Democratic Republic of Congo: Project Manager, Rooted in Trust

Internews

About the organization

Internews is a nonprofit that supports independent media in 100 countries — from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to filmmakers and technologists. Internews trains journalists and digital rights activists, tackles disinformation, and offers business expertise to help media outlets thrive financially. For nearly 40 years, it has helped partners reach millions of people with trustworthy information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

The Project Manager - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will lead a team of data analysts, community engagement experts, journalism mentors and researchers in DRC to implement rumor management activities. Providing strategic oversight to the country team, the Project Manager will support staff to ensure activities are delivered on time and according to budget requirements, liaise and promote the project with senior stakeholders, and actively look for opportunities to expand and improve activities. This position will be closely supported by the Global Technical Advisory team and will liaise closely with Project Managers in other project countries to share resources and experience.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

- Experience managing diverse teams and a talent for creating a welcoming and productive work environment
- Proven knowledge of Eastern DRC humanitarian, social and media context
- Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, teamwork, facilitation and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and other relevant actors when required
- Demonstrated experience in partner and relationship management
- Experience managing budgets, including producing forecasts and reports
- Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments, preferably with a deep understanding of local media and/or community engagement activities
- Experience in field security planning and procedures in hostile environments/conflict zones
- Excellent knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector, including the UN cluster system. Experience working in health emergencies a plus
- Interest in, and familiarity with, new media and new digital applications for citizen journalism and information access
- Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, and flexible
- Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines; and
- Fluency in written and spoken French; professional proficiency in English

Application instructions

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

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