Senior Security Advisors, Asia & the Middle East

Proposals (Contingent on Funding) Washington, District Of Columbia


ABOUT IREX          
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $90 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.

IREX seeks qualified Senior Security Advisors for upcoming USAID-funded program in Asia or the Middle East.

This position is contingent on funding.


  • Support the program staff in providing strategic security assessment and implementation of a program in a closed space
  • Provide security leadership to the program
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the Project Director in his/her absence
  • Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity and security audit development to local organizations
  • Ensure program activities are implemented on schedule and within budget
  • Supervise, manage, and mentor program staff including security managers and work in close coordination with IREX’s home office
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • At least five (5) years of progressive international security experience working in media and civil society sector strengthening and reform, journalism, civic engagement, or related fields
  • Familiarity with the key government stakeholders, relevant private sector actors and civil society organizations working on media issues, and an understanding of the dynamics and relationships among them
  • Significant experience in managing security assessments and implementation of security minded programming
  • Required: Substantial experience in implementing complex media and CSO development programs in closed spaces
  • Similar experience with other USAID-funded programs is an asset; knowledge of USAID regulations and procedures preferred
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of working effectively with other programs, media and civil society, high-level host country host government counterparts, and other international partners
  • Must possess the technical security, managerial and communication skills to assume all related responsibilities of the PD position on a full-time basis if needed
  • Strong representational and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • English language fluency is required, including the ability to provide written reporting in English
  • Foreign language skills are a plus.

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