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JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

Positition Title:            Program Officer/Senior Program Officer

Position Location:       Tbilisi,Georgia

Effective Date:              August 2016 – January 2017 (short-term contract)

 

 IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We promote better lives through education, the development of civil society and independent media, and the establishment of strong and enduring institutions that contribute to human development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million and a staff of 400 professionals worldwide.About IREX:

Summary of Position:

Working closely with IREX’s TEE Project Manager and Professional Development Expert, the Program Officer will support IREX’s Training Educators for Excellence (TEE) Project team in developing and contributing to the implementation of professional development training for Georgian principals and school-based professional development facilitators.

This position requires approximately 20% time domestic travel within Georgia. IREX expects to hire the Program Officer on a short-term contract for full-time work from August 2016 – January 2017.

 Description of Responsibilities:

 Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review and edit professional development training modules in English and Georgian
  • Observe training and study group meetings throughout Georgia
  • Provide oral and written translation support for IREX project manager and consultants as needed
  • Make written contributions in English to required reporting
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 At the Program Officer level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in education
  • Demonstrated experience as a designer or facilitator of professional development for administrators is preferred
  • Strong intercultural and communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a calm, friendly demeanor under stressful situations
  • Professional commitment and work ethic
  • Strong command of English, both speaking and writing.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office to include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Additional qualifications at the Senior Program Officer level:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in education with demonstrated experience as a designer or facilitator of professional development for administrators
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a principal in Georgia
  • Ability to produce written products in English requiring minimal editing and support.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter briefly describing how your background fits the job requirements and resume via email to IREX Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than July 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm, 2016. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:             MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), Media Technical Assistance Manager (MTAM)

Term:               Full time position

Start Date:      Immediately

Location:         Tbilisi, Georgia

 

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Summary of Position:

Media Technical Assistance Manager (MTAM) is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in meeting the Program objectives and for leading implementation of the capacity building activities, aimed at strengthening content production, operational and business practices of the Program’s partner media organizations.

Description of Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide high level leadership in implementation of activities aimed at building capacity of select media partners, by maintaining regular contact with them, motivating them, facilitating productive relationship between them and IREX staff and trainers, detecting changes in media environment, forecasting their impact on the implementation of individual Media Sustainability Plans by media partners and suggesting corrective measures.
  • Provide high level management acumen to support implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by media partners, including but not limited to planning resources, developing training agenda, deploying trainers, monitoring training results, and assessing quality of content produced by media partners.
  • Provide M-TAG management timely with high quality progress reports on implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by media partners and play in active role in annual progress review.
  • Provide high level expertise in one or more technical areas such as broadcast production, multimedia production, new media, and editorial management.
  • In cooperation with IREX international consultant and M-TAG team, develop Action Plans for the next 12 month period, following annual progress review.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in managerial capacity at a media organization. Recent newsroom experience preferred.
  • Experience in implementation of educational activities for journalists;
  • Strong multi-tasking skills to efficiently supervise a broad range of capacity building activities;
  • Team player;
  • Self-starter;
  • Master’s degree in journalism and/or communications, preferably from a Western University;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written; Good knowledge of Russian language.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Monday, February 1, 6:00 pm, 2016. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

The selection process will be carried out in two stages. Those who pass interview stage will be asked to evaluate media content from the editorial and technical viewpoint. The evaluation report should be written in English.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is looking for a freelance trainer, with background in international relations or a related discipline, to help with designing and conducting a sequence of six-week interactive training courses for journalists on Georgia EU Association Agreement, as part of IREX’s Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program.

 About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $79 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 125 countries.

 Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public`s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia`s good governance. The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Job Description

IREX is organizing sector-specific training courses for journalists on Georgia EU Association Agreement. The duration of the training course will be 24 academic hours. Sessions will be held twice a week, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, for six weeks beginning in March 2016.

Compensation will commensurate with experience of the selected trainer.

Responsibilities

  • Work with M-TAG’s Training Manager to design and manage six-week interactive training courses for journalists on Georgia EU Association Agreement;
  • Prepare a Training Plan reflecting topics of the two-hour sessions (12 sessions in total);
  • Teach 12 lectures per course (each consisting from 2 academic hours);
  • Recruit 3 or 4 guest speakers, according to subject-related needs;
  • Report on results of the training session and offer suggestions for future trainings.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in international relations or a related field.
  • Good understanding of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Aspirations.
  • Good understanding of Georgia’s EU Association Agreement, its goals and implementation instruments, its structure and agenda.
  • Experience leading trainings.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Friday, February 4, 2016, 6:00 pm. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is looking for a freelance trainer, with background in education policy or a related discipline, to help with designing and conducting a sequence of six-week interactive training courses for journalists on education sector, as part of IREX’s Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program.

 About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $79 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 125 countries.

 Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public`s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia`s good governance. The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Job Description

IREX is organizing sector-specific training courses for journalists on education sector. The duration of the training course will be 24 academic hours. Sessions will be held twice a week, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, for six weeks beginning in February 2016.

Compensation will commensurate with experience of the selected trainer.

