Part-Time 18 Month Funded Employment Opportunity
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking to hire an Advisor for Anti-Corruption to implement an anticipated anti-kleptocracy project. They will report to the Director for Democratic Governance and work closely with staff from regional teams. A well-qualified candidate will possess knowledge of anti-corruption programming, particularly as it relates to kleptocratic contexts and transnational networks. The candidate will also have the ability to conduct and coordinate research, plan and administer program activities, oversee finances, and develop project reports.
This position requires a level of effort at 50% and is contingent upon the availability of external funding. This position is based in Washington, D.C, though will be initially remote. The anticipated start date is October 1, 2020 and the position will last until March 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Regarding NDI’s kleptocracy program, the Advisor will:
- Coordinate project planning and implementation with regional teams, ensuring NDI is meeting stated program goals;
- Identify and coordinate with domestic and international partners in the implementation of joint programming;
- Oversee design of a kleptocratic transition assessment framework and its application in two country contexts;
- Support regional and/or country program staff in planning and implementing anti-kleptocracy programming;
- Support civil society organizations in transnational advocacy planning and implementation;
- Develop guidance, tools and other materials aimed at capacity development for transnational advocacy;
- Establish and maintain close working relationships with the donor and other organizations active in anti-kleptocracy programming;
- Organize external and internal events aimed at sharing project experience, research findings and lessons learned;
- Conduct budget oversight, ensuring adherence to NDI policies and procedures, as well as donor regulations;
- Report on program activities and political developments that may affect program outcomes on a regular basis;
- Oversee the development, review and timely submission of program-related materials, including regular reports that measure and evaluate program results; and
- COVID-19 contingent: Travel to regions associated with this project to convene meetings with partners, and organize, implement, and/or participate in other activities and events.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Undergraduate degree in a field of study related to international development and graduate degree in political science, international relations, public policy, law, or related field preferred;
- A minimum of ten (10) years of experience working on anti-corruption projects, and a total of fourteen (14 years) of overall professional experience ;
- Experience in results-oriented program design, strategic planning, and program evaluation;
- Strong research background, particularly as it relates to analysis of illicit networks and fragile and violence-affected contexts;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues for joint program design, monitoring and implementation;
- Knowledge of and experience engaging with the broader international anti-corruption community;
- Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing financial, administrative, and security responsibilities;
- Superior oral and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner in English;
- Demonstrated inter-cultural capacity and awareness; experience having lived and worked in multiple countries desired, particularly Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa;
- Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues;
- Ability to adjust programmatic activities based on changing political circumstances and in response to needs articulated by local partners and program stakeholders.
- Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications; experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.
- Other language skills preferred, particularly Spanish, Portuguese and/or Arabic
- Experience engaging in anti-corruption transnational advocacy preferred
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI’s Human Resources department.