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.

Duties

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.

Qualifications

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

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