Catherine Messina Pajic
Catherine Messina Pajic
Global Recruiter
Washington, DC

Catherine Messina Pajic is the National Democratic Institute's global recruiter and a senior advisor for the Central and Eastern Europe regional team. In addition to recruiting staff for global positions, she helps to oversee the design, delivery and evaluation of NDI’s efforts to assist Central and Eastern European legislatures, political parties and civil society.

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Job Opportunity: Chief Information Officer

Sudanese citizens gather around NDI-distributed radios in the village of Leer to listen to the Let’s Talk program. NDI distributed thousands of wind-up and solar-powered blue radios in Sudan as part of a two-year program that brought dialogue about national issues to isolated communities.

NDI provides technology services to our democracy programs and political partners around the world, and support to our employees and field offices in 60 countries. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership, directs technology strategy and is responsible for overall management of all technology support and programs. The CIO also is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships, identifying opportunities to secure program funding and leading the institute’s information security efforts. NDI is a global organization running production business systems and regularly conducting program activities abroad during non-US business hours, thus this job requires the team leader to be accessible at any time as needed (including evenings and weekends).

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Job Opportunity: Resident Program Manager for Political Parties in Algeria

NDI is seeking an expert with extensive experience in political party development to provide technical assistance and continuous coaching to political parties in Algeria with a focus on citizen outreach, communications and party structure strengthening. This position is based in Algiers but includes regular travel throughout Algeria. The Resident Program Manager will report to NDI’s Resident Director. The estimated start date for this position is May 1, 2015, and the position will run through March 31, 2016, with possibility of extension.

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Job Opportunity: Resident Director (Chief of Party) in Cambodia

NDI seeks a resident director (chief of party) to implement a four-year, multi-million dollar USAID technical assistance program to improve political competition and government accountability in Cambodia. The program works to strengthen democratic systems and increase the participation and leadership of women and youth in electoral and political processes.

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Job Opportunity: Director of Global Security and Operations

The Director of Global Security and Operations will be responsible for mitigating risk inherent in the security environments in which NDI operates through security and emergency planning, orientation and training, and response to incidents. This position will also oversee the non-security functions of the Operations Department. This position is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Vice President of NDI.

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Job Opportunity: Program Officer for Eurasia

NDI's Eurasia Team is seeking a Program Officer/Senior Program Officer to contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of democratic development projects in collaboration with regional and field staff by performing the duties listed below. The position focuses primarily on the Institute’s programs in Ukraine; however, portfolio is subject to change based on funding and other factors. The position is available immediately.

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Job Opportunity: Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa

Does your dream job involve working with international partners to support democracy in the Middle East? Well you're in luck, NDI is recruiting a Program Officer/Senior Program Officer with political and organizational expertise to support NDI’s democratic development programs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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