20125 Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

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



Assistant Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean - (Job #20125)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean. This position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer will work with program staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED’s Latin America and Caribbean grants program, monitor programs and budgets, prepare reports, and assist in reviewing projects in the region. 



  • Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings;
  • Assisting in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Maintaining regular correspondence with existing grantees;
  • Assisting in monitoring the work of grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in the region;
  • Providing administrative support to regional Program Officers;
  • Organizing events to highlight specific democracy-related issues.



  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline preferred;
    • At least 2 to 4 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;
    • MS Office skills;
    • Experience with financial management and reporting.


  • Other Qualifications:
    • In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean;
    • Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean;
    • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists;
    • Advance fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is required;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Sound political judgment;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.


To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 2023 - Assistant Program Officer, LAC - YOUR NAME in the subject line. 

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.