MamaYe- Evidence for Action (E4A) Job Vacancy for a Programme Assistants recruitment

MamaYe- Evidence for Action (E4A) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Assistant

Job Location: Bauchi, Gombe and Lagos

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Administration or Social Sciences or other relevant qualification – Essential

Years of Experience:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment – Essential
  • Experience working in an International Development organisation – Desirable
  • Experience organising travel logistics, including flights, visas and accommodation – Desirable

Other Requirements:

Knowlede and Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks – Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – Essential
  • Good numeracy – Essential
  • Interest / background in / knowledge of current International Public Health issues
  • Highly proficient in the use of MS Office – Essential
  • Highly proficient in other office-based computer programmes – Desirable


  • Organised and methodical – Essential
  • Calm under pressure – Essential
  • Able to get along with others and be a team-player – Essential
  • Interest in the International Aid sector – Essential
  • Attention to detail – Essential

Job Specification(s):

  • The Programme Assistant will assist the State Coordinator in the efficient administration and management of MamaYe-E4A activities.
  • The post holder will report to the State Coordinator and the role will be based in the MamaYe host agency with potential travel within the state with overnight stays as required.
  • They will play a supportive role to the State Coordinator in all aspects of programme implementation and will also work closely with the Host Agency to ensure the coordination and communication is smooth and efficient.

Support to the State Coordinator on Programme Management:

  • To support the State Coordinator in all aspects of programme implementation, ensuring the efficient management of programme activities such as processing invoices, sourcing and supporting activity participants and consultants, maintaining databases, liaising with key contacts within the state, drafting, formatting and editing of reports.
  • To ensure smooth coordination between the Host Agency and the State Coordinator as required ensuring smooth implementation of MamaYe activities.

To lead on the management of logistics of Programme Activities:

  • To support the programme in the management of event logistics, per diem, travel and accommodation for participants.
  • To maintain accurate monthly records of the activities that have occurred within the state.
  • Represent MamaYe at events at state level with or on behalf of the State Coordinator.

Provide administrative support to the MamaYe programme in State:

  • Liaise with the Host Agency to secure venues, goods and services required for implementing programme activities.
  • Support and coordinate the activities of the MamaYe Driver to ensure the Driver maintains as guided in the vehicle policy and regularly update the Vehicle Log.
  • Any other duties which may be delegated by the State Coordinator which is commensurate with the nature and level of the post.

Apply Before: 20th September 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidate should send their CV and covering letter to:


  • This is a full-time position, running from November 2016 (depending on the availability of the successful candidate) to 31 December 2017.
  • This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the jobholder.
  • Please indicate the State you are applying for in the subject line of your email, or indicate that you have no preference. Also state your highest educational qualification in the subject line of your email, for example, Abubakar Chinedu Kolade, PhD, Lagos State.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview


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