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

Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation (Job #1611)

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 Monitoring and Evaluation based in Washington, DC.  This position reports to the Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Position Summary:
The Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation is responsible for providing programmatic support to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager as well as the Vice President/Programs, Grants Operations and Evaluation. 

Responsibilities include:

  • • Collaborates with the Manager and the Vice President on strategic evaluation initiatives
  • • Regularly trains program staff on M&E concepts; generates new training materials 
  • • Conducts internal evaluations and research using program data with the aim of effectively communicating the impact of NED’s grantmaking
  • • Works with the Manager to provide evaluation technical assistance to NED staff
  • • Develops and maintains M&E resources for NED staff and grantees 
  • • Supports the Manager in the development, design and management of independent evaluations
  • • Provides occasional general support for M&E team and other duties, as assigned

Skills and Experience:

    • • Experience with applied research and qualitative data analysis in an international context
    • • An understanding of democracy assistance work and grantmaking; working knowledge of politics and history and interest in international affairs 
    • • Experience with change management
    • • Experience in communications using creativity in visual designs
    • • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities
    • • Ability to work independently 
    • • Ability to meet deadlines and pays attention to detail
    • • Experience with qualitative data analysis software; NVivo preferred.
    • • Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint: SharePoint is a plus
    • • Fluency in second language a plus; Arabic, Russian, or Spanish preferred 

Requirements:

    • • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; Master’s or equivalent experience preferred 
    • • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in either program evaluation or democracy assistance  
    • • Demonstrated experience with program monitoring and evaluation concepts and tools
    • • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • • Experience providing training to adults
    • • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and completed NED Employment Application form. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation – Job #1611 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please visit our website at www.ned.org.   No phone calls, please.


 

Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia (Job #1609)

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, DC.   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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; 
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful; and
  • Russian language skills and interest in the Europe/Eurasia region are preferred but not required. 

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, Europe/Eurasia – Job #1609 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 Program and Conferences Officer, CIMA – (Job #1608)

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

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Program & Conferences Officer of CIMA reports to CIMA’s Senior Director and is responsible for substantive components of CIMA’s work, including conceiving, planning, and executing the center’s events, conferences, and outreach  programs.    

Responsibilities:  

  • • Develop CIMA panel discussions, working groups, conferences, and other events as part of CIMA’s overall strategy to highlight the importance of independent media in sustaining democracies around the world. 
  • • Develop creative and innovative digital initiatives that expand the reach of CIMA’s public events (for example, virtual events and conferences) and help to build CIMA’s global networks online.
  • • Manage CIMA’s internal media working group meetings for program staff within the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
  • • Work with CIMA’s assistant partnerships officer to development and execute working groups with outside institutions, such as universities, donors, and media development implementers.
  • • 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. 
  • • Coordinate outreach for CIMA and identify key contacts for networking; contribute to CIMA’s blog and social media campaigns
  • • Attend relevant internal and external meetings, conference, and events as assigned by senior director.
  • • Other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred
  • • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in international development, democracy assistance programs, or news media, with experience in international media development preferred
    Knowledge of international media issues and/or democracy promotion programs
  • • Experience in layout and design using the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • • Experience with CMS, Drupal, and HTML
  • • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • • MS Office skills required;
  • • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • • Authorized to work in the 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, with your name and Assistant Program and Conferences Officer, CIMA– Job #1608 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 Program Officer, Eastern Europe – (Job #1601)

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 Program Officer for Southeastern Europe. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

Assist senior staff with management, administration, and development of grant programs in the Western Balkans. Support existing grantees and assist in developing prospective grantees.  

Responsibilities:  

  • • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • • Communicate regularly with current grantees and applicants;
  • • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
  • • Track political developments in Southeastern Europe.
  • • Provide administrative support to the Europe Team, as needed;
  • • Help to organize events highlighting specific democracy-related issues;
  • • Travel as needed to identify and work with potential new and existing grantees.

