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Unless otherwise noted, all positions listed below are with the National Endowment for Democracy. Please read the descriptions and follow the instructions when applying.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. Read more about the NED.

Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and completed application. Incomplete applications may not be considered. 

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Full-time positions


Full-time Positions

Associate Editor, Journal of Democracy (JOD) – (Job #1670)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization in Washington, D.C., seeks an Associate Editor for the Journal of Democracy (JOD), a quarterly publication that addresses the problems and prospects of democracy around the world. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Associate Editor’s primary role will be to edit Journal of Democracy manuscripts; proofread Journal issues; and edit and proofread book manuscripts. Additionally, the Associate Editor will manage the Journal’s website; write and distribute quarterly press releases; and handle various other editorial tasks.

Responsibilities: 

  • Edit selected manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Democracy, resulting in fluently written, logically coherent, and factually correct articles that will appeal to the general reader, scholars, specialists, and democratic practitioners.
  • Consult with manuscript authors to ensure a clear presentation of authored materials.
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts for volumes in the Journal of Democracy book series.
  • Manage the Journal’s website.
  • Write and distribute press releases announcing new Journal issues.
  • Maintain and update press release distribution list.
  • Contribute to the shaping of editorial policies and practices.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities; Master’s degree preferred.
    • ­ Five years of editorial experience preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Knowledge of international relations, political science, and current events.
    • ­ Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
    • ­ Microsoft Word required; knowledge of InDesign, Drupal, and HTML preferred.
    • ­ Knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ A superior command of the English language, excellent writing and editorial skills;
    • ­ Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
    • ­ Self-motivated with respect to prioritizing and meeting critical project milestones and deadlines;
    • ­ Able to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Associate Editor, JOD – Job #1670 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies – (Job #1669)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Director for the International Forum for Democratic Studies.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Each year, with funding from the U.S. Congress, NED makes more than 1,000 grants in support of projects carried out by non-governmental groups working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries. The International Forum for Democratic Studies (the Forum) undertakes a diverse and dynamic set of research and conferences activities to support NED’s work, and also houses the Journal of Democracy and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows program. 

Position Summary:

The Director, under the guidance of the Vice President for Studies and Analysis, will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Forum; for setting programmatic and administrative and procedures, policies, and goals; and for directing and supervising Forum research and conference initiatives. The Director also will promote cooperative relations with other NED programs, and departments, as well as with counterpart organizations and the scholarly and policy communities.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis in providing leadership and strategic direction for the Forum;
  • Supervise the Research and Conferences components of the Forum by establishing the scope and purpose of conferences, meetings, and other fora, ensuring the most effective outcomes through the highest degree of excellence in selection of participants and promulgation of next steps, to include the preparation and publication of reports;
  • Fully leverage the cooperation between the Forum and the other parts of NED by co-organizing special events and other strategic initiatives;
  • Represent the Forum at internal and external meetings;
  • Direct publications and information service activities for Research and Conferences Programs and develop innovative approaches for disseminating and promoting the Forum’s published work;
  • Creatively develop the work of the Forum’s network of think tanks;
  • Provide leadership and motivation for the Forum to achieve a high standard of excellence, including professional development of opportunities, goals, and objectives;
  • Support the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program by participating in the process of selection of candidates and engaging actively in the meetings and seminars;
  • Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis in the preparation and management of the Forum budget and financial strategies, in cooperation with the Finance department.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Masters in international relations, political science or a related field; 
    • ­ Minimum of 10 years of experience in democracy studies and/or promotion or a closely related field;
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with new media and publishing technologies;
    • ­ Highly innovative in establishing the scope and purpose of conferences, meetings, and other fora;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent writing and editorial skills;
    • ­ Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
    • ­ Self-motivated with respect to prioritizing and meeting critical project milestones and deadlines;
    • ­ Able to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Director, Forum – Job #1669 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Assistant Digital Producer – (Job #1668)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Assistant Digital Producer. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Digital Producer supports the Digital Producer and works closely with the Public Affairs team in the production of NED’s digital content.

Responsibilities: 

Responsible for assisting in the production of NED’s digital content and supporting NED’s digital content strategy. Includes production of video, photo, podcasts/audio, photo shoots, and graphics.  Responsible for editing videos into short-form packages for web distribution, plus the management of live streaming of events. 

