NDI New Vacancy 2023 for Senior/Program Assistant

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National Democratic Institute for International Affairs-NDI New Vacancy 2023 for Senior/Program Assistant

Position Available: Senior/Program Assistant (Temporary) in Nepal

  • Organization: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Duration: Four months (Temporary position to cover maternity leave)

About NDI:

Established in 1983, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing and expanding democracy worldwide. NDI collaborates with democratic institutions globally, fostering political and civic organizations, ensuring electoral integrity, encouraging citizen engagement, and promoting transparency and governmental accountability. With its headquarters in Washington, DC, NDI operates in over 70 countries across five continents. Comprising a diverse workforce from 75 nations, NDI shares the conviction that democracies consistently promote economic growth and equitable development. Since 1997, NDI’s Nepal office has worked closely with the Parliament, political parties, government agencies, and civil society.

Job Description:

NDI-Nepal is currently seeking candidates for a Senior/Program Assistant position, designed to provide vital support to the country staff and program team. This role involves assisting with daily activities and contributing to program planning, design, and implementation. This position is temporary and will last for four months, covering maternity leave. It is based in Kathmandu.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support under the guidance of a program officer or manager for organizing training sessions and activities.
  • Contribute, under supervision, to the creation and reporting of various documents pertinent to the team.
  • Assist in the initial budget drafting and monitor program budgets.
  • Support program activities through background research.
  • Aid in administrative tasks related to proposal production and work plan formulation, including participation in strategic discussions.
  • Attend regular staff and partner meetings to stay informed about team developments and the country’s political situation.
  • Offer logistical and administrative support to visiting international and national experts.
  • Assist in program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Travel to districts to support and observe program activities.
  • Assist in translating, editing, and writing program documents in both Nepali and English.
  • Train and supervise interns on assigned tasks.
  • Assume additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability and program requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science, or a related field; a graduate degree is a plus.
  • Demonstrated coursework and/or internships in international development, community organizing, political campaigning, organizational development, legislative affairs, or a related subject.
  • Previous experience with an international or non-governmental organization (I/NGO) or NDI is preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective interaction with staff at all levels, international personnel, political partners, and party representatives.
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication to present information, respond to inquiries, and prepare draft written reports professionally.
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of budget and accounting procedures.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote regional locations.
  • Interest in and understanding of the national political environment, political parties, and political leaders.
  • Competence in conducting basic political analysis on political and programmatic developments.
  • Proficiency in English writing, speaking, and translating.
  • Ability to effectively articulate NDI mission statements and program/project initiatives.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently while meeting deadlines.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidential information.

Application Instructions:

To apply for the Senior Program Assistant position, please send your CV and a cover letter to nepaljobs@ndi.org. The application deadline is September 10, 2023, with rolling reviews. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please refrain from making phone inquiries.

Applicants must possess the necessary work authorization to work in Nepal.

NDI is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

(Note: We simply posted this job opening for informational purposes. So, please read the information and submit an application using the website or email address provided.)

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