The scope of this job is to support the ANSI International Policy Department in the administration and implementation of ANSI’s international projects and development programs. This primarily includes supporting the implementation of current projects and development programs, and assisting in the identification and pursuit of new opportunities. The position requires travel, primarily to Africa and emerging economies.
Supports the Director, International Development and other International Policy staff in the administration and implementation of several international projects; including organization of workshops and other events, communication with ANSI members and potential participants, drafting of project reports and other deliverables, and other activities as needed.
Contributes to the ANSI International Policy Department’s project management mechanisms, including project accounting, schedules, budgets, etc.
Helps to ensure that ANSI’s international projects and development initiatives effectively communicate and promote U.S. policies and positions for standards and conformity assessment.
Supports the International Policy Department staff to recruit and engage private sector organizations and government officials in the U.S. and internationally in support of ANSI’s international projects.
Supports the identification of new opportunities to gain government and private-sector funding to support international capacity building projects that advance U.S. objectives internationally, while increasing visibility and revenue growth for the Institute.
Monitors international and U.S. government trade and standardization policy activities and works to align them with ANSI policies.
Implements ANSI policies and administrative decisions, and lends expertise to ANSI’s international policy development.
Keeps supervisor informed of activities and developments in the assigned program areas.
Performs other duties and carries out special projects as necessary, including support for the Vice President, International Policy.
Education and Training
Bachelor’s Degree required; further education a plus
Language skills other than English language a plus
Skills and Experience
Two or more years of experience; preferably in the fields of international relations or international development
International experience (either studying or working) strongly preferred
Knowledge of and/or experience with international trade issues and policies a plus
Knowledge of project management procedures and tools
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Must possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to exercise discretion and solid judgment when operating in highly political environments
Team player with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Position requires international travel
Proficiency in MS Office including Word, MS Mail/Exchange, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet