Project Officer

Contract start and end dates: ASAP to July 30, 2023

Hours: Part Time (approximately 140 hours per month - negotiable)

The Project Officer will work on current grants to provide reporting, evaluation, and administrative support to lead program personnel. More specifically, the Project Officer will be responsible for preparing internal and external project reports, analyzing project outcomes, donor communications, and administrative duties as needed.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Reporting and Evaluation
The Project Officer will liaise between the implementation team and IWPR, to not only report periodically on the project’s outcomes, but also to analyze the project’s mid- to long-term impacts. Under the direction of senior staff, the individual is responsible for presenting accurate and compelling reports to the donor, and also to articulate project strengths and weaknesses for internal planning purposes.

Proposal Development
The Project Officer plays a supportive role to staff and consultants during the development of future project proposals. The individual assists the staff in translating in-country needs and restrictions into future programs by producing initial logic models, preliminary drafts of concept notes, and implementation timelines.

Knowledge Management
The Project Officer is responsible for building and maintaining project databases with meeting notes, quarterly and final reporting, tracking of programmatic decision-making, and general correspondences. The individual has to capture institutional knowledge and lessons learned within the database.

Office Administration
The individual is responsible for some administrative tasks such as organizing meetings, annual events, donor meetings, preparing contracts, and financial invoices. Other administrative duties may be required as needed.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree (preferred) in political science, international relations, sociology, management, history, or any other related fields
  • 3-4 years of related work experience in the non-profit and/or international development sector is essential
  • Experience proposal writing and reporting
  • Excellent writing and editing skills are required
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Background knowledge of international relations, development, or non-profit management
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Documents, Word, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and Mac OS


  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Capable of completing assignments with little direction
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment
Washington DC or remote

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

Washington DC or remote
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