Senior Program Manager: Eurasia

Senior Program Manager: Eurasia

NDI - National Democratic Institute

Washington DC, United States

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join its Eurasia team and support democratic development programs related to strengthening civil society, enhancing democratic governance, enhancing women’s and other marginalized groups’ political participation, and strengthening political parties in the Central Asia and Caucasus regions. This full-time position is based in NDI’s Washington, DC office. The position has direct reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the planning, design and evaluation of NDI’s programs in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts, external experts and advisors;
  • Provides leadership and support in day-to-day internal management of country programs and acts as management focal point;
  • Provides field offices with program and operational support;
  • Drafts and edit briefing memos, reports, work plans and proposals;
  • Manages work plan discussions and processes for work plan drafting and submission;
  • Monitors program implementation and shares results with donors, program partners and other stakeholders;
  • Ensures compliance with donor regulations and NDI policies by program staff in DC and in the field;
  • Develops program concepts for proposals in collaboration with functional teams; develops program objectives that reflect broader institutional strategies and approaches in tandem with senior staff;
  • In conjunction with the field staff, maintains contact with NDI partners overseas and brief political, civic and business leaders, donor organizations and members of the international community on NDI activities;
  • Acts as liaison with members of NGO, funding and Washington policy making communities; formulates funding ideas and pursues funding sources;
  • Manages and monitors program funds, including timely reconciliation of program expenses;
  • Supervises, guides and mentors subordinates in the D.C. office;
  • Travels to the region as needed to support in-country programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international relations or related subject. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development or legislative affairs;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers;
  • Excellent oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate;
  • Competency in one or more areas of NDI’s functional programs, in addition to knowledge of Eurasia’s political and operational environment;
  • Extensive experience managing large programs and grants funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID);
  • Analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues and to think innovatively and introduce new concepts;
  • Strong writing skills, clear and persuasive and experienced enough to edit all types of team documents;
  • High degree of organization, initiative and attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage, lead, inspire and motivate staff where results are clearly beneficial;
  • Experience in program design and strategy development;
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired;
  • Seasoned budget and accounting skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to four times a year to regional locations, which may be remote and difficult to reach.

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