Colombia: Project Officer, Rooted in Trust

Colombia: Project Oficer, Rooted in Trust

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

The Project Officer (PO) provides support to the Project Manager to ensure systems and processes are put into place to support the smooth implementation of activities. This is a wide-reaching support role that will provide support to all aspects of the project including support to research activities, project reporting and leading Monitoring and Evaluation activities for the team.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

- Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Action, Sociology, Media and Communications or a related field
- Five years of relevant professional experience
- Minimum two years of experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation role
- Excellent organizational, information and project management skills
- Strong writing skills and experience contributing to donor reporting under tight deadlines
- Basic graphic design skills
- Team building skills and the ability to support a diverse staff in a challenging and highly fluid environment - experience with remote management highly prioritized
- Proven experience creating risk communication materials for at-risk communities
- Experience working in humanitarian contexts and/or working in challenging environments, with a strong understanding of how to work with local authorities, international agencies like the UN, international NGOs, and local organizations and community representatives
- A self-starter and proactive problem solver who enjoys communication and collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
- Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good-humored and flexible
- Awareness of, and familiarity with, the issues and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia and/or other health crises in humanitarian contexts in Colombia a strong asset, but not required

Application instructions

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

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