Senior Program Manager - Political Parties

NDI - National Democratic Institute

Senior Program Manager - Political Parties

NDI - National Democratic Institute

Kyiv, Ukraine

Are you an experienced political party staffer or former elected representative? Do you care about protecting and promoting democracy? Do you want to be at the forefront of working to promote democratic values and transparent, inclusive governance? Are you ready for a new direction in your career?

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is looking for an experienced political party practitioner to support the Institute's work in Ukraine. NDI seeks candidates who can train and advise political parties and elected representatives on all stages of the political cycle. As a result of COVID-19, this position will start in a remote capacity. This position will be based in our Kyiv office and relocation allowances will be available.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage a program of assistance to national political parties in Ukraine, to improve their performance as representative organizations, with a focus on inclusive party processes and outreach to citizens;
  • As needed, adapt strategies for political party assistance in response to the current political environment;
  • Consult with party leaders and other stakeholders on the design and implementation of each party’s organizational structure, outreach activity, and internal training program;
  • Conduct training for parties on topics related to various aspects of citizen outreach/engagement and party building;
  • Experience engaging under-represented groups and developing strategies to help those groups organize and engage with party processes;
  • Provide day-to-day management, oversight, and mentoring of local program staff in the Kyiv office as needed; contribute to professional development activities within the field office.

Qualifications required include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in international development, political science, or management; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience as a political practitioner, with political parties and candidates. Experience with election strategy, preparation and campaign execution;
  • Experience in parliamentary systems highly preferred;
  • Practical experience in program design, strategy and evaluation, preferably related to democracy and governance and programs funded by the U.S. or other governments preferred;
  • Significant training experience in an international environment;
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer and advisor in an international environment. Curriculum development experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff, policy makers, senior political and civic leaders, government personnel, and members of the donor and diplomatic community;
  • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to apply political analysis to programmatic activities;
  • Exceptional English writing skills to effectively create clear and concise proposals and reports;
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and monitor program responsibilities and tasks;
  • Experience managing junior staff, particularly in a cross-cultural environment.

NDI offers a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.

NDI is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that works in partnership around the world to strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values to secure a better quality of life for all. NDI envisions a world where democracy and freedom prevail, with dignity for all.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees.

For a full job description, more information about NDI and to apply, please go to: www.ndi.org/careers.

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