Program Officer - Latin America & the Caribbean
Internews Network, Inc
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.
Directly manage at least one of Internews’ projects in the LAC Department;
Assist the Regional Director, Project Director and Business Officer with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables;
Develop and monitor the portfolio’s subgrants and contracts including;
Direct budget/agreement negotiation with subrecipient
Following up with subrecipient to get responses
In collaboration with Business Officer, develop and monitor budget
Review and approval of programmatic report
Direct report, payment clarification, negotiation with subrecipient
Payment request and Wire Transfer Requests
Prepare programmatic reports, projections and budgets:
Prepare correspondence and reports from conferences and discussion panels;
Represent Internews at conferences and events, with funders and with policy experts;
Create and implement a strategy for improved communications on program activities and accomplishments;
Carry out research as assigned and in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives;
Support local partners in the LAC Department with proposal development, fundraising, and organizational development;
Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
Proven programmatic experience in relevant non-profit
Relevant university degree OR equivalent professional experience
Extensive grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency
Language proficiency a significant asset in English and Spanish
Experience in developing or supporting programs
Professional experience working in the LAC region or supporting projects within the region
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening
Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
Proven analytical and problem-solving ability
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments
Proficient in MS Office
Experience with diverse information environments and technologies that support access to information, and experience with privacy, censorship circumvention and anonymity tools (such as Signal, VPNs, and Tor).
Experience implementing US government-funded programs, or other programs with significant reporting, evaluation, and compliance components.
Previous work experience with USAID programs and projects
Experience with legal/regulatory issues and/or policy advocacy a significant asset
Equal Opportunity Employment
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