Qualifications:

  • • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is preferred;
  • • At least 3 years of experience in democracy related work is required; related field experience in one or more countries in the region is preferred.
  • • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in the region;
  • • Oral and written proficiency in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is required;
  • • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • • MS Office skills required;
  • • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • • Authorized to work in the 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, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, Eastern Europe – Job 1601 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 #1565)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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 Senior Director for Human Resources and Administration.

Position Summary:

The Office Services Assistant will join the Office Services Team in providing copy, 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 office supplies are available to employees at a low cost to the Endowment by taking inventory and stocking supplies on a regular basis. 
  • • Ensures that kitchen supplies are available by taking inventory and ordering when needed.  
  • • Handles orientations for new employees to office services and processes new identification pictures and badges.
  • • Partners with vendors to replace supplies 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, maintain an up-to-date log of stored materials, prepare boxed files to be stored, and schedule storage deliveries and retrievals.
  • • Serves as a resource to reduce work overload in other department 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, and 
  • • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • • 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 MS Office. 
  • • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
  • • 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, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Office Services Assistant– Job #1565 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.


 

Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs – (Job #1564)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs for the organization This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

Position Summary: 

Direct and oversee the Endowment’s congressional, government relations and public affairs efforts.  Also, provide high-level support to the Endowment’s Board of Directors. Provide advice to NED leadership and Board in areas of functional responsibilities.

Responsibilities:  

  • • Oversee and lead the development of the organization’s Congressional relations strategy.
  • • Monitor Congressional/legislative trends, issues and concerns that relate to NED’s mission and functions.
  • • Maintain positive government and congressional relations.
  • • Direct NED’s participation in the Parliamentary Coalition of the Community of Democracies, including providing support to Congress to assist in its involvement 
  • • Oversee the development of the organization’s overall strategic public affairs plan.
  • • Collaborate with other elements within NED to incorporate the strategic use of communications, public affairs and congressional interest to advance the NED’s goals.
  • • Serve as central point of the Endowment to prepare coordinated reports to Congress. 
  • • Support the President in conducting effective Board of Directors’ meetings by preparing meeting agendas, minutes, by-law amendments and memoranda.
  • • Staff the Board Committee on Nominations and Governance.
  • • Support the Chair in writing about NED and participating in NED events.
  • • Oversee handling of FOIA requests and ensure that information is supplied in a timely manner while paying careful attention to authorized exemptions.
  • • Oversee the Penn Kemble Youth Forum on Democracy.
  • • Work with the President and COO in developing sources of nongovernmental support.
  • • Lead a team of professionals in a manner that fosters the professional development of all its members and facilitates cooperation and collaboration within the team and throughout the organization.
  • • Manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 
  • • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team.

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

  • • Master’s degree required; relevant experience may be considered as an acceptable qualification.
  • • Minimum of 15 years’ experience including extensive knowledge of congressional practices, procedures, members and staff.
  • • In-depth knowledge of the Endowment and its policies as well as academic literature and democratic issues, astute political judgment, and strong writing and editing skills.

Other Qualifications:

  • • Comprehensive understanding of the Endowment’s mission and operational issues
  • • Strong appreciation of the importance of developing and maintaining positive external relations.

Competencies:

  • • Strong working relationships with members of Congress and their staff
  • • Ability to develop strategic plans 
  • • Ability to lead a team in a collaborative manner
  • • Excellent analytical ability
  • • Sophisticated communication skills, both verbal and written
  • • Political savvy and astuteness
  • • Exceptional credibility, judgment and diplomacy skills
  • • Effective presentation skills
  • • Ability to integrate understanding of Congress and the executive branch of the federal government into NED’s strategies
  • • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload 
  • • Strong collaboration skills capable of reaching across organizational hierarchies and structures.

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 VP, Public Relations and Government Affairs – Job #1564 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, Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf – (Job 1563)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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 onthe-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 #1563 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.


