Asia-Pacific -- Senior Advisor

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1983, NDI has worked with staff members and volunteer political practitioners from more than 100 nations, bringing together individuals and groups to share ideas, knowledge, experiences and expertise. Partners receive broad exposure to best practices in international democratic development that can be adapted to the needs of their own countries.


Essential Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

•Work with program and country teams on program grant and program operations planning;

•Work with program and country teams on local compliance and registration issues, and support staff in standardizing best operational practices in country offices and DC;

•Support personnel and recruitment processes in partnership with Human Resources/Recruitment for the Asia-Pacific region. Ensure compliance with NDI policies and applicable laws;

•Contribute to the professional development of staff on the regional team, in headquarters and the field offices, in consultation with the Regional Director;

•Support staff in reviewing regional banking and financial management issues, and updating approaches to more efficiently implement accounting responsibilities, track and reconcile budgets, and manage procurement procedures;

•Work with program teams on country program start-up and closeout processes;

•Assist regional staff with the development and execution of outreach strategies with donors, government agencies and other stakeholders;

•Support the updating of country office risk management and security plans and share best practices among offices, in coordination with NDI's global security and operations team;

•Update regional systems and procedures; streamline existing processes; and harmonize documents and policies, including teamwide tracking systems;


Required Qualifications:


•Undergraduate degree, preferably in nonprofit management, business administration, or a related field; additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis


•A minimum of 14 years of relevant operational experience encompassing familiarity with program operations, compliance, administration, and security;

•Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary organization, collaborating with colleagues across teams for joint program implementation; prior relevant field experience is highly desired;

•Strong analytical approaches to problem solving combined with practical on-the ground program implementation; demonstrated ability to proactively identify procedures and policies to improve information sharing, knowledge management, and the overall efficiency and organization of regional programs and activities;

•Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff;

•Superior oral and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner in English;

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