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29 Nov 2018

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Job Description

DUTY STATION: Lusaka

REPORTING TO: Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced, proactive project assistant to work collaboratively with our team on specific short and long-term projects. In this role, you will oversee tasks delegated to you by the project manager, coordinate with all necessary vendors and service providers, and generally ensure that the project is moving forward on time.

You will need to be highly organized, adaptable, and able to prioritize tasks while working independently. The ability to motivate others and keep them on task in a positive and encouraging manner is also a must-have skill in this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the project manager and team to maximize productivity
  • Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • Organize and monitor schedules and see that deadlines are met
  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside consultants efficiently
  • Report updates verbally and in written form to the Project Manager
  • Help discern requirements and assign tasks to team members
  • Complete any necessary administrative tasks, such as research and email
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients’ needs and confidentiality continuously

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Diploma in a relevant field required
  • Additional certifications that exemplify a desire for continued education preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant work experience in the industry
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Able to proactively address potential issues
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Significant hands-on experience with industry-specific software
  • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude
  • Positive and encouraging personality
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to team’s success
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment

 

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How to Apply

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to [email protected] The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th November 2018. Please do not send scanned copies of your educational qualifications at this stage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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