Project Mangement Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Grade FSN-9 equivalent to basic rate of ZMW 220,643.00 – ZMW 353,015.00 per year, plus other benefits ZMW / Year ZMK / Month

Website USAID Zambia

The Project Management Assistant is assigned to provide support to Contracting Officers Representatives/Agreement Officer’s Representatives (COR/AORs) and/or Activity Managers responsible for substantive Health programs/projects/activities within the Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Division of the Health Office and, in most cases, will have Activity Manager responsibility for specific activities and small awards. Within the Division/Branch/ Unit of assignment the Assistant is assigned to participate in the work of the organization by supporting CORs/AORs/ Activity Managers in order to increase output and efficiency in meeting Health Office, USAID, and USG goals and objectives. The Assistant’s tasks may include support to project design, budgeting, compliance, performance monitoring and evaluation, and project closeout. S/he conducts a variety of complex research, analysis and reporting, and supports internal cross- cutting efforts and external coordination. In the absence of any COR/AOR/Activity Manager, the Assistant may be assigned to receive calls, answer non-technical questions, and refer more technical program/project/activity questions to professional staff. Work includes a variety of research, reporting, communication, monitoring, and analytical duties, and coordinating work with the CORs/AORs/Activity Managers, Division Chiefs, the Health Office Chief, other Mission technical officers, interagency contacts, and Government of Zambia (GRZ) and NGO counterparts.

Open to:

This is a Cooperating Country National (“CCN”) position. CCN means an individual who is a Zambian citizen, or a non-Zambian citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Who we are:

The U.S. Agency for International Development is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. We are a diverse organization with colleagues from over 5 countries. By joining us in the city of Lusaka, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding, and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

What USAID offers:

We want your time at USAID to be a rewarding and career-enriching experience. We offer an agile and flexible working environment with hybrid working opportunities including home office (where applicable). To support our international applicants, we offer relocation support that extends to your dependent family members. In addition, thanks to our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including support for working families including education allowances (where applicable). Finally, we offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to the international development and the opportunity to collaborate with passionate experts from all over the world.

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