2199 Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Emergency Response

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | PROG | Full-time


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer (PO) or Senior Program Officer (SPO), Emergency Response for the Program Department. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:


The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will serve as the institution lead on the coordination of a wide-scale, multi-departmental relief effort for displaced partners, including those from Afghanistan.  The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will work across departments, including Program, Government Relations, Security, Finance, and Grants to ensure cost-effective, partner-centered, and efficient provision of support.  Responsibilities include budget projections and tracking; database management; internal and external coordination; data analysis and reporting; resource development; individualized support; internal communication; and administrative support for resettlement or temporary relocation. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will work closely with and/or supervise a Field Coordinator and an assistant. This position reports to the program director.




  • Facilitate multi-department relief effort.
  • Develop budget projections, tracking, and reporting.
  • Coordinate with Core Institutes and other NGOs.
  • Manage internal communication.
  • Responsible for database management, including analysis, reporting, and data integrity.
  • Coordinate legal and administrative support for partners, including production of visa referrals.
  • Supervise Field Coordinator and an Assistant.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience.





  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required, international relations; Masters preferred;
    • Relevant experience required:
      • Level 5 (PO) 4-7 years
      • Level 6 (SPO) 8-10 years
    • Significant experience in nonprofit work;
    • Significant international work experience;
    • Strong computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office suite.



  • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with refugee resettlement or provision of aid for displaced peoples;
    • Demonstrated management excellence;
    • Experience in high-stress environments;
    • International experience in difficult environments;
    • Ability to travel frequently and on short notice, as required;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Strong problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to set priorities, organize time efficiently and work independently;
    • Strong team player, preferably with experience in a multicultural environment;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.


To Apply:



Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.


The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.