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National Democratic Institute Job Vacancy: Program Assistant: Eurasia - Washington, USA

Program Assistant: Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a full-time entry-level professional to work with its Eurasia team in a dynamic, fast-paced organization that promotes democracy worldwide. The position offers a window into the field of international development work, with challenging opportunities for those wishing to explore a career in the expanding realm of international relations. This position supports NDI programs in Ukraine and other Eurasian countries as assigned.

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programmatic support to the regional team by performing the duties listed below. Position is available immediately.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to program administration and support through budget drafting and tracking, oral and written reporting, and participation in planning and evaluation discussions;
  • Gather reports from various news sources in the region;
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, burning cds, preparing presentations, faxing, and managing guest lists for external events;
  • Plan and organize events for visiting politicians and government officials;
  • Prepare program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives as necessary;
  • Research non-US donors and gather information on application procedures;
  • Collate information from weekly field reports and begin organizing for inclusion in donor reports; and
  • Attend workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of NDI.
  • Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field;
  • Interest in/knowledge of political issues and history of Eurasia required, knowledge of regional language(s) highly desirable;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Efficiency and organization skills;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a group;
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Computer knowledge skills, including Google platform, Excel and the Internet. Comments:
No phone calls please.

Non-U.S. citizens applying for internships and entry level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.

Closing date: 19 Dec 2015

To apply, please visit NDI's website at HERE

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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