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. 

Full-time positions

Internships 

NED’s intern program runs during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Students with a strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world are encouraged to apply.  All internships are unpaid and candidates must be registered students, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and 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.  Available internships are listed below.  All internships are posted until filled. 

2017 Intern Schedule:

    • Spring 2017 Interns – begin Monday, January 9th; Applications accepted beginning October 10th.
    • Summer 2017 Internsbegin Monday, June 5th; Applications will be accepted beginning February 1st.
    • Fall 2017 Interns – begin Monday, September 11th; Applications will be accepted beginning June 1st.

Summer 2017 Internships


Full-time Positions

Senior Manager of Compliance – (Job #1733)

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 seeks a Senior Manager of Compliance. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager of Compliance will report to the Senior Director of Compliance, and the VP of Grants Operations and Evaluation. The position will act as the Endowment’s point of contact for allegations of grantee fraud and their resolution, and will require the development of detection and mitigation strategies. The Senior Manager will manage the department’s innovation efforts ensuring that Compliance policies and procedures include best monitoring practices including the establishment of audit sampling policies, procedures, and techniques. The Senior Manager will also supervise auditors responsible for the Russia and Eurasia grant portfolios.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective management of departmental policies, procedures, and mitigations strategies, and where needed, develop robust fraud prevention efforts to deter instances of grantee mismanagement and/or fraud.
  • Responsible for the department’s innovation efforts insuring that these initiatives place the department at the forefront of best auditing practices including the implementation of effective audit sampling policies and procedures.
  • Perform several activities central to the Compliance department’s operational mandate, including:
    • conducting desk reviews of discretionary grantee audit reports;
    • leading the department’s efforts in maintaining and developing audit/compliance policies and procedures;
    • traveling domestically/overseas to conduct on-site financial reviews of grantees; and,
    • drafting audit reviews with findings, recommendations, and ensuring corrective action.
  • Supervise Compliance staff working on the Russia and Eurasia regions, ensuring adherence to departmental and NED procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective presentational skills and increase the profile of the department by presenting at financial workshops and other external venues. 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA is a plus;
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required;
    • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, and/or other relevant certifications are a plus;
    • 10 + years of increasing audit experience including audits of organizations overseas;
    • Knowledge of Federal regulations including the Federal Uniform Guidance, and GAO’s Yellow Book Auditing Standards
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Ability to manage, direct, and train staff;
  • Ability to detect and resolve allegations of fraud and mismanagement;
  • Ability to implement innovative solutions in auditing;
  • Ability to draft and update policies and procedures;
  • Ability to create and present workshops;
  • Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
  • Ability to travel overseas;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Superior managerial and representational skills;
    • Auditing and report writing skills;
    • Fraud detection and resolution skills;
    • Commitment to accuracy and timeliness;
    • Ability to describe technical concepts to non-auditors.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1733 – Senior Manager of Compliance – YOUR NAME 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. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Program Assistant for Latin America and the Caribbean – (Job #1732)

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 seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Latin America and Caribbean regional program team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the regional program staff.  This position reports to the regional Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
  • Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries for NED’s Board of Directors.
  • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy assistance programs in the assigned region/country.
  • Support the oversight of grants in the assigned region/country.
  • Assist the Senior Director and staff with general administrative duties, including deadlines and the team schedule.
  • Organize events for visiting grantees and public meetings.
  • Facilitate logistical preparations for team retreats and staff travel.
  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
  • Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • Minimum of 1 year of administrative and/or programmatic experience;
    • Administrative support experience;
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.
  • Other Qualifications: 
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and Spanish are required;
  • Experience in grant making and democratic development is desirable;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English and Spanish;
    • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1732 – Program Assistant, LAC – YOUR NAME 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.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia – (Job #1730)

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 Grants Assistant for Europe/Eurasia based in Washington, D.C.   This position reports to the Principal, Grants Administration.

Position Summary:

Assist grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reports.

