Project Assistant NIPN Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job
Title:         
 Project
Assistant
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: National
Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
and Administration Officer
About US:
The National
Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of Government of
Uganda and the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department
for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation being
implemented in selected countries including Uganda. Therefore, the Delegation
of the European Union in Uganda has funded a project to establish a Uganda
National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN). The initiative aims to strengthen
National capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform
policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors that could contribute to
better nutrition for the Ugandan population. This process requires analysis of
current policies and programmes to identify issues; a systematic review of
existing information both Internationally and Nationally on the issue
identified; and, when useful, the analysis of existing data from Uganda to shed
light on nutrition. The project is being implemented by the Office of the Prime
Minister (OPM) in partnership with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), and
in collaboration with all the sectors involved in the Uganda Nutrition Action
Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support and assist the implementation, management and maintenance of
    the project office to be set up under the Office of the Prime Minister.
  • Support all aspects of project administration and financial
    management: disbursing funds to partner organisations; collating technical
    and financial information for reporting; arranging participation in
    meetings, conferences and training courses; and liaising with the project
    funding agency and with partner organisations.
  • Closely monitor the implementation of the project against the
    project proposal and against an annual project work plan, and will track
    achievements against planned milestones and deliverables.
  • Participate in the establishment of a project management unit; and
    NIPN Project management committee
  • Support the work of the Senior Policy Advisor, Finance and
    Administration Officer and all staff in the project office for smooth
    running of day to day project activities, as required.
  • Provide support to project partners for organising meetings, writing
    meeting reports, organising local and international travel, registration
    for courses

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Business Administration and
    Management, Secretarial studies, Office management from a recognised
    university
  • Five years of experience of successful professional experience as
    Project Administrative Assistant or Team Assistant in a related field
  • A high level of familiarity with Microsoft Office is required
    including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • An ability to work in a team and in networks
  • Excellent organisation skills, a rigorous approach and the ability
    to work autonomously and get things done
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and to meet strict
    deadlines
  • Leadership and Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to treat information with the required level of
    confidentiality
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
How to Apply:
Application to be
accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic
transcripts, at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your
current or previous employer, passport photo, contacts both Mobile and Email,
should be addressed to:
The Permanent
Secretary,
Office of the Prime
Minister New Government,
Block Plot 9-11
Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341,
Kampala.
The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister .
Note:
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically
lead to disqualification of a candidate.
Deadline: 19th November 2018
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