14JAN- Development Officer- IREX- Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

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.


Washington, DC

Job Description

IREX seeks a Development Officer in its Education Programs Division. The Development Officer will manage, contribute to, and support business development efforts.  This position reports to the Senior Development Officer.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze new business opportunities including solicitations, forecasts, and market intelligence to provide intel on future opportunities, inform decisions about bidding on potential new projects, and prepare technically sound proposal designs;    
  • Develop partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations. Maintain effective relations and coordination with partners;
  • Coordinate proposal development and preparation with program staff and partners;
  • Contribute to all aspects of proposal development, including: development of M&E plans; research; technical design; technical narrative writing; partnering strategy; recruitment; budget development, and submission;
  • Conduct and/or support international field assessment missions;
  • Identify, hire and liaise with consultants on specific new business projects;
  • Accurately track and monitor relevant data and documents; recommend improvements to data/document management processes and practices;
  • Manage and/or coordinate processes and consultants for the Education Programs Division related to monitoring and evaluation and communications;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Candidates need a minimum of five years of progressive experience in the following areas:

  • Designing, managing, and/or back-stopping donor-funded programs in education or youth development. Note that prior experience with USAID is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated business development experience including many of the following activities: experience assembling teams, designing new programs, writing program proposals, conducting field-based assessments to prepare for new programs, reviewing and interviewing candidates
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of international education and/or youth programming, including youth and workforce development, student leadership, professional leadership, school and teacher development, and higher education reform;
  • Demonstrated program management expertise; familiarity with USG regulations and compliance issues;
  • Exceptional writing and editing ability, including acute attention to detail and ability to tailor writing to intended audience;
  • Superior oral presentation skills, evidenced by professional experience and success;
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Proven cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Experience with sub-granting to local partners preferred;
  • International work or study experience in a developing country a plus;
  • Working proficiency in one of more foreign languages a plus.

How to apply

Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. Apply online here

Deadline: Until filled.