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Graduate Trainee – Administrative Assistant at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)



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Job Listing: Graduate Trainee – Administrative Assistant

Deadline: 07/04/2024

General Summary: The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic recent graduate to join us as an administrative assistant. This graduate trainee position offers a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to kick start their career in science administration. The role at IDI requires an individual with strong communication skills and a keen ability to leverage technology effectively. The ideal candidate should possess a background in either technology/science or journalism/communication, with an intention to pursue a career in science administration. The incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively to support various functions within the IDI. Key responsibilities include coordinating student activities, assisting with event planning and communications, managing social media platforms, and providing general administrative support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating MSC/PhD Bioinformatics students and Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Immunology and Molecular Biology department.
  • Working together with the administrative officer to organize meetings and events at IDI.
  • Assisting the administrative officer in preparing IDI project PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, and one-pagers.
  • Maintaining and updating IDI social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter) and website.
  • Writing meeting minutes.
  • Providing general support to visitors.
  • Supporting and coordinating grant writing teams.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Center Director and Deputy Director.

Person Specification:

  • Should be a recent graduate between 2023 and 2024.
  • Possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to communicate with IDI collaborators, fellow employees, interns, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient in using technology e.g., MS Office suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), social media platforms, Artificial Intelligence assistants, collaborative platforms.
  • Personal initiative.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good planning skills.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit: Apply Here

Deadline: 07/04/2024


  • Industry: Health
  • Location: Kampala

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is dedicated to combating infectious diseases in Uganda. We are committed to providing opportunities for growth and development to individuals who share our passion for making a positive impact in healthcare. Join us in our mission to improve health outcomes and contribute to the well-being of communities.

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