Program Manager: Middle East and North Africa

National Democratic Institute


Program Manager: Middle East and North Africa
Position Summary

To plan, design, implement, and manage one or more designated programs, generally of greater complexity and scope (e.g. a large multi-faceted single country program with significant funding and greater technical difficulty or more specialization, or one that cuts across multiple field offices and locations).

Peripheral Accountabilities/Responsibilities (Non-essential)
• Support onboarding and training for Project Assistants, Program Associates and Program Officers, as required. Participate in interview processes, as needed.
• Act as a back-up for other team members as needed.
• Participate in cross-functional initiatives as needed.
• Actively seek and engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge in project/program management, and maintain a general working knowledge of relevant program trends and issues occurring external to NDI.

• Incumbent operates under general direction, works in accordance within established procedures and objectives.
• Incumbent serves as a resource and provides guidance to lower level staff.
• Incumbent regularly interacts with staff at all levels within NDI.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience. Graduate degree in a similar discipline preferred.

• 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. An advanced degree or work towards one in a relevant discipline may be substituted for required years of experience on a one-for-one basis.
• Prior relevant international field work experience performed in-country is highly desired.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making.

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