Program Management Assistant, JURIS - 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.


Support the effective implementation of the overall JURIS mechanism and the discrete justice, human rights, and security rapid response activities conducted around the world.
Facilitate the deployment of short-term technical assistance and supporting local project coordinators or other regionally or locally hired implementation teams. Serve as administrative point of contact for submission of invoices, deliverables, etc.
With oversight from the PO, conduct vetting and due diligence for subgrantees; serve as administrative point of contact for submission of deliverables and payment requests, etc.
Support the design and drafting of concept notes and proposals for rapid response activities in response to USAID requests for JURIS support and DI-identified interventions, including conducting background research, as well as, budget and budget narrative development.
Ensuring timely submission of invoices and milestones from vendors and grantees and contribute to expense reconciliation;
Support tracking of project finances, correspondence, and deliverable deadlines;
Substantively contribute to, draft sections of, and/or edit reports, work plans, and other deliverables.
Support program compliance with relevant USAID regulations and mission orders;
Supporting the development of annual work plans, quarterly, monthly, and biweekly reports;
International travel required, expected to be 10-15% of time.


Bachelor’s degree in international relations, public policy, political science, or a related field.
Excellent writing and editing skills
Demonstrated applicable experience or one to two years' professional experience in project support and oversight, ideally in supporting USAID-funded programs abroad.
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
Experience with budgets a plus
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communications skills required. Professional proficiency in one or more additional languages is highly desired, particularly Arabic, French, Spanish, or Russian.


$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.

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