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Grants and Partnerships Manager

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: International Fund for Public Interest Media

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Fund for Public Interest Media is looking for an outstanding individual with an in-depth understanding of media markets in Latin America and a vision for the future of journalism to support our work to sustain and rebuild public interest media in Latin America and to contribute to building the newly established Fund as a member of its regional team as a Grants and Partnerships Manager.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Manager will:

  • Manage projects across various work streams for the regional team including grant-making, grant management, and research;
  • Support the development and implementation of the International Fund’s strategy for the region, including within specific countries. All strategies need to be context-specific, rooted in a clear political economy analysis of the countries concerned;
  • Support the development of an approach to media ecosystem-level change across the medium to long term through analyzing the enabling conditions, examining shortcomings, engaging a broad set of partners (including those with currently limited engagement on media), and prioritizing solutions;
  • Source a pipeline of grant opportunities across the region that meet the criteria for support from the International Fund;
  • Conduct research and diligence review to support grant-making, including but not limited to financial and editorial analysis and evaluation of leadership of organizations that may qualify for grants;
  • Manage grants, including overseeing monitoring and evaluation, in close collaboration with the regional team under the Regional Director’s leadership;
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues (particularly with the What Works Unit and the Regional Director), including monitoring and evaluation and generating learnings on what works with respect to funding and supporting public interest media;
  • Support the development of partnerships between CSOs, media development organizations, media, and government (where appropriate) to improve strategies focused on improving public access to information in the region;
  • Ensure coordination, collaboration, and partnership with other media funders and media development actors active in the region;
  • Support in monitoring and managing risks (including political risk) at the country and regional levels.

Candidate Profile

Essential Profile

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience in a similar role;
  • A deep understanding of journalism and media and related challenges;
  • An understanding of media markets and business models, the development context in the region, and a vision for the future of journalism and media in the region;
  • Commitment to public interest journalism;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in financing or providing grants to media or civil society organizations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across geographies and time zones;
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills;
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to multitask, prioritize, and solve problems;
  • Experience working on multistakeholder projects of wide scope;
  • Experience setting up systems for knowledge and data management;
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving organization.

Desirable Profile

  • Strong networks and in-depth knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to supporting and sustaining public interest media in the region;
  • Experience in financing or providing grants to media or civil society organizations;
  • Experience working with bilateral and/or multilateral donors;
  • Experience designing, implementing, or overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks and tools;
  • Experience managing teams.


  • University degree (Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree would be an advantage).


  • The International Fund’s working language is English; Spanish and Portuguese are the working languages in the region. Additional languages (including French) would be an advantage

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