Program Officer: Southeast Asia

National Democratic Institute

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Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Asia
Location: Washington, DC

Program Officer: Southeast Asia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Program Officer to join its Asia - Pacific team in the Washington, DC office, and contribute to the planning, designing and implementation of programs related to strengthening civil society, enhancing democratic governance, enhancing women's and other marginalized groups' political participation, and strengthening political parties. This is a full-time position based in the Washington, DC office and does not have direct reports.


* Drafts, and coordinates with the team on preparation, final editing and submission of board memos, proposals, work plans, quarterly and other reports with minimal substance guidance; edits work of Program and Senior Program Assistants.
* Collaboratively develops program concepts and leads strategic discussions; coordinates proposal process and timeline for proposal submissions; develops program objectives, results and indicators, as well as program strategy.
* Contributes to work plan discussions, drafting and submission.
* In partnership with program staff, plans and supports program activities in assigned countries; anticipates program needs and ensures that field offices receive needed administrative or program backstopping in DC.



* Bachelor's degree in political science, public administration, public policy, economics, international relations or related subjects; 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, international grants management, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development, and/or legislative affairs.
* Demonstrated knowledge and/or competency coordinating grants process;
* Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, US and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy-makers.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English to effectively present information, respond to questions, and prepare written reports in a professional and timely manner.
* Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team.
* Smooth multitasking among multiple responsibilities, ability to analyze political work, think innovatively and introduce new concepts.


Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

This is a union position to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2.

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