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Program Assistant at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. 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.

Job Title: 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.

Location: Ebonyi

Closing Date
28th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as on single word document to: [email protected] The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.


  • Applicants that do not adhere to the stated format of application will be disqualified. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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