Effective, democratically elected, public-sector institutions are critical to a functioning democracy. Yet many countries around the world are unable to deliver basic services that all citizens expect related to health, education and general welfare because of the lack of effective and transparent oversight of budgets and appropriations, a failure to address economic development issues, and rampant corruption.
Working with legislatures, executive offices, local governments, and good governance advocates, NDI’s democratic governance programs seek to build open, inclusive, responsive and accountable institutions and processes that serve the needs and preferences of the public and operate in a manner consistent with democratic values of transparency, representation, pluralism, and accountability.
In all these areas, the Director will ensure the Institute’s commitment to promoting the representative and substantive inclusion of women and other marginalized groups, is upheld.
The Director will lead a functional team whose primary focus is to provide assistance to regional teams, country teams and partners related to the work of the Institute. The Director will also play a leadership role at the Institute and work closely with the Executive Office and others in providing guidance on the Institute’s global policies and overall strategic direction. The Director will be responsible for improving institutional approaches and tools; developing new institutional relationships; expanding NDI’s external profile in this area.
Strengthen NDI’s Capacity and Delivery of Effective Governance Programs by working across the Institute to support programming related to improved democratic governance, particularly on issues related to inclusive policy development and capacity-building with a focus on economic reform, budget oversight, transparency, and anti-corruption strategies.