Title: Program Assistant

Duration of Contract:  12 Months

Duty Station: Lagos State

Scope of Work

Working under the guidance and direct supervision of the State Program Officer, the Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the implementation, development, organization, co-ordination, and management of YouthRISE Nigeria’s programs and associated projects.

The Program Assistant will have the following duties and responsibilities.


  • Assist in conducting the implementation of project activities as contained in the workplan.
  • Assist in developing the monthly, quarterly & annual implementation & progress report.
  • Assist in documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices.
  • Assist in developing plans in encouraging clients to visit the DIC and access services.
  • Assist in facilitating formation of self-support groups in the DIC.
  • Ensuring a respectable environment for clients
  • Submit monthly reports to the Organization’s management and attend regular supervision meetings to present ongoing work and progress to the management; Ensures timely and proper implementation of the project.
  • Conducts field visits.
  • Provide support to meetings and conferences including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, and supporting administrative aspects;
  • Assist in establishing linkages with other referral services, Stake holders, CSOs, and other core partners.
  • Performed other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


Minimum of BSc or equivalent in Management, Social Sciences, or a related discipline.


  • Two or more years of experience in program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development activities.
  • Exceptional skills in time management, and organization
  • Knowledge and Working experience in the area of harm reduction.
  • Experience in programme advocacy/communication
  • Working experience with people who use drugs.

Skills and Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing & Applying Professional Expertise
  • Thinking Analytically & Strategically
  • Working in Teams
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional competencies:

  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Providing conceptual innovation to enhance/strengthen programme effectiveness.
  • Generating, managing, and promoting the use of knowledge and information
  • Facilitating quality programmatic result

Interested applicants should forward a Cover letter and CV with at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to Recruitment@youthriseng.org with the Subject Line “Program Assistant Application” on/before 15th April 2024. Reference must include the last place worked.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. YouthRISE Nigeria does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment