South East Asia: Chief of Party


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.


Internews is seeking a Chief of Party candidate for a USAID-funded Investing in Independent Media (IIM) Activity with the general goal of expanding access to information among the general public and supporting sustainable independent media. The Chief of Party will be the primary liaison with USAID on technical matters and will:

-Adjust programming and operations in response to USAID technical direction;
-Provide strategic guidance and leadership for Internews' program;
-Coordinate technical, legal, and professional capacity-building assistance to partners and beneficiaries;
-Ensure proper oversight of the Internews IIM Activity personnel, financial management and administration policies; and
-Coordinate with other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages other resources, avoids duplication, and complements other media development initiatives. The Chief of Party will also be responsible for establishing strong partnerships and dialogue with the appropriate donor representatives.

**NOTE: This position is contingent upon USAID approval.


-At least 10 years of professional experience with a donor, contractor, or international NGO, managing an office or program, with at least five years of demonstrated supervisory experience, including management of a team of at least 10 people;
-A Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as international relations, political science, journalism, public administration, law, or peace/conflict studies. A B.A./B.S. in a similar field is acceptable with at least 12 years of professional experience and six years of supervisory experience as described above.
-Proven senior-level management experience in challenging and complex field environments leading the design, management, and implementation of similar-sized donor supported media programs, as well as experience overseeing, managing and/or leading monitoring and evaluation processes.
-Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English.

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