Vacancy for Program Assistant at Jhpiego

 Employment Nigeria 22-Apr-2017 EBONYI , Administrative  

Jhpiego( affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) - In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. 
The project will operate over a five-year period. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:

POSITION : Program Assistant


  • The Program Assistant will manage day-to-day office operations for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • The successful candidate will organize schedules and provide key logistical support for project team members’ travel to project sites. S/he will facilitate distribution of project materials to project sites.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives


  • Bachelors’ Degree in International Public Health, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in coordinating international donor financed projects.
  • Familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures.
  • 2-3 years’ of relevant experience in administrative support of international health projects.
  • Ability to track expenses keep accurate financial records and work within donor budgets.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents.
  • Strong decision making and results oriented approach.
  • Ability to interact skilfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts such as networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria government regulations including immigration, importation, and customs.
  • Experience and understanding of malaria prevention, care and treatment.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines,
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit an application letter and a CV  to: 

The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.

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