Program Officer: CEWA (Francophone)

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Central & West Africa
Location: Washington, DC

Program Officer: CEWA (Francophone)

Position Summary
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Francophone Program Officer with political and organizational expertise to support NDI's democratic development programs in Central and West Africa. This position will work with members of the CEWA team on the planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of democracy support programs with political parties, civic organizations, and legislatures, including programs with a focus on promoting social cohesion and on countering disinformation. The position will be based in Washington, DC, and may require occasional travel overseas. The position is expected to primarily support the Institute's programs in Mali.


Peripheral Accountabilities/Responsibilities (Non-essential)

• Support onboarding and training for Project Assistants and Program Associates as required. Participate in interview processes, as needed.
• Act as a back-up to for other team members as needed.
• Participate on cross-functional teams and 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.
• Perform other duties as required.


• Incumbent operates under general direction, works in accordance within established procedures and objectives.
• Incumbent regularly interacts with staff at all levels within NDI.
• Incumbent regularly interacts with NDI partners, funders, and other stakeholders, including international development organizations, civic organizations, NDI's network of volunteers, trainers, and experts, political leaders, and other key program contacts.



• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
• An advanced degree or work towards one in a relevant discipline is a plus.


• Three years of relevant work experience in international-development, community organizing, political campaigns, or legislative affairs, or a similar field. Internships in one or more of these listed areas also may count as relevant work experience. 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 and/or completion of one or more semesters of education abroad is highly desired.

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