Iraq: Project Manager, 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.


The PROJECT MANAGER - IRAQ will lead a team of data analysts, community engagement experts, journalism mentors and researchers to implement rumor management activities at the country level. Providing strategic oversight of 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 for other project countries to share resources and experience.

Are you seeking a local leadership position with extensive technical support? A chance to lead a fun and creative team? A full-time, work from home position? If so, this position may be for you!

For more, please view our Careers page.


- Ability to live and work near Kurdistan and willingness to travel
- Experience managing diverse teams a talent for creating a welcoming and productive work environment
- 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
- 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
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Professional proficiency in additional regional languages a strong asset

Application instructions

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

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