Program Officer, Anti-Corruption

Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 17

Position description

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and think tanks to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include democratic governance, anti-corruption and ethics, business advocacy, and enterprise ecosystems.


Reports to: Senior Program Officer


Scope: CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, DC-based Program Officer. This position is responsible for management of a new anti-corruption project, as well as providing thought leadership on private sector-driven, anti-corruption efforts in emerging markets. The candidate must be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in anti-corruption practice and theory, and work well in a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role the private sector plays generally in democratic governance.


Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate a project to create an anti-corruption transition hub to support countries seeking to reduce corruption levels:
    • Manage day-to-day activities and budgets for the project, both those aspects implemented directly by CIPE and those implemented by CIPE partners;
    • Communicate effectively with donors, partners, regional staff, and CIPE management and finance departments to ensure compliance with project objectives and reporting requirements.
    • Monitor, evaluate, and report project results and impact.
    • Handle project administration, including invoices, contracts, and payment requests as needed.
  • Support the development of a resource center in a foreign country to serve as a focal point for local anti-corruption activists, as a clearing house for information necessary to map corrupt structures, and as a provider of expertise on subjects ranging from asset recovery to beneficial ownership.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), CIPE’s main donor.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor organizations and anti-corruption practitioners globally to identify linkages with CIPE strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities. 

Write blogs, and other publications to advance CIPE’s thought leadership in the field of anti-corruption.


  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures.




Position requirements:

  • 3-5 years professional program management experience showing proven track record in successful project, budget, and staff management.
  • Experience in working on anti-corruption programs in emerging markets strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields preferred: economics, economic development, international business, public policy, international relations, international law, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Foreign language ability in Spanish, Russian or French preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as required by project activities.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners and donors
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff and Interns
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Application instructions


Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary expectation and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to [email protected] with ‘ACPO-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s anti-corruption work. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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