Program Officer: Southern and East Africa
National Democratic Institute
About the organization
The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government
The National Democratic Institute seeks a Program Officer to support NDI’s democratic development programs in Southern and East Africa (SEA). The Program Officer will work with members of the SEA team on programs supporting elections, parliamentary strengthening, youth civic engagement, civil society advocacy, and executive agencies. The Program Officer will contribute to the planning, design, implementation, and execution of one or more designated programs and/or manage a program generally smaller in scope or of less complexity.
Serve as a resource and provide general guidance to Project Assistants and Program Associates on basic programmatic procedures and tasks.
Contribute to the development of detailed work plans to ensure achievement of assigned program(s) objective(s) and expected outcomes, including the establishment of actions to be taken, the required resources (time, funding, staffing, etc.), a schedule/timeline for the actions required, and specific measures/metrics for evaluation at completion.
Execute required components of established program plans, and perform programmatic assignments in accordance with established expectations and timelines. Monitor progress, identifying problems and barriers and making recommendations to management for necessary adjustments to ensure successful, quality outcomes.
Collaborate with team leadership, other team members
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 fieldwork experience performed in-country and/or completion of one or more semesters of education abroad is highly desired.
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