The ideal candidate has 14-20+ years of experience as a political practitioner at the local and national levels, strong managerial and communications skills, and demonstrated capacity for astute political analysis and judgment. The position is based in Chisinau and requires regular travel throughout the country.
This position will have supervisory responsibility for the design and implementation of all NDI programs in Moldova, including assistance to local and national elected officials and their staff, support for domestic and international election observation, promoting inclusion and participation of traditionally underrepresented groups, supporting grassroots organizing and advocacy initiatives at the local and national level, and developing and applying public opinion research. The Resident Director/Seni will represent NDI to the government of Moldova, the diplomatic community and other key partners, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and local and international media outlets and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The Resident Director is responsible for the overall management of the office, including staff and the integrity of the office’s spending and financial reporting. Close coordination is expected with NDI-Washington headquarters, including day-to-day contact with the Washington-based staff that provides oversight and support for field activities.