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Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has been working in Malawi since 1999 implementing a wide-range of interventions in maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Current projects include facility and community-based HIV testing services, and HIV prevention.


Location: Lilongwe

Reporting to: Country Director


To provide administrative and secretarial support to the Country Director Jhpiego Malawi office, including scheduling of meetings and appointments, making travel arrangements, photocopying and following up on documents requiring routing and approval, supporting planning across programs, providing support to the functioning of the senior management team and other general secretarial and administrative assistance depending on the needs.


  • A diploma or certificate in secretarial studies from a reputable institution
  • A diploma or certificate in Administration from a reputable institution will be an added advantage
  • At least more than two years’ experience of increasing responsible positions with administration and office management with an international organization.
  • Listening and Communication Skills: following instructions from supervisor, and ability to understand those instructions with little or no follow up. Working independently with a good sense of initiative. Self-management is necessary (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability), as is the ability to project a professional, consistent image. Both internal and external clients must see the Executive Assistant as a person of competence and high integrity, and trust his/ her capability and sense of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in a broad variety of administrative and computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and other Microsoft office applications e.g. writing mail or email communications, transcribing notes, and creating spreadsheets etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, work well with colleagues, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to work long hours where there is need
  • Excellent organizational skills with a service oriented approach.


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and contact details of three (3) traceable referees to the e-mail address:


not later than 6th September, 2019. “Position title must be indicated as the subject”

Jhpiego appreciates all candidates, Malawian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered

Jhpiego Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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