Program Management Assistant, Africa - United States

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.


Providing administrative and programmatic backstop support for DI staff in Bethesda and overseas;
Coordinating with travel agent to book travel for field staff and consultants;
Providing programmatic and logistical support for overseas consultants and staff members;
Working with supervisors to ensure program compliance with relevant USAID regulations and mission orders;
Contributing to timely report writing and editing;
Assisting in project startup and staff deployment;
Expand expertise of political, cultural, and operational contexts in specified region;
Ensuring timely submission of invoices and contribute to expense reconciliation;
Supporting tracking of project finances and deliverable timelines;
Providing research support related to politics, governance and elections in foreign countries;
Supporting the development of internal reports, annual work plans, quarterly, monthly and weekly reports;
Maintaining sound relationships with counterparts in the field to ensure teams are adequately supported.


Bachelor’s degree in international relations, public policy, political science, or a related field.
One to two years' professional experience in project support and oversight, ideally in supporting USAID-funded programs abroad.
Applicants should be highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet dynamic client deadlines.
Knowledge and experience in elections, politics, governance, and/or international development is desired.
Very comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communications skills required.


$41.000 - $50.000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for the Program Management Assistant position is $41,000 - $50,000 commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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