Program Officer: ASIA

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 16

Position description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Program Officer to support democratic development programs with a significant amount of funding for subgrants to local civil society organizations, in collaboration with D.C. and field staff, by performing the duties listed below.
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 

  • Monitors political events in assigned program countries.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for field office; anticipates programmatic and administrative needs and takes appropriate actions.
  • Drafts, edits and/or reviews program reports to donors, sections of work plans and proposals, memos, and other materials with some guidance from Program Manager; reviews and edits work of Program Assistant, Senior Program Assistant, and/or Project Assistant.
  • Monitors grants and subgrant budgets, reconciliations and expenditures for programs; applies allowable costs according to donor regulations; ensures that expenses stay within budget limits; anticipates costs and addresses overages; suggests solutions to budget variances; and participates in budget reprogramming.
  • Develops budgets and program concepts for proposals in collaboration with Program Manager and/or Regional Director.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for the D.C. Subgrants team and the field office’s subgrants staff; provides assistance to field office for proposal design for potential subgrant partners; reviews subgrant application packages to ensure all requested documents are submitted; monitors subgrantees’ bi-monthly narrative and financial reports submitted to NDI; assures compliance with donor and NDI’s requirements; maintains subgrants tracker.
  • Recruits and briefs international trainers, volunteers and field representatives.
  • Manages Program Assistant, Senior Program Assistant and/or Project Assistant on NDI procedures, programmatic and administrative tasks; mentors new staff.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations and donor representatives; represents NDI at internal and external events; acts as back-up to team members not present.
  • Travels to region to meet with field office staff members and local and international NGOs, assess new funding opportunities, and conduct training activities.

Job Title:Program Officer: ASIAJob Function:Washington DCDepartment:AsiaLocation:Washington, DC

 

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Program Officer: ASIA
 

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Program Officer to support democratic development programs with a significant amount of funding for subgrants to local civil society organizations, in collaboration with D.C. and field staff, by performing the duties listed below.
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 

  • Monitors political events in assigned program countries.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for field office; anticipates programmatic and administrative needs and takes appropriate actions.
  • Drafts, edits and/or reviews program reports to donors, sections of work plans and proposals, memos, and other materials with some guidance from Program Manager; reviews and edits work of Program Assistant, Senior Program Assistant, and/or Project Assistant.
  • Monitors grants and subgrant budgets, reconciliations and expenditures for programs; applies allowable costs according to donor regulations; ensures that expenses stay within budget limits; anticipates costs and addresses overages; suggests solutions to budget variances; and participates in budget reprogramming.
  • Develops budgets and program concepts for proposals in collaboration with Program Manager and/or Regional Director.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for the D.C. Subgrants team and the field office’s subgrants staff; provides assistance to field office for proposal design for potential subgrant partners; reviews subgrant application packages to ensure all requested documents are submitted; monitors subgrantees’ bi-monthly narrative and financial reports submitted to NDI; assures compliance with donor and NDI’s requirements; maintains subgrants tracker.
  • Recruits and briefs international trainers, volunteers and field representatives.
  • Manages Program Assistant, Senior Program Assistant and/or Project Assistant on NDI procedures, programmatic and administrative tasks; mentors new staff.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations and donor representatives; represents NDI at internal and external events; acts as back-up to team members not present.
  • Travels to region to meet with field office staff members and local and international NGOs, assess new funding opportunities, and conduct training activities.

 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in international relations, political science or related subject; graduate degree preferred.
  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development, legislative affairs and/or subgrants management for international NGOs.
  • Living and/or working experience outside the U.S. preferred.

 
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
 

  • Ability to analyze political challenges, define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; the ability to think innovatively.
  • Exceptional writing skills to create clear and concise reports, memos, proposals, emails and other written documents.
  • Excellent oral communications skills to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, basic accounting and cost principles, and subgrant management procedures under U.S. federal rules and regulations highly desired.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact with all levels of NDI D.C. or field office staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders and policy makers.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team; detail-oriented a must.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google apps, including Gmail, Calendar and Drive.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Asia.

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