Senior Program Manager: Asia & Pacific

Senior Program Manager: Asia & Pacific

NDI - National Democratic Institute

Washington, DC, United States

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Senior Program Manager position to join its Asia & Pacific team, and support in the day-to-day management of country and program specific democratic development programs related to strengthening civil society, enhancing democratic governance, promoting women’s and other marginalized groups’ political participation, and strengthening political parties across Asia and the Pacific. This full-time position is based in NDI’s Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and oversees the implementation of program activities for regional and global programming, or in country locations where NDI does not have an office;
  • Supports resident director and local staff for assigned country offices, serving as the primary point of contact at headquarters and marshaling appropriate knowledge and resources to advise and assist the in-country team;
  • Provides team leadership in day-to-day internal management;
  • Manages knowledge of political events and programmatic strategy for assigned programs, in order to respond to inquiries requiring functional or regional expertise;
  • Leads inclusive processes in order to contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of assigned projects in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts and external experts and advisors;
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations in the U.S. and the region, national and international news organizations, political party networks and partners, and NDI’s network of volunteer trainers and experts;
  • Monitors assigned programs’ annual budgets; provides a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds;
  • Develops and oversees a communication strategy for assigned projects, in order to share the mission, programmatic approach and impact of NDI and its partners with domestic and international audiences;
  • Leads strategy discussions for, and provides oversight of, production and submission of briefing memos, reports, work plans and proposals;
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant policies, agreements and regulations governing program implementation;
  • Travels to the region to assess political development and new opportunities and evaluates current projects; Takes necessary steps to fill staff vacancies and orchestrates recruiting for assigned programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations 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 ten (10) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development, legislative affairs or other politically-oriented domains where coordination or coalition management are essential skills;
  • Extensive experience managing complex programs, especially of USG funded grant programs, and preferably of international democracy, human rights, and governance programs;
  • Exceptional 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;
  • Superior oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate;
  • Foreign language ability applicable to region preferred;
  • Exceptional competency in one or more areas of NDI’s functional programs, in addition to a highly developed knowledge of the assigned region’s political environment and people;
  • Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues and to think innovatively and introduce new concepts;
  • Superior writing skills, clear and persuasive and experienced enough to edit all types of team documents;
  • Established network, through years of experience, of significant contacts and political leaders;
  • Experience in program design, strategy, and implementation;
  • 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 4-6 times to regional locations, which are often remote and difficult to reach.

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