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Regional Manager, MENA Humanitarian Project

The Regional Manager, MENA Humanitarian Project plays a key role on the leadership team of an Internews humanitarian project that aims to ensure communities have access to timely, accurate, and responsive information that can help them make well-informed health choices.

The MENA Humanitarian Project supports communicators in 13 countries, from news outlets, fact checks, community engagement, or health and humanitarian communicators serving indigenous, migrant, displaced, and refugee communities. Internews knows that information is power and dignity, and that it can change lives.

The Regional Manager oversees daily program operations and coordination in four focal countries: Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, and Sudan. The Regional Manager coordinates closely with the Project Director and Technical Advisory team in the ongoing implementation of the MENA Humanitarian Project.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Work with the Project management team to identify, hire, and onboard country-level managers, and support country-level teams to hire and onboard their teams of humanitarian data managers, humanitarian information production managers, humanitarian liaison officers, etc.
  • Liaise closely with four country-level operations, providing programmatic and management mentoring and guidance and ensuring teams are adequately connected with the support structures present within the project and the wider organization.
  • Ensure representation of project activities within relevant regional humanitarian coordination structures and actively connect and engage with regional fact-checking organizations and media bodies to collaborate and share resources and learning.
  • Advocate for the necessary training and skill-building opportunities for country-level teams and partners.
  • Ensure that all project deliverables are completed according to agreed timelines and budgets, including regular updates on social media and in the relevant field locations, and regular liaison with humanitarians.
  • Work with the global team to ensure robust monitoring and evaluation, data responsibility, and information management practices, including the drafting of impact stories.
  • Ensure timely reporting of activities to Headquarters and effective collaboration with relevant Internews colleagues.
  • Look for new funding and collaboration opportunities.
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Extensive project management experience in a multi-country response with the ability to deliver results to agreed timetables and budgets.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Arabic (written and spoken) a distinct advantage.
  • Awareness of and familiarity with the issues and dynamics of health crises in humanitarian contexts a strong asset.
  • Track record in implementing community media projects and/or humanitarian information projects with a focus on participation and community engagement.
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts and/or working in challenging environments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with a strong understanding of how to work with subgrantees, local authorities, international agencies like the UN, INGOs, and local organizations and community representatives.
  • Creativity and curiosity.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, teamwork, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.

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, 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 remote-based position. Internews has headquarters offices in the United Kingdom and France and would prefer to hire a candidate based in the UK, France, or another location in a time zone compatible with the MENA region. Remote candidates based elsewhere will also be considered. However, there are some locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

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

This is a limited-duration position, with an expected end date of 30 June 2023.

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote


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