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Please scroll down or click on PDF links to learn more about the following opportunities:

I. WEConnect International Market Lead for Nigeria in Nigeria (PDF)

II. Office Assistant in Washington, DC (PDF)

III. Certification Program Assistant in Washington, DC (PDF)

IV. Internship Positions in Washington, DC


Job Opportunities

I. Position: WEConnect International Market Lead for Nigeria

Program name: Growing Women-Owned Businesses Through Access to Markets

Compensation: TBD

Location: Nigeria 

Main Purpose: To provide leadership, vision and strategic direction to WEConnect International in Nigeria in accordance with the core values and purpose and in co-operation with WEConnect International including:

1. To be responsible for the development and management of WEConnect International in Nigeria and to ensure proper governance and accountability.

2. To develop corporate and public sector support for women business owners and develop and engage certified women-owned businesses and corporate members in Nigeria.

3. To ensure that WEConnect International in Nigeria continues to play a key role and makes the best possible contribution to WEConnect International’s objectives and strongly participates in the development of the global strategy

Reporting to: WEConnect International Director of Women’s Business Development

Click here to learn more about the position and application process. The deadline for proposals is February 29, 2016.


II. Position: Office Assistant 

Location: Washington, DC

Reporting to: WEConnect International Operations Manager 

Compensation: Entry level; commensurate with experience

Job Overview: The Office Assistant will support the overall operations and administration of a growing non-profit team. The Office Assistant will spend approximately half of the time supporting the CEO, with the balance spent supporting day-to-day tasks.  

Job Responsibilities: 

• Welcome visitors, route phone calls and mail, review and draft correspondence 

• Screen and schedule CEO appointments 

• Coordinate executive travel arrangements, including itineraries, agendas, accommodations, and travel expenses 

• Update CEO and Vice President’s business card contacts

• Respond to requests for information from international contractors

• Support event management and other corporate functions 

• Maintain general office organization and cleanliness – supply orders, files, calendars, office electronics and equipment, kitchen, etc.

• Send weekly events list

• Record notes and transcribe meeting notes or minutes for weekly team meetings, monthly member calls, and tri-annual board and member meetings

• Undertake any other duties which may from time to time be required; this job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive but is issued as a general guideline to the main areas of responsibilities

Key Qualifications: 

• Self-starter with a high degree of organization, professional demeanor, and interpersonal skills 

• Computer skills to include MS Office Suite, SharePoint, Nextiva VoIP administration, and online meeting packages

• Some College or equivalent experience 

• Fluency in English is required; proficiency in a foreign language is a plus 

Posting Expiration Date: February 29, 2016

How to Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in English. Use subject line OfficeAssistant_YOURNAME. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the position. WEConnect International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


III. PositionCertification Program Assistant

Compensation:Entry level, depending on experience

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Certification Program Manager

Job Overview: Responsible for ensuring compliance with global certification standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities: To ensure the integrity, uniformity, and confidentiality of the WEConnect International Certification process in select WEConnect International countries: 

1. Market Responsibilities:

a. Manage certification process in select markets

b. Oversee all documentation concerning applications, certification process, and benefits

c. Manage the eNetwork and application process in select markets

d. Track certified WBE usage of the Women Owned Logo

2. Membership: Provide members details on women-owned businesses to assist with sourcing requests

3. Sustainability:

a. Ensure payment of relevant fees

b. Manage re-certification process in select markets

4.    Effective Organizational Management and Development:

a. Participate in team calls to provide information about achievements, challenges, and best practices

b. Manage administrative tasks as they pertain to the eNetwork, certification process, and general office management

5.   Technology

a. Maintenance of the eNetwork and basic understanding of the technology behind it

b. Training consultants and staff in new functionality as it is available

6. Other: Undertake any other duties which may from time to time be required; this job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive but is issued as a general guideline to the main areas of responsibilities

Person Specification: 

Certification experience

Able to travel occasionally

Must demonstrate a proven track record of organizational skills

Empathy with women business owners, preferably with experience starting and growing a business

Excellent written communication skills

Understanding of technology and its capabilities as they relate to the certification process

Experience with online networks, databases and/or Joomla is a plus

Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Ability to set and meet targets independently

A ‘self-starter’ with excellent motivating skills, enthusiasm and vision

Sound judgment and good political skills

A flexible approach to work

Languages: Fluency in English required and knowledge of other languages and work experience in other countries and cultures preferred.

Posting Expiration Date: February 29, 2016

How to Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in English. Reference the job title when applying for a job in addition to following all application instructions in the posting. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the position. WEConnect International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internship Opportunities

IV. Position: Intern -- Washington, DC

WEConnect International offers interns an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and insights into nonprofit, corporate and international work spheres as well as knowledge about women in business issues and private sector approaches to diversity and inclusion. 

Opportunities are well suited to a wide range of majors, including business, communications, graphic design, marketing, and international relations.

College seniors or graduate students are welcome to apply. You must be able to commit at least 2 days per week. Please include your availability and preferred focus area in your cover letter. To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and a 2-5 page writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No calls please.

Application Timeline

Fall applications accepted July 1-August 15

Spring applications accepted Oct 15-Dec 10

Summer applications accepted March 15-June 15