Careers

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

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.


2016-2017 Research Associate Position at the National Endowment for Democracy

Summary: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) seeks to hire a Research Associate to work with its current Fellows in Summer 2016 and continuing through the 2016-2017 fellowship year (October 1, 2016–August 31, 2017).

Background: Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell program offers democracy activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C., in order to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates. In 2016, the International Forum is hosting fellows from a diverse range of countries, including Afghanistan, Cameroon, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Lebanon, Serbia, the United States, and Zimbabwe.

Responsibilities: Each Research Associate is assigned to work with several fellows. Duties include:

  • consulting with fellows on the shape and direction of their projects
  • providing research, written, and editorial support for fellows’ projects and products
  • facilitating fellows’ networking and outreach
  • aiding in the preparation and follow-up of fellows’ presentations
  • assisting staff with projects, including the annual competition, events, publications, and promotion

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in political science or a related field required; M.A. preferred
  • 1–2 years of work experience
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad a plus
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

The successful applicant will (1) have a keen interest in democracy and human rights; international development, the social sciences, or area studies; (2) possess excellent research and writing skills; (3) demonstrate professionalism and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting; and (4) display a dedication to international exchange and to supporting individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Duration: The program seeks to hire a full-time Research Associate at 40 hours per week, through August 31, 2017. RAs are expected to commit to work for the entire duration of the fellowship year. RAs serve as temporary full-time employees, with benefits.

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 e-mail to jobs@ned.org with your name and Research Associate – Job #1647 in the subject line. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in serving as a Research Associate with the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program and indicate any regional interests or language skills. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a writing test.  Please, no phone calls.

Closing Date for Applications: N/A.

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


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 Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


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 Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf

 


CIMA Managing Editor – (Job #1638)

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 a Managing Editor for the Center for International Media Assistance with the NED. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is dedicated to improving U.S. efforts to promote independent media in developing countries around the world. CIMA strives to build a foundation of knowledge for media development donors, implementers, and civil society actors on best practices and solutions for improving media systems. We do this because we believe media plays an indispensable role in the creation and development of sustainable democracies.

Position Summary: 

The Managing Editor of CIMA will join a collaborative five-member team and reports to CIMA’s Senior Director. The position is responsible for all aspects of CIMA’s publications program, from conception of report ideas to managing writers, editing publications, and overseeing the publications process. 

The Managing Editor will also be encouraged to develop areas of personal interest and scholarship within the media development field and produce reports, blogposts and other publications that help advance our understanding of global media systems and how media development practitioners can more effectively support high quality independent journalism. The job involves regular engagement with the National Endowment for Democracy on its efforts to support democratic transitions around the world, acting as an expert on panels and committees in Washington and other world capitals, and deepening CIMA’s institutional partnerships for impact and effectiveness. 

This is a job with enormous potential for personal and professional growth and influence over a critical set of important publications that have helped to define the media development field. The candidate will play a central role in helping to define CIMA’s strategy, events, and substantive output.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and strategic thinker, with a demonstrated ability to lead intellectually and to engage creatively with other research-oriented organizations, including universities, think tanks, policy institutes, government, and media. The candidate will lead CIMA’s efforts to rethink its publications program in light of the constantly shifting world of media and technology, helping to develop a strategy for higher levels of impact, and expanding CIMA’s reach beyond traditional publication platforms to digital media and video. 

The editing responsibilities require the finely honed skills of an accomplished editor who is able to synthesize complex issues, help improve the quality of texts, and write clearly and cogently about a wide array of topics within the realm of media, technology, development and democratic transitions. The work often requires substantial re-conceptualizing or reorganization of draft texts, working on details with writers, and rewriting of manuscripts for clarity, focus, and impact. While a seasoned editor with eight or more years of experience would be ideal, we will also consider candidates with less experience but who show unusual ability, promise, and interest in professional growth as an editor and analyst. 

