Project Officer, World Movement for Democracy(WMD)

The National Endowment for Democracy

About the organization

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3, bipartisan organization that serves as America’s leading foundation for freedom, providing support for democratic activists, civil society organizations, and independent media throughout the world. We seek an experienced, dynamic, and savvy Project Officer, for the World Movement for Democracy, to help strengthen the impact of our work and mission.



Overall Operations of Secretariat
Contribute to implementing World Movement activities.
Work with Senior Manager to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities.
Assist in developing a strategy for World Movement’s youth engagement.
Develop and maintain relations with project partners and funders, including the coordinationusing and managing the World Movement online platform.
Contribute to the production of World Movement’s public relations materials, includingonline platform resources and materials.
Conduct periodic evaluations of the projects/activities; and,
Lead the implementation of the youth engagement strategy.
Community Building among Young Democracy Activists - Build a global community of young democracy activists for peer learning and solidarity building.
Assist other team members to coordinate the World Movement’s youth fellowship program.
Develop and maintain a network of the fellowship alumni.
Organize online campaigns for amplifying voices of youth activists and sharing their innovations.
Develop and manage online platforms for coordinating the community’s activities.
World Movement Assemblies
Work with others to formulate agenda, develop invitation lists, recommend speakers, and develop activities of each Assembly.
Liaise with and assist workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas and identifying presenters and


Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred, but not required.
Experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
Project Officer 2+ years of work experience.
Knowledge of political and social issues.
Experience in building and facilitating international civil society networks, including digital networking.
Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
Proven experience in online community management, including digital networking, campaigns management and platform management.
Experience in building relationships with project partners and funders.
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Overseas work experience, preferred.
bility to work in a team with a strong sense of mission.
Ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities.
Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively with political and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of donor organizations.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Budget and accounting skills.
Authorized to work in the United States.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

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