  • Report success of videos with metrics included in monthly report.
  • Assist with site updates/social media promotion.
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of digital asset manager.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
    • ­ Bachelor’s Degree (in Communications a plus); Minimum of 1 year of experience.
    • ­ Demonstrated web and multimedia skills, including experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software and compressing video for the web;
    • ­ Shooting experience in both long and short videos desired;
    • ­ Experience with graphic design and motion graphics desired;
    • ­ Experience with WordPress preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Sample reel of video work is required;
    • ­ Strong familiarity with web-based technologies, including social networking tools, YouTube, Vimeo, and video sharing sites;
    • ­ Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Able to manage a high level of detail across multiple projects;
    • ­ Ability to solve problems and think on your feet under pressure;
    • ­ Able to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure;
    • ­ Interest in international affairs highly desirable;
    • ­ Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
    • ­ Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff;
    • ­ Excellent interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.

To Apply: 

Applications must include a sample reel of video work, cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED employment application form which is available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Digital Producer – Job #1668 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please visit our website at www.ned.org.   Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Staff Auditor, Africa – Job 1667

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization working to support freedom around the world, seeks a staff Auditor for the Africa region.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The staff Auditor:

1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performs risk assessments, and

2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, desk reviews of external audit reports, and on-site reviews.

Responsibilities: 

  • Review and evaluate financial questionnaires to determine potential grantees’ financial capabilities.
  • Develop risk assessments to determine whether potential grantees are low, medium, or high risk.
  • Perform cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, and reviews of external audit reports.
  • Travel as needed to conduct on-site financial reviews and draft review reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ BS in Accounting or Finance. 
    • ­ A minimum of two years of experience.
    • ­ Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • ­ Working knowledge of databases. 
    • ­ Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133).
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in French is required.
    • ­ Ability to travel overseas.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
    • ­ Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor, Africa– Job #1667 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

NED Careers page:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Grants Officer for Africa (Job #1664)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, is seeking a Grants Officer.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Africa/Middle East.  This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission.  The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees.
  • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Draft new grant agreements and amendments.
  • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.
  • Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts. 
  • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
  • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Advanced fluency in French and English languages required.
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • ­ At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Africa region.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ Authorization to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Ability to work with discretion.
      • ­ Strong oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Africa – Job #1664 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Staff Auditor, Eurasia – Job 1660

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization working to support freedom around the world, seeks a staff Auditor for the Eurasia region. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The staff Auditor:

1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performs risk assessments, and

2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, desk reviews of external audit reports, and on-site reviews.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and evaluate financial questionnaires to determine potential grantees’ financial capabilities.
  • Develop risk assessments to determine whether potential grantees are low, medium, or high risk.
  • Perform cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, and reviews of external audit reports.
  • Travel as needed to conduct on-site financial reviews and draft review reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • BS in Accounting or Finance.
    • A minimum of two years of experience.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Working knowledge of databases.
    • Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133).
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in Russian is required.
    • Ability to travel overseas.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
    • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor, Eurasia – Job #1660 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1659)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, is seeking a Grants Officer.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Europe/Eurasia.  This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission.  The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees.
  • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Draft new grant agreements and amendments.
  • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.
  • Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts. 
  • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
  • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Advanced fluency in Russian and English languages required.
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • ­ At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Ability to work with discretion.
      • ­ Strong oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Eurasia – Job #1659 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Program Officer, Global (Job #1654)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Congressionally-funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for multi-regional and global programs.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s global grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities: 

  •  Assess proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  •  Travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  •  Monitor and provide compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  •  Track political developments around the world;
  •  Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in in at least two geographic regions (e.g. Asia and Latin America);
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • ­ Fluency in at least one foreign language;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and PO, Global – Job #1654 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Senior Program Officer, China- (Job #1653)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Senior Program Officer for the Asia team, specializing in China.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Senior Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s China grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects in the region.

Responsibilities: 

  •  Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  •  Traveling to the region on a regular basis;
  •  Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  •  Tracking political developments in the region;
  •  Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and Asia working on China.

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 6 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  •  Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in China, including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and SPO, China – Job #1653 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs – (Job #1650)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs. The position is based in Washington, DC.

Position Summary:

The Assistant to the Vice Presidents works under the dual supervision of the two Vice Presidents for Regional Programs, who oversee the Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Global programs. The Assistant is responsible for coordination and liaison functions within a dynamic grantmaking program, and provides analytical and administrative support to the Vice Presidents.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supports initiatives to foster cross-regional program team discussion and interaction;
  • Manages processes for review of information for external audiences, including grantee profiles and grant listings;
  • Supports data-analysis related to budget projections, staffing needs, and country strategies;
  • Conducts research on developments in key countries in support of the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs;
  • Provides administrative support to the Vice Presidents and maintains their calendars;
  • Plans internal and external meetings and public events on behalf of the Vice Presidents;
  • Provides editorial support, including minutes of meetings and events, to the Vice Presidents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge/Experience
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s preferred;
    • ­ One to two years’ experience in democracy assistance, grantmaking, philanthropy, or a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Other Qualifications
    • ­ Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite;
    • ­ Proficiency in Sharepoint and grants database software a plus;
    • ­ Proficiency in presentation of numerical data;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies
    • ­ Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;
    • ­ High degree of organization and attention to detail.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history, contact information for three references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and  Assistant to the VPs, Regional Programs – Job #1650 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


