Communications Assistant/Associate

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI 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.


Support DI’s field and home offices in their efforts to conduct communications with funders and with internal and external audiences;
Assist in managing DI’s website, including timely publication of materials;
Support DI’s Communications Technical Specialist with communications responsibilities including backstopping key functions of DI’s corporate communications portfolio;
Support home and field offices to develop communications products that comply with USAID and other funder requirements related to branding and marking;
Assist home and field offices to improve graphic design and presentation of communications products;
Assist in editing key documents for internal and external use;
Support virtual and in-person event planning and execution; and
Manage DI communications databases.


BA/BS in communications, public relations, international relations/development, or related field;
One to two years of experience in communications, public relations, editing, or related field;
Demonstrated study of or experience in web design;
Demonstrated study or experience implementing communications strategies, preferred;
Experience in graphic design using Canva or similar, preferred;
Willingness to learn required communications approaches from funders, including USAID and others;
Demonstrated interest in social media;
Strong attention to detail;
Passion for creativity and willingness to use creative methods to communicate complex ideas;
Ability to successfully balance priorities while managing multiple tasks.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative style with the ability to inspire engagement and drive diverse stakeholders to a common solution

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The starting salary range for the Assistant position is $41,000 - $52,000; the starting salary range for the Associate position is $47,000 - $60,000 - commensurate with experience. DI is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent, and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

As a Federal Contractor, DI must comply with the President's Executive Order 14042 and the follow-on guidance issued by Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on COVID-19 Workplace Safety. Therefore, all US-based DI employees, including remote employees, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022.

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