Monday, April 18, 2016

Administrative Assistant Position with AMEX International for May or Recent Grad

Position Description: The FEWS NET administrative assistant will provide administrative and programmatic support to FEWS NET program officers and the program manager. Duties include, but are not limited to: organizing program and financial documentation, managing correspondence, taking notes, and providing general support services to FEWS NET staff. The administrative assistant will also interface with the appropriate support staff with USAID and other USG agencies to coordinate meetings and facilitate travel arrangements, travel authorizations, and voucher reimbursement.
Position Minimum REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a secret-level USG security clearance. Bachelor’s degree. 1-2 years of relevant work experience in international affairs/ international development working in a support capacity. Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment. Experience preparing spread sheets. Familiarity with MS Office, especially Word and Excel, and other office related software programs. Experience with databases and data entry is a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with prior work experience and salary history.
APPLY through our website,, by selecting Administrative Assistant-FFPfrom the job openings section and following the sign up instructions. Applicants should include a resume, cover letter, and a completed USAID form 1420 no later than Friday, April 29, 2016. Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter.
AMEX International Inc. (AMEX), an international development firm located in Washington, DC, is currently implementing an institutional support contract for the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The AMEX/FFP Project immediately requires a qualified candidate to provide administrative and programmatic support to the FFP-implemented Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
FEWS NET and its precursor activity, the Famine Early Warning System (FEWS), have existed for more than 30 years. Initially created as a response to the 1984/85 famines in the Sahel and Ethiopia, FEWS NET has informed the U.S. Government (USG), as well as international and local partners, about current and future threats to food security in at‐risk locations around the globe. Early phases of FEWS focused solely on Africa, but later phases expanded to cover parts of Central America, the Near East, and the Middle East. FEWS NET has become a standard for evidence‐based decision‐making on humanitarian needs, as well as a rich repository of in‐depth understanding of many of the drivers of food insecurity around the world.