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OSIEA: Health And Rights Programme Assistant

Open Society Initiative For East Africa seeks a dynamic, creative and committed programme assistant. The position reports to the Health & Rights Programme Manager and works regionally. Application deadline: March 31, 2013

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7th March 2013 15:07

Alessia Valenza

OSIEA promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse leaders and groups.


  • Logistic Support: Schedule meeting requests; photocopy, answer e-mail and phone inquiries; schedule travel arrangements; take minutes for meetings; draft correspondence; and organize conference calls; organize and handle meeting logistics
  • Grants Management: Assist programme officer to finalize, input and track grant applications, and to maintain working relationships with grantees
  • Finance: Track program spending. Process bills, monthly credit card reports, and reimbursement requests; Prepare consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expense reports, and coordinate consultants’ travel needs


  • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights in the East African region.
  • Minimum five years prior experience in an administrative/coordination role. Experience in proposal writing and review preferred
  • Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel and databases required) and ability to learn new software applications
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

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COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted

SEARCH CLOSES: March 31, 2013
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