Program Assistant, Strategy, Performance, and Learning (SPL)

Social Impact
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 01

Position description

The Program Assistant will be supporting a variety of SI’s programs with clients, such as USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The Program Assistant will report to a Program Manager. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to project teams, including consulting agreements, arranging travel, hotels, visas, and insurances for travelling team members.
  • Orient consultant team members to procedures for working with SI.
  • Facilitate communication/collaboration between SI Program Managers, consultants and client.
  • Organize and schedule training events associated with various SI contracts.
  • Under the supervision of a project manager, draft and edit documents and reports.
  • Under supervision of a project manager, monitor program budgets and reconcile expenditures.
  • Under supervision of a project manager, provide technical support such as analyzing qualitative data, conducting desk research, or drafting deliverables.
  • As able, in a project manager absence, serve as an acting project manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, or related subject (required).
  • Research experience.
  • Coursework in international development preferred.
  • Work or study experience abroad preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative analysis software preferred.
  • Foreign language proficiency preferred.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, Excel, and desktop publishing applications.

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