Abt Associates Project Assistant / Store Manager Jobs in Uganda

Abt Associates Project Assistant / Store Manager Jobs in Uganda

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Project Description

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded PMI VectorLink Project. VectorLink will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 24 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Project Assistant/Store Manager to support the VectorLink project in Uganda. A Project Assistant (PA) supports one or more Technical Specialists and/or the Project Director in carrying out technical project work. Typical duties at this lower PA level include documenting project activities, setting up and maintaining project files, drafting reports, preparing statistics, translating simple documents, preparing training materials, and making conference logistical arrangements. Provides information gathering, research, and related services of limited scope and difficulty. Provides information gathering, research, and related services of intermediate scope and difficulty. A PA at this
level requires supervision.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assures that commodities used in IRS campaigns are secure, accounted for, and safely stored at the project’s district-level stores.
  • Receives, delivers, and registers IRS commodities, and ensures that storage facilities at the parish-level are ready for IRS operations.
  • Take stock of store inventory, do gap analysis for procurements
  • Supervise the parish store keepers and ensure accurate record keeping
  • Ensure all documentation for IRS supplies and logistics is correct and updated
  • Mentor the District Supply Officers in logistics management
  • Participate in training of parish storekeepers in logistics management
  • Advise Logistics Coordinator and Senior Management of the Project on logistics and procurement needs
  • Participate in identification of stores and need for repair
  • Ensure that all pumps are maintained and serviced prior to the next spray round
  • Ensure all IRS waste is sorted, packed and transported to the waste store
  • Other duties as assigned by Abt Associates Inc.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary School completion (minimum) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Management, Administration, or other relevant field, and 1+ years of experience in warehouse management

    Minimum Qualifications

  • ( 3+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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