 

Program Officer, China- (Job #1642)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for the Asia team, specializing in China.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s China grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects in the region.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • Traveling to the region on a regular basis;
  • Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in the region;
  • Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and Asia working on China.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in China, including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and PO, China – Job #1642 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Assistant Program Officer, West Africa – (Job #1640)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for West Africa.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Program Officer (APO) will assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in the West Africa region.  In addition, the APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings;
  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Communicate regularly with existing grantees;
  • Assume primary responsibility for monitoring the work of existing grantees in region;
  • Tracking political developments in the assigned region;
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Program Officer, including Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues;
  • Travel to the region on a regular basis to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 2 years of experience in democracy related work is required;
    • ­ MS Office skills are required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Africa; preferably in West and/or Central Africa;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and French are required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
    • ­ Experience in financial management and reporting;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment ApplicationPlease send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and APO West Africa – Job #1640 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls. 

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Staff Auditor, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Job 1633

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization working to support freedom around the world, seeks a staff Auditor for the Middle East and North Africa region.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The staff Auditor:

1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performs risk assessments, and

2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews, and invoice verification reviews.

Responsibilities: 

  • Review and evaluate financial questionnaires to determine potential grantees’ financial capabilities.
  • Develop risk assessments to determine whether potential grantees are low, medium, or high risk.
  • Perform cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, and desk reviews of external audit reports.
  • Travel as needed to conduct on-site financial reviews and draft review reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ BS in Accounting or Finance. 
    • ­ A minimum of two years of experience.
    • ­ Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • ­ Working knowledge of databases. 
    • ­ Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133).
  •  Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in Arabic is required.
    • ­ Ability to travel overseas.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
    • ­ Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor, MENA – Job #1633 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Junior Systems Administrator – (Job #1631)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, DC 

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Junior Systems Administrator to work in the Knowledge Management and Information Technology

Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Junior Systems Administrator is responsible for providing tier1/2 support to end users as well as enterprise systems and applications in a timely, accurate, and responsive manner.  The Junior Systems Administrator coordinates with IT staff and Sr. IT Systems Manager to implement, review and update help desk related policies and procedures for maximum efficiency in addition to assisting with the implementation, support, and management of current and future enterprise hardware and software technologies.

Responsibilities:  

  • Perform triage and manage the NED helpdesk ticketing system
  • Provide tier 1/2 support to Endowment staff regarding operational/applications issues
  • Manage add/change/delete requests for phone system
  • Maintain IT hardware and peripheral inventory and storage
  • Organize and maintain storage facilities, server rooms, and workroom space
  • Support and maintain production networks and systems by patching, monitoring, test and troubleshooting issues that may arise  
  • Maintain network services such as DNS, DHCP, AD, SNMP, MDM, Radius, and email 
  • Monitor and configure backup systems; work closely with senior staff to ensure that backup and archiving procedures are completed 
  • Review current systems and procedures to makes technical/process recommendations for improving efficiency 
  • Develop and present short technical presentations to Endowment staff Contribute technical solutions to knowledge base
  • Provide new-hire orientation for NED’s computer systems
  • Stay up to date with relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Evaluate new hardware and software technologies, for presentation and recommendation to the IT Manager
  • Function collaboratively as part of a fast-paced, customer oriented team 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Minimum 3 years direct support of end-users of information systems, or relevant experience in a technical environment.  
    • ­ Minimum 1 year experience supporting enterprise servers and applications.
    • ­ High School Diploma or GED
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Demonstrated understanding of information systems technology to include OSI model, server – client relationships, operating systems, hardware, networks, and messaging systems
    • ­ Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem solving skills
    • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Ability to successfully present technical information to both technical and non-technical audience; able to speak to large audiences, if called upon
    • ­ Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships among all levels of an organization
    • ­ Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
    • ­ Works well individually or in a group setting
    • ­ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • ­ Excellent administrative skills: organized, efficient, and versatile
    • ­ Excellent organizational and time/task management skills

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment ApplicationPlease send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Junior Systems Administrator – Job #1631 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please no phone calls. 

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form