Barbados or Dominica: Program Officer - LAC

Internews

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

Under the supervision of the LAC Project Manager, the Program Officer performs high level tasks and will directly manage the day-to-day implementation of an Internews project in the Eastern Caribbean. This role will manage one multi-country program and related subgrants to local, regional and international organizations: tracking deliverables, leading reporting, working closely with the Caribbean program team, and engaging business management staff as needed.

NOTE: Internews is seeking candidates who have permanent work authorization in either Barbados or Dominica.

To read more about essential duties and responsibilities, please see: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1224

Qualifications

Proven programmatic experience in a relevant non-profit;
Relevant university degree OR equivalent professional experience;
Extensive grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency;
Professional experience working in the Caribbean, specifically in Barbados and/or Dominica;
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate;
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively;
Proven analytical and problem-solving ability;
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments;
Proficient in MS Office.

PREFERRED
Experience with diverse information environments and technologies that support access to information, and experience with privacy, censorship circumvention and anonymity tools (such as Signal, VPNs and Tor);
Experience implementing internationally funded programs with significant reporting, evaluation, and compliance components;
Previous work experience with humanitarian or health programs and projects.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and application to: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1224

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