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Executive Assistant at AFIDEP

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a regional non-profit research and
policy Institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. The Institute seeks to entrench a culture of evidence-informed policymaking in public policymaking by supporting governments to address institutional and systemic barriers to evidence use, growing the community of practice in evidence-informed decision-making, translating practical evidence, and providing technical assistance to promote the uptake of the evidence in decision-making processes. The Institute’s priority thematic areas are 1) Population Dynamics and the
Demographic Dividend, 2) Health and well-being, 3) Environment and climate change, 4) Governance and accountability, 5) Transformative education and skills development, and 6) Gender Equality.

For more information about the Institute, visit our website

AFIDEP seeks to recruit an Executive Assistant to the Executive Director to be based in the Malawi Office. The Executive Assistant key responsibility will be to manage the Executive Office, by ensuring that the Executive Director’s office works and functions efficiently and effectively. The role involves provision of comprehensive executive and administrative support to the Executive Director, including managing and coordinating his schedule, meetings, travels, operations and assigned communications.

The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in Communications or a relevant Social Science. S/he must have at least 5 Years’ prior experience in a similar executive position in a busy office and must have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent planning and organisation skills, office management skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Method Of Application

Please visit our website ( for a more detailed advert with a full description of the position. Please send us a Cover Letter and a detailed CV including 3 Professional Referees to: Your application should clearly state in the subject line the position title “Executive Assistant,” and should reach us no later than 25th November, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunities Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.