Program Assistant

FHI 360, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th June, 2021

Job Description


The FHI 360 Global Connections department engages with a diversity of institutions and individuals in the United States and around the world to strengthen professional, cultural, youth and academic exchanges, and educational/training linkages. A growing area of work includes online and third-country participant trainings that focus on professional and institutional development in a broad range of technical areas.

The ERWE Program, which primarily focuses on women entrepreneurship, provides trainings and civil society capacity building activities for stakeholders in the MENA and/or SCA regions. The current funder is the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; however, this program may also receive funding from other funders/sources. We are seeking applications for a Program Assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support across a diverse portfolio of project activities.

This position is contingent upon funding, and funder’s vetting approval once funding is secured.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative/Operational Support: Ensure all recorded/tracked data is accurate and meets program monitoring and reporting needs; provide general procurement/administrative actions, as needed; schedule team meetings; manage electronic filing system; and other administrative duties, as assigned;
  • Support Program Procurement and Financial Actions: Facilitate, monitor, track and process payments for vendors and consultants, supply orders, and other procurement duties, as assigned;
  • Support Program Activities: Provide general research and troubleshooting support for team; provide translation to target country language (if appropriate and as needed); and contribute to client report sections, as requested;
  • Collaboration/Communication: Maintain professional standard of communication with colleagues, consultants, and beneficiaries; and ensure work style contributes to team building and a professional environment where colleagues can work together productively
  • Business Development: Participate in business development opportunities, as necessary


  • Associate degree or its international equivalent in International Relations, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Education, Social Sciences, International Development or related field;
  • Typically requires 0-2 years of programmatic and administrative support experience;
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff;
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English;
  • Reading and writing functionality in Persian, Tajik or Dari; and
  • Prior experience in a non- governmental organization (NGO) preferred.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of MENA and/or SCA regions’ cultures preferred; and
  • Knowledge of and experience working on women entrepreneurship preferred.


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