Tajikistan: Country Director

Internews

About the organization

t 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

Internews seeks a Country Director in Tajikistan to provide strategic guidance and leadership for Internews' work in country; oversee project activities; supervise program personnel, financial management, and administration; and coordinate with funders and other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages existing resources, avoids duplication, and complements other media development initiatives. They will also be responsible for establishing strong partnerships with counterparts nationally and across the region and with the appropriate donor representatives.

To read a complete job description, please visit our Careers page: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1456

Qualifications

- Previous experience as a Chief of Party, Program Director, Country Director, Deputy Chief of Party, or equivalent management experience with a strong reputation for developing excellent collaborative working relationships with local counterparts, international organizations, and donors.
- At least five years of experience in media and/or media development.
- Deep understanding of the local and regional media sector.
- A successful track record in supervising, designing, managing, and implementing technical assistance for donor-funded media or democracy projects and proven ability to develop and monitor work plans, training plans, and procurement plans.
- Proven experience working effectively with independent media, civil society organizations, various types of partners, and local government counterparts.
- Experience with USG-funded media projects is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated budgeting and financial management skills.
- Strong leadership, staff management, team-building and organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proven ability to creatively problem-solve and provide ethical management.
- English fluency required; proficiency in Tajik and/or Russian highly preferred.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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