Responsibilities:  

  •  Manage the conceptualization, fine-tuning, and production of CIMA’s research reports, including the generation of appropriate illustrations, photographs and informational graphics
  •  Identify and build network of talented writers, analysts, and researchers
  •  Work with writers on concepts and deliverables
  •  Draw up and manage contracts
  •  Respond to authors’ queries and requests for guidance
  •  Edit drafts for content and style, usage, and grammar
  •  Review and oversee fact-checking and copy editing
  •  Proofread final layout and oversee design process with external design firm
  •  Research and write original pieces for CIMA (profiles, briefing papers, blog posts)
  •  Build knowledge and expertise on media development, governance, aid effectiveness and democracy support programs
  •  Serve as expert and moderator for public events both at CIMA and with media development partners around the globe
  •  Develop areas of regional expertise to better understand the needs and gaps in media development. For example, focusing on an area of the world, building a network of partners and experts who can contribute to CIMA publications 
  •  Mentor junior staff and act on behalf of the senior director when needed
  •  Other duties as assigned, including occasional travel

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

  •  Graduate degree preferred; bachelor’s degree required
  •  5-10 years of relevant work experience in journalism and editing and a demonstrated record of publications management required
  •  Native-level proficiency in English is required; proficiency in a foreign language desirable
  •  Demonstrated experience producing original, substantive written material and/or published investigative work is highly desired
  •  Background in international development or democracy assistance programs desired

Other Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of international media issues and/or democracy promotion programs
  •  Regional expertise and interest, such as Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Central Asia or Africa
  •  Willingness and ability to travel
  •  Authorized to work in United States

Competencies:

  •  Ability to learn and grasp new technologies
  •  High degree of organization and initiative
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  •  Excellent oral and written communication 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 CIMA Managing Editor – Job #1638 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/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


Program Officer for Iraq – (Job #1637)
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 MENA team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will coordinate and administer organization-wide monitoring and evaluation of democracy promotion programs. These programs will fall into the Iraq, Yemen and Gulf region, and are coordinated with the relevant Senior Program Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.
  • Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education and other areas.
  • Monitor political developments in the region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the regional grants portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers.
  • Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective;
  • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in the MENA region;
  • Full professional fluency in English and Arabic languages are essential, Kurdish is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, with evidenced coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Minimum of 2 years living or working in Iraq, Yemen the Gulf or other MENA countries;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Solid analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, NED Employment Application and contact information for three references. Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer for Iraq – Job #1637 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.


Program Officer, Yemen – (Job #1637)
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 Middle East North Africa (MENA) team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will coordinate and administer organization-wide monitoring and evaluation of democracy promotion programs. These programs will fall into the Iraq, Yemen and Gulf region, and are coordinated with the relevant Senior Program Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the MENA regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.
  • Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education and other areas.
  • Monitor political developments in the region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and regional grants portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers.
  • Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective;
  • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Yemen and over all MENA region;
  • Full professional fluency in English and Arabic languages are essential, Kurdish is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, with evidenced coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Minimum of 2 years living or working in Iraq, Yemen, the Gulf or other MENA countries;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Solid analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, NED Employment Application and contact information for three references. Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer Yemen – Job #1637 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.


Assistant Research and Outreach Officer, CIMA – (Job #1636)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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 Research and Outreach Officer for the Center for International Media Assistance with the NED. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is dedicated to improving U.S. efforts to promote independent media in developing countries around the world. CIMA strives to build a foundation of knowledge for media development donors, implementers, and civil society actors on best practices and solutions for improving media systems. We do this because we believe media plays an indispensable role in the creation and development of sustainable democracies.

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Research & Outreach Officer of CIMA will join a collaborative five-member team and reports to CIMA’s Senior Director. The position is responsible for substantive components of CIMA’s work program, including managing and developing CIMA’s outreach, producing original research, overseeing working groups, and organizing events. The position is responsible for CIMA’s Advisory Council and directs key CIMA initiatives, including the Women and Media Development Working Group.

