelihoods
through skills and entrepreneurship development.
About Project:
Advance Afrika is working in partnership with Teso Enterprise Consulting and Marketing Association (TECOMA); a nongovernmental organisation operating in Soroti
district. TECOMA is implementing
programs in Soroti district
that improve the livelihoods and health of vulnerable persons through promoting good practices such as Moringa production to improve their livelihood
and living conditions. The
project is called “Moringa Value Chain Development for food security and
sustainable livelihoods.”
Job Summary: The Project
Assistant performs
a variety of administrative,
coordination and logistical support services in the operations of the program, and assists
with information management.
The incumbent will assist the Program Manager in developing and monitoring
achievement of strategic and operational
plans
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide the Program Manager with
    administrative support;
    aiming to reduce his workload and provide valued, practical support
  • Act as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for TECOMA’s
    programs; ensuring that best practice
    systems and procedures are developed and implemented
  • Assist the Programs Manager in Communications and Advocacy activities that will influence key stakeholders to support the
    achievement of TECOMA’s strategic goals
  • Provide support in the development of new
    business ideas and opportunities;
    Help develop and implement strategic sales plans
  • Tasked with identifying and communicating client needs, competitors and general market trends
  • Deliver sales presentations/proposals to prospective clients
  • Responsible to track project changes and
    produces updated site based schedules as agreed with program management.
    Gathers all project information;
    schedules data requests, assignments, tasks and project meetings. Works with project team
    to understand and assist with tracking all work, task and project
    assignments
  • Works closely with the Program Manager to
    coordinate work activities, meet deadlines, and
    provide support where needed; and perform other related duties in accordance with
    instructions from team
    members
  • Develop and manage client and agency relationships
  • Responsible for assisting with sales/marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Works closely with members of other host
    organizations to
    coordinate logistical
    arrangements for workshops that take place in different regions
  • Prepares training/workshop/conference kits
    or information packages
    and sends material to participants
    in a timely manner
  • Work closely with administration staff and other outside
    agencies regarding conferences, meetings
    and trainings on services including venue, travel, hotels, and Catering
    Services staff or provision of any other logistics
  • Perform any other duties as prescribed by
    the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in marketing,
    Entrepreneurship, Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least three years’ experience in marketing
  • Proven ability to produce results within
    tight deadlines in a very busy environment
  • Ability to interact respectfully within a
    geographically dispersed multicultural team composed of international and
    national personnel
  • Excellent computer skills with expertise in excel, word,
    PowerPoint and outlook
  • Ability to write clear and concise
    reports; good spoken and written English
  • Analytical skills and decision making
    ability
  • Prior experience working with partner
    organizations
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to submit a letter of motivation (one page), an updated CV and
academic credentials via E-mail to: jobs@advanceafrika.org
Deadline: 6th October
2017 by 5:00pm

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