Friday, April 10, 2015

Program Assistant Position Appropriate for Recent Grad

CAMRIS International is a growing international development and research firm with experience working in more than 80 countries. Our clients include US government agencies and private organizations. Our core practice areas include Global Health, Agriculture and Food Security, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Humanitarian Aid and Assistance, Democracy and Governance, and Medical Research. Cross cutting service areas include capacity building, institutional support, and monitoring and evaluation. This position is part of CAMRIS’ five-year contract with the USAID’s Policy Planning and Learning Bureau providing human resource services.

Summary

The Program Assistant will provide a range of administrative and technical support to PPL staff in order to facilitate the effective achievement of programmatic goals. With guidance from technical officers and program managers, they will provide technical and administrative assistance, research, analysis and operational/logistical support to PPL various offices.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Research, analysis and writing of short reports on topics relating to existing or planned programs
  • Perform outreach and communication with internal and external stakeholders both orally and in writing
  • Provide logistical support for meetings and events
  • Draft of correspondence and outreach materials with guidance from appropriate staff
  • Support PPL staff with drafting, processing, clearing of documents
  • Perform note taking, drafting and circulation of meeting minutes
  • Facilitate travel arrangements, authorizations and vouchers
  • Perform filing and archiving of key documents
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • BA or BS degree; international relations or related preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Two years of experience working in a related position
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret level clearance