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Development Officer

Location: Washington, DC
Last Date: July 3, 2011

Development Officer
Title: Development Officer
Division: Development
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.


The Development Officer assists all IREX Divisions to identify, design and secure new programmatic and funding opportunities and assists in implementing the organization’s 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  or fax to (202) 628-8189. Include Development Officer in the subject line.
• No phone calls


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