Programme Assistant (Taraba)

The TY Danjuma Foundation is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a position. If you are interested and consider yourself suitable for the position, please send your application to

Applicants should submit:

  • An application letter (no more than 2 pages) stating why you think you are suitable for the position and a 2-page CV which speaks directly to the position of your interest.

Note: send both application letter and CV as a single document*



Job Title:                            Programme Assistant

Grade:                                 Senior

Department:                   Programmes



Directly Reports To:    Programme Officer or State Coordinator

Directly Supervises:                   



To plan, organize, direct and implement tasks for the achievement of TYDF as assigned by Supervisor, may provide lead/ direction to volunteers and part-time or temporary employees.



  • Compiles data from a variety of sources (e.g. project reports, budget reports, specialized reports, personnel records, etc.) for the purpose of achieving assigned objectives.
  • Assists Supervisor in coordinating a variety of projects, functions and/or program components for the purpose of achieving organizational goals and objectives.
  • Maintains a wide variety of manual and electronic documents for the purpose of providing up-to-date information in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitors a variety of activities on behalf of Supervisor for the purpose of achieving goals and meeting organizational objectives.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops, and/or trainings for the purpose of providing or receiving information, recording minutes, and supporting the needs of the attendees and Supervisor.
  • Prepares a variety of documents (e.g. correspondence, agendas, minutes, event programs, bulletins, reports, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information and/or creating documentation in compliance SOPs.
  • Processes documents and materials in compliance with SOPs.
  • Represents Supervisor in his/her absence in order to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Researches a variety of topics for the purpose of providing information and/or recommendations and/or addressing a variety of organizational requirements.
  • Responds to a variety of inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties for the purpose of providing information or direction and/or facilitating communication among parties.



Provides administrative and project support to Supervisor in achieving goals and objectives aimed at actualizing the mandates of TYDF.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality of Contribution Made in Completing Projects
  • Quality, timeliness and adequacy of support provided to Supervisor
  • Turnaround time in responding to assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Number of complaints arising from handling assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Soundness of judgement and initiative in resolving difficulties arising from assigned tasks and responsibilities  



Academic and Professional:                  

Degree qualified in Education, Humanities or Sciences.

Master’s degree would be an added advantage.

Professional membership of relevant bodies in the not-for-profit organisation and management, as well as training in the areas of education, programme monitoring and evaluation is preferred.



At least two years work experience in a similar role in a reputable not-for-profit organisation. Grant-making experience would be strongly preferred.



Professional Proficiency:                                     

Exhibits required and observable combination of knowledge, skills and attitude to meet role objectives and deliver on stipulated responsibilities.



Passes information, ideas and intent across to others easily using both verbal and non-verbal cues.


Collaboration & Teamwork:

Works well with others, even outside own department, to achieve organizational goals and resolve problems.


Planning & Organizing:

Sets a course of action to accomplish specific goal(s), with proper resource allocation and management.


Leadership Capability:

Able to motivate, encourage and manage the activities of others towards the achievement of stated goals and objectives.


Organisational Fit:

Displays sufficient level of enthusiasm and passion about helping others, impacting society positively and aiding the work of TYDF.


Relationship Management:

Able to cultivate, develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships both inside and outside TYDF to assist and support organizational goals.


Deadline for Application is Friday July 14,  2017. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.