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  • Posted on: 22 November, 2018 Deadline: 29 November, 2018
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  • 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:

    Operation Assistant


    Job ID: 13-10362

    Grade: C

    Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

    Dept/Unit: TEGGEN - Technical Excellence Group

    Project/Program: A577 - PMI

    Reports To: Operations Manager


    • The Operations Assistant is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of logistic provided by the operations manager by providing clerical support.
    • She or he works with the Operations Manager to make hotel and airline arrangements, provide assistance to staff in need of visas, assist Expats and TCN in obtaining Nigerian resident visas, coordinate the arrangement of materials and equipment as specified in the activity profiles and provide assistance to assure shipments to the projects clear customs in a timely manner.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Arrange hotel for Nigerian staff, participants, consultants who are coming to Abuja for assignments
    • Arrange hotel for TDY staff coming to assist Nigeria teams
    • Assist staff in obtaining visas for international travel
    • Assist in making international and local travel arrangements
    • Arrange for telephones and internet modems for TDY and new staff, as the case may be
    • Provide assistance and follow up to Expats and TCNs on obtaining Nigerian resident VISAS
    • Assist in organizing for the dispatch of goods and equipment whenever required and ensure that packing list, waybills and export documentations where necessary are prepared and ensure that shipping details are communicated in writing promptly to the receiver
    • Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked and Meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update the records regularly
    • Arrange spaces for new employees making sure the availability of desks, chairs etc. are ready for them to use on the start day
    • Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making sure that materials, equipment, etc required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity
    • Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
    • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
    • Monitor and ensure compliance

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent relevant experience.
    • Verbal and written language skills in English required
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative
    • Ability to learn complex program procedures.
    • Good typing skills. Good memo composition and editing skills. Good computer skills with sound knowledge of commonly used application software
    • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks
    • Able to work independently by managing priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices
    • Excellent command of written and verbal English
    • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction
    • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point 2007 and knowledge of Photoshop. Learn and become proficient in the firm’s management system (Applied) and other carrier software or websites, as needed
    • Ability to Multi task and organize ongoing projects, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks
    • Consistently looks for ways to help support.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Management Sciences For Health - MSH career website on to apply

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