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


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • 5 or more years of applicable program experience;
    • Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in North Korea;
  • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists working on North Korean human rights and democracy issues;
  • Full professional fluency in English with strong writing skills is required; fluency in Korean is preferred;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies :
    • Excellent, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
    • Sound political judgment;
    • Attention to detail;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.


  • Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • Traveling to the region on a regular basis;
  • Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to grantees;
  • Tracking political developments;
  • Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and Asia working on North Korea.