Project Assistant: Asia-Pacific

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


Job Function: International
Department: Asia

Temporary Project Assistant (Multiple Positions): Asia-Pacific

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work in Washington, D.C. as a full-time project assistant for the Asia-Pacific team covering a range of countries. The temporary project assistant position is available beginning in early April 2020 for a term appointment lasting three months with the possibility of extension for an additional three months based on performance.

• Assist the Asia -Pacific team in organizing and implementing democracy development programs
• Collect and distribute to the Asia -Pacific team foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, or journal clippings pertaining to Asia & Pacific affairs
• Attend meetings and seminars on Asia -Pacific affairs and prepare written presentations to Asia & Pacific team members
• Conduct special projects as needed
• Assist in providing logistical and administrative support to the Asia -Pacific team
• Assist with administrative duties such as filing, faxing, copying and mailings


• Bachelor's, with coursework in political science, international development, Asian studies, or a related field or relevant work experience
• Must have excellent oral and written proficiency in English
• Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Asia
• Available a minimum of 40 hours per week
• Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team
• Experience managing work prioritization and attention to detail
• Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.)
• Ability to read, write, and speak Mandarin-Chinese (traditional) strongly desired



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