Library Assistant – (Job 1562)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Library Assistant to work in its Democracy Resource Center. This is an entry-level position on our Knowledge Management team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Manager of the Democracy Resource Center assist with library operations, manage library purchases, add new materials, maintain the print and digital collection of the library, and assist with outreach and marketing initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Manager of the Democracy Resource Center assist with library operations – including circulation, inter-library loan services, library orientations, and the DRC’s outside borrowing program
  • Under the guidance of the Librarian copy catalog and process all books, reports, and audio/visual materials received by the library including those produced by NED grantees
  • Under the guidance of the Librarian process and maintain all print and electronic periodicals received by the library including those produced by NED grantees.
  • Under the guidance of the Librarian add new digital publications to the NDRI Digital Library on Democracy, update existing records, and maintain the collection.
  • Assist with DRC marketing initiatives by creating and distributing the new books received list and redesign and resume the weekly table of contents service, The DRC Weekly.
  • Work with the Manager of the Democracy Resource Center to process and maintain records of library purchases, request review copies of books, and contact vendors to claim missing publications.
  • Assist in compiling and sending out daily DRC news service, Democracy Today.
  • Provide Nexis news searches covering the MENA region.
  • Assist patrons with reference and research service in the Librarian’s absence.

Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience working in a library or information center.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience using databases, preferably OCLC Connexion, OCLC WorldShare Management Service, Omeka.
  • Experience with copy cataloging.
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages not necessary but preferred, especially French, Arabic, Chinese.

Competencies:

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to set priorities, organize time efficiently, and work independently.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage effectively multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 Library Assistant – Job 1562 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. No phone calls please.


Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean – (Job #1561)

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

Position Summary:

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep track of team deadlines and schedules.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as international relations, international development, political science, Latin American studies.
  • One to two years of previous administrative and/or programmatic experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of major political and social issues in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
  • Administrative support experience.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage effectively multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 Program Assistant, LAC – Job # 1561 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  No phone calls please.


Security Systems Engineer (Job #1559)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Security Systems Engineer to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department. The 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. This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information including:
    • Performing security audits of LANs, WANs, servers, and remote access.
    • Monitoring and auditing all NED systems for evidence of unauthorized access and/or activity.
    • Performing forensics on security incidents.
    • Collaborate with IT manager to assess near- and long-term network and system security needs.
    • Verify, oversee, and document the lifecycle of processes to maintain and monitor network system, infrastructure components, and assure reliability for all networks.
    • 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 and management staff.
    • Identify and define system and network security requirements.
    • Design and develop system/network security architecture and detailed security designs.
    • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
    • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.
    • Proactively assure adequate, urgent, and timely ongoing communication to all stakeholders.
    • Conduct research on enterprise products, services, protocols, and standards.
    • Work in conjunction with the Senior IT Manager and other IT staff to ensure adequate segregation of duties in the performance of security-related tasks and assignments.
    • Mentor junior members of the team and share best practices.
    • Partner with key vendors, other practitioners, cooperative groups, etc., to ensure that we are up to date with latest threat profiles.
    • Attend training classes in order to stay abreast and current with new technologies.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven working experience in building and maintaining security 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.

Other Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions.
  • 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, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements, and completed NED employment application, which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Security Systems Engineer– Job #1559 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


 Program Assistant for Europe (Job # 1558)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that supports freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant for its Europe Section, which awards grants to nongovernmental democracy-building initiatives in non-EU Europe, including Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and the Balkans, as well as crossborder programs operating from Europe. This position is based in Washington DC.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Europe Section staff;
  • Receive, process and distribute incoming proposals and grantee materials;
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process;
  • Assist in preparing proposal summaries, budgets and related materials;
  • Provide programmatic support to Program Officers and the Senior Director;
  • Maintain a database of contacts in the region;
  • Help to organize meetings, roundtables and other events on Europe-related topics;
  • Provide logistical support for staff and grantee travel.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, regional studies, international relations, history or other relevant field;
  • Knowledge of the political, civil society and international issues in the region;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Russian required;
  • Administrative and/or programmatic experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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 Program Assistant, Europe – Job #1558 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, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1549)

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

Position Summary: 

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 National Endowment for Democracy.

