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