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Internews: Program Officer – Asia Programs

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

Under the supervision of the Regional Director, the Program Officer for Asia provides strategic support and oversight on a variety of department tasks, including project management, donor reporting, donor relations, proposal development, and communications. The Program Officer is responsible for management level support for a variety of projects within the Asia program unit. Regular trips to the Asia region will be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide strategic, operational and representational assistance to ensure that activities are meeting their goals and targets, recommending program adjustments when necessary to keep the project on track;
  • Manage country program operations or parts of these programs as delegated by the Regional Director;
  • Support the development and implementation of annual workplans for USAID-funded projects;
  • Coordinate with other departments within Internews to ensure effective support for field programs;
  • Manage administrative tasks in accordance with project timelines;
  • Surge capacity: assist program units with short-term program tasks including reporting, budget development, and other tasks as needed;
  • Carry out research in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives as requested;
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries;
  • Support local partners in the Program Unit with proposal development, fundraising, and organizational development;
  • Provide reporting on all aspects of grants management to donors as required;
  • Work closely with Program Associate(s), country-based program teams, and Regional Director to proof and edit quarterly reports and ensure they are submitted on a timely basis;
  • Represent Internews at conferences and events when needed, with funders and with policy experts;
  • Perform high-level grants and contracts support including reviewing RFA/Ps and tracking, monitoring, and analysis of all grants and contracts in line with operational program plans;
  • Liaise with Internews administration and control staff in the US on contracts, subgrants, procurement, and payments;
  • Provide budget authority for grants, procurements, and other payments;
  • Track budget and activities for program unit as required;
  • Build and sustain relationships with donors at the country and regional levels;
  • Lead the design of project proposals in conjunction with country teams;
  • Manage a small team of regional program support staff;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum four years programmatic experience in relevant non-profit organizations – experience in a non-profit media development organization a significant plus
  • Advanced university degree required
  • Advanced/native-level English language fluency (speaking, reading, and writing); fluency in an additional Asia regional language a significant plus
  • Knowledge of the Greater China region (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong) desired
  • Experience living or working in the Asia Pacific region desired
  • Grant proposal writing experience and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Experience in developing or supporting programs
  • Willingness to travel within the Asia Pacific region
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening
  • Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments
  • Proficient in MS Office

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