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Project Officer, World Movement for Democracy

The Project Officer contributes to the development and implementation of the World Movement for Democracy, which is a global network of activists, scholars, parliamentarians, journalists, and funders who are committed to advancing democracy and human rights. The World Movement does so by connecting, informing, and empowering democracy advocates around the world.


Liaise with highly accomplished human rights and democracy activists around the world to assess current trends and needs related to democracy and human rights.
Liaise with NED regional staff and grantees, external partners, and civil society networks to track current events and analyze international trends.
Contribute to the development of World Movement networks by conceptualizing new activities and outreach efforts on issues related to governance and civic participation.
Coordinate activities that enable cross-regional solidarity and knowledge sharing.
Coordinate small and large international and domestic events, including developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and drafting financial reports; leading logistical arrangements; and contributing to the development of thematic discussions.
Lead online discussions on issues of focus through the creation and dissemination of content.
Coordinate closely with NED’s Finance Department.
Develop, maintain, and improve the World Movement’s project management tools.
In coordination with NED’s Finance Department, facilitate procurement processes in accordance with NED policies and liaise with vendors and consultants.
Contribute to positive and productive team culture.
Other duties as assigned.

Potential areas of thematic focus:

Depending on the successful candidate’s experience, skill set, and interests, in addition to the World Movement’s evolving needs, the candidate may focus on the following ongoing programs, in addition to new programs as they are developed:

Access to Resources;
The Civic Space Initiative.
Defending Civil Society.
Supporting activists that are elected or appointed to government positions; and
Reviving Democratic Commitments.


BA or BS degree preferably in political science, international affairs, or management sciences.
2 + years of related experience.
Experience working with one or more sectors engaged in advancing democracy (civil society, independent media, civic education, human rights, youth engagement, elections, and political party building, etc.).
Experience leading advocacy campaigns including the strategic use of social media.
High proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Other Qualifications:

Substantial knowledge of global political developments, particularly regarding democratization.
Proficiency in a foreign language (French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic).
Authorized to work in the United States.


Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must.
A high degree of organization with strong attention to detail.
Energetic and creative.

This Position of 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 must be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at or [email protected]

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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