The Chief of Party (COP) will lead the Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) project. IREX, with support from USAID, is implementing MEND to improve citizen access to balanced and reliable news and information and to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to strengthen media freedom and democratic governance. The COP will have overall responsibility for meeting program objectives and will provide technical expertise in media sector strengthening and management and administrative oversight for the program and will supervise and mentor assigned staff for program implementation and fosters their professional development. The Chief of Party may be requested to make contributions to IREX new business initiatives. The COP will also have frequent and direct communications with USAID as well as with other partners and stakeholders. Travel within the country of assignment may be frequent; some international travel may also be necessary.