Responsibilities:

In accordance with Grants Management office policies and procedures, the Grants Assistant shall:

  • Review and process final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence, including receipt, database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing. As required, ensure that appropriate grants staff members are kept abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence.
  • Appropriately scan and save grantee narrative and financial reports, reviewing the financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports and include observations in risk assessment worksheets for new grants.
  • Promptly identify, log into database, and appropriately route grantee payment requests upon receipt of proper documentation.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
  • Assist with meeting and special event planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
    • Russian language skills and interest in the Europe/Eurasia region are preferred;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
    • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1730 – Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia and YOUR NAME 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.


Systems Security Engineer – (Job #1728)

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 Systems Security Engineer to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Systems Security Engineer (SSE) is responsible for ensuring the stability, integrity, and security of all voice and data network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and monitoring local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and enterprise systems. The SSE also provides support to IT analysts and end users as required along with other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with IT manager to assess near- and long-term network and system security needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network and system configuration, processes, and service records.
  • Engineer, implement, and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information including:
    • Perform security audits of LANs, WANs, servers and remote access.
    • Regularly monitoring and auditing all NED systems for evidence of unauthorized access and/or activity.
    • Perform forensics on security incidents.
    • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and propositions for further system security incidents.
    • Manage the security incident response process, in accordance with policy and in conjunction with the appropriate IT staff.
    • Identify and define system and network security requirements.
    • Design system/network security architecture and develop detailed security designs.
    • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
    • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.
    • Ensure the organization knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible, about security incidents.
    • Conduct research on enterprise products, services, protocols, and standards.
    • Work in conjunction with the IT Manager and other IT staff to ensure adequate segregation of duties in the performance of security-related tasks and assignments.
    • Provide security training to staff.
    • Provide guidance to junior members of the team.
    • Attend training classes in order to stay abreast of new technologies.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Minimum 5 years’ proven working experience in building, maintaining and securing systems;
    • Detailed technical knowledge of database, network, and operating system security;
    • Hands-on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, application whitelisting, etc.
    • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools;
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols;
    • Familiarity with web related technologies (web applications, web services, service oriented architectures) and network/web related protocols;
    • Experience with systems administration;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language;
    • Highly self-motivated and directed;
    • Organized with keen attention to detail;
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment;
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
    • Proven ability to develop standards and procedures.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1728 – Systems Security Engineer – YOUR NAME 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.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


 

Program Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, MENA – (Job #1726)

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 Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage the Endowment’s grants program for Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey 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 Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey 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 Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey 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 about how to improve team effectiveness, including suggestions for new team processes, improving grantee-reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams at NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams; participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
    • At least 5 years of experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective; significant experience in nonprofit work.
    • Minimum of 2 years living or working in Afghanistan, Iran and/or Turkey or other MENA countries.
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey and the MENA region generally;
    • Full professional fluency in English and Farsi languages are essential. Turkish is preferred;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment;
    • Solid analytical skills;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, including coordination and facilitation skills.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1726 – Program Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, MENA – YOUR NAME 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.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy – (Job #1725)
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 Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy in the Office of the President.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy provides administrative, research, and operational support to the Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, with drafting responsibilities as assigned.

Responsibilities: 

Policy and Strategy:

  • Assist Deputy with the preparation of evaluative and analytical content for policy and strategy development.
  • Conduct research to obtain background information on various projects as requested by supervisor.
  • Format, edit, proofread, reproduce and distribute materials for internal and external audiences. 
  • Occasionally lead or moderate discussions and working groups, especially among peers in the organization.
  • Facilitate and provide day-to-day supervision of section intern(s).
  • Draft notes and follow up tracking from meetings, as assigned.

