Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations.
The Deputy Director is the second in command of a given Division and is responsible for supporting the Director in the daily management of the program activities to ensure effective program management and grant implementation.
- Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
- Eight years related experience, or equivalent combination, in program design and management.
- Working knowledge of international environment and global political systems.
- Strong communications and presentation skills.
- Ability to successfully recruit, develop, supervise and motivate staff, and provide effective leadership.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet regional needs.
- Experience identifying complex problems and developing creative solutions.
- Proven ability to write effective proposals, reports, procedures, complete required forms, and maintain complete and accurate documentation.
- Proven knowledge of USG funding regulations, and familiarity with US Congressional processes.
- Ability to conduct outreach for fundraising and promotion purposes.
- Ability to effectively direct or participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, other donors or relevant audiences. Ability to work well under pressure.
- Willingness to travel to remote and sometime difficult countries.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities
- Provides expertise and technical support to Institute-wide staff on gender issues and other inclusivity approaches and tools aimed at marginalized and vulnerable populations
- Serves as divisional point of contact for business development and proposal assistance
- Assists with the development and oversight of short and long-term strategic plans and programs for the Division that reflect and support IRI’s global mission and strategic priorities.
- Oversees Division staff’s efforts to develop innovative and advanced program ideas for use in program development and new funding outreach efforts.
- Oversees day to day implementation of all programmatic aspects of grants, including adherence to approved proposals and work plans.
- Ensures effective monitoring and evaluation of grants and high quality reporting on grant activities, including ensure timeliness and quality of division’s proposal submissions to all funding sources and assist with quarterly reporting.
- Oversees all contracts, MOUs, letters of agreement, and other contractual documents for partners and vendors, and ensure that the objectives and terms of agreements are met.
- Continuously reviews project financial status reports to ensure accuracy and monitor spending and oversee staff maintenance of budget trackers for each grant to ensure they are updated on a regular basis.
- Assists the Director when appropriate with external relations, including, but not limited, to participating as IRI representative in Washington and overseas in meetings with WDN members and Country Chapters, government representatives, political party leaders, civic leaders, and others.
- Supports IRI communication and outreach efforts.
- Serves as backup liaison for Director on divisional program matters to other institutions, including NED, USAID, and others.
- Works alongside the Director to manage employee performance for all Division staff including the development of job descriptions and performance plans, monitor and provide feedback to employees on work performance throughout the year.
- Ensures adequate training of staff and identify potential new training needs and opportunities to enrich staff performance and professional development.
- Recruits and trains new Division staff.
- Coordinates operational management of large-scale off-site and other events alongside the Director.
- Ensures Division institutionalization of IRI policies and procedures for efficient and effective operations and compliance with Institute and donor policies and regulations
- Performs other related responsibilities as assigned in writing.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.
8 years: Program design and management