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Administrative Assistant Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:  Administrative Assistant

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Job Code: ADAX002

Reports to: Development Manager


About US:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.


Job Summary:  The administrative assistant will provide Finance, IT, Administrative, and Secretarial support to the ECSACOP Secretariat office, as appropriate. The administrative assistant will provide support to the Program Manager and Development Manager in the implementation of the program and management and accounting of funds; manage communications with the Fellows and Trainees through the SUMAC database and ensure proper documentation/utilization of any assets and equipment.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support day to day activities in the Secretariat office.
  • Schedule and coordinate all appointments and meetings for ECSACOP staff, Council and other stakeholders as required.
  • Collation of all documents for Meetings of the College Council and the Annual General Meeting
  • Provide logistical support to the College in the implementation of activities in line with approved program work plans.
  • Provide support to the College Council in preparing meeting documents
  • Provide support to the College AGM
  • Maintain the office petty cash.
  • Develop accountabilities for activity funds.

Filing and storage of institutional documents

  • Take, disseminate and keep records of minutes of all College meetings.
  • Maintain an updated archive of all College documents.

Fellowship subscriptions

  • Manage the registration of new Fellows
  • Manage all scheduled communications to the College Fellows
  • Maintain and continually update records of Fellows, Trainees and other College Contacts within the College Database, SUMAC
  • Update and maintain payment details of all ECSACOP Fellows


  • Maintain the College website and ensure content is accurate and up to date.
  • Manage incoming communications through the official ECSACOP email:
  • Develop and disseminate College newsletters and other College communication.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or other related fields.
  • At least three years of experience working in Administration in a public, private sector or international NGO environment
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and can work in a team
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, the internet and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Learn and take on assignments of a specialist nature.
  • Effective report writing and verbal communication skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th August 2022


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