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Brazil: Project Officer, Rooted in Trust

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Brazil

Internews is seeking a Project Officer (PO) for the Rooted in Trust project, who will provide support to the Project Manager to ensure systems and processes are put in place to support the smooth implementation of activities. This is a wide-ranging support role that will provide support to all aspects of the project including support to research activities, project reporting and leading Monitoring and Evaluation activities for the team.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to formulate and implement project strategy in a fluid environment;
  • Collaborate with Global Monitoring and Evaluation team to track project activities, successes, and challenges in Brazil;
  • Draft regular reporting to Internews, funders and other stakeholders as required;
  • Support the daily activities of the field staff, potentially remotely, including the Community Engagement and Accountability Officer, Content Creator, Information Management Officer, and Data Analyst;
  • Identify opportunities for program development, expansion and contribute to the evolution of project methodology;
  • Assist in the design of a comprehensive onboarding process for new partners including sessions to orient them with project methodology, systems, and work platforms;
  • Support trainings and onboarding for team members, new hires and partners;
  • Support data gathering and analysis throughout the project by Internews and sub-grantees;
  • Prepare correspondence and reports from meetings, conferences, and discussion panels;
  • Support compilation of compliance reports while ensuring others meet their reporting obligations and timelines;
  • Provide support to project research activities;
  • Procure equipment needed to support program operations;
  • Additional activities as mutually agreed upon with the Project Manager;
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese
  • Awareness of, and familiarity with, the issues and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and/or other crises in humanitarian contexts in northern Brazil a strong asset but not required
  • Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Action, Peace and Conflicts, Sociology, Media and Communications or a related field
  • One year of relevant professional experience
  • Minimum 6 months of experience working in a Monitoring and Evaluation role
  • Excellent organizational, information and project management skills
  • Strong writing skills and experience contributing to donor reporting under tight deadlines
  • Team-building skills and the ability to support a diverse staff in a challenging and highly fluid environment; experience with remote management highly prioritized
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts and/or working in challenging environments, with a strong understanding of how to work with local authorities, international agencies like the UN, international NGOs, and local organizations and community representatives
  • Experience working with Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian communities to gather their concerns and issues, turning these into engaging content is a plus
  • A self-starter and proactive problem-solver who enjoys communication and collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good humoured and flexible

This is a remote-first position. The ideal candidate is based in Northern Brazil, preferably in the states of Para, Amapa, or Roraima; however, remote candidates based elsewhere will also be considered. The candidate must have work authorization in a location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. This is a limited-duration position with an expected end date in December 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates should apply soon.

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