2065 Program Assistant, Eurasia

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | EUROPE | Full-time


Program Assistant, Eurasia (Job #2065)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Eurasia regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Program Assistant provides day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia program staff.



  • Provide general administrative support to the Eurasia Section staff;
  • Receive, process and distribute incoming proposals and grantee materials;
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process;
  • Assist in preparing proposal summaries, budgets and related materials;
  • Provide programmatic support to Program Officers and the Senior Director;
  • Maintain a database of contacts in the region;
  • Help to organize meetings, roundtables and other events on Eurasia-related topics;
  • Provide logistical support for staff and grantee travel.



  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in political science, regional studies, international relations, history or other relevant discipline;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
    • Administrative and/or programmatic experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.


  • Other Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the political and civil society issues in Eurasia;
    • Strong written and oral communications skills in English required;
    • Fluency in Russian (reading, writing and speaking) is required;
    • Proficiency in other languages used in the region is an advantage;
    • Fluency in English with strong writing skills is required;
    • Authorized to work in the United States. 


  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • High degree of organization and initiative.

To Apply: 

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.