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Temporary Project Assistant: Central and West Africa - Anglophone Programs

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work with its Central and West Africa (CEWA) team. This is a temporary position based in NDI's Washington, DC office. The project assistant will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and/or Nigeria.


* Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs
* Assist with travel logistics, including arrangements for airfare, hotel, visas, and meeting schedules for traveling NDI staff, consultants, and delegations
* Assist in providing administrative support including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing
* Assist in researching and drafting briefing materials and reports on the political situation and/or NDI program activities in the region
* Review documentation of NDI program expenditures
* Attend events and program meetings on Central and West Africa and provide minutes or written summaries to team members
* Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region
* Complete special projects as requested


* Bachelor's degree in African studies, international development, international relations, political science, or a related field; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
* 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 English
* Availability to work 40 hours/week


The application deadline for this temporary position is May 13, 2019.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

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. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.