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Temporary Project & Administrative Assistant at AFIDEP

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  • Lilongwe
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Temporary Project & Administrative Assistant (9 months)

AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. AFIDEP is supporting the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) in organising the 9th African Population Conference in May, 2024. The theme of the conference is “Road to 2030: Leveraging Africa’s human capital to achieve transformation in a world of uncertainty”. Through formal sessions, roundtables, plenary sessions, and artistic portrayals, close to 800 participants will present on and discuss what transformative actions to 2030 are required to leverage Africa’s population and human capital while acknowledging that the world is very different from when the global goals were set in 2015. The African Population Conference (APC) is a platform for scholars, experts on population issues, researchers, parliamentarians,
government officials, policy makers, and other stakeholders to deliberate on Africa’s population challenges and solutions. For further details about AFIDEP and its work refer to

AFIDEP is seeking a dynamic and experienced Project & Administrative Assistant with experience in planning and organising and academic/scientific conferences and events management. You will play a crucial role in coordinating project activities, break the project into doable tasks, create and update workflows, scheduling meetings for the local conference committees and noting decisions, and preparing updates. You will work closely with the Conference Coordinator – who will be your Supervisor and you will interact with internal teams and the UAPS Secretariat in Ghana to ensure seamless event management from start to finish. The position will be based at AFIDEP’s Malawi Office.

The successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in business management or a relevant Social Science. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience in an administrative support role, with a strong focus on logistics, event planning, or a related field, as well as strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.

Method Of Application

Please visit our website ( for a detailed advert to see the full description of this position before applying. Please send a cover letter and detailed CV with three relevant referees to: including the position title “Temp. Project & Administrative Assistant” not later than 12th November 2023. Include the job title in the email subject. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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

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