Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.
We are seeking a D.C.-based Project Assistant who will be responsible for backstopping ACDI/VOCA projects, new business proposals, and technical initiatives. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates with their Bachelor’s degree, some work experience and language skills, who are interested in international development and working for a mission-driven organization.
Primary activities include but are not limited to: drafting and editing scopes of work; supporting field staff mobilization and repatriation; reviewing and processing expense reports; making travel arrangements/processing visa requests; providing support in editing and formatting of reports and documents; processing Powers of Attorney and other legal documentation; and assisting with the procurement of goods and services.
In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting with proposal research, collecting documents, formatting CVs, assisting with reconnaissance trip logistics, serving as a proposal coordinator, as well as performing other new business related tasks.
Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, Finance, Economics or a related field, in addition to previous administrative work experience. Knowledge of USAID/USDA highly desired. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to work successfully as part of a team, as well as independently is required. Fluency in English is required. Spanish proficiency required; additional knowledge of French is a plus. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.