Project Manager, Central America and Mexico

Internews Network

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.

Duties

Under the supervision of the Americas Regional Director, the Project Manager performs high level tasks and works across a portfolio of various projects in multiple countries, including financial oversight. The Project Manager will provide technical and operational support to all initiatives across the Central America and Mexico region.

Qualifications

Required
7+ years programmatic experience in the Latin America region
Outstanding written and oral English and Spanish language skills, including project reporting and proposal writing
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, International Diplomacy, International Affairs, or related field
Experience in US Government grant management
Understanding of the human rights environment and network of stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean
Experience living and/or working in the Latin America region
Proven understanding of the political dynamics of working in sensitive countries in the Latin America region
Proven ability to form trust networks in-region to build partnerships, develop new projects and implement and problem solve with current and sensitive programs
Proven capability to work in challenging environments where human rights issues impact projects
Proven ability to lead or directly support creation or adaptation of communications solutions in Spanish language
Outstanding ability to work with professionals from many disciplines: public/government, academic, private sector, NGOs, media, and journalists
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments
Experience working and traveling in complex operational environments
Outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and advisory skills
Ability to work individually, and as a member of a team, including headquarters and field-based staff

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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