Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NDI Eurasia Position for Recent or December Grad

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.
Apply here.