The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the new Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project to increase the use of priority health services by strengthening health finance and governance systems in low- and middle-income countries.
The HFG team, led by
Abt Associates, brings significant experience working with Ministries of
Health and partners at all levels of the health system to build country
capacity to expand access to health care, particularly to HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis, malaria, and reproductive health services.
To increase the use of health services and improve health
outcomes, countries need strong health systems that are well-managed and
country-financed. HFG, a five year (2013-2017) project, will support country
partners to implement innovative and catalytic activities that advance their
health system priorities.
Abt Associates therefore seeks a qualified candidate to
support the general operations of the HFG Nigeria team in Abuja.
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Work under the supervision of the Senior Technical
Advisor and Finance and Administration Manager to oversee and manage all
office procedures and other tasks as assigned by the staff, including but
not limited to:
Oversee all aspects of general office coordination
Maintain office calendar to coordinate work flow and
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff
and agency information.
Interact with client, vendors and visitors.
Make travel arrangements for staff.
Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and
Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office
Support staff in assigned project based work.
Assist with overall maintenance of the organization and
Other duties as assigned by staff.
Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate staff
Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence.
including faxes and email.
Sign for and distribute delivered packages.
Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine
Perform general clerical duties to include, but not
limited to: copying, faxing, mailing and filing of organizational
documents, records and reports.
Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences.
Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team
(3+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination
of education and experience.
At least three (3) years of experience in general office
responsibilities and procedures.
Ability to work well when alone or as part of a team.
Ability to operate standard office equipment. including
but not limited to, computers, telephone systems, calculators, copiers and
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Good writing, analytical and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of principles and practices of basic
accounting, records management, organization, planning, and general office
Ability to communicate effectively.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter
detailing suitability to the job requirements and CV all in a single document
with Finance Assistant as the subject to: email@example.com within
2 weeks of this publication.