[Job Vacancies] National Democratic Institute – 3 positions

[Job Vacancies] National Democratic Institute - 3 positions

The National Democratic Institute, or National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions.

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Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

We are recruiting to fill the position below

Program Assistant- Monitoring and Evaluation/Program Coordination

Job Title: Program Assistant- Monitoring and Evaluation/Program Coordination

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: 2 years

Job Field: Project

NDI Nigeria seeks to hire a Program Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation who will assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Team in the Abuja office.  The program assistant will support the monitoring and evaluation team in the day-to-day activities and in the planning, designing and implementation of all NDI Nigeria programs. This position is available immediately.


  • Under close supervision, maintain the program’s logical framework up to date with staff input;
  • Draft sections of internal and external program reports, activity reports, document case studies, lessons learned, and success stories.
  • Under close supervision contributes to writing and reporting of various documents specific to the NDI Nigeria program
  • Assist in the development and management of performance monitoring plans, including performance indicators, in cooperation with supervisor and other senior staff;
  • Assist in the collection of qualitative and quantitative data using various methods (surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, direct observation, or participatory methods);
  • Design data collection tools and protocols and train staff and other relevant program stakeholders to contribute to the collection of quality data;
  • Assist to develop and maintain a data management system;
  • Compile and analyze qualitative and/or quantitative program data, including visual representations of data;
  • Assist in organizing participatory sessions to assist program staff in identifying and highlighting achievements of program objectives and outcomes; and
  • Under close supervision provides administrative and logistics support
  • Provides administrative support for work plan formulation; takes part in work plan discussion.
  • Assisting in the preparation for a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) by external evaluators.
  • Attends program coordination meeting and keeps up to date on latest information on partners
  • Participates in program support and conducts research on programs

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field; graduate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated coursework and/or internships in international development, community organizing, political campaigning, organizational development, legislative affairs or related subject.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel and NGO community.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Working knowledge of computer software programmes including Ms Office, SPSS/MaxQDA etc.
  • Working knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations, which are often remote and difficult to reach.
  • Interest in and knowledge of regional political environment and people.
  • Ability to effectively articulate NDI mission statements and program/project initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to apply discretion and maintain confidential information.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications; experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.)


The program assistant works with NDI’s Abuja and Washington-based regional staff. This position reports to the Senior M&E/Program Coordination Officer with NDI’s Deputy Country Director, Programs providing overall program guidance. Salary is commensurate with NDI Nigeria salary scale. Benefits and a housing allowance are provided.  NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

IT & Administrative Assistant

Job Title: IT & Administrative Assistant

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: 2 years

Job Field: Administration / Secretarial  , Internships / Volunteering


  • Under close supervision, provide day-to-day IT and Administrative support to staff.
  • Daily administering and maintaining the office network.
  • Providing help desk support to all staff.
  • Provides assistance in the use of personal computer hardware, software, and specialized mainframe technology
  • Providing daily assistance on the usage of Microsoft Office Suite to all staff.
  • Regularly updating staff antivirus software.
  • Trouble shooting all faulty IT equipment (hardware and software) such as laptops, desktops, printers, scanners, and photocopiers.
  • Ensuring that the internet connectivity is up and running at all times with little or no down time.
  • Assist new staff to activate NDI gmail account.
  • Keep a log of all IT problems and solutions provided.
  • Replacing used/finished toner cartridges in all the printers and copiers with new ones.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses problems, implements corrective action procedures within prescribed guidelines and/or escalates to other technical resources as appropriate
  • Provides basic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance for computer equipment (e.g. microcomputers, disk drives, and laser printers) and may assist with testing personal computers and peripherals on a network to diagnose, hardware versus software problems.
  • Establish and maintain a well-functioning IT support operation for the Nigeria office.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related subjects, graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working on technology; preferably in international development.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal written and via online mediums (such as IM)
  • Ability to provide technical advice on IT usage to partners in various cultural environments
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Experience with the Google Apps suite (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) is strongly desired;
  • This position reports to the Security and Logistics Manager and the Communications Officer. Salary is commensurate with the NDI Nigeria salary scale. Benefits and a housing allowance will be provided.  NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.


Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: 1-2 years

Job Field: Driver

Qualification: Secondary School (SSCE)


  • Under close supervision, provide logistics and driving support to the entire NDI staff.
  • Drive staff, consultants and guests to various destinations within and outside Abuja under the direct supervision of the Head Driver.
  • Provide guidance on appropriate departure time to meetings and shortest route destinations.
  • Drive guest to and fro hotels, residence and airport helping them load and unload as necessary;
  • Drive safely and responsibly at all times, never drive under the influence of alcohol.
  • Maintains vehicle logbook, accounting for all mileage and fuel consumption/costs.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicles.
  • Ensure vehicles are in good mechanical order and completes and submits weekly log sheets to support this.
  • Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned NDI vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Reports and arranges any repairs and replacements immediately to the Security and Logistics Manager.
  • Ensure that vehicles under their care are secured from loss and damage.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Deliver mails to partner organizations or donor agencies in Abuja.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Required Skills:

  • Secondary School Education.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Adequate knowledge of traffic laws.
  • Have a valid and clean driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of the Abuja/Nigerian road network.

How To Apply In All Positions: 

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: ndingr@ndi.org using the position as subject of email.

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