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Grants Coordinator - International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

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International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

Position:                     Grants Coordinator

Start Date:                   Immediately

Location:                     Tbilisi, Georgia

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Program

Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability Program (G-MEDIA), funded by USAID, is to improve the public’s access to a range of  news and information sources by developing a more politically balanced, editorially independent, professional and viable media sector that reaches audiences across Georgia through diverse delivery channels. The program seeks to raise the quality and diversity of media content and broaden delivery channels; improve professionalism, including through university journalism education; depoliticize the regulatory environment and strengthen journalists’ capacity to address infringements to their rights and breaches of professional ethics; and improve the viability of media outlets. The G-MEDIA program is funded until October, 2014.

Summary of Position:

The G-MEDIA Grants Coordinator is a Tbilisi-based position, with travel to Georgia’s regions and reports to the IREX/G-Media Grants Manager. Grants Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Grants Manager with overall administration of projects funded by G-MEDIA. Grants Coordinator will ensure grantee compliance with contractual obligations through provision of on-going technical support and examination of their performance.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Prepare memos to request grant approval;

2. Follow grants implementation cycle from the beginning to the end;

3. Maintain regular communication with grantees; 

4. Accurately file and retrieve all grant related documentation including applications, grant contracts and amendments, proof of communication, progress reports, and receipts to support expenditures, tangible deliverables such as newspaper articled, films and other;

5. Produce monitoring reports;

6. Monitor implementation of grants through review of grantee progress reports, evaluation of deliverables and site-visits;

7. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

1. Masters degree, preferably from a Western University;

2. Fluency in Georgian and English languages, both spoken and written;

3. Computer proficiency in MS Office;

4. Minimum three years of working experience, preferably in grant making organization;

5. Ability to read and interpret regulations and procedures and clearly communicate them to others;

6. Ability to analyze data and information;

7. Ability to collect and input data in into computerized databases and spreadsheets;

8. Self-motivated and result oriented;

9. Team player;

10. Ability to deal with conflicts and confrontations in a constructive manner;

11. Ability to stay calm in stressful situations;

12. Strong negotiation and problem solving skills.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to IREX/Georgia at resumes-georgia@irex.org  no later than Wednesday, 6:00 pm, January 22, 2014. Please indicate name of vacancy in a subject line. 

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