The Senior Civil Society Advisor works with the Media, Technology and Civil Society Division Vice President and New Business Development team to design approaches to international civil society development challenges. The advisor conducts needs assessments, develops partnerships and conceptualizes programs to respond to funding opportunities. The position is critical to successful implementation of IREX's strategies for expanding its work in civil society development.
Principle responsibilities include:
Provide technical expertise to development of civil society programming
Lead and support teams designing and preparing proposals in response to donor funding opportunities
Conduct international needs assessment missions
Develop partnerships with local, regional and international organizations
Contribute to conceptualizing and executing IREX's strategy for expanding its work in civil society development, including identifying and analyzing opportunities, tracking trends in technical requirements and funding patterns, and networking with partners and technical experts
Expand and update IREX's technical capacity in multiple areas of civil society strengthening and related development practices
Represent IREX's technical expertise at conferences and other events
Demonstrated technical acumen in civil society strengthening as an international development priority, with significant expertise in one or more subfields
Success in the design and preparation of proposals for donor organizations, including USAID and other U.S. government agencies strongly preferred
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Experience in conducting needs assessments, including interviewing and data analysis
One or more extended international assignment strongly preferred
Experience in development practices including monitoring and evaluation, project design and management and/or budgeting strongly preferred
Geographic expertise and/or proficiency in a second language preferred
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.
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2121 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202 628 8188 ext. 150
Fax: 202 628 8189
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries.