Fresher Program Assistant US Non-profit Jobs – Jhpiego

Job Title:    
Program Assistant
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Jhpiego is a US international
non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University.
For over 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the
needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts,
governments and community leaders to provide high quality healthcare to their
people. Jhpiego also develops strategies to help countries care for themselves
by training competent heath care workers, strengthening health systems and
improving delivery of care.
About Project:
Jhpiego is the
implementing partner for the East Africa Accelerator Hub for an exciting
project called The Challenge Initiative (TCI) – known as Tupange Pamoja in East
Africa. The project is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive
Health, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is a multifaceted program
focused on the rapid expansion of urban family planning programs worldwide but
with focus on the largest cities in Asia and Africa. TCI is an ambitious
program that leverages a matching challenge fund mechanism to provide incentives
for the rapid scale up of urban family planning programs through a framework of
accountability measures, demand driven participation of cities, and technical
support via at least four regional accelerator hubs.
Job Summary: The
Program Assistant will serve as a member of the Challenge Initiative technical,
management and implementation teams and will help manage the administrative,
financial, logistical and programmatic tasks required for Jhpiego programs.
This includes assisting with program administration including scheduling meetings,
preparation or editing of program reports, and power point presentations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate must hold a basic university degree in social
    sciences or a health related field; Additional postgraduate / certifications
    are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar or related position
  • Self- management is necessary (i.e. motivation, dealing with
    pressure, adaptability).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Ability to handle a variety of different assignments sometimes under
    pressure of deadlines.
  • Be cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable.
  • Ability to coordinate information and logistics for programs and
  • Good team player
  • Basic understanding of MCH, HIV/AIDS, RH/FP and Health related
    issues, with a global focus is necessary.
  • A broad variety of programmatic, administrative, financial, and
    computer skills (including Word Access,
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), which may need to be
    acquired through very quick learning.
  • Experience in team working and multi-cultural staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with
    counterparts in Uganda Ministry of Health, other agencies and
    organizations worldwide
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending an updated resume,
cover letter, and three professional references via E-mail only to: with the position title in the subject line of
your email. Please.
Deadline: 11th June 2018
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