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 frontline 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:

Knowledge/Experience:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; 

Other Qualifications:  

    • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history and interest in international affairs
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Sharepoint and/or grantmaking database a plus
    • Administrative support experience, preferably at a grantmaking organization 
    • Provide attention to detail, and meet deadlines required
    • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities
    • Authorization to work in the United States.

Competencies:

    • Fluency in second language a plus, Arabic, Farsi, Portuguese, or  Turkish preferred 
    • Strong written and oral communications skills in English
    • Training, tutoring, or teaching experience preferred. 

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 your name and Program Assistant, GRC – Job #1549 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 – (# 1548)

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 Program Officer for Russia.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

Assist with management, administration, and development of the grant programs in Russia. 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 current grantees and applicants in Russian;
  • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
  • Track political developments in Russia and Eurasia;
  • Provide administrative support to the Eurasia Team;
  • Travel on a regular basis to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is preferred;
  • At least 2 years of experience in democracy related work is required; in-country experience is an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Russia;
  •  Oral and written proficiency in Russian is required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • MS Office skills required;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Experience in financial management and reporting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Start date for this position would be Dec 1 2015. 

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 Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – Job # 1548 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 for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) – (Job #1545)
National Endowment for Democracy

The Program Officer reports to the Senior Director for LAC program and works with LAC and Grants staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED’s LAC grants program; contributes to developing the Endowment’s strategy for LAC; sets programmatic priorities, monitors and evaluates projects, and tracks program budgets.

Responsibilities:

  • • Evaluating project proposals and progress reports in the respective LAC country portfolios;  
  • • Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings;
  • • Maintaining regular communication with potential and existing grantees;
  • • Monitoring the work of grantees, including regular field visits;
  • • Tracking political developments and relevant players in the respective LAC country portfolios , and informing NED’s LAC overall strategy;
  • • Representing NED LAC programs at relevant internal and external meetings;
  • • Providing support for senior staff as they represent the LAC region country portfolios before the Board of Directors, the President, congressional committees, government agencies and other entities as needed;
  • • Building and maintaining relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • • Organizing and participating in events to highlight specific democracy-related issues with respect to the respective LAC country portfolios.  

Qualifications:

  • • Master’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline;
  • • At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work; 
  • • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean; experience working on specific countries a plus;
  • • General understanding of trends in democratic development, civil society issues, and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the LAC region; 
  • • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish; fluency in Spanish is required;
  • • Time living, working or traveling in Latin America;
  • • MS Office skills;
  • • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • • Experience with financial management and reporting;
  • • Excellent interpersonal 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 PO, LAC – Job #1545 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 Director, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1542)

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 Director for the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, DC.  

Position Summary: 

Direct and oversee all operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED, including global, regional, and functional networking activities; organize global and regional gatherings; develop and implement effective communication strategies; and develop and conduct projects initiated by Secretariat and international Steering Committee.  Prepare and comply with annual budgets.  Supervise a team engaged in building relations with other organizations and initiatives to ensure the effective ongoing work of the World Movement.

Responsibilities:

Overall Operations of Secretariat

  • • Create a vision for the World Movement for Democracy suitable for a continuously changing environment.
  • • Implement strategies and activities recommended by the Steering Committee and NED Leadership.
  • • Lead a team of professionals in a manner that fosters the professional development of all its members and facilitates cooperation and collaboration within the team and throughout the organization.
  • • Manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 
  • • Liaise with, develop proposals for, and report to current and potential funders.

Regional and Functional Networks

  • • Foster, build and maintain coalitions on a global and regional scale.
  • • Oversee and guide staff activities to develop and facilitate networking efforts, communications, and discussions among democracy activists in various global regions, and in several functional areas of democracy work, including advice and guidance on setting up secretariat offices; on developing strategic goals and coordinating and organizing activities to meet those goals; on developing proposals for support; and on building partnerships with other organizations and inter-governmental bodies.

