The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer (PO) for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.
A key member of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, the Program Officer is an experienced professional who has a background both in program evaluation and democracy and human rights. Reporting to the Director, the PO will apply technical experience to support and strengthen NED’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems.
- Provides evaluation training and technical assistance to NED staff and grantees;
- Develops and maintains M&E resources for NED staff and grantees;
- Collaborates with the Director on NED-wide evaluation and learning initiatives;
- Works with the Director on the development, design and management of independent evaluations;
- Facilitates effective collaboration and promotes evaluative learning and sharing among regional program teams;
- Plays a key role in MEL communications efforts particularly in the area of visual communications;
- Acts as liaison with other NED regional program teams and NED’s four core institutes.
Qualifications (position commensurate with experience):
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, international relations, international development or other relevant discipline; Master’s preferred;
- Experience in program evaluation, preferably in the area of democracy and human rights:
- Level 5 (PO) 4-7 years
- Experience in democracy and human rights is required;
- Experience using grants management/database systems;
- Experience in communications using creativity in graphic representations of data and visual designs;
- Experience with qualitative data analysis software;
- Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
- Other Qualifications:
- Familiarity with a range of evaluation methods and approaches that lend themselves to democracy and human rights work;
- Experience in facilitation, training, and instructional design;
- Proficiency in a second language is an asset, Arabic or Russian preferred;
- Authorized to work in the United States.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge effective working relationships with peers;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong visual communications skills;
- Ability to work independently, juggling competing priorities;
- Excellent project management skills;
- Attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
How to Apply
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or email@example.com.
The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer