Accountability Lab makes governance work for people. We are catalyzing a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world by supporting change-makers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities. By enabling people to generate the knowledge, skills and networks needed for accountability, we unleash positive social and economic change.

We are seeking a junior staff member to support our global team (based in Bamako, Washington, DC and Johannesburg) during a time of exciting change and growth. Based in the Open Gov Hub (1100 13th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005), the Operations Coordinator will provide administrative support in a fast-paced, mission-driven, and results-oriented environment and will serve as the glue that keeps the team and the organisation moving towards its goals. The Administrative Coordinator will aid global and country program staff (DRC, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somaliland, South Africa, and Zimbabwe) through administrative support. There are also opportunities for travel as well as writing and publishing professional work.


You are a recent undergraduate who majored in a social science and who is looking for a job to launch your career. You have a multicultural background and/or experiences and can demonstrate your ability to communicate and collaborate in a culturally sensitive way. You are interested in the world around you, and you are keen to support a team that is making a difference in the world. You’re excited to learn and develop your skills, you love taking the initiative, and are always up for learning new ways of doing things.

You energetically lead the administrative work for the team by staying extremely organized. You can start with a long list of to-do’s, be nimble as unexpected things change your day, and are able to communicate clearly with your team members. You can complete projects without an exact roadmap for how to get them done and have a demonstrated ability to multitask. You are capable of creating your own deadlines and find enjoyment in completing tasks and delivering outputs. You do what it takes to get the job done.

The Tasks

  • General administrative duties including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, managing the team calendar and appointments, corresponding with donors, and coordinating travel arrangements for the team.
  • Coordinating the preparation, proofreading, production and distribution of reports, agendas, presentations, blogs and other documents as needed.
  • Taking minutes during team calls.
  • Manage correspondence for the team, including thank you notes and acknowledgments
  • Other operational and administrative tasks as requested by the global team.


  • Undergraduate degree required or 2+ years relevant work experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Intense sense of self motivation, discipline and management, able to work independently.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple time zones.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; can handle the unexpected with flexibility.
  • Ability to work in French/Spanish is considered an asset.
  • In-country experience in the countries where we work is considered an asset.
  • Some experience in a similar role via an internship is considered an asset.

Compensation offered is $43,000 with a competitive benefits package.

Please send your salary expectations, resume, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and the Accountability Lab to [email protected] by August 30th. We ideally are looking for a candidate to start on or close to October 1, 2021. 

People of color, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, and others belonging to minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.