Program Officer: Central and Eastern Europe

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. Since its founding in 1983, NDI has worked with local partners in 130 countries and territories, bringing together individuals and groups to share ideas, knowledge, experiences and expertise.

Duties

Responsibilities:
• Drafts board memos, briefing memos, reports and other materials with some editing, direction and substance guidance; drafts entire or significant portions of quarterly reports, sections of work plans and larger proposals; edits work of Program Assistant and Senior Program Assistant
• Develops program concepts for proposals in collaboration with functional team; develops program objectives that reflect broader institutional strategies and approaches in tandem with the Regional Director
• Contributes to work plan discussions and processes for work plan drafting and submission
• Supports vision and many aspects of fairly complex programs; anticipates programmatic administrative needs and with some guidance, takes appropriate actions; maintains interaction with field offices and monitors and measures program performance, timing and results; prepares for assessments
• Serves as POC for field staff; meets with funding agency reps to describe program progress and to articulate new funding proposals and concepts; maintains frequent contact with NDI partners overseas and briefs specific country political, civic and business leaders, donor organizations and members of the international community about NDI activities; represents NDI at appropriate events
• Acts as liaison with members of NGO, funding and Washington policymaking communities

Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations or related subject; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
• A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development or legislative affairs
• Demonstrated knowledge and/or competency in one or more areas of NDI's functional programs and the assigned region's political environment
• High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders and policy makers
• Excellent oral and communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions
• Exceptional writing skills to effectively create clear and concise proposals and reports
• Good negotiating skills; able to introduce new concepts

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