Program Manager: Central and West Africa

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Program Manager: Central and West Africa

Position Summary

NDI's Central and West Africa team seeks a program manager to plan, design, implement, and manage programs to support democratic development in Anglophone countries in the region. Designated programs are expected to include initiatives to support credible elections, transparent governance, political party relations, and women's participation in The Gambia and Sierra Leone, but assignments may shift or include other Anglophone countries in the region.

Duties

Essential Accountabilities
• Serve as a resource and provide general guidance to Project Assistants, Program Associates, and Program Officers on programmatic procedures, tasks and assignments.
• Lead the development of detailed work plans to ensure achievement of assigned program(s) objective(s) and expected outcomes, including the establishment of actions to be taken, the required resources (time, funding, staffing, etc.), a schedule/timeline for the actions required, and specific measures/metrics for evaluation at completion.

Qualifications

Education
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience. Graduate degree in a similar discipline preferred.
Experience
• Five years of relevant work experience in international-development, community organizing, political campaigns, or legislative affairs, or a similar field, including experience in program strategy and design.
To comply with tax and legal obligations, all candidates for DC-based positions must reside in Maryland, DC or Virginia. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments, candidates must be residents of MD, DC or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NDI.
This is a union position to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI's Human Resources department.

Salary

DOE

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