Temporary Project Assistant: Southern and East Africa

National Democratic Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 29

Position description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking applicants to join NDI's Southern and East Africa (SEA) programs. This is a temporary position, based in NDI’s Washington, DC office. The project assistant will be responsible for conducting country and program-specific research, attending meetings on Southern and East African Affairs and assisting in providing administrative support for country programs.


  • Research and gather materials for country specific programs;
  • Assist in the backstopping of field offices activities;
  • Collect and distribute to the SEA team news updates;
  • Attend meetings and seminars on Southern and East African affairs and prepare oral and written presentations to SEA team members;
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodical reports;
  • Provide administrative support to assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, mailing, and/or event preparation;
  • Conduct special projects as needed.


  • Demonstrated interest in Southern and East Africa;
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, international development, and African studies or relevant subject or relevant work experience;
  • Well-organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team;
  • Portuguese/French/Swahili language skills useful;
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.

Application instructions

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