Program Officer, China
The National Endowment for Democracy
About the organization
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).
Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of regional activists focused on the media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education, and other areas.
Monitor the implementation of NED-approved projects and evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees by analyzing grantee reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.
Produce written materials and presentations to provide funding recommendations to NED leadership.
Monitor political developments in the region relevant to the portfolio to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with political analysts and other contacts, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other Asia team members on their country portfolios.
Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners, and regional organizations.
Think creatively about how to improve team effectiveness, grantee-reporting guidelines, communicat
Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred.
Significant experience in the nonprofit sector.
4-6 years of experience in democracy-related projects and programs required.
2+ years of living or working in the region.Experience in financial monitoring and reporting.
Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
Broad understanding of political issues and trends in the Asia region, with a particular focus on China, including Hong Kong and East Turkistan/Uyghur Region.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Full professional proficiency in Mandarin Chinese required.
Ability to travel to countries within the region, as needed.
Exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
High degree of organization and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, including coordination and facilitation skills.
Authorized to work in the United States.
This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.
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