Project Associate At ACDI/VOCA


ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner based in Washington, D.C. We have implemented effective economic and social development projects around the world since 1963. Our areas of expertise include: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Resilience, Finance, and Equity & Inclusion. We employ some 1,000 people in the United States and overseas. In 2019, we implemented 63 programs in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Beyond our competitive compensation, full array of insurances, generous 401(k) plan, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, commuter subsidy, career development, we also offer a vibrant, friendly, diverse, inclusive, passionate, and inspiring work environment.

The Project Associate (PA) is responsible for providing administrative support to ACDI/VOCA projects, new business proposals, and technical initiatives. PA demonstrates basic proficiency in ACDI/VOCA systems and procedures, understands basic donor requirements, and performs multiple tasks with high degree of accuracy and good judgement. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a passion for international development and a long-term interest in economic growth.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: drafting and editing scopes of work, supporting field mobilization and repatriation of staff and volunteers, reviewing and processing expense reports, making travel arrangements, processing visa requests, providing support in editing and formatting of project reports and documents, processing powers of attorney and other legal documentation, and assisting with the procurement of goods and services. In addition, the PA is expected to participate in new business proposals as proposal coordinator which includes maintaining the proposal calendar and communications, assisting with proposal research, collecting documents, formatting CVs, coordinating and/or conducting capture trips, and maintaining proposal document libraries on SharePoint. Perform other duties as required.

While the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications include a BA in International Development, Agriculture, Finance, Economics or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). Minimum one year of relevant work experience. Knowledge of USAID/USDA highly desired. Fluency in English and professional proficiency in French and/or Spanish required. Additional proficiency in French is desired. Ability and willingness to travel to less developed countries required. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven ability to work independently and as part of the team, strong organizational skills, ability to be effective in a fast-pace environment, demonstrated resourcefulness, leadership and initiative to learn new skills, as well as positive and constructive attitude.

How to apply

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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