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Serbia: Project Director

About Internews

Internews is a media support nonprofit working in 100+ countries. We train journalists, tackle disinformation, and help media outlets become financially sustainable - so that everyone has trustworthy information to make informed decisions and hold power to account.

Duties

Come join a team of dynamic colleagues and partners who are passionate about promoting digital rights and Internet freedom in Serbia! Internews is seeking a Project Director to support a 4-year, USAID-funded project focused on advancing digital democracy in Serbia. The Project Director will lead all aspects of program implementation, including overseeing the budget, project timelines, and deliverables. In addition to ensuring overall compliance with Internews' policies and funder requirements, the Project Director will also supervise project staff and maintain strong relationships with local partners and the USAID Mission. The Project Director will report to the Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia with thematic supervision from the leadership of the Global Internet & Technology Initiatives team. This is a remote position, based in Serbia. Candidates must be based in Serbia and have work authorization in Serbia that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of funding and donor approval; this position has an anticipated start date in August / September 2024. This is a limited-duration position with an expected end date in September 2028. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon. To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

Required • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience, including 5 years' experience in successfully managing projects funded by major international donors in relevant thematic areas (advocacy, civil society, human rights, media development, internet freedom, digital rights, etc.). • At least two years of experience in senior management roles. • University degree OR equivalent lived/professional experience. • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and working proficiency in Serbian (written and spoken). • Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills. • Proven ability to build consensus among various (and sometimes competing) stakeholders. • Knowledge of local civil society ecosystem, including stakeholders and other relevant actors. • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments. • Optimism, a sense of humor, and excitement about supporting and elevating the voices of people across the globe to effect positive change. • Proficiency in MS Office. Preferred Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply. • Previous experience leading donor-funded projects. • Firsthand knowledge in the fields of Internet freedom and digital rights, and/or experience managing programs focused on support in these areas.

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To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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