Project Assistant, Learning and Leadership Development, Rockville, MD, United States 63 views

Job Description

Position Description


Project Assistant provides proactive, customer-focused administrative, operations, and programmatic support for the Learning and Leadership Development practice area.

The position is based at EnCompass’ Rockville, MD headquarters. Expected to be remote until September 30th 2021.

Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include:

Provide day-to-day administrative support

Provide effective and timely logistical support to staff and consultants for courses, including domestic and international travel arrangements, production and reproduction of training materials, shipping, etc.

Support planning and coordinating meetings and offsite events, including hotel, meal and event details and requirements

Assist in creating and maintaining course schedules and calendars for multiple contracts and course offerings, and for staff and consultants across contracts/projects

Work closely with clients and participants in organizing workshops (e.g., drafting communications, sending welcome letters, responding to questions, etc.)

Represent the team on the company Administrative Team

Assist with the implementation of learning events in Washington D.C. and overseas

Support training evaluation data entry, analysis, and report-writing

Maintain SharePoint files and Google Drives for the L&LD team and communications sites

Maintain project records, project related KM and disseminate information about project results

Assist in drafting consultant agreement documentation

Review consultant invoices and travel expenses; support finance department in the purchase and payment of products and services


data entry

food security

global health

human rights

inclusive development

monitoring and evaluation

oral communication

primary health care

project management


time management


Support the implementation of face-to-face workshops and vILT sessions and other learning events

Support the production of virtual Instructor-Led Trainings (vILT) on Adobe Connect, Zoom, and other virtual learning software, as needed

Assist with the development, formatting and editing of proposal products (including resumes, annex materials)

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s and one year of experience working in an office

Experience and Skills

Interest in international development

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities and deadlines

Ability to work within defined standard operating procedures and adhere to quality guidelines

Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong time management skills

Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

Basic skills in operational processes

Proficiency with all MS Office products, experience with graphics s

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Job Requirements

Project Assistant, project management skill, administrative support

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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