Program Officer (Ref: Program Officer)

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International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that works to support democratic institutions and processes seeks a dynamic, experienced and reliable professional for the position of full-time Program Officer.

The Program Officer will be responsible for design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects related to civic actors engagement with government.  Detailed responsibilities will include: coordinate with partners and stakeholders within local government and civil society organizations; organize and contribute to trainings, meetings, workshops, events, and delegations and/or consultant trips; oversee and facilitate implementation of action plans; draft and submit activity reports; administrative and finance duties to support programs; among other responsibilities.

A successful candidate will have several years’ relevant experience and a university degree, including prior experience related to civil society; implementation of international development programs, with civil society organizations; political knowledge and analysis skills; strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills; and a willingness to travel within Turkey.  They will also have a willingness to work independently and take initiative, excellent time management and computer skills, demonstrated attention to detail, fluency in both Turkish and English, and outstanding references.

Please see the Job Description below for more detail on the responsibilities and qualifications.  To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and references in English to with the Program Officer in the subject line by 30 May 2022.



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TITLE:                                  Program Officer                                           

CLOSING DATE:                 30 May 2022

PROGRAM:                         Civic Engagement

LOCATION:                          Flexible


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

SUMMARY: Supports resident director and program managers in day-to-day activities and in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects related to civic engagement, in collaboration with NDI-Headquarters staff, by performing the duties listed below.  



  • Support the implementation and evaluation of NDI programming in Turkey related to civic engagement, specifically of civil society engagement with local and national governments
  • Manage development of activities to ensure achievement of program objectives
  • Follow political developments and analyze needs to inform programming
  • Coordinate with implementing partners and stakeholders; develop strong relationships with partners and stakeholders; hold regular meetings to keep up-to-date on partner and stakeholder activities and developments; work closely on planning and implementing joint events; assess implementation capacity of partners and stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Organize and contribute to trainings, meetings, workshops, events, and delegations and/or consultant trips; anticipate program administrative needs and, in close consultation with program and finance staff, takes appropriate actions
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating the program
  • Maintain good relationships with local and international democratic development organizations, civic organizations, and local and national public authorities
  • Under supervision of the Resident Director and Program Managers, oversee and facilitate NDI subgrants to local Turkish civic organizations and local government bodies, as needed; assist in the formatting and revision of project proposals from civic and public organizations applying to NDI funding; cross check figures for accuracy; work with NDI local partners to ensure that all narrative and financial reports are submitted according to schedule
  • Draft and submit activity reports; prepare updates for weekly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports
  • Attend meetings and keep up to date on the latest information about the program team, program activities and program partners.
  • Contribute to determine additional funding opportunities for NDI programs; develop and maintain good relations with donors       



  • Provide administrative support for the development of new programs and work plans
  • Arrange logistics for meetings with partner organizations
  • Ensure that logistical issues are sorted out for workshops (booking the venue, budget preparation, equipment and stationery to be used)
  • Organize logistics for business trips
  • Prepare agenda and participants lists for program events



  • Monitor use of program expenditures and identify areas for cost saving
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements for allowable and unallowable expenditures
  • In coordination with finance staff, ensure that correct financial and administrative procedures are followed by NDI subgrantees
  • Screen financial reports of subgrantees
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor



  • Prior experience implementing international development programs particularly related to civil society organizations,
  • Experience in working with local government authorities in Turkey preferred but not required       
  • Strong knowledge of Turkish civic organizations
  • Strong political knowledge and analysis skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, Turkey and foreign government personnel, civic and political actors, and the general public
  • High level of oral and written communication skills to effectively create clear and concise written document, present information, respond to questions and prepare reports in a professional manner
  • Fluent in both Turkish and English
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team         
  • Ability to manage all programmatic aspects and taking responsibility of various program components working with team members           
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative
  • Exceptional ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively articulate NDI mission statements and program/project initiatives
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to apply discretion and maintain confidential information
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working knowledge with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Zoom, Mural/Miro.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations in Turkey


The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI programs aim to help local government representatives, civil society representatives, and social entrepreneurs come together to address priority issues in their communities.
Based in Ankara since 1997, NDI's Turkey-focused programs have supported strengthening Turkey’s democratic processes, helping to encourage transparency in decision-making and fostering opportunities for citizen input and consultation.
The Institute has engaged a diverse range of participants through its programs, including members of parliament (MPs) and committee chairs, ministers, political party officials and municipal and provincial government officials, as well as representatives from civil society organizations, media, think tanks and academia.

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