Strategy and Design Associate - 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.


Supports proposal development processes, including costing, recruitment of personnel, identification and outreach to partners, and coordination of partner inputs.
Contributes to elements of proposal research and technical writing.
Supports quality control and ensures compliance with all relevant solicitation requirements.
Coordinates with DI colleagues, consultants, subcontractors, subgrantees, and identified personnel to manage and troubleshoot logistics for information gathering and inputs, set guidelines and timelines, and produce relevant proposal requirements.
Conducts research on program implementation logistics such as country-specific registration requirements, benefits, and other potential implementation considerations/issues.
Conducts/ supports training for staff and new hires on business development systems and procedures.
Reviews opportunity websites for new opportunities relevant to DI's strategic business objectives and channels opportunities through designated team points of contact.


Bachelor’s degree in international relations, public policy, political science, or a related field;
2-6 years of work experience and interest/experience in DRG;
Professional experience supporting USAID or other USG-funded programs desired;
Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet dynamic client deadlines;
Demonstrated interest or experience in democracy, human rights, governance, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, or related field;
Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, and members of donor organizations; and
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to travel on short notice if needed;
Ability to work a hybrid in-office/remote schedule at DI's home office in Bethesda, MD


$47000 - $60000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The starting salary range for this position is of $47,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience. DI is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent, and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 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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