Democracy International (DI) is seeking to hire a Program Assistant to provide programmatic support for the multi-year USAID-funded Protection, Inclusion, and Empowerment Activity in Armenia. Based in Yerevan, Armenia, the project supports local officials, civil society leaders, private sector actors, and marginalized groups in addressing legislative gaps, enhancing collaboration among local stakeholders in policymaking and implementation, increasing resources, and strengthening their responsiveness to unforeseen events. This position reports to the Program Manager.
- Provide administrative and programmatic backstop support for DI staff in Armenia; - Provide programmatic and logistical support for the program team, consultants, and other staff members; - Work with supervisor to ensure program compliance with relevant USAID regulations and mission orders; - Contribute to timely report writing and editing; - Support project implementation; - Support tracking of project deliverables and activities; - Support the development of internal reports, annual work plans, quarterly, monthly and weekly reports; - Maintain sound relationships with counterparts in the field to ensure teams are adequately supported. - Perform other similar responsibilities DI might reasonably request.
- Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, or a related field; - Professional experience in project support and oversight, ideally in supporting USAID-funded programs; - Applicants should be highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet dynamic client deadlines; - Knowledge and experience in research, politics, governance, and/or international development is desired; - Demonstrated commitment to ethics, transparency, and accountability in program implementation; - Flexible. Ability to adjust responsibilities and duties as the project grows; - Ability to multi-task with a strong commitment to meeting deadlines; - Proven integrity and thorough attention to details are inherent to this position; - Very comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite; - Fluency in English and excellent writing and communication skills are required; - The position is an entry-level position. Recent graduates with internship experience are encouraged to apply.
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DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries. welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. DI is committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI 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 DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.