Temporary Project Assistant: MENA

National Democratic Institute - Washington, DC3.9

TemporaryEstimated: $53,000 - $68,000 a year
EducationSkills
Responsibilities:
Assist in providing administrative support to assigned country projects, such as coordinating travel for staff/consultants/participants, reviewing financial expenditures, processing payment requests, filing/copying/shipping documents, and other assigned tasks related to backstopping field office activities

Produce daily news updates for distribution to the MENA team by reviewing foreign and domestic newspapers, magazines, or journal articles pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa

Research and gather materials for country or regional specific programs

Attend meetings and seminars on Middle East and North African affairs and prepare oral and written presentations to MENA team members

Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodic reports, such as country-specific political and program updates

Conduct special projects as needed

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in political science, international relations, Middle Eastern studies or additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis

Advanced working proficiency in Arabic (written and spoken) will be prioritized in the hiring process.

Knowledge of, experience and interest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Strong attention to details with experience prioritizing and managing multiple tasks

Excellent writing skills

Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired

Comments:
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

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