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. 

NED Employee Benefits (coming soon)

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.

Full-time Positions

Program Officer, Burma – (Job #1705)

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 Officer for the Asia team, specializing in Burma.  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 Burma grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities:  

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

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in Burma, including issues affecting ethnic nationalities and minorities;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists;
    • ­ Fluency in English with strong writing skills; knowledge of Burmese or an ethnic language is preferred; 
    • ­ Familiarity with program monitoring and assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; 
    • ­ Sound political judgment;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED empoyment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1705 – Program Officer, Burma – 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, West and Central Africa – (Job #1704)

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, West and Central Africa.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the West and Central Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:  

  • • Assist the Africa Regional Director and staff with general administrative duties.  
  • • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in West and Central Africa.
  • • Maintain the program team calendar.
  • • Update program contacts and maintain files.
  • • Organize events for visiting grantees.
  • • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events. 
  • • Research information about potential grantees and current political developments in West and Central Africa.  
  • • Assist with writing of project summaries and drafting budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment;
    • ­ Administrative support experience; 
    • ­ Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite. 
    • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ Knowledge of political and social issues in Africa; preferably in West and Central Africa; 
    • ­ Fluency in French is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ 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;
    • ­ 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 empoyment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1704 – Program Assistant, W/C Africa – 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


Assistant Program Officer, East and Southern Africa – (Job #1703)

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 an Assistant Program Officer, East and Southern Africa.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

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

Responsibilities:  

  • • Design country strategies based on political developments and NED funding ability;
  • • Assess proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • • Travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  • • Provide strategic support to the Senior Program Officer, including Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • • Monitor and provide compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  • • Track political developments around the world;
  • • Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is preferred, but not required;
    • ­ At least 5 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 Africa; preferably in East and Southern Africa;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • ­ Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ 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:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED empoyment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1703 – Assistant Program Officer, E/S Africa – 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, China – (Job #1702)

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 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 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 grantees;
  • • Tracking political developments;
  • • 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;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience;
    • ­ 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, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Familiarity with program monitoring and assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; 
    • ­ Sound political judgment;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED empoyment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1702 – Program Officer, China – 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, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1701)

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 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, Ukrainian, Russian, or Turkish 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 empoyment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1701 – 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. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


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 Application.  Please 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.


Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1690)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • Advanced fluency (written and verbal) in Russian and English languages required; additionally, advanced fluency in Ukrainian is also preferred.
    • ­ At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
    •  Other Qualifications:
      • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
      • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
      • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
      • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Competencies:

    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Ability to work with discretion.
      • ­ Strong oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application  and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Eurasia – Job #1690 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone calls.


Grants Officer for Asia (Job #1689)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • ­ Professional competence in Chinese or Tibetan is useful but not required.
    • ­ At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • ­ Familiarity with or an interest in Asia, particularly East Asia.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ Authorization to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Ability to work with discretion.
    • ­ Strong oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Asia – Job #1689 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone calls.


Grants Assistant, Core Institutes (Job #1688)

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 based in Washington, D.C.  

Position Summary:

The Grants Assistant, Core Institutes, provides general administrative support to the department, with a primary focus on Core Institutes grants.  Working primarily under the supervision of the Senior Grants Officer, Core Institutes, the Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.

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

Responsibilities:

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, with accurate data entry and attention to detail.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.; track late submissions of signed grant documents;
  • Maintain current documentation of administrative procedures in the Grants Assistant manual.
  • Manage core institute email box; Prepare and route grant-related documents and reminders to grantees.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files.
  • Assist with administrative tasks of Grants department staff.
  • Assist with meeting and special event planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Foreign language skills and interest in international affairs preferred;
  • Interest in the support and strengthening of democratic institutions worldwide;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
    • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment;
    • Must be able to work both independently and with minimal supervision;
    • 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 form. Please send to jobs@ned.org,  your name and Grants Assistant, Cores – Job #1688 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.


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.


 

Staff Auditor, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Job 1684

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
    • 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 #1684 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.


Office Services Assistant, Office Services – (Job #1661)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization, seeks an Office Services Assistant for the Office Services Team.  The position is based in Washington, DC.  This position reports to the Office Services Supervisor. 

Position Summary:

The Office Services Assistant will join the Office Services Team in providing photocopy support, supplies, equipment maintenance, mailroom, room set-up and break-down, and off-site storage coordination services.

Responsibilities:

  • Meets the photocopying needs of all Endowment employees and ensure proper operation of the photocopy machine by performing preventative maintenance and bringing in service technicians.
  • Ensures that kitchen and office supplies are available by taking inventory and stocking or ordering supplies when needed. 
  • Handles orientations for new employees to office services and processes new identification pictures and badges.
  • Partners with vendors to replace supplies, at a low cost to the Endowment, and schedules maintenance on equipment as needed.   
  • Ensures that Endowment employees receive quality mail services by processing daily incoming and outgoing mail quickly; sorting and distributing incoming/collecting and stamping outgoing mail; tracking, maintaining and reporting postage levels in the meter.
  • Coordinates off-site file storage, maintains an up-to-date log of stored materials, prepares boxed files to be stored, and schedules storage deliveries and retrievals.
  • Serves as a resource to reduce work overload in other departments by assisting with mail logging, special projects and miscellaneous errands.
  • Assists with internal office moves and relocating of furniture and office supplies. 
  • Assists with the setting up of conference rooms for events.
  • Assists with Audio Visual equipment.
  • Serves as backup for the office administrator during breaks and vacations.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ High School Diploma or GED. 
    • ­ At least two years of office experience required.
    • ­ Physically able to lift boxes of office supplies, including paper, up to 50 lbs.
    • ­ Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Excellent customer service skills and strong ability to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application (including salary history and requirements), and contact information for three professional references.  Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with name and Office Services Assistant– Job #1661 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.


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