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Program Assistant ICT Programs
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Location: Washington D.C.
Last Date: July 2, 2011
Job Description: Program Assistant ICT Programs
SUMMARY: Supports ICT Programs team and program teams in the day-to-day activities of planning, designing and implementing projects that integrate appropriate and sustainable technologies into NDIs global democracy strengthening programs through:
Investigates new technologies and identifies applications relevant for NDI programs.
Provides assistance with technology implementation as needed.
Drafts reports cataloguing best practices in political technology.
Acts as primary support to Program Officers and backs-up other team members.
Provide administrative and logistical support to projects as needed.
Researches or contributes to memos, program updates, work plans, and articles.
Assists with basic management of programs by appropriately responding to programmatic administrative support requests and maintaining accurate files and reports.
Participates in ICT team documentation and project management systems.
With guidance, compiles briefing materials for staff, consultants and volunteers.
Makes contributions to staff portal and public blog.
Takes part in strategic and work plan discussions.
Participates in organizing local and regional program conferences, workshops and meetings.
Maintains communication with field offices and NDI partner organizations overseas.
Bachelors Degree in required; coursework in political science, international studies and/or computer science preferred;
Experience developing web technologies highly desired;
Political, campaign or organizing experience highly desired;
Experience with open source technologies preferred.
Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, US and foreign government personnel and NGO community.
Good oral and written communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated interest in tinkering, and knowledge of political technology.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations which are often remote and difficult to reach.
Ability to meet with partners in-country and effectively articulate NDI mission statements and program/project initiatives.
To apply, please visit our website: http://www.ndi.org
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