Program Manager - Rooted in Trust


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.


The Program Manager (PM) plays a key role in managing the implementation of a complex humanitarian-context focused project in three countries. The Program Manager will oversee daily program operations and coordination of programming in CAR, Mali, and other regional contexts. This position will coordinate with the Program Director in the ongoing implementation of projects.

Scope of Work:
-Provide general oversight of the program. This includes general responsibility for program management, strategic vision, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with partners
-Provide leadership and overall management of other project staff, including the Editorial Team, the Humanitarian Liaison Officers (HLOs), the Humanitarian Data Manager, all field and supporting staff
-Ensure that all project deliverables are completed according to agreed timelines and budgets, including regular updates on social media and in the relevant field locations, regular liaison with humanitarians
-Work with the global team to ensure robust M&E, data responsibility and information management practices
-Ensure timely reporting of activities to HQ and effective collaboration with relevant Internews colleagues
-Contribute to the production of regular multimedia materials, documenting the project for external audiences as required
-Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values


-Extensive project management experience in a multi-country response with the ability to deliver results to agreed timetables and budgets
-Fluency in written and spoken English
-Fluency in written and spoken French a distinct advantage
-Awareness of and familiarity with the issues and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other health crises in humanitarian contexts a strong asset
-Track record in implementing community media projects and/or humanitarian information projects with a focus on participation and community engagement
-Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local government, civil society, media, etc.
-Team-building skills and the ability to manage diverse teams remotely
-An understanding of the vision/mission, core values and objectives of Internews
-Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral
-Psychological resilience and a sense of humor

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