The Project Manager, together with the Research Manager, will oversee the publication of Nations in Transit (NIT), Freedom House’s survey on democracy from Central Europe to Eurasia. The position will involve consultant and staff management and mechanical, substantive, and developmental editing. Together with the Research Manager, the Project Manager will also support the report roll-out; perform data analysis and conduct presentations; and speak with authority on Freedom House’s findings on at least one of the three subregions covered in NIT (Central Europe, Eurasia, Balkans). The Project Manager will also provide research and editing support on Central Europe/Eurasia issues for Freedom House’s other reports, such as Freedom on the Net (FOTN).
Hiring for the position is conditional upon funding.
- Identify, screen, and train domestic and international consultant analysts and academic advisers.
- Manage the work of consultants and provide consistent guidance throughout the various stages of the report writing and editing process to ensure systematic analysis and timely submission of original and draft reports.
- Provide regular updates on project activities to current donors.
Editing and research:
- Research, fact-check, and perform mechanical, substantive, and developmental editing of reports.
- Translate complex terms, concepts, and subject matter into language that is clear and engaging to non-experts.
- Analyze data and findings from current survey year to detect trends and present findings in graphical and narrative formats for release materials and other purposes.
- Provide editing and research support to other Freedom House reports, including FOTN.
- Assist the Research Manager with the timely release and rollout strategy of NIT to include media interviews, outreach with government officials, and high-level conferences and workshops domestically and internationally.
- Present and speak with authority on findings with the media and at rollout and other related events, as needed. Participate in conferences, workshops, and meetings as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field
- Master’s degree preferred
- Four to six years of directly related experience, including editing and project management experience
- Familiarity with and strong interest in the politics and history of the Nations in Transit region
- Regional expertise, including field experience, in the Nations in Transit region; expertise in the Balkans or Eurasia preferred
- Highly professional and effective English-language communications skills; ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in a relevant second language preferred
- Superb organizational skills, including the ability to keep track of many fast-moving parts and readily report on progress
- Organizational, public speaking, writing and communication skills with a variety of audiences Leadership skills and abilities, including planning, budgeting, and personnel management
- Ability to work with limited supervision, including proactive problem-solving and troubleshooting
- Ability to travel as needed, including internationally (approximately 5%)
Qualified and Interested Applicants
Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and a cover letter with desired salary:
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.