Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Specialist

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Apr 23

Position description

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical expertise and support to program staff and partners regarding on a range of democracy and governance issues, including conflict mitigation and stabilization, political transitions, conflict sensitivity and displacement.
  • Works closely with Senior Specialist for CPS to manage implementation of specific grant(s) and associated grant activities.
  • Anticipates potential problems and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions.
  • Support outreach with key stakeholders in the DRG and international development/foreign policy/think tank community on CPS.
  • Reviews and edits/adds information to ensure high quality quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders. 
  • Develops innovative, responsive program approaches and tools for the Institute on related topics.
  • Contributes to business development outreach and proposal development packages.
  • Implements projects and program components, ensuring that projects are completed in compliance with grant agreements.
  • Monitors and ensures proper tracking of budgets and program expenditures to ensure that IRI projects remain within budget allocations and leads regular team budget analysis discussions.
  • Guides procurement and other tasks required for the successful implementation of the project(s) overseen.
  • Oversees and participates in all monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for projects assigned
  • Assists in monitoring work plans and workflows related to project implementation, and special projects.
  • Publishes and/or co-authors Op-Ed, blogs, and other written articles to demonstrate IRI’s thought leadership and technical areas of expertise
  • Maintains an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant and project implementation and compliance.
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives.
  • Provides management support for Program Associate and is involved in hiring and performance evaluation process.
  • Travels as needed for program development, oversight, implementation, evaluation and learning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years of full-time conflict prevention and democratic governance experience and a bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years of experience and a master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience working with U.S. Government funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes. 
  • Experience with program management, project implementation and budgetary oversight. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and detail-oriented skills. 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, research, and written/oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability to operate under strict deadlines and ability to easily shift priorities.
  • Experience working in operationally challenging countries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to challenging environments, up to 20 percent of the time.

Application instructions

Please complete your profile and submit your cover letter and resume to IRI's website.