Job Function: Washington DC
Location: Washington, DC
Temporary Project Assistant: Democratic Governance Team
Only candidates currently residing in Maryland, Virginia, Oregon, California, Illinois or Washington, D.C. will be considered for this opportunity.
The National Democratic Institute is currently seeking applicants for one full-time project assistant to work with its Democratic Governance team beginning June 1, 2021. The Governance team serves as the Institute's resource and adviser for executive, parliamentary and subnational government programs and leads on the cross-cutting themes of political integrity and democracy 'delivering' on development outcomes. Project assistants are given substantive responsibilities, and are expected to be professional contributors to the Governance team's work. Project assistants must be able to take on projects on their own and deal well with tight deadlines. They also need to know when to seek guidance before proceeding. Project assistants are hired for three-month terms. Depending on Governance team needs and resources, project assistants may be able to extend once for an additional three months. Though this position will be virtual initially, the candidate should be available to work from NDI's Washington, DC office once COVID-19 health and safety conditions allow.
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 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.