The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is currently seeking candidates for a 3-month position with a possible 3-month extension based on performance, with NDI’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) team. The project assistant will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in this region.
- Assist the LAC team in organizing and implementing democracy development programs;
- Collect and distribute to the LAC team foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, or journal clippings pertaining to Latin American and Caribbean affairs;
- Translate documents and messages from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish;
- Attend meetings and seminars on Latin American and Caribbean affairs and prepare written presentations to LAC team members;
- Conduct special projects as needed;
- Provide logistical and administrative support to the LAC team; and
- Assist with administrative duties such as filing, copying and mailings.
Required Skills & Experience
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree, with coursework in political science, international development, or a related field;
- Fluency in Spanish (speaking, reading, writing) required; Proficiency in French preferred
- Available a minimum of 30 hours per week for a minimum of three months;
- Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team;
- Diligent in work processes;
- Flexible in schedule, attitude and work prioritization;
- Demonstrated interest in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
- Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.
This is a paid position. Applications are now being accepted for a late May/early June state date. Project Assistants are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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.