Tuesday, September 9, 2008

JOB- IREX Chief of Party, Nalchik, Russia

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JOB- IREX Chief of Party, Nalchik, Russia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut@chechnyaadvocacy.org>

REPORTS TO: Director, Civil Society Division, Washington, DC
LOCATION: Nalchik, North Caucasus, Russia
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time salaried position
Position is contingent upon funding


About IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership
and innovative programs to improve the quality of education,
strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society
development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50
million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX and its
partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting
expertise in more than 50 countries.

Position Description:
IREX seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party in Nalchik,
North Caucasus, Russia for a USAID-funded project to provide local
youth with the training, networking, and development opportunities to
improve their communities and reduce conflict in the North Caucuses
region. The COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic planning,
and management to the program.

Responsibilities and Duties:
* Manage and monitor all program components training, technical
assistance, grant-giving and ensure that the program meets proposed
objectives and targets;
* Provide leadership and vision in planning and implementing program
strategy, supervise all long and short-term staff and subcontractors;
* Conduct program outreach, including the provision of technical
assistance and collaborate with IREX local partners to coordinate
efforts and share program results;
* Serve as primary liaison with USAID, the Russian government and
IREX headquarters;
* Approve and submit all reports, plans and other administrative
information to USAID and IREX headquarters;
* Ensure that all fiscal and performance activities are in compliance
with IREX policies and procedures, and USG regulations;
* Maintain effective relations and coordination with program donor
and partners;
* Collaborate with implementing partners to coordinate efforts and
share results;
* Recruit, manage and build a strong local staff capable of acting
independently in as many activities as possible;
* Work to integrate conflict mitigation approaches into all project

* Graduate degree or equivalent experience in development studies,
education, and/or conflict mitigation studies;
* More than 7 years of technical expertise in civil society
development, especially in field of conflict management and youth
* Previous experience working with USAID;
* Strong program management and leadership experience;
* Prior work experience in youth programs in Russia and familiarity
with NGO environment in Russia preferred;
* Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
* Prior experience working in a conflict area preferred;
* Fluency in English and Russian required.
* Please note that Nalchik is a partially accompanied post (adult
dependents only)

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Email: resumes@irex.org (please include CSD/YIPP/COP/SB in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189 (Washington)
No phone calls please.

Almut Rochowanski
Coordinator, Programs and Advocacy
Chechnya Advocacy Network

(1) 212 459 9363
(1) 646 467 0637 (mobile)

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