The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work in Washington, D.C. as full-time project assistants for the Eurasia team to assist with the Institute’s current programs in the region. There are two positions to support NDI programs for Belarus, Russia, Moldova and countering disinformation in the Eurasia region.
Under close supervision of a desk officer, senior program manager or other individual in authority within the team:
Provide administrative support on assigned country projects, to ensure compliance with donor requirements. This could include coordinating with NDI’s administrative departments, organizing and maintaining an electronic filing system, organizing travel arrangements, and routing contracts or invoices.
Assist in compiling information for drafting of periodic donor reports or workplans
Assist in tracking program expenditures;
Attend relevant meetings and seminars on topics pertaining to political developments in the region and prepare oral and written presentations for team members;
Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to programs in the region;
Complete special projects as needed; and
Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: proposal drafting and editing, program development, and donor relations.
Recent graduate our currently pursuing a graduate degree; relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to, political science, international relations, international development, international business, and Eurasian studies;
Must have excellent writing skills;
Must be well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
Excellent financial management skills, proficiency in Excel and/or Quicken is highly desirable;
Must be flexible, diligent, and team-oriented;
Proficiency in Russian, particularly desirable but not required; and
Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.
This is paid employment, 40/week M-F. Our DC office has a telecommuting policy in effect for the pandemic.
We are currently recruiting only for applicants available immediately.
Applicants must have US work authorization; NDI will not provide sponsorship. Only candidates residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia or Washington, D.C. will be considered for this opportunity. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI’s Human Resources department.