Responsibilities

  • Work with M-TAG’s Training Manager to design and manage six-week interactive training courses for journalists on education sector;
  • Prepare a Training Plan reflecting topics of the two-hour sessions (12 sessions in total);
  • Teach 12 lectures per course (each consisting from 2 academic hours);
  • Recruit 3 or 4 guest speakers, according to subject-related needs;
  • Report on results of the training session and offer suggestions for future trainings.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in education policy or a related field.
  • Good understanding of Georgia’s education sector.
  • Good understanding of approximation of Georgia to EU policy and practice in area of education and science, especially with regard to higher education, in the prism of Georgia’s EU Association Agreement. Good understating of EU Modernization Agenda of Higher Education and Bologna process,
  • Experience leading trainings.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Friday, February 4, 2016, 6:00 pm. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

Position:       MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), Media Technical Assistance Manager (MTAM)

Term:          Two full time positions

Start Date:       Immediately

Location:         Tbilisi, Georgia

 

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Summary of Position:

Media Technical Assistance Manager (MTAM) is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in meeting the Program objectives and for leading implementation of the capacity building activities, aimed at strengthening content production, operational and business practices of the Program’s partner media organizations.

Description of Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide high level leadership in implementation of activities aimed at building capacity of select media partners, by maintaining regular contact with them, motivating them, facilitating productive relationship between them and IREX staff and trainers, detecting changes in media environment, forecasting their impact on the implementation of individual Media Sustainability Plans by media partners and suggesting corrective measures.
  • Provide high level management acumen to support implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by media partners, including but not limited to planning resources, developing training agenda, deploying trainers, monitoring training results, and assessing quality of content produced by media partners.
  • Provide M-TAG management timely with high quality progress reports on implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by media partners and play in active role in annual progress review.
  • Provide high level expertise in one or more technical areas such as broadcast production, multimedia production, new media, and editorial management.
  • In cooperation with IREX international consultant and M-TAG team, develop Action Plans for the next 12 month period, following annual progress review.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in managerial capacity at a media organization. Recent newsroom experience preferred.
  • Experience in implementation of educational activities for journalists;
  • Strong multi-tasking skills to efficiently supervise a broad range of capacity building activities;
  • Team player;
  • Self-starter;
  • Master’s degree in journalism and/or communications, preferably from a Western University;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written; Good knowledge of Russian language.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Monday, 6:00 pm, October 12, 2015. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

The selection process will be carried out in two stages. Those who pass interview stage will be asked to evaluate media content from the editorial and technical viewpoint. The evaluation report should be written in English.

JOB OPENING

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:                     MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), Assistant to Multimedia Education Center (MEC) Manager

Term:                           3 months, Full Time (with possibility of extension)

Start Date:                Immediately

Location:                  Tbilisi, Georgia

 About IREX: 

Founded in 1968, 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. IREX has an annual portfolio of $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

The Multimedia Education Center (MEC) is a state-of-the-art training and learning facility that was established by the USAID-funded and IREX-implemented G-MEDIA (Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability) program in 2012.MEC is currently part of M-TAG program and is managed by M-TAG staff. The MEC is designed to support improvement in Georgia’s professional journalism community by focusing on innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning about journalism. With state-of-art equipment and innovatively renovated classroom and production spaces, the MEC offers modern learning environment, and fully meets the rapidly changing needs of journalism education and multimedia production.

Summary of Position:

The Assistant to Manager assists the MEC manager in all aspects of the site management and acts as a backup in her absence.

 Description of Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with schedule management of the Center’s newsroom, classroom and café space for academic and professional development classes/workshops and the Center events;
  • Administer the rules and regulations put in place for the MEC beneficiaries and monitor the Center for a proper use of the premises as well as the equipment in the absence of the Manager;
  • Identify improvements to MEC regulations and implement and communicate as necessary;
  • Ensure that all users are kept informed of relevant changes or developments on a timely basis and that all relevant training is provided;
  • Provide MEC Manager with regular updates on common problems encountered and identify possible longer-term solutions/improvements to reduce future problems;
  • Accommodate space set up according to the needs of the particular studies or events, and assist key beneficiaries and other partners in organizing training or other types of events at MEC;
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date database of MEC users;
  • Collect information about prospective users, register these users and prepare MEC electronic cards for them;
  • Assist with routine full-scale inspection of MEC property by the end of each and every academic semester, and consecutive update of MEC inventory records;
  • Maintain relations with interested organizations with regards to organizing different events at MEC (including workshops, short-term training programs, award ceremonies, online conferences, similar);
  • Assist with research of computer based information regarding the use of equipment by MEC registered users twice a year. Analyze this data, and assist with a written report;
  • Represent the MEC with partner universities and other interested parties in the absence of the MEC Manager;
  • In partnership with MEC staff, participate in production of MEC educational/informational materials (video tutorials, print materials) on use of video-audio-photo-computer equipment and software and new technologies;
  • Assist the MEC Manager during the transition of the Center into an independent organization;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  • University degree in journalism, public administration, business administration or relevant field;
  • Journalism or other professional media experience highly preferred;
  • Understanding of the Georgian media landscape;
  • Understanding of the journalism education environment;
  • Strong customer relation and organizational skills;
  • Ability to present himself/herself professionally and positively in all interactions;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually;
  • Ability to prioritize own work and resources to complete projects on time is required.
  • Good knowledge of English and Georgian. Good Russian language skills will be an advantage;
  • High degree of computer literacy;
  • Self-motivated and result oriented;

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Tuesday, 6:00 pm, September 15, 2015. Please include the name of the announced position in a subject line.

