Program Associate: Central and West Africa

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government

Duties

To provide administrative and programmatic support for one or more designated programs and/or teams.
Essential Accountabilities/Responsibilities
Coordinate and/or participate in internal meetings to develop and maintain a knowledge of team and program objectives and work progress and demonstrate this understanding in the execution and completion of assigned work.
Assist with the execution of program, and/or team plans by performing administrative (e.g. invoice processing, data entry, travel, and meeting coordination, etc.) and programmatic assignments in accordance with established expectations and timelines.
Support the evaluation of programmatic outcomes based upon specific measures/metrics defined in the established plan through the provision of data and other relevant information.
Complete basic research and analysis assignments and provide summarized findings in a clear, concise, and understandable manner, with objectives, relevant facts, data, and conclusions presented as required.
Prepare and/or support the preparation of selected materials (proposals, work plans, presentations, etc.) and communications. Complete initial drafts of assigned reports and updates for dissemination to internal and external audiences, including donors and other key program partners, ensuring proper and accurate formatting, spelling, and grammar usage as well as the inclusion of required content.
Participate in strategy and work plan formulation discussions

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Experience
This is an entry level program position requiring no previous work experience. Previous internships in international development, political campaigning, legislative affairs or a related subject are desired.
Prior relevant international field work experience in-country and/or completion of one or more semesters of education of abroad is highly desired.
KSAs
Strong interest in one or more of NDI’s international development disciplines, e.g. political campaigns, elections, community organizing, technology/innovation, etc.
Math skills and the ability to perform accurate calculations and understand quantitative information.
Basic research and analysis skills to allow for gathering, summarizing and presenting findings.
Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively and diplomatically with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as externally both domestically and internationally with NDI partners, funders, and other stakeholders.
Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and through various communication media.
Fluency in French is required.

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