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Deputy Project Director, Information and Media Practice (NEW)
IREX Washington, DC

Deputy Project Director, Information and Media Practice (NEW)

Washington, DC
  • Full-Time

Who We Are

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 more than 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.

The Deputy Project Director will lead fieldwork implementation, direct technical assistance to program beneficiaries, support Senior Technical Advisor II (STA II), and be responsible for day-to-day activities. This role will Lead and is responsible for the project's technical side, including technologies used, deployed/to be deployed. All field staff (employees and consultants) report directly to the Deputy Project Director. Manages and is responsible for beneficiary relations, communications, and quality of (assistance) service provided directly. or overseeing field staff beneficiary (account) management. The Deputy Project Director, alongside STAII coordinates work with (technical) partners, communicates and maintains business relationship(s).

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive job experience.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven track of working effectively with other projects, media and civil society, high-level host country host government counterparts, and other international partners.
  • Must possess the technical, managerial and communication skills to assume all related responsibilities of the COP position on a full-time basis if needed.
  • Effective oral and written communication credentials.
  • Very good command of English language is required.
  • Strong representation and organization skills.
  • A level of education combined with your professional experience will adequately show you can contribute meaningfully to the role.
  • Demonstrated skills in methodically solving problems in fast-paced environments.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft and FOSS productivity software.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Very strong time management, multitasking, and organizational skills;
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or,
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or,
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Familiarity with Center for Internet Security, Critical Security Controls (CIS CSC v8) or at least one industry-recognized security framework like NIST, ISO27000, and/or CSO community-driven SAFETAG framework.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as experience developing solid professional relationships.
  • A record of success as a forward-leaning, entrepreneurial, and adaptive leader within organizations
  • Broad experience designing and delivering remote or in-person assistance and training.
  • Experience servicing global beneficiaries and organizations of different missions, sizes, and mandates.
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in a country where this role is based.

Your Daily Tasks

  • Responsible for day-to-day program administration, including managing all field-based staff.
  • Lead technical implementation and guide the DS360 Project phase 3 as a whole, alongside Project Director/Senior Technical Advisor II.
  • Responsible for beneficiary and donor relationships including field staff beneficiary management and communications.
  • Assist Project Director/Senior Technical Advisor II with new business development and internal (IREX) project collaboration with other organizational programs and functions.
  • Support the Project Director/Senior Technical Advisor II in budgeting, costs, and compliance issues as needed.
  • Other support duties as needed.


IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Remote work. The eligible employee is regular, full-time staff who works from a worksite outside the IREX office on a more permanent or ongoing basis.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.



EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.




1275 K St NW

Washington, DC
20005 USA



Posted date

October 20, 2023
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