2112 Project Manager/Project Officer, World Movement for Democracy

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National Endowment for Democracy

Published 6 days ago

March 31, 2021
March 30, 2021

2112 Project Manager/Project Officer, 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 Project Officer or Project Manager for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Project Officer or Project Manager will assist in overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED. Take lead responsibility for selected 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 assembly activities. Title, responsibility, and salary are commensurate with experience.



  • Overall Operations of Secretariat
  • Contribute to conceptualizing and implementing World Movement activities;
  • Work with Senior Manager to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities;
  • Assist in developing a strategy for World Movement’s youth engagement;
  • Lead the implementation of the youth engagement strategy;
  • Supervise interns.
  • Regional and Functional Networking
  • Develop and facilitate regional and global functional networks and networking; 
  • Provide technical assistance to networks in organizing their activities;
  • Help coordinate network activities in accord with the World Movement’s strategies;
  • Facilitate mutual support and collaboration among and between regional and functional networks.
  • World Movement Assemblies
  • Take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of projects related to youth activism and leadership. Includes:
  • Managing the Herford Youth Fellowship Program;
  • Conceptualizing and developing youth-related initiatives; and,
  • Facilitating international advocacy.
  • Develop and maintain relations with project partners and funders;
  • Work with other Secretariat staff on solidarity mobilization for democracy activists in danger;
  • Contribute to the production of World Movement’s public relations materials;
  • Conduct periodic evaluations of the projects/activities.
  • Special Projects/Other Activities
  • Work with others to formulate agenda, develop invitation lists, recommend speakers, and develop activities of each Assembly;
  • Liaise with and assist workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas and identifying presenters and moderators;
  • Facilitate and manage networking activities during each Assembly;
  • Assist other World Movement staff on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly.
  •  The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred, but not required;
  • Experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
  • Project Manager 4+ years of work experience.
  • Project Officer 2+ years of work experience.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of political and social issues;
  • Experience in building and facilitating international civil society 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;
  • 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;
  • Strong 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


2112 Project Manager/Project Officer, 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…

Details at a glance

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


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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