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Program Officer, Listening Post Collective

About Internews

Internews is an international media support nonprofit working in 100+ countries. For 40 years, we have helped partners reach millions of people with trustworthy information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Officer to manage aspects of Listening Post Collective's (LPC's) business development, active LPC grants, and strategic partnerships. Under the supervision of the Director for US Programs, this position performs high-level tasks including grant oversight and report writing, proposal development and writing, and cultivation and organization of strategic partnerships. This role will be a lead writer for LPC concept notes and proposals, working closely with the Director for US Programs, LPC program staff, and the Internews Private Development team. They will also create and manage systems to oversee grants associated with LPC programming, including tracking deliverables, writing reports, and engaging a second Program Officer, Program Associate, and business management staff as needed. Lastly, this role will be responsible for managing and cultivating organizational and programmatic partnerships that are in strategic alignment with our mission. LOGISTICS Internews has US offices in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC which support a hybrid workforce with staff working remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote. This is a remote-based role, and candidates based anywhere in the United States will be considered. This is a limited-term position, with an expected end date in December 2025. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.


Required • University degree OR equivalent lived/professional experience. • Minimum five years' relevant prior work experience. • Up to five years' experience in journalism, community organizing, civic media, or NGO sectors. • Native-level proficiency in English (written and spoken). • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. • Excellent writing skills and proven text-editing proficiency. • Strong analytical skills: ability to define, communicate, and resolve complex problems. • Strong interpersonal skills: diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate. • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to effectively manage a dynamic workload and shifting priorities. • Proven ability to operate in a multicultural and remote work environment. • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member. • Flexibility to work outside traditional office hours as required. Preferred Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply. • Strong understanding of proposal development and non-profit grant oversight. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with partners from diverse backgrounds and communities. • Proven experience in report and proposal writing. • Experience with Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning. • Experience with graphic design software.

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