Project assistant (Health)

Korea International Cooperation Agency - KOICA

Job Announcement

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is the primary Official Development Assistance (ODA) agency of the Government of the Republic of Korea. Since its founding in 1991, KOICA’s mission is to, through the implementation of bilateral grant aid programs, work towards sustainable socio-economic development in partner developing countries, leading to the eradication of poverty and the betterment of people’s lives.

We are currently looking for Senegal nationals for the position of Project Assistant (public health) to join the dynamic KOICA office team. Interested candidates can send their application to the following e-mail address: no later than April 9th, 2024 at 5 p.m. and must include the following documents written in English (Failing that, the file will not be examined): (i) a detailed and updated CV (ii) a cover letter (iii) copies of work certificates.

Project Assistant

Basic information

  • Job Location: Ouakam, Dakar
  • Job category: Administrative work for project management
  • Job level: At least 3 years of work experience in the related field*
  • A Master degree in a related field will be considered as 2 years of work experience
  • Related field: Health, Public health, Epidemiology, Social sciences, etc
  • No. of Vacancy: One (1)
  • Employment type: Full time
  • Closing date: 9. April.2024
  • Written exam: 15. April.2024
  • Interview: 23. April.2024
  • Length of service: 11 months fixed-term contract renewable after evaluation


Providing general administrative work for the Supervisor to oversee the coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the implementation of the project team (with the Deputy Representative and the projects team).

In the context of the implementation of KOICAs’ public health projects in Senegal, support the supervisor’s role in coordinating monitoring, and supporting the work of national and operational units, with technical and administrative inputs:

  • Following up on the implementation of activities at the country level by stakeholders and experts through mailing, calls, and meetings, and preparation of meetings
  • Reviewing and updating project documents: work plans, agreement, guidelines and reports, regular tracking of the various indicators and financial status
  • Liaise with partners, ensuring a collaborative effort toward the planning, implementation, and monitoring of public health projects

Ensure the monitoring and supervision of the public health projects in Senegal through:

  • Regular communication with the national focal point
  • Technical meeting with the construction manager on the construction matters
  • Field visit.

Involvement in other assignments in relation to the duties:

  • Translation during meetings with non-Anglophone speaking partners and translation of French written documents for Korean staff
  • Speeches redaction for events
  • Press review
  • Partner report and document reviews
  • Concept note analysis, project initiation study
  • Any other tasks assigned by a supervisor
  • Collect public health-relevant information concerning policy, the government (eg. modalities for international cooperation), and other donor agencies in Senegal
  • Carry out brief analysis when required
  • Assist in compiling the data/information and documenting

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of University Degree level (Health, Public health, Epidemiology, Social sciences or related)
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the related field
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, French
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Experience working with the Government of Senegal
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proactive, problemsolving action orientation is essential
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in both English and French


  • For an eleven months fixed term contract renewable after evaluation
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted for further procedures
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • KOICA Senegal Office reserves all rights for the recruitment
  • Salary and other benefits adhere to the policy of KOICA Senegal Office
  • Failure to issue supporting documents for diplomas, professional experiences and information on the CV, before signing the contract, will result in the cancellation of the application

Applicants should submit their applications directly to KOICA via Email ( with the title as below:

[Project assistant (public health)] _your name

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