Junior Gender Program Assistant (TOPS)

EnCompass LLC
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 13

Position description

The Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS) project is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded institutional support contract for USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) to meet the pressing challenges caused by climate change. TOPS aims to help USAID meet the increasing complexities of global development by recruiting technical assistance providers to work in USAID’s offices; delivering the training needed to empower new staff and advance USAID’s objectives around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and facilitating more evidence-driven technical decisions.

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Gender Program Assistant to provide administrative assistance and support on gender, environment, climate and a range of other activities within the Gender Equity and Equality Action (GEEA) Fund. The GEEA Fund advances gender equity and equality, and accelerates the economic security of women and girls, including from marginalized and underserved populations, in a gender-transformative way. The GEEA Fund focuses on five strategic priority areas and addresses the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19, climate change, conflict, and crisis on women and girls, in all their diversity, worldwide.

The Gender Program Assistant will offer support into a wide range of gender programming, including climate and environmental activities, within the GEEA Fund, and will be tasked with coordination, organization, logistics, and administrative duties, including support on communications and other Fund management tasks.  

The Gender Program Assistant will be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to support multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate is also interested in international development and the nexus between gender and climate issues relevant to the GEEA Fund’s work. 


This is a full-time position. The position is expected to be fully remote for the next few months but eventually will be based at USAID headquarters in Washington DC. 

The Gender Program Assistant must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship. 


Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include:

  • Work directly with USAID staff on a variety of assigned tasks and activities supporting the GEEA Fund, particularly those related to climate and environment
  • Draft, edit, and format deliverable materials, documents, and reports as needed and in collaboration with program teams
  • Initiate and support the development of reports, materials for large events, and technical documents
  • Monitor and track activity budgets and deliverables
  • Provide logistical and technical support to project activities
  • Arrange travel, hotels, visas and other necessary preparations for traveling team members
  • Providing support as needed to the USAID team developing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), coordinating with procurement committee members, and helping to source bids
  • Help the team in their administration and analysis of survey data.
  • Synthesize notes and decisions from meetings, assist with planning, design, and implementation of events, develop event registration platforms and websites, and other support services
  • Communicate with USAID colleagues, interagency colleagues, implementing partners, and consultants as needed
  • Assist USAID office team members with other tasks, as assigned


Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required. A degree in gender studies, international affairs, or natural resources, climate, or environmental science is preferred.

Experience and Skills

  • Up to 3 years of professional experience
  • Documented interest in the gender sector is required. Examples include previous coursework or participation in gender related learning events or engagements.
  • Experience working in the gender and environment sector is highly desirable
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills; highly skilled at writing and editing documents
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as needed
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of USAID/DDI, specifically the GEEA Fund
  • International experience (professional, study abroad, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated interest in the climate sector is highly desirable. Demonstrated interest may include related coursework, participation in online learning events, etc.
  • Experience working in a developing country context is preferred. An academic background, personal experiences, or other demonstrations of knowledge and interest in the developing country context may substitute for developing-country work experience
  • Experience in the administration and coordination of projects is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is desired
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English is desired

EnCompass LLC

EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative, customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. Since our establishment in 1999, we have become a leading advisor for government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, diversity, and technical expertise in environment and agriculture, food security, education, gender and inclusive development, global health, and human rights.

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