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National Endowment for Democracy Progamme Officer

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 to join the International Forum for Democratic Studies. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Program Officer will help develop the International Forum’s substantive work on issues relating to the intersection of technology and democracy. The ideal candidate will bring a solid analytical grounding in issues relating to emerging technology as well as democratic development, with relevant research and/or programmatic experience.


  • Research, develop and promote substantive elements of the International Forum’s work, particularly those related to the emerging norms, governance, and development of technology.
  • Help conceive and organize workshops and other meetings; prepare conference reports and other event materials.
  • Produce published material that deepens understanding of issues relevant to emerging technologies and democratic development.
  • Work effectively across all internal NED departments and cultivate relationships with external partners working at the intersection of technology, democracy, and international affairs


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs or related subject required; Master’s degree or higher preferred;
    • 4+ years of relevant work experience, experience with technology and international affairs a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Sound understanding of the NED’s mission and the importance of developing and maintaining positive relations within the Endowment and with external stakeholders;
    • Solid writing, editing, and analytical skills;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work and collaborate in a team environment;
    • Strong understanding of key emerging technologies and their relevance to democratic development;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take initiative, multi-task, and juggle priorities in an efficient manner.

More information about the position can be found here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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