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August 02, 2013

Program Assistant, MENA, National Endowment for Democracy- Washington DC


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.


Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.
Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.
Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.
Organize events for visiting grantees.
Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including French, Turkish and Farsi.
Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.
Administrative support experience.
Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Authorization to work in the United States.
How to apply

To Apply:

Applications must include cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references (this should be in English). Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA – Job #1321 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.

Posted by sjadrich at August 2, 2013 12:11 PM


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