Program Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Latin America & The Caribbean
Location: Washington, DC

Program Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Program Assistant to join its Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) team to support country staff, program officers and the regional director in the day-to-day activities of planning, designing and implementing programs related to strengthening political parties, civic organizations, election bodies, local governments and legislatures.


Under close supervision and direction, the Program Assistant will:
• Provide administrative and logistical support to the Latin America and the Caribbean team in Washington, DC and field offices
• Contribute to writing and preparing various documents specific to the team and/or region
• Assist in creating initial drafts of budgets; and monitor program budgets
• Participate in program support and conduct research on programs
• Provide administrative support for proposal production and work plan formulation
• Attend meetings to keep up to date on the latest information on team, region, or partners


• Bachelor's degree, preferably in political science, international relations, or a related field; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
• Demonstrated coursework and/or internship, professional or significant volunteer experience in community organizing, political campaigning, international development, organizational development, legislative affairs or related subject

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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