Office Assistant

Share and send to your friends !

Company Description

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore established by UMB to carry out UMB’s programs to strengthen health systems and improve the human condition in the areas where UMB operates through MGIC. MGIC has UMB-approved affiliates, field offices, and program offices (collectively known as “country offices”) throughout sub-Saharan Africa. MGIC activities are funded generally by U.S. government entities through cooperative agreements with UMB. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) has received PEPFAR funding from the US government /CDC for Accelerating Malawi’s PEPFAR Laboratory Logistics and Infrastructure for Quality (AMPLIFY). This cooperative agreement aims to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control. AMPLIFY   will strengthen the laboratory efficiency, capacity, and quality through improving laboratory infrastructure, improving laboratory data utilization for decision making, training human resources, and adhering to quality management systems.

Job Description

Position Description

The Office Assistant will be responsible for delivery and distribution of documents, parcels and then transporting these to specified people or locations. They would ensure that all relevant documentation is fully completed after each delivery and signed for.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clarify organization’s scheduled and anticipated deliveries before each shift begins.
  • Fetch, check, and sign for parcels at their respective collection points.
  • Take special care to load the parcels into your bag or vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Devise and choosing the most effective routes.
  • Transport items to drop-off points.
  • Answer recipients’ questions about the delivery process.
  • Ensure that both that they, and the recipient sign all relevant documentation upon delivery.
  • Check to see that they have completed all work allocated for the day.
  • Advise their line manager of deliveries that could not be fulfilled.
  • Remain friendly and helpful as they conduct your duties.



  • Minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education and a certificate in Administration or secretarial training is preferred.
  • Previous 2 years’ experience in a similar position in a competitive environment.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office packages (Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Familiarity with the layout of the general delivery area.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within given time frames.
  • Good planning and decision-making abilities.
  • Physically agile with the capacity to remain active for extended periods.
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

Additional Information

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

To apply for this job please visit .

INTRODUCTION Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission (BSHDC) is the Health and Development arm of the CCAP Blantyre Synod, serving the Southern Region of Malawi and part of Ntcheu District….
Job Announcement VectorLink Malawi Project  funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI/USAID), provides support in planning and implementation of IRS program in Malawi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health…
St John’s Institute for Health (formerly St John’s College of Nursing & Midwifery) is one of the eleven (11) Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) training colleges. The college was…
We are seeking for an energetic, aggressive, self-motivated and result oriented individual to join its team in the position mentioned below: HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR Location : Blantyre DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Ability…
Reports to:        Malawi Director Location:              Lilongwe, Malawi Start Date:           July, 2021   Who we are D-tree International is a global digital health organization dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access…
Background Information: UNFPA Malawi Country Office is in need of substantive technical expertise and programme leadership at international level in Adolescent/Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health/Rights. The technical expertise is required…
Rotation This post is non-rotational. ———————————————————————————————– Duty Station: Salima, Malawi Closing Date: 10 May 2021 (5pm, Lilongwe time) Duration: One year (*) Post Type: Service Contract Please note that this…