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Countering Disinformation Program Officer at NDI Ukraine / Програмний спеціаліст


Department(s)Countering Disinformation Program 

Job Title: Program Officer

Reports toProgram Manager 

LocationKyiv, Ukraine (The position is currently based remotely. Eventually, it will be based in Kyiv, subject to security reviews)

Application Deadline: January 8, 2023

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a non-profit organization working to strengthen democracy worldwide. NDI programs in Ukraine are supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of Sweden, Global Affairs Canada, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. NDI and its partners have been working in Ukraine since 1992.

Position Summary: The National Democratic Institute (NDI) seeks a Program Officer (PO) to support the Countering Disinformation Program. The PO will be responsible for design, coordination and implementation of the Program activities under general supervision of the program manager, and ultimately the Resident Country Director. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • •  With general guidance from a line manager, contribute to the implement of NDI’s Countering Disinformation program activities  in Ukraine;

  • •  Lead the forward planning process for the program and ensure the cross team coordination and collaboration;

  • •  Contribute to the program short/medium and long term strategy development and implementation; 

  • •  Develop and manage relationships and regular communication with program partners across government and civil society;

  • •  Identify additional partnership and programming opportunities;

  • •  Independently manage subawards to Program partners;

  • •  Contribute to the design and analysis of disinformation research; 

  • •  Contribute to the development of strategic documents – concept papers, project proposals, work plans, M&E plans and reports;

  • •  Contribute to the development of briefing materials for staff, external consultants and program partners.

  • •  Conduct briefings for internal and external audiences on the program content as assigned.


  • •  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Social Sciences, International Relations, or related fields;  graduate degree preferred;

  • •  At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of information environment, hybrid warfare or media landscape is highly preferred;

  • •  Solid understanding of the current countering disinformation initiatives in Ukraine;

  • •  Keen interest in and good understanding of political and civic landscape;

  • •  Experience in all aspects of program cycle, including design, coordination, operations, monitoring and evaluation highly preferred;

  • •  Management and leadership skills in order to lead, inspire and motivate colleagues;

  • •  Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;

  • •  Ability to work in an organized manner, meet deadlines and work both individually and in a team;

  • •  Working knowledge of Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.);

  • •  Fluency in Ukrainian and English is required.


NDI offers a competitive package of remuneration and benefits. Actual salaries will be negotiated with successful applicants based on qualifications and experience.

Submission Guidelines. Suitable and qualified candidates are requested to send a CV and motivation letter as one PDF file in English to the following email address: [email protected]. Please indicate the position (Program Officer - Countering Disinformation Program) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Your CV and motivation letter should demonstrate your interest and qualifications for this position. 

Deadline. The deadline for the submission of the required documents is the end of the day of January 8, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written assessment, and finalists only will be invited for an interview. 

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to any grounds such as age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression etc.



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