Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia


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 Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) helps develop, represent, and manage E&E programs under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.


• Native-level English, professional proficiency in written and spoken Russian
• 4+ years professional experience in international affairs, including experience living, working, or studying in the countries of the former USSR
• Solid understanding of media development and/or other civil society development issues in the E&E region
• Experience supporting donor-funded projects, particularly USG-funded projects
• Experience contributing to proposals for US government donors
• Experience monitoring and evaluating project results through project-level indicators and targets
• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with discretion
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
• Superior analytical and writing skills and experience conducting desk research
• Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
• Excellent oral communication and presentation skills
• Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office programs
• Ability to travel internationally

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

• Experience supporting European donor-funded projects
• Experience contributing to proposals for European donors

Application instructions

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

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