Project Director, East Asia


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.


Internews seeks a Project Director for a project focused on enhancing digital security and journalist skills capacity building to support civil society organizations and media in East Asia.

The Project Director will play a critical role in leading coordination amongst partners, directing timely and effective implementation, and ensuring activities are meeting project deadlines. The Project Director will also work closely with local partners to conduct baseline and endline assessments and collecting Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data, which will be updated, analyzed, and validated according to the pre-established collection schedule for each indicator. The Project Director will monitor, review, and ensure the quality of M&E data from partner activities to ensure they are meeting deliverables and analyzing the effectiveness of their activities.

Other responsibilities include the following: strategic planning; new project development; programmatic work; providing deliverables; managing staff and budgets; and collaborating with partners. The Project Director will ensure compliance with Internews' and donors' rules and regulations, and local laws within the Scope of their responsibilities. The Project Director will report to the Asia Regional Director for Internews, and will work in consultation and collaboration with Internews staff and Internews Headquarters in London, UK and Washington, DC.


- Five or more years program management experience, including experience managing closed state or special workflow projects
- Excellent cross cultural communication skills
- Experience working in the media sector with media organizations a plus
- Proficient in MS Office
- Experience managing databases
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments
- Relevant university degree required
- Native-level English fluency, to publishable quality
- Second language relevant to the region is required

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