The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director with excellent management skills and extensive experience leading high-level program support in transition environments. The Resident Director will advise political leaders and government officials to encourage inclusive and responsive participation in political and electoral processes; coordinate technical assistance to civic organizations on evidence based election observation methodologies, oversee implementation of research and public surveys in complex political environments, and provide leadership to a team of expatriate and local staff. This position works closely with Washington-based management who provide overall strategic guidance and support for field activities. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Regional Director for Southern and East Africa and in coordination with headquarter based program staff. The position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will require occasional travel within the country.