Position: Chief of Party, Access to Information Program
Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Reports To: Director
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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 Demonstrated technical experience in at least two (more preferred) of the following areas:
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Position: Country Program Directors, Access to Information Program
Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Reports To...
 Relevant experience in managing similar media and/or civil society programs in complex
environments, with a minimum of 5...
Position: Deputy Chief of Party, Access to Information Program
Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Reports To: Ch...
 Demonstrated technical experience in at least one (more preferred) of the following areas:
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  1. 1. Position: Chief of Party, Access to Information Program Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Reports To: Director Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. SUMMARY OF POSITION IREX seeks a Chief of Party to manage a USAID-funded Central Asia “Access to Information” (A2i) program. This program is envisioned as a three-year, regional program, combining country-specific as well as regional activities for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan that will increase citizen access to civically-relevant information in order to improve governance outcomes. The Chief of Party will be the primary point of contact with USAID/CAR regarding day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the agreement, and may also act as a Country Program Director in the country where that person is based. The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff under the award. The position is contingent on funding. Citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide leadership, vision and direction for the implementation of all program components to ensure that objectives are achieved  Provide overall programmatic, budget and administrative oversight  Supply direct technical assistance in areas of expertise  Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities  Interact regularly with media and civil society groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders  Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and serve as principal liaison with USAID  Manage and develop staff and maintain close communication with IREX headquarters teams  Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline  Represent IREX and support its organizational development
  2. 2. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated technical experience in at least two (more preferred) of the following areas: media development, journalism, private-sector management, coalition-building, and organizational capacity building;  Experience working on media issues in Central Asia or the former Soviet Union is strongly preferred;  Graduate degree in social sciences, international relations or media related field is strongly preferred;  Relevant experience in managing similar media and/or civil society programs in complex environments, with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management position for similar projects;  Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals with competing interests;  Demonstrated ability to research and analyze media policies and legislation and make recommendations for improvement;  A minimum of 3 years of experience working with US Government, other bilateral, regional, or multilateral donor-funded programs;  Professional fluency in English is required. Ability to speak Russian is a significant advantage. To Apply Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
  3. 3. Position: Country Program Directors, Access to Information Program Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Reports To: Chief of Party Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. SUMMARY OF POSITION IREX seeks 2 Country Program Directors to assist in managing a USAID-funded Central Asia “Access to Information” (A2i) program. This program is envisioned as a three-year, regional program, combining country-specific as well as regional activities for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan that will increase citizen access to civically-relevant information in order to improve governance outcomes. The Country Program Directors will be the lead point of contact for all activities implemented in the respective country. The position is contingent on funding. Citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Support Chief of Party to provide technical and administrative leadership for the program to ensure that objectives are achieved  Oversee the day-to-day management and administration of their respective country office  Supply direct technical assistance in areas of expertise  Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities  Interact regularly with civil society and media groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders  Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners  Manage and develop staff and maintain communication with IREX headquarters teams  Ensure budget discipline  Represent IREX and support its organizational development SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:  Technical experience in at least two (more preferred) of the following areas: media development, journalism, private-sector management, coalition-building, and organizational capacity building;  Ability to build strong business relations with government officials and other stakeholders;
  4. 4.  Relevant experience in managing similar media and/or civil society programs in complex environments, with a minimum of 5 years in a management position for similar projects;  Demonstrated ability to research and analyze state policies and legislation and make recommendations for improvement to host government relevant agencies;  Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals with competing interests;  Ability to coordinate with other donor programs on media and seek synergies and complementarities to maximize results.  Professional fluency in English is preferred. Ability to speak Russian is a significant advantage. To Apply Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
  5. 5. Position: Deputy Chief of Party, Access to Information Program Location: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Reports To: Chief of Party Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. SUMMARY OF POSITION IREX seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to assist in managing a USAID-funded Central Asia “Access to Information” (A2i) program. This program is envisioned as a three-year, regional program, combining country-specific as well as regional activities for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan that will increase citizen access to civically-relevant information in order to improve governance outcomes. The position is contingent on funding. Citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Support Chief of Party to provide technical and administrative leadership for the program to ensure that objectives are achieved  Supply direct technical assistance in areas of expertise  Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities  Interact regularly with civil society and media groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders  Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners  Manage and develop staff and maintain communication with IREX headquarters teams  Ensure budget discipline  Represent IREX and support its organizational development SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:  Relevant experience in working on similar media and/or civil society programs in complex environments, with a minimum of 3 years in a management position for similar projects;  A minimum of 3 years of experience working with US Government, other bilateral, regional, or multilateral donor-funded programs;  Graduate degree in social sciences, international relations or media related field preferred;  Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to lead and build consensus and manage teams;
  6. 6.  Demonstrated technical experience in at least one (more preferred) of the following areas: media development, journalism, private-sector management, coalition-building, and organizational capacity building;  Experience working on media or civil society issues in Central Asia or the former Soviet Union is strongly preferred;  Professional fluency in English is preferred. Ability to speak Russian is a significant advantage. To Apply Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

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