Temporary Project Assistant: Central and West Africa (CEWA)

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Central & West Africa
Location: Washington, DC

Temporary Project Assistant: Central and West Africa (CEWA)


Job Description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for an internship with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) team beginning at end of December. The project assistant will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of democratic development programs in Francophone countries in the region through the following assignments:

•Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare, hotel, visas, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff, consultants, and delegations;
•Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs;
•Review and summarize documents and information from subgrantees;
•Document translation between French and English;
•Provide administrative support on assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing;
•Assist in researching and drafting periodic reports on NDI programs;
•Attend events and lectures on Central and West Africa and provide written summaries to team members;
•Attend NDI events and program meetings and provide minutes to team members;
•Review documentation of field office expenditures;
•Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region; and
•Complete special projects as requested.



Required Skills

•A bachelor's degree or pursuing a graduate degree, or a recent graduate of such a program (relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to: African studies, international development, international relations, or political science);
•Some knowledge of Central and West Africa and an interest in learning more;
•High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
•Strong research and writing skills;
•Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications;
•Oral and written proficiency in French
•Oral and written proficiency in English
•Availability to work 40 hours/week for six months.


NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI 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, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making.

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