Administrative Support

  • Manage, track, and facilitate supervisor’s schedule and coordinate with Program teams and strategic coordinators as assigned.
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy including scheduling regular and ad-hoc meetings, responding to phone and email correspondence, making travel arrangements, and providing follow-up on any action items or assignments.
  • Coordinate correspondence, file reports, and preserve vital records as needed.
  • Help plan and coordinate the logistics of meetings and events, internally at headquarters as well as for visitors and Core Institute staff.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in International Affairs, Political Science, Human Rights or related discipline is preferred;
    • Minimum two years of experience in democracy or human rights-related work;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with SharePoint a plus.
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • Enthusiastic with a capacity and willingness to learn; anticipate needs by being proactive;
    • Ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize and produce high-quality work under pressure;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Excellent interpersonal relations, oral and written communication skills;
    • Commitment to accuracy in all tasks, attention to details is extremely important.

To Apply:
Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1725 – Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy – YOUR NAME 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.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Financial Grants Accounting Officer – (Job #1711)

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 seeks a Financial Grants Accounting Officer. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The primary duties of the Financial Grants Accounting Officer are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, to provide internal analysis on the status of multi-year awards, to produce timely quarterly and final award closeout reporting to the US government, and to ensure effective communication flow between the Finance and Grants teams.

Responsibilities: 

  • Certifies grants activity is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger and further reconciles to the grants management system’s activities for the accounting period (e.g. obligations, cash/non-cash deobligations, and supplements).  Maintains integrity of the balances on a fiscal year basis and for the award life cycle.
  • Monitors daily drawdown requests prior to payment processing to ensure disbursement requests are properly authorized and accurately recorded, collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team.
  • Ensures receivables, deferred revenue and grantee payables are accurately recorded and reconcile to supporting ledger detail. Coordinates closely with the Assistant Controller and Grants Administration team to resolve any discrepancies that may arise.
  • Collaborates with the Controller to ensure NICRA cash settlements are timely drawn on federal awards.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for timely submission to U.S. Department of State (DOS) via the HHS Payment Management System: Quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report (FCTRs), Quarterly and Final filings for Federal Financial Reports (FFRs), as well as interim and final award closeout reports as applicable.
  • Produces timely and accurate internal financial reports and analysis for management to enable sound decision-making. 
  • Supports the Controller with the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required documents, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
  • Confirms symmetry between Serenic NAV, GIFTS Alta, and the HHS Payment Management System on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Program Planning Officer to provide a quarterly schedule of Grantmaking Funds Available.
  • Leads continuous process improvement by developing and implementing improvements in policies and procedures for the daily, monthly and year-end grants accounting activities, related capture and reporting, and cash management.
  • Acts as the daily point of contact between the Finance and Grantmaking departments, and as a general resource for questions from non-finance personnel with regards to NED Finance policies, procedures, and federal compliance.
  • Supports the Controller on responding to ad hoc queries from DOS.
  • Serves as a mentor to other members of the extended Finance team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required (CPA a plus, but not required).
    • 5+ years demonstrated work experience in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment specifically related to federal grants accounting regulations and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management.
    • Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge in financial analysis and reporting.  Required competence in preparing Federal FFRs and FCTRs and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment System.
    • Strong analysis skills in reviewing general ledger history, and clear ability to propose proper and necessary general journal entries.
    • Demonstrated use of robust accounting and business software packages. Microsoft Serenic Navigator accounting software preferred, and GIFTS/ALTA grants management system experience is a plus.
    • Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.  Must have experience managing large data sets (creating pivot tables, using lookups and advanced formulas).
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper and complete audit trail.
    • Willingness to work extra hours during peak workload periods, especially around quarter-end reporting deadlines and annual audits. 
    • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
    • Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
    • Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
    • Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
    • Ability to translate financial terms to effectively communicate with finance and non-finance personnel.
    • Employs team-building, mentoring approach to interactions and working style.
    • Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
    • Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.
    • Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1711 – Financial Grants Accounting Officer – YOUR NAME 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. 


