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Abt started on his journey in a small Cambridge office to create a place where innovation, bold thinking and creativity could tackle the toughest social issues of the day. Almost 50 years later, Abt Associates has grown into a global company of more than 2,700 employees with offices around the world. Although the company has changed and grown far beyond its early days, one thing remains constant:
Abtâs mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. â See more at: http://www.abtassociates.com/about-us.aspx#sthash.YteGubbV.dpuf
Job Status: Full Time Job,
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
A Project Assistant (PA) supports one or more Technical Specialists and/or the Project Director in carrying out technical project work. In addition may support:National Program Managerâs Office:
â¢ Will develop and operationalize an effective and efficient management system to ensure proper functioning of the NPMâs office.
â¢ Play a pivotal role of effectively coordinating all Programmatic and Administrative activities within the NPM office including but not limited to : Activity scheduling with Client (DFID), Partner (FMOH) and other development partners, and PATHS2 key technical, program and operational teams; managing of communication flow in and out of the NPMâs office;
â¢ Will ensure that the NPM is up to date with the major breaking program and administrative issues
â¢ Works closely with the NPM to produce Technical briefs
â¢ Attends strategic meetings, ensure effective coverage and prompt reporting and dissemination of outcomes to relevant persons/institutions/departments.
â¢ Research technical issues and help develop power point presentation slides and draft speeches where appropiate
Senior Management Team (SMT):
â¢ Ensure effective coordination and scheduling of SMT meetings
â¢ Ensures the regular meetings of the SMT holds and is documented regularly and decisions communicated promptly to appropriate staff/institutions/departments.
â¢ Provide technical oversight and mentoring to the Program Assistants working with SMT and the Technical team
â¢ Develop effective coordinating mechanism for SMTs
â¢ Ensures smooth, prompt and adequate information flow between the SMT members
â¢ Ensure effective coordination of activities between the NPM and DNPMCommunication:
â¢ Ensures effective communication with the client (DFID); primary partners (FMOH and the 4 SMOHs); key partners, the technical team members, Admin and Finance; Donors/development partners and Abt headquarters
â¢ Manage and maintain executivesâ schedules
â¢ Participates in Change management committee as well as Think Tank group.
â¢ Prepare meeting notes, reports, memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
â¢ Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
â¢ Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
â¢ Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
â¢ File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.
â¢ Maintain database of technical presentations, briefs, reports and media briefs.
â¢ A minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Business or other relevant field.
â¢ 2 years of experience assisting senior executives and managing their offices
â¢ Project support/back-stopping, Health and international experience are strongly preferred.
â¢ Demonstrated experience and interest in Health sector and policy issues and international development.
â¢ Strong organizational Skills
â¢ Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
â¢ Team player with the ability to multi-task.
â¢ Proficiency in MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint.Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
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