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Program Manager, European Independent Media Accelerator Program

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)

Deadline: 24/10/2022

Location: Central and Eastern Europe

MDIF is seeking to appoint a full-time Program Manager to lead a new three-year media acceleration initiative aimed at strengthening the sustainability of Central and Eastern European media organizations.

MDIF is seeking a highly competent and organized media professional for a full-time contract position. The successful applicant will be based in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The Program Manager will report to the MDIF Program Director for Europe.

  • Managing the selection process of media organizations to participate in program activities.
  • Managing and monitoring the development and execution of program deliverables, leading planning, budgeting and action planning processes, and ensuring compliance with all partner contractual requirements and MDIF policies and procedures.
  • Establishing sound professional relationships with, and acting as the primary contact point for, media partners, coaches and technical advisors.
  • Preparing narrative and financial reports on a regular basis for donors and preparing annual activity-based plans, also producing regular internal program updates.
  • Trouble-shooting program problems, identifying best practices and lessons learned, and analysing Monitoring & Evaluation data.
  • Developing systems to ensure the effective gathering, storage, analysis and confidentiality of program-related data.
  • Monitoring and advising MDIF on political, economic and social developments in related countries as they impact the media sector.
  • Recruiting and managing additional program staff to be hired if/as needed and coordinating closely with MDIF staff working on the program internationally.
  • Proven experience in media, journalism, media management or media support fields
  • Understanding of the media environment in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Degree in media, journalism or similar is preferred
  • Outstanding communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage external consultants, experts and coaches
  • Existing contacts with key players and up-and-coming talent is an advantage
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of at least one CEE language

Location: Central and Eastern Europe

Applications deadline: October 24, 2022

To apply, please click here.

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