Resident Senior Program Officer

Resident Senior Program Officer

NDI - National Democratic Institute

Baghdad, Iraq

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Senior Program Officer to design and coordinate a citizen monitoring program in advance of Iraq’s provincial council elections in November 2019. This position will design and conduct activities such as consultations and trainings, in leading coordinate on efforts between Iraqi observer organizations. NDI seeks candidates with relevant citizen observation experience. Professional experience in transition societies, and challenging environments is highly desirable. Arabic fluency is preferred but not required.

This position will be based in Baghdad, with frequent travel throughout the country to meet program goals. The position is available immediately. The Senior Program Officer will report to NDI’s Resident Senior Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and coordinate a comprehensive election observation support program in advance of November 2019 provincial council elections
  • Assist Iraqi civil society organizations and activists to lead comprehensive election observation efforts, including use of sample-based observation methodology
  • Ensure programmatic goals are achieved and reporting requirements are adhered to
  • Monitor program budget; provide a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners in civil society, election administration bodies, government and the donor community
  • Consult regularly with Washington-based staff on program progress and, draft and submit field reports to NDI/Washington that monitor and measure program results and political developments

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international development, political science or management or a related subject; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
  • A minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience in international development, organizational development, election observation
  • Practical experience in organizational development, coalition- and network-building, and nonprofit management
  • Significant training experience and workshop facilitation skills
  • Experience in providing guidance to citizen election observer groups, particularly through the use of sample-based observation methodology, including use of information and communication technology for data collection, management, and visualization
  • Experience in implementing USG-funded programs
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political and civic leaders as well as members of the donor and diplomatic community
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer and a consultant
  • Ability to adjust programmatic activities based on changing political circumstances and in response to needs articulated by local partners and program stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional political relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Arabic language preferred
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural work environment and promoting staff development
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, G+, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout Iraq which may be remote and difficult to reach

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