Responsibilities:  

  •  Outreach
    • ­ Develop strategies to expand and improve CIMA outreach, audience and global networks, including developing innovative digital initiatives.
    •  Manage CIMA’s contact database.
    • Coordinate CIMA’s Advisory Council members and activities.
    • Coordinate outreach of CIMA’s public events (for example, virtual events and conferences)
    • Support CIMA’s social media campaigns.
  •  Research & Writing:
    • ­ Produce original research and written content for CIMA’s publications, including CIMA’s blog, and presentations, on CIMA priorities including but not limited to women and media development, new media, new business models, local media systems etc… 
    • ­ Attend relevant internal and external meetings, conference, and events.
  •  Events, Panels & Working Groups:
    • ­ Develop and manage CIMA panel discussions, working groups, and other events as part of CIMA’s overall strategy to build public knowledge about the importance of independent media in sustaining democracies around the world. 
    • ­ Coordinate the Women and Media Development Working Group and work with CIMA’s Assistant Partnerships Officer to develop and execute other external working groups with outside institutions, such as universities, donors, and media development implementers. 
    • ­ Manage CIMA’s internal media working groups for program staff within the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
    • ­ Facilitate coordination with NED program staff, including consulting with the NED’s regional experts about potential speakers and participants in CIMA programs, discussions, and events.
    • ­ Work with CIMA Senior Director and CIMA Editor and Publications Manager to coordinate a coherent events/publications schedule. 
    • Other duties as assigned, including occasional travel

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
    • ­ Graduate degree preferred; bachelor’s degree required.
    • ­ 3+ years of relevant work experience in international development or democracy assistance programs, with experience in international media development preferred.
  •  Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Knowledge of international media issues and/or democracy promotion programs.
    • ­ Experience in journalism or media development and online communications, including social media and other digital platforms.
    • ­ Regional expertise and interest, such as Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Central Asia or Africa
    • ­ Knowledge of and/or experience in women’s media issues, gender mainstreaming, and women’s empowerment.
    • ­ Proficiency in a foreign language, such as Arabic.
    • ­ Demonstrated experience producing substantive written material and/or published investigative work is highly desired.
    • ­ Ability to learn and grasp new technologies.
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative
    • ­ Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  
    • ­ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • ­ Ability to travel.
    • ­ Authorized to work in US.

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 form.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, your name and Assistant Research and Outreach Officer, CIMA – Job #1636 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.


Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
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 Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Take lead responsibility for major projects; provide oversight of select projects; provide advice and technical assistance in networking efforts among democracy and civil society organizations; play a leadership role in organizing World Movement global assemblies; and assist Director in manage overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of projects, addressing issues related to restrictive environments for civil society. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring developments regarding restrictive government practice and NGO laws around the world;
    • Facilitating international advocacy by working with other networks and diplomatic community;
    • Organizing activities that would help local NGOs build their capacity for legal reform initiatives;
    • Developing and maintain relations with project partners;
    • Supervising Project Assistants on their day-to-day activities related to the project.
  • Networking Efforts among Democracy Activists
    • Seek opportunities for, conceptualize, and facilitate networking activities for sharing information and experiences and building international and regional solidarity. Includes, but not limited to:
      • Assisting democracy/civil society activists in coordinating and organizing their networking efforts in accord with the World Movement’s mission and general strategies; and
      • Assisting World Movement-affiliated networks in building partnerships with local and international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations.
    • World Movement Assemblies
      • Work with Director and other Secretariat staff to formulate agenda, develop invitation lists, recommend speakers, and develop activities of each Assembly;
      • Liaise with and assist Assembly workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas; and
      • Provide other Secretariat staff with guidance on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly.
    • Overall Operations of Secretariat
      • Work with Director to conceptualize and implement World Movement activities and general strategies developed by the Steering Committee;
      • Work with Director to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities;
      • Provide other Secretariat staff with necessary guidance on developing and implementing the World Movement communication strategies;
      • Share supervision of Project Manager with Director; and
      • Supervise Project Assistants.