 

 

Vacancy Announcement, Senior Media Strengthening Specialist, Content Production, for M-TAG

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

Position:                   MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG),

Senior Media Strengthening Specialist (Content Production)

Term:                         30 months, Full Time

Start Date:               Immediately

Location:                  Tbilisi, Georgia

 About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and fosterpluralistic civil society development.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

 Summary of Position:

The Senior Media Strengthening Specialist (Content Production) is responsible for supporting the M-TAG Chief of Party in meeting program objectives and for oversight of the Program’s capacity building activities to increase quality of media products and compliance to professional standards and ethical principles.

 Description of Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Provide a high level of professional journalism expertise to all M-TAG activities, partnerships and training.
  • Play one of the key roles in Program Beneficiary partner selection process (participate in design of criteria and screening of applicants).
  • Play one of the key roles in the development of Media Sustainability Plans for selected beneficiary partners.
  • Monitor implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by selected beneficiary partners through participation in semi-annual reviews, and suggest corrective measures as needed.
  • Assess training and consulting needs of beneficiary partners in content production and design relevant interventions.
  • Take thelead in implementing beneficiary partner capacity building measures involving content production.
  • Support local trainers (NMI trainers, TV production trainers, radio production trainers) with advice and expertise to deliver training and consulting interventions.
  • Provide some training and consulting to select beneficiary partnersdirectly, remotely and on-site, individually and in group, in content production.
  • Participate in selection of M-TAG content production grant recipients.
  • Mentor recipients of M-TAG content grants.
  • Participate in planning and implementing Gender and Media lecture series.
  • Contribute to M-TAG programmatic reporting as directed by the Chief of Party.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  • Qualifications
  • Extensive experience as a professional journalist. Additional experience in news management at television in the capacity of senior editor or senior producer preferred;
  • Experience in the design and implementation of educational and training programs for journalists;
  • Experience in international media development preferred;
  • Ability to supervise a broad range of media development activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality professional quality news and public affairs content for broadcast media;
  • University degree;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written; Good Russian language skills will be an advantage;
  • High degree of computer literacy;
  • Familiarity with Georgian media landscape;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Self-motivated and result oriented;
  • Team player.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Monday, August 24, 2015. Please indicate name of the vacancy in subject line.

Studying Course – DCFTA

                                                 Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), a USAID supported program by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX),

invites journalists (reporters, correspondents) to participate in the training course on

European Union Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

24 academic hour interactive course will be led by Kakha Gogolashvili, Director of EU studies, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, GFSIS; Lia Todua, Program Coordinator, Centre for Strategy and Development; Ketevan Lapachi, Professor at Black Sea University and Manana Kochladze, Program Director, “Green Alternative”.

7 two-hour sessions for journalists led by Kakha Gogolashvili will cover the following issues:

  • Theory of International Trade and WTO;
  • Free trade and economic integration models;
  • Preparing for the EU-Georgia association agreement (AA) and DCFTA.
  • EU-Georgia association agreement (AA);
  • EU-Georgia DCFTA. Trade in goods: tariffs and rules of origin;
  • DCFTA: establishment and trade services;
  • EU-Georgia DCFTA: technical barriers to trade (TBT).

During the training course, two guest speakers – experts in subjects discussed, will be invited.

Following 2 two-hour sessions will be led by Lia Todua, who will be covering:

  • EU-Georgia DCFTA: Sanitary/phytosanitary (SPS) issues;

Upcoming one two hour-long session led by Ketevan Lapachi will be concerning:

  • Horizontal topics of DCFTA: competition

Final 2 two-hour-long session will be led by Manana Kochladze and will cover:

  • Horizontal topics of DCFTA: sustainable development.

The sessions will be held from May 7, 2015.  The training course will consist from 24 academic hours. The sessions will be held twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am till 12:00pm.  The sessions will be conducted in IREX office at the following address: Marjanishvili Str. 6, Tbilisi.

The training course is open for Tbilisi based journalists, who are interested in receiving in-depth knowledge on DCFTA issues and have some experience in preparing materials on this subject.

The participants will be expected to prepare journalistic works on EU DCFTA related issues.

The training course is organized in the frames of USAID supported M-TAG program implemented by IREX.

The journalists interested in participation in the training course should send their CV and cover letter to the following address: training-georgia@irex.org no later than 6 pm, May 1, 2015.

The cover letter should not exceed one page and should contain information about relevant experience of the applicant (please provide list of materials on EU DCFTA, which you have published and links to them if available). Please explain why you are interested in this training course and how you plan to apply knowledge you will acquire. The number of participants is limited, and applicants will be selected on the basis of provided CVs and cover letters.

Selected applicants will be informed before May 5, 2015.

Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact persons:

Ana Nizharadze

M-TAG Training Manager

Phone: 2 91 26 08 (117)

Eka Pirtskhalava

M-TAG Senior Media Strengthening Specialist

Phone: 2 91 26 08 (103)

M-TAG program is made possible with the generous support of the American people


JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

Position:    MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG)  Senior Media Strengthening Specialist (Content Production)

Term:           35 months, Full Time

Start Date:   Immediately

Location:      Tbilisi, Georgia

 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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

 Summary of Position:

The Senior Media Strengthening Specialist (Content Production) is responsible for supporting the M-TAG Chief of Party in meeting program objectives and for oversight of the Program’s capacity building activities to increase quality of media products and compliance to professional standards and ethical principles.

 Description of Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a high level of professional journalism expertise to all M-TAG activities, partnerships and training.
  • Play one of the key roles in Program Beneficiary partner selection process (participate in design of criteria and screening of applicants).
  • Play one of the key roles in the development of Media Sustainability Plans for selected beneficiary partners.
  • Monitor implementation of Media Sustainability Plans by selected beneficiary partners through participation in semi-annual reviews, and suggest corrective measures as needed.
  • Assess training and consulting needs of beneficiary partners in content production and design relevant interventions.
  • Take the lead in implementing beneficiary partner capacity building measures involving content production.
  • Support local trainers (NMI trainers, TV production trainers, radio production trainers) with advice and expertise to deliver training and consulting interventions.
  • Provide some training and consulting to select beneficiary partners directly, remotely and on-site, individually and in group, in content production.
  • Participate in selection of M-TAG content production grant recipients.
  • Mentor recipients of M-TAG content grants.
  • Participate in planning and implementing Gender and Media lecture series.
  • Contribute to M-TAG programmatic reporting as directed by the Chief of Party.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  • Extensive experience as a professional journalist. Additional experience in news management at television in the capacity of senior editor or senior producer preferred;
  • Experience in the design and implementation of educational and training programs for journalists;
  • Experience in international media development preferred;
  • Ability to supervise a broad range of media development activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality professional quality news and public affairs content for broadcast media;
  • University degree;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written; Good Russian language skills will be an advantage;
  • High degree of computer literacy;
  • Familiarity with Georgian media landscape;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Self-motivated and result oriented;
  • Team player.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Thursday, 6:00 pm, April 30, 2015. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 Position:  Trainer – DCFTA Policy

Ad title: Trainer – DCFTA Policy

Provided by: IREX

Published: Mar 9 / Deadline: Mar 16

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is looking for a free-lance trainer with a background in EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) policy to help with designing and conducting a sequence of six-week interactive training course for journalists on sector reform, as part of IREX’s Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program.

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 $60 million and staff of 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program:

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance. The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Job Description:

IREX is organizing sector-specific training courses for journalists on the reforms facilitated by EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). The duration of the training course will be 24 academic hours. Sessions will be held twice a week in the evenings for six weeks beginning in April 2015. Honoraria will be provided to the trainer.

Sessions should review the following topics:

** Formation of a trade system compatible with the requirements of the EU market

** Review of State program providing credits for agriculture on low interest rates.

Responsibilities:

** Work with M-TAG’s Senior Media Strengthening Specialist to design and manage six-week interactive training courses for journalists on the reforms facilitated by EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA);

** Prepare a Training Plan reflecting topics of the two-hour sessions (12 sessions in total);

** Prepare exams evaluating increase in students’ knowledge on the issues discussed during the course;

** Teach 12 lectures per course;

** Recruit 3 or 4 guest speakers, according to subject-related needs;

** Report on results of the training session and offer suggestions for future trainings.

Qualifications:

** Experience in leading trainings

** Knowledge of EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) policy.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at: resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:00 pm. Please indicate the vacancy title in subject line.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 Position:        Trainer – Health Care Policy

Ad title: Trainer – Health Care Policy

Provided by: IREX

Published: Mar 9 / Deadline: Mar 16

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is looking for a freelance trainer, with background in health care policy or a related discipline, to help with designing and conducting a sequence of six-week interactive training courses for journalists on health care sector reform, as part of IREX’s Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program.

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 $60 million and staff of 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program:

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance. The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Job Description:

IREX is organizing sector-specific training courses for journalists on health care sector reform. The duration of the training course will be 24 academic hours. Sessions will be held twice a week in the evenings for six weeks beginning in March 2015. Honoraria will be provided to the trainer.

Sessions should review the following topics:

** Government priorities in health care sector and the Universal Healthcare Program

** Implications of the healthcare sector from the Association Agreement with EU, modernization of health care sector

** Upcoming legislative changes that will be reflected in the Universal Healthcare Program

** State Program on Hepatitis C.

Responsibilities:

 

** Work with M-TAG’s Senior Media Strengthening Specialist to design and manage six-week interactive training courses for journalists on health care sector reform;

** Prepare a Training Plan reflecting topics of the two-hour sessions (12 sessions in total);

** Prepare exams evaluating increase in students’ knowledge on the issues discussed during the course;

** Teach 12 lectures per course;

** Recruit 3 or 4 guest speakers, according to subject-related needs;

** Report on results of the training session and offer suggestions for future trainings.

Qualifications:

