Full Time

Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA),


Programme Associate – Kwale: Join Our Dynamic Team!

About Us

Welcome to the Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA), a vibrant and youth-led regional advocacy network. Established in October 2001 under the African Regional Office of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), NAYA is committed to empowering young people with diverse backgrounds. Our mission? To advocate for health, including Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and gender justice.

NAYA’s Vision: A gender-just society where every adolescent and young person enjoys full health, including Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

About the She Leads Programme

Embark on a fulfilling journey with She Leads, a transformative five-year program spanning 2021 to 2025. Our goal is to institutionalize meaningful participation for girls and young women in formal and informal institutions, creating an environment that champions gender equity and equality. In Kenya, this program spans six counties: Mombasa, Kwale, Nairobi, Kajiado, Kisumu, and Homa Bay, as well as nationally.

In partnership with Terre Des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL), NAYA is implementing the She Leads program in Kwale County. Together, we’re dedicated to promoting the institutionalization of meaningful participation and influence of GYW (Girls and Young Women) in both formal and informal institutions, fostering a more just and inclusive environment for gender equity and equality.

The Role: Programme Associate

Are you a young, skilled, and passionate individual ready to make a difference? NAYA is searching for a Programme Associate to support the implementation of the She Leads Programme in Kwale County. This exciting opportunity, based in our Kwale Office, involves working closely with the Programme Officer to achieve our set objectives.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Efficient Program Management: Ensure the successful implementation of the SHE LEADS project by efficiently managing program budgets and schedules. Ensure program outputs meet the expected quality standards and take corrective actions when needed to ensure project outcomes and impact are achieved.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement: Manage relationships with key stakeholders such as government offices, education and health professionals, development agencies, and civil society organizations. This ensures the successful achievement of program outcomes.
  3. Project Development: Contribute to the development of new projects and lead the development of new program plans and budgets.
  4. Partnership Building: Develop partnerships with government, NGOs, and other stakeholders to create opportunities for new project partnerships and joint fundraising.
  5. Advocacy Expertise: Coordinate the institutionalization of Participatory Advocacy Model for the Youth in the SHE LEADS project’s implementation activities. Stay updated on relevant issues, laws, and regulations within the health advocacy sphere.
  6. Reporting and Representation: Prepare field reports regarding advocacy initiatives and progress. Represent the organization externally at meetings and events attended by key advocacy stakeholders.
  7. Networking and Impact: Build relationships with key partners and stakeholders within civil society, policy makers, and community leadership. Share and leverage evidence, engage directly with key stakeholders, cultivate and leverage champions.
  8. Adaptability: Be prepared to perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience (Essential/Desirable)

  • Minimum one year of work experience, especially in the NGO sector (Essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects (Essential)
  • Experience in writing donor reports, including narrative and results matrices (Essential)
  • Experience leading or working in cross-functional teams or interdepartmental teams (Desirable)
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills (Essential)
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office package (Essential)
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills (Essential)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Community Development, or related subject, or equivalent proven employment experience (Essential)
  • Young women are strongly encouraged to apply (Essential)

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

As you consider joining our team, here are some expert tips to help you stand out:

  • Tailor Your Cover Letter: Craft a cover letter that specifically highlights how your skills and experiences align with the role. Be concise and compelling.
  • Showcase Leadership: Share examples of how you’ve taken the lead or worked effectively in diverse teams, emphasizing your ability to drive results.
  • Demonstrate Advocacy Prowess: If you have previous advocacy experience, provide specific instances where you’ve made an impact, whether through policy changes, community engagement, or partnerships.
  • Highlight Adaptability: Illustrate your flexibility and willingness to take on diverse responsibilities, showcasing your adaptability to the dynamic nature of our work.

If you meet these requirements and are enthusiastic about this opportunity, please send your application to by September 17th, 2023, close of business, with “Programme Associate She Leads” as the reference. Don’t forget to include your expected salary.

Join NAYA in shaping a brighter future for adolescents and young people!

Please submit your application in English.

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