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of project management experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree or higher in government, international relations, democracy, human rights, or related field, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in multiple global regions.
  • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks.
  • Experience in building relationships with project partners and funders.
  • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
  • Experience with accounting and budgets.
  • Overseas work experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
  • Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a second language is a plus.
  • Ability to travel overseas.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and 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.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, some of which are remote and difficult to reach.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.

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 Senior Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 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.


Project Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
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 Project Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Project manager will serve as the principal manager for major projects; provide technical assistance in networking efforts among democracy and civil society organizations; assist in organizing World Movement global assemblies; and assist the Director in management of overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Serve as the principal manager for the development and implementation of projects, addressing issues related to restrictive environments for civil society. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring developments regarding restrictive government practice and NGO laws around the world;
    • Facilitating international advocacy by working with other networks and diplomatic community;
    • Organizing activities that would help local NGOs build their capacity for legal reform initiatives;
    • Developing and maintain relations with project partners; and
    • Supervising Project Assistants on their day-to-day activities related to the project.
    • Networking Efforts among Democracy Activists
    • Facilitate networking activities for sharing information and experiences and building international and regional solidarity. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Assisting democracy/civil society activists in coordinating and organizing their networking efforts in accord with the World Movement’s mission and general strategies; and
    • Assisting World Movement-affiliated networks in building partnerships with local and international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations.
    • World Movement Assemblies
    • Work with Director and other Secretariat staff to formulate agenda, and develop activities of each Assembly;
    • Liaise with and assist Assembly workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas; and
    • Provide other Secretariat staff with guidance on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly.
    • Overall Operations of Secretariat
    • Work with Director to conceptualize and implement World Movement activities and general strategies developed by the Steering Committee;
    • Work with Director to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities;
    • Provide other Secretariat staff with necessary guidance on developing and implementing the World Movement communication strategies; and
    • Supervise Project Assistants.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree or higher in government, international relations, democracy, human rights, or related field, preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in multiple global regions.
    • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks.
    • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
    • Overseas work experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
    • Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a second language is a plus.
    • Ability to travel overseas.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and 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.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, some of which are remote and difficult to reach.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.

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 Project Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 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.


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:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

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 Employment Application form


IT Helpdesk Analyst – (Job #1627)

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 an IT Helpdesk Analyst – Tier 1 to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The IT Helpdesk Analyst (ITHDA) is responsible for providing Tier 1 level support for timely, accurate, and responsive resolution of computing hardware, operating system, application, phone, mobile device, and other technical support issues for the end user community.  The analyst will assist with the implementation, support, and management of current and future hardware and software technologies.  The ITHDA also coordinates with senior IT staff and management to implement, review and update help desk related policies and procedures for maximum efficiency.

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as first-line customer service, providing tier 1 helpdesk support to all Endowment staff
  • Diagnose technical issues, provide technical analysis and engage appropriate resources to speed problem resolution
  • Perform triage and manage the NED helpdesk ticketing system
  •  troubleshoot and resolve problems to fulfill requests
  •  respond/update help desk tickets upon problem or request resolution
  •  escalate or refer tickets as necessary
  •  ensure closed helpdesk tickets are adequately documented
  • provide follow-up status to end-users in accordance with specified support policies and procedures
  • Assist in coordination/provision of mobile devices  for employees based on requests
  • Configure mobile devices, install software, and image equipment
  • Manage add/change/delete requests for phone system
  • Maintain workstation hardware and peripheral inventory and storage
  • Organize and maintain storage facilities, server rooms, and workroom space
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the Endowment; increase personal knowledge of the technical environment; improve ability to operate all support tools and technologies
  • Access and provide technical solutions to frequently asked questions and use resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution
  • Provide administrative assistance for department documentation and standards
  • Develop and present short technical presentations to Endowment staff
  • Participate in new-hire orientation for NED’s computer systems
  • Provide technical support to other Analysts and work closely with all IT team members in order to stream-line support

