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Project Assistant, PEPSE

Job Order ID:201
Web Publication Date:1/10/2019
Job Location:Washington, DC

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont, that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description:

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team in the role of Project Assistant on our USAID-funded Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project. The Project Assistant will provide critical implementation support and play a vital role in assisting the project with event planning, coordinating trainings, and carrying out administrative tasks. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the PEPSE Chief of Party.


The Project Assistant will provide organizational and logistical support to the technical team in the following areas:


• Draft general project correspondence, approvals, reports, presentations, and other miscellaneous documents
• Write and publish Resonance blogs on project updates, industry trends, and other noteworthy topics
• Support the preparation of client deliverables, including assessments, evaluations, trip reports, etc., including editing and ensuring adherence to client branding requirements
• Logistical coordination of client online events and information exchange forums
• Compiling and tracking team goals, monitoring progress toward production of deliverables on schedule


International and Domestic Event Coordination
• Research and secure conference venues, meals, and equipment
• Arrange trainer, consultant and/or participant transportation and accommodations
• Support creation, production, and distribution of training/event materials


Budget & Administration
• Scheduling client and team meetings
• Manage, submit and track client approvals
• Liaise with consultants to plan travel, generate consulting agreements, and complete expense reports
• Maintain, update and improve company databases and document retention systems
• Assist with preparing and tracking project budget spreadsheets


• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, and 1 – 2 years relevant work experience
• Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and ensure that key deadlines are met
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong attention to detail
• Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT) and OSX applications
• Past experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis and data collection
• Understanding of and demonstrated passion for international development

• Experience working with USAID preferred
• Fluency in a foreign language (French, Spanish, or Arabic preferred)

• Eligibility to work in US

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Project Assistant, PEPSE" in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.