Part-Time Temporary Project Assistants: Middle East and North Africa (multiple positions)

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking up to three (3) part-time temporary project assistants to work in Washington, D.C. for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) teams and programs.

● 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, gather materials and prepare briefs 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
● Assist as needed in providing administrative support to assigned country projects, such as coordinating travel for staff/consultants/participants, processing payment requests, filing/copying/shipping documents, and other tasks related to backstopping field office activities and event planning
● Conduct special projects as needed

● Bachelor 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 French and/or Arabic (written and spoken) will be prioritized in the hiring process; Farsi language skills also a plus
● 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 and interpersonal skills
● Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired

This is a paid temporary position.

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 NDI 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.

To be considered for a Temporary Project Assistant at NDI, you must have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and be located in Maryland, D.C., or Virginia. The hourly rate for candidates with a completed Bachelor’s degree is $17.00. The hourly rate for candidates with a completed Master’s degree is $18.00. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments and to comply with tax and legal obligations, successful candidates must be residents of MD, DC, or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NDI.

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