Entry Level Program Associate USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Job Title:   Program Associate (Entry Level USAID Project Jobs)   

Organisation: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief of Party


About US:

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals aged communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.


About USAID Project:

Background John Snow, Incorporated (JSI) is seeking a Program Associate for a five-year USAID-funded U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity (PUMRA). PUMRA aims to improve the survival and wellbeing of Uganda’s most vulnerable pregnant women and children in selected regions. The Activity will work with the Government of Uganda to improve technical, managerial, financial, and leadership capacity at all levels of the health system.


Job Summary:  The Program Associate will provide project management and coordination support in consultation with the Senior Management team. This position will work with the Admin team and COP to coordinate logistics for internal and external meetings and ensure effective and timely communication within the team for timely action


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility of preparing and sharing activity calendar of events, update and share an electronic calendar weekly as activities are scheduled or modified.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of events and meetings held both internally and externally with partners including sending invitations and reminders to ensure full participation by the relevant team members.
  • Take minutes during all these engagements and ensure they are shared with the appropriate stakeholders for action.
  • Working closely with the Communications Manager, compile and update program status update reports for review and submission by the Chief of Party to the donor on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinate with staff and file in a central Activity folder all final copies of program reports, official communication, final documents including presentations made at various meetings and conferences.
  • In collaboration with the technical team, match project implementation with the work plan and agreed actions every week and flag areas of action.
  • Provide logistical support to program teams including coordinating travel arrangements for consultants, visiting teams from both JSI HQ and Consortium Partners; and planning and organizing Activity events and meetings.
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a University degree in a relevant field, such as Social Administration, Business Administration, Business Economics, Development studies
  • Two to three years of experience working as an Admin or project support staff, preferably with international projects or any fast paced work environment;
  • Good skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good communications, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and past international development sector experience is an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs with cover letters to: pumrajobs@jsi.com


Deadline: 8th August 2022.


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