Regional Program Director, Information and Media Practice at IREX – May 2024

Regional Program Director, Information and Media Practice

Your Background & Skills

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree (master’s degree highly preferred) in a management discipline or related field.
  • Minimum of 14+ years of progressive experience or a master’s degree and 13 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Demonstrated very good communication skills and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local laws and donors’ procurement policies.
  • Demonstrated high attention to details.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to support and assist colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication in English and one of the Central Asian languages required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Preferences might be given to candidates with an opportunity to live abroad.

Your Daily Tasks

  •  Serve as a focal point on partnership with Central Asian media, as applicable.
  •  Lead work planning to ensure that project design and design of all project activities consider support to target groups, including recommendations and     considerations of safety and long-term consequences.
  •  Develop the package of internal and donor-requested documentation, related to the launch and implementation of the project.
  •  Provide oversight and technical expertise for the project activities phases in Central Asia.
  •  Support subgrant and contract arrangements, including drafting scopes of work and collecting deliverables. Mentor and accompany IREX partners and ensure that   project activities are working according to schedule and meeting targets.
  •  Identify target audiences and an appropriate means to assist in project development in Central Asia.
  •  Identify, together with IREX partners in Central Asia, exact tools, forms, and formats for collaborations, which would have best consumption and cultivate new   partner opportunities among target audience representatives through strong networking in the region.
  •  Advise the design of program M&E and quantitative baseline research tools by contributing to surveys and methodology, if needed.
  •  Establish, maintain, or cultivate relationships with key stakeholders to ensure project activities can continue with minimal disruption.
  •  Conduct trainings and consultations.
  •  Identify opportunities and facilitate communication, at the national and community level, with partners from CSOs, government, and other bodies based on   specialized development expertise.
  •  Lead specific engagement with global stakeholders, with minimal oversight, and contribute to strategy and design as appropriate.
  •  Regular collaboration with IREX staff and global partners. Support in preparing presentations and documentation for high-level stakeholder and donor meetings.
  •  Join leadership, when invited, in donor project meetings to increase awareness and relationship building.
  •  Create and maintain a data base of media support organizations.
  •  Additional Responsibilities, as needed:
  •  Document and present findings and recommendations in a clear, concise, and usable written report format and provide updates, either written or oral, to the senior   management, and other relevant staff, as available.
  •  Lead day to day implementation of project programming in Central Asia.
  •  Supporting the adaptation and implementation of virtual collaborative platforms, if needed.
  •  Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis, if assigned.
  •  Attend internal and external program events and facilitate updates and messaging on these as required.
  •  Travel throughout the Central Asia and other countries of implementation could be required.
  •  Draft complex documents, including training materials, program reports and evaluations.
  •  Contribute to office administrative and financial management, including initiating procurement.
  •  Monitor the subgrants and subgrantees’ performances, provide high-level assistance to the subgrantees.
  •  Process and track financial processing including invoices, stipends, and other payments.
  •  Leads a global team of IREX consortium in program implementation across several countries.
  •  Creates inclusive and democratic team working environments, where various team members have opportunities to grow and take various new opportunities.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

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