Temporary Project Assistant: CEWA - Anglophone Programs

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  • Posted on 8 November 2019
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Job Description


Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Central & West Africa
Location: Washington, DC

Temporary Project Assistant: Central and West Africa - Anglophone Programs

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work with its Central and West Africa (CEWA) team. This is a temporary position based in NDI’s Washington, DC office. The project assistant will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and/or Nigeria through the following assignments:

Primary Responsibilities:

Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs
Assist with travel logistics, including arrangements for airfare, hotel, visas, and meeting schedules for traveling NDI staff, consultants, and delegations
Assist in providing administrative support including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing
Assist in researching and drafting briefing materials and reports on the political situation and/or NDI program activities in the region
Review documentation of NDI program expenditures
Attend events and program meetings on Central and West Africa and provide minutes or written summaries to team members
Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region
Complete special projects as requested

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in African studies, international development, international relations, political science, or a related field
Some knowledge of Central and West Africa and an interest in learning more
High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
Strong research and writing skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications
Oral and written proficiency in English
Availability to work 40 hours/week

Comments:

The application deadline for this temporary position is November 22, 2019.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.

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About the Organization

Founded in 1983, NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC and with 59 country offices on five continents, NDI has conducted democratic development programs in more than 100 countries around the world. Calling on a global network of more than 500 volunteer practitioners from approximately 70 countries, NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions. The Institute works with democrats around the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. The Institute receives funding to carry out its mission from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and other donor agencies and private foundations.

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