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Training Assistant, PEPSE

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 Training Assistant on our USAID-funded Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project. The Training Assistant will provide critical implementation support and play a vital role in assisting the project’s training component with event planning, coordinating trainings, and carrying out administrative tasks.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the PEPSE Senior Project Operations Manager .  


Training Assistant will provide organizational and logistical support to the technical teams under the Training component, as well as support general operations as required. In addition, the Training Assistant will support the following tasks:

• Contribute to the coordination and delivery of PSE trainings in Washington D.C. and internationally, supporting logistics, administration and module support;
• Research and secure venues, meals, equipment and other relevant procurements for trainings;
• Support operations in arranging a trainer, consultant and/or participant transportation and accommodations, we as well as support drafting any safety and security briefings or approvals;
• Assist in the creation, production, organization and distribution of training and/or event materials;
• 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 minimum of 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

·     Experience supporting training, logistics or coordination of activities

·     Past experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis and data collection

·     Understanding of and demonstrated passion for international development

·     Eligibility to work in US


·          Experience working with USAID

·       Fluency in a foreign language (French, Spanish, or Arabic preferred)

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Training 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.