Development Coordinator

Who We Are

At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals research their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential.  To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person to person bridges between nations.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

IREX seeks a Development Coordinator to assist the New Business Development Unit in identifying, designing, and securing new programmatic and funding opportunities. The development team works across IREX’s Practices (Education; Communities and Governance; Information and Media; Youth; and Leadership) to produce proposals for US, Bilateral, Multilateral, and other donors.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

– Bachelor’s Degree required.
– Demonstrated commitment to a career in international development, with at least 2 years of professional experience (work experience may include a combination of part-time or internships); experience in business development strongly preferred.
– Experience in the design and preparation of proposals for donor organizations, including USAID and other U.S. government agencies preferred.
– Proven organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a demanding, time sensitive work environment.
– Demonstrated capability to work independently and as part of a team, to take initiative, and meet deadlines within strict time constraints.
– Knowledge in governance, civil society, media, technology, youth, or education development sectors preferred.
– Excellent writing and editing skills.
– Comfort with numbers and budgets, and facility with Excel.
– Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
– Ability to professionally communicate with a wide range of partners, experts, and other contacts.
– Ability to represent IREX publicly, including in person and through digital platforms.
– Geographic expertise and/or proficiency in a second language preferred.
– Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English required.
– You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
Your Daily Tasks

– Supports all aspects of identifying, designing, and preparing proposals in response to donor funding opportunities across all IREX practices
– Coordinates proposals for USG and bi-lateral donors
– Coordinates a combination of bids simultaneously
– Conducts research on existing programming, possible partners, design approaches, potential personnel, and other assignments
– Researches costing issues, review budgets, and support cost proposals
– Assists in recruitment of staff and preparation of staffing documents for proposals
– Prepares written and visual components of proposals, to include drafting attachments and other sections of proposals as needed
– Assists with editing, proofreading, and formatting
– Assists with data entry, cleaning, and management of Salesforce for NBDU
– Monitors donor databases to identify potential funding opportunities for NBDU to pursue
– Advances development of partnerships with local, regional and international organizations
– Supports the New Business Development Unit with administrative tasks as assigned
IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Telework.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.



EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.
All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled