Programs Jobs

2035 PROGRAM ASSISTANT, INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

The Program Assistant provides administrative, research, and operational support to NED’s Vice President for Studies and Analysis and the Senior Director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. The ideal candidate will have an interest in democracy studies or a related field, thrive in a fast-paced work environment, be mission driven and be able to handle multiple administrative tasks while maintaining focus on longer-term research and other projects.

2036 SR. PROGRAM OFFICER/ PROGRAM OFFICER, CHINA

Program staff provides strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the ASIA Region, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region. Title, supervisory responsibility, and salary are commensurate with experience.

2037 PROGRAM OFFICER, ASIA REGIONAL

The Program Officer (PO) provides strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the ASIA Region, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region. The Program Officer will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage grants in the ASIA region, including monitoring and assessment of projects and political analysis. PO may also supervise junior staff.

2038 WRITER

The Writer will work as a member of the public affairs team to develop content for the Endowment’s external communications efforts, explaining the Endowment and its work to NED’s many and varied audiences. Principal responsibilities include writing, editing, and designing materials communicating the Endowment’s mission, explaining its programs, and telling the inspiring stories of its grantees and their work to advance democracy in more than 90 countries. This includes working closely with NED leadership, regional teams, and various NED initiatives to produce NED’s Annual Report; leading production of content for regular email newsletters featuring compelling stories that demonstrate NED’s effectiveness and impact; development of content for website and social media and other publications and materials as needed. Participate as a member of public affairs team on special projects including events and press as needed.

2039 ASSISTANT PROGRAM OFFICER, AFRICA

The Assistant Program Officer will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Associate Director, Nutrition & Health

The Associate Director, Nutrition & Health will lead the development and implementation of health and nutrition initiatives, the nutrition and health strategy within a multi-sectoral approach, and facilitating global health & nutrition endeavors in alignment, with the overall strategic direction of Action Against Hunger-USA. In addition, the Associate Director, Nutrition & Health, will provide critical support to help fieldbased, country, regional teams and partners to implement high-quality and accountable programming with maximum impact in the communities we serve. Furthermore, collaborate in driving organizational efforts to develop and implement a robust influencing agenda to positively affect the policies and practice of key stakeholders most critical to organizational goal of ending hunger.

Program Assistant, Fulbright

The Program Assistant is a key member of the 20-person department charged with managing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa.

Assistant Director, Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Assistant Director is a key member of the 20-person unit charged with managing the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the Middle East and North Africa. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government in partnership with binational Fulbright Commissions and U.S. embassies abroad.

Vice President, Exchange Programs

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), incumbent will participate in and present at the weekly SLT meetings; review, plan, and execute organizational policies and activities; participate in strategic planning; and motivate and lead staff to work together to accomplish the organization’s objectives.

All Children Reading Project Director

Launched in 2011, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is a partnership of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government that advances edtech innovation and research to improve reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts. World Vision, on behalf of the Partners is searching for a visionary and strategic leader with expertise in partnership management, public engagement, and innovation. A background in international education and an understanding of the contribution of technology to literacy and learning is highly desirable.
The Project Director will lead a dynamic and creative team of program management and communications professionals in coordinating the Challenge Management activities on behalf of the ACR GCD partners and lead World Vision’s engagement in the partnership. ACR GCD has recently launched a new strategy of which the Project Director will guide its implementation.
The position will have overall responsibility for the management of all agreed upon ACR GCD activities and relationships with the Partners, awardees, and additional collaborators under this initiative. S/he will have responsibility for representing ACR GCD on behalf of the Founding Partners, which includes guiding a creative communication and convening strategy. The Project Director will be responsible for overall project planning and activities, budget monitoring, resource acquisition and management, and quality reporting to the ACR GCD partners. The Project Director shall have extensive experience in fostering and managing complex partnerships and will work collaboratively with ACR GCD partner offices/missions and posts to accomplish the ACR GCD strategy. The Project Director will also have responsibility for engaging new funding and technical collaborators on behalf of, and in coordination with the ACR GCD partners. In addition, the Project Director will help carry out World Vision’s Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies.
Responsibilities:
• Responsible for managing cross-organizational projects or priority initiatives that have major organizational implications and impacts, including beyond WVUS to the larger World Vision Partnership, and/or to associations of which WVUS is a member. Typically, project budget is greater than $1 million and requires oversight of related sub-projects, team is comprised of cross-functional staff members, and duration is longer than two years. Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.
• Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.
• Work directly with senior leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities and risks associated with projects and initiatives.
• Confirm customer needs, conduct impact analysis, and propose project plans utilizing best-practice project management methods and tools.
• Engage WVUS staff and external consultants and contract staff as necessary to meet project resource requirements.
• Direct and manage work efforts of team members on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that work adheres to quality standards and is achieved by project deadlines.
• Track project milestones and adjust project plans and/or resources to meet client needs.
• Oversee project budget, ensuring that expenses do not exceed agreed-upon budget.
• Evaluate project progress and results and report them to WVUS senior leadership, ensuring that changes to scope, budget, resources and risks are communicated in a timely way.
• Establish project management policies and procedures to improve project efficiency so that time, budget and resources are used wisely.
• Ensure that training occurs pertaining to the use of new or updated systems, policies, procedures, and/or best practices that result from the project.
• Participate in meetings with project managers to update each other on the status of projects under management and mentor other project managers to ensure they develop and apply the skills and knowledge necessary to meet client expectations.
• May be asked to represent WVUS to the World Vision Partnership on Partnership-wide issues.
• May manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Work collaboratively with team members when asked to serve as a member of a team.
• Perform other duties as required.
• Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
Required Skills:
• Strong leadership skills and staff supervision skill
• Effective partnership cultivation and management skills
• Strategic, innovative, and visionary thinker
• Strong interpersonal and public engagement and speaking skills
• Background in international education and engagement in the international education circles.
• Strong understanding of the contribution of technology to literacy and learning; familiarity of ACR GCD activities and programs is an added value
• Strong command of English and writing skills
Master’s degree is required. Work experience in a complex NGO environment, preferably managing major projects and initiatives; 10-15 years of relevant experience. Up to 25% travel.

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