Location: London with 30% travel to medium/high risk countries
Duration: 9 months Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)
Start Date: January 2020 (Subject to Donor Contract Signature)
Department: International Programmes
Level of Effort: 100%
Line Manager: IEU Director of Programmes
Supervises: Project staff, as assigned
Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.
Internews programmes create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.
Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
Internews is seeking a maternity cover to act as a Project Director to lead Internews’ pillar of work on two UK Aid Connect Consortium projects: Approaches in Complex and Challenging Environments for Sustainable SRHR ( ACCESS), led by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and dedicated to improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of the world’s most marginalized populations and Protecting Rights, Openness and Transparency Enhancing Civic Transformation (PROTECT) led by Article19 and aims to promote free, open and inclusive societies in Kenya, Malawi and Myanmar by empowering Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and strengthening media and infomediaries to fulfil their role in building democratic societies and holding governments accountable.
The Project Director will be responsible for managing the inception and start-up of the implementation phase of these two projects which are the culmination of two simultaneous, year-long co-creation periods which co-designed project activities with consortium partners across multiple countries, including Internews regional offices and country projects, and Internews’ global headquarters.
The Project Director will provide strategic guidance and leadership for the program; ensure proper oversight of Internews personnel, financial management and administration; manage the implementation of activities across both projects in multiple countries and be the primary, proactive coordinator for Internews with other consortia members at HQ for the ACCESS and PROTECT DFID-funding projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for use of computer terminal and reading printed and electronic materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold and heat and regularly exposed to the risk of radiation from regular exposure to computer VDTs. Many cities where the duties of this job are performed have less than adequate heating and/or electric facilities, lack hot water, heat, and gas.
Work hours are moderately flexible, but generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.
Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person speciation in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.
The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, all the tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the job holder a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position .
This position will be located in the United Kingdom and therefore a successful applicant must obtain the Right to Work in the UK in order to commence their employment
Internews Network is registered as a 501(c)3 organization in California, EIN 94-. Internews Europe is registered in England and Wales as a Charity no. and Company no. . Registered Offices: New City Cloisters, 196 Old Street, London, EC1V 9FR, United Kingdom.