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IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and 600 staff worldwide, we work 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 qualified Project Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded inclusive development Leader with Associate Award (LWA) mechanism to bolster USAID Missions and DC-based operating units’ ability to represent and address the needs of marginalized, under-represented populations and/or people in vulnerable situations (MUGPVs). Associate Awards (AAs) released under this LWA mechanism will address programmatic gaps USAID Missions have in assessing the needs of, engaging with, and supporting the priorities of marginalized and underrepresented groups around the world. AA program descriptions will likely include accompanying local organizations in their ongoing efforts to transform their societies to be more inclusive, equitable, and responsive to the needs of marginalized communities across diverse geographic regions and areas of programming. As well, the Project Director will be expected to support other C&G practice programs with high-level management and technical support.
The C&G Project Director will report to the Director of C&G Practice, will work very closely with the Leader and AA technical teams overseas as well as at IREX HQ in Washington, D.C., and will regularly communicate and collaborate with relevant operations, grants and contracts and finance colleagues at IREX HQ in D.C. The Project Director will provide oversight to select program operations and coordinate the deployment of technical support to country office-based AA programs and to Washington D.C.-led initiatives intended to strengthen practice learning, materials/product development, and to improve outreach to the international development community. The Project Director will also contribute to new business development and support the professional development of program staff.
This position is contingent on funding and is only open to citizens of, or permanent residents with work authorization in, countries where IREX is currently registered****. Applicants from marginalized or underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. This position has the potential of being remotely based.
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IREX is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your unique experiences, perspectives, and identity. IREX strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are just, inclusive, and welcoming, because we believe every member on our team enriches our collective effort by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. Our goal is not only to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at IREX, but also to increase equity and justice on a global scale.