Temporary Program Assistant – Global Leadership Programs

Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women's leadership in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights and political participation, seeks a talented professional with experience in logistical program planning and implementation for the position of Temporary Program Assistant from March 27 - June 30, 2017.

 

Position description:

Reporting directly to the Program Manager for the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program, the Temporary Program Assistant will support the program planning and travel to assist in the implementation of the program held in Washington, DC and New York City in April and May.  After the Fortune Program has concluded, the Program Assistant will support the program planning and travel to assist in the implementation of the International Alumnae Component in Kathmandu, Nepal in June.   The ideal candidate will start on Monday, March 27th and work through Friday, June 30th.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the coordination of the international airfare, lodging and airport transfers for program participants, staff and consultants for the Fortune Program and International Alumnae Component
  • Coordinating arrangement with vendors, such as ground transportation, tour companies and restaurants for the Fortune Program and International Alumnae Component
  • Developing and editing all materials for both programs
  • Supporting the Program Manager during the execution of the Fortune Program in Washington, DC and New York City as well as the International Alumnae Component in June in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Taking comprehensive notes and photos during the Fortune Program and International Alumnae Component, and utilizing social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to document the experience
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications include:

  • Interest in and knowledge of global women’s issues, international development and/or women’s leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or a related field is required.  Relevant work experience is a plus.
  • Experience in coordinating logistics for programs, including travel, accommodations, etc.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and manage your time
  • Team player with a commitment to seeing a project through to successful completion
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy (Excel and document formatting skills preferred)
  • Social media competency
  • Must be able to travel internationally to Kathmandu, Nepal for one week in mid-June for the International Alumnae Component and travel to New York City on May 14-17. All travel and business-related expenses will be paid by Vital Voices.

 

This position is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position based in Washington, DC.  Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

 

To apply:  Please mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references with complete contact information to [email protected].  Use “Temporary Program Assistant, Global Leadership Programs – (Full Name)” as the subject of your e-mail. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 3rd and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

NO CALLS PLEASE.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.