** Experience in leading trainings

** Knowledge of healthcare related topics.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX Georgia at: resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:00 pm. Please indicate the vacancy title in subject line.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITY
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
 Position:         Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG),   Media Content Analysis Coder
  Term:                On contract (can work from home)
  Start Date:                Immediately
  Location:                  Tbilisi, Georgia
 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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.
Summary of Program
The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.
Summary of Position:
Under the supervision of the M&E specialist, the Media Content Analysis Coder is responsible for the systematic review and assessment of selected media stories according to pre-defined criteria of interest. Prior experience and familiarity with content analysis techniques is an advantage. The candidate should have a general understanding of basic professional standards in journalism as well as ability to spot differences in technical quality of media products.
Two coders will be recruited; the level of effort for each coder is 24 weeks per year. Coders will be paid USD 120 gross per week. Coders will go through specialized training to familiarize themselves with the standardized methodology for media products assessment.
 Description of Responsibilities:
  • Read, watch or listen to selected media products.
  • Make an assessment of pre-defined characteristics of media products in compliance with M-TAG methodology.
  • Participate in the review of analysis results and suggest improvements.
  • Other related tasks as needed.
 Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in journalism;
  • Familiarity with social science methodologies and qualitative analysis;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • University degree or student in journalism or a related field;
  • Familiarity with Georgian media landscape will be an advantage;
  • Self-motivated and result oriented;
 Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 6:00 pm. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

JOB OPPORTUNITY, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:  MEDIA for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG),Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Term:                      5 years, Full Time

Start Date:            Immediately

Location:               Tbilisi, Georgia

 

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program

The goal of the Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to independent, reliable, and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance.  The program will work with journalists to improve accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues and support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Summary of Position:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is a Tbilisi-based full time position and reports to the Chief of Party. The M&E Specialist is responsible for undertaking activity-related monitoring and data analysis to exhibit the highest level of project performance, while building the capacity of M-TAG team.  Familiarity with USAID requirements in M&E process and instruments as well as media development work will be an advantage. The task lead may be responsible for managing/overseeing the work of M-TAG team and teams of M-TAG implementing partners and will manage/facilitate data collection, quarterly progress reports and annual reporting information for designated activities as appropriate, and provide quality assurance on all deliverables. The M&E Specialist will also be responsible for generating analysis to inform work plans, as well as the development and maintenance of a Performance Management Plan tailored to the objectives of the project.

Description of Responsibilities:

 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contribute to the implementation of Performance Management Plans (PMP)
  • Act as point of contact for project technical staff on questions related to PMP, indicator definitions, achievements, etc.
  • Track progress against work plan: collect, verify and store data that tracks status or completion;
  • Manage a number of implementing partners to ensure consistent data collection methods and high data quality across a complex development program;
  • Oversee performance reporting to client with both narrative and performance indicator components;
  • Contribute to programmatic reviews (including data analysis to understand performance and quality trends) to assist the Chief of Party and the project senior management team make evidence-based decisions/adjustments to the project as needed;
  • Engage partners and other stakeholders in a participatory manner to ensure learning and continuous improvement;
  • Collect and manage all project-related performance data
  • Analyze and summarize performance monitoring data
  • Maintain the main project indicator database and filing system
  • Provide training on the online reporting system, the project monitoring system, and the project indicators
  • Contribute to M-TAG programmatic reporting as directed by the Chief of Party
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Experience in international media development preferred;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of US-government funded  programs preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); previous experience with statistical software (SPSS, STATA, or similar) preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise technical documents;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • University degree in sociology or a related field;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written;
  • High degree of computer literacy;
  • Familiarity with Georgian media landscape will be an advantage;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Self-motivated and result oriented;
  • Team player.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org no later than Thursday, 6:00 pm, October 16, 2014. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:        Georgian Media Partnership Program (GMPP) Program Assistant (PA)

Duration:        October 2014-June 2016 (with a possibility of extension), Full Time/Paid

Location:        Tbilisi, Georgia

 

 About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. IREX enables local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries. IREX has been working in Georgia for the past 20 years

IREX is implementing GMPP since 2010. Funded by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, GMPP aims to support Georgian media’s professional development by creating and fostering long-term professional relationships between Georgian and U.S. media outlets via professional exchanges and individual consulting.

 

Summary of Position:

The PA is a Tbilisi-based position and reports to the GMPP Senior Program officer (SPO). The PA is responsible for assisting with programmatic, logistical, and M&E aspects of the professional exchanges between Georgian and U.S. broadcasters, including preparation, implementation and follow-up, and other tasks in cooperation with colleagues in the Georgian field office and in Washington, DC.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Represent GMPP both within and outside of IREX; including with the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the US Embassy, Georgian and US media outlets, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders
  • Assist SPO in all aspects of program implementation, including but not limited to outreach, recruitment, training, pre-departure orientations, and obtaining US visas for participants
  • Travel frequently and extensively both throughout Georgia and the US
  • Provide consecutive verbal interpretation during the partnership visits and written translation of texts with broadcast media-specific terminology
  • Establish and maintain positive and close work relations with Georgian and US participants
  • Manage M&E database, help survey participants and collect their feedback
  • Draft success stories and take photos during events
  • Provide inputs for various reports
  • Draft contracts with local service providers
  • Manage local and international logistics and oversee group travel
  • Maintain and update GMPP Facebook page and IREX Georgia website
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other IREX program staff in Tbilisi and in DC
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, media studies, management, or English preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and unwavering adherence to deadlines
  • Sensitivity towards diversity, especially cultural and ethnic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to communicate concisely and clearly both in writing and verbally
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Georgian language skills; ability to communicate in Russian is strongly desired
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced office environment with close attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of the Georgian broadcast media
  • Self-motivation to learn and grow professionally
  • Willingness to perform other duties as needed
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours and – often – on weekends
  • Previous experience with U.S. State Department-funded programs preferred
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel); working knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Editor desired.

