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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been advancing evidence to evolve systems, improve lives, and ultimately create a better, more equitable world. We are a nonprofit research and technical assistance organization working to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. Our experts in education, health, ...
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    Project Assistant


    The primary objective is to support the day-to-day implementation of the P3-Africa. A secondary objective will be to support implementation of other projects depending on need and time availability. The responsibilities for the position include:

    • Establish protocols for mentors, PhD students, internships, and Thematic Funding Window in collaboration with partner organizations
    • Prepare timelines for all P3-Africa activities
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with key partners through periodic check-ins
    • Work with broader team to design and implement learning events
    • Support all aspects of the Thematic Window selection process and grants management process
    • Support recruitment process for internship program
    • Coordinate all logistics for survey methods and other training courses
    • Source content for periodic project newsletter, organize listserv and dissemination.
    • Provide updated content for P3-Africa website
    • Monitor overall project budget and prepare budgets for individual project activities to ensure that resources are utilized efficiently and effectively
    • Prepare periodic reports for donors and other key partners


    Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

    • Minimum of a B.A. in social sciences or related field
    • Zero to two years’ experience in project work
    • Experience or background in education desirable but not required


    • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and ability to work under and adhere to tight deadlines
    • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills
    • Comfortabke working independently and as part of a team; must be a team player and demonstrate a sense of responsibility and sensitivity in dealing with diverse audiences
    • Strong writing and editing skills; Ability to translate complex technical language and ideas into a form easily comprehensible to non-technical audiences

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