Founded in 1983, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. NDI works with democrats and democratic institutions in every region of the world to build political and civic organizations safeguard elections and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NDI maintains offices in over 55 countries on five continents. Its diverse workforce of employees from 55 countries is united in the belief that democracies promote economic growth and development more consistently and equitably than non-democratic political systems. NDI’s office in Nepal has been operational since 1997 and has since collaborated with the Parliament, political parties, government agencies, and civil society.
NDI-Nepal is seeking candidates for the position of Program Officer/Senior Program Officer for Political Parties, to support the Institute’s political party capacity building program. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer supports activities aimed at building the skills, capacity and knowledge of political parties to become more inclusive, representative, accountable and better performing public institutions. The Institute’s work includes knowledge and resource sharing and trainings, and aims to expand the participation of marginalized groups including: women, youth and minorities. NDI's assistance reaches across party organizations, from grassroots party membersto mid-level party officials and senior party leaders. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer position reports to the Resident Program Director. The position is based in Kathmandu, but requires frequent travel to different parts of the country.