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Programme Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Programme Assistant
Closing date: 5th  January 2013
Job Grade:Programme Support 
Location Duty station: Nairobi
Organization: The Youth Agenda
Accountable to: Programme Manager Status:            

Job Summary 

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

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and working closely with the Programme Officer, the Programme Assistant will have the following main duties
  • Assist in planning, designing, implementing and monitoring programme implementation;
  • Ensure internal flow of communication within the secretariat and the constituency contact persons;
  • Generate activity reports  and analyse data;
  • Understand and interpret the wider objectives, strategies and plans of the YAA and initiate and communicate to the outside world;
  • 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;
  • Sharing important news, events, announcements and other matters related to Youth Agenda networks;
  • In consultation with the Programme Manager assist in collecting data and any relevant information for the Programme Officer;
  • Operationalise a knowledge management system in liaison with the Programmes Management
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager
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 6 months  experience working on  governance  and development issues
  • 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 5th January  2013 to E-mail:

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