Program Assistant, Information and Media Practice Jobs at IREX in Colombo, Western Province

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IREX company opens jobs for Program Assistant, Information and Media Practice positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Project Management skills with Associate experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around රු. 13,000 - රු. 50,000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

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Job Information

Position:Program Assistant, Information and Media Practice
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Project Management
Seniority Level:Associate
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Non-profit Organizations

Job Description

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and more than 600 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

IREX seeks a Program Assistant that will support the management of a program(s) in the field; supports the development of project work products, to include but not limited to, program timelines, budgets, reports, and other products/documents as Identified.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Project Director, the Program Assistant will coordinate with designated media outlets, partner organizations, service providers, consultants and individuals to assist in the smooth implementation of program activities.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ years relevant experience working in a similar capacity.
  • Knowledge of USAID donor requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of media or media development, program management, logistics and coordination.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of partner organizations including digital media, local CSOs and private service providers.
  • Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English is required. Additional proficiency in Sinhala and Tamil is strongly preferred.
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with the ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible.
  • Professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, strong presentation and oral communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work in a multicultural environment, work remotely and travel outside Colombo.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must demonstrate valid proof of unrestricted work authorization in Sri Lanka.

Your Daily Tasks

  • Provide direct coordination with selected media outlets and partners to manage technical assistance, training, and other support.
  • Support the relevant program staff in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables.
  • Coordinate the activities that are directly implemented by IREX in support of the program objectives.
  • Facilitate communication between technical experts, designated media organizations and program partners.
  • Provide guidance on training plans and activities.
  • Provide occasional translation of documents, virtual sessions, and social media posts to and from English and local languages as requested.
  • Maintain a database of IREX’s partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the country.
  • Gather market intelligence as directed by the Project/Deputy Project Director.
  • Maintain complete records and a database of activities including meetings, consultations, trainings, and information required for monitoring and evaluation reporting.
  • Review beneficiary reports, deliverables, and documentation for compliance with programmatic requirements, with guidance from the program staff.
  • Support the program staff with procurement and grant awarding.
  • Support the program staff in budgeting exercises.
  • Work with the program staff to ensure program objectives are met.
  • Other support duties as needed.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Telework. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time Sri Lanka-based staff who works from a worksite outside the Sri Lanka office for one or more days a week.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.


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  • Get bonus if overtime

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Company Information


IREX is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to create positive social change. With a mission to advance education, strengthen independent media, foster transparent governance, and promote peacebuilding, IREX has been working on impactful programs and initiatives for over 50 years.

Through its various programs, IREX strives to improve education systems around the world. It works closely with local partners to enhance teaching methods, develop innovative curricula, and provide training for educators. By equipping schools and learning centers with necessary resources, IREX aims to ensure that all individuals have access to quality education, regardless of their background or location.

IREX also recognizes the power of independent media in promoting democratic values and supporting informed decision-making. It supports local media organizations, journalists, and media professionals, enabling them to produce accurate, unbiased, and high-quality news content. By strengthening independent media ecosystems, IREX contributes to creating open and democratic societies.

Transparency and accountability are vital for good governance. With this in mind, IREX works with governments and civil society organizations to promote responsible leadership, transparent public administrations, and citizen engagement. By fostering dialogue and providing technical assistance, IREX helps develop effective governance strategies that benefit both public institutions and the citizens they serve.

IREX understands that sustainable peace can only be achieved through inclusive and collaborative efforts. It implements peacebuilding programs that aim to prevent conflicts, resolve existing conflicts, and promote reconciliation and societal healing. By bringing together key stakeholders, IREX facilitates dialogue, builds trust, and supports local initiatives for lasting peace.

With its extensive network of partners, experts, and supporters, IREX continues to develop innovative solutions to complex social challenges. By empowering individuals and communities, IREX envisions a world where everyone can participate fully in society, exercise their rights, and contribute to a better future.

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