Program Assistant, International Development Economics - Nathan Associates, Inc.


Organization Information

When Robert Nathan founded Nathan Associates in 1946, a handful of consulting economists adapted the economic techniques that had proved so valuable to the U.S. Government during World War II to solve the problems facing U.S. industries and foreign governments. Trained in economic analysis and research, they believed that they could use economic principles and data to guide policies and operations in a way that would ultimately make a positive difference in people's lives.

Now, nearly 70 years later and grounded in the same principles and guided by the same core values, our employees are motivated by the belief that we can make a difference. Our consulting staff has grown many times over, and we have expanded our services and geographical reach while remaining small enough to personally ensure the quality of our work.

Our services for public and private sector clients include

  • Analysis of the economic impacts of public policy;
  • Analysis of and testimony on economic issues in regulatory proceedings;
  • Expert testimony on liability and damages in antitrust, financial markets, intellectual property infringement, and trade litigation;
  • Analysis of infrastructure planning, policy, and investment needs and feasibility;
  • Analysis of the economic costs and benefits of recognizing and enforcing intellectual property rights; and
  • Supplementing and building capacity in trade policy.

We provide these services in a wide range of sectors--from primary products to services and from manufacturing to transportation and communications. And our clients range from U.S. law firms and trade associations to foreign governments and international aid agencies.

Location -  Arlington, Virginia

Job Description 

We are seeking a Program Assistant to support our International Development Economics practice in Arlington, Virginia. The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative support for overseas projects in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds and tight deadlines.

Job Responsibilities

Project Management/Administrative Support Responsibilites

  • Serve as Project Assistant for designated donor-funded long-term projects
  • Communicate with staff (home office and overseas), consultants, and clients on contract, administrative, or logistics issues
  • Prepare employment agreements for fielding independent consultants on overseas projects.
  • Deploy consultants and staff to foreign countries: obtain visas, country clearances, and travel authorizations from funding agencies; make airline and hotel reservations; handle Medevac, medical insurance, and medical certifications; arrange for shipping/storing of household effects for long-term consultants
  • Track consultant approvals, timesheet submissions, expense report submissions, payments on time and expenses
  • Provide general administrative and logistics support for home office staff and for consultants on overseas projects

Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of administrative work experience at least part time
  • Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Proficiency in use of the Internet as a research tool
  • Strong communication, writing, and budgeting skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with quick turnarounds and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of international geography/travel issues
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in a relevant foreign language
  • Facility with online data management systems.

How to Apply

To apply for this position (I-342), visit our consultant database and conduct a keyword search for Program Assistant, IDE. Select Program Assistant, IDE. Follow the application steps at the bottom of the job description and upload a resume and cover letter after the registration process, unless you have previously registered in our database. If you have previously registered in our database, please log on here and then choose the Jobs tab to then conduct a search. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. 

Deadline - Open until filled.

Nathan Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.