World Movement Gatherings

  • • Working with NED colleagues, the Steering Committee, and local host organizations, identify strategic and innovative opportunities to leverage NED’s capability to serve as a convener of participants in the democracy promotion community on a regional and global scale.  Lead the formulation of themes and agendas; develop sources of financial support; identify and recruit organizations to participate; liaise with host country governments; and assume ultimate responsibility for all logistical arrangements.

Projects

  • • Develop innovative ideas and oversee or advise on development of particular projects initiated by the Secretariat and/or World Movement Steering Committee in collaboration with other organizations and initiatives, including conceptualization, budgeting, implementation of project activities, and oversight of projects currently underway.

Other Activities

  • • Serve as the public face of the World Movement, delivering presentations on its work at international meetings.
  • • Develop positive relations with other related global initiatives.
  • • Oversee the development and implementation of effective communication capabilities and strategies to include use of the web and social networks to better inform the World Movement participants and to foster collaboration and collective action.
  • • Ensure Steering Committee meetings are properly supported to ensure maximum effectiveness, report to the Committee on accomplishments, and lead discussions on future activities.
  • • Conduct periodic evaluations of activities and staff operations.

Qualifications:

  • • Masters in international relations, political science or a related field required, plus 15 years of relevant job experience.
  • • Excellent writing and editorial skills, to include formal publications. 
  • • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. 
  • • Strong presentation skills and ability to deliver reports at meetings. 
  • • Good business acumen in managing human, financial and information resources.  
  • • Self-motivated with respect to prioritizing and meeting critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • • Highly innovative in establishing the scope and purpose of conferences, meetings, and other fora.
  • • Able to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.   
  • • Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating strategies and ideas. 

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 Sr. Director for WMD – Job #1542 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.


Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis (Job #1539)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally-funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization dedicated to supporting freedom around the world.  NED seeks a Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis to complement our growing and dynamic Finance team.  This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Finance Manager’s primary focus is ensuring the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, providing internal analysis for decision-making, and producing timely reporting to the US government. This duty is carried out by analyzing federal award transactions to include: board-approved grants and subsequent obligations and amendment activity, monitoring cash drawdowns and grantee payment requests, as well as reporting to internal and external stakeholders on the results of these transactions. The Finance Manager also has an active oversight responsibility for a small portfolio of other democracy promotion awards from non-federal donors including foreign governments, foundations, and corporations, which also requires close monitoring & reporting in collaboration with the Sr. Budget & Financial Compliance Officer.  General responsibilities include donor cash management, monthly internal grants analysis, quarterly and annual external financial reporting, review of award agreement terms and conditions to ensure funder and NED policy, and support to Finance and non-Finance staff in federal regulations and other donor compliance knowledge.

Reports to: Senior Director, Financial Management and Integration.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors daily grantee drawdown requests prior to payment processing to ensure disbursements are properly authorized and accurately recorded, collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team.
  • Ensures symmetry between Serenic NAV and the HHS Payment Management System on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Certifies grantee activity (e.g. obligations, cash/non-cash deobligations, and supplements) is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger and further reconciles to the grants management system’s activities for accounting period.  Maintains integrity of the balances on a fiscal year basis and for the award life cycle. Ensures Donor 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 establish and maintain processes and protocols for accounting procedures to ensure perpetual NICRA cash settlements are drawn on federal awards.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for 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).
  • Reconciles final close out of Annual Appropriations and other federal grants in tandem with the Controller, and files final status reports (FFRs) with DOS within the respective close-out period.
  • Produces timely and accurate internal financial reports and analysis for senior management to enable sound decision-making.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Program Planning Officer to provide a quarterly schedule of Grantmaking Funds Available to reflect the status of funds availability under multi-year annual appropriations and special grant funds which are used to inform the quarterly board-approval cycle.
  • Leads continuous process improvement with regards to grants accounting and cash management policies and procedures.
  • Enhances grant reporting and analysis by supporting the Sr. Director in the automated integration of data between the GIFTS/Alta grants management system and the Serenic Navigator accounting system by identifying, developing and implementing improvements in related capture and reporting processes. Responsible for developing business rules to ensure successful integration efforts.
  • Maintains award and subaward setups in the financial accounting system.
  • Supports the Controller with the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required workpapers including grant activity rollforwards and SEFA schedules, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
  • Serves as a general resource for questions from non-finance personnel with regards to NED Finance policies, procedures, and federal and other donor compliance.
  • Acts as mentor to other members of the extended Finance team.

