Program Assistant, MENA

Washington DC
National Endowment for Democracy


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant.  This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.


• Ensure logging in of grant proposals.

• Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.

• Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.

• Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties. 

• Organize events for visiting grantees.

• Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.

• Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country. 

Apply Now: 

To apply:  Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references.  Pease send these completed documents in an email to, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA – Job #1246 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more informantion please visit our website at  Please no phone calls.