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Assistant Program Officer, CIMA

About The National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


Responsibilities: Events and Communications Support the design, coordination, and quality execution of CIMA’s events, including panels, workshops, and roundtables. Support, as needed, administrative tasks associated with the logistics of events and travel. Act as a liaison for AV, Office Services, Communications, Public Affairs, and other stakeholders at NED to effectively communicate event goals and ensure events run smoothly. Coordinate communications within NED and externally. Support CIMA’s communications activities, including developing weekly newsletters, managing CIMA’s social media accounts, assisting report launch communications, and supporting website maintenance and updates. Assist in maintaining engagement with key participants of events and workshops. Identify engagement opportunities for knowledge uptake of CIMA reports. Liaise with NED programs teams to facilitate fact-finding discussions and to learn about media grantees from various regions. Analyze CIMA’s social media and website analytics. Assist in the organization and implementation of a busy calendar of public events and roundtables; and support Senior Director and Deputy Director to facilitate internal learning related to media assistance among NED programs teams.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced studies or graduate degree preferred. 2+ years of relevant work experience in international development or democracy assistance programs, with experience in international media development preferred. Experience in organizing events and conferences. Experience with project management tools and processes. Knowledge of international media issues or democracy promotion programs. Experience living and working abroad is an asset. Proficiency in a second language is an asset. Excellent written and oral communication skills. High degree of organization and initiative. Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Authorized to work in the United States.

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