The Institute For War & Peace Reporting ( IWPR ) is looking for [a Project Manager]

Project Manager

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Founded in 1991 and operating currently in three dozen countries around the world, IWPR is an award-winning international media and human rights development network, with charitable status in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.


Oversee an EU-funded project to support Libyan media to develop high-quality media content related to democracy, good governance, civil society and human rights, the role of women in society, youth engagement, and other topics essential to the country’s political transition and constitutional process. 


  • Manage all aspects of the project. Design mechanisms for the implementation of all activities to be delivered under the grant. Work with international and Libyan partners to execute their project plans. Identify benchmarks for progress and meeting these goals Identify problem areas and devise solutions. Manage the project budget, ensuring all spending against activities and deliverables. Ensure project financial compliance, including procurement, contracting, and payment procedures are completed. Complete donor and IWPR financial and project reports.
  • Manage the monitoring of project deliverables and outputs to ensure compliance with grant obligations. Edit and contribute to project reporting and M&E development. Gather information and prepare reports for project M&E.
  • Assist in hiring, training, guiding, and advising staff. Ensure adherence to all IWPR and donor policies and procedures and all local labor laws.
  • Represent IWPR at meetings, workshops, and other events related to the project or as assigned by managers. Coordinate activities with government officials, other implementers, stakeholders, and institutions as assigned.
  • Compile materials for the monthly newsletters and company website when required.
  • Ensure a work environment that is non-discriminatory and promotes open dialogue on gender-related and culturally sensitive issues.


  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects and activities including project budgets and financial reports, especially in an EU grants context.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East/North Africa context, especially Libya.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment. Proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from different backgrounds and cultures in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.
  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience in the design and facilitation of short- and long-term training programs.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic in a plus.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time, including to Libya (security permitting)
  • Able to work legally in Tunisia


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum seven years of international development project management experience in the Middle East/North Africa region, preferably with Libya or in a similar environment and with an EU grant mechanism.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

All submissions must be in English.