Program Assistant, Infectious Diseases Detection and Surveillance USAID Project Jobs – Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

 

Job Title:    Program Assistant, Infectious
Diseases Detection and Surveillance

Organization:  Clinton Health Access Initiative,
Inc. (CHAI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Clinton Health
Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to
saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income
countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private
sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems
that can succeed without our assistance.

 

About USAID IDDS Project:

Infectious Disease
Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year USAID-funded project with the
following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public
health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in
priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable,
timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2) Improve the quality of real-time
surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including
AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and
innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and
surveillance systems using a One Health approach.

 

Job Summary:  PATH is seeking a Program Assistant to provide
general administrative support (e.g. printing, photocopying, documentation
preparations), support logistics of meetings including setting up project
meetings and taking minutes), coordinate travel, review expense reports,
compile and organize relevant background materials for meetings, support and
coordinate project procurement and monitor implementation of project activities
using an online project management systems like JIRA. This role will also be
responsible for filing and maintaining project documents, distributing supplies
or project materials, assist in disbursing/processing payments for workshops
expenses, per diems and preparation of activity budgets. This position reports
to the Team lead for IDDS based in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       
Support
general administrative work (e.g. printing, photocopying, documentation
preparations, filing and data entry).

·       
Support
and coordinate project procurements.

·       
Tracking
the implementation of project activities using an online project management
system like JIRA.

·       
Capture
minutes at some of the project meetings.

·       
Organize
meetings and workshops and providing logistics support.

·       
Setting
up and managing virtual/online meetings.

·       
Coordinate
travels, review expense reports, compile and organize relevant background
materials for meetings.

·       
Prepare
budgets for project activities.

·       
Distribute
supplies or project materials, assist in disbursing/processing payments for
workshop expenses.

·       
Support
mobile money transactions for meeting participants.

·       
Maintain
an inventory of IDDS field supplies.

·       
Work
closely with the IDDS team lead to plan for implementing activities

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, or
its equivalent in a related field.

·       
At least
three years of experience in the country, with a focus on, supporting projects
in Non-government institution environment.

·       
Experience
in secretarial services.

·       
Experience
in working with International NGOs.

·       
Fluency
in written and spoken English.

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination.

·       
Ability
to travel frequently.

·       
Familiarity
with USG programs and experience residing and working in Uganda are also
preferred.

·       
Must
have legal authorization to work in Uganda.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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