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

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

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

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Full-time Positions

Program Officer for Iraq – (Job #1637)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer, for the MENA team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, NED Employment Application and contact information for three references. Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer for Iraq – Job #1637 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


Program Officer, Yemen – (Job #1637)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, NED Employment Application and contact information for three references. Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer Yemen – Job #1637 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Senior Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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


    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge/Experience:
      • Minimum of 8 years of project management experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
      • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree or higher in government, international relations, democracy, human rights, or related field, preferred.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in multiple global regions.
      • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks.
      • Experience in building relationships with project partners and funders.
      • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
      • Experience with accounting and budgets.
      • Overseas work experience preferred.
      • Proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
      • Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a second language is a plus.
      • Ability to travel overseas.
      • Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Ability to work both independently and in a team with a strong sense of mission.
      • Ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities.
      • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively with political and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of donor organizations.
      • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, some of which are remote and difficult to reach.
      • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application. Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Senior Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at: http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please no phone calls.


    Project Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, D.C.

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Project Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

    Position Summary:

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications:

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

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and acompleted NED Employment Application. Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Project Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at: http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please no phone calls.


    Grants Officer for Asia – (Job #1634)
    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
    Washington, DC

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support democracy 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.).
      • 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.
      • Professional competence in a South Asian language is useful but not required.
      • Familiarity with or an interest in Asia, particularly South Asia.
      • 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, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application. Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Asia – Job #1634 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at: http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please no phone calls.


    Staff Auditor – Job 1633

    National Endowment for Democracy

    Washington, D.C.

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

    Position Summary:

    The staff Auditor: 1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performs risk assessments, and 2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews, and invoice verification reviews.

    Responsibilities: 

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

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge/Experience:
      • ­ BS in Accounting or Finance. 
      • ­ A minimum of two years of experience.
      • ­ Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
      • ­ Working knowledge of databases. 
      • ­ Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133).
      • Other Qualifications:
      • ­ Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a foreign language is a plus.
      • ­ 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 Staff Auditor – Job #1633 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

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

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


    Program Assistant, Forum – (Job #1632)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, DC 

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

    The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy is a leading center for research, discussion, thought, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world.

    The International Forum seeks a full-time paid program assistant within the Research and Conferences Program. Successful candidates will be recent college graduates with an understanding of democracy and international politics. The program assistant position provides candidates with an excellent opportunity to improve their knowledge of democratization and international affairs, advance their research and writing skills, and introduce them to the democracy assistance community. 

    Responsibilities:

    • assisting in the organization and implementation of a busy calendar of public events and roundtables
    • documenting events by taking notes and photographs 
    • assisting with travel logistics and reconciling expenses
    • assisting with the drafting, editing, and proofreading of Forum electronic and print publications, including material for the Forum website, reports, electronic newsletters, and multi-media content for social media
    • assisting the Forum vice president with special research projects, as needed
    • helping populate and maintain a contact management system 
    • assisting with administrative and other related tasks, as needed

    Qualifications: 

    • B.A. in political science, international affairs, or a related field required; M.A. preferred
    • 1–2 years of work experience
    • Experience assisting with event logistics
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and some Adobe Photoshop experience. WordPress, InDesign, and basic HTML (preferred)
    • Experience using a contact management system
    • Possess strong attention to detail and strong editing and writing skills
    • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
    • Experience living, working, or studying abroad a plus
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States

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

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant – Forum – Job #1632 in the subject line by June 1, 2016.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


    Junior Systems Administrator – (Job #1631)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, DC 

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

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

    Position Summary: 

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

    Responsibilities:  

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

    Qualifications:

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

    To Apply:

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

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


    Assistant Editor, Journal of Democracy (JOD)/ Assistant to the Vice President for Studies and Analysis – (Job #1630)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, DC 

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization in Washington, D.C., seeks an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Democracy (JOD), a quarterly publication that addresses the problems and prospects of democracy around the world. The Assistant Editor also serves as the assistant to NED’s Vice President for Studies and Analysis and the Journal of Democracy’s Coeditor. This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

    Position Summary: 

    The Assistant Editor will create the “Back of the Book” section of the Journal of Democracy, assist with editing and proofreading, carry out research and perform information management tasks (both manual and electronic), as well as assist the Vice President and the Coeditor with administrative tasks.  

