Project Assistant

PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. PATH's mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. PATH has been working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, with a permanent office established in Hanoi in 1997.

PATH seeks a Project Assistant to provide logistical, administrative, and other support to the project Enhancing influenza vaccine development in Vietnam and the project Enhanced Diarrhea Diseases Control in Vietnam.

The overall goal of the project Enhancing influenza vaccine development in Vietnam is to build regionally based independent and sustainable influenza vaccine production capacity in Vietnam. The overall goal of the project  Enhanced Diarrhea Diseases Control in Vietnam is to update national diarrheal disease control policies and protocols in order to create the enabling environment necessary for the uptake of critical new diarrheal disease control interventions, including zinc treatment, low-osmolarity ORS, and rotavirus vaccine.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and direction of the Project Manager and senior administrative staff, the Project Assistant will:

- Support the implementation and monitoring of project activities
- Provide logistic support and liaise with partners to arrange meetings, workshops, field trips, and other travel
- Assist in interpretation and translation of project documents and materials, and formatting of documents and presentations
- Organize, assemble, and distribute reports, communication and advocacy materials, and other documents
- Assist with the development, coordination, and monitoring of subagreements, consultant agreements, work orders and other contracts 
- Assist with the preparation and monitoring of project budgets
- Provide administrative support for securing all necessary in-country approvals
- Coordinate with admin team to arrange travels for project staff, consultants and visitors
- Assist with ordering equipment and supplies for project sites
- Take notes at meetings and workshops and prepare/distribute timely minutes
- Provide other administrative support to the project as required

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- A minimum of four years of assistant-level experience with at least three years working on public health programs.
- Excellent skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good communication skills
- Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team
- Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English
- Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam up to 30 percent per year

Starting gross monthly salary range: $525- $656 (depending on experience) plus competitive benefits (paid in VND).

For information on the application process for this position, please visit the jobs section of the PATH website (

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Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2010-03-18