Now Hiring: Program Officer

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NDItech is hiring an Information and Communication Technologies Program Officer. Are you an experienced veteran of technology in politics or development? Join us!

This is a senior position on our team tasked with juggling the strategy and implementation of appropriate technology on multiple NDI democracy programs. In one day you may be advising DC's regional experts on how to add language for IVR systems in a grant proposal, joining a Skype call with developers in Lagos building an elections app, and playing with the newest release of FrontlineSMS to see how it can help partners achieve their communications goals.

We also get time to think, write and discuss this exciting and evolving field with colleagues in DC and around the world. For the right candidate, the position also includes travel to the field for assessments on appropriate tech strategy or helping with boots-on-the-ground implementation.

Our team sits at the intersection of three worlds: international development, political organizing and technology. Few people are rock stars at all of them, but you need to find them all compelling. For this job we're looking for someone with significant experience (say, five years) in some combination of these sectors. We're not (necessarily) looking for hardcore software developers or UNIX geeks, but it is important that you love tech (and politics) generally and playing with new tools and ideas.

Hot topics for the upcoming year include improving engagement between citizens and their elected officials, Internet freedom in closing authoritarian regimes, opening legislative data to the public, and researching the impact of tech in democratic development.

Job description is below. If you think you have the right stuff, go to http://www.ndi.org/current_openings -> Washington, DC-based -> Program Staff  -> Program Officer - Information and Communication Technology Programs and hit us with a resume and cover letter.