Program Assistant at Abt Associates

Source: The Guardian 20 June 2016

USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening Project
Job Opportunity: PS3 Program Assistant

The purpose of USAID’s five-year Public Sector Strengthening (PS3) in Tanzania activity is to strengthen existing Government of Tanzania (GOT) systems at national and local levels to improve service delivery across sectors. PS3 will provide support at the national level for finalization and operationalization of key strategies, policies, and guidelines. Efforts at the level of Local Government Authority (LGA) will focus on translating national guidance into action, while informing the national dialogue based on LGA-level realities on the ground. PS3 will accommodate the multi-sectoral nature of LGAs to promote inclusive and evidenced-based planning, management, and implementation of services. 

Duration, Location and Nature of Assignment:
The appointment will be for 3 years, subject to probationary period and performance and extendable as necessary to reflect ultimate completion date of the project. The Program Assistant will work from the PS3 headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  He/she will also be required to travel to other regions where the project is implemented, as may be needed.

Job Description for PS3 Program Assistant:
The Program Assistant will work under direct supervision of the Communication & Knowledge Management Advisor, and provide assistance to the overall implementation of PS3 at the office headquarters, and the regions.  This assistance includes to:

1. Collect and compile reports from all the 13 PS3regions 
2. Organize, fileand manageall project-related documents
3. Draft official project letters 
4. Support PS3 team leaders in communication and coordination with GOT 
5. Draft success stories and take project pictures asnecessary
6. Translate various documents from Kiswahili to English and vice-versa

o Degree in either Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Administration, or any other related field;
o Experience in administration-related work, such as organizing and filing;
o Strong communication skills, including ability to speak and write in English;
o Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking at national regional and LGAlevels (public sector, private sector, NGOs and local community based organizations); 
o Experience working with international and/or  donor organizations Proven written, analytical, presentation and reporting skills and demonstrated computing skills; 

Please submit your updated CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter to this e-mail address:
Include your personal e-mail address and mobile number.  Personal visits or phone calls to this office are discouraged.      
Applications received after July 3, 2016, will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications should only be sent to the email provided, and be addressed to:

Chief of Party
USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3)
P.O. Box 32444
Dar es Salaam
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