Program Officer: Ukraine

NDI Eurasia

About the organization

NDI Eurasia is looking to hire a Program Officer to help manage and oversee our programing in Georgia and other countries in the Caucasus. To 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. The Program Officer would backstop an experienced team in Tbilisi in support of programs focused on enhancing responsive governance at the local level, strengthening democratic political parties, fostering the participation of marginalized groups and inclusive decision making, and supporting credible election processes. The program officer will provide support for two to three projects and will work closely with Program Associates and Senior Program Managers to ensure timely reporting, accurate financial tracking, and monitoring and evaluation.

Duties

Essential Accountabilities
• 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, and as required across other teams in the development of Ukraine-specific program concepts and content for proposals, ensuring alignment with broader institutional strategies and approaches. Support the identification and documentation of successful processes/programs, as well as areas where improvements can be made for the establishment/execution of future programs.

Qualifications

Education
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science, Regional Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Experience
• Three years of relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, 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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