The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in The Gambia seeks a ProgramAssistant to support its ongoing work in strengthening governance, elections, political parties, and civic participation programming in the Gambia.
Program Assistant: Responsibilities
| Works directly with the Program Team under direct supervision from the Program Officer and the Senior Resident Director
Under supervision, creates initial drafts of budgets for program activities;
Under supervision, creates or makes substantial contributions to drafts of program reports, administrative memos, proposals, concept papers, program updates, work plans, letters etc.;
Assist in organizing conferences, workshops and meetings
Take notes in trainings, conferences, workshops and meetings;
Develop sign in sheets and program evaluation forms for events;
Keep program information and records:
Track program impacts on stakeholders and supports in program monitoring and evaluation;
Collect data and program information from the field in accordance with program proposals, work plans, performance monitoring plans;
Attending and reporting back to the team on selected internal meetings and external events;
Fulfill other program duties as assigned by supervisors.
| Regular analysis of political, economic and security developments that may have significant impacts on the project;
Assist team members in responding to requests for information regarding NDI’s civic programs;
Conduct research projects on specific aspects of NDI’s programs in the Gambia.
| Develop initial design for program agenda and provide resource materials for workshop participants;
Deliver correspondence to partners for programs;
Provide administrative support and programmatic input into proposal process and contributes to strategic discussions;
Provide needed information materials for workshop participants instantly and coordinate the workshop secretariat;
Assist with administrative tasks such as scanning, photocopying and filing;
Scan newspaper and policy documents on issues that may impact program;
Schedule and coordinate meetings, events, interviews, appointments, and/or other similar activities for supervisors, which may include coordinating travels and lodging arrangements.
Provide other duties on research and program improvement as assigned by your supervisors.
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in political science, government or law, social sciences or a related field; in a recognized and accredited institution. graduate degree preferred
At least one-year work experience in the development sector as a Program Assistant or an intern.
Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and NDI’s salary scale. In addition to the salary, benefits such as healthcare, transportation, and communication allowances will be provided. NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
All applicants should submit their CV and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday15th March 2023.