Senior Project Director, CSM-STAND (NEW)

Who We Are

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

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from 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.

The Senior Project Director will be accountable for the successful operation of IREX’s segment of the Civil Society and Media – Strengthened Together and Advancing in New Directions (CSM-STAND). Responsibilities will include managing related financial information, developing strategic initiatives, and managing project segment human resources.  The Senior Project Director may assume responsibilities for smaller projects/programs under this award. This role will also supervise project field directors and a DC-based project team.

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree (though Master’s degree preferred) or above related to media development
  • 10+ years of work experience demonstrating progressive job responsibilities work; may include a combination of part-time and consultancies
  • Proven experience managing multiple administrative tasks in a demanding, time sensitive work environment
  • Proven knowledge of USAID procurement and financial regulations
  • Proven experience managing large international teams
  • Proven experience or understanding international media development
  • Proven experience managing large awards for international development
  • Experience presenting program results, conducting research and the ability to proficiently articulate findings in English
  • Proactive and comfortable with contemporary digital platforms for collaboration and communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products, including and especially Excel
  • Clear, succinct and compelling communication skills, both oral and written
  • Outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Exceptional time management, multitasking, and organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic and/or Russian is required
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Your Daily Tasks

  • Coordinate a large team of international development program based all across the globe and will guide activities related to media development, freedom of expression, access to information, journalism safety, innovative business models, and disinformation
  • Develop positive working relationships and coordinate between IREX DC-based services e.g. global security, human resources and GCO/finance and a network of local IREX teams and subgrantees
  • Lead and/or provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, and other products
  • Represent IREX at meetings with donors, partners, and events
  • Develop scope of works and manage the work of assigned staff and consultants
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis if assigned
  • Support program internal and external communication
  • Lead correspondence with stakeholders
  • Support the proposal process for project awards which will include co-creating technical and cost proposals and coordination with local team
  • Develop a sound understanding of the purpose and reason for each required task consistent with policies.
  • Commitment to providing a safe environment for staff, partners, and participants, and a commitment to promoting safeguarding in the workplace, programs, and the communities

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