 

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV via email at gmpp-georgia@irex.org no later than COB on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

No phone queries accepted. Only candidates invited for an interview will be notified.

Chief of Party

Position:        Chief of Party

Location:        Georgia

Reports To:    Director

Division:         Media, Technology and Civil Society 

 About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

 Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Chief of Party to lead a USAID-funded Civil Society Strengthening Initiative (CSSI).  The program will focus on building the capacity of the civil society sector as an end in itself while also supporting civil society to be a more effective force in advocating for more transparent and accountable governance and more responsive policies. The Chief of Party will provide strategic vision for the program, with responsibility for ensuring all objectives are met, as well as delivering direct technical assistance.

 The position is contingent on funding.

 Georgian citizens are encouraged to apply

 Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction for the implementation of all program components to ensure that objectives and targets are achieved
  • Provide overall program management and as well as direct technical assistance in areas of expertise
  • Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities
  • Interact regularly with civil society groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and serve as principal liaison with USAID
  • Manage and develop staff and maintain close communication with IREX headquarters teams
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline
  • Represent IREX and support its organizational development

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience managing donor-funded and/or other development programs related to civil society, with demonstrated experience leading a team to achieve development results
  • Substantial knowledge of civil society development strategies, as well as the ability to analyze trends in civil society development and determine how those strategies and trends relate to civil society development in Georgia
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills related to program management, including budget and personnel management, motivating and supervising team efforts
  • Solid performance management, including program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and achieving success in complex activities
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining unbiased and professional working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, and other counterparts and clients
  • Excellent speaking, writing, reporting and other communications skills in English
  • Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, international relations or a related field To ApplyGo to http://www.irex.org/careersand click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASEAA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Finance and Grants Manager

Position:        Finance and Grants Manager

Location:        Georgia

Reports To:    Chief of Party

Division:         Media, Technology and Civil Society 

 About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

 Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Finance and Grants Manager for a USAID-funded Civil Society Strengthening Initiative (CSSI).  The program will focus on building the capacity of the civil society sector as an end in itself while also supporting civil society to be a more effective force in advocating for more transparent and accountable governance and more responsive policies.  

 The position is contingent on funding.

 Georgian citizens are encouraged to apply

 Summary of Responsibilities:

  • The Finance and Grants Manager will support the Chief of Party in meeting program objectives and will be responsible for oversight of project finances and grant-making activities
  • Assure that the program meets all IREX, USAID and host country requirements relative to USAID funds accountability and operations within the region
  • Track and analyze all costs incurred under the agreement
  • Maintain financial records for all activities and ensure that appropriate financial record-keeping policies and practices are established and maintained
  • Ensure that all procurement is in compliance with IREX policy and U.S. government regulations
  • Monitor project budgets and provide required reporting
  • Coordinate with IREX Finance team in Georgia and at the home office

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited university, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial management and/or project administration, preferably with USAID programs similar in scope or size
  • Ability to compile and prepare financial and budget data in line with USG rules and regulations
  • Experience analyzing budget trends and monitoring funding levels across multiple accounts
  • Expertise with procedures required for adequate planning, monitoring, and realigning of budgets
  • Experience administering grants under contract
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and cooperating partners in implementing a project in the field
  • Skilled in managing and compiling financial data for reporting and ensuring compliance with all donor requirements
  • Excellent computer skills as they relate to financial management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills
  • Professional proficiency in English and Georgian is required.

 To Apply

 Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Civil Society and Capacity Building Specialist

Position:        Civil Society and Capacity Building Specialist

Location:        Georgia

Reports To:    Chief of Party

Division:         Media, Technology and Civil Society 

 About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

 Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Civil Society and Capacity Building Specialist to provide expertise on a USAID-funded Civil Society Strengthening Initiative (CSSI).  The program will focus on building the capacity of the civil society sector as an end in itself while also supporting civil society to be a more effective force in advocating for more transparent and accountable governance and more responsive policies.  

 The position is contingent on funding.

 Georgian citizens are encouraged to apply

 Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise in civil society sector strengthening for Georgia, including identifying strengths and gaps, and developing and implementing program strategies to build capacity
  • Provide direct technical assistance to Georgian partners and beneficiaries in areas including organizational capacity development, advocacy, outreach, coalition building, conflict resolution, and policy analysis
  • Conduct needs assessments and organizational analyses for civil society organizations and networks
  • Contribute to preparation of annual work plans and other aspects of the program strategy
  • Assist in managing effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; Master’s degree is preferred
  • 4 years of experience in promotion of civil society capacity development, citizen participation and/or related fields
  • Detailed understanding of the civil society sector in Georgia
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and strengthening Georgia’s civil society, including  through international donor-supported programs
  • Proven ability to communicate skills and experience to others effectively as a trainer or advisor
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with civil society groups, opinion leaders, the media, government officials and representatives of the international community at the national and local levels
  • Prior experience in coordinating with national and international organizations is highly desired
  • Professional proficiency in English and Georgian is required.

