Program Officer- Global Technology Program

Internews Network

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.

Duties

Internews’ Global Technology Program (GTP) advances the digital safety of human rights defenders, civil society members and journalists, and advocates for digital rights and protections for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From funding local internet rights advocacy initiatives and open-source technology development to designing cutting-edge approaches to organizational security, GTP focuses on local and regional needs and connects them at the global level to demand an inclusive, safe, and open web. In addition, GTP provides technological support to media outlets and human rights defenders and pilots cutting-edge approaches to analyzing and researching closing civic space.

Under the supervision of the Director, the Program Officer will lead a project that seeks to identify and understand harmful online speech patterns across at least 10 countries through local partnerships with researchers. As such, knowledge of information disorders (misinformation, disinformation, malinformation) is required, as is experience with Airtable and/or interactive data capture and visualization tools. In addition to coordinating with partners, a large part of the project is building systems and norms to help the project run smoothly. The Program Officer also provides direct management of projects and staff and supports portfolio growth by leading proposal development and relevant communications.

Qualifications

Required:

Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5+ years programmatic experience with United States Government funded programs or internet freedom programs and projects;
Strong writing skills;
Experience in running programs involving information disorders (misinformation, disinformation, or malinformation);
Prior experience designing surveys/data collection tools and working with databases are a must. Dashboarding experience is a plus but not required;
Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments;
Experience with project management, partnership management, and working with at-risk and marginalized populations;
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
Strong English language proficiency.

Preferred:

Experience participating in proposal development processes and implementing successful development strategies;
Proficiency in Airtable, Tableau or similar interactive data visualization software;
Key languages (such as French, Spanish, or Arabic) preferred.

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