    Responsibilities:  

    • Research, write, and edit the “Back of the Book” section of the JOD, including “Election Watch,” “Documents on Democracy,” and “News and Notes”
    • Proofread and copyedit manuscripts, brochures, conference reports, etc., as well as fact-check and do background research
    • Manage the review process for unsolicited manuscripts from start to finish
    • Serve as the point person for book reviews; order review copies of recently published books for review by the Journal editors
    • Interact and correspond with authors, potential authors, subscribers, etc.
    • Assist in the preparation of books for the JOD book series 
    • Manage and update the JOD’s databases
    • Manage all electronic and paper files for the JOD as well as for the Journal’s Coeditor
    • Support the staff of the International Forum for Democratic Studies with special projects as necessary 
    • Assist with using InDesign to lay out articles as necessary
    • Attend conferences, meetings, and other events as necessary
    • Assist the JOD’s Coeditor with scheduling, travel arrangements, reimbursements, correspondence, filing, and other administrative matters
    • Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis with scheduling and other administrative tasks
    • Assist with other administrative and editing duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., political science, international relations, history);
    • Some editorial experience preferred;
    • Strong writing and editing skills;
    • Ability to work as part of a team;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Excellent verbal communication and solid organizational skills.
    • Computer skills – experience with Microsoft Office required; familiarity with InDesign, database maintenance preferred.
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment ApplicationPlease send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Editor, JOD – Job #1630 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please no phone calls. 

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


    Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1629)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, D.C.

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

    Position Summary: 

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

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications:

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

    To Apply:
    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Eurasia – Job #1629 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.

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

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


    Assistant Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa (Job #1628)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, DC

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

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Program Officer (APO) will assist with the management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in the MENA region.  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, often in Arabic.
    • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees, including review and analysis of any publications or other products.
    • Track political developments in the MENA region.
    • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues in coordination with the other MENA program members.
    • Travel to the region as needed, and occasionally under difficult conditions, to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge/Experience:
      • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in international affairs, politics, or a related discipline is required.
      • ­ At least 3 years of experience in democracy-related work is required.
      • ­ Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Arabic are required.
      • ­ Proficiency in French or other relevant languages of the region is preferred, but not required.
      • ­ Proficiency with MS Office is required.
      • Other Qualifications:
      • ­ Field experience with NGOs in one or more MENA countries is preferred.
      • ­ Knowledge of political issues and trends in the MENA region.
      • ­ Regional knowledge of North Africa is a plus.
      • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States.
      • Competencies:
      • ­ High degree of organization and initiative.
      • ­ Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable.
      • ­ Excellent interpersonal skills.
      • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, a writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send an email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, MENA – Job #1628 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.

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

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


    IT Helpdesk Analyst – (Job #1627)

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    Washington, DC

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks an IT Helpdesk Analyst – Tier 1 to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

    Position Summary:

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

    Responsibilities: 

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

    Qualifications:

      • Knowledge/Experience:
      • ­ At least 1 year direct support to end-users of information systems, or relevant experience in a technical or customer support environment
      • ­ High School Diploma or GED
      • Other Qualifications:
      • ­ Understanding of information systems technology including common computer applications, operating systems, hardware, networks, and messaging systems
      • ­ Knowledge configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing PC and laptop hardware and software technologies
      • ­ Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem solving skills
      • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States
      • Competencies:
      • ­ Excellent customer service skills when dealing with staff at all levels
      • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
      • ­ Ability to interpret customer needs and provide thorough and complete support
      • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure
      • ­ Must be organized, versatile and possess strong administrative skills
      • ­ Must be able to work both independently and as a team member
      • ­ Ability to facilitate and present to large audiences

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and IT Helpdesk Analyst – Job #1627 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please no phone calls.


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

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC 

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf for the MENA team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to a MENA Senior Program Officer.

