Program Assistant, USAID/Center for Education


About the organization

ZemiTek, LLC is a Woman-Owned, SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) based in the Washington, DC metro area. We have a strong record delivering innovative and high-quality solutions. Since 2007, ZemiTek has provided technical assistance, project management, information technology (IT), knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, training and learning development, and institutional support services.


ZemiTek LLC is recruiting for two Program Assistants who will be embedded within USAID's Center for Education, Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships and Innovation. The Program Assistants will provide critical administrative, programmatic, and operational support to ensure the functioning of the Center, which supports education development initiatives around the world, through the Education Support Initiative 2 (ESI 2) institutional support contract.

The Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI) provides thought leadership and technical assistance that catalyzes inclusive growth, expands partnerships, and generates innovative solutions to complex development challenges. IPI leads in carrying out key Agency priorities, including pursuing gender equality and inclusive development, mainstreaming our work with local partners across the Agency, and expanding private sector partnerships. We also lead the Agency in advancing education, cybersecurity and digital access, and economic growth.

The Bureau’s Center for Education (IPI/EDU) leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing U.S. Government development priorities.

Location: Hybrid (3 days in the office)
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Starting at $60,000
Clearance: Ability to obtain secret level clearance


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year relevant experience
Experience providing high-quality support to fast moving and hard-working teams.
Exceptional organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills; detail-oriented; ability to multitask and prioritize tasks; and able to learn quickly.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
Ability to work independently, resourcefully, and on own initiative, with flexibility to changing priorities and an eagerness to learn by doing.
Interest in international development and education - and commitment to USAID’s mission and improving educational outcomes.
Strong proficiency in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office.
Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance required.

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