The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Resident Program Director to oversee programs focused on advancing electoral integrity, promoting citizen engagement, and encouraging governmental and political accountability. The Resident Program Director will lead NDI’s assistance to civic groups working to enhance oversight of political processes including elections in Iraq. S/he will provide technical guidance and direction to local partners observing and reporting on elections and other political processes in Iraq. This person will work with NDI’s team of expatriate and local staff, to help partners design and execute systematic monitoring strategies, including for the pre-election and post-election periods, provide strategic planning, technical assistance and training to partners on emerging electoral integrity issues and best practices.
The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of prior election and/or processing monitoring experience or possess broad knowledge of process monitoring and technical support to civil society to provide NDI with expertise and broad guidance in the design and implementation of NDI programs.
The position reports to the Resident Senior Country Director and is based in Erbil, Iraq with occasional travel to other areas.