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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.


Program Assistant | Strategy, Performance, & Learning Division | Arlington, VA

Location: United States - VA - Arlington


Program Assistant | Strategy, Performance, & Learning Division | Arlington, VA

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm.  We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over one hundred countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.


Social Impact strives to be a great place to work. We are proud of our diversity and actively seek to expand it as a way of improving our employees’ experience, our collective professional breadth and the quality of the work we do. We seek to promote equity and inclusion through our policies and practices and build a culture of belonging for everyone where differences and authenticity are honored and embraced. We work hard to create opportunities for growth and ensure that our staff are fulfilled and engaged. We believe we are better when we collaborate, learn from one another and have fun while working hard.     


Position Summary:

SI is seeking a Program Assistant to support projects in the Strategy, Performance, & Learning (SPL) Division. The Program Assistant reports to Program Managers on individual projects and a Senior Program Manager in the SPL Division as their direct supervisor. This is a full-time, HQ-based position.



The Program Assistant will be supporting a variety of SI’s programs with clients, such as USAID, the US Department of State, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The Program Assistant will report to a Senior Program Manager. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to project teams, including consulting agreements, invoice processing, arranging travel, hotels, visas, and insurances for travelling team members (once travel resumes post-pandemic).

  • Orient consultant team members to procedures for working with SI.

  • Facilitate communication/collaboration between SI project managers and consultants.

  • Organize and schedule training events associated with various SI contracts.

  • Under the supervision of a project manager, draft and edit documents and reports.

  • Under supervision of a project manager, monitor program budgets and reconcile expenditures.

  • Under supervision of a project manager, provide technical support such as analyzing qualitative data, conducting desk research, or drafting deliverables.

  • As able, in a project manager’s absence, serve as an acting project manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, or related subject.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, Excel, communication, and desktop publishing applications.

  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.



Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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