Resident Program Manager for Civic Organizing, Eurasia

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Eurasia
Location: Estonia
ResidentProgram Manager for Civic Organizing, Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Civic Program Manager (PM) to manage and implement programs to strengthen civil society organizations and civic initiatives for one of its programs in the Eurasia region. From this office, the new PM will contribute technical expertise to, and manage day-to-day implementation of NDI civic advocacy and engagement programs. S/he will also contribute to grants management, reporting, and other administrative, financial and compliance issues. If s/he has applicable expertise the PM will also contribute to programs to promote women’s political participation.


The ideal candidate has: 1) progressively responsible experience in organizing, advocacy and management roles at civil society organizations 2) specific experience in training and advising local civil society partners in closed political environments or developing democracies, and 3) written and oral language fluency in English and Russian. The anticipated start date is August 15th contingent on funding approval.




Undergraduate degree in a field of study related to political science, international relations, public policy, international development or a related field preferred; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a practitioner with civil society organizations, including, illustratively as a grassroots organizer, advocacy manager or organizational manager/executive.
Strong practitioner command of effective tools both offline and digital, and approaches for fostering organizational capacity development of civil society groups
Experience mentoring emerging civic initiatives and leaders, and experience with movement building and political activism.
In depth knowledge and experience planning and managing digital outreach and social media
Experience working in developing democracies without traditions of responsive government or civic activism. Eurasia region preferred.
Familiarity with adult education practices and incentives; ability to develop formal curricula and training materials
Proven experience forming strong relationships with civil society organizations, political leaders and members of the donor/diplomatic community
Previous experience as a trainer, advisor and/or consultant able to help partners integrate and manage individual and organizational change
Proven interpersonal and managerial skills and cultural sensitivity to manage large in-country teams
Experience in creating and managing multi-faceted systems to maximize financial and programmatic integrity
Strong political analysis skills
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
A team player.


Written and oral communication skills in the Russian language are strongly preferred.
Experience with women’s organizations or managing gender equity-related assistance programs.
Experience with U.S. government-funded programming and/or other funding organisations is a pro.

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