The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) works with media and civil society to promote democratic values, peace building, and good governance in conflict-affected and fragile states. Since our founding during the Balkans conflict in 1991, IWPR has helped civic activists, human rights defenders, women’s rights advocates, and independent journalists make their voices heard and drive positive change in MENA, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We currently work in nearly 30 countries to build local capacities, strengthen civil society and media organisations, and empower civic actors to remove barriers to free expression and to promote citizen engagement and public dialogue.
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline for applications: Until filled
We are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to direct responsibility for implementing a new 7-month-long research project aimed at combating disinformation. The vacancy provides for a possible extension of the contract in the event of a successful extension of the project.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To manage the start-up, development, and implementation of the project activities of the IWPR regional office;
- To engage CSOs, analysts, government officials, and media outlets/journalists as project partners, and work with them;
- To design, arrange and lead training events for partners, experts and media workers Management;
- Working with the CA Regional Director and CA Program Manager; to produce a detailed strategy and practical work plan for the projects;
- Ensure that the project is well managed, and appropriate, and delivers effective and relevant interventions within the target countries;
- Ensure that the current grant delivers within the project timeline, whilst maintaining the overall quality of the work and against contracts within budget;
- Ensure that relevant IWPR and donor organization procedures and policies are in place and oversee their implementation;
- Work with other IWPR staff to maintain and improve the quality of all training, editorial and other project outputs;
- Ensure timely and accurate project monitoring and evaluation activities according to the project monitoring and evaluation plan;
- Produce scheduled narrative and financial reports for IWPR and the donor in line with their requirements;
- The project coordinator will be responsible for establishing effective partnerships with partner organizations, think tanks, business, experts, and media in Kyrgyzstan; inviting them to
participate in project activities;
- Facilitate dialogue between key national and regional actors, particularly civil society leaders and
- Strong command of written and oral English and Russian
- Fluency in Kyrgyz or other CA countries language is desirable
- Strong analytical and reporting skills
- Excellent computer skills
- People-management skills
- Ability to analyse and distil financial and narrative information.
- Ability to establish and maintain contacts with representatives of government, think tanks, experts, CSOs, business, culture, technology and media outlets.
- Ability to show initiative and creativity
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
- High education in social science or other relevant fields
- At least 3-year experience of work in international projects, preferably in media development or a similar sector.
- Media development project’s management experience is an asset
- Financial management
- Ability to implement systems and procedures
- Working on multiple priorities to very tight deadlines