Project Associate (2 openings)


About the organization

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 34 projects in 19 countries and total revenues of approximately $128 million.


The Project Associate (PA) is responsible for providing administrative support to ACDI/VOCA projects, new business proposals, and technical initiatives. PA demonstrates basic proficiency in ACDI/VOCA systems and procedures, understands basic donor requirements, and performs multiple tasks with high degree of accuracy and good judgement.


I - PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT – 1) Project Operations; 2) Project Financial Management; 3) Procurement, Grants and Contracts; 4) Work Plan, Reporting and Technical Deliverables.

II - NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: Under guidance, serve as proposal coordinator or in another proposal role, as appropriate.

III - TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP: Facilitate collaboration within the Project Operations team, between HQ and field staff, internal departments and external partners.


Minimum qualifications a Bachelor’s degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics or a related field required, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience required. Knowledge of USAID/USDA preferred. Experience living in a developing country preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Proven ability to work successfully as part of a team, as well as independently required. Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy, take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible. Fluency in English, professional proficiency in French or Spanish required. Ability and willingness to travel internationally to less developed countries required.

While the requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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