    Position Summary: 

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

    Responsibilities:  

    Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.

    Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education and other areas.

    Monitor political developments in the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.

    Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits. 

    Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf regional grants portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.

    Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.

    Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on‑the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers. 

    Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.

    Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline; master’s degree preferred.

    At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective; 

    In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf and over all MENA region;

    Full professional fluency in English and Arabic languages are essential, Kurdish is preferred; 

    Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, with evidenced coordination and facilitation skills;

    Minimum of 2 years living or working in Iraq, Yemen the Gulf  or other MENA countries;

    High degree of organization and initiative;

    Solid analytical skills;

    Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three references.  Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Officer for Iraq, Yemen and the Gulf – Job #1625 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.


     

    Program Assistant, MENA – (Job #1624)

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

    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 Middle East and North Africa regional program team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

    Position Summary: 

    Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.

    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 building programs in the assigned region/country.
    • Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.  
    • Organize events for visiting grantees.
    • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
    • Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.  

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
    • Fluency in Arabic and French (reading, writing and speaking) is required. Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including Turkish and Farsi.
    • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
    • Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.
    • Administrative support experience.
    • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • Authorization to work in the United States.

    To Apply:

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, 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 Assistant, MENA – Job #1624 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.


     

    Assistant Digital Producer – (Job #1623)

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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

    Position Summary: 

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

    Responsibilities:  

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

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

    Qualifications:

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

    • ­ Bachelor’s Degree (in Communications a plus); Minimum of 1 year of experience.
    • ­ Demonstrated web and multimedia skills, including experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software and compressing video for the web.

     Other Qualifications:

    • ­ Shooting experience in both long and short videos desired
    • ­ Experience with graphic design and motion graphics desired
    • ­ Strong familiarity with web-based technologies, including social networking tools, YouTube, Vimeo, and video sharing sites.
    • ­ Experience with WordPress preferred.
    • ­ Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

    Competencies:

    • ­ Able to manage a high level of detail across multiple projects.
    • ­ Ability to solve problems and think on your feet under pressure.
    • ­ Able to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure.
    • ­ Interest in international affairs highly desirable. 
    • ­ Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • ­ Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
    • ­ Excellent interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.

    To Apply:  

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED employment application form which is available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Digital Producer – Job #1623 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please visit our website at www.ned.org.   Please no phone calls.


     

    Program Assistant, Eurasia (#1621)

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant, Eurasia to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia region focusing on the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan). This is a non-exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

    Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international relations, history, political science or area studies relevant to Eurasia);
    • Strong Proficiency in Russian;
    • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Russian;
    • Knowledge of the political and social issues in the Eurasia region;
    • Administrative support experience;
    • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
    • Authorization to work in the US;
    • The start date for this position is May 15, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    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 available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, Eurasia – Job #1621 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


     

    Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) – (Job #1617)

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean.  This position is based in Washington, DC.

    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.

    Specific Duties of the Program Officer include:

    • 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.  

    Applicants should have the following 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 with your name and PO, LAC – Job #1617 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.


    2016-2017 Research Associate Position at the National Endowment for Democracy (Job # 1615)

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

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

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

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

    Qualifications:

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

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

    Duration: The program seeks to hire a full-time Research Associate at 40 hours per week, from April 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. RAs are expected to commit to work for the entire duration of the fellowship year. RAs serve as temporary full-time employees, with benefits.

    To Apply: :  Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references.  Please e-mail to jobs@ned.org with your name and Research Associate – Job #1615 in the subject line. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in serving as a Research Associate with the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program and indicate any regional interests or language skills. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a writing test.  Please, no phone calls.

     


    Internships

    Summer 2016

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

    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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

    Position Summary:

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

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

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

    Requirements:

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

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

    Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

    NED Application Deadline: n/a

    Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

    Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

    Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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

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


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

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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

    Position Summary: 

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Requirements:

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

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

    Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

    NED Application Deadline: n/a

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

    Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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

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


     

    Intern for Africa / Summer 2016 (Job #1606)

    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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

    Position Summary: 

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Requirements:

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

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

    Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

    NED Application Deadline: n/a

    Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

    Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

    Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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

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