Career Opportunities

Program Assistant

Location: Jinja, Uganda | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 03/17/2017
Job Description: 

The Program Assistant will provide support to project staff with the overall aim of ensuring smooth functioning of operations and project activities. S/he is an integral part of the administrative team and will work closely with senior and technical staff to ensure project needs are met.

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 31st March, 2017 at 12:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA


Job Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare invitations for trainings and workshops and follow-up with participants as needed
  • Support preparation of materials and logistics for outside trainings, workshops, and special events
  • Develop checklist for required training materials and equipment with technical lead and prepare corresponding requests
  • Ensure training teams have required materials and equipment packed prior to training and returned to stores/inventory following the training
  • Prepare and distribute per diem and transportation payments to training participants and organize required supporting documentation
  • Manage logistics for meetings and workshops including organization of lunch/tea, preparation of the meeting space/equipment, welcome participants, and materials preparation
  • Maintain electronic and paper files of program communications, materials, and health unit specific documents
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor and other senior staff
Job Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Management, Business, Social Science, or other relevant field
  • At least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in office administration
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software desired
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy highly desirable
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills desired
  • Oral and written English language fluency preferred
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.