The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer/Assistant Program Officer (PO/APO), Turkey. This position is based in Washington, D.C.
The Program Officer/Assistant Program Officer (PO/APO) will assist with the management, administration, development, and expansion of grant programs in Turkey. In addition, the PO/APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.
- Assist in the evaluation of project proposals.
- Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings.
- Communicate regularly with existing grantees, mostly in Turkish and English.
- Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees, including review and analysis of any publications or other products.
- Track political developments in Turkey and Afghanistan.
- Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues in coordination with the other MENA program members.
- Travel to the region as needed, and occasionally under difficult conditions, to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.
- The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience.
- Bachelor's degree in international affairs, politics, or a related discipline required; Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge is desired.
- Level 4 (APO) 2+ years
- Level 5 (PO) 4+ years
- 1+ years of living or working in the Turkey/MENA region for APO; 2+ years of living and working in the region for PO.
- 2+ years of experience in democracy-related work is required.
- Proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is preferred, but not required.
- Proficiency with MS Office is required.
- Other Qualifications:
- Fluent Turkish (reading, writing, and speaking) is required.
- Field experience with NGOs in one or more MENA countries is preferred.
- Knowledge of political issues and trends in the MENA region.
- Regional knowledge of Turkey and one or more countries in the region is essential.
- Authorized to work in the United States.
- Ability to travel to Turkey and other countries as needed.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
- High degree of organization and initiative.
- Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.
The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.