Project Support Associate

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United States of America
Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Closing date: 31 Jan 2021

The Project Support Associate (PA) assists with the smooth operation of project and program activities by coordinating programmatic information and providing

logistical support to Project Support Officers. S/he works with several project teams and is responsible for day-to-day coordination of project specific activities.

This position provides the opportunity to develop project management skills and experience in a large international NGO while providing essential coordination and support to project staff.

Administrative Support (20%)

  • Develop and maintain project pending lists and meeting agendas.
  • Schedule, attend, and document project team meetings.
  • Coordinate with and assist other project Associates to ensure adequate coverage during the absence of another Project Associate (i.e., vacation).

Procurement, Finance, Contracts (25%)

  • Prepare Purchase Requests for project items to be procured in the US
  • Adhere to MSH’s Procurement Integrity and Business Ethics standards in all activities.
  • Review and preliminarily process invoices from consultants, subcontractors, and vendors for a timely submission to MSH Accounting in accordance with project requirements and MSH procedures.
  • Assist in tracking and documenting project deliverables, maintain deliverables calendar.
  • Assist in documenting, collecting, and tracking cost-share opportunities, as needed.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of project coding.
  • Track project accruals for home office expenses.

Project Implementation Support

  • Maintain responsibility for file management, dissemination of programmatic and team information, and contribute to MSH knowledge, programs, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate communications material management, printing, and assembly.
  • Draft, edit, and translate reports, success stories, newsletter articles, presentations, and other project documents as requested.
  • Update MSH’s intranet and other repositories with key project documents.
  • As requested/assigned, support online learning/exchange forums, document development and research.
  • Provide support to Talent Acquisition from recruitment start-up to new hire phase.
  • Manage logistical arrangements for candidate interviews: establish interviewer and candidate availability, schedule meetings via Google Calendar, provide logistical support for meetings on-site and coordinate travel arrangements where necessary.

Travel Arrangement (20%)

  • Coordinate travel arrangements related to HPG or PHT project activities and ensure that all travel arrangements are in compliance with USAID and donor regulations and MSH procedures.
  • Provide travellers with Memorandum of Engagement or Consultant Agreement prior to departure.
  • Track and document donor approvals, trip reports, and other travel related information in project files.
  • Review traveller advance requests, travel requests, and TEFs to ensure compliance with MSH travel policy.


Required: Bachelor's degree

Preferred: Master's degree


Required: two (2) years' work experience

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in computer skills for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentations (Microsoft Office applications preferred); and a willingness to learn new software packages.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Excellent written and verbal language skills in English
  • Professional proficiency, written and oral, in French, Spanish or other relevant language preferred.


  • Administrative skills, excellent written and verbal communication
  • Action Oriented, Customer Focus, experiential learn willing to learn on the job.

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