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Location: Washington, DC
Last Date: July 3, 2011
Title: Development Officer
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Director of Development
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 $60 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
The Development Officer assists all IREX Divisions to identify, design and secure new programmatic and funding opportunities and assists in implementing the organizations overall development strategies.
Principle responsibilities include:
Analysis of potential funding opportunities and trends
Researching and analyzing available new business opportunities
Creation and coordination of funding proposal team activities, including maintaining internal production deadlines, coordinating with program staff and partners, and trouble-shooting.
Designing program approaches and interventions relevant to proposal needs
Conducting field assessments
Writing proposals and concept papers; preparing budgets
Identifying, hiring and liaising with consultants
Supervising one or more development staff members
Bachelor's degree, advance degree in relevant field preferred
Minimum three years progressively more responsible professional experience; more preferred
Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities
Experience with USAID, State Department and other USG funding agencies; experience with non-governmental funders preferred
Demonstrated pro-active approach with ability to address challenges creatively while maintaining attention to detail
Excellent writing and editing skills
Grant proposal writing experience required and program management experience preferred
Demonstrated budgeting skills
International experience required
Ability to lead and collaborate in a team environment, including under deadline pressure and in cross-cultural contexts
Please apply online at our Job Board. If for some reason you cannot apply online, send your resume and cover letter via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (202) 628-8189. Include Development Officer in the subject line.
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