Project Coordinator

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

Work closely with the Project Director to formulate and implement project strategy in a fluid environment. Be prepared to pivot operations to respond to emergencies at short notice;

Manage and coordinate the daily activities of the field staff, potentially remotely, including the Humanitarian Liaison Officer, Content Creation team, Information Manager, and Data Analyst;

Work closely with the Content Manager of the Content Creation team to ensure that the field team coordinates closely with, and is responsive to, the editorial/content//online needs of the target population;

Actively manage the budget for field operations including the provision of regular budget projections for field costs;

Provide weekly and monthly reporting to Internews, funders and other stakeholders as required;

Maintain and develop excellent working relationships and strategic engagement with a wide range of senior figures within the humanitarian relief community, local government, local media, civil society, donor community and other stakeholders as required;

Oversee timely and smooth coordination with other humanitarian and media development agencies, including actively supporting the Communicating with Communities National Working group;

Oversee the implementation, analysis, reporting and dissemination of information needs assessments, research initiatives, program implementation and monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Qualifications

Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish;

Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments, preferably with a deep understanding of local media and the area of communicating with local populations;

Excellent knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector, including the UN cluster system;

Interest in, and familiarity with, new media and new digital applications for citizen journalism and information access;

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and other relevant actors, when required;

Proven experience in the management of people and resources, particularly in deploying and managing people on the ground and remotely in humanitarian contexts;

Experience in field security planning and procedures in hostile environments/conflict zones;
Experience working in health and humanitarian nexus contexts a plus;

Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral;

Experience with adaptive management a plus;

Willingness to work in demanding, stressful and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules;

Psychological resilience and a sense of humor;

Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, and flexible;

Relevant university degree.

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