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Project Manager, Pacific Project

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Australia, New Zealand, or another Pacific country

Under the supervision of the Programs Manager Asia, the Pacific Project Manager provides leadership and implementation of projects across Pacific Island countries. The Pacific Project Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including project management, donor reporting, proposal development and communications. This includes responsibilities for liaising with and monitoring partners working in the field of journalism and community mobilization, handling administrative and logistical tasks, support other programmatic activities, business development and additional responsibilities as needed by the Internews team. Regular trips in the Pacific region will be required.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Lead the oversight and implementation of project activities including organizing training workshops, monitoring work plans and activity schedules, and support communications with partners and funders.
  • Manage, review, submit and monitor payment requests.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals/reports/budgets; write, edit, proof, revise and assemble finished materials and maintain calendar of due dates.
  • Lead donor and internal reporting efforts.
  • Manage requests for information from other departments within Internews and from external partners.
  • Carry out programmatic, administrative, logistical and book-keeping duties including.
  • Work with Grants & Contracts and other staff to administer sub grants and stipends.
  • Work with Human Resources and Finance Manager to administer and manage Personal Service Contracts of consultants, as needed.
  • Maintain project documents and files including financial tracking and progress towards project deliverables.
  • Provide project field staff with support in areas such as research, correspondence, contract and procurement as requested.
  • Design and implement assessments, surveys, events and other project deliverables as needed.
  • Assist with the collection of output information and data as required for monitoring and evaluation purpose, with the support of the MERL team.
  • Coordinate with other Internews staff based in the Pacific, including the Earth Journalism Network Pacific Partnership Coordinator,
  • Represent Internews at conferences and events when needed, with funders, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct research in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives.
  • Fulfill other tasks as assigned by the Programs Manager Asia.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values
  • Relevant university degree required or equivalent lived / professional experience
  • Minimum 6 years programmatic experience in relevant non-profit organizations – experience in a non-profit media development organization a significant plus
  • Financial and administrative experience, including project deliverables and timelines, deadlines, budget analysis and preparation
  • Excellent English communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening; Fluency in an additional Pacific language a significant plus
  • Experience living or working in the Pacific region essential; Willingness to travel within the Pacific region
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments and time effectively
  • Grant proposal writing experience, and proven text-editing proficiency
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
  • 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 on-going assignments
  • Proficient in MS Office

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

This is a fully remote position. The ideal candidate for this position is based in Australia, New Zealand, or another Pacific country. All remote candidates will be considered. You must have work authorization in your current location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

This is a limited duration position, with an expected end date of September 30 2024.

To apply, please click here.

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