Program Assistant, Economic Engagement & Private Sector Development, International Development

January 23 2020
Arlington , United States


Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.

This position will report to the Vice President, Economic Engagement and Private Sector Development, and work closely with senior members of the Economic Engagement and Private Sector Development team, as well as the broader International Development Group.

Job Description:

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative support for overseas projects in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds and tight deadlines.

  • Serve as Project Assistant for designated donor-funded long-term projects;
  • Communicate with staff (home office and overseas), consultants, and clients on contract, administrative, or logistics issues;
  • Prepare employment agreements for fielding independent consultants on overseas projects;
  • Deploy consultants and staff to foreign countries: obtain visas, country clearances, and travel authorizations from funding agencies; make airline and hotel reservations; arrange for shipping/storing of household effects for long-term consultants;
  • Track and maintain consultant approvals, timesheet submissions, salary verifications, expense report submissions, payments on time and expenses;
  • Support events and workshops where needed on international projects;
  • Search consultant database to identify consultants, enter consultant CVs in the consultant database, format and edit CVs as needed;
  • Provide general administrative and logistics support for home office staff and for consultants on overseas projects; and
  • Provide research and administrative support to business development efforts.

  • B.A./B.S. in business, finance, international development/affairs, accounting, economics, or related field;
  • One or more years of work experience, which should include administrative experience;
  • Proficiency in word-processing and spreadsheet software (especially in developing and maintaining budgets);
  • Proficiency in use of the Internet as a research tool;
  • Strong communication skills, especially writing;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with quick turnarounds and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Experience in event planning and coordination preferred;
  • Knowledge of international geography/travel issues advantageous, international work or internship experience preferred;
  • Language skills in French or Spanish strongly preferred. Other languages widely spoken in the developing world may be considered; and
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization required.