Project Coordinator

This year, IWPR has started the implementation of a one-year project, within which the IWPR Central Asia Office, through a series of intensive theoretical and practical programs, plans to continue work on the formation of a new pool of content creators able to create content related to business, media, culture, technology, or social issues.


Building an active, engaged community among Go Viral members, facilitating increased networking and collaboration of professionals across Central Asia (CA) and internationally, increasing the ability of Go Viral members to produce constructive, "viral”” content related to business, media, culture, technology, or social issues by engaging with leading social media influencers and Social Media Marketing (SMM) experts who can function as core network members, consultants, and/or trainers; uniting Go Viral Network members, both virtually and in-person when possible, through dynamic regional and country-specific Festivals featuring leading innovators from Central Asia, the United States, and Eastern Europe; ensuring appropriate and effective communications with partner organizations, beneficiaries and IWPR CA staff and donor organization.

We are seeking a CA Project Coordinator to manage implementing a 1-year long project (with possible 1-year extension) aimed at building an active and engaged community able to create content related to business, media, culture, technology, or social issues. The CA Project coordinator will be responsible for project implementation in 3 CA countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan).



  • Ensure that the project is well managed, appropriate and delivers effective and relevant interventions within the target countries.
  • Ensure that the current grant delivers within the project timeline, whilst maintaining overall quality of the work and against contracts within budget.
  • Ensure that relevant IWPR and donor organization’s procedures and policies are in place and oversee their implementation.
  • Work with partner organizations in and out of the region, IWPR staff to coordinate cross-border activities, meetings and training.
  • Work with other IWPR staff to maintain and improve the quality of all training, editorial and other project outputs.
  • Ensure timely and accurate project monitoring and evaluation activities according to project monitoring and evaluation plan. 
  • Oversee project expenditure and ensure it is in line with the budget and with IWPR and donor requirements, in conjunction with IWPR finance staff in Central Asia and London.
  • Produce scheduled narrative and financial reports for IWPR and the donor in line with their requirements. 


  • Establish effective partnership with partner organizations, think tanks, business, experts and media in Central Asian; inviting them to participate in project activities.
  • Facilitate dialogue between key national and regional actors, particularly civil society leaders and social media influencers in four key sectors: business, media, culture and technology.


  • High education in social science or other relevant fields.


  • At least 3-year experience of work in international projects, preferably in media development or a similar sector.
  • Media development project’s management experience is an asset.
  • Financial management.
  • Ability to implement systems and procedures.
  • Working on multiple priorities to very tight deadline.


  • Strong command of written and oral English and Russian.
  • Fluency in Kazakh or other CA countries language is desirable


  • Ability to travel within the region.


  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • M&E technical skills.   
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • People-management skills.
  • Ability to analyse and distil financial and narrative information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts with representatives of government, think tanks, experts, CSOs and media outlets.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Until filled

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Until filled
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