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

  • ­ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA is a plus.
  • ­ 7+ years experience in mission-driven, nonprofit organizations subject to federal grants rules and regulations compliance, including working knowledge and practical application of OMB administrative regulations and cost principles.
  • ­ 5+ years demonstrated experience in federal grants accounting and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management.
  • ­ Experience in managing foreign government, foundation, and other grants and requisite knowledge in compliance and reporting.
  • ­ Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
  • ­ Required competence in preparing Federal FFRs and FCTRs and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment System.
  • ­ Demonstrated working knowledge in financial variance analysis and reporting.  Strong analysis skills in reviewing general ledger history, and clear ability to propose proper and necessary general journal entries.

Other Qualifications:

  • ­ Experience in Microsoft Serenic Navigator accounting software preferred, Fundware and GIFTS/ALTA 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).
  • ­ Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
  • ­ 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.
  • ­ Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • ­ Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
  • ­ 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, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis – Job #1539 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


Senior Security and Systems Engineer (Job #1538)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Security and Systems Engineer to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department.   The SSSE 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 SSSE also provides support to IT analysts and end users as required along with other duties as assigned. This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information including:
    • Performing security audits of LANs, WANs, servers, and remote access.
    • Monitoring and auditing all NED systems for evidence of unauthorized access and/or activity.
    • Performing forensics on security incidents.
    • Collaborate with IT manager to assess near- and long-term network and system security needs.
    • Verify, oversee, and document the lifecycle of processes to maintain and monitor network system, infrastructure components, and assure reliability for all networks.
    • 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 and management staff.
    • Identify and define system and network security requirements.
    • Design and develop system/network security architecture and detailed security designs.
    • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
    • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.
    • Proactively assure adequate, urgent, and timely ongoing communication to all stakeholders.
    • Conduct research on enterprise products, services, protocols, and standards.
    • Work in conjunction with the Senior IT Manager and other IT staff to ensure adequate segregation of duties in the performance of security-related tasks and assignments.
    • Mentor junior members of the team and share best practices.
    • Partner with key vendors, other practitioners, cooperative groups, etc., to ensure that we are up to date with latest threat profiles. 
    • Attend training classes in order to stay abreast and current with new technologies.

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years’ proven working experience in building and maintaining security 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.

Other Qualifications

    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools.
    • 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.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
    •  Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions.
    • 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, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements, and completed NED employment application, which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Sr. Security and Systems Engineer– Job #1538 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


 

Internships

Summer 2016

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

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)
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 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)

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 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


 

Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) / Summer 2016 – (#1605)

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 summer 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 are required 
  • • 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 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.

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

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, NED employment application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and GRPA Intern – Job #1605 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, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) – 

Summer 2016 (Job #1604)

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 summer 2015. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s promotional efforts; its website and social media presence; program publications; 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:  

  • • Contributes to program’s promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • • Contributes to the editing, design, and layout of program publications, both print and electronic
  • • Assists with database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • • Assists with alumni relations 
  • • 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 hold an 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.

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, 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 (Summer 2016) – Job #1604 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, Center for International Media Assistance / Summer 2016 — (Job #1603)

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 summer 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:

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 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, completed NED employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and CIMA Intern – Job #1603 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 (w/ Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies / 

Summer 2016 (Job #1602)

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 summer 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 min 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 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 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 Summer Intern – Job #1602 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.