Program Assistant at RefuSHE


Program Assistant


The Program Assistant role will provide overall program administration support to the program team, to include but not limited to: schedule and manage meetings, take meeting notes, disseminate weekly training schedules, facilitate program logistics and facilitate smooth coordination between departments and subgrantees. The Program Assistant may also support with the collection of supporting program financial documents. Strong organizational, co-ordination, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills will be critical to success in this role.

This is an entry level position and provides administrative and programmatic support for the program team ensuring the program runs smoothly to achieve its objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Capacity Building Manager in ensuring overall smooth functioning of program activities
  • Provide a bridge for the RefuSHE program team and subgrantee program teams
  • Support the development and monitoring of calendar of weekly program activities, reschedule as necessary and ensure dissemination of the same to all organizations and stakeholders
  • Support in event planning, including logistics, invites, invitees, RSVPs, etc.
  • Schedule and manage program meetings across departments, partners, subgrantees and other stakeholders. Take notes during meetings, disseminate the same and make follow ups for implementation of agreed action items.
  • Assists in monitoring project spending and projecting costs.
  • Assists in organizing information for program reporting and presentations
  • Updates program databases and procurement trackers
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved.
  • Act as a liaison between other departments and programs.
  • With direction from Capacity Building Manager, facilitate program logistics for timely implementation of activities
  • Perform clerical duties for the program team such as data entry, proof reading documents, photocopying, binding, scanning, filing, and mailing.
  • Support in the collection and submission of program activity receipts and other financial supporting documents to the RefuSHE finance team
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Project Management or related degree from a recognized institution.
  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in implementing similar projects.
  • Budgeting and procurement experience preferred.
  • Good command of English both oral and written.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good working experience in MS Office suite.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask on demanding roles.
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex and diverse tasks.
  • Self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment and work well in a team.
  • Commitment to RK’s safeguarding and other policies on child protection.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested applicants are advised to send their applications that should include a cover letter and CV to by 17th Aug 2022 close of business. Applicants must quote the position title ‘M&E Officer’ in the email subject. Copies of credentials and other relevant certificates will not be required at this early stage of application but in the next steps.

Applications should be addressed to:

HR & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi


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