Programme Officer Asia (f/m)

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Full Time Temporary Contract



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Position Title: Programme Officer Asia (f/m)

Form of Employment: Full-time

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension

Location: Berlin        


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Programme Officer Asia (f/m) for its head office in Berlin to support DRI’s programmatic activities in a number of countries in Asia, currently focusing on our Pakistan programme. In collaboration with, and under supervision of the Director of Programmes you will support and monitor all phases of programme implementation in accordance with project /contracts, donor requirements and DRI policies and procedures.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate local teams and cooperating in the development and implementation of activities, including workshops, missions of international experts and publications.
  • Ensure effective on-going communication with project offices and regular reporting, also through field trips.
  • Monitor compliance with the project workplan and expenditure; verification of procedures.
  • Prepare draft contracts for international experts, auditors and evaluators.
  • Ensures monitoring and evaluation is carried out in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Develop concept notes for presentation to donors and draft project proposals. 
  • Manage the process of drafting, editing, translating and printing project publications.
  • Co-ordinate missions of international experts, auditors and evaluators.
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree, preferably in international relations, political science, law, social sciences, or a related field
  • Solid knowledge of and proven experience in project management either with international organisations or NGOs. Experience with European Union-funded projects is desirable;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and spreadsheets used to track project activities and outputs;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of an Asian language is an asset.

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Moreover, DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee and working in a multicultural team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to Please include “PO_Asia2018” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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