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Program Assistant At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 05/Mar/2014
Deadline: 18/Mar/2014

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services.


Based in Sokoto, the Program Assistant will directly report to the Deputy Project Manager, Fistula Care and will support administrative, finance and documentation functions.


  • Maintains calendar of project activities including travel and visiting schedules, staff and other meetings and reminds the team of upcoming events
  • Prepares agenda, take meeting notes, provides interpretation, assists with preparation of Project’s presentations and other PR activities
  • Set up and maintain project files, electronic files, project library and other resources
  • Maintains and organizes public folder filing system
  • Provides administrative and if necessary logistic support to project activities, assists in organizing training sessions, workshops, conferences
  • Drafts routine correspondence to partners and collaborators (greetings, thank you letters etc)
  • Contributes to developing and maintains the Training Materials and ensures equipment support for the project presentations, training activities etc
  • Participates in field visits providing support withy scheduling meetings and follow up activities
  • Assists with proof reading of major program products such as training curricula, reference materials, survey tools, study reports, requests for applications etc.
  • Assists the Deputy Project Manager and team in gathering information and responding to inquiries inside and outside the project
  • Other comparable duties may be assigned to this position from time to time, in general support of EngenderHealth activities


  • BA in Social Science or business administration
  • At least one year experience working as Program Assistant or secretary. NGO experience is preferred.
  • Secretarial course with strong communication skills in English.


  • Knowledge of computer application, internet, website and other essential computer programs is essential
  • Excellent coordination skill, time management, and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Willingness to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Ability to travel when required.


EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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