Short Term Technical Assistance, Remote

Under the project titled Women’s Empowerment for Peacebuilding in Syria – II (WEPSII) which is funded by the Department of State, IWPR is seeking a technical expert to provide support in the mechanism of the small grants’ component.

The Role:

We are seeking a Short-Term Technical Assistance consultant in small grants to provide mentorship and follow up on 20 small grants to support grassroots initiatives related to the women, youth, and marginalized groups programe - Empowerment for Peacebuilding in Syria. The program’s goal is to increase the participation of Syrian women, youth, and marginalized groups in public and political life as positive change agents and promoters of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society that respects the rights of all people in order to build a sustainable foundation for post-conflict peacebuilding, coexistence, and democratic governance in Syria.

Duration: 6 months

You will:

  • Support the management of the full cycle of the small grants and contracts, including solicitation, review, execution, implementation, monitoring, communication with grantees and closeout
  • Have responsibility for the day to day monitoring of grant and contract distribution and activities under the project
  • Develop the small grant concepts and contract in coordination with the program team and grantee
  • Assist in the development of small grants documents such as RFAs, grant and agreements, and evaluation and selection process
  • Maintain documentation and reporting in accordance with USG and IWPR rules and regulations and save them on IWPR online filing system
  • When applicable conduct pre-award reviews of possible grantee organizations, in addition to periodic monitoring reviews during implementation and at close-out
  • Coordinate with grantees, IWPR Social Media, and Advocacy Specialist the advocacy the online advocacy strategy through grantees portals and IWPR portals
  • Work directly with the Senior Program Coordinator and Program Associate.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in journalism, public relation, business administration, international affairs, or similar related field
  • At least three (3) years of progressive experience in developing and monitoring of small grants and advocacy campaigns
  • Working experience in development or humanitarian environment is desirable
  • Excellent online campaigning skills, including the ability to develop and deliver online content relevant IWPR’s campaign objectives
  • A strong grasp of metrics and reporting tools and an ability to analyse this data to provide meaningful insights
  • Effective networking skills
  • Proven familiarity with Syrian context and an excellent understanding of the conflict issues and community security
  • Good communication skills and high flexibility
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.
Middle East & North Africa, Remote
Until filled

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.

Middle East & North Africa, Remote
Until filled
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