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • ­ At least 1 year direct support to end-users of information systems, or relevant experience in a technical or customer support environment
  • ­ High School Diploma or GED
  • Other Qualifications:
  • ­ Understanding of information systems technology including common computer applications, operating systems, hardware, networks, and messaging systems
  • ­ Knowledge configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing PC and laptop hardware and software technologies
  • ­ Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States

Competencies:

  • ­ Excellent customer service skills when dealing with staff at all levels
  • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • ­ Ability to interpret customer needs and provide thorough and complete support
  • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure
  • ­ Must be organized, versatile and possess strong administrative skills
  • ­ Must be able to work both independently and as a team member
  • ­ Ability to facilitate and present to large audiences

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 IT Helpdesk Analyst – Job #1627 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.


Program Officer for Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf, MENA – (Job #1625)

National Endowment for Democracy, 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 Program Officer for Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf for the MENA team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

Position Summary: 

The Program Officer will coordinate and administer organization-wide monitoring and evaluation of democracy promotion programs. These programs will fall into the Iraq, Yemen and Gulf region, and are coordinated with the relevant Senior Program Officer.

Responsibilities:  

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.
  • Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education and other areas.
  • Monitor political developments in the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf regional grants portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on‑the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers. 
  • Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective; 
  • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf and over all MENA region;
  • Full professional fluency in English and Arabic languages are essential, Kurdish is preferred; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, with evidenced coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Minimum of 2 years living or working in Iraq, Yemen the Gulf  or other MENA countries;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Solid analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three references.  Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer for Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf – Job #1625 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.


Assistant Digital Producer – (Job #1623)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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.

 Other Qualifications:

  • ­ Shooting experience in both long and short videos desired
  • ­ Experience with graphic design and motion graphics desired
  • ­ Strong familiarity with web-based technologies, including social networking tools, YouTube, Vimeo, and video sharing sites.
  • ­ Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • ­ 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 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 #1623 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.


 

Program Assistant, Eurasia (#1621)

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 freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant, Eurasia to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia region focusing on the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan). This is a non-exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy-building programs in the Eurasia region;
  • Maintaining accurate information on proposals and current projects in a database;
  • Providing general administrative support, such as tracking expenditure of funds, preparing documents for senior staff to review, copy editing;
  • Researching information as requested by the Senior Director and Program Officers about potential grantees and current developments in the region;
  • Assisting the Program Officers with general administrative duties;
  • Coordinating administration and information exchange between regional grant-making staff and other departments of the NED;
  • Helping to organize meetings, roundtables and other events.
     

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international relations, history, political science or area studies relevant to Eurasia);
  • Strong Proficiency in Russian;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of the political and social issues in the Eurasia region;
  • Administrative support experience;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 Program Assistant, Eurasia – Job #1621 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/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


Fall Internships

Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) –

Fall 2016 (Job # 1651)

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the   International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. More information can be found at www.ned.org. The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for Fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events. 

Duties: 

Intern will assist with:

  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Orientation of Fall 2016 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • Alumni relations and preparation for the program’s
  • Other duties, as appropriate

Qualifications:

We seek a college student with:

  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2015

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Travel Reimbursement:

This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Fall 2016) – Job #1651 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, World Movement for Democracy / Fall 2016 – (Job #1649)

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 a Maxwell School Intern for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

Position Summary:

The World Movement is currently seeking a full or part-time Intern for Fall 2016. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

The team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy work internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts;
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative and #SetThemFree campaign, as well as event logistics
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED employment application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1649) in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our websites at www.movedemocracy.org and www.ned.org.


Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) / Fall 2016 – (#1648)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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 Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:  The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for fall 2016. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act.  The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with meeting and event preparations
  • Attend lectures and events related to democracy assistance
  • Conduct research and compile files pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Help maintain contact database
  • Engage with Twitter followers
  • Provide web and multimedia support
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Spanish language skills preferred
  • Multimedia experience is a plus

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for GRPA – Job #1648 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern for Africa / Fall 2016 (Job #1646)

NED announcement:

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Africa Department is seeking an Intern to help research on African political systems and to support the Africa grants program.

Position Summary:

The Africa department seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region.  Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
  • Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, note taking, meeting agendas and newsletters;
  • Take notes during meetings and draft minutes;
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues; and,
  • Work with other members of the Africa team as requested.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa – Job #1646 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Fall 2016 — (Job #1645)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

Position Summary:
CIMA is currently seeking an intern for fall 2016. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.
  • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary.
  • Assist with arranging and executing meetings, events and social media.

Qualifications:

  • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Applicants must have experience with content management systems (Drupal preferred), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator preferred).
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, or democracy work.
  • Applicants with graphic design skills and background are highly desired.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and CIMA Fall Intern – Job #1645 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


Intern (w/ Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies /

Fall 2016 (Job #1644)

Position Summary:
The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for the fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz.

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research on constitutional design and ethnic politics throughout the world
  • Assisting with clerical tasks, including typing and organizing materials
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Qualifications:

We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:

  • Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience in (or study of) divided societies in Asia, Africa, or Eastern Europe preferred

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 16 – 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and International Forum Fall Intern – Job #1644 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-Employment-Application-2016.pdf


Internships

Summer 2016

Intern, World Movement for Democracy / Fall 2016 – (Job #1649)

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 a Maxwell School Intern for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

Position Summary:

The World Movement is currently seeking a full or part-time Intern for Fall 2016. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

The team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy work internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts;
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative and #SetThemFree campaign, as well as event logistics
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED employment application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1649) in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our websites at www.movedemocracy.org and www.ned.org.


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean (Summer 2016) – (Job #1610)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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 Intern for the Latin America and the Caribbean team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary:

The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for summer 2016.  The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

The intern will work with NED’s Latin America and the Caribbean programs staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist program staff in project management duties including: attend relevant meetings on key democracy issues affecting the region; review and summarize proposals for NED program staff review; assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; help map out NGOs and donors working in key countries; carry out research on research-related issues and countries in Latin America, and attend meetings with visiting grantees.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Academic focus on Latin America and democracy issues.
  • Must speak Spanish.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

Authorization:                        Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED Employment Application, proof of your ability to obtain academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Latin American and the Caribbean Summer – Job #1610 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern for Asia / Spring/Summer 2016 (Job #1607)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Asia Department is seeking an Intern to help monitor and evaluate the work of NED-supported organizations working on North Korean human rights issues. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.

Position Summary: 

The Asia department is seeking an individual with strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in North Korea and democracy work in the Asia region to serve as an Intern for Spring/Summer 2016. The Intern will provide assistance in monitoring and evaluating Korean-language materials and human rights advocacy and program activities in support of the North Korea grants program. Fluency in Korean is required. The position is unpaid and based in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in monitoring the work of NED’s North Korea grantees and provide analysis on content and quality of Korean-language materials in regular reports to the North Korea program team;
  • Assist in media monitoring of political developments in North Korea;
  • Conduct desk research on issues relevant to the North Korea grants program;
  • Work with other members of the Asia team as requested. 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent analytical and writing skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Experience in or study of human rights and democracy issues in North Korea or Northeast Asia is preferred. 
  • Must be fluent in Korean language (spoken and written).

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a January – June 6, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Asia – Job #1607 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org


 

Intern for Africa / Summer 2016 (Job #1606)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Africa Department is seeking an Intern to help research on African political systems and to support the Africa grants program.

Position Summary: 

The Africa department seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region.  Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
  • Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, note taking, meeting agendas and newsletters; 
  • Take notes during meetings and draft minutes; 
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues; and,
  • Work with other members of the Africa team as requested. 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa – Job #1606 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org