 To Apply

 Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Civil Society Specialist

Position: Civil Society Specialist

Location: Georgia

Reports To: Chief of Party

Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks a Civil Society Specialist to provide expertise for an anticipated USAID-funded project to build the capacity of the civil society sector in Georgia. The project will focus on broadening citizen engagement in civil society and strengthening the CSO community’s capacity to manage and sustain itself and respond to a changing environment. The Civil Society Specialist will manage components of the program and provide direct technical assistance.

The position is contingent on funding.

Georgian citizens are encouraged to apply

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide expertise in civil society sector strengthening for Georgia, including identifying strengths and gaps and developing and implementing program strategies to build capacity
  • Provide direct technical assistance to Georgian partners and beneficiaries in areas including organizational capacity development, advocacy, outreach, coalition building, conflict resolution, and policy analysis
  • Conduct needs assessments and organizational analyses for civil society organizations and networks
  • Contribute to preparation of annual work plans and other aspects of the program strategy
  • Assist in managing effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; Master’s degree is preferred
  •  5 years of experience in promotion of civil society capacity development, citizen participation and/or related fields
  • Detailed understanding of the civil society sector in Georgia
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and strengthening civil society, including through international donor-supported programs in Georgia
  • Proven ability to communicate skills and experience to others effectively as a trainer or advisor
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with civil society groups, opinion leaders, the media, government officials and representatives of the international community at the national and regional levels
  • Prior experience in coordinating with national and international organizations is highly desired
  • Professional proficiency in English and Georgian is required

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

 

Chief of Party

Position: Chief of Party

Location: Georgia

Reports To: Director

Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded project to build the capacity of the civil society sector in Georgia. The project will focus on broadening citizen engagement in civil society and strengthening the CSO community’s capacity to manage and sustain itself and respond to a changing environment. The Chief of Party will provide strategic vision for the program, with responsibility for ensuring all objectives are met, as well as delivering direct technical assistance.

The position is contingent on funding.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide leadership, vision and direction for the implementation of all program components to ensure that  objectives and targets are achieved

Provide overall program management and as well as direct technical assistance in areas of expertise

Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities

Interact regularly with civil society groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders

Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and serve as principal liaison with USAID

Manage and develop staff and maintain close communication with IREX headquarters teams

Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline

Represent IREX and support its organizational development

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Master’s degree in international development, public administration, management, political science, and/or another relevant field is preferred

7-10 years of experience in promotion of civil society capacity development, civic engagement, citizen participation and/or related fields

7-10 years of experience in leading professional and administrative staff for USAID or other donor-funded program

Expertise in designing, managing and conducting long-term civil society development programs and in delivering technical assistance and capacity building as a trainer or advisor

Previous civil-society-foused experience in Georgia or the Caucasus is strongly preferred

Demonstrated success in maintaining excellent collaborations with donor representatives and partner civil society organizations, and ability to establish productive relationships with government officials, opinion leaders and media at national and local levels

Demonstrated ability to facilitate dialogue and work constructively with a diverse range of actors and to accommodate divergent interests and agendas

Excellent communications skills, including ability to make public presentations and write and speak authoritatively

Fluency in English is required; fluency in Georgian an asset

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Vacancy Announcement Grants Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:                     Grants Coordinator

Start Date:                   Immediately

Location:                     Tbilisi, Georgia

 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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Program

Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability Program (G-MEDIA), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to a range of  news and information sources by developing a more politically balanced, editorially independent, professional and viable media sector that reaches audiences across Georgia through diverse delivery channels. The program seeks to raise the quality and diversity of media content and broaden delivery channels; improve professionalism, including through university journalism education; depoliticize the regulatory environment and strengthen journalists’ capacity to address infringements to their rights and breaches of professional ethics; and improve the viability of media outlets. The G-MEDIA program is funded until October, 2014.

 Summary of Position:

The G-MEDIA Grants Coordinator is a Tbilisi-based position, with travel to Georgia’s regions and reports to the IREX/G-Media Grants Manager. Grants Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Grants Manager with overall administration of projects funded by G-MEDIA. Grants Coordinator will ensure grantee compliance with contractual obligations through provision of on-going technical support and examination of their performance.

 Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  1. Prepare memos to request grant approval;
  2. Follow grants implementation cycle from the beginning to the end;
  3. Maintain regular communication with grantees;
  4. Accurately file and retrieve all grant related documentation including applications, grant contracts and amendments, proof of communication, progress reports, and receipts to support expenditures, tangible deliverables such as newspaper articled, films and other;
  5. Produce monitoring reports;
  6. Monitor implementation of grants through review of grantee progress reports, evaluation of deliverables and site-visits;
  7. Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  1. Masters degree, preferably from a Western University;
  2. Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written;
  3. Computer proficiency in MS Office;
  4. Minimum three years of working experience, preferably in grant making organization;
  5. Ability to read and interpret regulations and procedures and clearly communicate them to others;
  6. Ability to analyze data and information;
  7. Ability to collect and input data in into computerized databases and spreadsheets;
  8. Self-motivated and result oriented;
  9. Team player;
  10. Ability to deal with conflicts and confrontations in a constructive manner;
  11. Ability to stay calm in stressful situations;
  12. Strong negotiation and problem solving skills.
  1. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org  no later than Wednesday, 6:00 pm, January 22, 2014. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

Grants Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 Position:                     Grants Coordinator

Start Date:                   Immediately

Location:                     Tbilisi, Georgia

 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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 Summary of Program

Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability Program (G-MEDIA), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to a range of  news and information sources by developing a more politically balanced, editorially independent, professional and viable media sector that reaches audiences across Georgia through diverse delivery channels. The program seeks to raise the quality and diversity of media content and broaden delivery channels; improve professionalism, including through university journalism education; depoliticize the regulatory environment and strengthen journalists’ capacity to address infringements to their rights and breaches of professional ethics; and improve the viability of media outlets. The G-MEDIA program is funded until October, 2014.

 Summary of Position:

The G-MEDIA Grants Coordinator is a Tbilisi-based position, with travel to Georgia’s regions and reports to the IREX/G-Media Grants Manager. Grants Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Grants Manager with overall administration of projects funded by G-MEDIA. Grants Coordinator will ensure grantee compliance with contractual obligations through provision of on-going technical support and examination of their performance.

 Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  1. Prepare memos to request grant approval;
  2. Follow grants implementation cycle from the beginning to the end;
  3. Maintain regular communication with grantees;
  4. Accurately file and retrieve all grant related documentation including applications, grant contracts and amendments, proof of communication, progress reports, and receipts to support expenditures, tangible deliverables such as newspaper articled, films and other;
  5. Produce monitoring reports;
  6. Monitor implementation of grants through review of grantee progress reports, evaluation of deliverables and site-visits;
  7. Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  1. Masters degree, preferably from a Western University;
  2. Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written;
  3. Computer proficiency in MS Office;
  4. Minimum three years of working experience, preferably in grant making organization;
  5. Ability to read and interpret regulations and procedures and clearly communicate them to others;
  6. Ability to analyze data and information;
  7. Ability to collect and input data in into computerized databases and spreadsheets;
  8. Self-motivated and result oriented;
  9. Team player;
  10. Ability to deal with conflicts and confrontations in a constructive manner;
  11. Ability to stay calm in stressful situations;
  12. Strong negotiation and problem solving skills.
  1. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org  no later than Monday, 6:00 pm, December 16, 2013. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.

Senior Journalism Adviser

JOB OPPORTUNITY

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

 

Position:                     Senior Journalism Adviser

Start Date:                   Immediately

Location:                     Tbilisi, Georgia

 

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 $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

 

Summary of Program

Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability Program (G-MEDIA), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to a range of  news and information sources by developing a more politically balanced, editorially independent, professional and viable media sector that reaches audiences across Georgia through diverse delivery channels. The program seeks to raise the quality and diversity of media content and broaden delivery channels; improve professionalism, including through university journalism education; depoliticize the regulatory environment and strengthen journalists’ capacity to address infringements to their rights and breaches of professional ethics; and improve the viability of media outlets.  The G-MEDIA program is funded until October, 2014.

 

Summary of Position

The Senior Journalism Adviser is a Tbilisi-based full time position and reports to the Chief of Party.  He/She provides a high level of professional journalism expertise to all IREX G-MEDIA activities, partnerships and training.

 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Description of Responsibilities

  1. Work with media outlets to improve the quality and quantity of  professional, independent news and public affairs reporting.
  2. Work with G-MEDIA subgrantees (media organizations) in order to encourage the production and publication of content which meets high journalistic standards.
  3. Conduct on-going monitoring and evaluation of Georgian media in order to identify deficiencies in professional journalism practices and ethics.
  4. Identify opportunities for G-MEDIA assistance, in the form of training, mentoring and other professional development activities in order to build the skills of journalists and media outlets.
  5. Advise G-MEDIA staff and partners on issues related to the status of professional journalism in Georgia, the editorial performance of Georgian media businesses, and the value and effectiveness of program activities.
  6. Supervise G-MEDIA training staff and consultants in order to provide assistance which addresses deficiencies in media outlets and the performance of journalists and editors.
  7. Oversee the evaluation of training provided to subgrantees and journalists by consultants and trainers.
  8. Mentor media outlets on new programming and ethical journalism practices.
  9. Participate in program planning and development of media assistance strategies.
  10. Contribute to G-MEDIA programmatic reporting as directed by the Chief of Party.

 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience as a professional journalist.  Additional experience in news management (editor, senior producer preferred)
  • Experience in the design and implementation of journalist education and training
  • Experience in election-related reporting is preferred
  • Experience in international media development preferred
  • Ability to supervise a broad range of media development activities, including education at both university and practicing professional levels
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality (print or broadcast) professional quality news and public affairs content
  • University degree
  • Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Familiarity with Georgian media landscape
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and result oriented
  • Team player.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org  no later than Friday, 6:00 pm, November 22, 2013. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line.