Turkey Program Coordinator

Project on Middle East Democracy
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 12

Position description

POMED is currently hiring a Program Coordinator to help lead POMED’s Turkey-specific programming. The position includes taking the lead on program development and implementation of activities, in collaboration with POMED senior management. The Turkey Program Coordinator will play a leading role in:

  • Contributing to POMED’s efforts to influence public debate and discussion around political developments in Turkey and U.S. policy toward Turkey;
  • Building and maintaining key contact and distribution lists to broaden influence and distribution of POMED’s Turkey-focused research and publications;
  • Leading advocacy efforts by representing POMED in meetings with policymakers, NGO coalitions, the media, and others;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with a variety of actors in the Washington policy community, including congressional champions of human rights and democratic principles, executive branch officials, and individuals outside of government working on Turkey-related issues;
  • Helping to develop and manage program activities while overseeing program expenditures and reporting compliance.


  • At least 3–5 years relevant experience in policy advocacy, policy research, U.S. foreign policy, and/or programs to support democracy and human rights. Strong knowledge of Turkey and relevant regional work experience required.
  • Native (or equivalent) fluency in spoken and written English is required; working knowledge of Turkish language (written and spoken) is highly desired.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities, writing, and editing skills, and the ability to efficiently gather and utilize information from various sources to support policy advocacy.
  • Experience in researching and analyzing foreign policy, including U.S. efforts to support democracy and human rights. Knowledge of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process, including an understanding of the roles of various congressional committees and processes for appropriations and authorization, is preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public policy, political science, international development) is required; a master’s degree is desirable but not required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in promoting genuine democratic progress in the Middle East and North Africa and a strong commitment to POMED’s mission and principles.
  • This position will be based in Washington, DC, with the possibility of overseas travel.

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