Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant


Date of issuance:                         30th November 2018

Closing date:                                  7th December 2018 at 4pm

Job Grade:                                        Programme Support

Vacancy Ref.                                   PA/ 2018

Duty station:                                  Nairobi

Organization:                                The Youth Agenda

Accountable to:                            Programme Officer



Youth Agenda (YAA) is an independent, national, non-profit, non-partisan youth led and youth serving organization founded in 1996. Sparked by evidence exclusion of youth in spheres of life and fuelled by a passion for the ‘total’ youth. Youth Agenda’s mission is to make the youth factor count by influencing, linking and enhancing youth access to social, economic, cultural and political opportunities.

Job Summary

Youth Agenda is looking for a Programme Assistant –who is expected to provide programmatic and logistical support in the formulation, implementation and reporting of YAA programme interventions in a professional and effective manner


Under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer and working closely with the Monitoring and Communication Officer, the Programme Assistant will have the following main duties


  1. Assist in designing, planning and implementing programme activities assigned by the Programme Officer;
  2. Responsible for coordinating, mobilising participants and maintaining smooth flow of communication and information within the secretariat and the constituency contact persons;
  3. Generate activity reports and analyse data;
  4. Understand and interpret the wider objectives, strategies and plans of the YAA and initiate and communicate to the outside world;
  5. Researching and identifying funding opportunities for project scale up.
  6. In collaboration with the Communication and Programme Officer manage internal and external communication through various media such as newsletters, sms, online discussions, brochures, info packs, banners, press releases and statements;
  7. In consultation with the Programme Officer assist in collecting data and any relevant information for the Programme Officer;
  8. Operationalise a knowledge management system in liaison with the Programmes and Management Team;
  9. Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Programme Officer






Personal Specification

  • Candidates must have in their possession a University degree in the any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Community Development, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Strategic Management or related field;
  • Fluent written and spoken English are required.
  • Personal initiative; ability to work both independently and in a team, with ability to set priorities, and to work to tight deadlines;
  • Commitment, determination, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity &discretion;
  • Ability to analyse and process information
  • Research and Communication skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience working in project and results based management
  • Deep interest in governance and social economic development of youth in Kenya
  • Candidates must be below 35 years of age

Terms of Employment

A competitive remuneration will be provided commensurate to the qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position will evolve. Responsibilities and job description may be reviewed and refined with changing business needs.


Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest and expectations from the position and curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional referees by 7th December 2018 at 4pm to E-mail:


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