Program Assistant: Eurasia (Multiple Vacancies)

National Democratic Institute


Program Assistant: Eurasia (Multiple Vacancies)

Summary: NDI seeks several Program Assistants for Eurasia to support country staff, program officers and the Regional Director. Specific focus is on DC-based support for country-specific program activities in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Russia, as well as regional programming to combat disinformation.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Under close supervision, creates or makes substantial contributions to drafts of proposals, concept papers, reports, memos, program updates, work plans, and newsletter articles;
• Administrative and program support for program conferences, workshops and meetings;
• Monitors political events throughout the region;
• Creates initial drafts of budgets; monitors program spending (in conjunction with field office and program supervisor); performs basic analysis and projection of financial status and reports on that status;
• Provides administrative and logistical support to field offices and regional staff; anticipates and implements logistical needs of assigned portfolio(s);
• Provides administrative support and programmatic input into proposal process and contributes to strategic discussions; substantively contributes to work plan formulation and discussions;


Required Skills:
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field;
• High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, US and foreign government personnel and NGO community;

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.

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