Humanitarian Director


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. Our vision is to unleash human potential everywhere by turning on the bright light of information.

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.



The Humanitarian Director is a senior humanitarian professional with a demonstrable understanding of and/or track record in best practice in Communicating with Communities and how it contributes to improved inclusion, transparency and accountability for people affected by a humanitarian crisis. The Humanitarian Director leads a small team that operationalizes Internews humanitarian strategy in the field, primarily in protracted crises and occasionally in emergencies. The role includes providing policy and advocacy leadership and representation in the humanitarian funder and implementer community, oversight of humanitarian technical leads and their input to project design and implementation, matrix management of humanitarian projects across multiple regions and collaboration with Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management colleagues to capture and evolve Internews humanitarian best practices.

-Strategy, program design and fundraising
-Operational: humanitarian response and field work
-Representation, policy and advocacy

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Minimum 5 years senior level leadership and management experience in a large humanitarian and/or crisis management agency
Minimum 10 years of experience in the humanitarian sector including field operations experience in complex, rapid onset and protracted emergencies
Substantial knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
Substantial knowledge of the field of Humanitarian Information/Communicating with Communities in Humanitarian response.
Robust experience in developing and implementing organizational vision and strategies
Solid project management experience including fundraising, proposal writing, budget analysis and management, recruitment, procurement, compliance, administrative oversight
High level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments/donors and international agencies
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment and leading groups in collaborative decision making, problem solving and work planning
Understanding of/experience in qualitative and quantitative data management and research & assessment methodologies in humanitarian scenarios
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
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