Program Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1708)

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 seeks a Program Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center (GRC). This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant will coordinate the quarterly proposal process and liaise with the Grantmaking Program staff to assess their needs, implement process changes, develop written guidelines and resources for the Grantmaking Program, maintain the GIFTS Alta grantmaking database, and support learning and best practices in Grantmaking at the NED.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with GRC teammates to support the quarterly board cycle (proposal intake, data entry for all proposals, scheduling review meetings for regional Program staff, Grants, and Compliance, review and tracking of board materials, and preparing for the quarterly board meetings);
  • Act as the front line HelpDesk for GIFTS Alta database, IGAM online application, and process issues;
  • Core member of GIFTS Alta Power Support team;
  • Updating grantee information in tracking sheets and databases and generating periodic reports using the database for various audiences at the NED;
  • Helping to write and edit materials about procedures and technology systems for manuals, guidebooks, and other technical documents;
  • Liaising with the staff of two or more regional sections, Grants, and Compliance to keep the GRC team updated on team news and updating the regional teams on new grant making procedures;
  • Assisting with the orientation of new Regional Program, Grants, and Compliance staff to the Grantmaking Program; databases; IGAM, and any other relevant grantmaking systems;
  • Supporting GRC teammates with their responsibilities outside of preparations for each quarter’s board meetings (routing proposals and reports; recording and posting trainings; updating the intranet; coordinating planning meetings)
  • Maintaining GRC files;
  • Supporting the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center. 

Qualifications:

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • At least 1 year of administrative support experience, preferably at a grantmaking organization or an educational institution;
    • At least 1 year of experience with customer service, student services, counseling, tutoring, teaching, or training;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience a plus;
    • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and/or grantmaking database a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
    • Fluency in a second language a plus, Chinese or Georgian are preferred;
    • Authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English;
    • Attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
    • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities;
    • Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1708 – Program Assistant, GRC and YOUR NAME 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.

 


Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – (Job #1692)

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 Eurasia, with a focus on the South Caucasus.  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 Caucasus.  In addition, the APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings;
  • Communicate regularly with existing grantees;
  • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in Eurasia;
  • Provide administrative support to the Eurasia Team;
  • 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, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is required;
    • At least 2 years of experience in democracy-related work is required; in-country experience is an advantage;
    • MS Office skills are required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Eurasia;
    • Advanced fluency (oral and written) in Russian and English is required;
    • 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 Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – Job #1692 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, Africa – Job 1686

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The staff Auditor:

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

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

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor, Africa – Job #1686 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.


 Internships

Intern, Grantmaking Resource Center/Monitoring & Evaluation Office / Summer 2017 (Job #1722)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

Working with two small teams, the unpaid intern will play a role in supporting the institutionalization of learning and best practices in grantmaking through the design and production of modern digital content and learning resources, as well as providing support to the Monitoring & Evaluation unit’s analysis of grant performance. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in the management and evaluation of democracy-related grantmaking. The internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:

  • Review grant performance macro-data, help develop analysis, assist in creating related visualizations.
  • Contribute to the documentation of internal practices in grants management.
  • Edit videos into microlearning resources for internal audiences.
  • Support the coordination of learning opportunities for grantmaking staff, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; 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.
  • Applicants should have an interest in instructional systems design (ISD), learning and development, content analysis, monitoring and evaluation, international relations, and/or democracy work.
  • Qualified candidates should maintain a strong work ethic, and thrive as an independent worker and learner.
  • Applicants with a background in video editing and experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, NVIVO and Excel preferred.

Qualifications:

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

  • Applicants should have an interest in instructional systems design (ISD), learning and development, content analysis, monitoring and evaluation, international relations, and/or democracy work.
  • Qualified candidates should maintain a strong work ethic, and thrive as an independent worker and learner.
  • Applicants with a background in video editing and experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, NVIVO and Excel preferred.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, be capable of showing initiative, and be well-organized. Students must also have strong computer skills.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your information 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 Job #1722 – EVAL Intern (SU17)–YOUR NAME 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, Latin America & Caribbean / Summer 2017 – (Job #1719)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an 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 2017. 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.

Responsibilities: 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 a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; 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.
  • 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) for the duration of the internship

Travel Reimbursement:                     $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:                 n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of 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 Job #1719 – LAC Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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.