Resident Program Manager - National Democratic Institute, Hong Kong

Closing date:  05 Feb 2012

Responsible for day to day management of country and program specific democratic development programs and overall oversight by performing the duties listed below.

Required Skills
  • · Provides assistance in day-to-day internal management of country specific regional programs and acts as Resident Representative.
  • Overseeing program implementation, sub-grants to local partners, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
  • Responds to NDI staff inquiries requiring functional or country specific expertise.
  • Contributes to the planning, design and evaluation of NDI’s projects for the region in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts and external experts and advisors.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations in the U.S. and the region, national and international news organizations, political party networks and partners, and NDI’s network of volunteer trainers and experts.
  • Monitors assigned program/country’s annual budget; provides a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds.
  • Monitors political events for assigned country’s/programs.
  • Serves as NDI representative at local and international conferences and meetings and assists with NDI’s public outreach.
  • Provides edits on regional department generated documents.
  • Assesses political development and new opportunities and evaluates current projects; serves as “Resident Representative.
  • Supervises, guides and mentors subordinates in the Hong Kong field office.
  • Takes necessary steps to fill staff vacancies and orchestrates recruiting for assigned region, (i.e., approves job descriptions, develops short-lists and interviews.
Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in International Relations or related subject; graduate degree desired
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development, legislative affairs, or impressive experience at NDI. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
  • Hong Kong resident preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers
    • Excellent oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate
    • Bilingual Cantonese and English language ability preferred
    • Competency in one or more areas of NDI’s functional programs (citizen participation; elections; governance; information, communications and technology; monitoring and evaluation; political parties; women’s political participation) preferred; in addition to a highly developed knowledge of Hong Kong’s political environment and people
    • Analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues and to think innovatively and introduce new concepts
    • Strong writing skills, clear and persuasive and experienced enough to edit all types of team documents
    • Functional network of significant contacts and political leaders
    • Ability to manage, lead, inspire and motivate staff where results are clearly beneficial
    • Experience in program design and how to strategize
    • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications
    • Seasoned budget and accounting skills
    Ability and willingness to travel to regional and, at times, international locations
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