Project Director, Supporting Local Governance and Civil Society in Syria
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $90 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.
IREX seeks qualified Project Director candidates for an anticipated three-year, NEA-funded program to provide grassroots support to citizens in Syria. The Project Director will be based in Berlin, Germany and will oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget.
This position is contingent on funding. EU citizens and citizens of Syria with documentation that permits working in the EU are encouraged to apply.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide strategic and technical leadership to the program and the team; provide dynamic and creative leadership to bring innovation to rigorous program implementation;
- Serve as the principal liaison with NEA, as well as with key partner officials, other donors and implementers, private sector and civil society partners, and other stakeholders;
- Develop and maintain effective partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations, including CSOs;
- Ensure project activities are implemented on schedule and within budget;
- Supervise, manage, and mentor project staff and work in close coordination with IREX’s home office;
- Oversee project budgeting, financial management, and compliance;
- Oversee monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities;
- Represent IREX publicly and support its organizational development;
- Other duties, as assigned.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- At least 10 years of progressive experience, including management experience in international development with experience working in Syria and/or the region
- At least five years in a relevant technical position, designing and implementing programs with a focus on civic participation and engagement
- Successful track record of supervising, designing, managing, and implementing complex donor-funded technical assistance projects (with preference for past U.S. Government-funded project management experience);
- Ability to establish strong working relationships with U.S. government officials, community officials, civic leaders, private sector leaders, international donors, and other stakeholders;
- Proven leadership qualities and excellent management skills;
- Demonstrated ability to track and manage budgets and plan both strategically and creatively to meet project objectives;
- Experience with providing technical assistance inside Syria and managing stabilization in complex environments.
- Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working in Syria preferred;
- Experience with highly interactive training approaches
- Understanding of information and communication technologies commonly used in Syria
- Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in Arabic preferred.
- A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as International Development, Human Services, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, etc.; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred;
- Behavior change experience desirable.
Please visit https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oigrafwT&s=ReliefWeb to submit your CV for consideration.