Management Sciences for Health

Management Sciences for Health

  • Abuja, FCT

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Overall Responsibilities:

The Administrative Assistant supports the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) and Technical Advisor in the financial and administrative management of the MTaPS Nigeria program.

H/she assists in supporting the implementation of program activities and office management by providing secretarial tasks, scheduling of meetings, transport and logistical assistance, paperwork preparation, procurement of goods and services support, financial duties support, copying, filing and scanning of documentation, follow up with MSH Nigeria support team members, and assists with maintaining efficient office operations.

This position must be aware of and adhere to the MSH Procurement Integrity policy and will assist in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately donor against fraud, loss, or misuse. In this case s/he will be assisting the STA in discharging some duties as per instructions.

Workshops & Trainings

  • Support the STA and team with booking travel and accommodations and support processing authorizations.
  • Support the team by reserving venues, catering needs
  • Support the team with preparing conference/workshop materials or with collecting paperwork from participants or filling out forms, training reports and attendance lists.

Travel, Transport and Logistics

  • Support with booking tickets per the provided itinerary and arrange airport transfers.
  • Help prepare and disseminate travel information for visitor briefings.
  • Support arrangement of ground transport (taxis or car/driver) Work with team to draft an itinerary to share as requested.

Front Office & Facilities

  • Responsible for front desk coverage such as receiving and making calls, visitors, deliveries and dispatches.
  • Coordinate and schedule boardroom bookings and any support need during the use such as set up of the relevant equipment.
  • Support in the delivery of materials purchased
  • Send, deliver, collect correspondence and documents including Delivery Notes/Delivery Protocol, Airtime justifications
  • Coordinate and prepare mailings, post or courier/shipping of documents to/from project sites


  • Assist with voucher preparation ensuring all the necessary paperwork is attached.

General Support

  • Assist the team with any scheduling of external meetings.
  • Pre fill documentation under the supervision and guidance of the team such as Purchase Requisitions; Travel Advances, plans, activity profiles.
  • Support the team with copying, printing, routine scanning and filing of program, financial and training materials.
  • Support the STA and team with routinely updating the asset tracker with all required information as requested.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.


Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent relevant experience


  • Minimum of one year experience in similar role
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required
  • Works under supervision of the STA, with the ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to learn complex program procedures.


  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good knowledge of the job requirements
  • English fluency preferred


  • Good typing skills. Good memo composition and editing skills. Good computer skills with sound knowledge of commonly used application software
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks
  • Able to work independently by managing priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English
  • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction
  • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point 2007 and knowledge of Photoshop. Learn and become proficient in the firm’s management system (Applied) and other carrier software or websites, as needed
  • Ability to Multi task and organize ongoing projects, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks
  • Consistently looks for ways to help support

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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