Project Management Assistant at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Management Assistant

Ref Id: R678

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Job Type: Full-time

Overview

  • The Project Management Assistant will work in close collaboration with the Senior Project Officer (SPO), project staff, and project partners on all aspects of project management and implementation.
  • S / he supports the Senior Project Officer to track workplan and budget implementation and project progress against benchmarks.
  • The Assistant will assist the Senior Project Officer in ensuring that the project functions efficiently, providing oversight to all project staff and partners on project management issues.
  • S / he will assist the Senior Procurement Specialist and his team in Global Fund Malaria project related procurements of goods and services; in terms of reviewing purchase requests against budgets and approved Activity Profiles, etc.
  • Additionally, s / he will assist the Senior Project Officer in assuring that all project activities are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

Responsibilities

Project Management, Partner and Donor Relations:

In collaboration with the Senior Project Officer and the in-country team, the Project Management Assistant will:

  • Support the SPO in budget monitoring to ensure those project activities are implemented in compliance with approved budget.
  • Assist the SPO to prepare/review workplans, activity schedules and monitor implementation of the project’s Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP)
  • Responsible for filing of all activity reports in both hard & soft copies
  • Assist in the project’s quality assurance process
  • Support in knowledge management activities, including documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and activity reports.
  • Assist in monitoring project activities implementation against target and the use of resources.
  • Assist in developing Quarterly Program narrative donor reports
  • Assist in preparing monthly activity variance explanations to monthly financial reports

Project Technical Support:

In collaboration with the Senior Project Officer and the in-country team, the Project Management Assistant will:

  • Document key demand-side barriers to service and work to develop innovative interventions to overcome those barriers.
  • Support the process of engagement of consultants as may be needed and ensure the quality and timeliness of the process.
  • Support project-wide meetings and itineraries
  • Support meetings, including quarterly program review meetings, other GFM program meetings, workshops, and trainings:
  • Work with the Operations Team to organize venues, travels and other logistics for project activities
  • Take notes / minutes at internal / external project related meetings circulate to participants in a timely manner.

Qualifications

  • University degree / HND in International Development, Health Economics / Secretarial / Administrative Studies, Accounting / Finance, Business Administration, a health-related field or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in administrative or project support.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
  • Training, development and facilitation skills.
  • Program management skills.
  • Demonstrated coordination and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to work with multiple teams.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Diligence, thoroughness and an eye for detail are essential.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

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