2111 - Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy

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National Endowment for Democracy

Published 15 days ago

March 31, 2021
March 30, 2021

2111 - Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | WMD | Full-time


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Manager for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Senior Manager will work to manage the overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED. Take lead responsibility for major projects; provide oversight of select activities; provide advice and technical assistance in the development of regional and functional democracy networks; play a leadership role in organizing World Movement global assemblies. 



  • Overall Operations of Secretariat
  • Work with Director to conceptualize and implement World Movement Secretariat general strategies;
  • Work with Director to develop and manage Secretariat activities and related budgets;
  • Supervise multiple staff members.
  • Regional and Functional Networking
  • Develop and facilitate, and supervise staff members to develop and facilitate, regional and global functional networks and networking. Includes:
  • Helping coordinate network activities in accord with the World Movement’s mission and general strategies;
  • Providing assistance to networks in developing proposals for support; and,
  • Assisting networks in building partnerships with local and international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations.
  • World Movement Assemblies
  • Work with the Director and other Secretariat staff to formulate agenda, develop invitation lists, recommend speakers, and develop activities of each Assembly;
  • Oversee staff on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly; and,
  • Liaise with and assist workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas.
  • Special Projects/Other Activities
  • Take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of projects, addressing issues related to restrictive environments for civil society. Includes:
  • Monitoring developments regarding restrictive NGO laws around the world;
  • Facilitating international advocacy by working with other networks and diplomatic community;
  • Helping build local NGO capacity for legal reform initiatives;
  • Building a knowledge base on issues related to threats to civil society; and,
  • Assisting other staff to coordinate necessary support (statements, outreach, other solidarity actions) for World Movement participants in danger.
  • Draft/review World Movement publications and other materials.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Work experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
  • 8+ years of experience.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in at least two global regions;
  • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks;
  • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management;
  • Experience in building relationships with project partners and funders;
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages, relevant to regional expertise.
  • Overseas work experience preferred;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
  • Ability to work in a team with a strong sense of mission;
  • Ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities;
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively with political and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of donor organizations;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Budget and accounting skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, which are sometimes remote and difficult to reach.

 Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor.  Please, no phone call inquiries. 

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at or


2111 - Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | WMD | Full-time


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1025 "F" Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004

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