Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Officer

IREX - International Research and Exchanges Board

Washington, DC, United States

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer to provide senior-level program management and technical support to the Iraq Higher Education programs.


  • Support Senior Technical Advisor in all aspects of program implementation to ensure quality and impact of programming;
  • Manage relationships and outreach with partner institutions, including academic, corporate, non-profit, and consultants;
  • Supervise program staff;
  • Provide technical input on higher education and/or inclusive education, peace building initiatives;
  • Oversee program expenditures and develop and monitor program budgets;
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation product design and development.


  • At least 5-7 years professional background and technical expertise in higher education development, and/or post conflict education;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing higher education reform, adult learning modules, curriculum development or support for post conflict education;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Experience working with local counterparts on capacity building and knowledge transfer activities that integrate social and gender concerns;
  • Ability to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including education sector, private sector, government, and local organizations;
  • Working knowledge of cultural, political, historical issues in Iraq;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Arabic preferred;
  • This position includes travel to Iraq.

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